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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.

ArtBreak Camps at a Glance

Artist Innovators

July 4-8 | 9am-4pm

Explore what the art studio, maker space and tinker lab have in common during this camp dedicated to design thinking. Work with artists and designers to dream up BIG IDEAS, build models and prototypes and then test your designs in the real world. If you have an interest in how the world ticks and how to improve our daily lives, this camp is a place for you!

Register (Ages 6-8)

Register (Ages 9-12)

Comics Camp

July 11-15 | 9am-4pm

Join us for a week-long exploration of the art of comics! Start with cartooning basics like figure drawing, composition, & text and move towards character and story development. Then work in 2D and 3D materials to bring your comics to life! End the week with a cartoon journal and collection of comic-inspired artworks.

Register (Ages 6-8)

Register (Ages 9-12)

Portfolio Prep

July 11-15 | 9am-4pm

Ever dreamed of being an artist? We can help! Not only do we know many artists, but we also know what it takes to be one. Learn what art schools and galleries are looking for in a portfolio and work on projects guaranteed to stand out!

Register (Ages 13-17)

Green Warriors

July 18-22 | 9am-4pm

Re-purpose, re-use, and re-cycle! In this up-cycle camp, you will paint, draw and build your own vision of a greener world. Learn about sustainable art practices, visit Edmonton’s green spaces and experiment with eco-friendly art techniques that include collage, multi-media, printmaking and more.

Register (Ages 6-8)

Register (Ages 9-12)

Creative Hearts

July 25-29 | 9am-4pm

Where does creativity come from? Why do we feel compelled to create? What makes art, well…ART? This camp dives into the heart of art and creativity to better understand expression and meaning in art. In this process-driven camp, Campers will experiment with materials such as paint, textiles and fibre, wood carving, etc. in original ways and on unconventional surfaces to bring their unique creative vision to light.

Register (Ages 6-8)

Register (Ages 9-12)

Animal Architects

August 8-12 | 9am-4pm

Join us in the studio for a closer look at how animals build, create and adapt to their surroundings. Get creative in both 2D and 3D forms using wet and dry materials; learn drawing, painting and sculpting techniques inspired by animal behaviors; and discover animal habitats in our river valley.

Register (Ages 6-8)

Register (Ages 9-12)

Graphic Fiction

August 8-12 | 9am-4pm

Work alongside artists and illustrators in this session dedicated to graphic fiction. Visit current exhibitions, and play with composition, images, and text to communicate your ideas and stories. Then experiment with illustration and drawing techniques, mixed media collage, silkscreen to create a collection of well-designed artworks such as zines, graphic novels, posters and more!

Register (Ages 13-17)

Animation

August 15-19 | 9am-4pm

Learn the ins and outs of animation in this dynamic ArtBreak Camp. Meet with guest artists and professional illustrators to create a series of animated projects that explore art in motion. Start with animation basics including setting, character, and story development. Explore the gallery to gather ideas, and then work in 2-D and 3-D using a variety of techniques, both traditional and digital, to bring your animations to life!

Register (Ages 6-8)

Register (Ages 9-12)

Shutterbug Club

August 22-26 | 9am-4pm

Investigate dramatic lighting, interesting compositions, and fun digital photography techniques! Examine how artists incorporate photographs and other art media to create unique works of art. Paint on photos, add text, explore collage, and draw inspiration from current exhibitions. Push boundaries as you take your knowledge of photography to the next level! This ArtBreak Camp includes outdoor community walks, sightseeing and photography assignments.

Please bring along a digital camera and a USB flash drive to record your work.

Register (Ages 6-8)

Register (Ages 9-12)

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.422.6223
info@youraga.ca

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.