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This week campers will take their artistic inspiration from nature. From art projects about the deep blue sea, to plein air painting sessions, campers will learn how to see art in their everyday lives. Each week finishes with a student art exhibition for family & friends!

Home Is Where The Art Is – Virtual Camp

Home Is Where the Art Is is a unique blend of live-online and offline learning. Campers will be provided with 1-2 video tutorials daily that they can do at their own pace. In addition to this, each day campers will be able to log-on to our virtual camp platform, Google Classroom, for a live-online session for 1-1.5 hours, where they can interact with their friends and counsellors.

Young Artist Studio live-online sessions will take place for 1 hour daily. At time of registration you will have the option to choose between two classroom times:

9:00 am – 10:00 am daily
10:30 am – 11:30 am daily
Offline tutorials will be available for you to download on Google Classroom daily.

What about art supplies?

For each week that your child is registered, they will receive their own art kit which contains all of the artist-quality tools and materials they will need to create their projects from home, including a camper t-shirt! Art kits will be available for parents/guardians for curbside pick-up at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (1400 Wellington St East, Aurora) from 3:30 pm -6:30 pm on the Thursday before your camp week.

What equipment will my child need?

  1. Computer/laptop or tablet with web browser and internet access.
  2. Webcam and microphone will be required to participate in live-online sessions.
  3. Gmail compatible email address. If your child is in YCDSB or YRDSB you can use their school email address to participate in Google Classroom.
  4. Basic items such as pencils, pens, erasers, scissors, glue, markers, etc

The rest is provided by us in your art kit!

What are we doing about security?

We are ensuring a safe place for campers to connect via Google Classroom. This is a secure platform that most public school boards in the area (i.e. YCDSB & YRDSB) have also been using to introduce students to distance learning over the past several months, so you and your camper will be familiar with this platform. As always, Aurora Cultural Centre full-time staff, Education & Outreach Manager Leanne DiMonte will be involved in the planning of activities and participate and oversee live-online sessions. At all times your camper will be interacting with multiple other campers and at least two counsellors in live-online session classrooms.