MAKE. LOOK. LEARN. EXPLORE.
Superb summer program for children at home
Children immerse in artmaking with Agnes.
Agnes makes creative art programming accessible to children and youth in our communities through bursaries. Bursaries are made possible by the Rita Friendly Kaufman Fund.
For children, 6–12 years
Monday–Friday, 9–10:30 am and 1–2 pm
$150/week; $135/week member, Agnes Art Kit included
Agnes Art Camp at Home provides a welcoming camp experience over four weeks in July. Agnes art educators and assistants guide small groups of campers in process-based artmaking and interpretation, through short creative bursts in both the morning and afternoon. New and exciting themed activities are planned for each week such as sculpture, drawing, painting and collage, all using safe and non-toxic supplies provided in the Agnes Art Kit. Online field trips to see the Agnes art collection will inspire creativity and learning. Campers finish the week with a virtual art exhibition to celebrate their artistic exploration.
5–9 July: Mixed-Media Multiverse with Ella Gonzales
This week campers will jump into the mixed-media multiverse where anything is possible! Art Educator Ella Gonzales supports campers as they create art by combining drawing, watercolour, pastel, collaging, photo transfers, and other fun materials you can find around the house. Activities include Zine making, portrait collages, and fictional landscapes. Expand your skills and take a trip into the art cosmos.
12–16 July: Printmaking Party with Alessandra Pozzuoli
Campers will discover new techniques and explore the wonder of the printed image in a variety of styles and mediums. From image transfers to relief printing, sun prints to postcard making, there is something exciting for everyone at this printmaking party!
19–23 July: What a Wonderful World with Emebet Belete
Pack your bags! Travel around the world virtually with Art Educator Emebet Belete and explore the places, people, and stories that inspire our art. Using our worldly discoveries, campers will learn about various art genres from Pop Art to Pointillism and use an array of materials to create art that celebrates our world.
26–30 July: Once Upon a Time with Emebet Belete
Let magic be your guide. Jump into a storybook and join Art Educator Emebet Belete in an adventure of fairytale-inspired artmaking. From mythical creatures to fantastical forests, campers will journey through the realms of art and create works using learned techniques, tools, skills, and their own imagination.
Each day is led by three experienced facilitators and the camp size is kept small. Parental guidance is welcome, but not mandatory.
Art supplies are included in the cost of the camp and kits are available for pick-up the weekend before camp starts. They can also be shipped (within Ontario) for a fee. Art kits cannot be shipped for orders placed within one week of the start of the program. In order to participate in Agnes Art Camp at Home, campers will need access to a stable internet connection, a free Zoom account, a computer, laptop or tablet with a camera and microphone and a dedicated space to make art. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Ella Gonzales is an artist, educator, and arts administrator currently based in Guelph, ON. She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Guelph. She has over five years of experience working across arts organizations, including McIntosh Gallery, Western University; Station Gallery, Whitby; H’art Centre, Kingston, and Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston.
Alessandra Pozzuoli is an emerging interdisciplinary artist and educator working with painting, sculpture, printmaking and textiles. Her inspiration comes from spending time and sharing stories with family members, especially her grandmothers. Alessandra currently lives in King, Ontario with her parents, younger sister, and their dog, Poppy. This summer you can find her making cyanotypes in the sun, reading in the shade, or tending to her many plants.
Originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Emebet Belete is an artist and arts educator. With degrees from Queen’s University (BEd and Fine Arts) and The Addis Ababa School of Fine Arts Emebet now lives in Belleville where she keeps busy teaching and creating. Travel has always been part of her life. In 2008, she moved to TEDA, Tianjin, China with her family, where she taught art to an enthusiastic group of elementary students at Teda International School, as well as continued creating her own artwork, often inspired by the images around her.
Amy Abraham, SWEP student and Agnes Gallery Educator is going into her fourth year of majoring in History and minoring in Art History at Queen’s University. Her previous experience includes volunteering with the Ottawa School of Art, working for the Ottawa Art Gallery and the Murney Tower Museum in Kingston. She loves working with kids and is passionate about making art and history accessible for all. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, painting, hiking and spending time with friends and family.
Eileen Raisbeck, SWEP student and Agnes Gallery Educator, is a Kingston based Artist. Having completed her BFA, she is continuing to complete her B.Ed with the goal of becoming a teacher specializing in working with At-Risk Youth. Eileen is passionate about exploring and expanding upon the links between art and education, and the benefits of implementing creative-based learning in and out of the classroom. In her free time, she can be found searching for snails, skipping stones, and definitely not getting lost in the forest.