Agnes Art Camp at Home

July 2020

Superb summer program for children at home

For children, 6–12 years
Monday–Friday, 9–10:30 am and 1–2 pm
$100/week, art kit included

July 6–10: Time Travelling Wardrobe with Bree Rappaport

Jump into the wondrous Time Travelling Wardrobe and travel through the ages by creating wearable art with Art Educator Bree Rappaport. While learning various artmaking techniques and exploring diverse materials, campers will journey from Ancient Egypt to the roaring twenties, to the age of flower power and beyond.

July 13–17: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! with Ella Gonzales
Exploring places far and wide, Art Educator Ella Gonzales will navigate campers throughout the week by teaching diverse artmaking techniques and styles. From landscapes to cityscapes, campers are bound to have exciting artmaking journeys and will be sure to send a postcard!

July 20–24: Art Adventures with Jaclyn McConnell
What better adventure than an Art Adventure? Campers will join Art Educator Jaclyn McConnell in a fun week of discovery in foundational art techniques and explorations in artmaking skills that take campers on a colourful artmaking journey.

July 27–31: Wild Imagination with Julia Hegmann
Wild beasts and fantastical creatures, underwater worlds and stunning landscapes, this week’s artmaking invites the imagination to run wild. With an array of skills, styles and mediums, Art Educator Julia Hegmann leads campers into the thicket of art exploration.

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.

Each day is led by three experienced facilitators and the camp size is kept small with a maximum of 14 campers ages 6–12. Parental guidance is welcome, but not mandatory.

Kids in the Studio. Photo: Garrett Elliott
Kids in the Studio. Photo: Garrett Elliott

Art supplies are included in the cost of the camp and kits are available for curb-side pickup each Friday before the camp starts from 11 am to 5 pm. In special circumstances, delivery may be requested with an added shipping fee. 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 aeacpa@queensu.ca with any questions.

This program is supported by support from the City of Kingston Arts Fund through the Kingston Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, and the Rita Friendly Kaufman Fund.

Bree Rappaport holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). While in school, she pursued projects around social and environmental justice, community economic development, and art as an educational tool for the needs of marginalized people. She lives and works in Kingston, dividing her time between teaching art-based classes full time, keeping her own art practice as a member of Dead On Arts Collective and spending as much time as she can outside.

Meet your Instructors

Portrait of Bree Rappaport

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.

Portrait of Ella Gonzales

Jaclyn McConnell is a multi-disciplinary Canadian artist and Bachelor of Fine Art graduate from Queen’s University. She works primarily in oil painting, new-media, and printmaking. Her body of work has been shown across Southern Ontario from galleries in Toronto to Kingston. Currently she’s changed creative paths towards the world of advertising and is pursing a Diploma in Art Direction at Miami Ad School Toronto. Jaclyn has led Agnes Art camps in 2018 and 2019 and is excited to be back!

Portrait of Jaclyn McConnell

Julia Hegmann is an Ontario College of Teachers certified educator with experience teaching grades K to 12. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art History and Math and a Bachelor of Education, both from Queen’s University. Her passion lies in Art Education, which she has continuously worked on in both classroom settings and museum settings such as the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the National Gallery of Canada. 

Portrait of Julia Hegmann, Program Assistant

Gabrielle Pulver, SWEP student and Agnes Gallery Educator, completed her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Indigenous Studies, and will begin the Outdoor and Experiential Education this coming year in the Bachelor of Education program at Queen’s University. In summer’s past, Gabrielle has enjoyed planning and facilitating arts, drama, music and nature camps while working with children and youth of all ages in diverse spaces. As often as possible, she loves exploring the forest, going on bike ride adventures, concocting pasta sauces and reading exciting books in the sunshine.

Portrait of Gabrielle Pulver

Haley Sweet, SWEP student and Agnes Gallery Educator, is going into her fifth year of the Biology and Psychology Specialization program at Queen’s University in Kingston. Her previous experience includes volunteering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Art Hive @Agnes and an occupational therapy clinic for children and youth. She currently lives in Kingston with her two-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Teddy.

Portrait of Haley Sweet
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