Families + Kids

Saturday Art Classes

JUMP START: Ready, Set, Make

  • October 1 to November 26 (No class October 8)
  • Ages 6 to 8
  • 8 Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Cost: $130

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Campers will create larger than life stuffed sculptures, repeating print patterns, found object collages and much more. There is something for everyone as we delve into an array of art forms and explore the work of master artists.


FUN AND FUNDAMENTALS: Crafted by Hand

  • October 1 to November 26 (No class October 8)
  • Ages 9 to 12
  • 8 Saturdays, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
  • Cost: $130

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Campers will learn about traditional arts and crafts from around the world. This class uses an array of materials and techniques, from soft forms for weaving to hard materials for carving.


P.A. Day Camps

A Butcher, A Baker, A Candlestick Maker!

  • Friday, September 23, 2016
  • Cost: $45

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Explore the history of London! Drawing inspiration from the exhibition Around the Clock: London at Work & Play, students will step into the shoes of the immigrants who settled this area. London is known as the Forest City, so participants will get started by creating three-dimensional trees of all varieties. They will then map out geographic features, such as the Thames River, through the creation of a large scale floor installation. Finally, students will settle the land, by building dwellings, and populate their newly formed town with inhabitants. Everyone will have a story to share inspired by the day's adventures.


Down by the Bay

  • Friday, October 28, 2016
  • Cost: $45

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What could be happening down by the bay? The class will sing the song and dream up scenarios of what might be. Students will create a storyboard and bring their main character to life as a puppet with moveable arms; and then set the stage by making a backdrop for the action to unfold. Using aluminum foil, students will create a relief that appears as if it were cast out of steel. Finally, everyone will animate their puppets sharing the adventures of their character with the group.


Irresistible Art

  • Friday, November 18, 2016
  • Cost: $45

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The day will start with an exploration of a series of watercolour resist techniques. Students will experiment with salt, clay, plastic wrap, tape, and rubber bands when working in watercolours. Each student will create a series of unique resist prints that will then be assembled into a booklet. By the end, each student will have their very own bound book showcasing the day's art explorations.


HOW DO I REGISTER FOR CLASSES AND CAMPS?

Register online at museumlondon.ca/kids, or call 519.661.0333.

Online registrations are accepted until 2:00 pm the day before the camp or class is to begin. After that, please call to register by phone.

Have you missed the first day but still want to sign up? Register for remaining days on a pro-rated basis.

Program fees must be paid at the time of registration. For cancellations received at least one week in advance, the registration fee will be refunded less a $25 administration fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made with less than one week's notice.


Drop-In Programs

Imagination Station
Sundays, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Clare Bice Creative Studio
Cost: Free

This drop-in program for adults and children will stimulate communication, collaboration and creativity. Visit one of our many exhibitions and then stop by for an afternoon of art-making. Our staff monitors will provide guidance and introduce you to a wide range of art-making through painting, drawing, sculpture, print-making and more.


Expo Explore

  • 3 Wednesdays, September 7, October 5 and November 2, 3:00 to 4:30 pm
  • Parents and caregivers with children of all ages
  • Cost: $5 recommended donation

These fun-filled and educational afternoons includes a family-friendly exhibition tour, followed by a related art-making session right in the gallery space.

Expo Explore - Cursive
Wednesday, Sept 7, 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Tour the exhibition Cursive: Learning to Read and Write the Old School Way and learn about the history of cursive writing, the tools required for the job, how children were taught to write, and why this dying skill continues to be important. Then practice your hand at the art of calligraphy. Participants will use a fountain pen to create decorative text.

Expo Explore - TransAMERICAS: a sign, a situation, a concept
Wednesday, October 5, 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Starting with a tour of TransAMERICAS: a sign, a situation, a concept, participants will explore themes of community, travel, and language. After learning some Spanish words, participants will create a collage or drawing of what community means to them and incorporate the words in their artwork.


Expo Explore - Out with the Old? Creating a ‘Throw-Away’ Society
Wednesday, November 2, 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Tour the Interior Gallery and learn about what it means to live in a "throw-away" society and how companies use 'planned obsolescence' to increase sales. The exhibition opens a window to the distant and not-so-distant past and our activity takes us into the future. Participants will select a product and draw it in three stages: past, present and future. Product history, drawing techniques, and imaginative design will all be explored.


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