Families + Kids

Summer Camps

8:30 am to 4:30 pm
FREE before and after care 8:00 to 8:30 am and 4:30 to 5:00 pm
Cost: $210 for 5-day camps, $170 for 4-day camps

Our summer camps provide a fun, safe and educational experience beyond the three Rs! Campers express themselves through creative practice, outdoor activities, and pop-up flash mobs. As a member of HIGH FIVE, Museum London is committed to excellence in children's recreational programming.

Register For Camps

July 4 to 8
Claymation Nation


Get your hands dirty and learn the ancient art of pottery. Children experiment with hand building and decorating, and learn about functional and aesthetic design. They also work with various materials and try claymation and stop animation, producing a short video that will be uploaded to the Museum's YouTube channel.

July 11 to 15
Animated Anima
Explore the figure throughout western art history and experiment with figurative proportion and form through a variety of art techniques and formats. Once you've mastered proportion, balance and weight, deconstruct them with Japanese anime cartooning to create your own graphic novel.

July 18 to 22
Record-Breaking Records
Campers learn what a record is and even play some on a turntable! In their heyday, LP covers were outlets for artistic experimentation that sold the music inside. Pop Art from the sixties is the theme used to create album covers using silkscreen, collage and graphic design, among others. Participants go home with their very own LPs!

July 25 to 29
No Pressure Printmaking
The history of printmaking dates back to the Sumerians, Chinese and Japanese who created multiple prints from one matrix. During this camp, participants try their hand at printmaking on our new press, exploring linocuts, stencils, monotypes, collagraphs and even silkscreen printing.

August 2 to 5 (4 days)
Mural Masters
Participants work collectively on a large-scale modular mural among other painterly projects! Emphasis is on narrative, scale and proportion, colour and depth of field. Campers learn to transfer images to large-scale formats using grids and projectors and then work to create individual elements.

August 8 to 12
Demented Dimensions
Campers begin the week with clay, plaster bandages, wire, wood, paper mache and found objects to explore, build and create three-dimensional artwork. They then move to the softer side to create two- and three-dimensional pieces by sewing, felting and gluing materials such as yarn, fabric and canvas.

August 15 to 19
Colour My World
Working in acrylics, watercolour, clay modelling and armatures, campers explore gesture, still life, landscape and portraiture as they improve their brush technique, enhance their appreciation of colour and explore the possibilities of light, space, perspective and form.

August 22 to 26
The Prop Shop


Campers gain firsthand experience in drama through script writing, theatre games and prop making. Emphasis is on producing a performance and fabricating objects for it by translating two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional sculptures and props. Further skills covered are improvisation, pantomime, stage direction and vocal projection.

Classes and Camps are designed for children ages 6 to 12. Children must be turning 6 during the calendar year.

All camps run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Before and aftercare is FREE, 8:00 to 8:30 am and 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Once your registration has been processed, make sure you print off a Parent Handout here.

For those unable to meet the full costs of our camps, financial assistance may be available through the City of London's Child Care Fee Subsidy. For more information on the program, please contact the subsidy office at 519.661.4834 or visit childcare@london.ca.

The Children's Arts Tax credit applies to our Classes, while the Child Care Expenses deduction applies to Camps. Receipts are issued automatically in February of each year.

Online registrations are accepted until 2:00 pm the day before the camp or class is to begin. After that, please call to register over the phone. Have you missed the first class but are still interested in signing up? Register for remaining classes 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.

Art Classes

Cost: $130

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Around the World and Back
Ages 6 to 8
8 Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
January 9 to March 5 (no session on February 13)
Children will learn about art forms from around the world and produce their own pieces in response to their cultural excursions. Participants will experiment with drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture, depending on the country they visit!

Rock, Paper, Scissors
Ages 6 to 8
| 8 Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
April 2 to May 28 (no class May 7)
Working with various paper surfaces, participants go from 2D to 3D as they experiment with origami, pop up books, paper cutting, book binding and mobiles, applying drawing, painting and sculptural techniques. The sessions include tours of our exhibitions as well as lessons on creating comics, zines and manga.

Life's Like That
Ages 9 to 12
8 Saturdays, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
January 9 to March 5 (no session on February 13)
Learn to draw, paint and sculpt objects from life by using simple geometric shapes, lines, shading and hand-eye coordination. A fun and engaging atmosphere for children who would like to take their artwork to the next level.

Water Ways
Ages 9 to 12
8 Saturdays, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
April 2 to May 28 (no class May 7)
Participants will carve sea creatures from soapstone, create monotypes of oceans, pull prints carved from lino, and experiment with silk screening in the creation of artwork responding to Canada and water. Inspired by our exhibition A Ripple Effect, students will also work on a collective, modular mural depicting marine life and its habitat.

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.

Part of our Creative Sunday programming

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