Art – it’s something kids naturally love! The freedom to experiment, the excitement of exploration, and the pride in a finished product. It’s something we as parents want to encourage, but there can be barriers, from not having the time and proper supplies to the daunting thought of all that clean up.
ArtVentures is the brainchild of Emma Wales, a University-educated artist who was a member of the education team at the Art Gallery of Alberta before starting her own business. She offers camps, classes and fun activities, like birthday parties, year round. In place of in-person summer art camps this year, Emma has organized a creative at-home alternative instead!
The Summer Sketchbook Challenge
Think you can fill up a whole sketchbook in a month? Get motivated with the Summer Sketchbook Challenge! With the help of ArtVentures, kids ages 6 and up will create a wide variety of art for their very own portfolio. Young artists will be guided by Emma through four virtual classes to explore different drawing skills and art techniques. Additionally, she will share open-ended projects and creative prompts every week that easily adapt to every skill level. Over the month, watch your knowledge grow and your skills improve with the helpful guidance of ArtVentures!
The scheduled online classes for the Summer Sketchbook Challenge are:
- Monday, July 6: Line & Expression
- Monday, July 13: Shape & Composition
- Monday, July 20: Form & Value
- Monday, July 27: Colour & Style
The total cost to participate is $200 +GST for one child, which includes a Sketchbook Kit with all the supplies needed for the challenge (an $80 value!) You can register additional people from your home for the cost of the Sketchbook Kit. Sign up today to explore and create with The Summer Sketchbook Challenge, this year’s online adaptation of ArtVentures Summer Art Camps!
Summer Art Camps with ArtVentures:
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.