The Winnipeg Art Gallery has found success with its summer art camps, which ran July and August this year to inspire youth to get creative.
The six three-week long camps were sold out, forcing organizers to form waiting lists. The camps had three themes to them, including AnimaniART, Junior Architect and Graffiti Camp.
“This was the first time we have offered these camps,” said Youth Programs Coordinator Aline Frechette, “[We] are thrilled with the response. A lot of the kids enjoyed their first camp so much, they came back for a different one. Some children even attended the same camp twice.”
Feedback from parents has been very positive, with many looking forward to next year’s programs.
Participants explored the city, visited the Gallery exhibitions, and created their own masterpieces, which were later shown off to their parents at a mini exhibition at the end of each camp.