The first week is ART week with two half day camps. Oxygen is thrilled to have Anita Levesque re-join the Oxygen faculty to offer ART CAMP – Inspired! where kids will learn about great artists of the past and present while trying their hand at creating something in their style or inspired by them. Inspired runs Monday to Thursday March 19-22 and is for ages 6-8 years. Anita founded the children & youth programming at Oxygen and is passionate about the importance of art in our children’s lives:
“Art is essential. It connects us and brings great joy to our lives. By making and creating, we become problem solvers, exercising both sides of our brains. It is a celebration of beauty, a mode to express what is deep within, and a tool to better understand our place in the world.” – Anita Levesque
Following Inspired is ART CAMP – All About Me! with artist Natasha Smith for ages 9-12 years, which also runs March 19-22 from 1-4 pm. Natasha will introduce kids to all sorts of art making techniques as they explore and express what’s really important to them.
The second week brings ACT! a theatre workshop with one of our inspiring and popular instructors Martina Avis. Kids will learn dramatic skills while playing games, taking on characters, telling stories and work towards a small performance on the last day of camp.
Oxygen Art Centre is a not for profit, community arts organization and artist run centre that provides arts education as a community service. Tuition is subsidized to keep it accessible to everyone. Oxygen Art Centre has a volunteer credit program that can be used towards reduced tuition costs. Some scholarships are also available for help with accessing programming. Students travelling in for camps from outside of the Nelson area are automatically eligible for 25% off camp tuition!
For more information and to register please visit: oxygenartcentre.org.
Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges support for its Arts Education Programming from the Province of British Columbia, Nelson and District Credit Union, British Columbia Arts Council and Business for the Arts sponsors; Hall Printing and Nelson Star.