Artistica Summer Art Camps 2017

Programs for kids ages 5 – 12 who like adventures in art!

We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for our Summer camps!

Essential details:

  • Camps run 5 days, or 4 if the week includes a statutory holiday.
  • A limited number of spaces are available for camps
  • All materials are provided!
  • Your week-long adventure includes gallery visits, lunch time outings to see the Calithumpians, and games on the Green. Some camps also include outings to Science East!
  • Dress for mess and fun! Non-marking indoor shoes recommended.
  • Camps are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Please pick children up between 4:30 and 5:00.
  • Campers need a lunch and two snacks, drinks, sunscreen and sunhat.


5 day camps:

  • $155 non-members
  • $140 members

4 day camps:

  • $135 non-members
  • $120 members
Important details:
  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or credit card by contacting the Gallery: 458-2028 or, or by registering online.
  • Please note that refunds are possible only with a 5 day notice of cancellation. Refunds or camp changes MUST be accompanied by your original receipt.
    Your cash register receipt is your official receipt. Please ensure that you pick up your receipt before or during the camp week and retain it for any applicable purposes.
  • A completed and signed form is required for registration. This form is available at the Gallery, or can be downloaded here and brought into the Gallery (we regret that online completion is not possible at this time).
  • A limited number of spaces are available for each camp, and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. To be guaranteed a space, you must pay the registration fee and provided a completed form.


A day at the camp:

8:00–9:00 Welcome, introduction
9:00–11:00 Gallery visit and art making
11:00–12:00 Clean up
12:00–2:00 Lunch, outings, games or group art project
2:00–4:00 Art making
4:00-4:30 Wrap up and clean up
4:30-5:00 Play and pick-up

Camp descriptions:

June 26-30 • Ages 9-12

One, two, three, tada!
In French with Roberte Melanson. Drawing and painting with mixed media.
Get inspired by the art in the Gallery!
(Offered in French)

July 4- July 7 (4-day camp) • Ages 5-8
Explore Canada

Draw, paint, and sculpt like famous Canadian artists! Create a papier maché puppet parade, a ‘landmarks of Canada’ collage, and visit inspiring historic sites.
(Offered in English)

July 10- July 14 • Ages 9-12
City Stories

Explore Fredericton and discover its history. Combine drawing, printmaking, and painting with photography to tell your tale.  Create a book of your work!
(Offered in English)

July 17- July 21 • Ages 5-8
People and places

Meet characters and travel the land through our collection! Make portraits and landscapes with drawing, painting, and photography.
(Offered in English)

July 24- July 28 • Ages 9-12
Think 3D

From tiny to gigantic! Sculpt with plaster, plasticine, papier maché, and clay to create 3D works of art. Develop your own design on our 3D printer!
(Offered in English)

July 31- August 4 • Ages 5-8

Celebrate New Brunswick’s nature and art! Animal sculptures, masks, maquettes, and more with field trips along the Green.
(Offered in English)

August 8- 11 (4 day camp) • Ages 9-12
Develop classic cartoons à la Leonardo da Vinci and modern comics from sketch to final piece! Invent and observe portraits and landscapes through drawing, painting, and photography.
(Offered in English)

August 14- 18 • Ages 5-8
Acadie in colour

In French with Roberte Melanson. Play with blue, white, red and yellow in an Acadian landscape with drawing, painting and sculpture. Come and explore the Acadian culture!
(Offered in French)

August 21- 25 • Ages 9-12
Animation for the nation!

Create a stop motion animation through sculpture and drawing, puppets and portraits, and stories of Canada!
(Offered in English)


A note to parents form our staff:

Dear parents of campers:

All our art instructors and camp super-visors are experienced educators who encourage creativity, self-expression and development in the arts.

Your children will have the opportunity to create original art in a friendly, respectful environment where they are at the center of the learning process.

Our staff are certified to provide first aid and CPR and to adapt to your children’s learning style and needs. Camp assistants may not always be fluent in French.

We welcome your suggestions and comments about art camp, and we hope your child will treasure the art experiences and the friends they make here.