OAG Summer Camps: The World Around Us - 2021

OAG Summer Camps: The World Around Us

What is the rarest colour in nature? Why do people like to create? What is public art? By encouraging curiosity, experimentation, and creativity, together, we will find answers to our questions about the world around us. Each week, artists from the region will be joining us and will guide the campers through an activity. Grab your sketchbook and prep your easel! We’ll be waiting for you in the OAG Studio.

Cost: $275 per child.
10% off for OAG members and additional siblings.

Info: camps@oaggao.ca
613- 233-8699 +241

A maximum of 8 spots are available per week to ensure space for physical distancing in the OAG Studio. Masks are required at all times while inside and any time that distancing is difficult, including out of doors. A more detailed description of OAGs COVID-19 protocols will to participants after registration.

Camps hours are 9 AM – 4 PM.
Pre-care is available from 8:30-9 AM and post-care from 4 PM – 5 PM.

WEEK 1: July 19-23 (ages 6-12) SOLD OUT
WEEK 2: August 9-13 (ages 6-12) SOLD OUT
WEEK 3: August 16-20 (ages 6-12) SOLD OUT

Registration Process

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Registration Form

If you have any questions or concerns regarding camps, please contact us as camps@oaggao.ca or call us at 613-233-8699 +241.

COVID-19 Notice:

Please note that programs may be modified at any time due to COVID-19 restrictions or public health recommendations. In the case that in person camps need to be cancelled, you will be given the option of participating in the camp virtually. Those who choose this option will receive a 50% reimbursement of the original cost of the camp and those who do not will be fully reimbursed.

Cancelation Policy:

To receive a full refund, cancellation requests must be submitted by email to camps@oaggao.ca no less than two weeks prior to the start of the camp week for which you have registered your child. No refunds will be given past this two week deadline unless the camp week must be cancelled due public health recommendations. 

OAG recognizes the Turnbull family for their generous support of our camps.

Virtual camps are also available this summer.
Learn more

Photos: Chris Snow

Artist Workshops

WEEK 1: July 19-23 - Hannah Ranger

Hannah Ranger is a visual artist, specializing in felt making. Based in Western Québec, teaching, exhibiting and collaborating since 2009, Hannah’s practice merges craft, fine art and design that centers on the expressive, and relational quality of natural fibres. Hannah’s work has been supported by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Canada Council for the Arts. In 2013 she co-founded, Place des artistes de Farrellton, a non-profit, co-operative studio complex that supports professional artists and engages the community in creative opportunities.


Workshop Description:
Wet Felting a Vessel
Using the closed vessel technique campers will learn the skills to make three dimensional felted objects and come away with a pouch or small bowl. Water and friction are used to fuse colourful wool into organic patterns and shapes.

WEEK 2: August 9-13 - Shaya Ishaq

Photo by Brandon Brookbank

Shaya Ishaq is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and writer whose research interests are engaged in craft, diaspora, design anthropology, and (afro)futurism. Devoted to materiality, she works with textiles and clay to create wearable art, jewelry, and installations. She is interested in the liminality of rites of passages and explores this through meditative processes such as weaving, felting, and hand built ceramics. Her design palette extends to furniture, objects, and spaces which allows her work to live at the junction of community engagement and creative practice.


​Workshop Description:
Felted Dreamscapes
Worldbuilding is described as the process of envisioning an imaginary world with its own fictional universe. In this workshop, participants will create a miniverse using soft and moveable felt sculptures they can play with. They will have the freedom to create an environment that can ignite the senses through color, texture, and form. This will be a character driven activity so everyone is welcome to create a world for characters they imagine or based on shows, movies, and stories they are already excited about!

WEEK 3: August 16-20 - Nic Cooper

Nic Cooper is a painter based in Ottawa-Gatineau. Their work merges historic and contemporary images of protest and resilience to examine our current socio-political moment. Their source imagery and historic inquiry reflects their Jewish-Polish and Croatian heritage, alongside their queer, non-binary gender identity. Cooper has exhibited across Canada and is a recent graduate of the Masters Fine Arts, Visual Arts program at the University of Ottawa where they were the recipient of numerous scholarships. 


Workshop Description:
Painting: Past & Present
In this workshop, campers will create a painting that celebrates a family member in relation to themselves, learning colour schemes and compositions that evoke a sense of past and present.