OAG Virtual Summer Art Camps 2021

OAG Virtual 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, an artist 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 Virtual Studio.

With registration, you will receive a well-designed OAG Camp Kit (available for pre-pickup) which includes the materials you will need for the daily camp activities, access to a private web platform where campers can share their creations with each other, and a yearlong Household/Family membership to the OAG.

Cost: $125 per child.
10% off for OAG members and additional siblings.

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

WEEK 1: July 12-16 
Morning Session: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (ages 6-8) SOLD OUT
Afternoon Session: 1 PM – 3 PM (ages 9-12) SOLD OUT

WEEK 2: July 26-30
Morning Session: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (ages 6-8) SOLD OUT
Afternoon Session: 1 PM – 3 PM (ages 9-12) SOLD OUT

Registration Process

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We are committed to providing a barrier-free and welcoming environment for all at our camps, both in person and virtually. If you have accessibility requests, please contact us by email at camps@oaggao.ca and we will find a solution that works for you.  

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.

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

Photos: Chris Snow

Artist Workshops

WEEK 1: July 12-16 - Ayesh Kanani

Ayesh Kanani grew up in Vancouver, and is currently based in Ottawa. Kanani runs a ceramics business creating commissions and exhibition work. Kanani is a currently an artist member at Gladstone Clayworks Studio. Alongside a personal practice, Kanani runs workshops to share knowledge and access to ceramics. In addition to teaching, Kanani works in Disability Arts at BEING Studio supporting community led programming, studio projects, and installations. Kanani’s ceramic work is shaped by their love for clay and their investment in learning about important craft histories and cultural traditions with clay.


Come ready to experiment and create with clay! In this workshop you’ll get step-by-step instructions on how to make slip, form a pinch pot bowl, roll out coils, and attach your pieces securely. After this session you’ll be equipped with foundational skills in handbuilding that will allow you to bring your ideas to life!

WEEK 2: July 26-30 - Laurena Finéus

Photo: Francois Mittins

Laurena Finéus is a Haitian-Canadian visual artist specialized in painting . Finéus is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a minor in Communication. Her work has been exhibited at Karsh-Masson Gallery (2021), Art mûr (2019), The Annexe Gallery (2019-2020), Galerie 115 (2019-2020) and Paradigme (2020), among others.

In her practice, Finéus has been concerned with representations of Haiti and its Canadian diaspora. Through an array of colourful and large painted landscapes, she presents her audience with a frank figurative portrayal of the socio-political climate in Haiti.


To Be Held
Kids 6-8:
Who was the last person you held in your arms? Who are you grateful to still have in your life? The campers will create two diptych drawings, one for each question, and will learn how to use collage, shapes and colours as a form of layering to create a complete work. There will be a short introduction to figure drawing and its principles to ease the campers into the integration of silhouettes into their compositions.

Rethinking the Painting Imagination
Kids 9-12: In this collage and painting workshop, campers will be presented with a selection of paintings from the OAG’s collection and will be tasked with reimagining them using collage through the guidance of guest artist, Laurena Finéus. They will then create a painting based on their collage. The goal is to go through an efficient mini-creation process to further the camper’s artistic critical thinking.