Youth Programming

Summer 2024

Itty Bitty Art Time - Preschool Summer Camps (2-5)

Looking to explore art and creativity with the little kiddo in your life? 

The instructor, Erin Shuttleworth, will prepare projects focused on process and sensory activities that engage your preschoolers with colour, texture, and fun! Please be aware that this class gets messy, so send children in comfortable play clothes. 

Children ages 2-5 yrs old (one adult helper per child or group of children is required.)

When:
Week 1: July 8-July 12 @ 9:00am-9:45am
Week 2: July 15-July 19 @ 9:00am-9:45am
Week 3: August 12-16 @ 9:00am-9:45am
Week 4: August 19-23 @ 9:00am-9:45am

Where:
VISAC Gallery
1501 Cedar Ave, Trail
Lower Level of Community Building downtown

Class fee: $40 per child, per week
Sign up here

Please email info@visacgallery.com with any questions.  

Youth Summer Art Camps (5-8)

Join programming manager and comic artist Erin Shuttleworth for summer art camps! Erin has a BFA in Studio Arts from UVic and a Masters of Illustration from Falmouth University. Her classes focus on process-based activities that don't have a set outcome, fostering creativity and a low pressure environment, encouraging exploration and making mistakes!


Held for 4 weeks of the summer, these classes run Mon-Fri from 10am-11am, for ages 5-8. 


Week 1 - 2D Art

July 8 - 12, 2024 @ 10am - 11am

Participants will make a variety of 2-dimensional projects such as illustrating fairy tales, sticker design and marker pull art.


Week 2 - 3D Art

July 15 - 19, 2024 @ 10am - 11am

Participants will make a variety of 3-dimensional projects such as air-dry clay, recycled sculptures and dioramas.


Week 3 - Comic Takeover

August 12 - 16, 2024 @ 10am - 11am

All things comic are taking over for the week, including mini comic creation, character design and perspective drawing. 


Week 4 - Everything and Anything!

August 19 - 23, 2024 @ 10am - 11am

Using a bowl of random activities, anything and everything is possible during the last week of class! Activities include exquisite corpse, collage and doodle art. 


Minimum 6 students per week, with a maximum of 12.


Where: 

VISAC Gallery - Under the red gallery awning

1501 Cedar Ave, Trail

Lower Level of Selkirk Building


(There is a bit of flexibility with the ages if you want to keep siblings together, please contact us at info@visacgallery.com to discuss) 

Click here to register.

Please email info@visacgallery.com with any questions. 

Youth Summer Art Camps (9-12)

Join programming manager and comic artist Erin Shuttleworth for summer art camps! Erin has a BFA in Studio Arts from UVic and a Masters of Illustration from Falmouth University. Her classes focus on process-based activities that don't have a set outcome, fostering creativity and a low pressure environment, encouraging exploration and making mistakes!


Held for 4 weeks of the summer, these classes run Mon-Fri from 11:30am-12:30pm, for ages 9-12. 


Week 1 - 2D Art

July 8 - 12, 2024 @ 11:30am-12:30pm 

Participants will make a variety of 2-dimensional projects such as illustrating fairy tales, sticker design and marker pull art.


Week 2 - 3D Art

July 15 - 19, 2024 @ 11:30am-12:30pm 

Participants will make a variety of 3-dimensional projects such as air-dry clay, recycled sculptures and dioramas.


Week 3 - Comic Takeover

August 12 - 16, 2024 @ 11:30am-12:30pm 

All things comic are taking over for the week, including mini comic creation, character design and perspective drawing. 


Week 4 - Everything and Anything!

August 19 - 23, 2024 @ 11:30am-12:30pm 

Using a bowl of random activities, anything and everything is possible during the last week of class! Activities include exquisite corpse, collage and doodle art. 


Minimum 6 students per week, with a maximum of 12.


Where: 

VISAC Gallery - Under the red gallery awning

1501 Cedar Ave, Trail

Lower Level of Selkirk Building


(There is a bit of flexibility with the ages if you want to keep siblings together, please contact us at info@visacgallery.com to discuss) 

Click here to register.

Please email info@visacgallery.com with any questions. 

Comic Art Classes for Teens (13-18)

Workshop dates: July 22 - 26, 2024 @ 1pm-2pm


Join programming manager and comic artist Erin Shuttleworth for summer art camps! Erin has a BFA in Studio Arts from UVic and a Masters of Illustration from Falmouth University. Her classes focus on process-based activities that don't have a set outcome, fostering creativity and a low pressure environment, encouraging exploration and making mistakes!


Held for 1 week in July, participants will develop mini comics, design characters, draw in 1-point and 2-point perspective and self publish their own comic. Participants are encouraged to bring any comics they have made previously for feedback, however this is also a beginner friendly workshop!


Minimum 6 students per week, with a maximum of 12.


Where: 

VISAC Gallery - Under the red gallery awning

1501 Cedar Ave, Trail

Lower Level of Selkirk Building

Click here to register. 

Please email info@visacgallery.com with any questions. 

Summer Art Camps

Join programming manager and arts practitioner Erin Shuttleworth for 4 weeks of material exploration, experimentation and skill development. Each week has a set theme, such as 2D art or comics. 

There are 3 sessions per day, based on age:
Ages 2-5 from 9:00am-9:45am at $40 per week
Ages 5-8 from 10:00am-11:00am at $55 per week
Ages 9-12 from 11:30am-12:30pm at $55 per week

Dates and Themes:
2D Art: July 8-12, 2024
3D Art: July 15-19, 2024
Comics: August 12-16, 2024
Anything and Everything: August 19-23, 2024

Teen Comic Classes

Comics are taking over the VISAC from July 22-26, 2024!

Hosted by comic artist and illustrator Erin Shuttleworth, participants will explore booklet creation, character design, perspective drawing, storytelling and DIY (do-it-yourself) publishing. Open to all skill levels and styles. 

Workshop information:
Ages 13-18
$55 per participant
July 22-26, 2024
1:00pm - 2:00pm