August and arts fine mixture

This August at the Comox Valley Art Gallery, it’s time to create, dance, act, paint, sculpt, animate and get messy.

This August at the Comox Valley Art Gallery, it’s time to create, dance, act, paint, sculpt, animate and get messy.

Every day is jam-packed with art camps and courses for children, youth and adults in the performing, digital and visual arts.

There’s something for everyone.

Aug. 2 to 6 is performance arts week.

Whether you’re aged five to seven, eight to 12, or 18-plus, you can explore dance, theatre, singing and improv with Jade de Trey. Be active, make noise and be silly while learning about expression through movement and voice. The kids’ camps are week-long, and the adults get one fun-filled Saturday.

Aug. 8 to 13 is digital arts week.

To start, the week-long Green 3D Animation camp for ages nine to 13 is all about learning about technology and the environment at the same time.

Gilles Toupin will help you master high-tech film equipment like green screens, video cameras and the latest animation software.  Then, on Saturday students aged 18 and older of all experience levels will create their own personal website that will be fully functional and easily maintainable by the end of the day.

Aug. 15 to 28 is two weeks full of visual arts.

From Aug. 15 to 19, kids aged seven to 13 will explore every type of visual art imaginable in Camp Creativity with Samantha Garstang. Paint, sculpt, photograph, collage, write and collaborate in this all-day, week-long camp.

Then from Aug. 25 to 28, students 18 and older will break through creative blocks with Caroline James in Free Expression Painting.

Sign up by calling the Comox Valley Art Gallery at 250-338-6211.

For more information, visit the Education tab of the CVAG website at

— Comox Valley Art Gallery


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