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Top Arts & Crafts Summer Camps in Ottawa

Published May 11, 2016 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Is your child creative and wanting to create their own masterpiece this summer? There aren't many limits to a child's imagination, so here are just a few great camps where they can put their art on display:

Top Arts & Crafts Summer Camps in Ottawa


Step aside Picasso. Move over Martha Stewart. We’ve got a new generation of awesome arts and crafts experts. Let your kids & their creativity run wild at the top arts and crafts camps in your local community. Whether your kids like painting, drawing, ceramics, or film ChatterBlock is your one stop resource for the most creative camps in town.



Ottawa Art Gallery

OAG summer art camps are a one-of-a kind creative experience for kids aged 7 to 12. Each week includes hands-on projects, specialized artist-led workshops, themed city tours, and visits to art galleries. The camps are kept small, so kids can benefit from personal attention in a supportive environment. Space is limited, so sign up today! Facilitated in English with bilingual staff.




Soloway JCC Summer Camps

JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps offer summer programs for all ages and interests.

In addition to sports and outdoor camps, a variety of specialty day camps are available for all ages and interests.





Shenkman Arts Centre

Mixing learning and fun is what the Shenkman Arts Centre does best. Camps are offered by the resident programming partners at the Centre: Gloucester Pottery School, Ottawa School of Art – Orléans Campus, OYP Theatre School and the City of Ottawa. Professional instructors working in their fields ensure a high standard of excellence.




Wild Pigments Art Studio

Wild Pigments offers full and half day art camps for kids aged 4 to 12. These programs are a great balance between fine arts, such as drawing, painting and sculpture, and crafts which will be cut and paste projects.

Camps have a maximum of 12 kids per session.




Ottawa School of Art

The Ottawa School of Art offers a multitude of classes to students in various art forms.

Your kids can learn how to develop their creative passion, while having fun in an enriching environment.





Pokrova Children's Ukrainian Arts Camp

Children's Ukrainian Arts day camp for kids aged 6-12 will be held July 18-22. Camp activities include music, dance, visual, culinary, curatorial & textile arts.

Open to children of all cultures.

Two public performances, on July 22 & 23.




Art with Bonnie

Summer Fun Art Camps are offered in Osgoode & Kemptville. Kids (ages 4-13) will enjoy five days immersed in creative studies. They will enjoy creating landscape and portrait paintings, exploring printing techniques, fabric arts, three dimensional design, and a whole lot of fun art projects.

All projects are new. Emphasis will be on medium exploration.




If you didn’t discover an awesome art class from the list above, ChatterBlock has hundreds of other cool camps and classes that your kids will absolutely adore. Check out our “Camps and Classes” page for more details.





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