2018 Summer Camps for Children & Youth

Children & Youth

WEEK 1 (July 16-20, 2018):

THEATRE CAMPS with Martina Avis

July 16-20, 2018 (Monday – Friday)

9am – noon Ages 8-11 – Theatre Workshop acting, games, movement, and performance

Cost $150/week

This workshop will focus on play creation, rehearsal, and performance.  We will build acting skills, play games, and create a short play.  On the last day of camp, we invite family and friends to join us for a presentation and celebration of our efforts in the last half hour of camp.

 2pm – 5pm Ages 12-18 Shakespeare Performance: The Tempest

Cost $170/week

Shakespeare’s The Tempest: Storms shipwreck an unlikely group of people onto a magical island where confused teenagers fall in love, some guys plot to usurp a king, and a duke turns into a magician and back to a duke again. Learn how modern actors approach Shakespeare’s text to create a play with fast-paced choreography, vocal expertise, and real fine acting. On the last day of camp we will give a 7pm show for family, friends, and the public.

WEEK 2 (August 7-10, 2018):

ART CAMPS with Teresa Segstro

August 7-10, 2018 (Tuesday to Friday)

9am – noon Ages 6-8

Cost $130/week

1:30pm – 4:30pm Ages 9-12

Cost $130/week

Come join us for a fun filled week of exploring art through various mediums and techniques. We will try our hands at painting, drawing, collaging and print making and take home some beautiful pieces of art!

OR CALL TO REGISTER: 250 352 6322 OR EMAIL: education@oxygenartcentre.org


Did you know that Oxygen Art Centre has a volunteer credit program that can be used towards reduced tuition costs?  Some scholarships are also available for help with accessing programming.  Students travelling in for camps from outside of the Nelson area are automatically eligible for 25% off camp tuition!

Oxygen Art Centre is a not for profit, community arts organization and artist run centre.  Contact us to find out about what the options are to help with accessing our arts education programming. E: education@oxygenartcentre.org

Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges support for its Arts Education Programming from the Province of British Columbia, Nelson and District Credit Union, British Columbia Arts Council and Business for the Arts sponsors; Hall Printing and Nelson Star.



Teresa Segstro

Teresa Segstro has owned her own preschool and fostered a love of art with the young children she teaches for the past 30 years. She has taken several adult classes through Oxygen Art Centre, and enjoys exploring art herself.  She believes every child is an artist and we just need to nurture them. Come explore collaging, water color painting and mixed media.

Martina Avis

Martina Avis is a local theatre practitioner. She has a BA in Theatre from the University of Victoria  and takes a special interest in community and youth projects.  She has studied, trained in, and performed Shakespeare in many venues and has directed youth adaptations of his plays featuring Shakespeare’s original language, fast-paced movement, hilarity and exuberance.

A note from Art Camp co-founder

Art is essential. It connects us and brings great joy to our lives. By making and creating, we become problem solvers, exercising both sides of our brains. It is a celebration of beauty, a mode to express what is deep within, and a tool to better understand our place in the world.

That which is most essential is often overlooked and taken for granted. The arts are under represented in our schools and communities today. Understanding the importance of art education for our children and youth has been the core inspiration behind our children’s art programming over the past three years. It is with great joy that we see this program growing and becoming a consistent and reliable way for parents to enrich their child’s lives through art.

Thank you to all of you that have been a part of this journey, so far. We look forward to seeing even more smiles and excitement on children’s and parent’s faces as our program develops.

Anita Levesque, on behalf of Oxygen Art Centre


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