Spring Break Art Camps 2018



WEEK 1 (March 19 -22, 2018):

ART CAMP with Anita Levesque

Monday to Thursday March 19-22
9-12am Ages 6-8 Art Camp: Inspired (CLASS FULL register to be added to wait list)
Cost $130
Learn about great artists of the past and present while trying your hand at creating something in their style or inspired by them – Keith Haring, Emily Carr, Frieda Kahlo, to name a few. Draw, paint, print, collage – we’ll cover it all in this hands-on, fun art workshop for ages 6-8.

ART CAMP with Natasha Smith (CLASS FULL register to be added to wait list)

Monday to Thursday March 19-22

1-4pm Ages 9-12 Art Camp: All About Me
Cost $130
This camp is ALL ABOUT ME. What is a self portrait? How can you tell your stories with images? We will find some answers to these questions and learn lots of fun art making techniques along the way including drawing, painting, collage and printmaking.


WEEK 2 (March 26-28, 2018):

THEATRE INTENSIVE – ACT! with Martina Avis (CLASS FULL register to be added to wait list)

Monday to Wednesday March 26-28

1-4pm Ages 8-12 –Theatre Workshop: acting, games, movement, and performance
Cost $100
Learn dramatic skills while playing games, taking on characters, telling stories and working towards a small performance. On the last day of camp, we invite family and friends to join us for a short performance in the last half hour of camp.

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

Or visit us during Oxygen Art Centre office hours: Fridays 1 – 5 pm January 20 – February 2: #3- 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) Nelson, B.C.

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.



Anita Levesque
Anita Levesque is a professional trained, BC certified art educator who has worked with children and adults in workshops, one-on-one studio support, and online with the SelfDesign Learning Community for over 10 years. She is the co-founder of Oxygen’s Spring & Summer Art Camps and excited to be back to work with young children again growing their love and engagement with the visual arts all the while supporting artist-run-culture in Nelson.
Natasha Smith
Natasha Smith Artist Profile PicNatasha Smith is self-defined teaching artist and loves to share her passion for creating through teaching. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Natasha has worked with students of all ages whether it be joining schools as an Artist in Residence as part of an Artstarts – Artist in Education project or teaching adult continuing education workshops, or working individually with artists through private tuition sessions. She has been invited to lecture and facilitate large groups for hands on learning experiences at conferences and teacher professional development sessions.


Martina Avis

chinascarfmeMartina 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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