Creating Space for Children and Their Art!
Mission Statement: To inspire, educate, and support people on their journey to discover the artist within, through hands on art practices leading to greater insight and learning in creating visual art.
This year we're celebrating our 28th year of inspiring, educating and helping students discover the amazing world of fine art and craft.
For the last 28 years children and adults from around the world and locally have been coming to the Art Camp, learning about and creating paintings, sculpture, drawings, and high end craft.
There are students who have attended the Art camp and have graduated from the Ontario collage of Art and are now practicing artists.
The idea behind the Art Camp is to create a space for children to work with professional artists, using rich topics, good quality art materials, experiencing what it’s all about and making their own unique art in a studio setting surrounded by nature.
The Art Camp is run by Allycia Uccello a professional artist of over 40 years’ experience, sharing her talents and skills with students of all ages both in her studio and schools throughout Ontario. She creates programs that are school wide covering several media in painting, murals, sculpture, drawing, glass work, fibre, printing, stage sets, and paper construction.
Currently Allycia will have completed 15 large installations and murals with students from jk/sk to grades 8 in the Toronto District School Board thru 2018.
Peter Uccello is a craftsman and sculptor who will be running a series of programs in Sculpture. Students immerse themselves in the world of form, engineering, construction, physics, art, patterns, mathematics and much more.
The Art Camp studio is located at 10280 Second Line in Campbellville Ontario on 43 acres of rolling fields, forests, ponds, and a creek. This is the perfect setting to have kids and adults appreciate and enjoy the bounty of wildlife and scenery as inspiration to create their art. Lots of room to run around, play, explore, catch and look at frogs, minnows, turtles and amazing bugs. We have even had birds fly into the studio and they become great live subjects for life drawing. The studio is spacious with lots of interesting art work up on the walls, unusual objects, along with many books on art and reference materials for research. This is an environment that sets the stage for inquiry, instruction, creativity, and production for each student to invent new possibilities through exploration in various art practices.
The studio is located at 10280 Second Line, Campbellville, just north of Highway 401 off of the Guelph Line. When coming from Hwy. 401 turn off at the Guelph Line and go north to the 10th Side Rd. (there is a church on the north east corner) Turn left onto 10th Side Road which means you are going west, continue to the 4 way stop which is Second Line and turn right – north and the camp is about 1 Kilometre up the road on the left hand side. Continue down the driveway until you come to a green building and that is the studio. Parking can be on either side of the studio. Please drive slowly as there are many cars arriving at the same time.
Thoughts from the children