Early bird savings end May 31

Summer Intensive Art Camp for Teens

July 6 - September 4, 2020

Winged Canvas is excited to announce a new Summer Art Camp, designed just for teens! Each intensive camp is offered on a different week of summer and is 6 hours a day. The maximum number of students per camp is 6 to ensure the best quality of learning. These intensive camps are designed to accelerate learning and creative growth in a short period of time with one-on-one guidance from an Artist Mentor. Suitable for beginners as well as teens looking for more advanced study/portfolio development. Summer is the ideal time to learn some serious art skills, create amazing artwork and meet new friends!


The Teen Intensive Art Camp takes place in the Kusama Studio - 10:30 - 4:30 pm daily.

Suitable for Ages 13 - 18
Intermediate - Advanced

Teen Intensive Art Camp - Highlights

Exciting Learning Themes

Click on a theme below to discover what campers will learn throughout that week

Life Drawing 1

Wk 1

Jul 6 - 10

Life Drawing 2

Wk 2

Jul 13 - 17

Sculpting Techniques (Polymer Clay)

Wk 3

Jul 20 - 24

Painting Techniques (Acrylic & Oil)

Wk 4

Jul 27 - 31

Illustration & Watercolour

Wk 5

Aug 4 - 7 (4 days)

Animation (Traditional & Digital)

Wk 6

Aug 10 - 14

Character & Game Design 1

Wk 7

Aug 17 - 21

Character & Game Design 2

Wk 8

Aug 24 - 28

Portraiture (Drawing & Painting)

Wk 9

Aug 31 - Sep 4

Daily Schedule

Summer Camp Fees

Winged Canvas Summer Art Camps offer flexible options for parents, sibling discounts, and savings on multiple camp weeks. No Camp on Monday, Aug 3 (Civic Holiday)

Note: A $50 deposit per camp is required to reserve your spot.

Camp Details

  • All art materials are included

  • A snack is provided each day

  • Pack a lunch! We break from 1:00 - 1:30pm.

Summer Camp Savings!
  • ​Early birds save 5% before May 31!

  • ​Enroll with a sibling and save 5%

  • Enroll for 3+ weeks and save 5%

  • Currently enrolled students save 10%

  • Maximum discount up to 15%!

*Prices do not include HST. Programs subject to change/cancellation depending on enrollment. 

Have more questions? See our FAQ Section.


New & Exciting Themes Every Week!

Life Drawing 1

This camp is an introduction to Life Drawing and perfect for beginners or those who want to expand their skills. Students will learn fundamental techniques to improve their drawing speed and realistic drawing abilities. Projects include observational drawings such as a still life, outdoor landscape drawing, animal drawing, and how to draw realistic human figures. Lessons are taught step-by-step with room for extra guidance as needed.

Skills learned: Realistic drawing from observation, figure drawing, action drawing
Bonus: Each student will also get 1 free Open Life Drawing pass, where they can try drawing from a live model!

July 6 - 10

Life Drawing 2

A great camp for those with some prior life drawing experience, or as a continuation of Life Drawing 1. We’ll cover advanced drawing techniques such as shading, form, 3D structure and perspective. Students will learn to draw more detailed anatomy, including realistic hands and faces. This camp is great for art school portfolio development!

Skills learned: Drawing structure and form, advanced shading techniques, drawing from live animals & subjects.
Bonus: Each student will also get 1 free Open Life Drawing pass, where they can try drawing from a live model!

July 13 - 17

Sculpting Techniques (Polymer Clay)

We’ll take our art into the 3rd dimension to explore sculpture methods with polymer clay. Inspired by the work of modern sculptors and character designers, this camp focuses on 3D sculptural techniques, including form and model making. Teens will learn how to create their own character using 3D materials including polymer clay, fabric, wire, upcycled materials and more.


Skills learned: Model making, sculpting form, character design, assemblage

Supplemental Programs: Character & Game Design 2

July 20 - 24

Painting Techniques in Acrylic & Oil

This specialized art camp is designed specifically for teens seeking to learn acrylic and oil painting, or further develop their skills in painting. Core lessons will be taught step-by-step, allowing students to become familiar with the mediums. We’ll explore colour mixing, brushwork, blending, layering and more. There will also be open project time for students to choose their own subjects, design a unique composition, and discover their own style.


Skills learned: Colour theory and mixing, brushwork, composition

Supplemental Programs: Illustration & Watercolour, Advanced Portraiture (Drawing & Painting)

July 27 - 31

Teen art students draw from a live model outdoors at Summer Camp.
Life Drawing 2: advanced drawing demos
person drawing a portrait in pencil
a hand colouring an illustation of roller skates
Jumping Penguin animation by Winged Canvas student

August 4 - 7 (4 days)

Illustration & Watercolour

Learn how to apply your drawing and painting skills to produce a variety of exciting projects, like food illustrations or designing album cover art. Led by children’s book illustrator Nasim Abaeian, teens will learn the art of illustration, including concept development, visual storytelling, character design, colour theory and more!


Skills learned: Colour theory and mixing, watercolour blending and layering, concept development, brushwork

Supplemental Programs: Painting techniques in acrylic & oil, advanced portraiture (drawing & painting)

August 10 - 14

Animation (Traditional & Digital Media)

If you've ever dreamed of being an animator, you can experience many different ways to animate in this camp. From stop-motion to traditional hand drawn frame-by-frame to digital methods, we'll explore the art of animation and bring simple characters to life! Students will create one animated short to take home. This camp is also great for animation portfolio students.

Skills learned: Principles of animation, different types of animation

Supplemental Programs: Character & Game Design

August 17 - 21

Character & Game Design 1

If you love drawing, inventing your own characters and playing board games, this is the camp for you! Students will learn how to design their own unique character, and make it into a token in a board game. We’ll discover the process of world-building, game mechanics, designing backgrounds, and work together as a team to design and illustrate a collaborative game together.

Skills learned: Drawing, concept art, collaboration & teamwork
Supplemental Programs: Character & Game Design 2, Illustration & Watercolour


Note: this is a drawing camp, there will not be instruction in coding or software design. Students who want to work digitally need to bring their own tablet/laptop.

August 24 - 21

Character & Game Design 2

This camp will explore more advanced concepts and skills, such as detailed character rotations and 3D drawing techniques. The instructor will guide students in step-by-step lessons on drawing a character’s expressions and emotions. We’ll also cover basic game mechanics and game objectives, rules, items, and world building. There is open project time when students can develop their own characters digitally or traditionally (painting and/or drawing) and lessons are catered to each individual’s interests


Skills learned: 3-D drawing, concept art, collaboration & teamwork

Supplemental Programs: Sculpture (Polymer Clay), Illustration & Watercolour

Note: this is a drawing camp, there will not be instruction in coding or software design. Students who want to work digitally need to bring their own tablet/laptop.

August 31 - September 4

Portraiture (Drawing & Painting)

Teens will learn the fundamental drawing skills needed to draw and paint accurate and realistic faces. We’ll cover techniques such as proportion, realistic shading and structure. Plus, we’ll go beyond realism and learn how to draw caricatures of our favourite celebrities, including how to draw exaggerated faces and features to create awesome fan art.


Skills learned: Shading, line, drawing realistic shapes and form, caricature 

Supplemental Programs: Painting Techniques in Acrylic & Oil, Illustration & Watercolour



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