Art Camps

Our recommended age group is 5-12 yo
(We accept younger siblings on a case-by-case basis so please contact us if you wish to register a younger sibling) 
Our all ages camps are designed with different skill levels in mind, we cater to each individual child based on their age, skill and attention span. We encourage free creativity while teaching technique in a structured environment
 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have very limited spaces available. We will try and spend as much time as possible outside (weather allowing) we will encourage more hand washing and ensure that kids are keeping safe distancing when sharing sensory bins. Our sensory bins will consist of only antibacterial materials like shaving cream, soap, and water, etc.  (don't worry we are very creative with our sensory bins!) Our cleaning procedures were always impeccable (who else washes walls!) but we have switched our cleaning to all antiseptic products to ensure a more sanitized environment.

Reserve your spot now and we will contact you closer to the date for a health screening questionnaire that must be completed before campers are welcomed on the first day.

For more information on our Covid response strategies & camp schedule Click Here.

Summer 2021

 

Drawing fundamentals | $150

July 5 - July 9 (Ages 9 to 14!)

9:00 - 11:30 am 

Combine with "Painting fundamentals" for a full day camp . Lunch supervision provided.

Experience the joy of drawing! This camp challenges students to explore new tools and techniques to help them develop their own drawing style, by teaching the basic concepts any beginning artist needs to learn: form, shape, proportion, composition, perspective, value and more.

NEW! Ages 9-14!

Painting fundamentals | $200

July 5 - July 9 (Ages 9 to 14!)

12:00 - 3:00 pm 

Combine with "Drawing fundamentals" for a full day camp . Lunch supervision provided.

At this camp we will learn the building blocks of painting: color, composition, value, form, brushwork, and perspective. The fundamentals are generally universal across different mediums and styles. Learning them will help our students become well-rounded and versatile artists.

All Ages!

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless." – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Whether its Hogwarts, mermaids, unicorns or dragons we'll create art based on your child's boundless imagination. We will explore different mediums, from acrylics to pastels, learn drawing techniques, and brush strokes.

July 12 - July 16 (Ages 5 - 12)

$70/day | 9 am - 3 pm

“Splendour without diminishment”

This is a week of celebrating the surrounding beauty of British Columbia. We will venture out and about to view and paint its picturesque scenery, discover its origins, recreate native art, draw its wildlife and learn about modern BC artists. 

July 19 - July 23 (Ages 5 - 12)

$70/day | 9 am - 3 pm

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe

In this camp, we will explore artistic expression through different materials, mediums,  colours, and projects! 

July 26 - July 30 (Ages 5 - 12)

$70/day | 9 am - 3 pm

Aug 3 - Aug 6 (Ages 5 - 12)

$70/day | 9 am - 3 pm

"An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language." - Henri Matisse

Getting inspired by the beautiful nature that surrounds us, we will explore the gorgeous scenery of Squamish and draw and paint what inspires us.

Cancellations and Refunds: This includes, but is not limited to the following: Summer Camps, Spring Break Camps, Winter Holiday Camps and Pro D Day Camps.

  • Please note that our camp deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE, an invoice will be sent on June 14th 2021 for the remaining amount. Full payment is due on JUNE 18th, 2021 and your camp spot is only secured after payment is completed in full. Your spot will be passed on to the next person on the waitlist on June 19th, 2021. Should you choose to cancel your reservation prior to that please notify us at info@happimess.net.

  • Wait-listed campers will be prioritized by the order of our online registration process. Wait-listed campers will be given 12 hours to claim their spot before moving onto the next wait-listed camper on our list.

  • In the event Happimess has to cancel all or part of a program due to a positive COVID-19 test or a change to the provincial guidelines, Happimess will provide all families with a full credit, to any of our services or products, for the amount paid (or pro-rated if the program has already started).

  • Cancellations due to sickness (medical note required) will receive a credit to any of our services or products, refunds will be issued only on a case-by-case basis and are up to the discretion of Happimess's management team.

  • For all other cancellations prior to 13 days NO refund or credit will be issued.​

Please don't forget to dress for a mess, pack a healthy lunch and snack, and a bottle of water.

Our schedule for the day runs as follows:

Drop off time (please line up outside for a quick temperature check and sign in)

Settling in/introductions and unstructured play

Art time (step-by-step painting)

Snack time

Washing hands and getting ready for outside play (please dress for the weather)

Outside time

Art time (outside crafts, weather allowing)

Lunchtime

Unstructured creative time

Art time (Applied arts)

Play and cleanup time

Washing up and getting ready for pick-up

(Please wait for your child outside and we will sign them out 1 at a time)

 

Please fill out the form in the below link a day before camp to ensure accurate health screening

https://www.happimess.net/healthcamp

9:00 am

9:00 - 9:30 am

9:30 - 10:30 am

10:30 - 10:45 am

10:45 - 11:00 am

11:00 - 11:45 am

11:45 - 12:30 pm

12:30 - 1:00 pm

1:00 - 1:30 pm

1:30 - 2:30 pm

2:30 - 2:45 pm

2:45 - 3:00 pm

 
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Art Classes

We help children gain key art skills, increase self-esteem as they build new skills, and deepen connections to their talent and technique. Each week will cover a different theme; for example a famous artist, space, fairy tales, fantasy characters, and more.

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  Session III 

Mondays 3:30- 4:15 pm

April 12th- June 14th

Ages 5-8yo

Tiny Talents focuses on fun and educational experiences that nurture cognitive development, fine motor skills, curiosity,and self-confidence. We will teach art techniques, use different materials and mediums, and we always encourage splattering and unfettered creativity!

  Session II 

Ages 8-14yo

Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:45 pm (FULL)

April 6th- June 15th

Due to popular demand and our limited capacity to maintain social distancing we have added a second class

Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:45 pm

April 7th- June 16th

Applied Arts refer to any form of art applied to design or decoration. This may include industrial, graphic, fashion, interior design, and conceivably the decorative arts. Fine Arts are instead aimed at providing aesthetically pleasing and intellectually stimulating forms of art.

Our Fine & Applied Arts class delves into both worlds by alternating between practical and artistic applications. Students will learn about fashion design & brush strokes, design concepts & pencil sketching, Stefan Sagmeister & Pablo Picasso. This is a perfect class for ages 8 and up who are interested to discover more about the art world.   

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Our learning pods are designed to provide a safe space for your children to continue their learning experience by adding art to their at-home curriculum. Students involved in the arts have tremendous academic benefits compared to students without exposure to the arts. Art inspires kids to excel, increases motivation, improves attitudes, reduces anxiety and improves overall academic performance.


We cater to each individual child based on their age, skill, and attention span. We encourage free creativity while teaching technique in a structured environment, we give older kids more challenging art levels and responsibility, we encourage the little ones to seek help from the older kids creating a community and cooperative space. 


With social distancing still in place we have a maximum of 6 kids per pod (exceptions for siblings and family units). We will try to spend as much time outside as possible (weather permitting) and encourage frequent hand washing. Our sensory bins will consist of only antibacterial materials like shaving cream, soap and water etc. Don't worry, we get very creative with our sensory bins! Our cleaning procedures were always impeccable (who else washes walls!) but we have switched our cleaning to all antiseptic products to ensure a more sanitized environment.
 

Reserve your spot now and we will contact you closer to the date for a health screening questionnaire that must be completed before our first day.

Ages 5 - 8 yo | $200

Feb & Mar | 6 weeks

All ages | $200

Feb & Mar| 6 weeks

Ages 8-12 | $200

Feb & Mar| 6 weeks

All Ages | $125 (price is for a maximum of 4 kids)

Book your private bubble for a 90 min art session with an hour of creative time and an hour of structured art class. A perfect class to add some colour and creativity to your at-home curriculum.

* Please follow our provincial health mandate: 
If you have travelled and have no symptoms, you must quarantine.
If you have any symptoms, you must isolate.


Click here for details on public health advisory

 

Cancellations and Refunds: ​

  • Cancellations due to sickness or not passing the health check questionnaire will receive credit to any of our services or products, refunds will be issued only at a case-by-case basis and is up to the discretion of the Happimess management team.

  • For all other cancellations prior to 13 days NO refund or credit will be issued.​