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CVAG SUMMER CAMPS 2019

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is offering two arts-based summer camp opportunities at the gallery in July 2019. Participants will engage in week long thematic camps led by experienced educators who will be supported by summer students working at the gallery.
A former SD 71 NIDES ENTER +E2 student, now studying engineering at Vancouver Island University, will also assist with the robotics camp.

The camps will take place in CVAG’s lower level studio space. There will be opportunities to tour the current exhibition in the gallery presentation spaces during the week of immersive art camp experience. On the last day of the camp the participants networks will be invited to a showcase event that will feature the creative projects developed by the art campers.
 
Two camps opportunities are available:

VEX IQ Robotics Camp

July 8 – 12, 2019 / ages 9 – 13 years
9am – 3pm
20 spaces / Fee $180.00 (all equipment supplied)
Facilitated by Roger Vernon

Wild[er] Spaces

July 15 – 19, 2019 / ages 6 – 11 years
9am – 3pm
12 spaces / Fee $180.00 (includes $35.00 materials fee)
Facilitated by Kathleen Radford

 
REGISTRATION + PAYMENT PROCESS:
Download a fillable registration form and fill out on your computer using Adobe Acrobat and save as PDF file or print and fill out manually. Submit your completed registration form to the gallery in person or by email: gallery@comoxvalleyartgallery.com *If legible we also accept images of manually filled out registration forms by email.

Payment can be received in at the Comox Valley Art Gallery in person or with credit card by phone: 250.338.6211 ext. 101. Receipts can be pick up in person on the first day of camp.

For additional questions please email gallery@comoxvalleyartgallery.com or
phone: 250.338.6211 ext. 106 and ask to speak with Leigh or Sam.

for registration forms and more details:
Visit Comox Valley Art Gallery at 580 Duncan Avenue, Courtenay BC
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Payment must accompany registration to hold a confirmed spot in the camp.
 


 


 
VEX IQ Robotics Camp
9am – 3pm
July 8 – 12, 2019 / ages 9 – 13 years
20 spaces / Fee $180.00 (all equipment supplied)
Facilitated by Roger Vernon / assisted by Sam Crouch, former SD 71 NIDES ENTER + E2 student
PLEASE NOTE: THE CAMP WILL RUN WITH A MINIMUM OF 12 PARTICIPANTS, REGISTERED BY JUNE 28TH. EARLY REGISTRATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

In this introductory level robotics camp, participants will work in partners to build, program, and drive a robot using the VEX IQ platform. Teams will work together to learn basic skills for building a robotic system, program a controller to drive the system, and program for autonomous movements (non-driver controlled). Participants will all be building, driving, and programming autonomously to play a robotics game challenge called Ringmaster!

About Roger Vernon:
Roger has been the teacher for the E-Cademy of New Technology, Engineering and Robotics for 7 years. The E.N.T.E.R. program is a Navigate: NIDES, Aspen Park Elementary and Highland Secondary collaborative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program whose students engage regularly with their learning through the world of robotics and engineering. Roger is passionate about providing youth the opportunity to learn about the rapidly expanding technologies involving robotics and automation.

VEX IQ ROBOTICS CAMP – PDF REGISTRATION FORM
VEX IQ ROBOTICS CAMP – PDF POSTER
VEX IQ ROBOTICS CAMP – JPG POSTER
 


 


 
Wild[er] Spaces
July 15 – 19, 2019
9am – 3pm
12 spaces / Fee $180.00 (includes $30.00 materials fee)
Facilitated by Kathleen Radford and CVAG assistants
PLEASE NOTE: THE CAMP WILL RUN WITH A MINIMUM OF 6 PARTICIPANTS, REGISTERED BY JULY 8TH. EARLY REGISTRATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Intended to align the learners’ spirit with natural experiences in the wild and with the essence of their individual spark, lending to their own unique creativity. Just as Nature constantly changes and evolves, so too does the creative experience. Unknown yet beautiful, each opportunity a magical door just waiting to be opened.

Join Kathleen for a nature-inspired, place-based and community art experience where we dare to explore various elements of art found in every nook, crack and cranny contained in the most unusual yet predictable wilder spaces, blueprinted and mapped in the landscape of our urban places. As we learn we will play, imagine and create, exploring our world through a lens of creativity and story.

With intentions to complement the CVAG public art exhibition ‘Held and Being Held’ we will create pieces to reflect, invoke and align with the conceptual promises of the artists on site, their mantras of intention and unique qualities of work. We will provoke thought and imagination, implore courage in creativity and challenge ourselves as the innovators we innately are and can become. With experiments in living pottery, collaborative painting, performance improvisation and the ’gifting’ of our work foretold, the fortune of this experience is destined to be extraordinary. Finality of the experience will culminate in our own group show, for the invitation of welcomed guests of our community and clan.

In my waking life, I have gathered and collected many years experience as an Art Educator, an Early Childhood Education Assistant and Education Assistant, in both public and private schools.

About Kathleen Radford:
In human shape and form, I am one part tree, one part faerie and one part guardian of the Arts.  

With Nature, I feel complete. It is my connection to Nature that inspires me to guide and mentor our emerging dwellers of Planet Earth-through the ways of creativity and the infinite-with the hope and heart’s wish, they too will feel the same.

Please join me as you ignite your own spark, feel your heart and experience the enchantment of Nature that awaits, as together we discover the magic and mystery of our ‘Wild[er] Spaces’.

WILD[ER] SPACES – PDF REGISTRATION FORM
WILD[ER] SPACES – PDF POSTER
WILD[ER] SPACES – JPG POSTER