All children are Artists. ~Pablo Picasso

The Children’s Art Factory is a Drop-in Art Studio for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Children over the age of 5 are welcome with the understanding that priority is given to younger children.

Questions? Please contact melissa@thechildrensartfactory.com or 226-500-1544

Cost: $8.00 per child (CASH ONLY) ***please note*** the cost of admission will increase to $10.00 per child in September 2014. Prices will remain at $15.00 for 2 children, $20 for 3 children, $25 for 4 children etc). Frequent Visitor Cards will remain at $35.00/5 visits; $60.00/10 visits and $100/20 visits.

We are closed for Drop-ins on  Mondays, Saturday afternoons and Sundays

 NO SHOES PLEASE in the studio! This is to prevent the moon sand from leaving the studio on the bottom of shoes.  We very much appreciate your accommodation! Please remember to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty/painted/wet or moon dusty.  No shirts and bare feet are welcome!

As a studio we focus on the process of Art not the product.  All activities are    open-ended and child-led. We explore many different types of Art and change themes weekly to keep things fresh and interesting. Imagination-based play and messy art activities are emphasized.  The best part?….We clean-up the mess!

                     Check our website calendar (below) for weekly themes!

        Ask us about our Birthday Party packages.
(Saturday Afternoon & Sunday Parties – Dates are filling up fast)

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July 2014
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Category: GeneralClosed for Canada Day

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July 1, 2014N/A

We are closed today but we will re-open Wednesday from 9-5pm.

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Category: GeneralCLOSED TODAY

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July 2, 2014

ARGH!!! We had an unexpected water emergency. We will be closed today to fix it. We will re-open tomorrow for Art Fun! So sorry for ANY inconvenience. I am bummed that this happened on our first summer day being open. I am grateful for your understanding and apologize to those who travel to come and visit. Please come back soon!

xoxo
Melissa

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Category: GeneralWindow painting and Window washing

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July 3, 2014N/A

Come and paint our plexiglass easel and then wash it and paint it again! Using brushes, sponges, rollers and squigees make-believe you are a window washer or paint on the window then wash it off and paint again!

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Category: GeneralWindow painting and Window washing

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July 4, 2014N/A

Come and paint our plexiglass easel and then wash it and paint it again! Using brushes, sponges, rollers and squigees make-believe you are a window washer or paint on the window then wash it off and paint again!

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Category: GeneralWindow painting and Window washing

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July 5, 2014N/A

Come and paint our plexiglass easel and then wash it and paint it again! Using brushes, sponges, rollers and squigees make-believe you are a window washer or paint on the window then wash it off and paint again!

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Category: GeneralWindow painting and Window washing

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July 6, 2014N/A

Come and paint our plexiglass easel and then wash it and paint it again! Using brushes, sponges, rollers and squigees make-believe you are a window washer or paint on the window then wash it off and paint again!

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Category: Generalindoor sandbox (with rice)

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July 8, 2014N/A

Come and play in our rice sandbox with shovels, buckets and construction vehicles.

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Category: Generalindoor sandbox (with rice)

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July 9, 2014N/A

Come and play in our rice sandbox with shovels, buckets and construction vehicles.

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Category: Generalindoor sandbox (with rice)

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July 10, 2014N/A

Come and play in our rice sandbox with shovels, buckets and construction vehicles.

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Category: Generalindoor sandbox (with rice)

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July 11, 2014N/A

Come and play in our rice sandbox with shovels, buckets and construction vehicles.

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Category: GeneralClosed for Art on the Street

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July 12, 2014N/A

Come and visit CAF at the annual Art on the Street Festival. We will be in the children's area in front of Play-with-Clay. There will be many activities for children of all ages, featuring the Play with Clay bus and Guelph School of Art. Caf will host the children's open-mic stage, craft activity table and DIY face painting.

See you there! 12-5pm

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Category: GeneralPaint the Castle!

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July 15, 2014N/A

Come and paint and play in our cardboard space ship this week!

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Category: GeneralPaint the Castle!

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July 16, 2014N/A

Come and paint and play in our cardboard space ship this week!

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Category: GeneralPaint the Castle!

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July 17, 2014N/A

Come and paint and play in our cardboard space ship this week!

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Category: GeneralPaint the Castle!

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July 18, 2014N/A

Come and paint and play in our cardboard space ship this week!

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Category: GeneralPaint the Castle!

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July 19, 2014N/A

Come and paint and play in our cardboard space ship this week!

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Category: GeneralPlaydough

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July 22, 2014N/A

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Category: GeneralPlaydough

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July 23, 2014N/A

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Category: GeneralPlaydough

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July 24, 2014N/A

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Category: GeneralPlaydough

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July 25, 2014N/A

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Category: GeneralPlaydough

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July 26, 2014N/A

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Category: GeneralPost office!

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July 29, 2014N/A

open and sort mail using stamps and stickers with tons of boxes to sort using our mail chutes and mail boxes AND come and try out our NEW rolling conveyor belt to transfer boxes from one station to another.

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Category: GeneralPost office!

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July 30, 2014N/A

open and sort mail using stamps and stickers with tons of boxes to sort using our mail chutes and mail boxes AND come and try out our NEW rolling conveyor belt to transfer boxes from one station to another.

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Category: GeneralPost office!

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July 31, 2014N/A

open and sort mail using stamps and stickers with tons of boxes to sort using our mail chutes and mail boxes AND come and try out our NEW rolling conveyor belt to transfer boxes from one station to another.

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Category: GeneralPost office!

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August 1, 2014N/A

open and sort mail using stamps and stickers with tons of boxes to sort using our mail chutes and mail boxes AND come and try out our NEW rolling conveyor belt to transfer boxes from one station to another.

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Category: GeneralPost office!

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August 2, 2014N/A

open and sort mail using stamps and stickers with tons of boxes to sort using our mail chutes and mail boxes AND come and try out our NEW rolling conveyor belt to transfer boxes from one station to another.

Category Key

  • General
  • Toddler Art

The best description of what we do here at the studio is from the book YOUNG AT ART by Susan Striker:

“If it is important to you that your child’s clothes always be neat and tidy, then [this studio] will make you uncomfortable. I’m not promising to turn your child into Michelangelo. [ This studio] is not about drawing or painting well. It is about encouraging your child to think independently and confidently. It is about helping your child explore their surroundings in an adventurous manner, but with sensitivity. It is about helping your child maintain a level of curiosity all children are born with, but most lose by the time they are ready for school”

   297 Woolwich St. Guelph, ON               226-500-1544 (during business hours)

 

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