“It is a happy talent to know how to play” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Cost: $8.00 per child (CASH ONLY)

*****NEW*****CAF Merchandise available. Gift certificates,  Decorate-your-own capes, Dollhouse, CAF t-shirts, Busy Bags and Busy Boxes, Pirate hats, Wizard hats and Crowns available NOW!  All items include free visit to the Art factory!

CLOSED MONDAYS

There is a NO SHOE policy at the studio. Please remember to wear/bring a pair of socks. Bare feet are welcome! This includes Adults!

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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April 2014
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Category: GeneralFinger Painting Factory

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April 1, 2014N/A

Finger painting is always fun!* Kids have permission to cover their hands with paint and slip, slide their fingers through gooey color. Finger paint is the epitome of sensory art and, for young children especially, sensory art is important for development and even helps them learn.

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Category: GeneralFinger Painting Factory

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April 2, 2014N/A

Finger painting is always fun!* Kids have permission to cover their hands with paint and slip, slide their fingers through gooey color. Finger paint is the epitome of sensory art and, for young children especially, sensory art is important for development and even helps them learn.

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Category: GeneralFinger Painting Factory

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April 3, 2014N/A

Finger painting is always fun!* Kids have permission to cover their hands with paint and slip, slide their fingers through gooey color. Finger paint is the epitome of sensory art and, for young children especially, sensory art is important for development and even helps them learn.

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Category: GeneralFinger Painting Factory

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April 4, 2014N/A

Finger painting is always fun!* Kids have permission to cover their hands with paint and slip, slide their fingers through gooey color. Finger paint is the epitome of sensory art and, for young children especially, sensory art is important for development and even helps them learn.

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Category: GeneralFinger Painting Factory

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April 5, 2014N/A

Finger painting is always fun!* Kids have permission to cover their hands with paint and slip, slide their fingers through gooey color. Finger paint is the epitome of sensory art and, for young children especially, sensory art is important for development and even helps them learn.

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Category: General" Beside the Grain " Bakery

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April 8, 2014N/A

Come and play with foam cakes , glue and coloured sand to create your own "baked goods" in our "Beside the Grain "bakery.

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Category: General" Beside the Grain " Bakery

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April 9, 2014N/A

Come and play with foam cakes , glue and coloured sand to create your own "baked goods" in our "Beside the Grain "bakery.

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Category: General" Beside the Grain " Bakery

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April 10, 2014N/A

Come and play with foam cakes , glue and coloured sand to create your own "baked goods" in our "Beside the Grain "bakery.

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Category: General" Beside the Grain " Bakery

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April 11, 2014N/A

Come and play with foam cakes , glue and coloured sand to create your own "baked goods" in our "Beside the Grain "bakery.

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Category: General" Beside the Grain " Bakery

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April 12, 2014N/A

Come and play with foam cakes , glue and coloured sand to create your own "baked goods" in our "Beside the Grain "bakery.

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Category: Generalwater play

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April 15, 2014N/A

The most fascinating material for children to scoop, pump, pour and play with.

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Category: Generalwater play

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April 16, 2014N/A

The most fascinating material for children to scoop, pump, pour and play with.

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Category: Generalwater play

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April 17, 2014N/A

The most fascinating material for children to scoop, pump, pour and play with.

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Category: GeneralCLOSED TODAY

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April 18, 2014N/A

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Category: Generalwater play

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April 19, 2014N/A

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Category: Generalcorn factory

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April 22, 2014N/A

Come and try out our pulley system with bags for filling and pouring. Fill up bags of corn and send them to the "processer" and watch the corn return to the bin on a slide.

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Category: Generalcorn factory

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April 23, 2014N/A

Come and try out our pulley system with bags for filling and pouring. Fill up bags of corn and send them to the "processer" and watch the corn return to the bin on a slide.

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Category: Generalcorn factory

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April 24, 2014N/A

Come and try out our pulley system with bags for filling and pouring. Fill up bags of corn and send them to the "processer" and watch the corn return to the bin on a slide.

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Category: Generalcorn factory

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April 25, 2014N/A

Come and try out our pulley system with bags for filling and pouring. Fill up bags of corn and send them to the "processer" and watch the corn return to the bin on a slide.

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Category: Generalcorn factory

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April 26, 2014N/A

Come and try out our pulley system with bags for filling and pouring. Fill up bags of corn and send them to the "processer" and watch the corn return to the bin on a slide.

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Category: GeneralGrind and Mash Factory

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April 29, 2014N/A

Pour a solid material, start cranking and watch it emerge as powder! Children love to see this cause and effect, while participating in a fun, hands-on physical activity.

Come try out our new homemade and SAFE grinders. Grinding materials will be an assortment of dried goods suitable for mashing.

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Category: GeneralGrind and Mash Factory

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April 30, 2014N/A

Pour a solid material, start cranking and watch it emerge as powder! Children love to see this cause and effect, while participating in a fun, hands-on physical activity.

Come try out our new homemade and SAFE grinders. Grinding materials will be an assortment of dried goods suitable for mashing.

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Category: GeneralGrind and Mash Factory

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May 1, 2014N/A

Pour a solid material, start cranking and watch it emerge as powder! Children love to see this cause and effect, while participating in a fun, hands-on physical activity.

Come try out our new homemade and SAFE grinders. Grinding materials will be an assortment of dried goods suitable for mashing.

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Category: GeneralGrind and Mash Factory

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May 2, 2014N/A

Pour a solid material, start cranking and watch it emerge as powder! Children love to see this cause and effect, while participating in a fun, hands-on physical activity.

Come try out our new homemade and SAFE grinders. Grinding materials will be an assortment of dried goods suitable for mashing.

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Category: GeneralGrind and Mash Factory

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May 3, 2014N/A

Pour a solid material, start cranking and watch it emerge as powder! Children love to see this cause and effect, while participating in a fun, hands-on physical activity.

Come try out our new homemade and SAFE grinders. Grinding materials will be an assortment of dried goods suitable for mashing.

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 you want your child to “fit in” at school, to understand that they are “no better” than other children, and to never take risks, [this studio] is not for you. 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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