drop-in art studio

Children’s Art Factory is a drop-in art studio specifically for toddlers to ten-year-olds.

Because the world needs more artists.

As a studio, we focus on the process of art, not the product. All activities are open-ended and child-led. Learn more about our philosophy.

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!

come create with us!

Children’s Art Factory is located at 37 Yarmouth St. in Downtown Guelph, Ontario.

Planning your first visit? Here are a few things you should know.

Need a map or info on parking? Downtown Guelph Parking Map

Drop-in Hours

Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fees

1 child + 1 adult is $12.00 (tax included)
Every additional adult is $6.00. Every additional child is $6.00.

There is no time limit on your visit.  Visit does not include same-day re-entry. Snacks are welcome. Infants  are free of charge.

For groups of 10 or more please call in advance for availability.

*We have a small snack table for visitors. As a courtesy to all of our guests we ask that snacks be kept to a minimum. Snacks that require utensils, bowls or plates are not permitted.  We do not allow any birthday gatherings at our snack table that include a meal and cupcakes.*

Frequent Visitor Cards

If you plan to visit Children’s Art Factory often (and we hope you do!), our frequent visitor cards allow you to pay in advance for multiple visits and save a little cash. Cards can be kept at the studio and never expire. FVC’s can be used for multiple children.

5 visits for $40 (HST inc.) ($8.00 for one child & one adult per visit)
*this is ideal for one child and one adult to visit multiple times.

If frequently visiting with more then one child..
10 visits for $70 (HST inc.) ($7.00 per child visiting; includes up to 2 adults for each visit)
20 visits for $120 (HST inc.) ($6.00 per child visiting; includes up to 2 adults for each visit)

*Cost for one child and one adult to visit without a FVC is $12.00

Know someone who loves CAF?

We have gift certificates available at the studio!

inside the studio

 

 

  • 13’ foot long easel for painting
  • Painting and drawing table filled with paper, pencils, crayons, markers and paint
  • Maker table with tape, glue and tons of recyclables to create with
  • Stage with costumes, make-up station, instruments and working microphones
  • Moonsand Kitchen
  • Tiny Town Sandbox
  • Window & Chalk Drawing Stations
  • Puppet Show Theatre
  • Mini post office with writing tools, mailboxes and lots of mail, stamps, stickers and packages

Hey Teachers!
Did you know you can bring your class to CAF?

here’s what’s happening this month!

August 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • EARLY WOODWORKING (registered program)
  • DROP-IN THEME: Mix and Mess
  • Open today 10-4pm!
2
  • DROP-IN THEME: Mix and Mess
  • Free Play Friday (Registered Program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
3
  • DROP-IN THEME: Mix and Mess
  • open today 9-5pm
4
  • DROP-IN THEME: Mix and Mess
  • Open Today 10-4pm
5
6
  • DROP-IN THEME: SPRAY PAINTING
  • Puppet Making and Theatre (registered program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
7
  • DROP-IN THEME: SPRAY PAINTING
  • Puppet Making and Theatre (registered program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
8
  • DROP-IN THEME: SPRAY PAINTING
  • Puppet Making and Theatre (registered program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
9
  • DROP-IN THEME: SPRAY PAINTING
  • Free Play Friday! (registered program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
10
  • DROP-IN THEME: SPRAY PAINTING
  • Mini Makers@Farmers Market 8-12pm
  • open today 9-5pm
11
  • DROP-IN THEME: SPRAY PAINTING
  • Open Today 10-4pm
12
  • Cardboard City (registered program)
  • DROP-IN THEME: CAR WASH AND PAINT
  • Open today 10-4pm!
13
  • Cardboard City (registered program)
  • DROP-IN THEME: CAR WASH AND PAINT
  • Open today 10-4pm!
14
  • DROP-IN THEME: CAR WASH AND PAINT
  • Art Lab: Printmaking (registered program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
15
  • DROP-IN THEME: CAR WASH AND PAINT
  • Art Lab: Printmaking (registered program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
16
  • DROP-IN THEME: CAR WASH AND PAINT
  • Free Play Friday! (registered program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
17
  • DROP-IN THEME: CAR WASH AND PAINT
  • open today 9-5pm
18
  • DROP-IN THEME: CAR WASH AND PAINT
  • Open Today 10-4pm
19
  • Art Lab: Sewing (registered program)
  • DROP-IN THEME: SAND POTIONS
  • Open today 10-4pm!
20
  • Art Lab: Sewing (registered program)
  • DROP-IN THEME: SAND POTIONS
  • Open today 10-4pm!
21
  • Art Lab: Sewing (registered program)
  • DROP-IN THEME: SAND POTIONS
  • Open today 10-4pm!
22
  • Art Lab: Sewing (registered program)
  • DROP-IN THEME: SAND POTIONS
  • Open today 10-4pm!
23
  • DROP-IN THEME: SAND POTIONS
  • Free Play Friday! (registered program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
24
  • DROP-IN THEME: SAND POTIONS
  • open today 9-5pm
25
  • DROP-IN THEME: SAND POTIONS
  • Open Today 10-4pm
26
  • Art Lab: Colour Mixing (registered program)
  • DROP-IN THEME: Baby wash and paint
  • Open today 10-4pm!
27
  • DROP-IN THEME: Baby wash and paint
  • DIY Dollhouse Workshop! (registered program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
28
  • DROP-IN THEME: Baby wash and paint
  • DIY Dollhouse Workshop! (registered program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
29
  • DROP-IN THEME: Baby wash and paint
  • Potions (registered program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
30
  • DROP-IN THEME: Baby wash and paint
  • Free Play Friday! (registered program)
  • Open today 10-4pm!
31
  • DROP-IN THEME: Baby wash and paint
  • open today 9-5pm

go behind-the-scenes at CAF!