drop-in art studio

Children’s Art Factory is a studio geared toward young children

…but

Every age is welcome!

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 our sensory activity 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

Fees

1 child + 1 adult is $14.00 (tax included)
Every additional adult is $7.00. Every additional child is $7.00.

There is no time limit on your visit.  Visit does not include same-day re-entry.  Infants are free of charge.
Snacks are welcome. Please note: we are a peanut and nut free facility.

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

Drop-In Hours
Check main page for regular & Holiday Hours! 

*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 $45 (HST inc.) ($9.00 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 $80 (HST inc.) ($8.00 per child visiting; includes up to 2 adults for each visit)
20 visits for $135 (HST inc.) ($6.75 per child visiting; includes up to 2 adults for each visit)

*Cost for one child and one adult to visit without a FVC is $14.00

Know someone who loves CAF?

We have gift certificates available at the studio!

inside the studio

 

 

  • Painting easels  (tempera paint)
  • Maker table with tape, paint, markers, paper glue and lots of art materials to create with
  • Stage with costumes, face-painting station, instruments and working microphones
  • Moonsand Kitchen and fort
  •  Sandpit with loose parts
  • Window & Chalk Drawing Stations
  • Mini office with fort-  writing tools, mailboxes and lots of mail, stamps and packages
  • Giant Train Table that changes with the seasons
  • rotating sensory activity posted weekly on our main page calendar

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

here’s what’s happening this month!

February 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • corn sensory
  • open today 9-5pm
2
  • corn sensory
  • Corn sensory
  • Open Today 10-4pm
3
  • Hairdressing Heads
4
  • Hairdressing Heads
5
  • Hairdressing Heads
6
  • Hairdressing Heads
  • Babe & Me - CANCELLED
  • Babe & Me - CANCELLED
7
  • Hairdressing Heads
  • open 9-4 pm
8
  • Hairdressing Heads
  • open today 9-5pm
9
  • Hairdressing Heads
  • Open Today 10-4pm
10
  • Love potions with pink sand
11
  • Love potions with pink sand
12
  • Love potions with pink sand
13
  • Love potions with pink sand
  • Babe & Me - Light Table Fun!
  • Babe & Me - Light Table Fun!
14
  • Love potions with pink sand
  • open 9-4 pm
15
  • Love potions with pink sand
  • open today 9-5pm
16
  • Love potions with pink sand
  • Open Today 10-4pm
17
  • Love potions with pink sand
  • OPEN 10-4
18
  • plexi- easel with sprayers
19
  • plexi- easel with sprayers
20
  • plexi- easel with sprayers
  • Babe & Me - Car Painting
  • Babe & Me - Car Painting
21
  • plexi- easel with sprayers
  • open 9-4 pm
22
  • plexi- easel with sprayers
  • open today 9-5pm
23
  • plexi- easel with sprayers
  • Open Today 10-4pm
24
  • plexi- easel with sprayers
  • rice grinding
25
  • rice grinding
26
  • rice grinding
  • school visit (12:30-2:30) 45 + students
27
  • rice grinding
  • Babe & Me - Tunnels & Tubes
  • Babe & Me - Tunnels & Tubes
28
  • rice grinding
  • open 9-4 pm
29
  • rice grinding
  • open today 9-5pm