school visits

We love welcoming classes to Children’s Art Factory!

We believe children engage in critical thinking and learn how to become problem solvers when they are allowed to work within very clear parameters but with complete freedom to use basic art materials.

Children’s Art Factory supports and encourages spontaneous and unstructured play. We believe open-ended play goes hand-in-hand with process-based art where children are in control of their own learning.

CAF is set up to encourage children to explore the studio in their own way, at a variety of art and creativity stations that nurture  children’s curiosity and provide freedom to explore many different kinds of art.

We’re set up for children to get their hands dirty – and we’ll clean up the mess!

“[Most school settings] avoid mess because of the chaos but we believe and see the glorious mess created by children with the time, space and agency to bask in the productive joy of their own making.”

– Tom Bedard, Sand and Water Tables

book your class visit

1 Small Class/ less then 20 students- $6.00 each (tax included)includes 1 Teacher + 1 RECE + 1 Volunteer.
Time Slots: Mon-Thurs [9-11 am,9:30-11:30 am or 10-12 pm]
  • Any additional volunteers will be charged $6.00 each (tax included).
  • Any additional Teachers/RECE’s will be charged $6.00 each (tax included)
 
1 Large Class/ up to 30 students- $200+hst- includes 1 Teacher  +1 RECE or EA (as needed)  + 4 Volunteers.
Time Slots: Mon-Thurs [12-2 pm or 12:30-2:30 pm]
  • Any additional students to a max of 35 will be an additional $6.00 each (tax included).
  • Any additional volunteers will be charged $6.00 each (tax included).
  • Any additional Teachers/RECE’s will be charged $6.00 each (tax included).
 2 Small Classes/ 36-45 students- $300+hstincludes 2 Teachers + 2 RECE and/or EA (as needed) + 6 Volunteers.
Time Slots: Mon-Thurs [12-2 pm or 12:30-2:30 pm]
  • Any additional students to a max of 49 will be an additional $6.00 each (tax included).
  • Any additional volunteers will be charged $6.00 each (tax included).
  • Any additional Teachers/RECE’s will be charged $6.00 each (tax included)
2 Large Classes/ 50-60 students- $400+hst- 2 Teachers + 2 RECE and/or EA (as needed) + 8 Volunteers.
Time Slots: Mon-Thurs [12-2 pm or 12:30-2:30 pm] *An additional activity room will be open during your visit.*
  • Any additional students to a max of 64 will be charged $6.00 each (tax included).
  • Any additional volunteers will be charged $6.00 each (tax included).
  • Any additional Teachers/RECE’s will be charged $6.00 each (tax included)

Have any questions regarding a visit?

Other Suggestions for Your Class Visit

CAF is located near Guelph’s downtown core and is within walking distance to several local arts and cultural facilities and parks. If you’re looking for a full day class excursion, we recommend scheduling time before or after your visit at one of these wonderful spaces.