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?

Nature silkscreening and sewing with Miko!

week 1:  Printmaking on fabric

Miko will demonstrate silkscreening techniques using leaves to create unique printed designs on fabric. Experimenting with brayers, stamp prinitng and coloured inks to create their own designed fabrics!

week 2: Sewing

Using their own printed fabric from week 1, children will transform their work into a creation of their own choosing, using real sewing machines! The direction of the sewn project will be child-led, whether they want to transform their printed fabric into pillows, wall hangings on stuffies, Miko will gently guide young artists, to produce a work of fiber art entirely from their own vision.

About the Artist

LilTreeandMe

How "Lil Tree & Me" came to be....Lil Tree is my first daughter Sequoia who came along at just the point when I needed her most. It was 2013 when she was born and she soon became my muse for designing handmade clothing and dolls. My love for creating for my children has evolved into a business that has taken me to shows and festivals across Ontario and made my life so much more meaningful in the process.

Miko Henry (She/Her) makes handcrafted clothing in Guelph. https://www.instagram.com/lil_tree_and_me/

Introduction to Watercolour with Candice!

week 1:

Creating and using a watercolour colour wheel

week 2:

Wet on wet technique

week 3:

Draw with me- outline and colour in a cupcake!

About the Artist

Candice Leyland (She/Her) is watercolour Artist and Teacher from Kitchener.  I'm passionate about making art inspired by nature and exploring colour. Contact Candice: https://linkpop.com/candiceleylandart

 

Introduction to Calligraphy with Candice!

Learn the "not so ancient” art of cursive writing and Calligraphy in a fun 4 week class. Students will learn basic handwriting and explore simple calligraphy through a variety of fun exercises and projects. At the end of class students will be able to write a letter in cursive and have a small collection of artworks featuring their own handwriting.

About the Artist

Candice Leyland (She/Her) is a watercolour Artist and Teacher from Kitchener. I'm passionate about making art inspired by nature and exploring colour.  https://linkpop.com/candiceleylandart