Summer 2020

Camps will run from 9-4, Monday – Friday as a drop-off program. Children will participate in planned process-based art activities each day in a private activity room and outdoor courtyard, as well as having access to the entire studio. We are accepting children aged 4-8.

We will be having a special guest, Aaron Senitt, hosting an early woodworking workshop from July 13-24. Aaron is a kindergarten teacher in Guelph and joined us last year for this very popular program! All other themes are TBA and are subject to change.

The pricing is $65+hst per day, or $300 for a full week. You are able to book single days or weeks as you wish. Payment in full is required before enrollment can be confirmed.

The Children’s Art Factory will provide all materials required for each camp. Children must provide their own snacks and lunch, and it is recommended they bring an extra set of clothing, including socks.  We are a socks only facility.

Camps begin on Monday, June 29, 2020 and conclude on Friday, September 4, 2020.


To register please email

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


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.

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:


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.