Energize your summer with art!
We are excited to offer a range of workshops, courses and summer art camp for kids this season. Choose from watercolours, acrylics, drawing, ceramics, mixed media and more! Dive deeper into your favourite medium or experiment with a new one!

This season Make Art Day returns! A day full of unique workshops for kids, teens, adults and the entire family. Our VAM Kids Summer Art Camp will be in full swing during the daytime and Art Night Out is also making a come back for those summer evenings where you are looking for an artsy activity.

Make Art Day: Saturday, August 20
You are invited to Make Art Day at VAM on Saturday, August 20 for a day of arts programming for the family! Join our talented Artist Instructors and get creative with clay, mixed media, paint and more!
Riverwood Plein Air
with Sam Paonessa
Mixed Media Painting
16+, ADULT
with Shahrzad Amin
Ceramic Birdhouse
16+, ADULT

with Gillian Sych
Digital Character Illustration
13 – 15
with Sima Naseem
Paper Dahlia Flower
16+, ADULT
with Mary Ma
Plasticine Self-Portrait
6 – 8
with Cora Paiero
Ceramic Name Plaque
6 – 8
with Gillian Sych
Light-Up Wire Art
9 – 12
with Cora Paiero
Intro to Nature Sketch – Robert Bateman Foundation
6 –8, 9 – 12,13 – 18, ADULT
with Alethia Caraccioli
Plan a creative date night with your significant other or friends! Art Night Out at VAM is a fun and social way to spend your summer evenings this July at 7:00pm.
Each week offers the opportunity to meet new people, make art and enjoy learning from a different instructor.
No previous art experience required and all materials are provided.
Bold, Beautiful Painted Flowers
Carla Gonzalez-Casanova – July 7

Polymer Clay Jewelry
Cora Paiero – July 14

Manifesting Through Art& Yoga
Alethia Caraccioli – July 21

Experimental Pop-Art Painted Portraits
Karim Machado-Aman – July 28

VAM Kids Summer Art Camp
Our popular VAM Kids’ Art Camp is back in-studio! Experienced Artist Instructors lead campers through a variety of fine art and craft projects. Working in art studios with small peer groups, campers make new friends while exploring drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media.
Days are rounded out with outdoor fun and games (weather-permitting) all in the beautiful setting of Riverwood. The cost of camp registration includes all materials and a special outdoor activity and pizza lunch on Friday!
Extended Care available. Register early to secure your spot!
VAM Teens Arts Studio
Teens will have the opportunity to explore their creativity and experiment with connected Studio Art practices. Develop original artworks by experimenting with different media and themes. Learn from various Artist Instructors and take home completed projects every 2 weeks.

Adult Courses – At VAM, Online & Hybrid
Every VAM adult course is designed to offer new learning opportunities and a chance to develop or fine tune your artistic skills. Choose from a variety of mediums to suit your needs.
Click the artwork to view the course
Chinese Brush Painting for Beginners
with Joyce Wang
Watercolour –The Next Steps
with Zan Barrage
Art for Well-Being
with Alethia Caraccioli
Introduction to Drawing
with Mary Ma
Clay Studio 2
with Gillian Sych
Colour in a Whole New Light
with Karim Machado-Aman
Mixed Media Paintings
with Shahrzad Amin
Curiously Creative Ceramics
with Bhavna Bhatnagar
Painting the Passion of Watercolour
with Bonnie Steinberg
See you this Summer!