Are you looking to beat the summertime boredom? Parents or grandparents looking to find an activity to occupy some of the children's time this summer? Look to Hutchison House for the answer.
We offer a fun alternative to full time camp programs. We start on Wednesday mornings and by noon have completed something fun and exciting that your children will love to show off!
Programs run from 9:30am - 12pm. The cost is $15 per attendant and pre-registration is required. Children are encouraged to bring their own snacks.
For more information phone 705-743-9710.
2013 Summer Workshops
July 10- Flower Power
The Art of pressing flowers was very popular in the Victorian era and again today. In this workshop children will learn how to press flowers as well as printmaking with flowers to create greeting cards.
July 17- Printmaking
Printmaking is a centuries old art form that allowed the artist to create multiple copies of their design. In this workshop children will learn a simple form of engraving using foam blocks to create designs.
July 24-Sounds Like Fun
Sound is an important sense for humans. It allows us to detect danger, navigate and communicate with each other. In this workshop children will explore sound through crafts such as rain sticks and wind chimes and games.
July 31-Feed the Birds
There are nearly 630 species of birds in Canada. From the Canada Goose to the common sparrow, birds come in all shapes and sizes and call a variety of environments home. For many years people have but bird homes and food out to attract birds to their gardens and backyards. In this workshop children will create their own bird homes and feeders using recycled materials.
August 7- Felting
Felt is one of the oldest textiles and is used for a variety of purposes, from clothing to cars and art or musical instruments. Children will learn how to make their own felt from raw wool.
As early as the Egyptians, string-operated figures, or marionettes, were used for interpretation and eventually to entertain. Children will create their own simple marionettes using easy to find materials.