Photo credit CVAG: Calling All Robots, CVAG Kids Summer Camp July 8th– July 12th, 2019, led by NIDES ENTER educator Roger Vernon.
CVAG (Comox Valley Art Gallery) Kids Summer Camps
- Monday July 8 – Friday July 12 / 9AM – 3PM / Ages: 9 – 13 VEX IQ ROBOTICS CAMP
- 20 spaces / Fee $180.00 (all equipment supplied)
Facilitated by Roger Vernon / assisted by Sam Crouch, former SD 71 NIDES ENTER + E2 studentIn this introductory level robotics camp, participants will work in partners to build, program, and drive a robot using the VEX IQ platform. Teams will work together to learn basic skills for building a robotic system, program a controller to drive the system, and program for autonomous movements (non-driver controlled). Participants will all be building, driving, and programming autonomously to play a robotics game challenge called Ringmaster!
About Roger Vernon:
Roger has been the teacher for the E-Cademy of New Technology, Engineering and Robotics for 7 years. The E.N.T.E.R. program is a Navigate: NIDES, Aspen Park Elementary and Highland Secondary collaborative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program whose students engage regularly with their learning through the world of robotics and engineering. Roger is passionate about providing youth the opportunity to learn about the rapidly expanding technologies involving robotics and automation.
PLEASE NOTE: THE CAMP WILL RUN WITH A MINIMUM OF 12 PARTICIPANTS, REGISTERED BY JUNE 28TH. EARLY REGISTRATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
- Monday July 15 – Friday July 19 / 9AM – 3PM / Ages: 6–11 WILDER SPACES
- 12 spaces / Fee $180.00 (includes $30.00 materials fee)
Facilitated by Kathleen Radford and CVAG assistantsIntended to align the learners’ spirit with natural experiences in the wild and with the essence of their individual spark, lending to their own unique creativity. Just as Nature constantly changes and evolves, so too does the creative experience. Unknown yet beautiful, each opportunity a magical door just waiting to be opened.
Join Kathleen for a nature-inspired, place-based and community art experience where we dare to explore various elements of art found in every nook, crack and cranny contained in the most unusual yet predictable wilder spaces, blueprinted and mapped in the landscape of our urban places. As we learn we will play, imagine and create, exploring our world through a lens of creativity and story.
With intentions to complement the CVAG public art exhibition ‘Held and Being Held’ we will create pieces to reflect, invoke and align with the conceptual promises of the artists on site, their mantras of intention and unique qualities of work. We will provoke thought and imagination, implore courage in creativity and challenge ourselves as the innovators we innately are and can become.
With experiments in living pottery, collaborative painting, performance improvisation and the ’gifting’ of our work foretold, the fortune of this experience is destined to be extraordinary. Finality of the experience will culminate in our own group show, for the invitation of welcomed guests of our community and clan.
In my waking life, I have gathered and collected many years experience as an Art Educator, an Early Childhood Education Assistant and Education Assistant, in both public and private schools.
About Kathleen Radford:
In human shape and form, I am one part tree, one part faerie and one part guardian of the Arts. With Nature, I feel complete. It is my connection to Nature that inspires me to guide and mentor our emerging dwellers of Planet Earth-through the ways of creativity and the infinite-with the hope and heart’s wish, they too will feel the same.
Please join me as you ignite your own spark, feel your heart and experience the enchantment of Nature that awaits, as together we discover the magic and mystery of our ‘Wild[er] Spaces’.
PLEASE NOTE: THE CAMP WILL RUN WITH A MINIMUM OF 6 PARTICIPANTS, REGISTERED BY JULY 8TH. EARLY REGISTRATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Summer programming has begun:
The CVAG 2019 Creative Residency began on May 14 and runs until July 5. CeramIcist, Rachel Grenon is busy in the NIC Shadbolt Studios developing her site-specific clay based work. Grenon will give an Artist Talk at North Island College Thursday June 20 @ 7PM, Stan Hagen Theatre. Event is free and open to the public.
D Gilian Turner is in house at CVAG until July 13 for her Project Room Studio / Water + Shelter.
On Thursday, June 27th, Hold Being Held will open at 5 PM and run until September 7th. This group exhibition presents the clay based work of seven artists: Samantha Dickie, Alan Burgess, Gordon Hutchens, Jeff Brett, Roberta Denton, and D Gillian Turner. There will be opportunity to meet the artists and join in some hands on activities during the Art Opening / Make Art Workshops / Public Reception + Artists Talks event.
During the whole month of June, unique well-made items by local creatives will remain available in SHOP:MADE, the gallery’s gift shop, Tuesday to Saturday 10AM – 5PM.
We look forward to seeing you at the gallery this summer.