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March Break Camps in Mainland Nova Scotia

What’s going on for children and families during March Break on the mainland, March 10-18th?
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
In-Gallery Activities
ART CLASSESSTUDIO ART CLASSES Monday, March 12 – Friday, March 16

Register for classes in sculpture, drawing, painting, clay and mixed media taught by local artists and art educators who bring a wealth of talent and experience to each class. Students can attend week-long sessions of full-day or half-day classes. Organized lunch time supervision at a nominal fee is provided for students attending full days.

ART EXPRESS CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 + 5 with artist MARGARITA FAINSHTEIN
LITTLE HANDS, BIG IDEAS

Young children will express themselves using a wide range of art techniques in drawing, printmaking, collage, and painting. Explorations into the Gallery will add a richness to this fun learning experience!
9:00am – 12:00 noon or 1:00pm – 4:00pm

ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 – 13
SCULPTURAL SKIES
with artist MIRO DAVIS

Finding shapes that float, rise, fall, and move through air and sky. Create sculptures by hand-building in clay, plaster casting, paper, wire, and wood.
Ages 5 (school-age) – 8 9:00am – 12:00 noon; Ages 8 – 13 1:00pm – 4:00pm
MIGHTY MIXED MEDIA with artist ELLA TRETAULT
Students will create their own masterpieces using both traditional and non-traditional approaches as they discover more about printmaking, clay, collage, storytelling, projections and tie-dye.
Ages 5 (school-age) – 8: 9:00am – 12:00 noon; Ages 8 – 13 1:00pm – 4:00pm
SCHOOL OF ART ROCK with artist SHERRY JOLLYMORE
Students will design band t-shirts, album covers, and rock star accessories as they explore experimental visuals to accompany music. The week will come to a finale with a performance for the fans!
Ages 8 – 13: 9:00am – 12:00noon; Ages 5 (school-age) – 8: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
CLASS OF CLAY with artist BETHANY RIORDAN-BUTTERWORTH
Learn all about clay using a variety of techniques including coil, slab, sculpture and the wheel. Students will explore sculptural and functional form, and delve into a range of decorating techniques!
Ages 8 – 13: 9:00am – 12:00 noon; Ages 5 (school-age) – 8: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
• Class size is limited to 14 participants (8 maximum in Arts Express classes unless there is more than one instructor)

REGISTRATION + FEES
Week-long Classes: Non-members $125.00 per week for half-days; $250 for full-day classes. Gallery Members $112 per week for half-days; $225 for full-day classes. (+ HST for all classes)
FEES INCLUDE ALL ART MATERIALS
An additional fee of $15 (non-members), $10 (Gallery members) per week will be charged for lunch supervision for students attending full-day classes.  Pre-registration is required for all art classes:* In person at the Gallery’s Information Desk * Phone 902 424 5280 during Gallery hours (Visa or Mastercard) * Email [email protected]

Marigold March Break Kids Art Camp
Truro
Date: March 12-16 Time: 9 AM – 3 PM, Ages: 7-12
Cost $165 + tax*Includes 50 deposit and all supplies
To register contact the Marigold Box Office at:
605 Prince Street, Truro, NS B2N 1G2; (902) 897-4004; [email protected]

Chester Playhouse
Chester
March Break Theatre Work Shop

Cost per child per program = $150.00
Class meets daily 9am -3pm Monday March 12 to Friday March 16 and ends in performance that afternoon.

Artech Studios MARCH BREAK CAMPS!
Halifax – Shambhala School
Treasures! Adventures in Technology & Art for Ages 6-10
March 12-16, 9am-4pm, $299 + HST
Dig it! Video Game Design for Ages 8-14
March 12-16, 9am-4pm, $299 + HST
Animate, AniMUD! MUDmations! Ages 9-14
March 12-16, 9am-4pm, $299 + HST

YMCA Day Camps
All Across Nova Scotia – contact the YMCA near you, or click on the link above

March Break at Ross Farm Museum
New Ross
Children’s Events, Arts/Crafts March 10 – March 18, 2012
Each day of March Break will have a theme relating to the farm. Scheduled theme days: March 10th ~Tasty Treats, March 11th ~ Valentines Day, March 12th ~ For the birds, March 13th ~ Barrels of Fun, March 14th ~ The Great Outdoors, March 15th ~ Tasty Treats, March 16th ~ Spring Time on the Farm, March 17th ~ St. Patrick’s Day, March 18th ~ Easter Time

Hot Cars Fast Wheels, March 10-18th
Race in a remote control car rally. Design, build and test your own cars. Look under the hood of a real Nascar. Make your own license plate to take home. Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the made-in Nova Scotia McKay car on March 17, at 2pm.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Halifax
Pirate Adventures, March 10 – 18th
Drop-in activities each day (with museum admission). Daily Activities: AirHedz Tattoos & Face Painting: Small Craft Gallery, Saturdays 10:30 to 3:30, Monday to Friday 10:30 to 3:30, Sun 1:00 to 4:00
Drop in crafts: The Craft Room, Saturdays 10:00 to 4:00, Monday to Friday 10:00 to 4:00, Sun 1:00 to 4:00
Pirate Dress Up: Days of Sail Gallery and Small Craft Gallery, daily Pirate and Sailor Games: Small Craft Gallery Daily
March 11, 2012
Join heritage interpreter Krista at 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm for fun round of Pirate Bingo and test your pirate knowledge!
Firefighters’ Museum of NS

Yarmouth
March Break Riddle Hunt, March 12-16th
For school age children to adults.
George Wright: A Lifetime and a Legacy, March 13, 2012

March Break Activities at Your Local Library
See your local library branch for what’s happening in your area or click on the link above.

**Do you know of an activity that I have missed?  Let me know and I will add it to the list. Thanks!**

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Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her husband of over 20 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is also a freelance writer, editor, social media manager, and VA. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, engage in local theatre, and horseback ride.

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