March Break Camps at Markham Museum

With most of the winter behind us, it’s time to start thinking about March Break activities to keep kids busy and entertained.

Markham Museum offers many fun and educational camps this March Break.

Explorer Camp: Are you ready to explore the best of what the museum has to offer this March Break? Throughout the week, campers will get to explore all the Markham Museum has to offer within its 25 acres from mini-mysteries to pottery and from circus science experiments to hands-on engineering projects. Each day of the week is themed and filled with fun new experiences for both new and returning campers. Kids 4-10 years old will enjoy five days of fun at Explorer Camp. Barcode # 358207.

Fashion, Fabric and Fun Camp: Calling all creative kids who have a passion for fashion. Throughout the week at camp, children will explore the interactive Textile Studio and try their hand at basic weaving, sewing, and felting techniques. Campers will draw inspiration from the museum’s own textile and fashion collection to create their own fashion accessories. By the end of the week, these budding designers will get to show off their works at a fashion show. Kids 7-12 years old will enjoy five days of fun and learning. Barcode # 355794.

Pottery Camp: Come and enjoy Markham Museum’s Pottery Studio. Campers will create imaginative projects throughout the week, learning various techniques such as coiling, pinch pots and slab building. Campers will be taught various pottery skills and also gain inspiration for their projects from the museum’s collection. No experience required and all materials/firing included. Kids 7-13 years old will learn various pottery techniques for five mornings during March Break. Barcode # 357044.

Teen Wheel Throwing & Hand-building Camp: This afternoon camp provides a wonderful opportunity for teens to learn the basics of Pottery hand-building, throwing and trimming on the potter’s wheel. Led by the ceramics studio instructor, campers will develop the skills to create functional and decorative pieces such as mugs, bowls, vases, creative creatures and unique sculptures. The camp will touch on ceramic art, history of clay around the world, geology, and even the chemistry of clay. The instructor will also discuss building art portfolios for those interested in art schools. No experience required and all materials/firings included. Youth 12-16 years old will learn the basics of pottery hand-building, throwing and trimming on the potter’s wheel. Camp runs from Monday to Friday from 1-4 p.m. Barcode # 357046.

The above camps run from March 16-20. Full-day camps offer before and aftercare for an additional cost. Visit www.markhammuseum.ca for more details and other barcodes.

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