Variety of creative arts programs for both adults and kids happening this summer in Mississauga

Published June 29, 2023 at 3:53 pm

Creative arts programs for both adults and kids happening this summer at the Small Arms Inspection Building Mississauga, courtesy of CreativeHub1352

For the creative and crafty among us, get ready for a unique summer arts vacation right here in Mississauga, courtesy of CreativeHub 1352.

These programs, which will take place at the Small Arms Inspection Building at 1352 Lakeshore Rd E. in Lakeview, include everything from oil painting, watercolours and mosaics to weaving, woodburning and more!

The extensive lineup of unique art and maker workshops features a variety of talented artists to help you explore your creative side. The workshops are designed for different age ranges, so there’s something for everyone including activities for children, adults and seniors.

The Small Arms Inspection Building is one of the most historic buildings in Mississauga. Designed in 1940 and used as a large munitions plant for the Canadian Army throughout World War II, the facility is now classed as a heritage-designated property.

In addition to its storied history, the building is a big and bright space that’s perfect for creative arts and other events. There’s something here for everyone, all year round!

A ton of different workshops are available throughout July. Here’s what to expect from each:

Whimsical Watercolours with Maryna Salagub
Tue, Jul 4, 2023: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Ages: All ages

Welcome to a whimsical watercolour workshop like no other! This workshop is designed to captivate all ages.

Stick-He[Art]s Sticker with Heba Khan
Wed, Jul 5, 2023: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
Ages: All ages

Join us for an enchanting sticker making workshop that takes you on a delightful journey to rediscover your inner child.

Petals & Layers Oil Painting with Deanna Colosimo
Wed, Jul 5, 2023: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Ages: 16+

Join us for an engaging oil painting flower workshop where you’ll embark on a creative journey, capturing the essence of nature’s beauty!

Eco Printed Scarves with Carly Franklin
Thu, Jul 6, 2023: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
Ages: 15+

Join us for an enchanting Eco-Printing workshop, where we invite you to embark on a creative journey that blends nature and artistry.

Silkscreen for Beginners with Yasmine Louis
Thu, Jul 6, 2023: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Ages: All ages – children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult with their own ticket

Join our exciting silkscreen printing workshop designed specifically for beginners!

Fun with Watercolour – Flamingo with Laurel Best
Tue, Jul 11, 2023: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Ages: All ages – children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult with their own ticket

Dive into the wonderful world of watercolour painting with our captivating flamingo watercolour workshop!

Intro to Woodburning with Myra Farooq
Tue, Jul 11, 2023: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Ages: 15+

Join us for the exciting and creative world of woodburning in this beginner’s workshop!

Fun with Watercolour – Roses for Seniors with Laurel Best
Wed, Jul 12, 2023: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Ages: Seniors

Dive into the wonderful world of watercolour painting with our captivating watercolour workshop for seniors!

Gel Printing with Daniela Easter
Wed, Jul 12, 2023: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Ages: All ages – children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

Discover the exciting world of gel plate printing in this engaging and hands-on art workshop for all ages!

Cardboard House Community with Claudine Crangle
Thu, Jul 13, 2023: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
Ages: Children 5-8 – children must be accompanied by an adult

Young students will transform blank canvases into captivating houses that reflect their own unique personalities and dreams.

Watercolour Whales with Daniela Easter
Thu, Jul 13, 2023: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Ages: 12+

Embark on an artistic journey into the depths of the underwater world to create stunning watercolour paintings of majestic whales.

Dandelion String Art with Andrea Ryan
Tue, Jul 18, 2023: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Ages: 15+

Craft a remarkable string piece on a stained board, learn from a seasoned artist and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of string art.

Mosaic Planter Pot with Elena Martoglio
Tue, Jul 18, 2023: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Ages: All ages – children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

Add a unique touch to your summer garden with this mosaic planter pot workshop and design your own decorative planter!

Grounded: Embroidery & Plants with Sarah Zanchetta
Wed, Jul 19, 2023: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Ages: All ages – children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

Join us for a captivating and creative journey into the world of embroidery and botany with our unique workshop!

Wet Felt Bird with Chris Liszak
Wed, Jul 19, 2023: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Ages: All ages – children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

Join us for a delightful wet felt bird workshop where you’ll discover the fascinating art of fiber into a charming felt bird!

Collaged Sun Catchers with Janet Hinkle
Thu, Jul 20, 2023: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Ages: All ages – children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques to create stunning sun catchers.

Weaving 101 with Emma Enright
Thu, Jul 20, 2023: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Ages: Young adults

Join us in this beginner weaving workshop, and unlock your artistic potential as you embrace the art of tapestry weaving.

CreativeHub 1352 is a group of community-minded individuals organizing programs and events at the Small Arms Inspection Building, with a focus on building community through arts, heritage, and environmental sciences.

For more information on all of these workshops, visit CreativeHub 1352’s website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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