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L’Imagier’s Day Camp

Due to the health crisis caused by COVID-19, L’Imagier Art Centre will not be able to offer day camps this year. Please be assured that each client will be contacted personally to follow up on this. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this exceptional situation.



Art in Action!

Based on the alternative pedagogy model, kids work in an open space using available material and animator-artists guide and facilitate kids’ projects. Every morning, kids learn about a new technique, and then proceed to create. After lunch, the technique is put into practice as part of a project in contemporary art. Throughout the day, kids alternate between outdoor play and artistic creation. Self-respect and respect for the others, helping each other out and openness to the world around us  is strongly emphasized. At L’Imagier, curiosity is encouraged, friendship bonds are created and colourful discoverie are made. On Fridays, parents and friends are invited to visit to see the artwork created during the week.

  • The day camp is for children aged 5 to 12 years.
  • Each group is supervised by two leaders.
  • Children are grouped by age.
  • All art supplies are provided.
  • Free child care is offered from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • The daily schedule includes time for snacks, relaxation and games.
  • A park outing to the parc de L’Imaginaire and the parc des Cèdres is planned, weather permitting.
  • Children must bring their own lunch and snack (please do not send food that needs to be reheated).
  • The day camp is bilingual (French and English).
  • Participants can get creative and have fun in a safe and welcoming environment.
  • 30 spots available per week. 3 groups (5-7 years old, 8-9 years old et 10-12 years old)
  • Supervision: 1 animator for 10 children, 1 supervisor’s animators and 2 animators helper

Schedule for a typical day

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Child care
9:00 a.m. – Presentation of the day’s activities
9:30 a.m. – Snack
9:50 – 11:30 a.m. – First creative workshop
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lunch and outing to the park or beach
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.- Introduction to the second workshop, game, return to L’Imagier or preparation
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Second creative workshop, game or swimming
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Snack, wrap-up, brief presentation of the following day’s activity
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Child care


* Plus tax

Weekly rates (5 days week)

General public (1st child): $225
L’Imagier member (1st child): $200
General public (2nd, 3rd and 4th child): $200
L’Imagier member (2nd, 3rd and 4th child): $175

Weekly rates ( 4 days a week, days off June 24th and July 1st)

General public (1st child): $180
L’Imagier member (1st child): $160
General public (2nd, 3rd and 4th child): $160
L’Imagier member (2nd, 3rd and 4th child): $140

Cancellation and refund policy

A full refund, minus a $40 administration fee, will be issued for cancellations received up to 10 days prior to the start of the activity.

No refunds are issued for cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the activity, unless the cancellation is made for reasons of force majeure. In such case, please contact us to obtain a full refund.

Weekly themes

(see description below)

June 22-26 (day off 24) The image in movement
June 29-July 3 (day off 1st) The object in movement
July 6-10 Location in movement
July 13-17 The image in movement
July 20-24 The object in movement
July 27-31 Location in movement
August 3-7 The image in movement
August 10-14 The object in movement
August 17-21 Location in movement

The image in movement

Explore the development of the image in movement throughout history: from photography to video
(before cinema, photo, video and optical illusions)

Artists inspiring us : Sophie Calle, Allison Schulnick, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Hugo Gaudet-Dion, Kizi Spielmann Rose, Claude Tousignant

Workshops :

  • Thaumatrope
  • mini projector
  • Photo-novel
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Oil pastel on vinyl disc
  • Engraving and movement illusion
  • 3D anaglyph drawing

The object in movement

Explore the potential of movement in creation through activities focusing on energy, action and perceptions.

(Robotic, mobile sculpture, performance)

Artists inspiring us: Mat Collishaw, Guillaume Lachapelle, Eric Dyer, Heather Hansen

Workshops :

  • Zootrope creation and animation
  • Animated sculpture-caricature
  • Kite creation (video documentation)
  • Painting
  • Danse and choreographed drawing on giant paper


Location in movement

Artists transform space through their work, this thematic brings kids to artistically explore their environment. 

(Installation, public art, photography)

Artists inspiring us: Carlos Bunga, Zimoun, Masako Miki, Yayoi Kusama


  • Creating kaleidoscopes and dioramas
  • Papier mâché sculpture inspired by Masako Miki
  • Installation of sculptures in nature
  • Pinhole camera and cyanotype paper


* The weekly themes are flexible and are subject to change

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