Arts in Education Programs

Kaleidoscope is an innovative program that links professional artists with teachers and students in Muskoka. Using the nationally acclaimed ArtsSmarts model, our teacher - artist teams use the arts to increase student engagement in their learning.

 Muskoka Chautauqua/PEACE Camp

In collaboration with Clevelands House, PEACE Camp and Muskoka Chautauqua are providing arts workshops for children in the Clevelands House Kids’ Camp. Each week a unique artist-in-residence will present themed creative interactive children’s artshops daily from 11am to 12:30pm.

For weekly kids’ camp schedule and to register for daily & weekly programs visit www.clevelandshouse.com.

Adults and children may register with the week’s resident artist for additional afternoon artshops. For info on Artist in Residence workshops email info@artsinmuskoka.com or call 705.765.1048 or 1.888.311.ARTS (2787)

Week 1: June 29 – July 3

Sarah Lundy: Music, Rhythm, Movement and More!

Monday, June 29: Recorders – campers will have the opportunity to learn and experience playing the recorder through fun and interactive games.

Tuesday, June 30: Rhythm and Beats – campers will feel the beat through dance and movement.

Wednesday, July 1: Canadian Music – experience some of Canada’s greatest music from camp songs to modern hits.

Thursday, July 2: Orff Instruments – campers have an opportunity to play orff instruments to create songs and harmony.

Friday, July 3: Tone Chimes – Derived from the piano, tone chimes allow for players to play 1-2 notes of the scale while working as a team to create music.

Week 2: July 3 – 10

Tori Wines & Gayle Dempsey: Arts of All Kinds

Join Muskoka artists Tori Wines and Gayle Dempsey and explore a variety of art activities including painting, drawing, music, movement and more!

Week 3: July 13 – 17

Justine Gogoua: African Culture and Arts Presentation

Traditional African Native theatre, music, and dance

Week 4: July 20 – 25

Susan Terry – Theatre and Media Arts

Monday, July 20: History of Puppetry – Children will design Puppet Theatre

Tuesday, July 21: Children will build Puppet Theatre

Wednesday, July 22: Children are guided in creating a short play (individual or groups)

Thursday, July 23: Children make puppets for characters in their plays

Friday, July 24: Children direct and act in plays – public invited, $5 admission

Week 5: July 27 – 31

Tammy Cayer – First Nations Culture & Arts presentation

Native story telling, Theatre, Music, Dance and culinary Arts – The week will evolve around the Creation story.

Week 6: August 3 – 7

Sean William Dawson – Multi-Media Arts

Printmaking, Cartooning, sketching, drawing, painting and more!

Week 7: August 10 – 14

Dianne Sonnenberg – Community Mosaics Art Installation

Join us for an exciting week of artistic creativity with internationally recognized professional mosaic artist Dianne Sonnenberg, being offered for the very first time at Clevelands House!

Children will have the opportunity to create several fun mosaic projects that they can take home, using a variety of materials including glass tiles, materials from nature, and more. They will also participate in a legacy project of a permanent mosaic installation at Clevelands House that they can come back to visit and enjoy year after year. For more information about our instructor, visit her website at DianneSonnenberg.com.

Week 8: August 17 – 21, ChautauquaFest

Greg and Susan Hindle – Logsend Studio

Connect with nature through plein-air acrylic painting; learn about, colour, composition, light, brush strokes and painting techniques in the natural environment.

Week 9: August 24 – 28

Tammy Poldmaa – Flower Power

Drawing & Painting Flowers: children will develop skills in drawing shapes, forms, textures and colours of plants and flowers in the beauty of the Clevelands House Muskoka scenery.

Week 10: Aug 31 – Sept 4

Tracey Pawis – G’zaagin Art Gallery

Tracey will lead the children through traditional Native craftwork and teachings.




Check out the video below to get an idea of some of our recent projects and what the participants have to say about them.