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Inspiration Studio Art Camps & Events
 

Each and every year, there are two themed art camps offered, and two public Youth Markets for registered students. One in June and one in December. All free to attend, with donations to local animal rescue foundations as admission.  We also host a special Selfie Station with a holiday themed backdrop and fun props!

In addition to these, all five programs participate in the Okotoks Art Gallery's Gingerbread Station contest. This year, marked our third year. So much candy and so much fun!

Once completed, their work has been transported to the Okotoks Art Gallery for voting. 

We all have a LOT of fun doing these - even when we start on them right after Hallowe'en!

But THAT'S not all that we do... be sure to check out our ISAFA Coffee Shop Shows and our Summertime Youth Market 2024 on June 22... Next up: Dinosaur Discovery Art Camp and Dragons & Mysticism Art Camp Magic!!! 

Upcoming Events NOW until July!

  • ISAFA Coffee Shop Shows!
    ISAFA Coffee Shop Shows!
    Mon, Jan 08
    Okotoks
    Jan 08, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Jun 08, 2024, 2:00 p.m.
    Okotoks, 22 N Railway St, Okotoks, AB T1S 1B7, Canada
    Jan 08, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Jun 08, 2024, 2:00 p.m.
    Okotoks, 22 N Railway St, Okotoks, AB T1S 1B7, Canada
    Using coffee as their main inspiration, the ISAFA Students will be creating art to hang on the walls FIVE LOCATIONS: Sweetgrass Deli, Rebel Bean, 94 Take the Cake, Little Apple Cafe & Bakeshop & Chippy's Cookie House!
  • Summertime Youth Market 2024!
    Summertime Youth Market 2024!
    Sat, Jun 22
    Okotoks
    Jun 22, 2024, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MDT
    Okotoks, 58 Elizabeth St, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A4, Canada
    Jun 22, 2024, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MDT
    Okotoks, 58 Elizabeth St, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A4, Canada
    We're back to the Elks Hall for our 12th Year of showcasing the artists of the Inspiration Studio Academy of Fine Art - June 22nd! Join us as we celebrate the efforts of local youth artists!
  • Dinosaur Discovery Art Camp! (ages 7-10)
    Dinosaur Discovery Art Camp! (ages 7-10)
    Mon, Jul 08
    Okotoks
    Jul 08, 2024, 10:00 a.m. MDT – Jul 12, 2024, 3:00 p.m. MDT
    Okotoks, 10 Ardiel Dr, Okotoks, AB T1S 1G6, Canada
    Jul 08, 2024, 10:00 a.m. MDT – Jul 12, 2024, 3:00 p.m. MDT
    Okotoks, 10 Ardiel Dr, Okotoks, AB T1S 1G6, Canada
    In this super fun week of art camp, kids ages 7 - 10 will enjoy learning how to paint, sculpt, create jewelry, draw, design and so much more all in the name of paleontology! Each day leads into the next as does each project and on their last day, in their last hour - they put on a mini art exhibit!
  • Dragons & Mysticism Art Camp (ages 10 -13)
    Dragons & Mysticism Art Camp (ages 10 -13)
    Mon, Jul 22
    Okotoks
    Jul 22, 2024, 10:00 a.m. MDT – Jul 26, 2024, 4:00 p.m. MDT
    Okotoks, 10 Ardiel Dr, Okotoks, AB T1S 1G6, Canada
    Jul 22, 2024, 10:00 a.m. MDT – Jul 26, 2024, 4:00 p.m. MDT
    Okotoks, 10 Ardiel Dr, Okotoks, AB T1S 1G6, Canada
    During this fascinating 30 hour total art camp for age 10 - 13, art students will delve deep into what makes them unique and special individuals while they study a wide variety of dragons, and techniques such as watercolour, clay sculpture, drawing, calligraphy, acrylic painting, felting & more:)
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Castle of the Arts CAMP EXHIBIT 2021

Castle of the Arts Camps
Kids Got to Paint the Castle!
Making crests and masks
E.Ayas tapestry in progress
A.Harris  flag in progress
D.Harris portrait
D.Harris tie dye
D.Harris necklace
Gauntlets_up
Gauntlet_lacing
E.Day Portrait
E.Day stained glass windows
E.Day Tie Dye Tunic
E.Day beaded jewerly
E.Day - Medieval Village
A. Jennings  portrait
A.Jennings Tie Dye Tunic
A.Harris portrait
A. Harris horse painitng
A.Harris tie dye
A.Harris tapestry in progress
3D filament spool --Chandelier
E.Ayas portrait
tunic belt 1
tunic belt 2
tunic belt 3
tunic belt 4
Kids Castle Clay pets
A. Harris - Baby dragon
Clothespin Knight
KIDS Food stop
KIDS Art Show_with guests
E.Short - keyboard membrane curtain
A. Jordan - Photo Op Design
T. Ayas - tie-dye tunic
T.Ayas - calligraphy monogram
T. Ayas - Knight Shield
A.Ayas - tie dye tunic
A. Ayas -Medieval City
A.Ayas - Mythical Creature: Zburator
A. Ayas - Knight Shield
O.Ayas - Tie Die Tunic
O. Ayas - Knight Shield
O.Ayas Mythical Creature:Kilin
O.Ayas Japanese Temple
E. Short - tie dye tunic
E.Short - Mythical Creature:Unknown
E.Short - Knight Shield
E.Short - Two-Tiered Medieval Castle
A.Reimers Mythical Creature: Faery
A. Reimers Greek Temple and Concrete pottery

A CASTLE of the Arts was created in 2021 in my garage over the course of 4 months:) 

THE four towers represent INNOVATION, FUNCTIONALITY, LITERARY Art and EXPRESSION. Cardboard, styrofoam, reclaimed wallpaper, carpet tube rolls, spools, deck railings, 3D printing spools, keyboard membranes, plumbing tubes,  packing materials, tv boxes, cat toys, brushes, pencils, feathers, costumes, and painting, glue, tape and corrugated plastic.  It served the local baking shop 94 Take the Cake as an outdoor mini venue for kids and big kids to learn more about how the Arts have shaped our civilizations from July 17 - August 28th during the Town of Okotoks Nooks & Crannies Festival. It lasted all the way into early October and was used for four other events! And a few elements are still in use. 

Take a peek at the carousel of how it all came together through still shots - videos - kids and teens helping, decorating...and how it found a new purpose  as a backdrop for league and Art Club art shows! 

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Collaboration Apprentice Contest

Collaboration Apprentice Contest

READ all about it!

Contest Themes and Dates

Contest Themes and Dates

YES! 7 THEMES and ONE for EACH Day of the WEEK!

Apprentice Contest

Apprentice Contest

KIDS choose from the themes... YOU comment on the THEME that will pop up during the week of July 20-July 24 and your artist will be entered into the contest!!! And YES, there are EPIC prizes! Follow the link to my IGTV account to see the winners announced!

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