Kids Summer
Kids & Adult
Kids Program
& Workshop

Journey Through the Arts

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2018 Summer Program
of Music, Art & Drama for Children 6-12
at the Old Art School, Port Hope

Kids' Summer Programme

>> Printable poster downloaded here <<


July 9-13: Cast a Magic Spell
July 23-27: Stamp Your Passport
August 13-17: Through the Telescope: Exploring the Stars
August 20-24: The African Savannah Adventure

How Do I Register?

We will be holding our 2018 Summer Program Registration days on:
Saturday, May 12 from 10:00-noon
at The Old Art School (the mill) in Port Hope.
>> Location <<

If you are unable to attend a Registration Day in person, you are invited to submit your registration beginning May 13 via
phone: (905) 885-0908 or
mail: JTTA, 190 Hope St. N., Port Hope, Ont., L1A 2P4.

>> Please CLICK HERE for the 2018 Registration Package <<
which includes everything you need to know and include in your registration.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to email us!

We are looking forward to another wonderful summer at the mill as we celebrate 17 YEARS OF JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARTS!

Christine, Mike & Eve


The cost per child (per week) is $210 PLUS HST ($237.30) which includes the use of all art supplies, guitars, percussion instruments and materials as well as two daily snacks. The program runs Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 3:00pm.

Family Discount: If two or more family members are registered we offer a 10% discount on the second and each additional child wishing to register.


If registering by mail please send a cheque, cash or ETransfer for either:

$60 (non-refundable deposit, the remainder to be paid upon arrival)
$237.30 (pay in full)

*Please make all cheques payable to Journey Through the Arts. Once we have received your payment a receipt and confirmation of your registration will be sent to you.

>> Kids Summer Program webpage <<


Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30

Stay tuned for a 2018 schedule…

Participants will have the opportunity to do a specific art projects OR they can choose to work on other self-guided projects in a variety of media. These workshops are a fun way to learn a variety of media and customize your own art projects! These small workshops will encourage your child to develop their own unique approach to art making and will allow them to work on projects in watercolour, printmaking, acrylic painting, sculpture, chalk pastel and more¦ Students will be encouraged to develop their own ideas and subject matter and will be taught according to their own interests!

$20 plus HST per workshop
Parents do not need to register for EVERY Tuesday, but are invited to sign-up for the dates that work for them!

The JTTA In-the-Schools Programme


  • Learning the Basics of Drawing
  • Relief Printmaking
  • Drawing Trees Inspired By Emily Carr
  • Caricatures
  • Pointillism
  • Portraits Inspired by Modigliani
  • Surrealism and Salvador Dali
  • Architectural Designs Inspired by Hundertwasser
  • Navajo Sandpainting and Symbolism
  • Art in the Round: Exploring Tibetan Mandalas
  • Australian Aboriginal Art
  • Drawing Our Own daVinci Flying Machines
  • Drawing Underwater Creatures
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphics

  • OwlPaintings on Canvas: Learning How to Mix Colours and Create Textures with Paint
  • Contour Leaf Drawings with Cross-hatching
  • Paintings That Make You SCREAM Inspired by
    Edvard Munch
  • Pen and Ink Owls: Learning About Lines and Textures
  • How to Draw People in Proper Proportion
  • Canadian Aboriginal Art: Petroglyphs and Storytelling
  • Understanding Colour
  • Self-Portraits Inspired by Vincent vanGogh
  • Collage with Gustav Klimt
  • Cubism Portraits Inspired by Pablo Picasso
  • Landscape Painting and the Group of Seven
  • Scratchboard Inspired by the Tree of Life

We hope to see you at the studio soon!



Journey Through the Arts, run by artist Christine Benson, and musician Mike Woods is a multi-faceted arts organization in Port Hope, Ontario which is dedicated to bringing a variety of exciting programmes to adults and children. Founded as a way to ensure "the arts" (music, art and drama) are an integeral part of children's lives JTTA offers week long summer programmes throughout July and August at a restored mill along the Ganaraska River. The summer programme, which was founded in 2002, teaches children (between the ages of 6 and 13) about the value and importance of using their creativity and imagination while they produce visual art, perform original musical compositions and perform short plays. The results are both inspiring and humbling as the children gain confidence and learn various skills throughout the week.

From its roots as a children's arts organization Journey Through the Arts (JTTA) has blossomed and grown into a place where adults and children alike can experience the limitless possibilities of the arts. JTTA now offers after school, weekend and specialty art workshops for children, private guitar lessons, a group recording facility and adult visual art workshops which are dedicated to exposing adults (with various levels of experience) to the fine arts.

In the summer of 2005 JTTA opened the doors of the The Journey Through the Arts Gallery which focuses on giving exhibition opportunities to local and regional artists and artisans. The JTTA Gallery offers visitors a glimpse into the ideas, practises, techniques and work of 15 artists. The gallery features a variety of media including painting, printmaking, jewelry and pottery. Exhibitions and artists are ever-changing with work that is sure to inspire the artist within all of us.


Arranged to suit your individual schedule, these lessons can be booked after school or in the evening. Lessons are 30 minutes ($20 per lesson) or 1 hour ($30 per lesson) plus HST.  Private lessons include all art supplies. Lessons are based on your individual interests including mosaics, jewellery, painting on canvas, watercolour, printmaking and more!!


JTTA offers a fun and creative way to celebrate your child's birthday! Your private party includes all supplies, snacks and an art project for each of your guests. Parties are one hour in length and are held at our downtown studios. Parties are suitable for children 6-13 and are $15 per child plus HST. Please visit our website or call the studio for project descriptions.




Invite JTTA to your school! Workshops are available for JK to Grade 8 in various media. All workshops are affordably priced at $6 plus HST per student, including all art supplies. Instruction is 2 periods in length and comes with an accompanying rubric that compliments the visual art curriculum.




Each 1 hour workshop focuses on a particular technique and/or art movement.  Art workshops for children are held on Saturday’s from 10:00-11:00 and are $20 per workshop plus HST (which includes all art supplies) and consist of a maximum of 10 participants. Children are not required to register for all workshops and are free to pick and choose the workshops that interest them!



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