Myth to Marvel: Zeus, Athena, Hercules , and more at WAG Summer Art Camps

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 11, 2015: The gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus–Zeus, Athena, Hercules, and more–are coming to this year’s Summer Art Camps at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Registration starts today for an exciting series of camps for children and teens, inspired by the WAG’s highly-anticipated exhibition of ancient Greek and Roman treasures: Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin.

“Kids and teens will not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be transported into the fascinating world of ancient Greece through an outstanding collection of antiquities including full size marble statuary, painted vases, jewellery, armor and much more,” comments Rachel Baerg, WAG Head of Education. “What better way to spend the summer then having fun exploring the exciting myths of ancient Greece in the company of legendary heroes, gods and goddesses- and being inspired to create monumental works of your own?”

Summer Art Camps for children ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 14 run weekly from July 6 to August 21 (9am to 4pm, with early drop-off from 8:30am and pick up until 5pm). Kids have fun making fantastic pictures, experimenting with clay, and creating LEGO® structures, with the help of talented camp artists in any of five programs: Build Crew, Myth Making Madness, Mythbusters, Claytastic, and Fire it Up! Themed to the Olympus exhibition and by artwork in the WAG collection, campers embark on field trips, and stage their very own mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

Teens ages 13 to 17 can immerse themselves in a weeklong studio workshop from August 10 to 14 (12 to 4pm). Participants work in a variety of drawing and painting media, and develop a 3D project. All supplies are included.

Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin is a monumental exhibition opening at the WAG on April 26. As Manitoba’s first major display of classical antiquities in over 50 years, Olympus features over 160 works, including marble statues and reliefs, bronze statuettes, terracotta vases, and jewellery from the National Museums in Berlin.

A few spots are still available for Spring Break Art Camp, running March 30 to April 2. Children ages 6-12 will explore new themes every day and enjoy making fun masterpieces. Sign up for the full week or individual days. Looking for something to do with the whole family over spring break? The WAG is offering Family Art Tours on Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 2 at 1pm, featuring hands-on activities for all ages. Cost is included with Gallery admission.

Camp registration is now open, visit or call 204.789.1766 to sign up. Many camps sell out quickly; register early reserve spots.

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