July at Art City was jam-packed with exciting field trips. Take a look at some of the highlights from our summer adventures!
This lovely afternoon trip included outdoor sketching, a nature walk, and a relaxing picnic in the park. The kids enjoyed the change of scenery, and the setting was perfectly suited to the urban exploration theme of our summer program.
Green Thumbs at Winchester:
We ventured to Winchester School to check out Green Thumbs, a beautiful community garden that’s open to the public. Green Thumbs offers natural education workshops on-site, which we were fortunate enough to participate in. Highlights of the workshop included herb tasting, digging through the composter, and learning about different watering systems.
Blue Jays Game:
With the generous support of Kids Upfront, Art City was able to join in the fun at the Toronto Blue Jays’ special Camps Day! Thank you to Kids Upfront for making this trip possible.
We visited the Riverdale Farm for an afternoon of observation and sketching. The outing fueled our brainstorming for Art City’s summer mural project, and improved the kids’ drawing skills.
COBA (Collective of Black Artists) specializes in teaching and showcasing Afro-Caribbean dance. The kids loved learning different kinds of dance from our wonderful instructor Charmaine, with lively accompaniment by percussionist Popcorn.
This trip marked the first time Art City walked to Brickworks, through some of Toronto’s most scenic trails and pathways. Once we arrived at our destination after a 3 km hike, we enjoyed a site tour and a picnic lunch. The kids were very excited to spot a Blue Heron on our tour, a rare endangered that we felt very lucky to spot.
Written by Amy Goudge.