Laura Hartman and Devon Johnson as our “Artists-at-Large”

Devon Johnson and Laura Hartman as our “Artists-at-Large”

We are very pleased to report that our new community programs are up and running, and are being greeted with tremendous enthusiasm.

Artist-at-Large School Program

YRDSB and YCDSB elementary schools throughout Markham and Stouffville have been welcoming our summer students Laura Hartman and Devon Johnson as our “Artists-at-Large”, teaching students the techniques of perspective, shading, and other skills in a variety of mediums.  The artwork will be entered into our various School Children’s categories in our Homecraft competitions during the fair.  We are running up to 3 workshops daily, every day during May and June.  Thanks so much to all of our local principals and teachers for contacting us to arrange this schedule.

Summer Camp Program

Our summer camps offered in July and August this summer are being very well received by the community.  These camps will offer 8-10 year old children the opportunity to explore the farm and to better understand the nature of our food supply.  More information is available on these programs elsewhere on our website and we welcome phone calls to our office to discuss any questions you might have!

We would like to thank several, local Staples stores for donating the visual arts supplies for both of these programs.  Please visit any of the following Staples store locations and express your thanks for their generosity:

  • 3175 Highway # 7, Unit 200, Markham, ON L3R 0J5
  • 7725 Markham Rd, Markham, ON L3S 3J9
  • 4711 Steeles Ave. E., Scarborough, ON M1V 4S5

Small Business Sponsorship Program

All local, small business now have the opportunity to support our work and the annual fair through our Small Business Sponsorship Program.  For a $250 fee, businesses receive a long list of benefits including 10 adult passes to the fair.  Full details are available elsewhere on our website.  John Altorio, a student at Wilfrid Laurier University, has grown up in Markham and has joined us for the summer to coordinate this program.  Please contact our office to discuss any questions you might have about the program or to speak with John.