Tap Into Maple


It’s the sweetest time of the year again! The Orillia Museum of Art & History is very excited to be involved for the third year with Ontario Lake Country's Tap Into Maple! Not only will OMAH have maple-themed Gift Shop items, but our Sunday Family Fun Drop In programming is about to get sugary sweet. Check out the schedule for our upcoming Drop In activities!

Tap Into Maple Programming 2016

Sunday Family Fun Drop In 2:00pm- 3-00pm

April 3th - Chalk Pastel Leaves

Using chalk pastel children will learn how draw various leaves that are found in our local area with a focus on maple leaves. Participants will be introduced to the idea abstract art by using bright colours on black paper.

Other concepts that will be touched on are line, space, form, vibrancy, and the use of chalk pastels.

Music in the Museum: Chamber Music Orillia Children’s Choir concert- 3:00pm- 4:00pm

April 24th - Maple Leaf Clay Forms

Using polymer clay children will make maple leaf ornaments that can be fired to create a piece of pottery. Children will be instructed on how to roll out the clay, cut the clay into a maple leaf shape, and then how to press an artificial leaf into their clay to recreate the veins.

Depending on the number of children present and time these leaves can be fired at the museum in the oven to be picked up later, or instructions can be handed out to parents on how to fire it at home.

This program will focus on form, proportion, and negative space and how it differs from additive space (indenting or carving in the veins).