Programs

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Art Archaeologists Camp, Ages 9-12

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, July 31, 2020 - 4:30pm

Come on an adventure at OMAH and explore ancient art and artifacts from all over the world. Our Art Archaeologists will discover dinosaurs, gargoyles and Egyptian mummies! In this camp, participants will paint, draw, sculpt and much more to make their own history inspired masterpieces.

 

Drop off: 8:45-9am 

Pick-up: 4-4:30pm

Dates: Monday July 27 – Friday July 31

Cost: $165.00 OMAH members / $210.00 general

Registration: Pre-registration required

 

For more information about our camp policies, click here:

 PDF icon Camp information Packet

 

 

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Young Artists: Behind the Scenes Camp, Ages 11-16

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, August 7, 2020 - 4:30pm

Calling all youth who love art! In this unique camp experience we will be fine-tuning our artistic skills in the studio using a variety of mediums, and will also be exploring the museum-world and how youth can make an impact in the arts!

Drop off: 8:45-9am 

Pick-up: 4-4:30pm

Dates: Tuesday August 4 – Friday August 7, (Short Week, No Camp on Monday) 

Cost: $135.00 OMAH members / $165.00 general

Registration: Pre-registration required

 

For more information about our camp policies, click here:

 PDF icon Camp information Packet

 

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Mad Scientist Art Lab Camp, Ages 6-9

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, August 14, 2020 - 12:00pm

Half Day/ Morning

Build kinetic sculptures, paint a galaxy, mix your own inks and play with slime. Campers will explore how science and art can mix by through experiments and messy art play. Get ready to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!

Drop off: 8:45-9am 

Pick-up: 11:45am-noon

Dates: August 10 – 14, Mornings from 9 am -12 pm

Cost: $90.00 OMAH members / $110.00 general

Registration: Pre-registration required

 

For more information about our camp policies, click here:

 PDF icon Camp information Packet

 

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Mad Scientist Art Lab Camp, Ages 9-12

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:30pm to Friday, August 14, 2020 - 4:30pm

Half Day/ Afternoons

Build kinetic sculptures, paint a galaxy, mix your own inks and play with slime. Campers will explore how science and art can mix by through experiments and messy art play. Get ready to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!

 

Drop off: 1:15-1:30pm

Pick-up: 4-4:30pm

Dates: August 10 – 14, Afternoons from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Cost: $90.00 OMAH members / $110.00 general

Registration: Pre-registration required

 

For more information about our camp policies, click here:

 PDF icon Camp information Packet

 

 

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Clay & 3D Play Camp, Age 6-9

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, August 21, 2020 - 4:30pm

This week is all about sculpture. Get your hands messy with clay, play with plaster, and dive into soft sculpture! Campers will learn about balance, weight and materials by building sculptures that are exciting from every angle. This week includes a walk-about to learn about the Streets Alive sculptures!

 

Drop off: 8:45-9am 

Pick-up: 4-4:30pm

Dates: Monday August 17 – Friday August 21 

Cost: $165.00 OMAH members / $210.00 general

Registration: Pre-registration required

 

For more information about our camp policies, click here:

 PDF icon Camp information Packet

 

 

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Clay & 3D Play Camp, Age 9-12

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, August 28, 2020 - 4:30pm

This week is all about sculpture. Get your hands messy with clay, play with plaster, and dive into soft sculpture! Campers will learn about balance, weight and materials by building sculptures that are exciting from every angle. This week includes a walk-about to learn about the Streets Alive sculptures!

 

Drop off: 8:45-9am 

Pick-up: 4-4:30pm

Dates: Monday August 24 – Friday August 28

Cost: $165.00 OMAH members / $210.00 general

Registration: Pre-registration required

 

For more information about our camp policies, click here:

 PDF icon Camp information Packet

 

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Virtual Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm virtually via Zoom, unless it can be held in person.
 

All members are invited to attend and participate in OMAH’s annual general meeting scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 16th  at 7:00 pm?. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the board decided to defer the date of our AGM from June to September. At this point, we do not know whether the meeting will be held in person at the museum or via Zoom. Further details will be provided by the end of August.

 

AGM materials will be posted to a page on OMAH’s website.

 

Our guest speaker this year will be Wil Kucey from Canadian Fine Arts, a dealer located in Yorkville. In honour of the 100th anniversary of the Group of Seven’s first show, Canadian Fine Arts has put together a special exhibit. Wil will be presenting several pieces from the exhibit along with a Franklin Carmichael watercolour that we hope to acquire for the museum. More details to come on this exciting opportunity!   

 

Finally, OMAH has four open board positions and is seeking individuals interested in being nominated for election as a director at the AGM. In addition to an interest in our mandate, board members bring a variety of diverse skills together representative of the community in Orillia and surrounding townships. In particular, at this time we are seeking directors with prior volunteer leadership experience or those with a legal or financial background. If you are interested, please complete the board application form found on the website (see attachment at bottom of the page) and return it to Doug Frost, Governance Chair, by email HERE.

 

We hope you will plan to attend the AGM (in person or via Zoom) on September 16th. Please save the date and watch for further details. 

 

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Lunch and Learn: Arthur Shilling Self-Portraits

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us to learn about the life and times of Artist Arthur Shilling and try your hand at oil pastel self-portraits inspired by his work.

Lunch & Learn is a monthly series of talks.  Come and learn with us, this is a fun and casual program with the promise of a few lighthearted moments and a great lunch. Beginners welcome! 
Space is limited, please register early.
Lunch will be catered and include a sandwich, salad, dessert. Please specify if a vegetarian meal is required. Lunch is prepared off-site; we cannot guarantee this is a nut or gluten-free facility. 
Dates: Wednesday October 7, 12pm-2pm
Time: 12pm-2pm
Cost: MEMBERS = $20 GENERAL = $25
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159

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Orillia Regional Arts and Heritage Awards

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Orillia Regional Arts and Heritage Awards 

 

June 16, 2020 (Orillia and area) – Following on the success of last year’s first combined arts and heritage awards night, the Orillia & District Arts Council (ODAC) and Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) are already planning the second annual Orillia Regional Arts and Heritage Awards. On November 25, 2020, the two organizations will come together once again to celebrate the best and brightest from the sector, either virtually or in person.

 

Members from both organizations have been working behind the scenes on the logistics and are excited to announce this year’s 2020 award categories:

 

  • Education in Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Emerging Artist
  • Heritage: Restoration, Renovation and Publication
  • Event in Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Qennefer Browne Achievement Award

 

Education in the Arts, Culture and Heritage Award looks to recognize an educator, not necessarily a teacher by profession, whose knowledge and teaching skills inspire others to pursue their interest in the arts and heritage. 

 

Emerging Artist Award recognizes an individual of any age who is in the early years (under five years) of launching a career in the arts. Nominees can be pursuing any genre of art including, but not limited to, visual arts, performance arts, literary arts and many more.

 

Heritage: Restoration, Renovation and Publication Award recognizes an individual or group who brought to life regional history through a physical restoration or creation of a permanent public record.

 

Event in the Arts, Culture and Heritage Award looks to honour an individual, organization, or corporation for their part in organizing a single or annual event that showcases the region’s creative talent or cultural heritage.

 

The Qennefer Browne Achievement Award recognizes an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of their community. Nominees may include artists, historians, volunteers, cultural organizations and donors. This award honours Qennefer Browne, who gave much of herself to support both arts and heritage organizations within the region.

 

To nominate an individual or group for one of these prestigious awards, visit the portal at www.orilliaartscouncil.ca/awards. This year, all nominations will be gathered through this online portal, eliminating the need for hard copies. There will be no hard copies of nominations accepted. To help with this process and encourage nominations, a nominating committee has been formed with representatives from across the sector and region. Members of this committee will be reaching out to the community and facilitating the process.

 

“We are excited to be able to honour our creatives and our heritage sector safely, in these pandemic times,” said nominating committee spokesperson Anna Proctor. “We feel that having all the nominations submitted virtually and potentially having a virtual awards ceremony will keep everyone safe while not missing out on a year of great achievements.”

    

The nomination deadline is October 2, 2020.

 

Together, OMAH and ODAC serve the communities of Rama, Ramara, Oro-Medonte, Severn, and the City of Orillia. We are committed to recognizing the valuable contribution artists, historians, educators, event organizers and supporters make to the vibrancy of these communities and their citizens.

 

This year’s awards ceremony is presented by Accutrac Capital Solutions and the City of Orillia.

 

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Media Inquiries: Anna Proctor at annaproctor111@gmail.com