Programs

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After School Art - 8 Weeks

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

September 13 - November 1 (Thursdays), 4:30pm-6pm

Ages 6-12
 

This program is geared for kids who love art! Participants will learn new artistic techniques and skills taught by a practicing artist in OMAH’s educational arts studio. Get ready to paint, draw, sculpt, and much more!

Regsitration:

Orillia Resident: $80

Non-Resident: $100

Registration through the City of Orillia.

Click here for SUN Registration with course code 9962

 

After School Art - 8 Weeks

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

September 13 - November 1 (Thursdays), 4:30pm-6pm

Ages 6-12
 

This program is geared for kids who love art! Participants will learn new artistic techniques and skills taught by a practicing artist in OMAH’s educational arts studio. Get ready to paint, draw, sculpt, and much more!

Regsitration:

Orillia Resident: $80

Non-Resident: $100

Registration through the City of Orillia.

Click here for SUN Registration with course code 9962

 

Nid: 841

Life Drawing - 8 weeks

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

September 13 - November 1, 7-10pm

Ages 16+
 

Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our expert instructor will use traditional and
contemporary approaches to guide participants in drawing live models, challenging them to use both technical and perceptual skills to capture the human form. This program is suitable for all skill levels – beginners welcome.
Please note that this course will feature both clothed and nude models.


Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.

 

Registration:

$132 (Orillia Residents),
$165 (Non-residents)

+HST

Registration through the City of Orillia

Click here for SUN Registration with course code 10130

Life Drawing - 8 weeks

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

September 13 - November 1, 7-10pm

Ages 16+
 

Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our expert instructor will use traditional and
contemporary approaches to guide participants in drawing live models, challenging them to use both technical and perceptual skills to capture the human form. This program is suitable for all skill levels – beginners welcome.
Please note that this course will feature both clothed and nude models.


Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.

 

Registration:

$132 (Orillia Residents),
$165 (Non-residents)

+HST

Registration through the City of Orillia

Click here for SUN Registration with course code 10130

Nid: 631

Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Heather Kerslake Handbuilding with Clay

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Saturdays 1:30-3:30pm , October 13, 20, 17 and November 3, 10, 27

 
**This course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte

Participants will work with Heather Kerslake at her studio to learn various clay techniques in order to build creative clay forms. Working with slabs, coils and more, students will be introduced to how different tools can be used to shape and mark clay to create patterns, textures or narratives. After firing, Heather will teach the class how to use stains and glazes to alter the surface and colour to your work.

There is limited access to wheel work instruction. To see Heather’s sculptures and functional pottery, visit her website at  www.kerslakepottery.com

 
Bio:
Heather Driver Kerslake works mainly in terra cotta, producing pieces that are whimsical, often mythical, and sometimes humorous. Her work involves functional pottery and sculptural pieces, ranging in scale from majolica-decorated wine goblets to larger hand-built narrative sculptures. Heather graduated from Alfred University, New York. Her work is in numerous private collections and public galleries, and has been exhibited widely.

 

Registration:

Course runs October 13, 20, 17 and November 3, 10, 27

OMAH Members: $195 + HST,
Non Members $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing (to be paid October 14 at studio)

Materials to be supplied by student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser
 
Registration through OMAH, come in or call 705-326-2159
8 students maximum
 

For more information about these workshops, please email or call Brianne Gascho, Community and Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103
 

Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Heather Kerslake Handbuilding with Clay

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Saturdays 1:30-3:30pm , October 13, 20, 17 and November 3, 10, 27

 
**This course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte

Participants will work with Heather Kerslake at her studio to learn various clay techniques in order to build creative clay forms. Working with slabs, coils and more, students will be introduced to how different tools can be used to shape and mark clay to create patterns, textures or narratives. After firing, Heather will teach the class how to use stains and glazes to alter the surface and colour to your work.

There is limited access to wheel work instruction. To see Heather’s sculptures and functional pottery, visit her website at  www.kerslakepottery.com

 
Bio:
Heather Driver Kerslake works mainly in terra cotta, producing pieces that are whimsical, often mythical, and sometimes humorous. Her work involves functional pottery and sculptural pieces, ranging in scale from majolica-decorated wine goblets to larger hand-built narrative sculptures. Heather graduated from Alfred University, New York. Her work is in numerous private collections and public galleries, and has been exhibited widely.

 

Registration:

Course runs October 13, 20, 17 and November 3, 10, 27

OMAH Members: $195 + HST,
Non Members $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing (to be paid October 14 at studio)

Materials to be supplied by student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser
 
Registration through OMAH, come in or call 705-326-2159
8 students maximum
 

For more information about these workshops, please email or call Brianne Gascho, Community and Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103
 

Nid: 950

Side by Each: Spooky Stories

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

In October, we'll sit down Side By Each on Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. in a brave group not afraid to hear spooky stories that we all bring. What do you know about ghosts in Orillia? Come to tell, or come to listen. But come with a friend!

Donations welcome for this event.

Side by Each runs the last Sunday of each month until May, from 2-4 pm, by Storytelling Orillia in partnership with OMAH to support its efforts to gather personal stories from the Orillia area.

Nid: 955

Family Fun Drop In - October Activities!

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

October, Sundays, 14, 21, 28, 2-3pm

Join the Orillia Museum of Art and History as we kick off our Family Fun Drop In program! Starting with the fundamentals, this month is all about drawing! Use conte, charcoal, and pastels while you spend quality time with your family!

$5 per family 

Oct 14, oil pastel landscapes
Oct 21, conté cave art
Oct 28, Animal fusions using charcoal

Nid: 938

Murray van Halem Urban Landscape Painting

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tuesday, October 16, 23, 30, and November 6

 
Join Murray van Halem, in this hands-on workshop series to learn about urban landscape painting. This course will review and utilize a variety of painting elements including principles of perspective, design, colour theory, and colour mixing. In this workshop participants will also investigate a variety of elements of urban landscapes to include in your painting, such as cars, people, streetlights, utility poles, wires, etc. Working from reference photos (participants and/or instructor provided), you will create a number of urban landscape paintings.
Participants are required to bring their own painting supplies. A list will be provided to those who register.
 
4 weeks running Tuesday, October 16, 23, 30, and November 6
Time: 1-4pm
at the Orillia Museum of Art & History, Dorothy Macdonald Creative Studio
 
Registration
Member: $120 + HST
Non-member: $150 + HST
 
Register through OMAH by coming in to the museum, or calling 705-326-2159
 
Maximum number of students: 10
 
Please direct any inquiries to Brianne Gascho, Community & Visitor Engagement Coordinator at 705-326-2159 ext. 103 or e-mailing programs@orilliamuseum.org

Nid: 942

Sir Sam's Society Art Loan Party

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Purchase a Sir Sam's Society membership for $365 and enjoy all the regular benefits of OMAH’s couple membership program, plus invitations to special VIP events, a $300 tax receipt, and an annual art loan party. Already an OMAH member? You can easily upgrade your membership to the Sir Sam's Society level. 

Join in September to receive 2 additional months 

A chance to show off local art:

An Art Preview of 30 contributing artists are on display in OMAH's Lounge Gallery until Friday, November 2nd where Sir Sam's Society members have the exclusive opportunity to take home one of the pieces to exhibit in their space for one year. At the end of the loan period, those members have the opportunity to purchase the work of art. 

List of the 2018 Artists - Coming Soon