Programs

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Winter Break Half Day Art Camps

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 10:00am to Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

These half-day drop-off art camps are a great way to take a creative break this holiday season before heading back to school!
 
Please send along a snack/ lunch for the mid-program break
 

Wacky Wire Sculpture

Date: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Time: 10am-1pm
Ages: 8-13
Orillia Resident: $20, Non-Resident: $25
 
Transform your 2D works of art into 3D masterpieces! Learn important sculptural techniques that bring your drawings and sketches to life while you get the chance to work with this unique material!
 

Dreamscape Diorama

Date: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Time: 10am-1pm
Ages: 6-12
Orillia Resident: $20, Non-Resident: $25
 
Get ready to paint, draw and sculpt as you bring imaginary worlds to life in an exciting way, using artist quality materials. Practice working with a variety of materials while you create your very own dreamscape dioramas!

Registration must go through SUN registration. To register, please click here.

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Lunch and Learn: David Hawke

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Lunch and Learn: David Hawke and Legacy Landscapes: The stories behind the scenic. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 12pm-1:30pm

Join David Hawke, Stewardship Program Manager for Couchiching Conservancy, and curator of Legacy Landscapes for an illustrated lecture about the history of the Couchiching Conservancy and the 25th anniversary exhibition.
 

Lunch will be catered by White Lions Tea House (sandwich, salad, dessert). We can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free. Please specify if either are required.

 

$15 + HST Members

$20 + HST Non-Members

Please note: payment must be made to reserve a spot

 

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Sir John A. Macdonald: A Celebration of Canada Dinner

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club

This year’s guest speaker Don Smith, is a highly respected historian, author and professor emeritus, University of Calgary. He has made First Nation’s history his life’s work and passion. He has published several books covering a myriad of topics regarding this period and the remarkable First Nations people. His talk “John A. Macdonald and the First Nations Policy”, is a topic that today arouses opinions: some neutral, others derogatory.  He brings an in-depth knowledge of the historical context of the age of Macdonald to his discussion of the topic. The evening promises to be most interesting, informative and not without its lighter moments, including his inclusion of a documented visit by Sir John to Orillia at a time of very lively exchanges in opposing political views.

We appreciate your support for this important fundraiser which enables OMAH to offer enriching programs for Orillia, the surrounding townships and Rama First Nation.

Tickets are 60.00$ and can be purchased at the front desk of the Orillia Museum of Art & History starting Thursday, November 22nd.

 

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After School Art

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Thursdays, Jan 31 – March 7, 2019
6 weeks
4:30pm - 6:00 pm
Ages 6-12
Orillia Residents $65, Non-Resident $85
 
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!
 
Registration must be done through SUN Registration. To register, click here!

After School Art

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Thursdays, Jan 31 – March 7, 2019
6 weeks
4:30pm - 6:00 pm
Ages 6-12
Orillia Residents $65, Non-Resident $85
 
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!
 
Registration must be done through SUN Registration. To register, click here!

After School Art

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Thursdays, Jan 31 – March 7, 2019
6 weeks
4:30pm - 6:00 pm
Ages 6-12
Orillia Residents $65, Non-Resident $85
 
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!
 
Registration must be done through SUN Registration. To register, click here!

After School Art

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Thursdays, Jan 31 – March 7, 2019
6 weeks
4:30pm - 6:00 pm
Ages 6-12
Orillia Residents $65, Non-Resident $85
 
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!
 
Registration must be done through SUN Registration. To register, click here!

After School Art

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Thursdays, Jan 31 – March 7, 2019
6 weeks
4:30pm - 6:00 pm
Ages 6-12
Orillia Residents $65, Non-Resident $85
 
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!
 
Registration must be done through SUN Registration. To register, click here!

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Mulcahy Publishing Initiative: Call for Submissions for 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:30pm to Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:00am

The Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the Mulcahy Publishing Initiative 2019.

 

About the Initiative

In honour of the Mulcahy family of Orillia, long-time supporters of OMAH, the Mulcahy Publishing Initiative seeks to facilitate and encourage the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the Orillia area by selecting one proposed local history book per year. OMAH will cover the costs of publishing one production run of the selected book, as well as providing assistance in preparing the book for publication and in promoting and distributing it.

 

Eligible works

Eligible works are any books involving the history of what are now the City of Orillia, the Townships of Ramara, Severn and Oro-Medonte, and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation. Authors do not need to be current or former residents of this area, so long as the subject of their book is the history of this area.

 

Eligible types of books can include historical fiction or non-fiction, children’s books or poetry or art collections on subjects in local history; and graphic novels, among others.

 

For the sake of expediency, only completed drafts of the proposed book will be considered eligible for the Initiative.

 

Proposed works must be unpublished or uncontracted for publication in order to be considered eligible for the Initiative.

 

How to apply

Proposed works must be submitted electronically in PDF format to inspire@orilliamuseum.org. Please use the subject line “Mulcahy Initiative submission 2019” or your submission may be disregarded. Please ensure that you have read the Terms and Conditions, below. Your submission of a work indicates your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

 

Include a brief biography of yourself, a synopsis of your work, a brief statement explaining why you think it is important to publish the proposed work, and a writing sample. Samples should consist of one chapter from a fiction or non-fiction book, five poems or images with captions for poetry or art collections, or 1,000 words for other kinds of books. OMAH reserves the right to request additional writing samples to ensure a well-informed selection.

 

Proposals should specify the number of words, pages or images in the completed manuscript

 

Proposals must be received by January 31, 2019. The Committee will announce a winning submission on April 3, 2019.

 

Terms and Conditions

  • All works must be submitted on or before 11:59 PM (EDT) January 31, 2019.
  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are eligible to apply.
  • Limit of one submission per Applicant.
  • Consent of a parent or legal guardian is required for any Applicant who has not reached the age of eighteen.
  • OMAH Directors, OMAH Employees and MPI Committee Members, as well as their immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) and persons living under the same roof, are not eligible to apply.
  • Only the original author may submit work and by submitting commits to participate in a program of marketing and promotion of the work, if the Committee selects that work for publication. In particular, the chosen Applicant, or their parents or guardians if the Applicant is a minor, shall agree, if necessary, to have their name and/or picture, including their photograph and/or their voice used for publicity and marketing purposes related to this Initiative, without compensation.
  • Applicants warrant that the work submitted is an original and unpublished work written by them and that they own all copyright. Applicants will indemnify and hold OMAH, harmless from and against any and all loss, damage, costs and other expense arising out of claims, whatever their nature, resulting directly or indirectly from breach of this warranty.
  • In submitting their work, each Applicant agrees to a revenue share with OMAH of fifty per cent (50%) net of costs publication and printing costs incurred
  • No handwritten manuscripts or fax texts will be accepted.
  • Editorial comments will not be provided on the works submitted.
  • The Committee reserves the right to modify or override any of the selection criteria at its discretion without prior notification to the Applicants. 
  • The decision of the Committee becomes final after approval by the OMAH Board and there is no appeal. 

 

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Hands-on Studio Workshop: Into the Woods with Ruth Hurdle

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join artist and educator Ruth Hurdle as she discusses her experience painting Elliott Woods and teaches participants about landscapes with acrylic paint.
 
Members $20+ HST
Non-members $25+HST