Programs

Nid: 985

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!

After School Art

Thursday, March 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!

Nid: 1025

Docent In the Galleries

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The word docent comes from the latin word “docere” which means “teach”. At OMAH, docents are our ambassadors: they represent our values both inside and outside of the museum and we rely on them to communicate what OMAH has to offer to our community. A docent’s primary responsibility is to greet visitors to the museum and engage with them to create a personalized museum experience. Engaging visitors can take on a variety of forms, including casual discussion, guided tours, or interpretive gallery activities. Docents also create Docent Cards.  Our docents have shared their thoughts, research and insights about works of art in select exhibitions.  Level One cards provide information to encourage a basic discussion.  Level Two cards provide information to have a more in-depth conversation. 

 

When docents are in, we're offering free admission for all visitors AND for members, 20% off OMAH branded merchandise

These incentives are active ONLY when docents are in.

 

Nid: 966

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This month, try your hand at painting! Get inspired by the works of Van Gogh, Monet, and many others this February as we dive into painting! Use acrylic and watercolour paints to learn about value, colour, and the differences between art styles!

  • Feb. 3 Impressionism
  • Feb. 10 Watercolour
  • Feb. 17 Still Life
  • Feb. 24 * Free* Snow Painting

 

Nid: 1026

Docent In the Galleries

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The word docent comes from the latin word “docere” which means “teach”. At OMAH, docents are our ambassadors: they represent our values both inside and outside of the museum and we rely on them to communicate what OMAH has to offer to our community. A docent’s primary responsibility is to greet visitors to the museum and engage with them to create a personalized museum experience. Engaging visitors can take on a variety of forms, including casual discussion, guided tours, or interpretive gallery activities. Docents also create Docent Cards.  Our docents have shared their thoughts, research and insights about works of art in select exhibitions.  Level One cards provide information to encourage a basic discussion.  Level Two cards provide information to have a more in-depth conversation. 

 

When docents are in, we're offering free admission for all visitors AND for members, 20% off OMAH branded merchandise

These incentives are active ONLY when docents are in.

 

Nid: 1027

Docent In the Galleries

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

The word docent comes from the latin word “docere” which means “teach”. At OMAH, docents are our ambassadors: they represent our values both inside and outside of the museum and we rely on them to communicate what OMAH has to offer to our community. A docent’s primary responsibility is to greet visitors to the museum and engage with them to create a personalized museum experience. Engaging visitors can take on a variety of forms, including casual discussion, guided tours, or interpretive gallery activities. Docents also create Docent Cards.  Our docents have shared their thoughts, research and insights about works of art in select exhibitions.  Level One cards provide information to encourage a basic discussion.  Level Two cards provide information to have a more in-depth conversation. 

 

When docents are in, we're offering free admission for all visitors AND for members, 20% off OMAH branded merchandise

These incentives are active ONLY when docents are in.

 

Nid: 1012

Still Life Drawing

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

  • Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm
  • 4weeks
  • February 28- March 21, 2019
  • Age: 16 +

Refine your drawing skills in our new Still Life Drawing course, taught by artist-instructor, Tanya Cunnington. Each week will feature a new still-life scene inspired by art history. All skill-levels welcome!
Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159
 

Member: $55 + HST

Non-member: $65 + HST

 

Pre-registered programs cancelled 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the program start date will receive a full-refund. Programs cancelled less than 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the start of the program are non-refundable. Any program cancelled by the Orillia Museum of Art & History will be fully refunded regardless of the time of cancellation. 

Nid: 999

Nothing But Nature with Juliana Hawke

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

Join artist, educator, and curator, Juliana Hawke as she discusses her experience painting the Alexander Hope Smith Nature Reserve and teaches participants watercolour painting techniques. This is part of a series of programs inspired by the exhibition "Legacy Landscapes". 
 
Members $20+ HST
Non-members $25+HST
 
To sign up, please call 705-326-2159 or come to the front desk at the Orillia Museum of Art & History.
 
Pre-registered programs cancelled 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the program start date will receive a full-refund. Programs cancelled less than 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the start of the program are non-refundable. Any program cancelled by the Orillia Museum of Art & History will be fully refunded regardless of the time of cancellation.

Nid: 1021

Lunch and Learn: The Birdbath Collaboration

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

After a brief talk about how they work together and show examples of their past work, the Birdbath Collaboration will supply an image to work from and encourage groups of two to work collectively.   These works will be acrylic on canvas board.  Each member of the pair will sketch their idea and then switch with their partner at their convenience, so each participant leaves with an original collaborative painting.

Profile:
Bewabon Shilling and Tanya Cunnington formed The Birdbath Collaboration in 2010.  Both artists in their own rite, the collaboration was a way for each to explore different avenues of creativity.  The two artists take turns working on each piece together.  When one is at a loss of what to do next the other steps in.  In order for this process to be successful, it is obvious that each half of the Collective has a huge mutual respect for what the other artist is able to contribute.

Since their inception, they have collaborated on paintings, sculptures and film.  They held their first major Exhibition of paintings in the summer of 2015 at a Pop-Up Gallery opened by the collective, exhibit regularly at Lee Contemporary Art in Orillia, and have recently been added to the permanent collection of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.

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

Pre-registered programs cancelled 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the program start date will receive a full-refund. Programs cancelled less than 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the start of the program are non-refundable. Any program cancelled by the Orillia Museum of Art & History will be fully refunded regardless of the time of cancellation.