Programs

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Family Fun Drop In

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Family Fun Drop In is back! Check out our April schedule of activities

 

April 2: Pastel colours like van Gogh

Join us this Sunday for a family drop inspired by one of the worlds most famous paintings "Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh. Families will learn about line, perspective and colour blending using chalk pastels. Remember to dress for a mess!

April 9: The Colours of Spring

Get ready for the season with this spring inspired pastel program.  Participants will learn to use tints and tones to make art that looks like the warm feelings spring brings! 

April 16 – NO DROP IN (Happy Easter!)

April 23:  I Can Kandinsky!

Wassily Kandinsky is considered by some to be the original abstract artist. Participants will use ideas inspired by his work to create lively coloured mixed media paintings.

April 30:  Collagraph Cardinals and more!

Participants will learn to make simple collagraph prints while thinking about the songbirds that have returned with spring!

 

 
 
What is Family Fun Drop In?

We invite families to stop by the museum for a Sunday afternoon art activity! Join us from 2-3pm, suggested donation of $5 per family to help cover material fees. 

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Bus Trip to the AGO: Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibition

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Join OMAH on an exciting bus trip to experience the Art Gallery of Ontario's latest exhibition, Georgia O'Keeffe on Tuesday, May 2. The Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition features more than 80 works of art that capture the deeply personal connection this trailblazing figure in American modernism had with the landscape, architecture, and nature. Learn more on the AGO's website.

Itinerary:

  • 8:30am: Bus leaves from Orillia Square Mall parking lot. Secondary pick up at Crown Hill parking lot off of Hwy 93 and 11 
  • 10:30am: Bus arrives at the AGO.
  • 11:00-11:45am: Art talk (in the Grange Library)
  • 11:45am-1pm: Self-guided tour of the exhibition
  • 1pm: Lunch - Visit a restaurant in the AGO or one of the many restaurants near the gallery. Attendees may opt to purchase a $10 AGO Lunch Voucher, in addition to the trop cost, at OMAH.
  • 3pm: Bus leaves to return to Orillia (estimated time of arrival: 5pm)

Cost:

Includes AGO admission, exhibition talk, coach fare, and HST

Adults: $85

Seniors: $80

Students: $60

AGO members: $75

Optional Lunch Voucher: $10 

Please register before April 25

 

For more information or to register, please contact OMAH at 705-326-2159 or programs@orilliamuseum.org

 

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Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Heather Kerslake Handbuilding with Clay

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Starting Wednesday, April 5 for 6 Weeks

9:30am-12:30pm
 
**(this course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte)
 
Course description:
Spend six wonderful mornings with inspirational artist Heather Kerslake learning various techniques to build your own creative forms out of clay. 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:

OMAH Members: $195 + HST,
Non Members $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing

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 Lynsey Ormerod, Community and Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103
 

Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Heather Kerslake Handbuilding with Clay

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Starting Wednesday, April 5 for 6 Weeks

9:30am-12:30pm
 
**(this course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte)
 
Course description:
Spend six wonderful mornings with inspirational artist Heather Kerslake learning various techniques to build your own creative forms out of clay. 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:

OMAH Members: $195 + HST,
Non Members $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing

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 Lynsey Ormerod, Community and Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103
 

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Lunch & Learn: Printmaking with Jennie Clark

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Wednesday, May 3,   12pm - 2pm

Join us for a hands on make and take workshop in which participants will create Gum Arabic transfer which is also known as paper lithography or xerox lithography, and is a quick way to make prints.Participants can expect to pull one print following the demonstration, depending on time and number of people wishing to try the process.   Please note that this workshop runs until 2pm.

How does this type of lithography work?

Your paper photocopy actually becomes your plate when the gum arabic interacts with the toner and raises it slightly off the paper. Water resists the oil based ink in the white areas of the image and the gum attracts the ink to the toner .  You can get two or three transfers from one photocopy if you are careful in your plate preparations.  The printing process can be done both on and off of the press.

About Jennie Clark

Jennie is the originator of the Simcoe Watershed Art Project, an artist collective focused on bringing artists together to express their interest in the beauty, diversity and concern for the lands and waters encircling Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching.  She is an active visual artist, art educator and student of natural science.  Jennie worked professionally as a graphic designer, art director and illustrator following graduation with honours from Ontario College of Art and Design.  She expanded her knowledge of contemporary art practices and graduated with honours from Georgian College Advanced Fine Art program in 2006, receiving awards for printmaking and sculpture.  In 2016 she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, with a final course in Biology!

 

Registration:

OMAH Members: $15 + HST

Non-Members: $20 +  HST

Pleas call 705-326-2159 to register. Pre-registration is recommended, 

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After School Art

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Starting Thursday, April 6, 4:30pm - 6pm for 8 weeks

Ages 8-12

This class is geared for kids who love art! We will offer a variety of creative projects - from drawing to painting, printmaking to clay and sculptures with found objects. Participants also have opportunities to make and create in the galleries. 

All materials are supplied. Please bring a paint shirt/older clothes that you don't mind getting messy!

Regsitration:

Orillia Resident: $80

Non-Resident: $100

Registration through the City of Orillia.

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 7343.

After School Art

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Starting Thursday, April 6, 4:30pm - 6pm for 8 weeks

Ages 8-12

This class is geared for kids who love art! We will offer a variety of creative projects - from drawing to painting, printmaking to clay and sculptures with found objects. Participants also have opportunities to make and create in the galleries. 

All materials are supplied. Please bring a paint shirt/older clothes that you don't mind getting messy!

Regsitration:

Orillia Resident: $80

Non-Resident: $100

Registration through the City of Orillia.

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 7343.

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Life Drawing with Lois Green - 8 Weeks

Life Drawing figures

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Starting April 6 for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 7-10pm

Join regional artist, Lois Green, for ten weeks of Life Drawing classes at OMAH. Instruction in drawing from the nude model with lessons in life studio practices - a valuable discipline for practising artists and a foundational prepatory for animators through fine arts. Traditional and contemporary approaches will be utilized toward a heightened observational capactiy and improved media proficiency.

 

This program is for beginners to professional artists and those wishing to improve their drawing skills.

This class uses nude models. All skill levels welcome. Only some materials provided, see receipt for list of materials required. 

Cost: 

$132 for Orillia Residents

$165 for non-residents

Registration through the City of Orillia

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 7225.

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Festival of Banners Painting Sessions

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Confirmed artists who have requested to paint their banners at OMAH may come in during the following studio times:

Friday, April 7: 12 - 3pm

Friday, April 14: CLOSED

Friday, April 21: 12-3pm

Friday, April 28: 12-3pm

Friday, May 5: 12-3pm

Friday, May 12: 12-3pm

Friday, May 19: 12-3pm

Friday, May 26: 12-3pm

When planning to come in and paint at the museum, we recommend allowing at least 2 sessions of studio time as both sides of the banner need to be painted and have time to dry. Artists are encouraged to bring their own brushes and dress for a mess. 

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact Ninette Gyorody at 705-326-2159 ext. 101 or at executivedirector@orilliamuseum.org

 

 

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Carmichael Art History Lecture

Carmichael Art History Lecture

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Tuesday, May 9,   7:30pm

Continuing our year long celebration of Orillia and Canada's 150th anniversary, the Orillia Museum of Art & History presents an audio-visual talk by art curator Gay Gutherie, on the life and art of Franklin Carmichael. Hailed as one of Canada's most legendary artists as a member of the Group of Seven and one of Orillia's favourite sons, Carmichael was instrumental in defining our national identity in the 20th century. 

Tickets are $15 and available at the museum for purchase or by calling 705-326-2159.