Programs

Nid: 797

Recognition Tea Honouring Sue Mulcahy

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Please join us on Tuesday, June 27 from 2-4pm in honouring one of Orillia's most remarkable women, Sue Mulcahy. 

The Mulcahy family have been unwavering contributers to the Orillia Museum of Art & History since its inception and Sue continues to generously support our museum as well as many other organizations in Orillia. 

Sue's accolades include - but are not limited to - working in real estate during a time where women were rarely working in the industry, serving on Orillia's Town Council, and receiving Lakehead University Orillia's first Civitas Award. Her contributions to Orillia's community as a board member of the Orillia Hall of Fame, supporter of Streets Alive! in our downtown and OMAH's predecessor, the Orillia Historical Society, showcase her giving nature and passion for our city. 

Sue told us recently: "I'm a big fan of OMAH! Over the years, I have enjoyed getting involved with the Orillia Museum of Art & History as it has become better known to Orillians and many friends throughout Canada and the United States. I am passionate about everyone having the opportunity to visit the museum and see and enjoy this fabulous home of art and historical donations."

Help us thank Sue for her tireless belief in her hometown and in our museum!  

The tea will take place in our Upper Gallery,

Please RSVP to Ninette Gyorody by phone at 705-326-2159 x101 or by e-mail. Drop-ins are welcome.
Remarks will be held at 3pm

Refreshments provided by
White Lion's Tea House

Nid: 795

Spirit of Mariposa Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Participate in four outdoor painting sessions with artist Cathy Boyd in oil or acrylic paint.

Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, on June 7, 14, 21, 28

Experience Orillia through the land in connection with our Spirit of Mariposa exhibit. Each of the four locations have been hand picked to represent the artists featured in the show, celebrating Orillia’s 150th anniversary year.

Participants of all skill levels will join artist Cathy Boyd on-site once a week in the month of June to paint plein air some of the stunning landscapes that surround the Orillia community and have inspired artists past.

Cathy is a full time artist and paints in her studio/gallery in Midland, Ontario. Her adventures in painting were thrust upon her when she was given the task of teaching art on rotary in the elementary school system. A brief teachers college summer workshop session fuelled the fires of creativity. Throughout the ensuing years, although primarily self taught, Cathy sought out instruction with some highly accomplished painters. Cathy takes great pleasure in capturing the many nuances of colour, lights and form of the serene landscapes she sees on her daily travels, both locally and abroad.

Cathy will provide individual attention to each participant, guiding them through the plein air process in either oil or acrylic paint.

LOCATIONS:

Tudhope Park (450 Atherley Road, Orillia)– Out at the tip of the park you will find the “Golden Leaves” sculpture built as a tribute to Gordon Lightfoots songs and life’s work. It is here on the Lightfoot Trail, overlooking the water the plein air will take place

Sunrise Yoga Studio (355 Brewery Lane, Orillia) – A stunning property overlooking Brewery Bay and the Stephen Leacock Museum, home of Canada’s famous humorist. Enter to the right of the house to find the view that inspires you.

Veterans Memorial Park (154 Elgin Street, Orillia) – From this quiet park, you will look to the view to the East which was once Cedar Island the place where sculptor Elizabeth Wyn Wood spent her formative years.

Camp Couchiching  (3990 Longford Mills Road, Longford Mills)– Looking down the shores of Lake Couchiching to the First Nations settlement of the Chippewas of Rama, once home to artist Arthur Shilling, is the direction your plein air will take

In the event of rain these workshops will be held at OMAH, schedule subject to change. 

 

What do I  need to bring ?

ALL materials are supplied by the participant – Please see attached materials list.

REGISTRATION:

OMAH Members: $120 + HST

Non-Members: $135 + HST

To register for these four workshops, please come in or contact OMAH at 705-326-2159

 

 

For inquiries, please contact Lynsery Ormerod at programs@orilliamuseum.org or 705-326-2159 ext 103

Nid: 756

Canada's 150, Eh? Summer Camp Ages 6-12

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, July 7, 2017 - 4:30pm

July 4-7, 9am-4:30pm
Please note this is a four-day camp as it begins on Tuesday

Ages 6-12

Celebrate a milestone year by exploring Canadian art and history. Find inspiration from out country's diverse symbols and breathtaking landscapes to create your own maple masterpiece and much more.

Registration:

Orillia Resident: $132

Non-Resident: $165

Registration available through City of Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, course code 7457

Be an Early Bird! Register for camps before May 5 at 4:30pm and get 5% off advertised price using the discount code campfun.

Questions can be directed to OMAH's Community & Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, Lynsey Ormerod, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103 or programs@orilliamuseum.org

Nid: 759

Popping-Up Art Summer Camp Ages 6-9

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, July 14, 2017 - 4:30pm

July 10-14, 9am-4:30pm

Ages 6-9

Inspired by the everyday, our up-and-coming artists will explore the use of bold colours, common objects and eye catching patterns as they immerse themselves in POP art culture.

Registration:

Orillia Resident: $165

Non-Resident: $206.25

Registration available through City of Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, course code 7412.

Be an Early Bird! Register for camps before May 5 at 4:30pm and get 5% off advertised price using the discount code campfun.

Questions can be directed to OMAH's Community & Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, Lynsey Ormerod, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103 or programs@orilliamuseum.org

Nid: 758

Art Around the World Summer Camp Ages 9-12

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, July 21, 2017 - 4:30pm

July 17-21, 9am-4:30pm

Ages 9-12

Grab your art passports and spend the week discovering art from global cultures by world-renowned artists. Join us on this creative journey as campers go back in time and across the globe to learn traditional art techniques and create a variety of projects inspired by timeless masterpieces.

Registration:

Orillia Resident: $165

Non-Resident: $206.25

Registration available through City of Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, course code 7459

Be an Early Bird! Register for camps before May 5 at 4:30pm and get 5% off advertised price using the discount code campfun.

Questions can be directed to OMAH's Community & Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, Lynsey Ormerod, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103 or programs@orilliamuseum.org

Nid: 791

Conserving Creativity - Art in Nature Workshops

Conserving Creativity

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The Orillia Museum of Art & History and The Couchiching Conservancy are proud to announce, Conserving Creativity, as part of 2017's Ontario150 celebrations in showcasing the legacy of our cultural landscape.

From May to October, art instructors and outdoor educators will welcome people of all ages to various sites to explore nature and create a small take-home art project!

All workshops are FREE and take place from 1pm to 3pm. Registration is required as space is limited.  Register through EventBrite below

 

Sunday, May 28: Make and paint wooden birdhouses - Grant’s Woods, Orillia
     CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Saturday, June 24: Create an animal with clay - Carthew Bay, Oro-Medonte
     
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Saturday, July 22: Plein-air watercolour painting - Scout Valley, Orillia
    
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Sunday, August 20: Paper art - East Coulson Swamp, Oro-Medonte
    
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Saturday, September 23: Pastel drawing - Alexander Hope Smith, Washago
    
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Sunday, October 22: Printmaking - Grant’s Woods, Orillia
    
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

 

Register and attend any two workshops to receive a ballot for a chance to win great prizes! 

Weather policy: Workshops will run rain or shine. Cancellations will be made the morning of the workshop in the case of extreme weather conditions. 

Nid: 753

Art: from A to Z Summer Camp Ages 6-9

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:30pm

July 24-28, 9am-4:30pm

Ages 6-9

Dive in to a week filled with a little bit of everything. Campers will have the chance to explore the world of art through a variety of mediums including print-making, painting, sculpting and more. Discover your own area of expertise while taking the opportunity to try something new. The possibilities are endless!

Registration:

Orillia Resident: $165

Non-Resident: $206.25

Registration available through City of Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, course code 7416

Be an Early Bird! Register for camps before May 5 at 4:30pm and get 5% off advertised price using the discount code campfun.

Questions can be directed to OMAH's Community & Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, Lynsey Ormerod, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103 or programs@orilliamuseum.org

Nid: 755

Art Around the World Summer Camp Ages 6-9

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:30pm

July 31-August 4, 9am-4:30pm

Ages 6-9

Grab your art passports and spend the week discovering art from global cultures by world-renowned artists. Join us on this creative journey as campers go back in time and across the globe to learn traditional art techniques and create a variety of projects inspired by timeless masterpieces.

Registration:

Orillia Resident: $165

Non-Resident: $206.25

Registration available through City of Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, course code 7458

Be an Early Bird! Register for camps before May 5 at 4:30pm and get 5% off advertised price using the discount code campfun.

Questions can be directed to OMAH's Community & Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, Lynsey Ormerod, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103 or programs@orilliamuseum.org

Nid: 761

Youth Art Masters Week Ages 12-16

Youth Art Masters

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, August 11, 2017 - 4:30pm

August 8-11, 9am-4:30pm
Please note this is a four-day camp as it begins on Tuesday

Ages 12-16

Do you have a passion for art? Are you interested in learning more about painting, drawing and print-making? Spend the week in our creative art studio alongside a professional artist developing your techniques and practicing your skills with quality materials in a fun, artist-centred environment. 

Registration:

Orillia Resident: $132

Non-Resident: $165

Registration available through City of Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, course code 7722

Be an Early Bird! Register for camps before May 5 at 4:30pm and get 5% off advertised price using the discount code campfun.

Questions can be directed to OMAH's Community & Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, Lynsey Ormerod, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103 or programs@orilliamuseum.org

Nid: 760

Popping-Up Art Summer Camp Ages 9-12

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 9:30am to Friday, August 18, 2017 - 4:30pm

August 14-18, 9am-4:30pm

Ages 9-12

Inspired by the everyday, our up-and-coming artists will explore the use of bold colours, common objects and eye catching patterns as they immerse themselves in POP art culture.

Registration:

Orillia Resident: $165

Non-Resident: $206.25

Registration available through City of Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, course code 7413.

Be an Early Bird! Register for camps before May 5 at 4:30pm and get 5% off advertised price using the discount code campfun.

Questions can be directed to OMAH's Community & Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, Lynsey Ormerod, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103 or programs@orilliamuseum.org