Programs

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Conserving Creativity - Art in Nature Workshops

Conserving Creativity

Saturday, September 23, 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. 

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Storytelling Orillia: Side by Each

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Starting on SundaySept24th, on the last Sunday of each month until May, from 2-4 pm

 

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is delighted to welcome a partnership with Storytelling Orillia (SO...) to support our efforts to gather personal stories from the Orillia area.  

SO...'s monthly story circles, called SIDE BY EACH, promote a space where "we will sit together, side by side, and exchange stories". 

Each month will have a special guest who will lead off, then we will trade tales around the circle.

September 24: Ted Duncan & Bob Graham

On Sept. 24th, we are thrilled that our featured teller will be Ted Duncan, vice-chair of OMAH's board. He will tell a story about how his family came to Atherley and will introduce Orillia Portraits, OMAH's story project.  

In addition, SO's Bob Graham will run a brief workshop and talk about how to tell a personal story while Tim Greenwood (fresh off his successful storytelling at the Mariposa Folk Festival) will share one of his personal stories. 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: Canadian Storytelling Night at OMAH, during the evening of Sat., Nov4th.

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After School Art - 8 Weeks

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Starting Thursday, September 14, 4:30pm - 6pm for 8 weeks

Ages 6-12

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:

Course runs September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2

Orillia Resident: $80

Non-Resident: $100

Registration through the City of Orillia.

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 8444.

Can't make it for the early fall? Did your child enjoy their time in this program? Another After School Art program will be starting November 9 for 6 more weeks!

After School Art - 8 Weeks

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Starting Thursday, September 14, 4:30pm - 6pm for 8 weeks

Ages 6-12

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:

Course runs September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2

Orillia Resident: $80

Non-Resident: $100

Registration through the City of Orillia.

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 8444.

Can't make it for the early fall? Did your child enjoy their time in this program? Another After School Art program will be starting November 9 for 6 more weeks!

After School Art - 8 Weeks

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Starting Thursday, September 14, 4:30pm - 6pm for 8 weeks

Ages 6-12

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:

Course runs September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2

Orillia Resident: $80

Non-Resident: $100

Registration through the City of Orillia.

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 8444.

Can't make it for the early fall? Did your child enjoy their time in this program? Another After School Art program will be starting November 9 for 6 more weeks!

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Life Drawing with Lois Green - 8 Weeks

Life Drawing figures

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Starting September 14 for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 7-10pm

Join regional artist, Lois Green, for eight 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 capacity 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. 

Registration:

Course runs September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2  

$132 for Orillia Residents

$165 for non-residents

Registration through the City of Orillia

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 7934

Life Drawing with Lois Green - 8 Weeks

Life Drawing figures

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Starting September 14 for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 7-10pm

Join regional artist, Lois Green, for eight 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 capacity 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. 

Registration:

Course runs September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2  

$132 for Orillia Residents

$165 for non-residents

Registration through the City of Orillia

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 7934

Life Drawing with Lois Green - 8 Weeks

Life Drawing figures

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Starting September 14 for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 7-10pm

Join regional artist, Lois Green, for eight 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 capacity 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. 

Registration:

Course runs September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2  

$132 for Orillia Residents

$165 for non-residents

Registration through the City of Orillia

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 7934

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Doors Open Orillia/ Culture Days 2017 at OMAH

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Doors Open Orillia/ Culture Days 2017

Started in 2002, by the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT), Doors Open commemorates and celebrates the fascinating stories that breathe life into our buildings and community. For more information on Doors Open visit doorsopenontario.on.ca

Culture Day's which began in 2009, aims to showcase all forms of culture and engage publics in the arts. For more information on Culture Days visit culturedays.ca

 

Tour the Sir Samuel Steele Memorial Building

Ever wondered about the ornate vault in the Mulcahy Family Gallery, heard about our infamous jail cells, or just never stepped inside our doors before? Here's your chance to learn all about the Sir Samuel Steele Memorial Building which houses our museum. Join one of our expert tour guides at the Orillia Museum of Art and History at 11am and 1pm for building and exhibition tours. Tours are fully accessible.

 

Pastel Streetscape

You can also stop by between 11am and 2pm to create a streetscape pastel artwork. In this drop-in activity visitors will try their hand at capturing Orillia’s urban landscape using pastel techniques. This activity is appropriate for all ages and all skill levels – no artistic experience necessary!

 

This event is FREE and part of Culture Days Ontario, learn more at culturedays.ca

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Lunch & Learn: Introduction to Linocuts

Lunch & Learn Printmaking

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Wednesday October 4, 12pm-3pm

Instructor: Juliana Hawke

 

Join instructor Juliana Hawke for this fun hands on Lunch and Learn printmaking workshop! 

Learn the basics of relief printing and create your own unique, handmade prints using soft lino blocks, cutting tools, water based inks and a variety of papers.

 

All skill levels welcome; all materials provided.

 

Registration:

OMAH Members: $15 + HST

Non-Members: $20 +  HST

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