Programs

Nid: 1279

Life Drawing

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Age 16+
Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our expert instructor will use traditional and contemporary approaches to guide participants in drawing live models, challenging them to use both technical and perceptual skills to capture the human form. This program is suitable for all skill levels – beginners welcome. Please note that this course will feature both clothed and nude models.
Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.
Dates: Thursdays May 21st  – June 25th  (6 weeks), 6-9pm
Time: 6:00-9:00
Cost: MEMBERS = $100 GENERAL = $125
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 

Life Drawing

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Age 16+
Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our expert instructor will use traditional and contemporary approaches to guide participants in drawing live models, challenging them to use both technical and perceptual skills to capture the human form. This program is suitable for all skill levels – beginners welcome. Please note that this course will feature both clothed and nude models.
Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.
Dates: Thursdays May 21st  – June 25th  (6 weeks), 6-9pm
Time: 6:00-9:00
Cost: MEMBERS = $100 GENERAL = $125
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 

Life Drawing

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Age 16+
Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our expert instructor will use traditional and contemporary approaches to guide participants in drawing live models, challenging them to use both technical and perceptual skills to capture the human form. This program is suitable for all skill levels – beginners welcome. Please note that this course will feature both clothed and nude models.
Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.
Dates: Thursdays May 21st  – June 25th  (6 weeks), 6-9pm
Time: 6:00-9:00
Cost: MEMBERS = $100 GENERAL = $125
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 

Life Drawing

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Age 16+
Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our expert instructor will use traditional and contemporary approaches to guide participants in drawing live models, challenging them to use both technical and perceptual skills to capture the human form. This program is suitable for all skill levels – beginners welcome. Please note that this course will feature both clothed and nude models.
Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.
Dates: Thursdays May 21st  – June 25th  (6 weeks), 6-9pm
Time: 6:00-9:00
Cost: MEMBERS = $100 GENERAL = $125
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 

Nid: 1283

Crafter-noon: Painting without Paint using Natural Dyes and Pigments

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Looking to experiment with art? Get your hands dirty with new techniques on Monday Crafter-noons. 
On this Crafter-noon try out painting without paint! We will learn about how to make paint from things found in your own kitchen, from tea, to avocado and onion. Then, we will try our natural dyes and pigments out!
Beginners welcome! Space is limited, please register early.
Dates: June 15th 1:30-3:30pm
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: MEMBERS = $10       GENERAL = $15
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 
 

Nid: 1284

Wine and Paint

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Looking for a fun night out? Come to down to OMAH and make some art (and have a drink while you do it). Our artist will gently guide you through the process of creating an acrylic masterpiece, even if you have never touched a paintbrush. Materials and two drinks are included in the class fee. Follow along step-by-step with the instructor or freestyle while you enjoy your wine!
Beginners welcome! Space is limited, please register early.
Dates: Friday June 26th , 6:30-9:00 
Cost: Members = $30 General = $40
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 

Nid: 1246

*POSTPONED* The Speakeasy

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

UPDATE

Dear OMAH friends,

As the museum cares about the health and safety of our members, supporters, and visitors, we are taking some special measures in light of the COVID-19 flu pandemic. We want to mitigate any potential opportunities for the virus to spread. To this end, our Speakeasy special event scheduled for March 27th will be postponed. 

We’re going ahead with planning the rescheduled Speakeasy for Friday September 18.

Thank you as always for your support.

 

Yours in Culture,
Ninette Gyorody

Executive Director 

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Join the Roaring 2020's!

This fundraiser will feature food, music, and activities inspired by the 1920's. 

Immerse yourself in a multi floor experience that will transport you to another century. Themed musicians will be playing in each area, including The Big Butter and The Egg Men. Explore the past with an exclusive pop up exhibition about Orillia in the 1920’s. We will be joined by local food purveyors and specialty drinks will be served. There will also be a photo booth so be sure to dress snazzy and jazzy for the occasion. Fund raised will go towards OMAH's programming for children and youth. 
 
OMAH offers educational and community programming for children and youth ages 0-18. We provide a safe, fun environment to explore, explain and guide through practical experience. We proudly deliver integrated visual-art and history programs to schools in the Simcoe, Durham, York Region and Trillium Lakelands district school boards. We serve over 1,600 students annually through the delivery of 10 educational programs. We serve over 600 children and youth annually through the delivery of our community programs. Our community programs include Baby Art Crawl, Steelies Art Club, Family Fun, day camps, and an annual high school art exhibition.
 
Tickets are $50 for general and $75 for VIP.
 
VIP ticket holders will receive a password to enter the jail cells for a unique experience. Hear stories of prohibition, bootlegging, and Stephen Leacock from Fred Addis, former Curator at the Leacock House. Brewery Bay Food Co will be providing exclusive food for the VIPS. There are only 40 VIP tickets, so you better act fast to buy your tickets! 
 
 

Nid: 1274

Portrait Painting with Murray Van Halem

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

Beginners welcome!
In this hands-on workshop series, Murray Van Halem will guide participants through the principles of portrait painting, from the dimensions of the face, to the importance of light and shadow, and capturing character. 
Murray will share techniques which he has acquired through his 45 year career as a visual artist. By the end of this program, participants will have completed a series of paintings to take home.
Participants are required to bring their own painting supplies. Material list will be provided upon registration.
Dates: Tuesdays, September 29, October 6, 13 and 20 (4 sessions)
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: Members: 120 +HST General:  $150 +HST 

Portrait Painting with Murray Van Halem

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 4:00pm

Beginners welcome!
In this hands-on workshop series, Murray Van Halem will guide participants through the principles of portrait painting, from the dimensions of the face, to the importance of light and shadow, and capturing character. 
Murray will share techniques which he has acquired through his 45 year career as a visual artist. By the end of this program, participants will have completed a series of paintings to take home.
Participants are required to bring their own painting supplies. Material list will be provided upon registration.
Dates: Tuesdays, September 29, October 6, 13 and 20 (4 sessions)
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: Members: 120 +HST General:  $150 +HST 

Nid: 1297

Lunch and Learn: Arthur Shilling Self-Portraits

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us to learn about the life and times of Artist Arthur Shilling and try your hand at oil pastel self-portraits inspired by his work.

Lunch & Learn is a monthly series of talks.  Come and learn with us, this is a fun and casual program with the promise of a few lighthearted moments and a great lunch. Beginners welcome! 
Space is limited, please register early.
Lunch will be catered and include a sandwich, salad, dessert. Please specify if a vegetarian meal is required. Lunch is prepared off-site; we cannot guarantee this is a nut or gluten-free facility. 
Dates: Wednesday October 7, 12pm-2pm
Time: 12pm-2pm
Cost: MEMBERS = $20 GENERAL = $25
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159