Programs

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Crafter-noon: Recycled Plastic Charms

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

All ages welcome! Looking to experiment with art? Get your hands dirty with new techniques on Monday Crafter-noons. 
On this Crafter-noon try out making graphic charms with recycled plastic. Draw big and then we will shrink our drawings in the oven, making charms that are perfect for use as ornaments, in collage, jewelry and crafts.
Beginners welcome! Space is limited, please register early.
Dates: Monday, February 24th
Time: 2pm- 4pm
Cost: MEMBERS = $10       GENERAL = $15
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 
 

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Life Drawing with Tanya Cunnington

Thursday, February 27, 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, February 13th – March 19th (6 weeks) 
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 with Tanya Cunnington

Thursday, March 5, 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, February 13th – March 19th (6 weeks) 
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 with Tanya Cunnington

Thursday, March 12, 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, February 13th – March 19th (6 weeks) 
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 with Tanya Cunnington

Thursday, March 19, 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, February 13th – March 19th (6 weeks) 
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 

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Wine and Shelf Night with Melissa Van Dam

Friday, February 28, 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). Join Melissa Van Dam of Simple Abundance and decorate your own sunset and night sky shelf. Our artist instructor will gently guide you through the process of creating a masterpiece, even if you have never touched a paintbrush. Blend skies, splash the stars and freestyle with trees and birds. Choose your favourite colours and then head home with your very own functional art piece! 
 
The shelves measure 14" long and fit essential oil bottles perfectly, or, add hooks to the bottom to make a key shelf. 
 
Materials and two drinks are included in the class fee.
Beginners welcome! Space is limited, please register early.
Dates: Friday February 28th, 6:30pm- 9pm
Time: 6:30pm- 9pm
Cost: Members = $40 General = $50
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 
 

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Lunch & Learn: Fraktur Folk Art

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join OMAH’s own Samantha Bogart to learn about Fraktur Folk Art. Fraktur is a highly artistic and elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Canadian Mennonite settlers between 1740 and 1860. Drawn in ink and watercolour, Fraktur means ‘broken script’, named for its unique calligraphy style. Learn about this distinctive art form and try your hand at Fraktur Drawing!
Lunch & Learn is a monthly series of talks and hands-on making.  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 March 4th
Time: 12-2pm
Cost: MEMBERS = $20 GENERAL = $25
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 
 

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Art 101: Intro to Watercolour

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

It’s time to get your start in art!
Come to OMAH and get creative. Over 4 sessions, our Hilary Slater will gently guide you through the process of creating watercolour masterpieces, even if you have never touched a paintbrush. We will cover all the basics: materials, techniques and terminology. This is get a crash course in everything you need to know to launch into watercolour! 
All materials provided.
Dates: Tuesdays, March 24- April 14th (4 sessions) 
Time: 1-3:30pm 
Cost: MEMBERS = $80 NON-MEMBERS = $100
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 

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Wine & Art Night with Barb Simmons

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Looking for a fun night out? Come down to OMAH and make some art (and have a drink while you do it). Our Barb Simmons will gently guide you through the process of creating a pastel masterpiece, even if you have never touched an oil pastel. 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: Wednesday March 25th 6:30-9:00
Time: 6:30pm- 9pm
Cost: Members = $30 General = $40
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 

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The Speakeasy

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

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.  There are only 40 VIP tickets, so you better act fast to buy your tickets!