Programs

Nid: 819

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.

Nid: 584

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

Life Drawing with Lois Green - 8 Weeks

Life Drawing figures

Thursday, October 19, 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

Nid: 820

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

 

Nid: 631

Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Heather Kerslake Handbuilding with Clay

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturdays 1-4pm for 6 weeks

Starting Saturday, October 14 

 
**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 afternoons 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:

Course runs October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18

OMAH Members: $195 + HST,
Non Members $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing (to be paid October 14 at studio)

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 Brianne Gascho, Community and Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103
 

Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Heather Kerslake Handbuilding with Clay

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturdays 1-4pm for 6 weeks

Starting Saturday, October 14 

 
**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 afternoons 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:

Course runs October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18

OMAH Members: $195 + HST,
Non Members $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing (to be paid October 14 at studio)

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 Brianne Gascho, Community and Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103
 

Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Heather Kerslake Handbuilding with Clay

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturdays 1-4pm for 6 weeks

Starting Saturday, October 14 

 
**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 afternoons 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:

Course runs October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18

OMAH Members: $195 + HST,
Non Members $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing (to be paid October 14 at studio)

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 Brianne Gascho, Community and Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103
 

Nid: 821

Become pART of History with the Sir Sam's Society

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join this limited membership offer for exclusive benefits to your OMAH experience. Only 30 memberships are available in the first year.

What is Sir Sam's Society?


Purchase a Sir Sam's Society membership for $365 and enjoy all the regular benefits of OMAH’s couple membership program, plus invitations to special VIP events, a $300 tax receipt, and an annual art loan party.

A chance to show off local art:

A series of 30 contributing artists will be displaying their work in OMAH's Lounge Gallery and on Saturday October 14th Sir Sam's Society members have the exclusive opportunity to take home one of the pieces to exhibit in their space for one year. At the end of the loan period, those members have the opportunity to purchase the work of art. Preview of the work begins Friday, September 29th.

Participating artists:

Melody Lynn Madden

Tanya Cunnington

Liz Schaemhorn

Stephanie Stanton

Catherine Cadieux

Robyn Rennie

Deb Grise

Ruth Hurdle

Jennifer Lawton

Murray van Halem

Marlene Bulas

Dale Duncan

Peter Fyfe

Juliana Hawke

Linda Plourde

Steph Whalen

Patti Agapi

Nancy Jones

Jessalyn Forsythe

Claudia Mandler McKnight

Sylvia Tesori

Charles Pachter


There is still time to become a Sir Sam's Society member and join us on Saturday October 14th from 7-9pm for great art and live music featuring Mike Milner on bass.