Programs

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*POSTPONED* Wine and Paint Night with Marlene Bulas

Friday, April 24, 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). Artist, Marlene Bulas 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 April 24th, 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 
 
Postponed to JUNE 19

Nid: 1267

*CANCELLED* Bus Trip: McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

Join us for a bus trip to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg Ontario. The McMichael is a major public gallery uniquely devoted to collecting the art of Canada. While there see the exhibition: “A Like Vision”: The Group of Seven at 100, which commemorates the centenary of their first exhibition. You will see over 280 of the Group’s finest pieces from the McMichael’s permanent collection.
 
Also on is Walter J. Phillips: At the Lake. This special presentation of works on paper by the Canadian painter and printmaker Walter J. Phillips (1884–1963) explores the artist’s emotional connection and artistic response to Ontario’s Lake of the Woods region.
 
Registration includes entry and coach fee. Lunch not included.
 
ITINERARY:
8.30 am Board the bus (Dollar Tree, Orillia Square Mall)
10:00 am Visit the McMichael Art Collection
1:00 pm Lunch in Kleinburg village pay as you go. (Lunch is available at the Gallery, but a reservation is required)
3:00 pm Board the bus for Orillia
 
OMAH Members: $45 + HST   General: $60 + HST
 

Nid: 1269

*CANCELLED* Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

**This course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte
Participants will work with Heather Kerslake at her studio to learn various clay techniques in order to build creative clay forms. 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 add 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.
Materials to be supplied by student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser 
8 students maximum
Dates: Wednesdays, April 15- May 20th (6 weeks), from 9:30-12:30
Time: 9:30-12:30
Cost: MEMBERS = $195 + HST NON-MEMBERS = $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing (to be paid April 15th at studio)
 

*CANCELLED* Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

**This course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte
Participants will work with Heather Kerslake at her studio to learn various clay techniques in order to build creative clay forms. 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 add 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.
Materials to be supplied by student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser 
8 students maximum
Dates: Wednesdays, April 15- May 20th (6 weeks), from 9:30-12:30
Time: 9:30-12:30
Cost: MEMBERS = $195 + HST NON-MEMBERS = $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing (to be paid April 15th at studio)
 

Nid: 1268

* Cancelled* Life Drawing with Kathryn Kaiser

Thursday, April 30, 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, Kathryn Kaiser,  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 April 2nd - May 7th (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 
 

* Cancelled* Life Drawing with Kathryn Kaiser

Thursday, May 7, 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, Kathryn Kaiser,  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 April 2nd - May 7th (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: 1274

Portrait Painting with Murray Van Halem

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 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, May 5-26 (4 sessions), 1-4pm
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: Members: 120 +HST General:  $150 +HST 

Portrait Painting with Murray Van Halem

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 1:00pm to 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, May 5-26 (4 sessions), 1-4pm
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: Members: 120 +HST General:  $150 +HST 

Nid: 1275

Lunch and Learn: Arthur Shilling Oil Pastel Self Portraits

Wednesday, May 6, 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 May 6th, 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 

Nid: 1276

Crafter-noon: Artist Trading Cards

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Looking to experiment with art? Get your hands dirty with new techniques on Monday Crafter-noons. 
On this Crafter-noon we will make our own Artist Trading Cards. Artist trading cards (ATCs) is a conceptual art project initiated by the Swiss artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann in 1997. Artist trading cards are 2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches (64 mm × 89 mm) in size, the same size as baseball cards. They are each a unique art piece which can be exchanged and collected by anyone who participates!
Beginners welcome! Space is limited, please register early.
Dates: Monday May 11th, 2-4pm
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