Programs

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OMAH Tour

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Orillia Museum of Art & History has volunteer lead tours every Friday. The tours alternate every week between Tours of The Historic Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building and Gallery Tours.
 

please call ahead 705-326-2159 or email programs@orlliamuseum.org to find out which tour will happen that week! Tours are $5 a person or free with a membership. To learn more about OMAH's membership options, please click here https://www.orilliamuseum.org/support/membership.

OMAH Tour

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Orillia Museum of Art & History has volunteer lead tours every Friday. The tours alternate every week between Tours of The Historic Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building and Gallery Tours.
 

please call ahead 705-326-2159 or email programs@orlliamuseum.org to find out which tour will happen that week! Tours are $5 a person or free with a membership. To learn more about OMAH's membership options, please click here https://www.orilliamuseum.org/support/membership.

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Wine & Paint Night with Murray Van Halem

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Friday October 25 2019,

6:30-9pm

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 instructor, Murray Van Halem will gently guide you through the process of creating a masterpiece, even if you have never touched a paintbrush. Materials and two drinks are included in the class fee.

Paint a City Scape; visit the principles of perspective, colour, and design. Follow along step-by-step with the instructor or bring their own reference material and freestyle!

Beginners welcome! Space is limited, please register early.

Cost:

MEMBERS = $30

NON-MEMBERS = $40

Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159

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STEMstudio: Digging for Bones

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

1pm-3pm

Science is everywhere, even in the studio! Using fossils and artifacts from our permanent collection we will learn about how fossils are made and the process of archeological excavation! Afterwards, we will use plaster to create our own fossils.

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  In STEMstudio, kids will participate in a hands-on STEM activity then apply what they learned to art. This combination of art and science encourages kids to think critically and exercise their creativity. 

For questions, contact Olivia Rozema: programs@orilliamuseum.org or call (705)326-2159 x 103
 

Cost: MEMBERS = $5 GENERAL = $10

Registration: Pre-registration required. You can sign up by contacting the museum at 705-326-2159 or by visiting the front desk at OMAH.

 
 

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*FULL* Hand building with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturday’s from Oct. 19th - Nov.23rd , 2019 (6 weeks)

1pm-4pm

**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

Cost:

MEMBERS = $195 + HST

NON-MEMBERS = $235 + HST

Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing (to be paid October 19 at studio)

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Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sunday, October, 6, 20, 27. 

 

Stop by the Orillia Museum of Art & History for our popular Family Fun Drop In program! $5 per family or free with a family membership.

 

Join the Orillia Museum of Art and History as we kick off our Family Fun Drop In program! Starting with the fundamentals, this month is all about drawing! Use conte, charcoal, and pastels while you spend quality time with your family.

New: Family Fun Drop in tour!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

1:30-2 pm

Stop by the Orillia Museum of Art & History for our popular Family Fun Drop In program! Join us a half an hour early on the last Sunday of the month to get a special Family-Fun Tour of our art exhibits!

 

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Storytelling Orillia: Side by Each

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This storytelling event is free to attend and all are welcome.

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Letting Loose on Canvas with Murray Van Halem

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tuesdays from Oct 29th-Nov 19th 2019 (4 sessions total)
1-4 pm
 
Beginners welcome!
Join Murray van Halem and let loose on canvas! In this hands-on workshop series Murray will teach you about how to loosen up while landscape painting. This course will review and utilize a variety of painting elements including principles of perspective, design, colour theory, and colour mixing. Working from reference photos (participants and/or instructor provided), you will create a number of landscape paintings.
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.
 
Cost: Members: 120 +HST General:  $150 +HST 
 
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 

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Steelies Art Club

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Dates: Tuesdays in October/November

October 1st-November 26th, 9 sessions total 

5:30pm-7pm

 

Calling all kids who love art! Join us at OMAH for some art-making fun. At the Steelies Art Club we will learn new artistic techniques and skills taught by a practicing artist!. Get ready to paint, draw, sculpt, and much more! For Ages 7-12.
 

Cost:

2 month block (9 sessions):

MEMBERS = $80

NON-MEMBERS = $95

Drop-in:

MEMBERS = $10

NON-MEMBERS = $15

Registration: Pre-registration required. You can sign up by contacting the museum at 705-326-2159 or by visiting the front desk at OMAH.

 

 

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Baby Art Crawl

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Thursday, October 31, 2019

10:30-11:30am

Art is for everyone!  Babies, toddlers and caregivers are invited for gallery tours and baby friendly art play. Engage your baby with art during an interactive and sensory tour of our art exhibits followed by hands-on art making in the studio! Please, wear play clothes.

$5 per family or free with a family membership.

For children 0-3.

Cost per family:

MEMBERS = Free

NON-MEMBERS = $5

Registration: Pre-registration required. You can sign up by contacting the museum at 705-326-2159 or by visiting the front desk at OMAH.