Programs

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Steelies Art Club

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Tuesdays in December/January (except Dec. 24th and 31st, 7 sessions total) 
5:30pm-7pm
For Ages 7-13.
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!
 
Cost: 2 month block (9 sessions): Family Membership = $60 General = $75
      Drop-in: Family Membership = $10 General= $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.

Steelies Art Club

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Tuesdays in December/January (except Dec. 24th and 31st, 7 sessions total) 
5:30pm-7pm
For Ages 7-13.
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!
 
Cost: 2 month block (9 sessions): Family Membership = $60 General = $75
      Drop-in: Family Membership = $10 General= $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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Lunch & Learn: Early Settlers Natural Cures

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join OMAH’s own Samantha Bogart to learn about the household remedies from your grandmother’s recipe book. Try your hand at mixing your own remedies for cough, sore throat, congestion and stomach acid.  
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 January 8th 
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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Still Life: Drawing From The Vault

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Ages 16+
Refine your drawing skills and learn a bit about history while you’re at it in this Still Life Drawing course. Each week will feature a new artifact directly from OMAH’s Vault. This course will be taught by Tanya Cunnington. 
Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.
Dates: Thursdays, January 9th-January 30th (4 weeks)
Time: 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Cost: MEMBERS = $55 GENERAL = $65
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 
 

Still Life: Drawing From The Vault

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Ages 16+
Refine your drawing skills and learn a bit about history while you’re at it in this Still Life Drawing course. Each week will feature a new artifact directly from OMAH’s Vault. This course will be taught by Tanya Cunnington. 
Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.
Dates: Thursdays, January 9th-January 30th (4 weeks)
Time: 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Cost: MEMBERS = $55 GENERAL = $65
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 
 

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STEMstudio: Crystal Magic

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Ages: 6-12
Science is everywhere, even in the studio! Participants will design their crystal shapes and take a jar home to watch them grow!
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
Dates: Saturday, January 11th, 2020
Time: 1pm-3pm
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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The 22nd Annual Sir John A. Macdonald Dinner - A Celebration of Canada

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

The 22nd Annual Sir John A. Macdonald Dinner - A Celebration of Canada, is being held on Saturday, January 11th at the Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club. Tickets go on sale at the Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) on Wednesday, November 20th at the conclusion of the History Speaker Evening and will thereafter be available at the OMAH front desk. An important fundraiser for OMAH, the dinner is a much anticipated cultural and social event in Orillia each year. The proceeds from the dinner and contributions from our generous sponsors support OMAH’s programs that benefit our community.
 
This year we are pleased to have a keynote speaker with local roots. Dr. Kevin Kee, Dean of Arts at the University of Ottawa, noted Digital Humanist, Author, and Historian. Dr. Kee grew up in Orillia, where he attended primary school and went to Park Street Collegiate Institute. He majored in history as an undergraduate at Queen’s, where he also obtained his PhD in 1999. From early in his career as project director at the National Film Board of Canada, as a director of undergraduate programs at McGill, and as a professor and Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities at Brock University, Dr. Kee has spearheaded the role of computers as an analytical and expressive tool in teaching and learning history through interactive media, simulations and computer games. 
 
Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa in 2015, he continues to focus on the ways we create knowledge. With his talk “Building Knowledge and Rebuilding Trust in the Digital Age”, Dr. Kee will outline new ways, including creative ways to probe our past, in which Canada’s leading thinkers and historians are ensuring openness and earning trust.
Please join us in celebration of the birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald, in celebration of Canada and being Canadian. Hear an excellent speaker talk about the innovative ways you can see our past, enjoy a delicious meal and good fellowship. Last year tickets sold out before Christmas, so don’t delay. Tickets are $65.00 each. Cash, cheque, debit and credit cards are accepted. For more information please call OMAH at 705 326 2159.
 
 

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Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Every Sunday from 2-3 in January & February
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. 
 
January:  This month, try your hand at sculpting! Use clay, wire, and relief techniques to turn your 2D works of art into 3D sculptures! Learn various sculpting methods as you take the chance to work with these unique materials!
 
February:  Get inspired by the works of Van Gogh, Monet, and many others this February as we dive into painting! Use acrylic and watercolour paints to learn about value, colour, and the differences between art styles!
 
Join us for the Family Day Weekend Family Fun Drop in and Tour, Sunday February 16th, 3-3:30
 
Cost per family: Family Membership = Free General = $5

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Tot Time

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Art is for everyone! Pre-schoolers and caregivers are invited for gallery tours and tot friendly art play. Engage your pre-schooler with art during an interactive tours of our art exhibits followed by some messy art play in the studio! Please, wear play clothes.
$5 per family or free with a family membership.
For children 3-5.
Dates: Thursday, January 16th
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Registration: Pre-registration required. You can sign up by contacting the museum at 705-326-2159 or by visiting the front desk at OMAH.
Cost per family: Family Membership = Free General = $5
 

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Camp Registration Days for March Break and Summer Camp

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Camps available for ages: 6-13
Registration for camps opens on January 16th!  Come into or call OMAH to register for one of our camps from January 16th-19th and receive 10% off Early Bird Pricing on for OMAH March Break or Summer Camp.
 
For questions, contact Olivia Rozema: programs@orilliamuseum.org or call (705)326-2159 x 103