Programs

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*CANCELLED* Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Wednesday, April 22, 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, 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)
 

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* Cancelled* Life Drawing with Kathryn Kaiser

Thursday, April 23, 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, 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 
 

Nid: 1266

*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: 1136

*Cancelled* Storytelling Orillia: Side by Each

Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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

Nid: 1262

*CANCELLED* Family Fun Drop-In

Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Every Sunday from 2-3pm in April (except April 12th)
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. 
Eco art:
This month is all about nature! Create beautiful and fun art in sustainable ways as you learn about the environment! Use clay, natural objects, and even plant your own flowers while you spend time with your family!
Cost per family: Family Membership = Free General = $5
 

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*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
 

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*CANCELLED* Steelies Art Club

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Every Tuesday from 5:30pm-7pm, for Ages 6-13.

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! Your kids can complete the planned art project or freestyle with our studio materials to develop their own projects! 

 

drop in for single session from $10 /members  or   $15/general

or sign up in advance for 8 sessions and receive at 15% discount!

 

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Miniatures and Monsters PA Day Camp

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

Drop off: 8:45-9am Pick-up: 4-4:30pm

For children ages 6-11

Get creative on school PA days at OMAH. On PA days, let OMAH be your classroom.

This full day camp is jam-packed with fun and engaging art making and play. We have a jam-packed day planned for your PA day, filled with explorations of scale as we make miniatures and design our own monsters in the studio and activities in the gallery.

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

Dates: Friday, May 1st, 2020

Time: 9am-4:30pm

Cost: Family Membership = $35      General = $45