Programs

Nid: 1122

*FULL* Hand building with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Saturday, November 2, 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)

*FULL* Hand building with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Saturday, November 9, 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)

Nid: 1137

Canadian Storytelling Night: A Breath of Fresh Air

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

We need air to live, to breathe, speak and listen. Music and stories both travel on the air, and Storytelling Orillia is pleased to present an evening of both on Saturday, November 2, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Orillia Museum of Art and History.
 
Take in A Breath of Fresh Air as tellers Michael Jones, Mark Douglas and Tim Greenwood turn to a storyteller’s true element – air – for inspiration during the eighth annual Canadian Storytelling Night celebration.
 
Jones, an internationally recognized pianist and composer, is also a thoughtful and gifted storyteller, widely known for his stories as well as his music through national and international leadership forums. 
 
Raven Noganosh of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation is also a featured guest. Raven is an accomplished and honoured Jingle Dress dancer, who will speak about the dance, which is very old and a healing dance done by women.
 
Rebecca Bolden, a well-known Orillia yoga instructor, will help us all to catch and deepen our breath. Tim Greenwood promises to fill our sails with a nautical story.
 
Michael Jones on piano and his friend Marta Solek on cello will provide music for the evening.
 
Storytelling Orillia’s master teller Bob Graham will act as MC. 
 
None of this is possible without air.
 
Air is the element associated with the fourth quarter of the medicine wheel that has been supplying themes for Canadian Storytelling Night for the past three years. Storytelling Orillia originated the now-national event and has chosen the theme since 2012.
 
We face north for the quarter of the medicine wheel that is associated with winter and air, explains elder Mark Douglas of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation and Storytelling Orillia.
 
“We think about snow, we hunker down. It’s winter, barren and cold. It’s a time when we can have intimate time with our family and friends because we’re inside. But it’s a dark time, we can get kind of blue, and humour is good in the winter.
 
“Air is a symbol of all of this. It’s one of the four things we need,” Douglas says.
 
For A Breath of Fresh Air, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. start, and $15 tickets are available from OMAH.
 

Nid: 1146

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sundays in November & December 1st
2-3 pm 
 
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. 
 
This November have a go at the timeless art of printmaking! Create a collograph, try out monotyping, and use fallen leaves and other natural materials to make your very own autumnal prints!
 
Cost per family: Family Membership = Free General = $5
 
 
Santa Claus Parade Family Fun Drop-In & Tour
 
Stop by the Orillia Museum of Art & History for our popular Family Fun Drop In program! 
 
Join us from 2-3 for a special holiday themed art activity. The art activity will be followed by a tour of the museum.
 
 
 
Cost per family: Family Membership = Free General = $5
 
 

Nid: 1147

Letting Loose on Canvas with Murray Van Halem

Tuesday, November 5, 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 

Nid: 1111

Steelies Art Club

Tuesday, November 5, 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.

 

 

Nid: 1149

Lunch & Learn: Instructor TBA

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Wednesday November 6th, 2019
12-2pm
 
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. We can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free. Please specify if either are required.
 
Cost: MEMBERS = $20 NON-MEMBERS = $25
 
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 
 

Nid: 1150

Life Drawing

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Thursdays, November 7th – December 12th (6weeks)
6:30-9:30  
Age 16+
 
Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our expert instructor 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.
 
Cost: MEMBERS = $100 NON-MEMBERS = $125
 
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159 
 

Nid: 1105

OMAH Tour

Friday, November 8, 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.

Nid: 1140

STEMstudio: Kaleidoscope making with Ingrid Mayrhoffer

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Saturday, November 9th, 2019  
1pm-3pm
Ages: 6-12
 
Science is everywhere, even in the studio! Working with artist Ingrid Mayrhoffer (from the exhibition ‘After Kreighoff’ at OMAH from September 21to January 11) participants will learn about geometry and reflections as they make their own Kaleidoscopes.
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 NON-MEMBERS = $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.