Programs

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Life Drawing with Tanya Cunnington

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Thursdays, September 5th- October 24th , 2019 (8weeks)

6:30-9:30 PM

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 = $140

NON-MEMBERS = $170

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

Life Drawing with Tanya Cunnington

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Thursdays, September 5th- October 24th , 2019 (8weeks)

6:30-9:30 PM

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 = $140

NON-MEMBERS = $170

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

Nid: 1112

Crazy with Clay PA Day Camp

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Dates: Friday, October 4th, 2019 
 
Time: 9am-4:30pm 
 
For children ages 6-10 
 
Drop off: 8:45-9am Pick-up: 4-4:30pm
 
Cost:
MEMBERS = $35
 
NON-MEMBERS = $45
 
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 art projects in the studio and activities in the gallery. Below you will find information that will help you and your child prepare for camp. Should you have any further questions, please contact Olivia Rozema, the Community Engagement Coordinator at 705-326-2159 x103 or programs@orilliamuseum.org
 
The instructors:
We have a talented group of young people with a passion for both children and art  as part of our crew.   Our staff to camper ratio reflects our commitment to safe and high-quality supervision. Our regular camp ration is one leader to nine campers (1:9). Our camp leaders are also supported by responsible volunteers and all Museum Staff to maintain the safety and wellbeing of your child. 
 
All leadership staff go through a thorough screening process which includes formal interviews, reference checks and vulnerable sector screening. All leaders have a Standard First Aid & CPR-C Certificate and attend thorough pre-camp training sessions which include topics such as program planning, child development and understanding child behaviour, as well as OMAH’s emergency procedures and policies. 
 
Drop-off and Pick-up:
Campers may be dropped off between 8:45am and 9:00am.  Pick-up starts at 4pm. Campers must be picked-up by 4:30pm, there is no after-care is available. To ensure safe arrival and departure, guardians will be met at the door and will be asked to sign their children in and out of camp in the morning and afternoon. 
 
On the first day of camp you will be asked to fill out a Safe-Release List, this is a list of approved adults who can pick up your child. OMAH will not release your child to anyone who is not on the Safe Release List. Photo ID will be required at the time of pick up.
 
With written guardian permission, campers over the age of 10 can sign themselves in and out of camp. Please ask to fill out a self-release form for your child.  
 
Camper Information Forms & Medicines at Camp:
An information form must be filled out for each child in attendance. These will be e-mailed to you a week before camp start, but will also be available in hard-copy on the first morning of camp. Please ensure that the medical section is fully completed. This section includes your family doctor’s name, healthcard information, and an emergency contact that can be reached during the hours of 7am-6:30pm. 
 
Campers requiring medication at camp will need to have a Request to Administer Medication form signed. Medication must be in its original container and will be stored in a secure location by camp staff. Request to Administer Medication form will be available in hard-copy during camp-sign in. 
 
Lunch:
Campers will have 2 snack breaks and a lunch break each day. Please pack nut-free and litter-less lunches. Please bring a reusable water bottle so that campers can keep hydrated during our camp adventure!
 
What to Wear:
Campers should dress for mess as we will be using paint, plaster and more! 
 
What not to bring:
Leave all electronics (phones, tablets, iPods) and any other toys or gadgets at home please. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please ensure that everything your child brings to camp is labeled with their name. 
 
Going off site:
At Lunch Break we will be visiting Victoria Park or by the lake for some outdoor play or art activities. Please ensure that your child has weather-appropriate clothing. Should we have inclement weather, we will adjust our plans and play indoors.
 
Camp Absence:
If your child is going to be absent from a day of camp (illness or otherwise), please notify the instructor, or for last-minute absences please notify us before 9am via voice message to the Community Engagement Coordinator at 705-326-2159 x103
 
Inclusion Needs:
We welcome campers with special needs; however, our camps are not able to support all needs. OMAH cannot provide a 1:1 staff/child ratio. Please speak with the Community Engagement Coordinator at 705-326-2159 x103 to review your individual child's situation prior to registration.
 
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: 1116

Art 101

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Fridays, September 13th - October 18th , 2019 (6 weeks)

9:30 AM -12PM
 

Were you told by a teacher that you were terrible at art? Well, it’s time to get your start in art!

Come to OMAH and get creative. Over 6 sessions, our artist instructors will gently guide you through the process of creating a masterpiece, even if you have never touched a paintbrush. We will cover all the basics: drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. You will get a crash course in materials, art-making, and terminology.

All materials provided.

Cost: 

MEMBERS = $120 

NON-MEMBERS = $145

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

Art 101

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Fridays, September 13th - October 18th , 2019 (6 weeks)

9:30 AM -12PM
 

Were you told by a teacher that you were terrible at art? Well, it’s time to get your start in art!

Come to OMAH and get creative. Over 6 sessions, our artist instructors will gently guide you through the process of creating a masterpiece, even if you have never touched a paintbrush. We will cover all the basics: drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. You will get a crash course in materials, art-making, and terminology.

All materials provided.

Cost: 

MEMBERS = $120 

NON-MEMBERS = $145

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

Nid: 1105

OMAH Tour

Friday, October 4, 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, October 11, 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: 1115

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sunday, October, 6, 13, 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!

 

Nid: 1111

Steelies Art Club

Tuesday, October 8, 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: 1110

STEMstudio: Digging for Bones

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Saturday, October 12th, 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 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.