Programs

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Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, October 13, 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!

 

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, October 20, 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!

 

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Steelies Art Club

Tuesday, October 15, 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.

 

 

Steelies Art Club

Tuesday, October 22, 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: 1118

Life Drawing with Tanya Cunnington

Thursday, October 17, 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: 1116

Art 101

Friday, October 18, 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

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OMAH Tour

Friday, October 18, 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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Experiments in Acrylic with Tina Poplawski

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday October 19th, 10am to 3pm

Join artist Tina Poplawski in this unique full-day workshop. Explore the exciting realm and possibilities of acrylic in this comprehensive 1-day workshop for all levels ability.  This technical workshop will allow students to better understand some exciting non-traditional uses for acrylic paint.

When the Green Dark Forest was too Silent to be Real features large scale works inspired by the crocheted doilies created by Poplawski’s grandmother during the war, Eastern European folk heritage, botanical matter and animals native to Central Ontario and her environment.

Dates: Saturday October 19th

Time: 10am to 3pm

Cost:   MEMBERS =$60      NON-MEMBERS = $80

Nid: 1122

Hand building with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Saturday, October 19, 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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CARFAC information session for practicing artists

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Monday, October 21, 2019
 
1-2pm
 
Dorothy Macdonald Creative Space
 
This information session is free to attend and open to the public
 

 Copyright Demonstration at AGO April 1988 in Toronto. Content: the person speaking is Margaret Atwood. Behind her in sunglasses may
be Pierre Berton. To the right of Berton in the black leather cap is Ron Bloore. At back L. under the word “Bill” is Kim Tomczak.”
David Renaud back row left with sign.
 
Presenter: Lisa Myers
As an advocacy organization CARFAC has sought to establish a fee schedule for artists. This information session will share the history, and structure and ongoing work of CARFAC National and an overview of CARFAC Ontario’s member services, resources and future programming, followed by a Q&A. 
 
 
Bio:
Lisa Myers is an artist and independent curator whose active practice and research contributes to her work as an Assistant Professor at York University. She also volunteers on the board of directors for CARFAC Ontario and the MacLaren Art Centre. Myers is a member of Beausoleil First Nation.