Programs

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Family Fun Drop In

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Family Fun Drop In is back! Check out our April schedule of activities

 

April 2: Pastel colours like van Gogh

Join us this Sunday for a family drop inspired by one of the worlds most famous paintings "Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh. Families will learn about line, perspective and colour blending using chalk pastels. Remember to dress for a mess!

April 9: The Colours of Spring

Get ready for the season with this spring inspired pastel program.  Participants will learn to use tints and tones to make art that looks like the warm feelings spring brings! 

April 16 – NO DROP IN (Happy Easter!)

April 23:  I Can Kandinsky!

Wassily Kandinsky is considered by some to be the original abstract artist. Participants will use ideas inspired by his work to create lively coloured mixed media paintings.

April 30:  Collagraph Cardinals and more!

Participants will learn to make simple collagraph prints while thinking about the songbirds that have returned with spring!

 

 
 
What is Family Fun Drop In?

We invite families to stop by the museum for a Sunday afternoon art activity! Join us from 2-3pm, suggested donation of $5 per family to help cover material fees. 

Family Fun Drop In

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Family Fun Drop In is back! Check out our April schedule of activities

 

April 2: Pastel colours like van Gogh

Join us this Sunday for a family drop inspired by one of the worlds most famous paintings "Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh. Families will learn about line, perspective and colour blending using chalk pastels. Remember to dress for a mess!

April 9: The Colours of Spring

Get ready for the season with this spring inspired pastel program.  Participants will learn to use tints and tones to make art that looks like the warm feelings spring brings! 

April 16 – NO DROP IN (Happy Easter!)

April 23:  I Can Kandinsky!

Wassily Kandinsky is considered by some to be the original abstract artist. Participants will use ideas inspired by his work to create lively coloured mixed media paintings.

April 30:  Collagraph Cardinals and more!

Participants will learn to make simple collagraph prints while thinking about the songbirds that have returned with spring!

 

 
 
What is Family Fun Drop In?

We invite families to stop by the museum for a Sunday afternoon art activity! Join us from 2-3pm, suggested donation of $5 per family to help cover material fees. 

Nid: 768

Chamber Music Orilllia Youth Choirs Concert

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sunday, April 2, 2017,   2-3pm

The Orillia Museum of Art & History and Chamber Music Orillia invite you to a very special concert on Sunday, April 2nd at OMAH.  The 33-voice CMO Youth Choirs return to OMAH for a farewell performance. Enjoy an afternoon of youthful exuberance in violin selections and a variety of choral pieces from the past 600 years!

Admission to the concert is by donation in support of both organizations. 

Nid: 631

Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Heather Kerslake Handbuilding with Clay

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Starting Wednesday, April 5 for 6 Weeks

9:30am-12:30pm
 
**(this course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte)
 
Course description:
Spend six wonderful mornings with inspirational artist Heather Kerslake learning various techniques to build your own creative forms out of clay. 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 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.

 

Registration:

OMAH Members: $195 + HST,
Non Members $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing

Materials to be supplied by student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser
 
Registration through OMAH, come in or call 705-326-2159
8 students maximum
 

For more information about these workshops, please email or call Lynsey Ormerod, Community and Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103
 

Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Heather Kerslake Handbuilding with Clay

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Starting Wednesday, April 5 for 6 Weeks

9:30am-12:30pm
 
**(this course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte)
 
Course description:
Spend six wonderful mornings with inspirational artist Heather Kerslake learning various techniques to build your own creative forms out of clay. 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 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.

 

Registration:

OMAH Members: $195 + HST,
Non Members $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing

Materials to be supplied by student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser
 
Registration through OMAH, come in or call 705-326-2159
8 students maximum
 

For more information about these workshops, please email or call Lynsey Ormerod, Community and Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103
 

Nid: 751

Lunch & Learn: Oddbot Workshop

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Wednesday, April 5, 12-2pm

Oddbot Workshop: Found Object Sculpture

Led by metal oddment artist K MacLean, this 2 hour workshop will provide participants with an introduction to found object sculpture.  A hands on make and take workshop in which participants use reclaimed materials, hardware, wire, aluminum tape, foam, and other objects to create a small sculpture of a robot.

K MacLean is a metal oddment artist who creates sculptures , jewelry, and strange inventions using reclaimed hardware , found objects, and high tech junk. MacLean's jewelry work can be purchased in OMAH's Shop.

Registration:

OMAH Members: $15 + HST

Non-Members: $20 + HST

Registration is required. Please register in person or by telephone at 705-326-2159

Nid: 685

After School Art

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Starting Thursday, April 6, 4:30pm - 6pm for 8 weeks

Ages 8-12

This class is geared for kids who love art! We will offer a variety of creative projects - from drawing to painting, printmaking to clay and sculptures with found objects. Participants also have opportunities to make and create in the galleries. 

All materials are supplied. Please bring a paint shirt/older clothes that you don't mind getting messy!

Regsitration:

Orillia Resident: $80

Non-Resident: $100

Registration through the City of Orillia.

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 7343.

Nid: 584

Life Drawing with Lois Green - 8 Weeks

Life Drawing figures

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Starting April 6 for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 7-10pm

Join regional artist, Lois Green, for ten weeks of Life Drawing classes at OMAH. Instruction in drawing from the nude model with lessons in life studio practices - a valuable discipline for practising artists and a foundational prepatory for animators through fine arts. Traditional and contemporary approaches will be utilized toward a heightened observational capactiy and improved media proficiency.

 

This program is for beginners to professional artists and those wishing to improve their drawing skills.

This class uses nude models. All skill levels welcome. Only some materials provided, see receipt for list of materials required. 

Cost: 

$132 for Orillia Residents

$165 for non-residents

Registration through the City of Orillia

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 7225.

Nid: 483

Slow Art Day

Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Saturday, April 8, 2017,   1-3pm

Experience art, as you never have before.

Slow Art Day is an art appreciation movement with more than 119 venues participating around the world. Since it’s founding in 2009 the Slow Art movement has reached every continent, truly becoming a global event. Instead of the standard 8-second view. Slow Art Day participants are asked to spend an hour appreciating five different pieces of art.

“Slow Art Day has grown so quickly because it is a powerful and simple way to experience art,” says founder Phil Terry, CEO of the experience design firm Creative Good.

 

Five pieces from the 21st annual International Women’s Day Art Show: Renewal have been chosen for this event.  The artists will be in attendance.

The featured works and artists are:

Snake and Butterfly by Kelli Dove

Secrets of the Cosmos by Helen Will

Swan by Robyn Rennie,

Barcode by Faten Al Hariri (represented by Abeer Al Hariri and Kathryn Kaiser)

Cancer: A Caregiver’s Journey by Heather Smeding

 

The OMAH’s Slow Art Day will begin at 1pm on April 8th, 2017. Following the viewing, participants will meet over refreshments to discuss the art and their experiences with each other and the artists whose work was on display.

Additional information about Slow Art Day can be found at www.slowartday.com

Registration for the event is FREE and available by contacting OMAH at 705-326-2159 or executivedirector@orilliamuseum.org

Nid: 724

Weaving Workshop with Olivia Neal: April 11

Weaving Workshop with Olivia Neal, Photo by Samantha Vessios

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Details: 

Workshop available at OMAH: Tuesday, April 11, 6:30-9:30pm

Does this day not work for you? We are offering the same workshop on Sunday, March 19 from 1-4pm, for details CLICK HERE

Join Olivia and learn the basics of this traditional craft using a variety of different yarns. You'll create a mini woven wall hanging to take home as well as a handmade frame loom, tapestry needle + tension rod so that you can continue practicing + creating with your new set of skills. In this introduction you will learn how to thread your warp, the plain weave stitch, the soumak stitch + the rya knot as well as the techniques needed to securely finish + remove your weaving from the loom. 

No previous experience required, all materials provided.

Bio:

Olivia Neal is the owner and curator of Harold + Ferne: The Local Goods Co.a small shop located in Downtown Orillia dedicated to selling quality goods made by local artists and artisans. She was originally introduced to the art of weaving while living in Argentina in 2010. After a bit of a hiatus she has been immersing herself in this textural craft for past two years, expanding on her knowledge of the trade.

Olivia began hosting weaving workshops at Harold + Ferne: The Local Goods Co. in 2016 where they were very well received by the community. She enjoys spreading her growing love of textiles to others while introducing them, through workshops, to a new medium in which to explore the wondrous fibres both found in nature and man-made. 

She has recently been dipping her toes into the pool of natural dying and hopes to one day work exclusively with her own hand-dyed natural fibres.

 

Registration: 

OMAH Members: $45 + HST

Non-Members: $50 + HST

Registration through the Orillia Museum of Art & History, come in or call 705-326-2159

 
Photo by Samantha Vessios