Fabulous Wet Felting with Louise Gervais: Level I

Blue wet felting by Louise Gervais

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:30am to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:30pm

Back by popular demand! This dynamic hands-on beginner level class provides infinite opportunities for creative expression. Participants will learn properties of the felting process and will create their own "Nuno" felted scarf and clutch bag. Louise Gervais is an experienced fiber artist/artisan and educator whose work has been sold in The Textile Museum of Canada and the Burlington Arts Centre. Fabulous Wet Felting I is recommended as a preparatory for Fabulous Wet Felting II.


October 25 & 26, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Registration available through City of Orillia, course code 33684

Level I Fee: $145 Residents/ $181.25 Non-Residents

All materials for this class are included

Bus Trip: See Colville at the AGO

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:00am to 3:30pm

Special bus trip to the Alex Colville exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario organized by the Orillia Museum of Art & History
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Adults $83    Seniors $80    AGO members $64
(including admission, coach fare, exhibit talk and HST)


  • 8 a.m. Bus leaves Orillia from the West Street Plaza (at Fittons Road and West Street across from the Tim Hortons).    
  • 10 a.m. Arrive at AGO.    
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Art talk on Alex Colville.    
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (approxi- mate) Self -guided tour of the Alex Colville exhibition.    
  • 1 p.m. Lunch (pay as you go). Visit a restaurant in the AGO or one of the many restaurants near the gallery. You can buy a $10 AGO lunch voucher (in addition to the trip cost) at OMAH.    
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Self-guided tour of the Michelangelo exhibit and the exhibit of the Anishnaabe Artists of the Great Lakes.    
  • 3:30 p.m. Board bus to return to Orillia.


To register before Oct. 21 or for more information, contact the Orillia Museum of Art & History at 705-326-2159 or at



Banner photo: Alex Colville, To Prince Edward Island, 1955 acrylic emulsion on masonite. 61.9 x92.5cm. Copyright National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Fabulous Wet Felting with Louise Gervais: Level II

Wet felted red shawl by Louise Gervais

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:30am to Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 4:30pm

This is a fun and fabulous follow-up to our first workshop with participants taking felting to the next level. In Wet Felting II you will create three dimensional wearable's and learn new skills that are transferable to other projects. Included is experimentation with silk, fine merino wool and integrating embellishments to create a one-of-a-kind wrap.

Wet Felting II

November 15 & 16 from 9:30am - 4:30pm

Registration available through City of Orillia, course code 33913

Level II Fee: $150 Residents / $187.50 Non-Residents

All materials for these classes are included


Barns and Other Buildings

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Watercolour workshop with Marlene Bulas

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is pleased to offer the experience and expertise of area artist Marlene Bulas in this Watercolour painting workshop. The focus is “Barns and other Buildings” and utilizes vibrant watercolour painting techniques in beautifully designed landscape paintings. This full day workshop consists of warm-up exercises, demonstrations with individual attention, and culminates in a show and tell highlighting strengths with suggestions by the artist.

Bring a fun attitude and expect to laugh while learning.

Participants can purchase their own art supplies from a list available by contacting the Museum or pay a $12.00 materials fee to the artist at the workshop.

Coming Soon: Winter Holiday Camps at OMAH

Camper and instructor looking at print, campers celebrating, camper with monster mask

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 9:00am to Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 4:00pm

This Holiday season, your children can get in the creative spirit with 3-day art camps at OMAH.

Save the dates: December 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 29th, 30th, 31st

More details on the camps and registration coming soon.

Coming Spring 2015: March Break Art Camp

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, March 20, 2015 - 4:00pm

Mark your calendars - OMAH will be running March Break camp from March 16 - 20, 2015.

More details on the camp and registration coming soon!