Programs

Festival Banners 2015: Shore to Shore CALL TO ARTISTS

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:00am to Monday, March 9, 2015 - 5:00pm

CALLING ALL ARTISTS

The Festival of Banners is a community art project that helps beautify our city and connect to residents.

2015's theme, inspired by Lakehead University's 50th anniversary will be "From Shore to Shore".

Applicants are encouraged to interpret this year's theme in relation to Orillia and Lekead University, exploring what "from Shore to Shore" means - from a beach, transition, change, a journey, or exploration - the possibilities are limitless.

Banners will be displayed in Downtown Orillia from June - October, followed by a display of banners in November.

HOW TO ENTER:

Entry froms will be available at the Orillia Museum of Art & History, at various downtown locations, and downloadable below.

Submissions will be accepted from February 9 - March 9 at 5pm.

Entry Fee:

$10 for Child & Youth (up to 18 years of age)

$20 for Adults (Ages 19+)

To apply for the 2015 Festival of Banners, please download the three forms below:

2015FOBDesign Card-1.pdf

2015FOB_EntryForm1.pdf

2015FOB_EntryForm2.pdf

All forms should be printed and returned to the Orillia Museum of Art & History with an entry fee.

Applications may be submitted by mail, or dropped off in person to the attention of:

Festival of Banners

Orillia Museum of Art & History

30 Peter Street S.

Orillia, ON

L3V 5A9

Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn: 6 week Session

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join regional artist, Liz Schamehorn, for instruction in drawing from the nude model with lessons in life studio practices – a valuable discipline for practicing artists and a foundational preparatory for animators through fine artists. Traditional and contemporary approaches will be utilized toward a heightened observational capacity and improved media proficiency. This program is for beginners to professional artists and those wishing to improve their drawing skills.
 
Program runs Thursdays, 7:00pm, from February 19 - April 2 (No Class March 19th) at the Orillia Museum of Art & History.
 
Click HERE to Register with the Course Code 34312
 
Only some materials are provided. Please see the list of materials to bring on your receipt after registration.
 
For more information, contact Education Coordinator, Lois Green, at 705-326-2159 or programs@orilliamuseum.org

 

March Break & Make 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.

Come for a fun filled week of art-making that include mask making, watercolour, printmaking, clay, pastel, acrylic painting, and 3D sculpture. This camp is delivered by an area artist and participants will create masterworks while enjoying a week of fun and lively activities. Campers will examine artefacts from our collection and explore our famous building and exhibitions. Activities include a tour of our working clock tower and vaults with special access to our infamous jail cells for jail-house portraits.
Extended care is not available for this camp.
 
Fee:
Early Bird Special until Feb. 20:
$137.55(R)/$171.95(N)
After Feb. 20:
$144.80(R)/$181.00(N)

Registration is now OPEN via Orillia Parks, Recreation, & Culture. To register, please click HERE and enter Course Code 34294, or contact Lois Green, Programs Coordinator, at 705-326-2159 of programs@orilliamuseum.org

History Speaker Series: Ian McRae

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Ian McRae is the first student executive member to serve in the role of Vice-President for the Orillia branch campus of Lakehead University, on behalf of the Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU). 

A high school graduate of Orillia District Collegiate Institute, here at Lakehead U Ian studies to be a teacher, specializing in history and anthropology.  After graduation, Ian plans to stay active in regional politics, to travel abroad, and to pursue post-graduate studies.

Ian's interest in local heritage stems from a multi-generational family history in this area, including ties to Sir Samuel Steele and other pioneer settler families.  His father, Bruce McRae, is active in the local historical community (including Orillia Heritage and OMAH’s Board of Directors and History Committee). 

Over the past two years under Ian's leadership, he has sought to make the Lakehead University Student Union a constructive influence in Orillia and its region.  Ian has promoted student community activism in supporting and working with such groups as the Orillia Food Council, the District Health Unit, Simcoe Fairvote, Transition Town, the Simcoe County Victim Crisis unit, Kiwanis, Rotary, Georgian College Student Administrative Council, historical organizations, the Orillia Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Management Board, and others.

Ian is delighted to have our invitation to be the March guest speaker at the regular History Speaker Evening, Wednesday March 18th, 7:30 pm in OMAH’s third floor Dorothy Macdonald Creative Studio.  He will recount for us “How Lakehead University Came to Orillia.”

World Storytelling Day with Storytelling Orillia

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn: 6 week Session

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join regional artist, Liz Schamehorn, for instruction in drawing from the nude model with lessons in life studio practices – a valuable discipline for practicing artists and a foundational preparatory for animators through fine artists. Traditional and contemporary approaches will be utilized toward a heightened observational capacity and improved media proficiency. This program is for beginners to professional artists and those wishing to improve their drawing skills.
 
Program runs Thursdays, 7:00pm, from February 19 - April 2 (No Class March 19th) at the Orillia Museum of Art & History.
 
Click HERE to Register with the Course Code 34312
 
Only some materials are provided. Please see the list of materials to bring on your receipt after registration.
 
For more information, contact Education Coordinator, Lois Green, at 705-326-2159 or programs@orilliamuseum.org

 

Music in the Museum: Winnie Brave

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Music in the Museum continues this spring with the amazing vocals of Winnie Brave, alternative country duo, on March 29th.

Details coming soon.

Lunch and Learn: Elizabeth Wyn Wood Sculpture Making

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Try your hand at relief sculpture making inspired by Orillia artist Elizabeth Wyn Wood. This program will be modified from OMAH's Educational Program that we take into schools - but this time there's no grading, just fun! Lunch and Learn participants will get to work with polymer clay while learning about the history of relief sculpture and Elizabeth Wyn Wood.

Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn: 6 week Session

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join regional artist, Liz Schamehorn, for instruction in drawing from the nude model with lessons in life studio practices – a valuable discipline for practicing artists and a foundational preparatory for animators through fine artists. Traditional and contemporary approaches will be utilized toward a heightened observational capacity and improved media proficiency. This program is for beginners to professional artists and those wishing to improve their drawing skills.
 
Program runs Thursdays, 7:00pm, from February 19 - April 2 (No Class March 19th) at the Orillia Museum of Art & History.
 
Click HERE to Register with the Course Code 34312
 
Only some materials are provided. Please see the list of materials to bring on your receipt after registration.
 
For more information, contact Education Coordinator, Lois Green, at 705-326-2159 or programs@orilliamuseum.org

 

Music in the Museum: Chamber Music Orillia's Children's Choir

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

For the last of the winter Music in the Museum series, bring your family to enjoy Chamber Music Orillia's Children's Choir and the Moellan children on violins. Stay after our Sunday Family Fun Drop In programming for an afternoon of classical music for the kids!

Details to come soon