Programs

Nid: 631

Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This workshop is sold out.

Wednesday, May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 8
9:30am-12:30pm
Members: $195, Non Members $235
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing
Materials Supplied by Student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser
8 students maximum
 
**(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 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.


HOW TO REGISTER

1. Drop into OMAH anytime Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm and register at the Visitor Experiences desk
2. Call OMAH at 705-326-2159


For more information about these workshops, please email or call Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director at 705-326-2159 x101

Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

This workshop is sold out.

Wednesday, May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 8
9:30am-12:30pm
Members: $195, Non Members $235
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing
Materials Supplied by Student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser
8 students maximum
 
**(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 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.


HOW TO REGISTER

1. Drop into OMAH anytime Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm and register at the Visitor Experiences desk
2. Call OMAH at 705-326-2159


For more information about these workshops, please email or call Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director at 705-326-2159 x101

Nid: 632

May Lunch and Learn - Inviting Materials with Lisa Myers

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Lunch and Learn is $15 for members and $20 for non-members (plus HST) 

Registration required (in person or by telephone at 705-326-2159).   A catered lunch is provided and served at 12pm.

Inviting Materials

Curator and artist Lisa Myers will present on three recent curatorial projects "NOT SO FAST" (2013), "Night Kitchen under the Table Top" (2012) and "Reading the Talk" (2014). Each exhibition reveals the encoding and role of materials, place, and institutional space as signifying power relations and differing sense(s) of value. By reflecting on these projects Myers will think through discussions about how institutional spaces encompass and are intertwined with land and food security. 


Bio: 

Lisa Myers is an independent curator, artist, musician and chef. These disciplines inform her various practices. She grew up in southern Ontario. Lisa's mother's family is Anishnaabe and French from Shawanaga and Beausoleil First Nation in the Georgian Bay region, and her Dad is from English and Austrian ancestry who settled in southern Ontario.

In 2011, Myers earned her Master of Fine Arts in Criticism and Curatorial practice from OCAD University, which focused on the use of food in Indigenous art practice. She is currently working on a curatorial project of sound works for Trinity Square Video in Toronto, and a research project on beading. She has curated exhibitions including NOT SO FAST" (2013) at York Quay Centre at Harbourfront in Toronto and "past now" (2010) at the MacLaren Art Centre, "Night Kitchen Under the Table Top" (2012) for Nuit Blanche at OCAD U, "Reading the Talk" (2014) at Robert McLaughlin Gallery and touring to four locations including the MacLaren Art Centre, and "Recast" (2014) at Gallery 44. 

Nid: 584

Life Drawing with Lois Green - 8 Sessions

Life Drawing figures

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Starting April 7, 2016 - May 26, 2016 for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 7-10pm

Join regional artist, Lois Green, for eight weeks of Life Drawing classes at OMAH. Benefit from instruction in contemporary and traditional approaches to observational life drawing. Learn to utilize proven methods that support sound drawing practices and individual expression. This is a lively series of studio classes which includes an introduction and discussion of contemporary figurative artists.

This class uses nude models. All skill levels welcome. Some materials provided

Cost: 

$132 for Orillia Residents

$162 for non-residents

Registration available through the City of Orillia with Course Code 5887

Life Drawing with Lois Green - 8 Sessions

Life Drawing figures

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Starting April 7, 2016 - May 26, 2016 for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 7-10pm

Join regional artist, Lois Green, for eight weeks of Life Drawing classes at OMAH. Benefit from instruction in contemporary and traditional approaches to observational life drawing. Learn to utilize proven methods that support sound drawing practices and individual expression. This is a lively series of studio classes which includes an introduction and discussion of contemporary figurative artists.

This class uses nude models. All skill levels welcome. Some materials provided

Cost: 

$132 for Orillia Residents

$162 for non-residents

Registration available through the City of Orillia with Course Code 5887

Nid: 642

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In 1888 Vincent Van Gogh painted "Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers." Almost 100 years later it sold for $82.6 million at auction.

Create your own clay bowl representing on of Van Gogh's sunflowers. Using air dry clay participants will form a bowl and add line and relief details to turn it into a sunflower. Your bowl can be decorative or functional, maybe even worth $82.6 million dollars someday!

DRESS FOR MESS! Art programs are fun and can be messy.

Family Fun Drop-In, Sunday's from 2pm to 3pm. Families can visit the museum and participate together in a family art activity delivered by experienced artist/educator Samantha Daigle .

The art-making starts promptly at 2:00 pm so aim to arrive at 1:45 pm. 

A suggested donation of $5 per family will help cover material costs. 

Nid: 630

Notan and Composition with Nancy Jones

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, May 10

10:30am-4:30pm
Members: $80
Non-Members: $90
Materials List Available or Kit Can Be Purchased for $15.

All Levels Welcome

Course Description: 

A workshop designed for artists who wish to improve their compositional skills.

Personal expression and the knowledgeable use of materials and techniques form the foundation for creating effective paintings.  Participants in this painting workshop will learn how to use notan -the dark-light principle of design- as an effective tool to create paintings that have a strong compositional design. A basic understanding of colour theory will also be addressed.


Bio:
Nancy lives in Edgar, Ontario. A qualified visual art teacher she offers workshops for artists with an emphasis on developing solid compositional skills and personal expression. Nancy has given workshops in acrylic painting for King Township, Arts Society King, Town of Richmond Hill, Lemonville Group of Artists and at Seneca College, King Campus. She recently presented a demo for the Barrie Art Club.

 

Materials List: 

acrylic paints- Participants use their personal palette that includes two of each of the primary colours plus black and white. Or (cyan, yellow, magenta, white, black)

My Palette: Cad. Yellow medium, Hansa Yellow Light, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Cad. Red Light, Crimson, Dioxanzane Purple, White, Buff.

2 sheets white bristol board.

1 sheet black bristol board

view finder (two “L” labeled sides with centimeters.)

water container

acrylic brushes

colour wheel

photos or personal sketches or paintings to reference for activities

canvas- any size but no smaller than 9 by 11

 

HOW TO REGISTER

1. Drop into OMAH anytime Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm and register at the Visitor Experiences desk
2. Call OMAH at 705-326-2159


For more information about these workshops, please email or call Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director at 705-326-2159 x101
 
Banner image: Agawa Bay Lake Superior Provincial Park, Nancy Jones

Nid: 639

Carmichael Lecture: Reclaiming Lucius, Recalling Franklin

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

An evening of speakers on reclaiming Lucius O'Brien and embracing Franklin Carmichael. This illustrated presentation will cover two Canadian centuries and two distinguished Canadian artists, highlighting on the early Oro settlement and two sons of the Oro~Orillia heartland.

Speakers include OMAH members Qennefer Browne, Dave Osborne, and Juliana Hawke.

Cost:

General Ticket $15

Students Ticket $5

Tickets can be purchased at OMAH or call 705-326-2159

Nid: 637

Golden Artist Colors, Inc. Acrylic Lecture/Demo

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

All levels welcome

Thursday May 12, 4-6pm

FREE - Registration required

Presented by Bianka Guna

The GOLDEN Acrylic Lecture Demo is a fun, fast-paced informative lecture covering a technical review of acrylics and their varied appliacation possibilities. The lecture demonstration will present information on pigments, viscosities, gels, mediums and more.

Learn how acrylics can be used as grounds for other media, such as watercolor or colored pencil; get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time; and see how gels can be used to modify paint properties or create unique textural surfaces. From traditional to contemporary to mixed media, acrylics
are infinitely versatile.
        
Artists of all levels will come away from this lecture demo with fresh new insights to feed their creative expression.
 
A short presentation of QoR Watercolours and Williamsburg Oils, both by Golden will be included in the lecture as well.
 
All participants will receive free product samples and a literature packet, including hand-painted colour charts.


Bianka Guna  is a non-objective  painter, an honors graduate illustrator  from the Minneapolis, MN, US  program , and  beloved  art teacher  for a multitude of art groups and community centers in Ontario, Canada.

Nid: 643

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn a non-traditional yet exciting painting technique using things that you can find in your own home! Using marbles and paint you can create abstract patterned paintings. Come explore your ability to control the marbles and mix colors. 

DRESS FOR MESS! Art programs are fun and can be messy.

Family Fun Drop-In, Sunday's from 2pm to 3pm. Families can visit the museum and participate together in a family art activity delivered by experienced artist/educator Samantha Daigle .

The art-making starts promptly at 2:00 pm so aim to arrive at 1:45 pm. 

A suggested donation of $5 per family will help cover material costs.