Programs

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.

OMAH Youth Arts Council

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Future Creatives:   Free! Food! Fun!

OMAH's Youth Arts Council is a great way to get involved in Orillia's art community and get your creative juices flowing! Meet like-minded people, make art and learn new skills. We invite students age 13 & up to participate, with the ability for participation time going towards Community Service Hours.

A variety of art projects available, there is something for everyone!

Get involved! Meetings and programs run at OMAH on Friday afternoons from 3:30-5:30pm

 

Stay informed on what is coming up by visiting orilliamuseum.org/programs

Contact: 705-326-2159 (ask for Ninette) or email arts.omah@gmail.com

 

Manga 'n' More

mix n match characters from Manga n More

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Ages 9-16

Back by popular demand! Bob Kain is back with 8 workshops for aspiring animators and cartoonists geared to improve the drawing skills of all participants from beginners to experienced. Superheroes, Manga, Anime and Graphic Novels will be just some of what is offered while participants learn to create expressive facial features and dynamic characters. Bob brings thirty years of experience as the operator of his own animation studio and is the creator of the kid's favourite "Chirp" character.

 

Workshop run Saturdays 10:00am until Noon starting April 11th for 10 weeks.

Registration through City of Orillia, course code 34661

Fee:

Residents: $240 / Non-Residents: $300

All materials for this course are included.

Any questions, please contact Programs Coordinator Lois Green at programs@orilliamuseum.org

 

Slow Art Day

Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Experience art as you never have before.

The Orillia Museum of Art and History is excited to announce their involvement in Slow Art Day, an international grassroots movement.

Slow Art Day is an art appreciation movement with more than 150 events planned around the world. Since its 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 looking at just five pieces of art.

Five pieces from the 19th International Women’s Day Art Show have been chosen for this event. These featured works include; Piggybacks by Heather Kerslake, The Dance 2014 by Jeanette Luchese, Awakening: Bone Island, Georgian Bay by Claudia Mandler McKnight, In the Eye of the Storm by Faye Oei, and Shattered by Kristen Meiszinger.

The OMAH’s Slow Art Day will begin at 11am on April 11, 2015. Following the viewing, participants will meet over refreshments to discuss the art and their experience with each other and some of the artists whose work was on display.

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

Registration for this event is free and available by contacting OMAH or through slowartdayomah.eventbrite.ca

 

Contact Information:

Contact: Peggy Hause- Junior Community Engagement Coordinator

Phone: 705-326-2159

Email: inspire@orilliamuseum.org

Manga 'n' More

mix n match characters from Manga n More

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Ages 9-16

Back by popular demand! Bob Kain is back with 8 workshops for aspiring animators and cartoonists geared to improve the drawing skills of all participants from beginners to experienced. Superheroes, Manga, Anime and Graphic Novels will be just some of what is offered while participants learn to create expressive facial features and dynamic characters. Bob brings thirty years of experience as the operator of his own animation studio and is the creator of the kid's favourite "Chirp" character.

 

Workshop run Saturdays 10:00am until Noon starting April 11th for 10 weeks.

Registration through City of Orillia, course code 34661

Fee:

Residents: $240 / Non-Residents: $300

All materials for this course are included.

Any questions, please contact Programs Coordinator Lois Green at programs@orilliamuseum.org

 

Kith & Kin - The Coulson Women's Institute 1927-2004

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

A multi-media Docu-musical performance with 14 original songs, stories, vintage photographs, historical documents and artifacts written and performed by Anne Walker.

Rural people created Canada - a cultural debt that is often forgotten and paved over today. The records of the Women's Institute provide an important lens into Canada's rural past. For over a century this organization has given rural women a voice and been a significant presence in the community.

Following the work of the women, singer-songwriter Anne Walker captures the spirit and vernacular of rural Canada - celebrating and preserving the stories and history of a way of life that is disappearing.

Walker's familial roots run generations deep in the central Ontario village of Coulson. The personal connection to the community and to the women of the Women's Institute - including her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother - make this performance a moving and intimate tribute. "The Coulson Women's Institute" is a loving and deeply human historical document.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party & Historical Fashion Show

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Tea Party will feature a Fashion Show as a "Walk Down Memory Lane" as we see fashions from the last century, separated by decade, and modeled by our Wearable Art Show (May 30) models. Ruth Germain will give an informative presentation on the process of clothing manufacturing, since it left Canada and headed to China. There will be a delicious "High Tea" with finger sandwiches and desserts and a prize for the best hat. Hats are optional - but encouraged!

Tickets are $20, available at Orillia Museum of Art and History or at Studio Eleven Orillia at 11 Mississaga St E., Orillia.

Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn: 5 week Session

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, April 23, 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 April 23 - May 21 at the Orillia Museum of Art & History.
 
Click HERE to Register with the Course Code 34473
 
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

 

Manga 'n' More

mix n match characters from Manga n More

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Ages 9-16

Back by popular demand! Bob Kain is back with 8 workshops for aspiring animators and cartoonists geared to improve the drawing skills of all participants from beginners to experienced. Superheroes, Manga, Anime and Graphic Novels will be just some of what is offered while participants learn to create expressive facial features and dynamic characters. Bob brings thirty years of experience as the operator of his own animation studio and is the creator of the kid's favourite "Chirp" character.

 

Workshop run Saturdays 10:00am until Noon starting April 11th for 10 weeks.

Registration through City of Orillia, course code 34661

Fee:

Residents: $240 / Non-Residents: $300

All materials for this course are included.

Any questions, please contact Programs Coordinator Lois Green at 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