Programs

Lunch and Learn: Creating Futures Film Screening & Talk

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Creating Futures – Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers” showcases 30 vibrant textile artworks celebrating the hope and extraordinary resolve of African grandmothers as they work to create futures for themselves and the millions of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS.

The “Creating Futures” exhibit is organized by the Omas Siskona of Kitchener-Waterloo who invited textile artists to create artworks interpreting the themes of: “hope rising”, “caring”, “inspiring”, “hand in hand”, “educating”, “sustaining community”, and “we are not alone”.

On February 4, we will screen the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s new film featuring courageous African grandmothers who gave powerful and emotional testimonies at the African Grandmothers Tribunal in Vancouver, BC in 2013.  This documentary shines a light on the urgent need to provide better protection for the human rights of African grandmothers, who have watched their adult children die of AIDS and become the primary caregivers for millions of orphaned grandchildren.

Following the screening will be a talk by Tina Blaszczak, of the Mariposa Grandmothers group.  

Pre-registration will be available at OMAH's Front Desk. $15 for members, $20 for non-members.

 

The Stephen Lewis Foundation launched the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in March 2006, in response to the emerging crisis faced by African grandmothers as they struggled to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. What began with only a few groups of committed Canadian grandmothers has since evolved into a dynamic and responsive movement, made up of grandmothers and grandothers working to mobilize support in Canada for Africa’s grandmothers.

The Campaign currently boasts more than 240 grandmothers groups across the country. Many of the groups have organized into regional and national networks in order to support each other’s efforts in solidarity with African grandmothers and the children in their care..

Resources from the Grandmothers Campaign go to grassroots organizations that support African grandmothers with food, health care, school fees and school uniforms for their grandchildren, income-generating programmes, counselling, social support, essential shelter, and other necessities. Throughout Africa, grassroots organizations run by and for grandmothers are sharing insights, deepening their expertise, collaborating with other local organizations, and building their capacity to turn the tide of AIDS at community level.

Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn: 6 week Session

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, February 19, 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: Andy Lee Trio

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Music in the Museum runs the last Sunday of every month following our Family Fun Drop In programming. On February 22 get jazzy with the Andy Lee Trio starting at 3pm!

Details to come soon.

Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn: 6 week Session

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, February 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

 

Lunch and Learn: Women's Day Art Show Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn: 6 week Session

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, March 5, 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

 

Lakehead University Faculty of Education: Student Art Showcase

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:00am to Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

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

World Storytelling Day with Storytelling Orillia

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