Programs

Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn: 5 week Session

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, May 28, 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 May 28 - June 25 at the Orillia Museum of Art & History.
 
Click HERE to Register with the Course Code 34474

Resident $90.00

Non-Resident $112.50

Senior Resident $67.50

Senior Non-Resident $84.40
 
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

 

Somniatis: Wearable Art Fashion Show & Silent Auction

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Saturday, May 30th 6:30pm-10pm, doors open at 6:30pm

An evening where fashion and art come together, with original designs by Orillia artists, in a fundraiser gala for the Orillia Museum of Art & History.

The fashion show will take place in OMAH's 2nd floor Upper & Carmichael Galleries, vendors and silent auction in the Mulcahy Family Gallery, and live photo shoots in our Dorothy Macdonald Studio.

All proceeds from the auction and the event will go to the Orillia Museum of Art & History.

Tickets $20 for youth, $35 for adults

Update: This event is Sold Out

 

Music in the Museum: Beth McKean

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Our last Music in the Museum for the season welcomes local musician Beth McKean on May 31st from 3-4pm at OMAH.

Details to come soon

GRAFFITI CAMP

Graffiti Camp

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, July 10, 2015 - 4:30pm

Ages 8 -14       July 6-10

Splash, spray and throw paint to create a series of large graffiti paintings using acrylic paint, inks and brushes. Art activities will be geared to get kids out of their seats and thinking BIG. Learn edgy lettering styles and create your own name "tag."

Camp includes:

  • Daily outdoor games
  • Museum tours including our exhibitions, clock tower, and infamous jail cells
  • Weekly activities including a trip to Couchiching Beach Park
  • All camps are by local artists using quality art materials

HOW TO REGISTER:

Call Lois Green at 705-326-2159 or e-mail programs@orilliamuseum.org

City of Orillia course code 34765

Registration by week only

All camps run from 9am - 4:30pm.

Program sponsored by:

Sunshine 89.1 Radio

 

 

ALIVE AT THE MUSEUM CAMP

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, July 17, 2015 - 4:30pm

Ages 6 -12       July 13-17

Campers will be inspired by the Streets Alive projects that have put Orillia on the cultural map. Use canvas, sculpture, paint and other approcahes to create your very own doors, banners, letters, sails, guitars and planters.

Camp includes:

  • Daily outdoor games
  • Museum tours including our exhibitions, clock tower, and infamous jail cells
  • Weekly activities including a trip to Couchiching Beach Park
  • Special pop-up activities in partnership with Mariposa Dance Company
  • All camps are by local artists using quality art materials

HOW TO REGISTER:

Call Lois Green at 705-326-2159 or e-mail programs@orilliamuseum.org

OMAH members $165, non-members $185

Registration by week only

All camps run from 9am - 4:30pm.

Program sponsored by:

Sunshine 89.1 Radio

CAMP WEIRD & WONDERFUL

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, July 24, 2015 - 4:30pm

Ages 6 -12       July 20-24

What is that? Combine curiosity and creativity to make art inspired by some of the weird things found in museums. Use paint, sculpture, pastel, watercolour, pen and ink to make your own awesome artifacts, obscure specimens and bizarre, mixed-up creatures.

Camp includes:

  • Daily outdoor games
  • Museum tours including our exhibitions, clock tower, and infamous jail cells
  • Weekly activities including a trip to Couchiching Beach Park
  • Special pop-up activities in partnership with Mariposa Dance Company
  • All camps are by local artists using quality art materials

HOW TO REGISTER:

Call Lois Green at 705-326-2159 or e-mail programs@orilliamuseum.org

OMAH members $164, non-members $185

Registration by week only

All camps run from 9am - 4:30pm.

Program sponsored by:

Sunshine 89.1 Radio

MASKS & MYTHIC MONSTERS CAMP

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, July 31, 2015 - 4:30pm

Ages 8 -14       July 27-31

Create plaster of Paris masks, papier mache mythic monsters, beastly busts and dastardly dragons. Use art principles to create kid-friendly creatures from krakens to unicorns. Painting, sculpting, drawing and your imagination is everything you need for this epic camp.

Camp includes:

  • Daily outdoor games
  • Museum tours including our exhibitions, clock tower, and infamous jail cells
  • Weekly activities including a trip to Couchiching Beach Park
  • Special pop-up activities in partnership with Mariposa Dance Company
  • All camps are by local artists using quality art materials

HOW TO REGISTER:

Call Lois Green at 705-326-2159 or e-mail programs@orilliamuseum.org

OMAH members $165, non-members $185

Registration by week only

All camps run from 9am - 4:30pm.

Program sponsored by:

Sunshine 89.1 Radio

FRESHSTaRT CAMP

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, August 7, 2015 - 4:30pm

Ages 8 -14      August 4-7

Try a HUGE range of art techniques from fresco to graffiti! Explore plaster, acrylic, watercolour, sculpture, clay, pastel, charcoal, pencil,  pen-and-ink in a series of fun projects designed to bring out the artist in everyone.

Camp includes:

  • Daily outdoor games
  • Museum tours including our exhibitions, clock tower, and infamous jail cells
  • Weekly activities including a trip to Couchiching Beach Park
  • Special pop-up activities in partnership with Mariposa Dance Company
  • All camps are by local artists using quality art materials

HOW TO REGISTER:

Call Lois Green at 705-326-2159 or e-mail programs@orilliamuseum.org

OMAH members $135, non-members $150

Registration by week only

All camps run from 9am - 4:30pm.

Program sponsored by:

Sunshine 89.1 Radio

CAMP OMAH-MoMA

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, August 14, 2015 - 4:30pm

Ages 6 -12       August 10-14

Make action paintings, photo-transfers, 3-D sculpture and printmaking while using modern techniques geared to produce artwork that is surreal-y abstract! Be inspired by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol (to name just a few) and create great works inspired by these unforgettable modern artists!

Camp includes:

  • Daily outdoor games
  • Museum tours including our exhibitions, clock tower, and infamous jail cells
  • Weekly activities including a trip to Couchiching Beach Park
  • All camps are by local artists using quality art materials

HOW TO REGISTER:

Call Lois Green at 705-326-2159 or e-mail programs@orilliamuseum.org

City of Orillia course code 34766

Registration by week only

All camps run from 9am - 4:30pm.

Program sponsored by:

Sunshine 89.1 Radio

ARTY-OLOGY CAMP

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, August 28, 2015 - 4:30pm

Ages 6 -12       August 24-28

Paleontology, archeology, mythology - it's "ologies" without apologies for what campers will achieve in this fun-filled week! Masks, clay, painting and printmaking activities are rolled into an exciting exploration of the time before dinosaurs through to today!

Camp includes:

  • Daily outdoor games
  • Museum tours including our exhibitions, clock tower, and infamous jail cells
  • Weekly activities including a trip to Couchiching Beach Park
  • Special pop-up activities in partnership with Mariposa Dance Company
  • All camps are by local artists using quality art materials

HOW TO REGISTER:

Call Lois Green at 705-326-2159 or e-mail programs@orilliamuseum.org

OMAH members $165, non-members $185

Registration by week only

All camps run from 9am - 4:30pm.

Program sponsored by:

Sunshine 89.1 Radio