Programs

Free Friday Fun SPECIAL

Free Friday at OMAH sponsored by Madison County with Sir Sam Steele graphic and coffee cup

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:00am to 5:30pm

TWO great workshops on Friday October 24th - FREE!

Free Fridays invites the community to experience art, heritage and culture. Madison County, as the sponsor of Free Fridays shares their 50 years of business success and welcomes the opportunity to give thanks to the community it calls home. OMAH is excited to partner with this vibrant local business.

Luminous art by Claudia Mandler McKnight

Luminous Me

11:00am - 3:00pm

Claudia Mandler McKnight will introduce a workshop in techniques to achieve luminosity within drawings and paintings. This workshop will culminate in an exhibition in the Dorothy Macdonald Creative Studio.

Workshop is FREE, though registration is recommentded. Call OMAH to sign up at 705-326-2159

Colourful Sugar Skulls

Sugar Skulls

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Sugar skulls are beautiful ornamental offerings for celebrating Dia de los Muertos. Participants will complete a decorated skull using their own design embellishments. This workshop will be led by Nicole di Pinto, barista, baker, and locavore! She will also demonstrate how to make the sugar skulls.

Workshop is FREE, though registration is recommentded. Call OMAH to sign up at 705-326-2159

Free Fridays

Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) has launched a new program for its visitors and guests. Free Fridays are generously sponsored by The Madison County Food and Beverage Co. The Madison County Food & Beverage Co. was founded in Orillia in 1963. Its president, Jim Dykes has played a key role in the development of the specialty coffee market and the rise of a rapidly growing, multi–dimensional Foodservice Management Company. Dykes attributes the success of The Madison County Food & Beverage Co. to the hard work of an incredible team providing exemplary service and premier products.

OMAH plans to offer additional programming opportunities on Free Fridays. Some of the ideas brewing include an open studio on Friday afternoons. Artists, budding and experienced can work in The Dorothy Macdonald Creative Studio and be inspired by the magnificent renovated studio space while engaging other artists and sharing their work. Also brewing will be a drop-in program designed to offer youth a place to meet and be creative. Each week, participants will explore different forms of expression that are of interest to them. A community art project spearheaded by Lois Green and Leslie Fournier will feature Madison County’s specialty ... gourmet coffee!

OMAH would also like to thank the generous support of Business for the Arts through the artsVest program. artsVest is designed to stimulate innovative business sponsorship and corporate engagement in arts and heritage.For more information about the drop in programs on Free Fridays, please call Lois at OMAH at 705-326-2159.

For information, please contact: Lois Green, Education Coordinator 705 326–2159 | programs@orilliamuseum.org

Luminous Me on Free Friday

Luminous art by Claudia Mandler McKnight

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Create your own Luminous Me

Claudia Mandler McKnight will introduce a workshop in techniques to achieve luminosity within drawings and paintings. This workshop will culminate in an exhibition in the Dorothy Macdonald Creative Studio.

Registration is recommended, free admission.

Luminous art by Claudia Mandler McKnight

Learn more about Free Fridays.

 

Sugar Skulls as part of Free Friday

Sugar Skulls

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Sugar skulls are beautiful ornamental offerings for celebrating Dia de los Muertos. Participants will complete a decorated skull using their own design embellishments. This workshop will be led by Nicole di Pinto, barista, baker, and locavore! She will also demonstrate how to make the sugar skulls.

Workshop is FREE, though registration is recommentded. Call OMAH to sign up at 705-326-2159

 

Learn more about Free Fridays

Fabulous Wet Felting with Louise Gervais: Level I

Blue wet felting by Louise Gervais

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:30am to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:30pm

Back by popular demand! This dynamic hands-on beginner level class provides infinite opportunities for creative expression. Participants will learn properties of the felting process and will create their own "Nuno" felted scarf and clutch bag. Louise Gervais is an experienced fiber artist/artisan and educator whose work has been sold in The Textile Museum of Canada and the Burlington Arts Centre. Fabulous Wet Felting I is recommended as a preparatory for Fabulous Wet Felting II.

 

October 25 & 26, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Registration available through City of Orillia, course code 33684

Level I Fee: $145 Residents/ $181.25 Non-Residents

All materials for this class are included

Bus Trip: See Colville at the AGO

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:00am to 3:30pm

Special bus trip to the Alex Colville exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario organized by the Orillia Museum of Art & History
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Adults $83    Seniors $80    AGO members $64
(including admission, coach fare, exhibit talk and HST)

Schedule:

  • 8 a.m. Bus leaves Orillia from the West Street Plaza (at Fittons Road and West Street across from the Tim Hortons).    
  • 10 a.m. Arrive at AGO.    
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Art talk on Alex Colville.    
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (approxi- mate) Self -guided tour of the Alex Colville exhibition.    
  • 1 p.m. Lunch (pay as you go). Visit a restaurant in the AGO or one of the many restaurants near the gallery. You can buy a $10 AGO lunch voucher (in addition to the trip cost) at OMAH.    
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Self-guided tour of the Michelangelo exhibit and the exhibit of the Anishnaabe Artists of the Great Lakes.    
  • 3:30 p.m. Board bus to return to Orillia.

 

To register before Oct. 21 or for more information, contact the Orillia Museum of Art & History at 705-326-2159 or at programs@orilliamuseum.org

 

 

Banner photo: Alex Colville, To Prince Edward Island, 1955 acrylic emulsion on masonite. 61.9 x92.5cm. Copyright National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Fabulous Wet Felting with Louise Gervais: Level II

Wet felted red shawl by Louise Gervais

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:30am to Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 4:30pm

This is a fun and fabulous follow-up to our first workshop with participants taking felting to the next level. In Wet Felting II you will create three dimensional wearable's and learn new skills that are transferable to other projects. Included is experimentation with silk, fine merino wool and integrating embellishments to create a one-of-a-kind wrap.

Wet Felting II

November 15 & 16 from 9:30am - 4:30pm

Registration available through City of Orillia, course code 33913

Level II Fee: $150 Residents / $187.50 Non-Residents

All materials for these classes are included

 

Barns and Other Buildings

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Watercolour workshop with Marlene Bulas

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is pleased to offer the experience and expertise of area artist Marlene Bulas in this Watercolour painting workshop. The focus is “Barns and other Buildings” and utilizes vibrant watercolour painting techniques in beautifully designed landscape paintings. This full day workshop consists of warm-up exercises, demonstrations with individual attention, and culminates in a show and tell highlighting strengths with suggestions by the artist.

Bring a fun attitude and expect to laugh while learning.

Participants can purchase their own art supplies from a list available by contacting the Museum or pay a $12.00 materials fee to the artist at the workshop.

Coming Soon: Winter Holiday Camps at OMAH

Camper and instructor looking at print, campers celebrating, camper with monster mask

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 9:00am to Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 4:00pm

This Holiday season, your children can get in the creative spirit with 3-day art camps at OMAH.

Save the dates: December 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 29th, 30th, 31st

More details on the camps and registration coming soon.

Coming Spring 2015: March Break 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.

More details on the camp and registration coming soon!