Programs

Young Raiders 2

Group of campers cheer for OMAH art camp

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, August 29, 2014 - 4:00pm

Ages 8-14

The adventure continues for campers 8 to 14 years old. Acrylic and watercolour paint, pastel, plaster casting and clay are combined to create future treasures! Set-up a dig site and document your finds using the techniques of real archeologists.

Coming this Fall: Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Returning this Fall!

Orillia families, that age old question on how to spend weekends…what do I do with the kids?

Head on over to OMAH of course! Starting this September, drop-in to the museum Sundays at 2 pm for an hour of family art-making activities in our fabulous newly renovated education facilities. Every week we will have a different activity for families to make together, check back to see what themes are coming up!

Cost? A mere suggested donation of $5.00 per family! While you’re here, check out our museum and gallery open Sundays from 1-4pm.

The coffee will be on and Family Drop-in participants will receive Mariposa Market Dollars toward treats at the Market after the art-making! Thank-you to the Mariposa Market for your generous support!

Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn: 6 week Session

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 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 prepatory 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.

Six week session runs from September 11 - October 16th.

To see the eight week session, click here.

Thursday evenings, 7:00pm - 10pm.

Registration through City of Orillia 33719

Some materials included

Manga 'n' More

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 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 October 18th.

Registration through City of Orillia, course code 33722

Fee:

Residents: $155 / Non-Residents: $193.75

All materials for this course are included.

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

 

Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn: 8 week Session

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 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 prepatory 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.

Eight week session runs from October 23 - December 11.

To see the six week session, click here.

Thursday evenings, 7:00pm - 10pm.

Registration through City of Orillia 33914

Some materials included

Fabulous Wet Felting with Louise Gervais: Level I

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

Fabulous Wet Felting with Louise Gervais: Level II

Wet Felted purple shawl square 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 transferableto 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