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From Notan to Colour with Nancy Jones

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Tuesday, September 13


Members: $80
Non-Members: $90
Materials List Available or Paint Can Be Purchased for $10.

All Levels Welcome

Course Description: 

This workshop will focus on creating a full colour landscape painting using a Notan (black and white) sketch as a reference.  The instructor will focus on how to use value as a tool to create an effective composition and will teach participants how to match colour with value.

The workshop activities can be executed by any level of painter.  The end results will be your personal interpretation of a landscape that is well designed and has colour harmony. 

Nancy lives in Edgar, Ontario. A qualified visual art teacher she offers workshops for artists with an emphasis on developing solid compositional skills and personal expression. Nancy has given workshops in acrylic painting for King Township, Arts Society King, Town of Richmond Hill, Lemonville Group of Artists and at Seneca College, King Campus. She recently presented a demo for the Barrie Art Club.


What do I need to bring?

Materials need to be brought by the participant from the following list.  Paint can be provided by the instructor on the day of the workshop for a pre-paid fee of $10. 

-bristol board (1 black and 1 white)

-canvas (at least 11"x14")

-white and black paint

-red, blue, yellow (one warm, one cool), phthalo blue, dioxazine purple for creating chromatic and/or titanium buff for lights 

water container

acrylic brushes

colour wheel

photos or personal sketches or paintings to reference for activities

canvas- any size but no smaller than 9 by 11



1. Drop into OMAH anytime Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm and register at the Visitor Experiences desk
2. Call OMAH at 705-326-2159

For more information about these workshops, please email or call Lynsey Ormerod, Community and Visitor Engagement Coordinator at 705-326-2159 x103

Nid: 669

Lunch and Learn with SOMNIATIS artists

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Join us for a lively discussion with Beth McKean, Peter Stranks, Shimera Dione along with Ruth Germain as they engage the group with their experiences in creativity and collaboration.

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Brunch in the Woods

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, September 18, 12-4pm at the Stephen Leacock Museum National Historic Site

A tasty new event for OMAH! 

Fabulous food at three stunning sylvan settings on Leacock Point featuring wine, beer and live music. Mark your calendars for this delicious event!


$25 per bruncher!  

Special children's price: $10 (16 and under, children 2 and under are free)


FAMILY PACKAGE for $40 (2 adults and up to 4 children)

Wander the grounds and enjoy the spectacular vistas, listen to live music, visit with local artisans, silent auction  and a special children's activity area.  

All proceeds to the Orillia Museum of Art & History


Live Music by:

Jakob Pearce

Beth McKean

Artisans featured:

Patti Agapi - mixed media 

Bayshore Pottery 

Bob Ormerod - woodworking

Allison Ormerod - fabric art

Steph Whalen 


Nid: 666

Jail, Bail & Jazz

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:00am to 10:00pm

Watch this space for the names of local celebrities volunteering to be “arrested” on humourous charges to raise money in support of the Friends of The OPP Museum and the Orillia Museum of Art and History.


From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the celebrities will be “arrested” by an OPP officer at either their place of business or they will attend the “Jail” located in the basement of the Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South in Orillia, where they will face a “judge” and present their bail money.  A police car will be parked in front of the museum.


During the day, the public is welcome to attend the museum, visit the jail, view a display featuring the history of policing in Orillia and/or have their photo taken in a cell.


To submit “bail” pledges and a list of all the participating celebrities, please see below to download a PDF version of the pledge sheet.


Although all tax receipts for the pledges will be issued by the Orillia Museum, the funds raised will be shared equally by both the Friends of The OPP Museum and the Orillia Museum of Art and History


A gala reception and roast will be held at the museum that evening.  Guests will be able to mingle with the celebrities with music provided by the Felonious Monks.  Opportunities will also be available for guests to have their pictures taken at the jail with a celebrity or on their own.  Tickets to the gala are $50.00 per person and will be available soon.  They will be able to be purchased at the museum, by telephone or on the website or by contacting Jennifer Bennett, Friends of The OPP Museum, at or by calling 705-330-4178.


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Lunch and Learn - Get Hands On with James Ireland and Juliana Hawke

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Join us for this hands-on Lunch and Learn with Resident Artist James Ireland who has curated the exhibition Jazz Impressions that will be on in the Lounge Gallery from September 29-November 12. 

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SOMNIATIS II - Wearable Art Fashion Show & Silent Auction

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm




Tickets are $50 each for general admission seating.

VIP tickets are $100 each, which will entitle you to a front row seat plus a gift bag.

Under the artistic direction of Ruth Germain, over 200 local artists, designers, models, hair stylists, make-up artists, poets, musicians and photographers are collaborating on this show and donating their time and talents in support of the Orillia Museum of Art & History.


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