Programs

Nid: 722

Lunch & Learn: Creativity in Fibre

Tracey Lawko Fibre Art

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Wednesday, March 1, 2017   12-1pm

Join award-winning fibre artist Tracey Lawko for an inspiring slide lecture on Creativity in Fibre. Tracey will discuss the concept of creativity and reveal how her own fibre art has developed – inspired by childhood interests and continual experimentation. She will show many of her finely-stitched landscapes and richly-textured still-lifes that celebrate the natural world around her studio in the hills of the Niagara Escarpment. As Tracey presents her journey, she invites participants to consider their own creativity.

Biography:

Tracey Lawko creates realistic landscapes and sculpted still-life in thread. An embroiderer, quilter, longarmer and textile artist, Tracey's artwork has been juried into many North American exhibitions and has been recognized with numerous awards. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the US National Quilt Museum and in private collections in North America and Europe.

Registration:

OMAH Members: $15 + HST

Non-Members: $20 + HST

Registration is required. Please register in person or by telephone at 705-326-2159

Nid: 634

Family Fun Drop In

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Family Fun Drop In is back! Check out our March schedule of activities

 

March 5: Painting with Marbles

Get ready to roll – participants will use marbles to create their own abstract artwork.

March 12: Embossing

Embossing is a raised relief surface on paper. This art practice has been used since ancient times to make raised images for many items including book covers and royal seals. Learn to make simple shapes and words to create unique and subtle artwork. We will be using our printmaking press for this program!

March 19: Aurora Art

Look to the skies for inspiration as you learn the techniques to create an image of this beautiful northern phenomenon.

March 26: March Maple Madness

Celebrate spring and the return of maple syrup! Sunday Family Fun Drop-In participants will be using simple maple inspired photo-transfer techniques to celebrate our iconic Canadian symbol. We will use this method to transfer photographic maple leaf images onto watercolour paper. Learn how you could apply this technique to a variety of surfaces using images from your own photographic collection.

This Family Fun Drop In is part of Ontario Lake Country's Tap Into Maple! Be sure to check out other 'sweet' deals including 10% off maple related items in OMAH's shop!

 
 
What is Family Fun Drop In?

We invite families to stop by the museum for a Sunday afternoon art activity! Join us from 2-3pm, suggested donation of $5 per family to help cover material fees. 

Family Fun Drop In

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Family Fun Drop In is back! Check out our March schedule of activities

 

March 5: Painting with Marbles

Get ready to roll – participants will use marbles to create their own abstract artwork.

March 12: Embossing

Embossing is a raised relief surface on paper. This art practice has been used since ancient times to make raised images for many items including book covers and royal seals. Learn to make simple shapes and words to create unique and subtle artwork. We will be using our printmaking press for this program!

March 19: Aurora Art

Look to the skies for inspiration as you learn the techniques to create an image of this beautiful northern phenomenon.

March 26: March Maple Madness

Celebrate spring and the return of maple syrup! Sunday Family Fun Drop-In participants will be using simple maple inspired photo-transfer techniques to celebrate our iconic Canadian symbol. We will use this method to transfer photographic maple leaf images onto watercolour paper. Learn how you could apply this technique to a variety of surfaces using images from your own photographic collection.

This Family Fun Drop In is part of Ontario Lake Country's Tap Into Maple! Be sure to check out other 'sweet' deals including 10% off maple related items in OMAH's shop!

 
 
What is Family Fun Drop In?

We invite families to stop by the museum for a Sunday afternoon art activity! Join us from 2-3pm, suggested donation of $5 per family to help cover material fees. 

Family Fun Drop In

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Family Fun Drop In is back! Check out our March schedule of activities

 

March 5: Painting with Marbles

Get ready to roll – participants will use marbles to create their own abstract artwork.

March 12: Embossing

Embossing is a raised relief surface on paper. This art practice has been used since ancient times to make raised images for many items including book covers and royal seals. Learn to make simple shapes and words to create unique and subtle artwork. We will be using our printmaking press for this program!

March 19: Aurora Art

Look to the skies for inspiration as you learn the techniques to create an image of this beautiful northern phenomenon.

March 26: March Maple Madness

Celebrate spring and the return of maple syrup! Sunday Family Fun Drop-In participants will be using simple maple inspired photo-transfer techniques to celebrate our iconic Canadian symbol. We will use this method to transfer photographic maple leaf images onto watercolour paper. Learn how you could apply this technique to a variety of surfaces using images from your own photographic collection.

This Family Fun Drop In is part of Ontario Lake Country's Tap Into Maple! Be sure to check out other 'sweet' deals including 10% off maple related items in OMAH's shop!

 
 
What is Family Fun Drop In?

We invite families to stop by the museum for a Sunday afternoon art activity! Join us from 2-3pm, suggested donation of $5 per family to help cover material fees. 

Family Fun Drop In

Family Fun Drop In

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Family Fun Drop In is back! Check out our March schedule of activities

 

March 5: Painting with Marbles

Get ready to roll – participants will use marbles to create their own abstract artwork.

March 12: Embossing

Embossing is a raised relief surface on paper. This art practice has been used since ancient times to make raised images for many items including book covers and royal seals. Learn to make simple shapes and words to create unique and subtle artwork. We will be using our printmaking press for this program!

March 19: Aurora Art

Look to the skies for inspiration as you learn the techniques to create an image of this beautiful northern phenomenon.

March 26: March Maple Madness

Celebrate spring and the return of maple syrup! Sunday Family Fun Drop-In participants will be using simple maple inspired photo-transfer techniques to celebrate our iconic Canadian symbol. We will use this method to transfer photographic maple leaf images onto watercolour paper. Learn how you could apply this technique to a variety of surfaces using images from your own photographic collection.

This Family Fun Drop In is part of Ontario Lake Country's Tap Into Maple! Be sure to check out other 'sweet' deals including 10% off maple related items in OMAH's shop!

 
 
What is Family Fun Drop In?

We invite families to stop by the museum for a Sunday afternoon art activity! Join us from 2-3pm, suggested donation of $5 per family to help cover material fees. 

Nid: 707

Animals Alive at OMAH

March Break Camp

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, March 17, 2017 - 4:30am

Ages 6 - 12

March 13 - 17, 9am - 4:30pm

Get in touch with your inner wild side with this week full of animal inspired art. Join the herd and take on a variety of materials to think big and make your favourite animal come to life. From paw-print prints to awe-inspired landscapes its going to be a week you won't want to miss (and we're not lion)! 

Extended care is not available for this camp.

Registration:

Orillia Residents: $165

No-Residents: $206.25

Registration through City of Orillia Parks, Recreation, and Culture. Register online on their website with course code 7123

Nid: 723

Weaving Workshop with Olivia Neal: March 19

Weaving Workshop with Olivia Neal, Photo by Samantha Vessios

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Details: 

Workshop available at OMAH:  Sunday, March 19,  1-4pm  

Does this day not work for you? We are offering the same workshop on Tuesday, April 11 from 6:30-9:30pm, for details CLICK HERE

Join Olivia and learn the basics of this traditional craft using a variety of different yarns. You'll create a mini woven wall hanging to take home as well as a handmade frame loom, tapestry needle + tension rod so that you can continue practicing + creating with your new set of skills. In this introduction you will learn how to thread your warp, the plain weave stitch, the soumak stitch + the rya knot as well as the techniques needed to securely finish + remove your weaving from the loom. 

No previous experience required, all materials provided.

Bio:

Olivia Neal is the owner and curator of Harold + Ferne: The Local Goods Co.a small shop located in Downtown Orillia dedicated to selling quality goods made by local artists and artisans. She was originally introduced to the art of weaving while living in Argentina in 2010. After a bit of a hiatus she has been immersing herself in this textural craft for past two years, expanding on her knowledge of the trade.

Olivia began hosting weaving workshops at Harold + Ferne: The Local Goods Co. in 2016 where they were very well received by the community. She enjoys spreading her growing love of textiles to others while introducing them, through workshops, to a new medium in which to explore the wondrous fibres both found in nature and man-made. 

She has recently been dipping her toes into the pool of natural dying and hopes to one day work exclusively with her own hand-dyed natural fibres.

 

Registration: 

OMAH Members: $45 + HST

Non-Members: $50 + HST

Registration through the Orillia Museum of Art & History, come in or call 705-326-2159

 

Photo by Samantha Vessios

Nid: 631

Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Heather Kerslake Handbuilding with Clay

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Starting Wednesday, April 5 for 6 Weeks

9:30am-12:30pm
 
**(this course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte)
 
Course description:
Spend six wonderful mornings with inspirational artist Heather Kerslake learning various techniques to build your own creative forms out of clay. Working with slabs, coils and more, students will be introduced to how different tools can be used to shape and mark clay to create patterns, textures or narratives. After firing, Heather will teach the class how to use stains and glazes to alter the surface and colour to your work.

There is limited access to wheel work instruction. To see Heather’s sculptures and functional pottery, visit her website at www.kerslakepottery.com
 
Bio:
Heather Driver Kerslake works mainly in terra cotta, producing pieces that are whimsical, often mythical, and sometimes humorous. Her work involves functional pottery and sculptural pieces, ranging in scale from majolica-decorated wine goblets to larger hand-built narrative sculptures. Heather graduated from Alfred University, New York. Her work is in numerous private collections and public galleries, and has been exhibited widely.

 

Registration:

OMAH Members: $195 + HST,
Non Members $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing

Materials to be supplied by student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser
 
Registration through OMAH, come in or call 705-326-2159
8 students maximum
 

For more information about these workshops, please email or call Lynsey Ormerod, Community and Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103
 

Nid: 685

After School Art

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Starting Thursday, April 6, 4:30pm - 6pm for 8 weeks

Ages 8-12

This class is geared for kids who love art! We will offer a variety of creative projects - from drawing to painting, printmaking to clay and sculptures with found objects. Participants also have opportunities to make and create in the galleries. 

All materials are supplied. Please bring a paint shirt/older clothes that you don't mind getting messy!

Regsitration:

Orillia Resident: $80

Non-Resident: $100

Registration through the City of Orillia.

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 7343.

Nid: 584

Life Drawing with Lois Green - 8 Weeks

Life Drawing figures

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Starting April 6 for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 7-10pm

Join regional artist, Lois Green, for ten weeks of Life Drawing classes at OMAH. Instruction in drawing from the nude model with lessons in life studio practices - a valuable discipline for practising artists and a foundational prepatory for animators through fine arts. Traditional and contemporary approaches will be utilized toward a heightened observational capactiy and improved media proficiency.

 

This program is for beginners to professional artists and those wishing to improve their drawing skills.

This class uses nude models. All skill levels welcome. Only some materials provided, see receipt for list of materials required. 

Cost: 

$132 for Orillia Residents

$165 for non-residents

Registration through the City of Orillia

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 7225.