Programs

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Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn - 8 Weeks

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Registration NOW OPEN 

Sept 10, 2015 to Oct 29, 2015

8 sessions running Thursdays, 7 pm to 10 pm

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.

Price:

$144.00 (Resident)

$180.00 (Non-resident)

Discount for seniors 60 yrs. and over: 25.00%

Registration through City of Orillia: Course Code 5083

Attention: Only some materials are provided. Please bring newsprint pad and charcoal.

 

For more information please call Programs Coordinator Lois Green 705 326 2159 programs@orilliamuseum.org

Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn - 8 Weeks

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Registration NOW OPEN 

Sept 10, 2015 to Oct 29, 2015

8 sessions running Thursdays, 7 pm to 10 pm

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.

Price:

$144.00 (Resident)

$180.00 (Non-resident)

Discount for seniors 60 yrs. and over: 25.00%

Registration through City of Orillia: Course Code 5083

Attention: Only some materials are provided. Please bring newsprint pad and charcoal.

 

For more information please call Programs Coordinator Lois Green 705 326 2159 programs@orilliamuseum.org

Life Drawing with Liz Schamehorn - 8 Weeks

Members of life drawing class drawing nude model

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Registration NOW OPEN 

Sept 10, 2015 to Oct 29, 2015

8 sessions running Thursdays, 7 pm to 10 pm

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.

Price:

$144.00 (Resident)

$180.00 (Non-resident)

Discount for seniors 60 yrs. and over: 25.00%

Registration through City of Orillia: Course Code 5083

Attention: Only some materials are provided. Please bring newsprint pad and charcoal.

 

For more information please call Programs Coordinator Lois Green 705 326 2159 programs@orilliamuseum.org

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Meet the Voyageurs

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for a unique evening on September 11 at 7pm, staged in partnership with the Ontario Museum Association. Mingle with some "Voyageurs" and enjoy the follow special events:

  • Author Glen Turner's presentation on his book The Toronto Carrying Place
  • Christian Bode, vice-president of La scoiete d'histoire de Toronto, talking about explorer Etienne Brule, the Jesuits, and learning First Nations' languages
  • OMAH Registrar, Hope McGilly on touch: Champlain at 400, OMAH's exhibition that examines the meeting of European explorers and Aporiginal peoples

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Fall Plein Air Painting with Liz Schamehorn

Liz Schamehorn Plein air

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Register now for five painting experiences with area artist/educator Liz Schamehorn.

Benefit from the direct plein air* approach which leads to fresh and evocative results. Each location has been chosen with parking, ease of access, and facilities in mind. These workshops are open to adults of all skill levels. Liz Schamehorn will provide individual attention to each participant regardless of skill or media.

*A French expression which means "in the open air" and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors.

Schedule:  Tuesday mornings, 9am - 12pm

September 15: Week 1, (meet at Orillia Museum of Art & History.) Back alleys: create something sublime from the back alleys of Orillia as inspired by group of seven artists among others.

September 22: Week 2, Lake Couchiching Park: This vibrant location lends itself to compositions that can include images of the gazebo, wharf and lakeside leisure.

September 29: Week 3, A visit to the Leacock Museum grounds will embrace the charm of this cultivated landscape.

October 6:  Week 4, At Kitchener Park be inspired by the dramatic horizon with open water and big skies.

October 13: Week 5, Capture fall colours in their prime at a private acreage with a mixed landscape including vignettes of marsh, meadow, forest, brook waterfall, mixed brush, and wild areas. Map will be provided.

Price:

OMAH Members: $130 plus tax

Non-members: $145.00 plus tax

In the event of rain these workshops will be held at OMAH, schedule subject to change. A suggested materials list will be made available to those that register; easels are available to borrow at OMAH.

Fall Plein Air Painting with Liz Schamehorn

Liz Schamehorn Plein air

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Register now for five painting experiences with area artist/educator Liz Schamehorn.

Benefit from the direct plein air* approach which leads to fresh and evocative results. Each location has been chosen with parking, ease of access, and facilities in mind. These workshops are open to adults of all skill levels. Liz Schamehorn will provide individual attention to each participant regardless of skill or media.

*A French expression which means "in the open air" and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors.

Schedule:  Tuesday mornings, 9am - 12pm

September 15: Week 1, (meet at Orillia Museum of Art & History.) Back alleys: create something sublime from the back alleys of Orillia as inspired by group of seven artists among others.

September 22: Week 2, Lake Couchiching Park: This vibrant location lends itself to compositions that can include images of the gazebo, wharf and lakeside leisure.

September 29: Week 3, A visit to the Leacock Museum grounds will embrace the charm of this cultivated landscape.

October 6:  Week 4, At Kitchener Park be inspired by the dramatic horizon with open water and big skies.

October 13: Week 5, Capture fall colours in their prime at a private acreage with a mixed landscape including vignettes of marsh, meadow, forest, brook waterfall, mixed brush, and wild areas. Map will be provided.

Price:

OMAH Members: $130 plus tax

Non-members: $145.00 plus tax

In the event of rain these workshops will be held at OMAH, schedule subject to change. A suggested materials list will be made available to those that register; easels are available to borrow at OMAH.

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Free Friday Open Studio

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

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.

 

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

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Culture Days 2015

Culture Days at OMAH

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 4:00pm

Culture Days is an annual event that allows you, the community, a unique opportunity to connect and participate in local arts and cultural activities for FREE. Take part in activities happening across Orillia over the course of the weekend, including a series of events at the Orillia Museum of Art & History. 

Friday September 25:

Monoprinting at the Museum: 12pm-2pm

Learn how to create a monoprint using plexi-class printing plates. Everyone will receive instruction on creating a unique image. Everyone will get to run their plate through the printmaking press. 

Open Studio at OMAH: 10am-2pm

Join us in The Dorothy Macdonald Creative Studio and share your art! Whether you're working on a piece or have some finished, bring it in and share the experience with new, emerging, and experienced artists. This is a day to be inpired! Work and exhibiting areas will be set up.

Saturday September 26:

The Collective Canoe: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

The canoe plays a significant part of Nation2Nation, an exhibition which brought together five exceptional artists whose practices explore waya of thinking through colonization. As well, touch: Camplain at 400, an exhibition which explores Champlain's travels through Huronia through indigenous research practices. A hands-on activity will give participants a new appreciation of a quintessentially Canadian symbol.

Make-A-Button: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Create your own custom button or work with a template! Celebrate Orillia's culture and history by pressing your design into a pin-back button! DIY wearable art at OMAH!

 

Sunday, September 27:

Family Fun Drop In: 2-3pm

Our Sunday drop-in programming returns Sunday September 27 from 2-3pm. Families can visit the museum and participate together in a family art activity delivered by a regional artist. The art-making starts promptly at 2:00pm, so aim to arrive at 1:45pm.

Music in the Museum: Michael Gabriel 'Strings Attached' 3-4pm

Join us to hear Michael Gabriel in an intimate preview concert that will give you a taste of what's to come at his full-length 'Strings Attached' concert on October 2, 2014 at the Georgian Theatre.

Michael Gabriel is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter with a riveting concert series. In 'Strings Attached', his emotionally fluid storytelling compositions are surrounded with a driving string section and enhanced by a youth choir. "Akin to heart songsmiths JIm Croce, James Taylor, and Chris de Burgh, Gabriel possesses a sage, soothing voice that instantly engages listeners..." Coral Andrews - The Record 

 

 

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OMAH Youth Arts Council

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Future Creatives:   Free! Food! Fun!

OMAH's Youth Arts Council is a great way to get involved in Orillia's art community and get your creative juices flowing! Meet like-minded people, make art and learn new skills. We invite students age 13 & up to participate, with the ability for participation time going towards Community Service Hours.

A variety of art projects available, there is something for everyone!

Get involved! Meetings and programs run at OMAH on Friday afternoons from 3:30-5:30pm

 

Stay informed on what is coming up by visiting orilliamuseum.org/programs

Contact: 705-326-2159 (ask for Ninette) or email arts.omah@gmail.com

 

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Family Fun Drop In

Make Art, Make History! Family Fun Drop In Sundays 2-3pm. Suggested $5 Donation

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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! 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.

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!