Programs

Nid: 1371

Watercolour Workshop En Plein Air with Juliana Hawke

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Tuesday, November 3, 11am-3pm

                                                                                           

A plein air artwork is one that was made outside, on location, from real life.  En plein air literally means “in the open air.”  The concept is simple: you work from life to capture the immediate light and colour. This often means painting quickly, because the light changes drastically over time. Join Juliana Hawke, on this half-day En Plein Air experience. As a group you'll enjoy the beautiful Stephen Leacock Museum property, feed off each other's enthusiasm for plein air painting and learn a few techniques along the way.  This program is offered in partnership with the Stephen Leacock Museum.  

 

Juliana will talk about Franklin Carmichael’s work and his watercolour technique, the perils of painting outside (!) and give some instruction before participants tackle their own masterpieces.

 

Box Lunch Included. We can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free. Please specify if either are required.

 

Location:

Stephen Leacock Museum NHS

 

 

WORKSHOP MATERIALS LIST

ALL materials are supplied by the instructor

 

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING:

Other recommended gear:

  1. drinking water
  2. a transportable chair
  3. warm clothes (including hat and gloves, just in case!)
  4. mask

 

*Please note that this is an outdoor event, dress for the weather

 

 

                                          

PRICE $ 55 +HST Members / $65 +HST for General

 

Call Monica to register at 705-326-2159 or by EMAIL.

Nid: 1342

OMAH Engage: Oil Pastels with Barbara Simmons

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us to learn about painting with oil pastels with Artist Barbara Simmons. Barbara is known for her paintings of Georgian Bay landscapes with rocks, clouds, wind, and waves. She will demonstrate her experimental oil pastel techniques that she uses as a means of simplifying the landscape. Then, we will try our hands at oil pastels, and mixing them with acrylic paint.

Come and learn with us, this is a fun and casual program with the promise of a few lighthearted moments. Beginners welcome

Space is limited, please register early.
 
Dates: Wednesday November 4
Time: 10am-12pm
Cost: MEMBERS = $20 GENERAL = $25
Registration: Registration is required. Maximum 10 spots.
 
Please call  OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-215

About Barbara: 

A visual artist since birth and Visual Arts teacher for 30 years, Barbara Simmons has tinkered with it all. She eventually settled on painting as her favourite mode of artistic expression, but even then takes a bit of an a la carte approach, often mixing mediums and styles with drawing, printmaking, sewing and collage. Always open to experimentation and to trying new things, her artwork evolves with her varied interests. Her art training was at Ontario College of Art in Editorial Design and Illustration. It was there she honed her approach to typography and design, with attention to letterforms both hand drawn and mechanically reproduced. She passed her knowledge and love of calligraphy and hand lettering on to many students over the years. Her calligraphy adorns countless certificates and awards in drawers and basement boxes in the homes of former high school students of Durham Region. 

Barbara Simmons Colpys Bay

 

Nid: 1315

Life Drawing Fall Session II

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing

Thursdays, November 5th – December 10th (6 weeks), 6:00-9:00pm 

Age 16+

Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our facilitator, Mark Tabor will use traditional and contemporary approaches to guide participants in drawing live models, challenging them to use both technical and perceptual skills to capture the human form. This program is suitable for all skill levels – beginners welcome. Please note that this course will feature both clothed and nude models.

Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.

Cost: MEMBERS = $100      GENERAL = $125

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants.  Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159

Life Drawing Fall Session II

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing

Thursdays, November 5th – December 10th (6 weeks), 6:00-9:00pm 

Age 16+

Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our facilitator, Mark Tabor will use traditional and contemporary approaches to guide participants in drawing live models, challenging them to use both technical and perceptual skills to capture the human form. This program is suitable for all skill levels – beginners welcome. Please note that this course will feature both clothed and nude models.

Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.

Cost: MEMBERS = $100      GENERAL = $125

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants.  Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159

Life Drawing Fall Session II

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing

Thursdays, November 5th – December 10th (6 weeks), 6:00-9:00pm 

Age 16+

Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our facilitator, Mark Tabor will use traditional and contemporary approaches to guide participants in drawing live models, challenging them to use both technical and perceptual skills to capture the human form. This program is suitable for all skill levels – beginners welcome. Please note that this course will feature both clothed and nude models.

Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.

Cost: MEMBERS = $100      GENERAL = $125

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants.  Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159

Life Drawing Fall Session II

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing

Thursdays, November 5th – December 10th (6 weeks), 6:00-9:00pm 

Age 16+

Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our facilitator, Mark Tabor will use traditional and contemporary approaches to guide participants in drawing live models, challenging them to use both technical and perceptual skills to capture the human form. This program is suitable for all skill levels – beginners welcome. Please note that this course will feature both clothed and nude models.

Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.

Cost: MEMBERS = $100      GENERAL = $125

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants.  Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159

Life Drawing Fall Session II

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing

Thursdays, November 5th – December 10th (6 weeks), 6:00-9:00pm 

Age 16+

Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our facilitator, Mark Tabor will use traditional and contemporary approaches to guide participants in drawing live models, challenging them to use both technical and perceptual skills to capture the human form. This program is suitable for all skill levels – beginners welcome. Please note that this course will feature both clothed and nude models.

Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.

Cost: MEMBERS = $100      GENERAL = $125

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants.  Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159

Life Drawing Fall Session II

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing

Thursdays, November 5th – December 10th (6 weeks), 6:00-9:00pm 

Age 16+

Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our facilitator, Mark Tabor will use traditional and contemporary approaches to guide participants in drawing live models, challenging them to use both technical and perceptual skills to capture the human form. This program is suitable for all skill levels – beginners welcome. Please note that this course will feature both clothed and nude models.

Basic drawing materials (and easels) provided.

Cost: MEMBERS = $100      GENERAL = $125

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants.  Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159

Nid: 1305

Orillia Regional Arts and Heritage Awards

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Orillia Regional Arts and Heritage Awards 

 

June 16, 2020 (Orillia and area) – Following on the success of last year’s first combined arts and heritage awards night, the Orillia & District Arts Council (ODAC) and Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) are already planning the second annual Orillia Regional Arts and Heritage Awards. On November 25, 2020, the two organizations will come together once again to celebrate the best and brightest from the sector, either virtually or in person.

 

Members from both organizations have been working behind the scenes on the logistics and are excited to announce this year’s 2020 award categories:

 

  • Education in Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Emerging Artist
  • Heritage: Restoration, Renovation and Publication
  • Event in Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Qennefer Browne Achievement Award

 

Education in the Arts, Culture and Heritage Award looks to recognize an educator, not necessarily a teacher by profession, whose knowledge and teaching skills inspire others to pursue their interest in the arts and heritage. 

 

Emerging Artist Award recognizes an individual of any age who is in the early years (under five years) of launching a career in the arts. Nominees can be pursuing any genre of art including, but not limited to, visual arts, performance arts, literary arts and many more.

 

Heritage: Restoration, Renovation and Publication Award recognizes an individual or group who brought to life regional history through a physical restoration or creation of a permanent public record.

 

Event in the Arts, Culture and Heritage Award looks to honour an individual, organization, or corporation for their part in organizing a single or annual event that showcases the region’s creative talent or cultural heritage.

 

The Qennefer Browne Achievement Award recognizes an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of their community. Nominees may include artists, historians, volunteers, cultural organizations and donors. This award honours Qennefer Browne, who gave much of herself to support both arts and heritage organizations within the region.

 

To nominate an individual or group for one of these prestigious awards, visit the portal at www.orilliaartscouncil.ca/awards. This year, all nominations will be gathered through this online portal, eliminating the need for hard copies. There will be no hard copies of nominations accepted. To help with this process and encourage nominations, a nominating committee has been formed with representatives from across the sector and region. Members of this committee will be reaching out to the community and facilitating the process.

 

“We are excited to be able to honour our creatives and our heritage sector safely, in these pandemic times,” said nominating committee spokesperson Anna Proctor. “We feel that having all the nominations submitted virtually and potentially having a virtual awards ceremony will keep everyone safe while not missing out on a year of great achievements.”

    

The nomination deadline is October 2, 2020.

 

Together, OMAH and ODAC serve the communities of Rama, Ramara, Oro-Medonte, Severn, and the City of Orillia. We are committed to recognizing the valuable contribution artists, historians, educators, event organizers and supporters make to the vibrancy of these communities and their citizens.

 

This year’s awards ceremony is presented by Accutrac Capital Solutions and the City of Orillia.

 

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Media Inquiries: Anna Proctor at annaproctor111@gmail.com