Programs

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Festival of Banners Painting Sessions

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Confirmed artists who have requested to paint their banners at OMAH may come in during the following studio times:

Friday, April 7: 12 - 3pm

Friday, April 14: CLOSED

Friday, April 21: 12-3pm

Friday, April 28: 12-3pm

Friday, May 5: 12-3pm

Friday, May 12: 12-3pm

Friday, May 19: 12-3pm

Friday, May 26: 12-3pm

When planning to come in and paint at the museum, we recommend allowing at least 2 sessions of studio time as both sides of the banner need to be painted and have time to dry. Artists are encouraged to bring their own brushes and dress for a mess. 

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact Ninette Gyorody at 705-326-2159 ext. 101 or at executivedirector@orilliamuseum.org

 

 

Nid: 789

Conserving Creativity - Art in Nature Workshops

Conserving Creativity

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The Orillia Museum of Art & History and The Couchiching Conservancy are proud to announce, Conserving Creativity, as part of 2017's Ontario150 celebrations in showcasing the legacy of our cultural landscape.

From May to October, art instructors and outdoor educators will welcome people of all ages to various sites to explore nature and create a small take-home art project!

All workshops are FREE and take place from 1pm to 3pm. Registration is required as space is limited.  Register through EventBrite below

 

Sunday, May 28: Make and paint wooden birdhouses - Grant’s Woods, Orillia
     CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Saturday, June 24: Create an animal with clay - Carthew Bay, Oro-Medonte
     
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Saturday, July 22: Plein-air watercolour painting - Scout Valley, Orillia
    
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Sunday, August 20: Paper art - East Coulson Swamp, Oro-Medonte
    
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Saturday, September 23: Pastel drawing - Alexander Hope Smith, Washago
    
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Sunday, October 22: Printmaking - Grant’s Woods, Orillia
    
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

 

Register and attend any two workshops to receive a ballot for a chance to win great prizes! 

Weather policy: Workshops will run rain or shine. Cancellations will be made the morning of the workshop in the case of extreme weather conditions. 

Nid: 795

Spirit of Mariposa Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Participate in four outdoor painting sessions with artist Cathy Boyd in oil or acrylic paint.

Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, on June 7, 14, 21, 28

Experience Orillia through the land in connection with our Spirit of Mariposa exhibit. Each of the four locations have been hand picked to represent the artists featured in the show, celebrating Orillia’s 150th anniversary year.

Participants of all skill levels will join artist Cathy Boyd on-site once a week in the month of June to paint plein air some of the stunning landscapes that surround the Orillia community and have inspired artists past.

Cathy is a full time artist and paints in her studio/gallery in Midland, Ontario. Her adventures in painting were thrust upon her when she was given the task of teaching art on rotary in the elementary school system. A brief teachers college summer workshop session fuelled the fires of creativity. Throughout the ensuing years, although primarily self taught, Cathy sought out instruction with some highly accomplished painters. Cathy takes great pleasure in capturing the many nuances of colour, lights and form of the serene landscapes she sees on her daily travels, both locally and abroad.

Cathy will provide individual attention to each participant, guiding them through the plein air process in either oil or acrylic paint.

LOCATIONS:

Tudhope Park (450 Atherley Road, Orillia)– Out at the tip of the park you will find the “Golden Leaves” sculpture built as a tribute to Gordon Lightfoots songs and life’s work. It is here on the Lightfoot Trail, overlooking the water the plein air will take place

Sunrise Yoga Studio (355 Brewery Lane, Orillia) – A stunning property overlooking Brewery Bay and the Stephen Leacock Museum, home of Canada’s famous humorist. Enter to the right of the house to find the view that inspires you.

Veterans Memorial Park (154 Elgin Street, Orillia) – From this quiet park, you will look to the view to the East which was once Cedar Island the place where sculptor Elizabeth Wyn Wood spent her formative years.

Camp Couchiching  (3990 Longford Mills Road, Longford Mills)– Looking down the shores of Lake Couchiching to the First Nations settlement of the Chippewas of Rama, once home to artist Arthur Shilling, is the direction your plein air will take

In the event of rain these workshops will be held at OMAH, schedule subject to change. 

 

What do I  need to bring ?

ALL materials are supplied by the participant – Please see attached materials list.

REGISTRATION:

OMAH Members: $120 + HST

Non-Members: $135 + HST

To register for these four workshops, please come in or contact OMAH at 705-326-2159

 

 

For inquiries, please contact Lynsery Ormerod at programs@orilliamuseum.org or 705-326-2159 ext 103

Spirit of Mariposa Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Participate in four outdoor painting sessions with artist Cathy Boyd in oil or acrylic paint.

Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, on June 7, 14, 21, 28

Experience Orillia through the land in connection with our Spirit of Mariposa exhibit. Each of the four locations have been hand picked to represent the artists featured in the show, celebrating Orillia’s 150th anniversary year.

Participants of all skill levels will join artist Cathy Boyd on-site once a week in the month of June to paint plein air some of the stunning landscapes that surround the Orillia community and have inspired artists past.

Cathy is a full time artist and paints in her studio/gallery in Midland, Ontario. Her adventures in painting were thrust upon her when she was given the task of teaching art on rotary in the elementary school system. A brief teachers college summer workshop session fuelled the fires of creativity. Throughout the ensuing years, although primarily self taught, Cathy sought out instruction with some highly accomplished painters. Cathy takes great pleasure in capturing the many nuances of colour, lights and form of the serene landscapes she sees on her daily travels, both locally and abroad.

Cathy will provide individual attention to each participant, guiding them through the plein air process in either oil or acrylic paint.

LOCATIONS:

Tudhope Park (450 Atherley Road, Orillia)– Out at the tip of the park you will find the “Golden Leaves” sculpture built as a tribute to Gordon Lightfoots songs and life’s work. It is here on the Lightfoot Trail, overlooking the water the plein air will take place

Sunrise Yoga Studio (355 Brewery Lane, Orillia) – A stunning property overlooking Brewery Bay and the Stephen Leacock Museum, home of Canada’s famous humorist. Enter to the right of the house to find the view that inspires you.

Veterans Memorial Park (154 Elgin Street, Orillia) – From this quiet park, you will look to the view to the East which was once Cedar Island the place where sculptor Elizabeth Wyn Wood spent her formative years.

Camp Couchiching  (3990 Longford Mills Road, Longford Mills)– Looking down the shores of Lake Couchiching to the First Nations settlement of the Chippewas of Rama, once home to artist Arthur Shilling, is the direction your plein air will take

In the event of rain these workshops will be held at OMAH, schedule subject to change. 

 

What do I  need to bring ?

ALL materials are supplied by the participant – Please see attached materials list.

REGISTRATION:

OMAH Members: $120 + HST

Non-Members: $135 + HST

To register for these four workshops, please come in or contact OMAH at 705-326-2159

 

 

For inquiries, please contact Lynsery Ormerod at programs@orilliamuseum.org or 705-326-2159 ext 103

Spirit of Mariposa Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Participate in four outdoor painting sessions with artist Cathy Boyd in oil or acrylic paint.

Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, on June 7, 14, 21, 28

Experience Orillia through the land in connection with our Spirit of Mariposa exhibit. Each of the four locations have been hand picked to represent the artists featured in the show, celebrating Orillia’s 150th anniversary year.

Participants of all skill levels will join artist Cathy Boyd on-site once a week in the month of June to paint plein air some of the stunning landscapes that surround the Orillia community and have inspired artists past.

Cathy is a full time artist and paints in her studio/gallery in Midland, Ontario. Her adventures in painting were thrust upon her when she was given the task of teaching art on rotary in the elementary school system. A brief teachers college summer workshop session fuelled the fires of creativity. Throughout the ensuing years, although primarily self taught, Cathy sought out instruction with some highly accomplished painters. Cathy takes great pleasure in capturing the many nuances of colour, lights and form of the serene landscapes she sees on her daily travels, both locally and abroad.

Cathy will provide individual attention to each participant, guiding them through the plein air process in either oil or acrylic paint.

LOCATIONS:

Tudhope Park (450 Atherley Road, Orillia)– Out at the tip of the park you will find the “Golden Leaves” sculpture built as a tribute to Gordon Lightfoots songs and life’s work. It is here on the Lightfoot Trail, overlooking the water the plein air will take place

Sunrise Yoga Studio (355 Brewery Lane, Orillia) – A stunning property overlooking Brewery Bay and the Stephen Leacock Museum, home of Canada’s famous humorist. Enter to the right of the house to find the view that inspires you.

Veterans Memorial Park (154 Elgin Street, Orillia) – From this quiet park, you will look to the view to the East which was once Cedar Island the place where sculptor Elizabeth Wyn Wood spent her formative years.

Camp Couchiching  (3990 Longford Mills Road, Longford Mills)– Looking down the shores of Lake Couchiching to the First Nations settlement of the Chippewas of Rama, once home to artist Arthur Shilling, is the direction your plein air will take

In the event of rain these workshops will be held at OMAH, schedule subject to change. 

 

What do I  need to bring ?

ALL materials are supplied by the participant – Please see attached materials list.

REGISTRATION:

OMAH Members: $120 + HST

Non-Members: $135 + HST

To register for these four workshops, please come in or contact OMAH at 705-326-2159

 

 

For inquiries, please contact Lynsery Ormerod at programs@orilliamuseum.org or 705-326-2159 ext 103

Spirit of Mariposa Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Participate in four outdoor painting sessions with artist Cathy Boyd in oil or acrylic paint.

Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, on June 7, 14, 21, 28

Experience Orillia through the land in connection with our Spirit of Mariposa exhibit. Each of the four locations have been hand picked to represent the artists featured in the show, celebrating Orillia’s 150th anniversary year.

Participants of all skill levels will join artist Cathy Boyd on-site once a week in the month of June to paint plein air some of the stunning landscapes that surround the Orillia community and have inspired artists past.

Cathy is a full time artist and paints in her studio/gallery in Midland, Ontario. Her adventures in painting were thrust upon her when she was given the task of teaching art on rotary in the elementary school system. A brief teachers college summer workshop session fuelled the fires of creativity. Throughout the ensuing years, although primarily self taught, Cathy sought out instruction with some highly accomplished painters. Cathy takes great pleasure in capturing the many nuances of colour, lights and form of the serene landscapes she sees on her daily travels, both locally and abroad.

Cathy will provide individual attention to each participant, guiding them through the plein air process in either oil or acrylic paint.

LOCATIONS:

Tudhope Park (450 Atherley Road, Orillia)– Out at the tip of the park you will find the “Golden Leaves” sculpture built as a tribute to Gordon Lightfoots songs and life’s work. It is here on the Lightfoot Trail, overlooking the water the plein air will take place

Sunrise Yoga Studio (355 Brewery Lane, Orillia) – A stunning property overlooking Brewery Bay and the Stephen Leacock Museum, home of Canada’s famous humorist. Enter to the right of the house to find the view that inspires you.

Veterans Memorial Park (154 Elgin Street, Orillia) – From this quiet park, you will look to the view to the East which was once Cedar Island the place where sculptor Elizabeth Wyn Wood spent her formative years.

Camp Couchiching  (3990 Longford Mills Road, Longford Mills)– Looking down the shores of Lake Couchiching to the First Nations settlement of the Chippewas of Rama, once home to artist Arthur Shilling, is the direction your plein air will take

In the event of rain these workshops will be held at OMAH, schedule subject to change. 

 

What do I  need to bring ?

ALL materials are supplied by the participant – Please see attached materials list.

REGISTRATION:

OMAH Members: $120 + HST

Non-Members: $135 + HST

To register for these four workshops, please come in or contact OMAH at 705-326-2159

 

 

For inquiries, please contact Lynsery Ormerod at programs@orilliamuseum.org or 705-326-2159 ext 103

Nid: 786

Wine and Cheese Tasting

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Following the success of last year’s event, we are delighted to announce our 2nd Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting on Saturday, June 10th from 4:30-6:30pm at OMAH. We will be joined again by sommelier and certified fromager Andre Derrick from Vineland Estates, and he’s chosen a wonderful selection of Vineland wines expertly paired with Canadian cheeses:
 
Vineland Estates 2013 Game Changer Visionary - Tentation de Laurier 
 
Vineland Estates 2014 Growers Blend Cabernet Merlot - Mountain Oak Aged Gouda
 
Vineland Estates 2014 Elevation Cabernet - Bio Bio 4yr Organic Cheddar
 
Vineland Estates 2013 Select Late Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon - Blue Fume 
 
Tickets are $60 each, and available at OMAH by calling 705-326-2159
 
New this year, attendees are encouraged to stay downtown for dinner after the Tasting. You will be able to use your ticket to get a complimentary glass of house wine at Eight Hundred Degrees that evening.
 
Tickets are $60 and will be available soon through OMAH's website.
 
This event is for ages 19+

 

Nid: 766

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Thursday June 22, 2017, 6PM

OMAH, Upper Gallery

The Orillia Museum of Art & History wishes to extend the invitation to attend our 2017 Annual General Meeting. Nominations may be submitted to Liz Kernaghan, Chair and Nominations Committee, c/o the Executive Director's office and must be received before noon on May 28.

 

Nid: 790

Conserving Creativity - Art in Nature Workshops

Conserving Creativity

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The Orillia Museum of Art & History and The Couchiching Conservancy are proud to announce, Conserving Creativity, as part of 2017's Ontario150 celebrations in showcasing the legacy of our cultural landscape.

From May to October, art instructors and outdoor educators will welcome people of all ages to various sites to explore nature and create a small take-home art project!

All workshops are FREE and take place from 1pm to 3pm. Registration is required as space is limited.  Register through EventBrite below

 

Sunday, May 28: Make and paint wooden birdhouses - Grant’s Woods, Orillia
     CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Saturday, June 24: Create an animal with clay - Carthew Bay, Oro-Medonte
     
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Saturday, July 22: Plein-air watercolour painting - Scout Valley, Orillia
    
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Sunday, August 20: Paper art - East Coulson Swamp, Oro-Medonte
    
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Saturday, September 23: Pastel drawing - Alexander Hope Smith, Washago
    
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

Sunday, October 22: Printmaking - Grant’s Woods, Orillia
    
CLICK HERE to register for this workshop.

 

Register and attend any two workshops to receive a ballot for a chance to win great prizes! 

Weather policy: Workshops will run rain or shine. Cancellations will be made the morning of the workshop in the case of extreme weather conditions. 

Nid: 756

Canada's 150, Eh? Summer Camp Ages 6-12

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, July 7, 2017 - 4:30pm

July 4-7, 9am-4:30pm
Please note this is a four-day camp as it begins on Tuesday

Ages 6-12

Celebrate a milestone year by exploring Canadian art and history. Find inspiration from out country's diverse symbols and breathtaking landscapes to create your own maple masterpiece and much more.

Registration:

Orillia Resident: $132

Non-Resident: $165

Registration available through City of Orillia Parks, Recreation & Culture, course code 7457

Be an Early Bird! Register for camps before May 5 at 4:30pm and get 5% off advertised price using the discount code campfun.

Questions can be directed to OMAH's Community & Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, Lynsey Ormerod, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103 or programs@orilliamuseum.org