Programs

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Life Drawing with Tanya Cunnington

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Thursdays, September 5th- October 24th , 2019 (8weeks)

6:30-9:30 PM

Age 16+

Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our expert instructor 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 = $140

NON-MEMBERS = $170

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

Life Drawing with Tanya Cunnington

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Thursdays, September 5th- October 24th , 2019 (8weeks)

6:30-9:30 PM

Age 16+

Discover the human form at OMAH’s Life Drawing program, and explore silhouette, movement, proportion and gesture. Our expert instructor 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 = $140

NON-MEMBERS = $170

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

Nid: 1116

Art 101

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Fridays, September 13th - October 18th , 2019 (6 weeks)
 
9:30 AM -12PM
It’s time to get your start in art!
 
Come to OMAH and get creative. Over 6 sessions, our artist instructors will gently guide you through the process of creating a masterpiece, even if you have never touched a paintbrush. We will cover all the basics: drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. You will get a crash course in materials, art-making, and terminology.
 
All materials provided.
 
Cost: 
 
MEMBERS = $120 
 
NON-MEMBERS = $145
 
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159

Nid: 1126

Experiments in Acrylic with Tina Poplawski

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday October 19th, 10am to 3pm

Join artist Tina Poplawski in this unique full-day workshop. Explore the exciting realm and possibilities of acrylic in this comprehensive 1-day workshop for all levels ability.  This workshop will introduce the use of Yupo Paper with Fluid Acrylic Paint.  Yupo Paper is an ultra smooth, acid-free, bright white synthetic paper with a slick surface. The theme of this workshop is Mandalas. Dried flowers, petals and leaves will be incorporated into our images. 
 
Material List to be provided. 
 
When the Green Dark Forest was too Silent to be Real features large scale works inspired by the crocheted doilies created by Poplawski’s grandmother during the war, Eastern European folk heritage, botanical matter and animals native to Central Ontario and her environment.
 
Cost: MEMBERS =$60 GENERAL = $80

Nid: 1122

*FULL* Hand building with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturday’s from Oct. 19th - Nov.23rd , 2019 (6 weeks)

1pm-4pm

**This course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte

Participants will work with Heather Kerslake at her studio to learn various clay techniques in order to build creative clay forms. 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 add 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.

Materials to be supplied by student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser 

8 students maximum

Cost:

MEMBERS = $195 + HST

NON-MEMBERS = $235 + HST

Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing (to be paid October 19 at studio)

*FULL* Hand building with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturday’s from Oct. 19th - Nov.23rd , 2019 (6 weeks)

1pm-4pm

**This course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte

Participants will work with Heather Kerslake at her studio to learn various clay techniques in order to build creative clay forms. 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 add 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.

Materials to be supplied by student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser 

8 students maximum

Cost:

MEMBERS = $195 + HST

NON-MEMBERS = $235 + HST

Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing (to be paid October 19 at studio)

*FULL* Hand building with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturday’s from Oct. 19th - Nov.23rd , 2019 (6 weeks)

1pm-4pm

**This course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte

Participants will work with Heather Kerslake at her studio to learn various clay techniques in order to build creative clay forms. 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 add 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.

Materials to be supplied by student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser 

8 students maximum

Cost:

MEMBERS = $195 + HST

NON-MEMBERS = $235 + HST

Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing (to be paid October 19 at studio)

Nid: 1128

CARFAC information session for practicing artists

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Monday, October 21, 2019
 
1-2pm
 
Dorothy Macdonald Creative Space
 
This information session is free to attend and open to the public
 

 Copyright Demonstration at AGO April 1988 in Toronto. Content: the person speaking is Margaret Atwood. Behind her in sunglasses may
be Pierre Berton. To the right of Berton in the black leather cap is Ron Bloore. At back L. under the word “Bill” is Kim Tomczak.”
David Renaud back row left with sign.
 
Presenter: Lisa Myers
As an advocacy organization CARFAC has sought to establish a fee schedule for artists. This information session will share the history, and structure and ongoing work of CARFAC National and an overview of CARFAC Ontario’s member services, resources and future programming, followed by a Q&A. 
 
 
Bio:
Lisa Myers is an artist and independent curator whose active practice and research contributes to her work as an Assistant Professor at York University. She also volunteers on the board of directors for CARFAC Ontario and the MacLaren Art Centre. Myers is a member of Beausoleil First Nation.
 

Nid: 1121

Wine & Paint Night with Murray Van Halem

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Friday October 25 2019,

6:30-9pm

Looking for a fun night out? Come to down to OMAH and make some art (and have a drink while you do it). Our artist instructor, Murray Van Halem will gently guide you through the process of creating a masterpiece, even if you have never touched a paintbrush. Materials and two drinks are included in the class fee.

Paint a City Scape; visit the principles of perspective, colour, and design. Follow along step-by-step with the instructor or bring their own reference material and freestyle!

Beginners welcome! Space is limited, please register early.

Cost:

MEMBERS = $30

NON-MEMBERS = $40

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

Nid: 1147

Letting Loose on Canvas with Murray Van Halem

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tuesdays from Oct 29th-Nov 19th 2019 (4 sessions total)
1-4 pm
 
Beginners welcome!
Join Murray van Halem and let loose on canvas! In this hands-on workshop series Murray will teach you about how to loosen up while landscape painting. This course will review and utilize a variety of painting elements including principles of perspective, design, colour theory, and colour mixing. Working from reference photos (participants and/or instructor provided), you will create a number of landscape paintings.
Murray will share techniques which he has acquired through his 45 year career as a visual artist. By the end of this program, participants will have completed a series of paintings to take home.
Participants are required to bring their own painting supplies. Material list will be provided upon registration.
 
Cost: Members: 120 +HST General:  $150 +HST 
 
Registration: Registration is required. Please call or come into OMAH to register for this course today! 705-326-2159