EVENTS

Props: The Living End

Props: The Living End
Feminist Art Gallery

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 7:00 pm

Props: The Living End is a participatory event that includes a viewing and discussion of Greg Araki's The Living End (1992). The screening is an hour and a half long and will be followed by a 30 to 45 minute discussion.

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Free Talk with Jane Urquhart

Free Talk with Jane Urquhart
Oakville Public Library, Central Branch Auditorium

Thursday 6 July 2017, 6:30 pm

Join us for our Authors on Art series with acclaimed novelist and poet Jane Urquhart. The author will discuss her novel A Number of Things: Stories About Canada Told Through 50 Objects, while reflecting on our summer exhibition Propped.

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Cocina: A Dinner in Gairloch Gardens

Cocina: A Dinner in Gairloch Gardens
Gairloch Gardens

Thursday 7 September 2017

This fall, join Oakville Galleries for a lavish five-course meal prepared by renowned chef Grant van Gameren. Proceeds provide much-needed funds for accessible, high-quality educational and artistic programming in our community.

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PROGRAMS

Pavillon du ruisseau

Camps en français
Pavillon du ruisseau

Du 4 au 7 juillet 2017 Day camps

Les enfants passeront leurs journées près du ruisseau Morrison, dans les Gairloch Gardens, à construire et à décorer des aires de jeux, comme des forts, des pavillons et des tentes, à l'aide de matériaux de tous les jours, comme du carton et du tissu.

  • De 6 à 12 ans
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Creekside Clubhouse

Junior Summer Camps
Creekside Clubhouse

4 July – 7 July* (full) Day camps

Kids will spend their days along Morrison Creek in Gairloch Gardens, building and decorating play spaces such as forts, clubhouses and tents using everyday materials like cardboard and fabric.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Reverse Time Capsules

Junior Summer Camps
Reverse Time Capsules

10 July – 14 July 2017 Day camps

Campers will construct their own reverse time capsules, using sculpture, painting, video, and found objects to make the things they imagine will define life in 2117.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Labels

Intermediate Summer Camps
Labels

10 July – 14 July 2017 Day camps

From clothes to costumes to embroidered patches, fibre-based objects help us imagine new stories for our lives and the world around us. Participants will create their own designer label, working on an assortment of textile- and fibre-based projects to be presented on the last day of camp.

  • Ages 10 to 14
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Under the Microscope

Intermediate Summer Camps
Under the Microscope

17 July – 21 July 2017 Day camps

This week, participants will create a series of artworks that celebrate being tiny. Whether model-building, making photographs or creating science-inspired sculptures, you might need a magnifying glass to see our finished projects!

  • Ages 10 to 14
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The Top Secret Garden

Junior Summer Camps
The Top Secret Garden

17 July – 21 July 2017 (full) Day camps

Participants will enjoy a slew of cloak-and-dagger projects, such as building miniature doorways and escape hatches, making padlocked treasure chests, sending spy messages written in invisible ink, and even growing their own top secret gardens to take home.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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To the Moon or Bust

Junior Summer Camps
To the Moon or Bust

24 July – 28 July 2017 Day camps

Kids will make props, sets and costumes for an imaginary journey to space. We will film their cosmic adventure and share it at a space-themed screening complete with a bottle rocket launch!

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Capsules temporelles inversées

Camps en français
Capsules temporelles inversées

Du 31 juillet au 4 août 2017 Day camps

Les campeurs confectionneront leur propre capsule temporelle en utilisant des objets trouvés et les techniques de la sculpture, de la peinture et de la vidéo pour créer des objets qui, selon eux, seront représentatifs de la vie en 2117.

  • De 6 à 12 ans
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Creekside Clubhouse

Junior Summer Camps
Creekside Clubhouse

31 July – 4 August 2017 Day camps

Kids will spend their days along Morrison Creek in Gairloch Gardens, building and decorating play spaces such as forts, clubhouses and tents using everyday materials like cardboard and fabric.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Reverse Time Capsules

Junior Summer Camps
Reverse Time Capsules

8 August – 11 August 2017* Day camps

Campers will construct their own reverse time capsules, using sculpture, painting, video, and found objects to make the things they imagine will define life in 2117.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Painting Intensive

Intermediate Summer Camps
Painting Intensive

8 August – 11 August 2017 Day camps

A program for anyone who’s passionate about painting, this week will focus on essential techniques for working with paints of all kinds, including watercolours, acrylics and oils.

  • Ages 10 to 14
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The Top Secret Garden

Junior Summer Camps
The Top Secret Garden

14 August – 18 August 2017 (full) Day camps

Participants will enjoy a slew of cloak-and-dagger projects, such as building miniature doorways and escape hatches, making padlocked treasure chests, sending spy messages written in invisible ink, and even growing their own top secret gardens to take home.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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The Top Secret Garden

Camps for French Learners
The Top Secret Garden

14 August – 18 August 2017 Day camps

Discover the secrets hidden in Gairloch Gardens, while creating some mysteries of your own—all in French!

  • Ages 6 to 12
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Giggles and Galleries

Giggles and Galleries
Giggles and Galleries

in partnership with the Oakville Public Library Upcoming
  • Parents/guardians and babies (0 to 2 years)
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To the Moon or Bust

Camps for French Learners
To the Moon or Bust

21 August – 25 August 2017 Day camps

Film your own adventure into outer space! Kids will make props, sets and costumes for an imaginary journey to space. During the course of the program campers will have the opportunity to improve their French vocabulary and grammar as they plan out the narrative for their film.

  • Ages 6 to 12
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To the Moon or Bust

Junior Summer Camps
To the Moon or Bust

21 August – 25 August 2017 Day camps

Kids will make props, sets and costumes for an imaginary journey to space. We will film their cosmic adventure and share it at a space-themed screening complete with a bottle rocket launch!

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Treat Yo Self

Junior Summer Camps
Treat Yo Self

28 August – 1 September 2017 (full) Day camps

The last week of summer should be spent treating yourself: making marshmallow treat pizzas, tie-dying t-shirts, sipping homemade lemonade by the lake, and flying handmade kites are just a few of the special activities we'll enjoy.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Crash Pad

Intermediate Summer Camps
Crash Pad

28 August – 1 September 2017 Day camps

Spend the week at Oakville Galleries making our studio into a super-chill crash pad. Our instructors will lead participants through making whatever they need to kit out their space, whether sewing bean bag chairs, screenprinting posters, filming new YouTube videos or making scented candles.

  • Ages 10 to 14
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Treat Yo Self

Camps for French Learners
Treat Yo Self

28 August – 1 September 2017 Day camps

The last week of summer should be spent treating yourself! Adapted from our program in English, activities such as making tie-dye t-shirts and flying handmade kites will be merged with language lessons designed to build participants’ written and spoken French skills.

  • Ages 6 to 12
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Runaway Monday

Power Art PA Day
Runaway Monday

25 September 2017 Classes & Workshops

Hatch an escape plan with a range of imaginative art activities inspired by the work of exhibiting artist Tamara Henderson.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Pop-Up Maker Market

Power Art PA Day
Pop-Up Maker Market

6 October 2017 Classes & Workshops

Make a button, a poster, a zine, a magnet—anything small, simple and fun!

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Pocket Full of Sunshine: Sculpture and Mixed Media

After-School Art Break
Pocket Full of Sunshine: Sculpture and Mixed Media

12 October – 30 November 2017 Classes & Workshops

What's hiding in your pockets? Using highly tactile materials such as clay, fabric and wood, participants will design and make their very own pocket-sized sculptures and keepsakes to take with them everywhere.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Drawing: Line It Up

Saturday Art Smarts
Drawing: Line It Up

14 October – 2 December 2017 Classes & Workshops

With an emphasis on drawing projects made with traditional and unusual tools, participants will take inspiration from the Galleries' FASTWÜRMS exhibition to expand into projects that embrace texture, collage and sculpture.

  • Ages 6 to 14
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A Lexicon of Magic

Power Art PA Day
A Lexicon of Magic

24 November 2017 Classes & Workshops

Your artistic vocabulary is about to get a lot more magical! After checking out an exhibition by the artist duo FASTWÜRMS, kids will head back to the art room to draw out an inventory of items needed to make magic.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Sew Random: Threads, Textiles & More!

After-School Art Break
Sew Random: Threads, Textiles & More!

18 January – 8 March 2018 Classes & Workshops

Inspired by artists who elevate textile projects from simple craft to sophisticated artwork, kids will learn how to sew, quilt, paint on and embroider their own textile works by hand.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Painting: Brush It Out

Saturday Art Smarts
Painting: Brush It Out

20 January – 10 March 2018 Classes & Workshops

Looking at the work of painter Allison Katz for inspiration, participants will make their own artworks using watercolours, acrylics and oil paints.

  • Ages 6 to 14
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Plot Twist Paintings

Power Art PA Day
Plot Twist Paintings

2 February 2018 Classes & Workshops

Spend your day plotting out a large painting using canvas and acrylic paint. But there's a catch!

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Claymation Station

Power Art PA Day
Claymation Station

16 February 2018 Classes & Workshops

Do you like to daydream? Bring your imaginary world to life with this claymation workshop!

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Fresh Prints: Stamps and Silkscreens

After-School Art Break
Fresh Prints: Stamps and Silkscreens

19 April – 7 June 2018 Classes & Workshops

Get fresh with prints! Kids will learn how to design and print bold and funky pictures onto postcards, zines, patches, and T-shirts.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Textiles: Weave It Through

Saturday Art Smarts
Textiles: Weave It Through

21 April – 9 June 2018 Classes & Workshops

Silky, fuzzy, smooth and rough—discover the wonderfully tactile world of textile art!

  • Ages 6 to 14
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Get Your Glue On

Power Art PA Day
Get Your Glue On

27 April 2018 Classes & Workshops

Discover the many different uses for this art room staple: glue! Often invisible, participants will learn clever ways of making glue the most exciting part of an art project.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Art Floats

Power Art PA Day
Art Floats

1 June 2018 Classes & Workshops

In this classic Oakville Galleries workshop, participants will learn how to assemble buoyant and waterproof materials into artworks that float in water.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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