EVENTS

Reverie: A Dinner in Gairloch Gardens

Reverie: A Dinner in Gairloch Gardens
Gairloch Gardens

Thursday 6 September 2018, 7:00 pm

Join us for a lavish five-course meal hosted by acclaimed chef and chocolatier Brandon Olsen and artist Sarah Keenlyside, owners of Toronto's La Banane and CXBO Chocolates. Proceeds provide much-needed funds for accessible, high-quality educational and artistic programming in our community.

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Free talk with Alissa York

Free talk with Alissa York
Oakville Public Library, Central Branch Auditorium

Thursday 1 November 2018, 7:00 pm Talks

Join us for our Authors on Art series with acclaimed writer Alissa York in parallel with our fall exhibition David Hartt: in the forest.

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PROGRAMS

City and Colour: A Mobile Ink Factory Workshop

City and Colour
City and Colour: A Mobile Ink Factory Workshop

Sunday 19 August 2018, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm (sold out) Courses & Workshops
  • Ages 18+
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Paint-tastic

Camps for French Learners
Paint-tastic

20 August – 24 August 2018 Day camps

Paint to your heart's delight! Inspired by our summer exhibition, campers will experiment with an assortment of watercolour, tempera and acrylic paints on specialty papers and canvases, creating a suite of paintings in both abstract and realistic styles.

  • Ages 6 to 12
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Stop-Motion Madness

Junior Summer Camps
Stop-Motion Madness

20 August – 24 August 2018 Day camps

Spend the week making your own animated movie. Participants will build characters and props out of modeling clay, fabric and other bits and bobs, then hand-build miniature sets for them.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Crystal Carousels

Camps for French Learners
Crystal Carousels

27 August – 31 August 2018 Day camps

Inspired by the excitement of amusement parks, campers will create an indoor midway replete with games, prizes and carnival treats. In this program, adapted from our Crystal Carousels camp in English, activities in drawing, painting and sculpture will be merged with language lessons designed to build participants' French writing and speaking skills.

  • Ages 6 to 12
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Crystal Carousels

Junior Summer Camps
Crystal Carousels

27 August – 31 August 2018 Day camps

Step right up! Inspired by the excitement of amusement parks, campers will create an indoor midway, replete with games, prizes and carnival treats, all while building their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and more!

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Wild, Wild Life

Power Art PA Day
Wild, Wild Life

Monday 17 September 2018 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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Claymation Station

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Claymation Station

Friday 5 October 2018 Classes & Workshops

Bring your imaginary world to life with this claymation workshop!

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Drawing: Foundations to New Frontiers

Saturday Art Smarts
Drawing: Foundations to New Frontiers

Saturdays, 13 October – 1 December 2018 (8 weeks) 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 10 and 10 to 14
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Giggles & Galleries: Baby

Giggles & Galleries
Giggles & Galleries: Baby

Friday 26 October 2018, 10:00 am–11:00 am In the Community

Parents and babies will tour Gabriel Kuri: spending static to save gas at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, followed by storytelling, a song and craft time.

  • Parents/guardians and children (0 to 4 years)
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Giggles & Galleries: Toddler

Giggles & Galleries
Giggles & Galleries: Toddler

Friday 16 November 2018, 10:00 am–11:00 am In the Community

Parents and tots will tour Gabriel Kuri: spending static to save gas at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, followed by storytelling, a song and craft time.

  • Parents/guardians and children (0 to 4 years)
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Painting Party

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Painting Party

Friday 23 November 2018 Classes & Workshops

Spend the day with friends doing what you love best—painting! The Education Centre will be bumping with upbeat tunes for kids to paint along to and an art buffet set up with everything they’ll need to make painting magic.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Painting: Beyond the Basics

Saturday Art Smarts
Painting: Beyond the Basics

Saturdays, 19 January – 9 March 2019 (8 weeks) Classes & Workshops

Take your paintings to a new level as we push the limits of making art with watercolours, acrylics and oil paints. Each participant will produce a large completed canvas, along with other surprise projects.

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
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Treasure Hunt

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Treasure Hunt

Friday 1 February 2019 Classes & Workshops

When hunting for treasure, there are many places to look—the end of a rainbow, deep within a wishing well or stowed away in a wooden chest. Kids will build their own hiding places using sculpting materials such as clay, and fill them with art treasures.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Art Ecosystem

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Art Ecosystem

Friday 15 February 2019 Classes & Workshops

Attention nature lovers! Combine your love of art and the environment by building miniature greenhouses that will grow native seeds indoors. We’ll also make sculptures that double as bird feeders to help support wildlife in the cold winter months.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Monster Homes

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Monster Homes

Friday 12 April 2019 Classes & Workshops

Build a monster’s paradise in our Education Centre, complete with life-sized homes and painted scenery to accommodate all sorts of creatures, including feathered serpents, werewolves and sasquatches.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Sculpture: The Greatest Hits

Saturday Art Smarts
Sculpture: The Greatest Hits

Saturdays, 13 April – 1 June 2019 (8 weeks) Classes & Workshops

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

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
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It’s Your Turn

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It’s Your Turn

Friday 7 June 2019 Classes & Workshops

We love putting together days full of new and unusual art-making activities—but now it’s your turn! Come for a day of unfettered access to Oakville Galleries’ art supplies and create the projects you’ve been dreaming of.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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