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ARTbus: Exhibition Tour

ARTbus: Exhibition Tour

Sunday 27 January 2019, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Talks & Events

Ride the ARTbus and discover some of the season's best exhibitions in the GTA! Visit Gallery TPW, the Small Arms Inspection Building and Oakville Galleries.

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Chasse au trésor

Journées pédagogiques artistiques
Chasse au trésor

vendredi 1 février 2019 Classes & Workshops

Les enfants fabriqueront leurs propres cachettes au moyen de divers matériaux, comme l'argile. ls y cacheront leurs trésors artistiques. À la fin de la journée, nous irons à la chasse aux trésors à l'aide de cartes peintes.

  • De 6 à 10 ans
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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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Giggles & Galleries: Baby

Giggles & Galleries
Giggles & Galleries: Baby

Friday 8 February 2019, 10:00 am–11:00 am In the Community

Parents and babies will tour Valérie Blass' exhibition 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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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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Wild, Wild Life

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Wild, Wild Life

Friday 22 February 2019 Classes & Workshops

Kids will invent worlds overtaken by nature through drawing and painting activities, including animal self-portraits and sketching scenes of our favourite places transformed by wilderness.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Authors on Art: Lynn Crosbie

Authors on Art: Lynn Crosbie

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 7:00 pm Talks & Events

Join us for our Authors on Art series with acclaimed writer Lynn Crosbie, held alongside our winter exhibition, The Mime, the Model and the Dupe, a survey of Montreal-based artist Valérie Blass.

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Giggles & Galleries: Toddler

Giggles & Galleries
Giggles & Galleries: Toddler

Friday 1 March 2019, 10:00 am–11:00 am In the Community

Parents and tots will tour Valérie Blass' exhibition 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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Ceramics Workshop

Ceramics Workshop

Sunday 3 March 2019, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Courses & Workshops

Led by seasoned clay instructor and ceramic artist Kim Jack-McConnell, this afternoon workshop will see participants create a functional piece of pottery using hand-building techniques.

  • Ages 18+
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Écosystème de l'art

Journées pédagogiques artistiques
Écosystème de l'art

vendredi 8 mars 2019 Classes & Workshops

Attention aux amoureux de la nature! Assouvis ta passion pour l'art et l'environnement en construisant des serres miniatures où pousseront des graines de chez nous.

  • De 6 à 10 ans
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Life Drawing: A Portrait Workshop

Life Drawing: A Portrait Workshop

Sundays, 10 – 31 March 2019 Courses & Workshops

In this four-week course, artist and educator Anna Edwards will provide a series of life-drawing lessons rooted in the classical approach, using dry media such as pencils and charcoal to create portraits from a live model.

  • Ages 18+
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Musée du bricolage

Camps artistiques de la relâche de mars

Du 11 au 15 mars 2019 Day camps

Destinés à la création artistique et au plein air dans Gairloch Gardens, nos camps de mars sont conçus de façon à garder les enfants actifs et inspires durant le conge scolaire!

  • De 6 à 12 ans
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DIY Museum

Intermediate March Break Art Camps
DIY Museum

11 – 15 March 2019 Day camps

Make your own museum this March Break! Participants will create objects that tell their life stories, whether real or imagined. Fancy yourself to be a space explorer or unicorn whisperer? Kids will make self-portraits, costumes, maps, video diaries and other historical accoutrements to tell any life story using drawing, painting and sculpture.

  • Ages 10 to 14
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DIY Museum

Junior March Break Art Camps
DIY Museum

11 – 15 March 2019 Day camps

Make your own museum this March Break! Participants will create objects that tell their life stories, whether real or imagined. Kids will make self-portraits, costumes, maps, video diaries and other historical accoutrements to tell any life story using drawing, painting and sculpture.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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The Future Belongs to the Curious

Intermediate March Break Art Camps
The Future Belongs to the Curious

18 – 22 March 2019 Day camps

Ever wanted to see into the future? Through painting, sculpture and animation activities, kids will create artworks such as crystal balls, time travel books, maps, models of our planet (and any other intergalactic colonies), and short stop-motion movies.

  • Ages 10 to 14
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The Future Belongs to the Curious

Junior March Break Art Camps
The Future Belongs to the Curious

18 – 22 March 2019 Day camps

Participants will mine the depths of their curiosity to imagine what lies ahead. Through painting, sculpture and animation activities, kids will create artworks such as crystal balls, time travel books, maps, models of our planet (and any other intergalactic colonies), and short stop-motion movies.

  • 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

Junior Saturday Art Smarts

Saturdays, 13 April – 1 June 2019 Classes & Workshops

Get smart about art with hands-on workshops at your local art museum! Lessons put a kid-friendly twist on pieces from our permanent collection, offering an inspiring starting point to build an impressive portfolio of artworks.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Sculpture: The Greatest Hits

Intermediate Saturday Art Smarts

Saturdays, 13 April – 1 June 2019 Classes & Workshops

Get smart about art with hands-on workshops at your local art museum! Lessons put a kid-friendly twist on our current exhibitions, offering an inspiring starting point to build an impressive portfolio of artworks.

  • Ages 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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Maisons de monstres

Journées pédagogiques artistiques
Maisons de monstres

vendredi 14 juin 2019 Classes & Workshops

Construis le paradis d'un monstre dans le centre éducatif, en l'agrémentant de maisons grandeur nature et de décors peints pour accueillir toutes sortes de créatures, comme des serpents à plumes, des loups-garous et des sasquatchs.

  • De 6 à 10 ans
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The Underground Network

Junior Summer Camps
The Underground Network

2 – 5 July 2019 Day camps

An entire world exists beneath our feet—discover it for yourself in The Underground Network! Kids will learn how to build their own tunnels and secret hideouts to embark upon a journey deep into the earth.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Rumpus Room

Intermediate Summer Camps
Rumpus Room

2 – 5 July 2019 Day camps

It's party time! Campers will transform their classroom into a decked-out clubhouse that's cool enough to beat any summer heat. By creating games, animations, murals, and posters, they'll have all the fixings to keep friends entertained!

  • Ages 10 to 14
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Break It Up

Intermediate Summer Camps
Break It Up

8 – 12 July 2019 Day camps

Sometimes things need to be taken apart and put back together before they can be fully enjoyed. This is especially true for art! Taking inspiration from the work of contemporary artists, this week of camp tests the ways in which images and objects can be broken up and reassembled in strange new combinations.

  • Ages 10 to 14
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Hocus Pocus

Junior Summer Camps
Hocus Pocus

8 – 12 July 2019 Day camps

This week's art projects are sure to cast a spell on you! Campers will create awesome sorcery kits to conjure up all manner of monsters and magic tricks.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Texting FTW

Intermediate Summer Camps
Texting FTW

15 – 19 July 2019 Day camps

Integrating words into your art is a winning way to get your message across! Looking at how artists pair words and images, participants will explore text-based media to create a collection of artworks such as comics, graphic novels, illustrated poetry, graffiti murals, prints, sculpture, textiles, video, or performance.

  • Ages 10 to 14
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Aquatopia

Junior Summer Camps
Aquatopia

15 – 19 July 2019 Day camps

Defenders of the deep sea will want to come play in this aquatic paradise! Join us as we create a watery world in the studio complete with an enchanted kelp forest and shimmering sea stuffies.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Hocus Pocus

Camps en français
Hocus Pocus

Du 15 au 19 juillet 2019 Day camps

Les projets artistiques de cette semaine vous envoûteront assurément! Les participants créeront de formidables trousses de sorcellerie pour faire apparaître toutes sortes de monstres et de tours de magie.

  • De 6 à 12 ans
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The Underground Network

Junior Summer Camps
The Underground Network

22 – 26 July 2019 Day camps

An entire world exists beneath our feet—discover it for yourself in The Underground Network! Kids will learn how to build their own tunnels and secret hideouts to embark upon a journey deep into the earth.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Aquatopia

Camps en français
Aquatopia

Du 22 au 26 juillet 2019 Day camps

Les défenseurs des océans voudront plonger dans ce paradis aquatique! Aidez nous à créer un monde marin en studio avec une forêt enchantée de varech et des monstres de mer scintillants.

  • De 6 à 12 ans
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Rumpus Room

Intermediate Summer Camps
Rumpus Room

22 – 26 July 2019 Day camps

It's party time! Campers will transform their classroom into a decked-out clubhouse that's cool enough to beat any summer heat. By creating games, animations, murals, and posters, they'll have all the fixings to keep friends entertained!

  • Ages 10 to 14
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Break It Up

Intermediate Summer Camps
Break It Up

29 July – 2 August 2019 Day camps

Sometimes things need to be taken apart and put back together before they can be fully enjoyed. This is especially true for art! Taking inspiration from the work of contemporary artists, this week of camp tests the ways in which images and objects can be broken up and reassembled in strange new combinations.

  • Ages 10 to 14
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Hocus Pocus

Junior Summer Camps
Hocus Pocus

29 July – 2 August 2019 Day camps

This week's art projects are sure to cast a spell on you! Campers will create awesome sorcery kits to conjure up all manner of monsters and magic tricks.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Aquatopia

Junior Summer Camps
Aquatopia

6 – 9 August 2019 Day camps

Defenders of the deep sea will want to come play in this aquatic paradise! Join us as we create a watery world in the studio complete with an enchanted kelp forest and shimmering sea stuffies.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Texting FTW

Intermediate Summer Camps
Texting FTW

6 – 9 August 2019 Day camps

Integrating words into your art is a winning way to get your message across! Looking at how artists pair words and images, participants will explore text-based media to create a collection of artworks such as comics, graphic novels, illustrated poetry, graffiti murals, prints, sculpture, textiles, video, or performance.

  • Ages 10 to 14
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The Underground Network

Camps for French Learners
The Underground Network

12 – 16 August 2019 Day camps

An entire world exists beneath our feet—discover it for yourself in The Underground Network! Kids will learn how to build their own tunnels and secret hideouts to embark upon a journey deep into the earth.

  • Ages 6 to 12
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Rumpus Room

Intermediate Summer Camps
Rumpus Room

12 – 16 August 2019 Day camps

It's party time! Campers will transform their classroom into a decked-out clubhouse that's cool enough to beat any summer heat. By creating games, animations, murals, and posters, they'll have all the fixings to keep friends entertained!

  • Ages 10 to 14
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The Underground Network

Junior Summer Camps
The Underground Network

12 – 16 August 2019 Day camps

An entire world exists beneath our feet—discover it for yourself in The Underground Network! Kids will learn how to build their own tunnels and secret hideouts to embark upon a journey deep into the earth.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Hocus Pocus

Junior Summer Camps
Hocus Pocus

19 – 23 August 2019 Day camps

This week's art projects are sure to cast a spell on you! Campers will create awesome sorcery kits to conjure up all manner of monsters and magic tricks.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Break It Up

Intermediate Summer Camps
Break It Up

19 – 23 August 2019 Day camps

Sometimes things need to be taken apart and put back together before they can be fully enjoyed. This is especially true for art! Taking inspiration from the work of contemporary artists, this week of camp tests the ways in which images and objects can be broken up and reassembled in strange new combinations.

  • Ages 10 to 14
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Hocus Pocus

Camps for French Learners
Hocus Pocus

19 – 23 August 2019 Day camps

This week's art projects are sure to cast a spell on you! Campers will create awesome sorcery kits to conjure up all manner of monsters and magic tricks. At the same time, participants will have the opportunity to improve their French speaking and vocabulary skills through hands-on language activities.

  • Ages 6 to 12
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Aquatopia

Junior Summer Camps
Aquatopia

26 – 30 August 2019 Day camps

Defenders of the deep sea will want to come play in this aquatic paradise! Join us as we create a watery world in the studio complete with an enchanted kelp forest and shimmering sea stuffies.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Aquatopia

Camps for French Learners
Aquatopia

26 – 30 August 2019 Day camps

Defenders of the deep sea will want to come play in this aquatic paradise! Join us as we create a watery world in the studio complete with an enchanted kelp forest and shimmering sea stuffies.

  • Ages 6 to 12
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Texting FTW

Intermediate Summer Camps
Texting FTW

26 – 30 August 2019 Day camps

Integrating words into your art is a winning way to get your message across! Looking at how artists pair words and images, participants will explore text-based media to create a collection of artworks such as comics, graphic novels, illustrated poetry, graffiti murals, prints, sculpture, textiles, video, or performance.

  • Ages 10 to 14
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