EVENTS

A Dinner in Gairloch Gardens

A Dinner in Gairloch Gardens
Gairloch Gardens

Wednesday 4 September 2019, 7:00 pm

Join us for a lavish four-course meal hosted by esteemed chef Charlotte Langley. This artisanal feast will be prepared and served al fresco among the 15,000 blooms of Gairloch Gardens.

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PROGRAMS

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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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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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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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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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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Bookmarks

Summertime Series: Community Weekends
Bookmarks

Sunday 11 August 2019, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm In the Community

Participants will create bookmarks to enjoy while relaxing with a good book and soaking up the sun.

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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

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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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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Giggles & Galleries: Toddler

Giggles & Galleries
Giggles & Galleries: Toddler

Friday 16 August 2019, 10:00 am–11:00 am In the Community

Parents and tots will tour Material Tells 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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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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Family Art Workshop

Family Art Workshop

Sunday 25 August 2019, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm At the Galleries

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a free art workshop inspired by the work of Iris Häussler as seen in Material Tells. Take in a brief tour of the show, then head into our Education Centre where participants will use fabric and other found materials to make collages, stickers and other artworks of their design.

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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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Authors on Art: Lawrence Hill

Authors on Art: Lawrence Hill

Sunday 8 September 2019, 2:00 pm Talks & Events

Join us for our Authors on Art series with acclaimed writer Lawrence Hill. Held alongside our current exhibition, this talk sees Hill describe the process of researching the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Black Loyalists for his award-winning novel The Book of Negroes.

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Animal Kingdom

Power Art PA Day
Animal Kingdom

Monday 16 September 2019 Classes & Workshops

Do you love animals? Imagine what your home would look like if wildlife started moving in! Participants will invent worlds overtaken by nature through creating artworks such as animal self-portraits, creature sculptures and more!

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Time Travellers

Power Art PA Day
Time Travellers

Friday 11 October 2019 Classes & Workshops

Travel through time and space by making art! Draw, paint and sculpt your way to the time and place of your dreams!

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Drawing: Crossing the Line (Ages 10 to 14)

Saturday Art Smarts
Drawing: Crossing the Line (Ages 10 to 14)

Saturdays, 19 October – 7 December 2019 Classes & Workshops

For beginners and novices alike, this program explores a range of drawing techniques and mediums.

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
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Drawing: Crossing the Line  (Ages 6 to 10)

Saturday Art Smarts
Drawing: Crossing the Line (Ages 6 to 10)

Saturdays, 19 October – 7 December 2019 Classes & Workshops

For beginners and novices alike, this program explores a range of drawing techniques and mediums.

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
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Le royaume des animaux

Journées pédagogiques pouvoir de l'art
Le royaume des animaux

vendredi 25 octobre 2019 Classes & Workshops

Les participants vont inventer des mondes dépassés par la nature en créant des œuvres d'arts, par exemple des autoportraits animaux, des sculptures de créatures et des scènes peinturées de leurs places favorites transformées par la faune.

  • De 6 à 10 ans
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Les voyageurs temporels

Journées pédagogiques pouvoir de l'art
Les voyageurs temporels

vendredi 22 novembre 2019 Classes & Workshops

Voyager dans le temps et l'espace avec l'art ! Est-ce que vous rêvez d'explorer un autre siècle ? Un univers différent ? L'autre bout du monde ? Dessiner, peinturer et sculpter votre chemin au temps et à la place de vos rêves !

  • De 6 à 10 ans
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Fabric Frenzy

Power Art PA Day
Fabric Frenzy

Friday 22 November 2019 Classes & Workshops

They say we're living in a material world—might as well use it to make our art! Participants will explore a variety of ways to use textiles in art, including silk screening, fabric painting and more.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Les tissus fous

Journées pédagogiques pouvoir de l'art
Les tissus fous

vendredi 17 janvier 2020 Classes & Workshops

Les participants vont explorer une variété de manières d'utiliser les textiles dans l'art, incluant ; la sérigraphie, la peinture du tissu et la création de leur propre sculpture rembourrée.

  • De 6 à 10 ans
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 Painting: A Splash of Colour (Ages 6 to 10)

Saturday Art Smarts
Painting: A Splash of Colour (Ages 6 to 10)

Saturdays, 18 January – 7 March 2020 Classes & Workshops

Take your painting skills to the next level as we push the limits of artmaking with watercolours, acrylics and oil paints.

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
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Painting: A Splash of Colour (Ages 10 to 14)

Saturday Art Smarts
Painting: A Splash of Colour (Ages 10 to 14)

Saturdays, 18 January – 7 March 2020 Classes & Workshops

Take your painting skills to the next level as we push the limits of artmaking with watercolours, acrylics and oil paints.

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
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Mad Science

Power Art PA Day
Mad Science

Friday 31 January 2020 Classes & Workshops

Transforming our Education Centre into a laboratory, we will spend the day mixing science and art to make all kinds of exciting discoveries.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Paint Party

Power Art PA Day
Paint Party

Friday 14 February 2020 Classes & Workshops

Spend the day with friends doing what you love best—painting! The Education Centre will be bumping with upbeat tunes for participants to paint along to and an art buffet set up with all the supplies one could ever dream of.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Over the Moon (Ages 10 to 14)

March Break Art Camps
Over the Moon (Ages 10 to 14)

9 – 13 March 2020 Day camps

Experience outer space without leaving the neighbourhood! Come to Oakville Galleries and embark upon intergalactic space travel through sculpture, drawing and painting projects that will see participants create rocket ships, constellations and glowing planets.

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
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Over the Moon (Ages 6 to 10)

March Break Art Camps
Over the Moon (Ages 6 to 10)

9 – 13 March 2020 Day camps

Experience outer space without leaving the neighbourhood! Come to Oakville Galleries and embark upon intergalactic space travel through sculpture, drawing and painting projects that will see participants create rocket ships, constellations and glowing planets.

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
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Myths, Legends & Heroes (Ages 6 to 10)

March Break Art Camps
Myths, Legends & Heroes (Ages 6 to 10)

16 – 20 March 2020 Day camps

This camp is the stuff of legends! Participants will learn about an array of storied myths and fables and then explore the furthest reaches of their imaginations to create their own.

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
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Les mythes, légendes et héros

Congé de mars

Du 16 au 20 mars 2020 Day camps

Ce camp est fait de légendes ! Les participants vont apprendre à propos de plusieurs mythes et fables legendaires et après ils vont explorer leurs imaginations pour créer leur propre création.

  • De 6 à 12 ans
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Myths, Legends & Heroes (Ages 10 to 14)

March Break Art Camps
Myths, Legends & Heroes (Ages 10 to 14)

16 – 20 March 2020 Day camps

This camp is the stuff of legends! Participants will learn about an array of storied myths and fables and then explore the furthest reaches of their imaginations to create their own.

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
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Printmaking: Out of Print (Ages 6 to 10)

Saturday Art Smarts
Printmaking: Out of Print (Ages 6 to 10)

Saturdays, 11 April – 30 May 2020 Classes & Workshops

Discover the world of prints! Participants will explore a wide variety of printmaking strategies to make—and remake—images of their own creation. Techniques covered will include carving, block printing and silkscreening.

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
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Printmaking: Out of Print (Ages 10 to 14)

Saturday Art Smarts
Printmaking: Out of Print (Ages 10 to 14)

Saturdays, 11 April – 30 May 2020 Classes & Workshops

Discover the world of prints! Participants will explore a wide variety of printmaking strategies to make—and remake—images of their own creation. Techniques covered will include carving, block printing and silkscreening.

  • Ages 6 to 10 and 10 to 14
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Coming to Life

Power Art PA Day
Coming to Life

Monday 27 April 2020 Classes & Workshops

Bring your imagination to life with this stop-motion workshop! Participants will build characters out of modeling clay, then pose and photograph them one small movement at a time.

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Making Waves

Power Art PA Day
Making Waves

Friday 5 June 2020 Classes & Workshops

Spend the day down by the lake! Learning how to create floating sculptures, boats and other water-friendly crafts, participants will venture out to the ponds of Gairloch Gardens to test their creations (weather permitting!).

  • Ages 6 to 10
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Fête de peinture

Journées pédagogiques pouvoir de l'art
Fête de peinture

vendredi 12 juin 2020 Classes & Workshops

Le centre d'éducation va avoir de la musique entrainante pour que les participants puissent peinturer au rythme de la musique.

  • De 6 à 10 ans
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