PROGRAMS

ARTbus: Exhibition Tour

ARTbus: Exhibition Tour

Saturday 25 September 2021, 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 Art Gallery of York University, and Oakville Galleries.

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Virtual Exhibition Tour

Virtual Exhibition Tour

Thursday 14 October 2021, 6:00 pm Talks & Events

Join us over Zoom for a free virtual exhibition tour led by Oakville Galleries' Assistant Curator, Theresa Wang.

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Family Art Workshop

Family Art Workshop

Saturday 16 October 2021, 11:00 am–12:30 pm At the Galleries

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a free art workshop inspired by the works seen in our fall exhibition Two Truths and a Lie.

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One On One: Virtual Artist Feedback Sessions

One On One: Artist Feedback Sessions

Saturday 16 October 2021, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Talks & Events

One On One is a resource for local artists interested in professional input into their practice. Artists in the Halton region are invited to book a 30-minute virtual visit with one of Oakville Galleries' curators, in which they can present their work; discuss ideas in development; request feedback on their portfolios, CVs or artist statements; or otherwise seek input into their artistic or career development.

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Surrealism & Dreams

Oakville Public Library Little Artists Series
Surrealism & Dreams

20 October 2021, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm Online

Join us as we use our imaginations to create artworks that are out of this world! In this workshop, kids will be introduced to Surrealism, artists such as Salvador Dali, and will learn about using the extraordinary ideas we have in our dreams as the inspiration for the stories we tell through our drawings. The second-half of the workshop will include stories connecting to the theme of the day.

  • Ages 4 to 7
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Saturday Art Classes

Saturday Art Classes

Saturdays, 23 October – 27 November 2021 At the Galleries

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 6 to 12
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Artist Talk: Jin-me Yoon and Donna James

Artist Talk

Thursday 28 October 2021, 5:00 pm Talks & Events

Artists Donna James and Jin-me Yoon, whose works are featured in our fall exhibition, both focus on the relationship between quotidian, individual histories and dominant discourses about identity. Join Yoon and James in conversation as they unpack their works in the exhibition and discuss the ways in which image-making devices can tackle complex topics of memory, place, and history.

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Creative Writing Workshop with Fan Wu

Creative Writing Workshop with Fan Wu

Sunday 14 November 2021, 1:00 pm Courses & Workshops

Expanding on the themes in Two Truths and a Lie, poet and translator Fan Wu hosts a free, one-day creative writing workshop rethinking deceit beyond its traditional contexts of betrayal and bad intention.

  • Ages 18+
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Whimsical Vincent Van Gogh

Oakville Public Library Little Artists Series
Whimsical Vincent Van Gogh

17 November 2021, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm Online

Let's explore a world of colours and swirls as kids are introduced to post-impressionism and the artist Vincent Van Gogh. This workshop will include a colouring activity teaching blending and shading colours to capture a whimsical landscape scene outside our windows or from our imaginations. The second-half of the workshop will include stories connecting to the theme of the day.

  • Ages 4 to 7
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Online Youth Zine Workshop

Online Youth Zine Workshop

Sunday 28 November 2021, 11:00am – 12:00pm Online

Oakville Galleries is excited to offer a free art workshop where we learn to make our own zines! In conjunction with Two Truths and a Lie, come join us on Zoom as we learn about how art can explore self-expression, stories, real or fictional, and most importantly, creativity!

  • Ages 11+
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Colour Creation

Oakville Public Library Little Artists Series
Colour Creation

15 December 2021, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm Online

Join us as we explore images through colour! Kids will be introduced to the colour field painting movement and artists such as Helen Frankenthaler and Mark Rothko as we create abstract artworks, layering colours to invent new ones. The second-half of the workshop will include stories connecting to the theme of the day.

  • Ages 4 to 7
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