community programs

Giggles & Galleries

8 February 2019

Bring your little one to Central Branch for a one-hour art experience with Oakville Galleries and the Oakville Public Library!

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Family Art Workshop

18 November 2018

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a free art workshop inspired by David Hartt's exhibition. Take in a brief tour of the show, then drop by the Education Centre to help us make a stop motion animation!

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Tree Trinkets

16 November 2018

Join us at Downtown Oakville's Pop Up Market for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! In this drop-in workshop, children and their families will be guided by one of Oakville Galleries' art instructors to create sparkling trinkets to hang on trees all year round.

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Autumn Harvest: Spooky Slime

13 October 2018

Join us at Autumn Harvest in Towne Square for festive fall activities designed for the whole family. Oakville Galleries will host a free drop-in slime-making workshop for those who love the creepier side of the season.

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Family Art Workshop

26 August 2018

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for an exhibition tour and hands-on art activity inspired by the works in our summer exhibition An Assembly of Shapes.

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Midnight Madness: Night Vision

13 July 2018

Join art instructors from Oakville Galleries for a free drop-in art activity at Midnight Madness!

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Oakville Children's Festival

8 July 2018

Drop by Oakville Galleries' booth at the Oakville Children's Festival to make your own hand-pressed buttons!

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day: Sticker Station

3 June 2018

Join Oakville Galleries at the YMCA of Oakville's Healthy Kids Day to make artwork that you can stick wherever you want!

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Family Art Workshop

27 May 2018

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a free art workshop inspired by the work of Nadia Belerique. A parent or guardian must accompany children for the duration of their visit.

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Family Open Studio

17 March 2018

As part of Belong Oakville—a new community-wide event organized by the Oakville Community Foundation—Oakville Galleries is opening its Education Centre for an afternoon of family friendly art activities.

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DIY Ceramic Pin Workshop

4 March 2018

Try your hand at ceramics with Janet Hinkle of Hinkleville Handmade. This afternoon pin-making workshop will cover the basics of hand-building with clay.

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Family Art Workshop

19 February 2018

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a short exhibition tour and hands-on art activity inspired by the work of Allison Katz.

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Family Art Workshop

1 October 2017

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for a short exhibition tour and hands-on art activity inspired by the work of FASTWÜRMS.

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The Art Market

12 August 2017

The Art Market returns to the Oakville Farmers' Market this summer! Children and their families are invited to create works of art amongst the hustle and bustle of the Market.

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Family Art Workshop

23 July 2017

Bring the whole family to Oakville Galleries for an exhibition tour and hands-on art activity inspired by the artworks in our summer exhibition.

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Midnight Madness: Night Vision

14 July 2017

Join our art instructors for a free drop-in art workshop at Midnight Madness! Children will be guided in the production of sculptures to enhance their night vision so they experience all the city sights in the middle of the night.

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Family Art Workshop

23 April 2017

Learn how to turn a sock into a soft sculpture sea creature. Drop by for a tour of Cosima von Bonin's ocean-themed works, then join us in our studio to create “socktopus" sculptures.

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Downtown Oakville Bunny Hop

15 April 2017

Hop on over to Oakville Galleries' art table to make a sweet souvenir of springtime!

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Family Art Workshop

20 February 2017

This Family Day, join our animateurs for a free exhibition tour and hands-on art activity inspired by the work of Etel Adnan.

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Tree Trinkets

18 November 2016

Join us at Downtown Oakville's Pop Up Market for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Children and their families will be guided by one of our art instructors to create sparkling trinkets to hang on trees all year round.

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Family Art Workshop

2 October 2016

Drop by Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens for a short exhibition tour and free mobile-making art activity inspired by the work of Zin Taylor.

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The Art Market

24 September 2016

The Art Market returns to the Oakville Farmers' Market this summer! Children and their families are invited to create works of art amongst the hustle and bustle of the Market.

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TD Oakville Jazz Festival

6 August 2016

Get into the groove! Create your own music with Oakville Galleries as our art instructors teach kids how to make artworks that produce sounds.

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Midnight Madness: Art in the Dark

15 July 2016

Come by the Family Fun Zone at Midnight Madness and join our art in the dark challenge!

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Oakville Children's Festival

10 July 2016

Grab your passport and your portmanteau for a fantastic journey through the Oakville Children's Festival! Our art instructors will show you how to make your very own travel gear.

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day: Painting Party

1 May 2016

Kids of all ages are invited to join Oakville Galleries at the YMCA for a free painting party!

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Points of Entry Exhibition

6 February – 21 February 2016

This February, Oakville Galleries will present Points of Entry, an exhibition of artworks made by local seniors living with dementia.

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Creative Futures

17 February 2016

This roundtable discussion will offer an open forum to discuss living with dementia, and the benefits of arts engagement for seniors of all ages, abilities and diagnoses.

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Tell Me A Story: Bookmaking Workshop

15 February 2016

This Family Day, kids are invited to bring their grandparents to a special bookmaking workshop hosted by Oakville Galleries at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.

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Points of Entry

December 2015 to January 2016

Designed especially for seniors with dementia and their caregivers, this weekly program is open to art lovers and art amateurs alike!

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Open Book

26 & 27 September 2015

Learn about the past, present and future of Oakville Galleries and take part in a family-friendly, book-themed art workshop this weekend.

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The Art Market

5 September 2015

In this drop-in program, participants and their families will be guided by one of Oakville Galleries' art instructors to create and trade works of art amongst the hustle and bustle of the Farmers' Market.

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Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival: Art Improv

8 August 2015

Drop by our table at the TD Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival for some improvisational art fun!

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Midnight Madness: Future Town

17 July 2015

Come by the Kids Zone at Midnight Madness and join in on the art-making fun! Families are invited to imagine the Oakville of the future and work collaboratively to draw and paint large-scale murals under the guidance of Oakville Galleries' art instructors.

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Oakville Children's Festival: The Imaginary Playground Project

19 July 2015

Test the limits of your imagination! Oakville Galleries will be experimenting with possible configurations for a playground at this year's Children's Festival.

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day: Art in the Park

7 June 2015

Kids of all ages are invited to join Oakville Galleries at the YMCA for a free art workshop!

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Family Art Workshop

16 February 2015

This Family Day, parents and children are invited to join artists from Oakville Galleries for a free printmaking workshop at Joshua's Creek Arenas.

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Site Scope

In the early 2000s the town of Oakville was looking closely at itself. To offer local residents fresh ways to appreciate their built environment, Oakville Galleries launched a public programming initiative entitled Site Scope.

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