Thursday, June 06, 2013

Summer 2013 Courses and Workshops at the GPAG


Painting, printmaking, clay, collage, sculpture, book arts, mixed media, found object art and so much more! Children will learn important skills while exploring a new fun and educational theme each week. These exciting projects are sure to challenge and entertain students all Summer long!

Mini Makers Mornings
For ages 5-8 years; 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Avid Artists Afternoons
For ages 8-12 years;1:30 pm- 4:00 pm

*please note the All Day Arts & Letters camp has different times

Week 1: July 15 - 19
Circus Week: Under The Big Top!
Regular 1/2 day:
Members $80 / Non-members $96
Calling all little ringmasters! Clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and stunt artists are all waiting to come to life through a variety of spectacular art projects you will make during this fun-filled-week!

Week 2:July 22 – 26
Space Invaders!
Regular 1/2 day:
Members $80 / Non-members $96
Kids in spaaace! This is the week for all the little space cadets out there who love looking up at the night sky, counting stars, finding constellations and dreaming about the Milky Way. Learn about the cosmos through art, and maybe run into an alien or two along the way!

Week 3: July 29 – August 2
Wild Animal Safari
Regular 1/2 day:
Members $80 / Non-members $96
What kid doesn’t love animals? For those students with an equal love of wildlife and the Arts, this week will explore the captivating world of zoology through works of art inspired by their favourite beasts!

*Week 4: August 6 - 9 (no class Monday)
Arts & Letters
For Ages 5 - 8 years
9:00am - 3:30pm
Extended care is available for an additional $30 
Extended care begins at 8:30am and ends at 5:00pm
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Grimsby Public Library invite your little Book Worms to come explore the wonderful world of books and book-related arts. Through an exciting combination of literacy and creativity, students will create artworks and stories to share!

Week 5: August 12 - 16
Earth Week: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse!
Members $80 / Non-members $96
Don’t throw it out, make it into Art! Students will be amazed to discover the infinite creative     possibilities of every day objects, all you need is imagination and a love of nature! Be Green and grow through the Arts!

Week 6: August 19 - 23
Fantasy Art Week
Regular 1/2 day:
Members $80 / Non-members $96
In a land far, far away, on a street named Carnegie Lane, brave heroes and crafty villains will gather to  create wondrous works inspired by legends and myths of old. This is the perfect week for Fantasy-loving students!

Week 7: August 26 - 30
Deep Sea Adventures
Regular 1/2 day:
Members $80 / Non-members $96
Yarrr mateys! What fascinating creatures and lost treasures lie at the bottom of the ocean? Students will explore the watery depths through art projects inspired by sea life, ship wrecks, mythological creatures and much more!


From Words to Image to Music
With George Brasovan
Sunday July 7 from 2 - 4 pm
Ages 14 +
This course takes the participants through a creative process starting with a sentence (statement) leading to a story  to poetry/lyrics to images (graphics/video) and music. The final product will consists of a multimedia project assembled and edited on computer to be taken home at the end of the course in the DVD format. The course aims to provide a creative environment in which the participants can feel free to express themselves as a group or individually and learn how to create content and links in various media and how to use available user-friendly technology to bring it all together. The full course was recently part of a project involving students, teachers and parents in Toronto. Titled "Project Discovery" it received a number of awards including the 'Prime Minister Award for Teaching Excellence".  
Free Information Session.
Please call 905-945-3246 to reserve a seat.


Summer Painting in a Grimsby Garden
With Jan Yates
Sunday, August 18 from 1:30 - 4:30pm
Join us as we revel in the heady scent, sound and colour of a summer garden. This afternoon workshop is enjoyable for those with minimal art-making experience as well as more seasoned artists. We will paint on location Monet style -‘en plein-air’. In inclement weather work will progress in the studio with fresh flowers as inspiration. Sessions are in oil or acrylic and a materials list will be provided upon registration.
Jan Yates is an award winning Canadian artist whose primary focus is to work directly from the land. As a seasoned educator, participants find her workshops to be informative, inspiring, stimulating and rewarding.
$25 members / $35 non–members

Necklace and Earring Set Workshop
With Crystal Zettel
Sunday  (1 session)
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm  
Using basic wirework techniques, participants will make a beautiful Y drop necklace and      earring set. Perfect for the beginner or students interested in  furthering their skills. A materials fee of $20 payable to the  instructor at the start of class will cover a personal kit containing Chinese crystals and fresh   water pearls and your choice of gold plated or silver plated tone findings (please notify your preference upon registration). Students must bring: scissors, flat nose and round nose flush cutters.
$25 members / $35 non–members

Hardcover Japanese Stab Book
BeetleBarrow Books
Saturday, July 27 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
This style of bookbinding comes from Japan and features a both decorative and functional binding stitch that is exposed on the front cover.  It binds together sheets of unfolded 8.5” x 11” paper that are either blank or already have something on them: pages of photographs, poets can bind their writing for loved ones; Maids of Honour can create a personalized guest book; moms can bind together their child's artwork. Walk away with a beautiful book with a touch of the east. All the materials are included in the cost of the workshop and all the tools are provided. You can visit and view the gallery and workshops link (on the right).
Members $80/ Non-members $90

Please register early to avoid disappointment! Spaces are limited.

All gallery programs are subject to minimum and maximum registration. Payment is required 7 days after the date of registration to ensure a spot. Classes are subject to change. Cancellations require 7 days notice to receive a full refund. The gallery is not responsible for missed classes, and does not pro-rate classes. 

Thank you for supporting the Arts in your community!

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