Monday, February 29, 2016

Artist Talk with Michéle Karch-Ackerman: Wednesday March 9 @7pm

Join exhibiting artist Michéle Karch-Ackerman,
Wednesday, March 9 as she talks about
the Domestic Acts of Love.

Michéle's work aims to comfort those who are hurting, those who are lost, and those who are forgotten.

Join us at 7pm, admission is free, and all are welcome!









Friday, February 26, 2016

Volunteer Committee General Meeting: From Stocks to Teapots: Special Talk by the Design Exchange THIS Sunday!

THIS Sunday! 

Join us for a special talk by Tara Akitt and Brigitte Huard of the Design Exchange Tara and Brigitte will take us through the history and permanent collection of Canada's only design museum.

Admission is free, and all are welcome!



March Break 2016: Some Spots still remain!

What are you doing for March Break? We're going to be painting, printmaking, using clay, creating collage and found object art! Join us for one day, or spend the week and save!







MARCH BREAK 2016


MARCH 14– 18, 2016 

Single Class: 
members $18/ non-members $22 

Clay Day*: 
Members $22/ Non-Members $24 

Whole Week: 
members $80/ non-members $96 


MINI MAKER MORNINGS 

For ages 5 – 8 years 
9:30am – 12:00 pm 

Children will learn important skills and work with a variety of materials while exploring a new theme each day! Exciting projects will challenge and entertain students. 

AVID ARTIST AFTERNOONS 

For ages 8 –12 years 
1:30pm – 4:00 pm 

Students will learn techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media, while being taught about art and artists. Each day will cover new ideas, artists and skills. 

Monday: Painting 
Tuesday: Printmaking 
Wednesday: Clay* 
Thursday: Collage & Book Arts 
Friday: Found Object Sculpture


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR


Julie Wurtele has studied Fine Art in England, UK and Dundas Valley School of Art, Ontario.  She regularly exhibits her work in galleries an juried shows across Ontario.   She is a member of the Burlington Fine Arts Association and an art teacher for the Oakville Art Society, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery as well as an independent instructor for 
private clients.  Classes include drawing, painting, abstraction, colour theory, collage, wood engraving, clay crafts, card making, jewellery and floral arranging.

She has developed a unique teaching method using shapes and symbols children and adults can relate to, breaking the project down step by step and encouraging the development of individual styles.  She believes anyone can learn to be a great artist.  She teaches art and crafts from kindergarten to seniors in various locations across the GTA, runs children’s birthday art parties, ladies paint nights and offers private art therapy to children and adults.  


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Leather Pouch Creations March 5th!

Looking to create something different? Join artist & educator Crystal Zettel for Leather Pouch Creations! This afternoon workshop is sure to inspire!





Using simple sewing techniques, participants will make a leather pouch. Perfect for the beginner or students interested in furthering their skills. 

A materials fee of $10 payable to the instructor at the start of class will cover a personal kit containing leather, needle and sinew. 
Participants may bring their own scissors, but will also be on hand.

Monday, February 22, 2016

From Stocks to Teapots: Special Talk by the Design Exchange!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery cordially invites you to our next Volunteer Commitee General Meeting!

Join us Sunday, February 28th for a special talk with
Brigitte Huard and Tara Akitt from the Design Exchange!






Brigitte and Tara will talk about the programming, exhibitions and general operations of the Design Exchange, while giving us a special look at the permanent collection of Canada's only design museum!  Admission is free, and all are welcome!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Art House Cafe Lecture Series TONIGHT at 7pm!

TONIGHT!

Join us at 7pm for our Art House Cafe Lecture Series with Manon Gaudet! Manon's talk titled: "There is always tea and cakes: Negotiating Female Settler and Indigenous Identity in the Domestic Sphere" examines a collection of Plains Indigenous beadwork acquired in Regina, Saskatchewan between 1918 and 1947.

Admission is FREE, RSVP to reserve a seat!
gpag@grimsby.ca
(905) 945-3246







About Manon Gaudet:


Manon Gaudet is a second year MA student in Art History at Carleton University. Her thesis interrogates issues of gender, race and settler-colonialism in the Mary Weekes collection of Indigenous beadwork at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. She has previously worked as a summer research assistant in WWII-era provenance at the Smithsonian Institution and spent the past summer interning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the department of American Decorative Arts.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Upcoming Courses, Workshops and March Break!

Join us and bring your creativity with you.  There’s something for just about everyone with our Courses & Workshops!





KIDS

THE ART CLUB
Natalie Armistead
Ages 5-8
Sundays: February 21 -March 6
2pm-4pm
3 Sessions
$30 Members/$40 Non-Members

Each week students will create a project in a different media! Make friends and learn valuable skills in a creative and fun environment. Students will learn the basics of fundamental art  practices and media while creating exciting works of art over the course of 3 sessions.


MARCH BREAK 2016

Single Class: 
members $18/ non-members $22 

Clay Day*: 
Members $22/ Non-Members $24 

Whole Week: 
members $80/ non-members $96 


MINI MAKER MORNINGS 

For ages 5 – 8 years 
9:30am – 12:00 pm 

Children will learn important skills and work with a variety of materials while exploring a new theme each day! Exciting projects will challenge and entertain students. 

AVID ARTIST AFTERNOONS 

For ages 8 –12 years 
1:30pm – 4:00 pm 

Students will learn techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media, while being taught about art and artists. Each day will cover new ideas, artists and skills. 

Monday: Painting 
Tuesday: Printmaking 
Wednesday: Clay* 
Thursday: Collage & Book Arts 
Friday: Found Object Sculpture






ADULTS


INTRODUCTION TO ENCAUSTIC
With Jan Yates
Saturdays: February 13- February  27
1pm-4pm
3 Sessions
$55 Members/$65 Non-Members
Individual Session
$25 Members/$35 Non-Members

Encaustic mixes dry and oil pigments in hot beeswax.  Jan Yates has been working in encaustic for over 15 years and will share techniques including image transfer, collage, colour, glazing, layering, relief, and drawing. 
Open to those with no previous art-making experience as well as returning artists who want to further explore this alluring and tactile medium. A materials fee of $15 payable to the  instructor at the beginning of class will cover the cost of wax, tools and pigment. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
http://www.janyates.com/



COSTUMED LIFE-DRAWING 
(No Instructor) 
Thursdays: February 25 –March 31
6pm-9pm
6 Sessions
$70 Members/ $80 non-members

This six session course will offer participants the opportunity to work from a model in costume.  As with our regular Open Studio format, quick studies to extended poses will be explored. Artists are free to choose their own media. 

No materials are provided by the gallery.



LEATHER POUCH CREATIONS
With Crystal Zettel
Saturday, March 5, 2016
1:30pm-4:30pm
1 Session
$25 Members/ $35 non-members

Using simple sewing techniques, participants will make a leather pouch. Perfect for the beginner or students interested in furthering their skills. 
A materials fee of $15 payable to the instructor at the start of class will cover a personal kit containing leather, crystals, porcupine quills and hair clip.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Art House Café Lecture Series February 19!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery proudly presents its fourth season of the Art House Café Lecture Series!

Join us February 19 at 7pm, as Manon Gaudet presents: 

There is always tea and cakes: 
Negotiating Female Settler and 
Indigenous Identity in the Domestic Sphere


Admission is FREE, RSVP to reserve a seat!



Read about Manon below!







Manon’s talk examines a collection of Plains Indigenous beadwork acquired in Regina, Saskatchewan between 1918 and 1947. The collector, Mary Weekes, was a trained nurse and an author of various magazine articles, adult and children’s books, and short stories on a wide-range of subjects. Concentrating on the domestic space of the home as the site of acquisition, this talk proposes that a consideration of the exchange of female labour can script an alternative narrative of early twentieth century ethnographic collecting.

Manon Gaudet is a second year MA student in Art History at Carleton University. Her thesis interrogates issues of gender, race and settler-colonialism in the Mary Weekes collection of Indigenous beadwork at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. She has previously worked as a summer research assistant in WWII-era provenance at the Smithsonian Institution and spent the past summer interning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the department of American Decorative Arts.







Friday, February 05, 2016

Call for Contract Instructors (Visual Arts)

Deadline for Application: Monday, February 15th, 2016. 

Our need for instructors is immediate, so applications will be considered as they arrive. 
Applications will continue to be accepted and considered for future opportunities 

Start Date: March 2, 2016 (and ongoing)

Wage: $25/hr 

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery has an immediate and ongoing need for occasional contract art instructors to teach in-school and in-gallery children’s art classes on an ‘as needed ‘basis. This is an excellent opportunity for artists and educators experienced in teaching visual art concepts and techniques to children. A flexible schedule during school hours and access to transportation is beneficial. 

MAJOR DUTIES: 

-Delivers / teaches workshops to students of various ages both in school and in gallery. Responsible for preparation, set up and clean up before and after programmes 
-Prepares workshops and lesson plans for basic programmes and specialized workshops as requested, including developing workshop material resources (such as examples, worksheets, digital presentations) and preparing activities. 
-Organizes structure of workshops, including material to be provided in order to present the lesson 
-Monitors progress of students, provides assistance and encouragement, and paces workshop to meet students’ needs. 
-Collaborate on developing possible themes and art-making activities 
-Maintain inventory for art-making supplies. 
-Maintain clear communication with internal staff. 


QUALIFICATIONS: 

The ideal candidate will be a post-secondary graduate in Fine Arts, Art History, Art Education, Education or a related discipline with a good understanding of contemporary visual arts. A minimum of 1 year teaching experience, preferably in a not-for-profit arts organization is expected. This experience will consist primarily of delivering hands-on art activities for children and adults. He/she will possess effective written communication skills and the ability to maintain confidential information. He/she must be computer literate, highly motivated, able to work with minimal supervision, and able to organize and plan for current and future programs simultaneously. This position will require travel to off-site locations. 
A Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required prior to any in-class sessions being delivered 


Qualified applicants please send your resume: 

Chris O’Hoski 
Education & Media Coordinator 
Grimsby Public Art Gallery 
18 Carnegie Lane 
Grimsby, Ontario 
L3M1Y1 

Or email 

cohoski@grimsby.ca 


The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is committed to developing a diverse team and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply