Friday, August 11, 2017

Call for Artists: The Doors of Creativity!



Open the door to your creative self!  Artists of all skill levels are invited to decorate an old door to be displayed on the Gallery grounds during Doors Open Grimsby 2017. 
Our goal is to have 8 -10 doors on display on 
September 23rd, plus one or two that will be painted during that day as a community art project.   Viewers will be able to vote for their favourite door – one lucky (and talented) artist will receive the Golden Knob award! 

Doors will be sold by silent auction at the end of the day. Individual and group projects are welcome, and yes! we can provide a door for you to work with. 

For more information or to register your project 
please contact the Gallery
905-945-3246 or gpag@grimsby.ca

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Designing Canadian Art Camp!

Get ready for GPAG's next exciting art camp, Designing Canadian! 

Re-create and design your own Canadian banknotes, postcards, postage stamps and passports! This fun filled week will look at Canadian History hands on, while creating some exciting projects to help celebrate Canada 150!





Friday, July 21, 2017

We Want to hear from You! Help us complete a short online survey

We Want to hear from You!





Help us better serve our community by completing a short survey at
before September 10, 2017.  You can access the survey at the Gallery with assistance if needed.

Three respondents will win a choice of:


A GPAG Membership, kid’s birthday party or a Gift Shop Certificate.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Special Skills Summer Art Program!

The Special Skills Summer Art Program is a series of free demonstrations and workshops for teens and adults. SSSAP will provide participants with accessible and hands-on learning about the specific media and techniques of practicing artists.
Demonstrations are open to the public on a drop-in basis. No registration is required.
Call, email, or stop by the gallery to register for a workshop at least 7 days before it is scheduled. The number of spots in each workshop is limited.



SPECIAL SUMMER SKILLS ART PROGRAM!
FREE Demos and Workshops for Adults and Teens


DEMONSTRATIONS

The 100 Mile-Diet for the Fibre Artist
Sun July 9, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Chandra Rice will be eco-printing as she prepares for her August 2017 exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery.
Free 


Grimsby Mud
Sun July 23, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Nicole Clouston will be sculpting with the mud and microbes that surround Grimsby Public Art Gallery.
Free 


Gardening for Artistic Applications
Sun July 30, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Paul Chartrand will be demonstrating how plants fit within an art-making context of functional sculpture, installation, and social engagement.
Free 


WORKSHOPS

Eco-Printing
Wed July 19, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Chandra Rice

Learn how to use rusts, tannins, and plant material to print on cloth while making art that will be shown in Chandra Rice’s August 2017 exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery. If you would like to take something home, bring 2-3 pieces of cloth made of 100% natural materials (e.g. a white cotton tshirt, a piece of silk, or a linen tea towel) and a handful of rusty objects such as nuts, bolts, tin cans, or wire.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Mud, Microbes, and Sculpture
Wed July 26, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Nicole Clouston
Create a sculpture that uses mud as a medium in order to explore the life within it and your connection to it. Participants will collect mud from the area surrounding Grimsby Public Art Gallery and place it into clear tubes along with nutrients that support microbial growth. When exposed to light, the microbial life within the sculptures will begin to grow, and with time, form vibrant marbling across the surface. Nicole Clouston will also discuss the relationship between humans, our broader ecology, and microbial life. Dress for the weather and playing with mud.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Metal Forming and Assemblage
Sat July 29, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Artist Floyd Elzinga

Work with steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, aluminum sheet, and mesh to learn basic forming, assemblage, and fastening techniques.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Hydroponics for Creative Practice
Wed August 2, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Paul Chartrand

Create your own soil-less gardening system using recycled materials. Paul Chartrand will present some of his past projects and discuss how to implement hydroponics in an art-making context of functional sculpture, installation, and social engagement.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Wet Felting
Wed August 16, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Tammy Jane Lepp

Learn how to wet felt wool textiles. You will leave with a completed felt piece as well as the confidence and ability to continue to explore this medium at home or in your studio. Please bring a towel because this is soggy, soapy business. All other materials will be provided.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Soapstone Carving
Wed August 23, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Kevin Yates

Learn the basics of carving in soft stone using a variety of small hand tools. Participants will design and carve in response to the dimensions of rough pieces of stone in order to explore dynamic forms and contrasting surface textures.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Land Art
Sun August 27, 2017 11am - 4:30pm
Artist Jan Yates

After a presentation by Jan Yates, participants will work outdoors with whatever comes to hand - twigs, leaves, stones, litter, seeds, and flowers - in order to create transitory works of art. Some of the documentation of these works will be featured in Jan Yates’ September 2017 exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Dress for the weather as participants will be working outdoors, rain or shine.


Free - Pre-Registration required.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Designing Canadian Art Camp!

Get ready for GPAG's next exciting art camp, Designing Canadian!
This week will feature all things Canadian!





DESIGNING CANADIAN
AUGUST 8-11 (SHORT WEEK)
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$65 MEMBERS/75 NON-MEMBERS
Register  at the Gallery 

Re-create and design your own Canadian banknotes, postcards, postage stamps and passports! This fun filled week will look at Canadian History hands on, while creating some exciting projects to help celebrate Canada 150!

Relief Printmaking: This Sunday!

Join us this Sunday for Relief Printmaking: The Forest and the Trees! This Special Summer Skills program is completely free, and all materials are provided. Register while you can! gpag@grimsby.ca



Relief printing involves carving into a block of linoleum or softoleum to create negative and positive space. Carving removes the whites (negative space) around the image. We’ll start the workshop with a discussion of what imagery works best with this style of printmaking, what inks and papers work best and where to obtain supplies. Students are encouraged to bring their own imagery for inspiration. Printing will be done on paper that is 5”x7” with a hand brayer, rice spoon or using a portable printing press. Students will get the opportunity to experiment with different colours of ink on traditional Western and Japanese papers. All materials are supplied.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

We Want to Hear from You! Help us by completing an online survey!

We Want to hear from You!





Help us better serve our community by completing a short survey at
before September 10, 2017.  You can access the survey at the Gallery with assistance if needed.

Three respondents will win a choice of:
A GPAG Membership, kid’s birthday party or a Gift Shop Certificate.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Discovering Trees Art Camp!

Join us for a week inspired by our current exhibition The Forest and the Trees.  Students will explore the exhibition and create projects based on the show.  This fun filled week will look at Landscapes, botanical art and much more!

DISCOVERING TREES
JULY 17-21 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register  at the Gallery 


Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Special Summer Skills Art Program!

The Special Skills Summer Art Program is a series of free demonstrations and workshops for teens and adults. SSSAP will provide participants with accessible and hands-on learning about the specific media and techniques of practicing artists.
Demonstrations are open to the public on a drop-in basis. No registration is required.
Call, email, or stop by the gallery to register for a workshop at least 7 days before it is scheduled. The number of spots in each workshop is limited.



SPECIAL SUMMER SKILLS ART PROGRAM!
FREE Demos and Workshops for Adults and Teens


DEMONSTRATIONS

The 100 Mile-Diet for the Fibre Artist
Sun July 9, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Chandra Rice will be eco-printing as she prepares for her August 2017 exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery.
Free 


Grimsby Mud
Sun July 23, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Nicole Clouston will be sculpting with the mud and microbes that surround Grimsby Public Art Gallery.
Free 


Gardening for Artistic Applications
Sun July 30, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Paul Chartrand will be demonstrating how plants fit within an art-making context of functional sculpture, installation, and social engagement.
Free 


WORKSHOPS

Eco-Printing
Wed July 19, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Chandra Rice

Learn how to use rusts, tannins, and plant material to print on cloth while making art that will be shown in Chandra Rice’s August 2017 exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery. If you would like to take something home, bring 2-3 pieces of cloth made of 100% natural materials (e.g. a white cotton tshirt, a piece of silk, or a linen tea towel) and a handful of rusty objects such as nuts, bolts, tin cans, or wire.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Mud, Microbes, and Sculpture
Wed July 26, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Nicole Clouston
Create a sculpture that uses mud as a medium in order to explore the life within it and your connection to it. Participants will collect mud from the area surrounding Grimsby Public Art Gallery and place it into clear tubes along with nutrients that support microbial growth. When exposed to light, the microbial life within the sculptures will begin to grow, and with time, form vibrant marbling across the surface. Nicole Clouston will also discuss the relationship between humans, our broader ecology, and microbial life. Dress for the weather and playing with mud.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Metal Forming and Assemblage
Sat July 29, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Artist Floyd Elzinga

Work with steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, aluminum sheet, and mesh to learn basic forming, assemblage, and fastening techniques.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Hydroponics for Creative Practice
Wed August 2, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Paul Chartrand

Create your own soil-less gardening system using recycled materials. Paul Chartrand will present some of his past projects and discuss how to implement hydroponics in an art-making context of functional sculpture, installation, and social engagement.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Wet Felting
Wed August 16, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Tammy Jane Lepp

Learn how to wet felt wool textiles. You will leave with a completed felt piece as well as the confidence and ability to continue to explore this medium at home or in your studio. Please bring a towel because this is soggy, soapy business. All other materials will be provided.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Soapstone Carving
Wed August 23, 2017 5pm - 8pm
Artist Kevin Yates

Learn the basics of carving in soft stone using a variety of small hand tools. Participants will design and carve in response to the dimensions of rough pieces of stone in order to explore dynamic forms and contrasting surface textures.
Free - Pre-Registration required.


Land Art
Sun August 27, 2017 11am - 4:30pm
Artist Jan Yates

After a presentation by Jan Yates, participants will work outdoors with whatever comes to hand - twigs, leaves, stones, litter, seeds, and flowers - in order to create transitory works of art. Some of the documentation of these works will be featured in Jan Yates’ September 2017 exhibition at Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Dress for the weather as participants will be working outdoors, rain or shine.
Free - Pre-Registration required.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer Adult Courses & Workshops!

INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC
With Rachel Sullivan
Tuesdays: July 11-August 15
6pm-8pm
6 sessions
$70 Members/$75 Non-Members

This introductory course will guide participants through colour theory, uses of acrylic applications and creativity.  Through 6 sessions participants will be introduced to a variety of acrylic styles and concepts - perfect for a beginning painter.

*Material List to be provided upon registration





INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOUR
With Flora Hutterer
Thursdays:  July 20-August 31
6pm-8pm
6 Sessions
$70 Members/$75 Non-Members

Learn the fundamentals of playing and exploring with watercolors. Learn about the process of selecting the proper paints and brushes to get started and teaches how to blend colors to create a unique palette. The essential information provided in this class will help you learn how to apply watercolor to different surfaces and create basic shapes using fun, easy techniques.  

Material List to be provided upon registration






LEARN TRADITIONAL ABORIGINAL BEADWORK
SSSAP DEMO AND WORKSHOP
With Crystal Zettel
Sunday, July 9
1pm - 5pm
1 Session
$35 Members/$40 Non-Members

Participants will learn the sewing techniques needed to create a beautiful and functional coin purse using leather and velvet.

Additional fee of $7 for materials payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.





RELIEF PRINTMAKING: THE FOREST AND THE TREES: SSSAP WORKSHOP
With Liz Menard
Sunday, July 23
10am-4:30pm
1 Session
40 Members/$45 Non-Members

Relief printing involves carving into a block of linoleum or softoleum to create negative and positive space.  Carving removes the whites (negative space) around the image. We’ll start the workshop with a discussion of what imagery works best with this style of printmaking, what inks and papers work best and where to obtain supplies.  Students are encouraged to bring their own imagery for inspiration. Printing will be done on paper that is 5”x7” with a hand brayer, rice spoon or using a portable printing press.  Students will get the opportunity to experiment with different colours of ink on traditional Western and Japanese papers.  All materials are supplied. 

There is a $10 material fee payable to the instructor. 





*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 without prior arrangements. 


TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT THE GALLERY:


(905) 945-3246

gpag@grimsby.ca




Monday, June 26, 2017

Grimsby 150: Canada Day!



On July 1 2017 Grimsby will celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation with Grimsby 150, an activity filled day organized by Grimsby’s cultural and heritage organizations – Grimsby Historical Society, Grimsby Museum, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby Public Library and Nelles Manor Museum.

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. there will be fun and excitement for the whole family in Coronation Park and at Grimsby Museum and Nelles Manor Museum. Using the #Grimsby150 Passport discover Grimsby’s history, how to create, and much more. After your passport is stamped, the back page will be your ballot for a wonderful prize. Adult participants could win a Canadian Shield Rose developed at Vineland Research. The children’s prize will be a treasure box. A path of maple leaves will lead through the park to the Museum and Nelles Manor.

In Coronation Park the Art Gallery will organize art activities for kids. Local artists will be demonstrating pleine air or outdoor painting next to Forty Mile Creek. You will be able to learn about local and Canadian authors with the Library, and the Library and Art Gallery will help you create your own time capsule. The Historical Society will be showcasing local homes, history and genealogy. Local historian Dorothy Turcotte will be on hand from 10 a.m. – 12 noon for a book signing. On stage there will be music and also a play written by Rudy Janet Powell.

The Museum will host a carnival with games. Costumed actors will be talking about Grimsby’s connection to international events throughout the day. There will also be a photo contest of your #Grimsby150 where shutterbugs can submit their pictures of Grimsby in the year 2017. The Lion’s Club will be holding a BBQ at the museum as well.

Nelles Manor Museum will highlight the life and times of one of the original “The Forty” families. There will be a self-guided tour through the manor; you never know who you will find in the rooms! Fun and games will be on the front lawn.

At 12 noon, officials will ring the Town Bell at the Museum. Many churches will also be ringing their bells. All residents, even those not at the event, are encouraged to open your doors and ring your bells at home or listen to sound of the town. After the bells will be the singing of O Canada.

Each location will have a photo op so use the #Grimsby150 to show your photos.

Throughout the day items from #Grimsby150 will be collected for a time capsule. The capsule will be presented to the Museum on December 31st at the New Year bell ringing for safe keeping until 2042 Canada’s 175th anniversary.

For more information contact Grimsby150@gmail.com; Facebook Grimsby150 or Instagram #Grimsby150.

Monday, June 19, 2017

It's About Time! Time Capsule Workshop


Summer Art Camps!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is excited to announce our line-up of Art Camps this Summer!


GPAG HALF-DAY CAMPS

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! 


DISCOVERING TREES
JULY 17-21 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register  at the Gallery 


Join us for a week inspired by our current exhibition The Forest and the Trees.  Students will explore the exhibition and create projects based on the show.  This fun filled week will look at Landscapes, botanical art and much more!






DESIGNING CANADIAN
AUGUST 8-11 (SHORT WEEK)
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$65 MEMBERS/75 NON-MEMBERS
Register  at the Gallery 

Re-create and design your own Canadian banknotes, postcards, postage stamps and passports! This fun filled week will look at Canadian History hands on, while creating some exciting projects to help celebrate Canada 150!






FOLLOWING THE GROUP OF SEVEN
AUGUST 14-18 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register  at the Gallery 

Explore and learn about Canadian Art icons from Carmichael to Varley during this fun and eye-opening camp! Inspired by works and adventures of this famous group of creatives, campers will draw, paint, print, build and mix it all up in an art-making journey across our beautiful country. 





Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Xtracurricular 2017: Thank You!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery wants to thank the teachers and students at Blessed Trinity, Heritage Christian and Grimsby Secondary School. Without you, we would not have Xtracurricular and we can't thank you enough for letting us help you celebrate your art!





















Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer Art Camps!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery has an exciting line up of Summer Art Camps, Courses and Workshops this Summer!
If you’re between 5 and 12, join us for Designing Canadian, Following the Group of Seven or Discovering Trees!
With art camps so exciting, you’ll want to spend your summer here!



DISCOVERING TREES
JULY 17-21 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register  at the Gallery 

Join us for a week inspired by our current exhibition The Forest and the Trees.  Students will explore the exhibition and create projects based on the show.  This fun filled week will look at Landscapes, botanical art and much more!




DESIGNING CANADIAN
AUGUST 8-11 (SHORT WEEK)
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$65 MEMBERS/75 NON-MEMBERS
Register  at the Gallery 

Re-create and design your own Canadian banknotes, postcards, postage stamps and passports! This fun filled week will look at Canadian History hands on, while creating some exciting projects to help celebrate Canada 150!




FOLLOWING THE GROUP OF SEVEN
AUGUST 14-18 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register  at the Gallery 

Explore and learn about Canadian Art icons from Carmichael to Varley during this fun and eye-opening camp! Inspired by works and adventures of this famous group of creatives, campers will draw, paint, print, build and mix it all up in an art-making journey across our beautiful country.