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. 




Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Forest and the Trees: Opening this Friday!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Forest and the Trees
Liz Menard, Floyd Elzinga & Duane Nickerson
June 10 - July 31, 2017

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 9
7pm-9pm

Duane Nickerson, Dead Maple


Much of the great landmass that we now know as Canada was as recently as a few hundred years ago covered with trees. Forests and the creatures that inhabited them provided the Indigenous peoples with everything they needed to sustain themselves – food, clothing, shelter - but even more, cultural identity and a way of life. To the first European settlers, however, the forests and trees were barriers to settlement or resources to be exploited, although, eventually, they were also appreciated as natural wonders to be revered. Our contemporary understanding of forests recognizes that they are complex ecosystems with an influence that reaches far beyond individual trees and isolated plots of land. We realize something that the original inhabitants always knew, that we do not exist in isolation from our natural surroundings, but are part of the ecosystems that we inhabit, and we neglect or destroy them at our own peril as well as that of a plethora of interrelated living things. 

The Forest and the Trees, recognizes this long history of complex relationships and celebrates the resilience, longevity and awe-inspiring individuality of trees. The exhibition includes steel sculpture by Floyd Elzinga, paper-based installation by Liz Menard and paintings by Duane Nickerson. Each artist explores a different relationship with trees that together help us to better understand our country and ourselves in a timely addition to our sesquicentennial programming.

Floyd Elzinga received his BFA from NSCAD in Halifax. He has chosen to work with steel because of its malleability and visual range. He uses traditional metal working techniques to create texture and depth the same way that a painter would use a paintbrush. He lives and works in Beamsville.

Liz Menard is a Toronto-based printmaker, visual artist, and educator. She is particularly interested in how our perception of the landscape helps us define who we think we are. She is increasingly concerned about environmental biodiversity and the native plant species and wildlife that need to be cared for, protected, and nurtured.

Duane Nickerson holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and a Governor General's Gold Medal award from the University of Calgary. He has embraced oil painting in the tradition of the old masters; his work has been said to ‘transcend the ordinary and embrace the surreal and strange’. He lives and works near Hamilton.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Summer Art Camps are Officially Open for Registration!

Summer Art Camps are officially open for Registration! Spend the Summer cooling down in our exciting half day camps! From Discovering Trees to Following in the Group of Seven, our Summer Art Camps are sure to inspire!




KIDS

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. 





SUMMER CULTURE CAMPS! 


Back by popular demand! Culture Camp is a partnership between the Recreation Department and the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Campers will spend their mornings at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery doing a variety of artistic activities  and spend their afternoons swimming at the Grimsby Lions Pool (or cooling off at the splashpad) and playing outdoor games for the remainder of the afternoon (indoor activities at the Peach King Centre if inclement weather).



CULTURE CAMP ~ GET CANADIAN!
JULY 10-14 (ALL DAY)
AGES 6-13 ~ 9:00AM-3:30PM 
$145
EXTENDED CARE:  $38, 7:30AM - 6PM

Register for this Culture Camp at the Peach King Centre or online www.grimsby.ca

An art week inspired to celebrate Canada 150.  We will create several Canadian inspired projects using a variety of materials.


CULTURE CAMP ~ FOOD FOR THOUGHT
JULY 24-28 (ALL DAY)
AGES 6-13 ~ 9:00AM-3:30PM 
$145
EXTENDED CARE:  $38, 7:30AM-6PM

Register for this Culture Camp at the Peach King Centre or online www.grimsby.ca


Who knew that we could create art from food.  Some projects we will eat, and some projects you will get to take home.  A fun week that will inspire a creative spirit.


CULTURE CAMP ~ GET MESSY 
JULY 31-AUGUST 4 (ALL DAY)
AGES 6-13 ~ 9:00AM-3:30PM 
$145
EXTENDED CARE:  $38 , 7:30AM-6PM

Register for this Culture Camp at the Peach King Centre or online www.grimsby.ca


This will be a get messy with your hands week to create some interesting projects that requires a lot of hands on work.  Don’t worry, we will wash them down before they go home! 




CULTURE CAMP ~ CREATE WITH PAINT 
AUGUST 21-25 (ALL DAY)
AGES 6-13 ~ 9:00AM-3:30PM 
$145
EXTENDED CARE:  $38, 7:30AM -6PM

Register for this Culture Camp at the Peach King Centre or online www.grimsby.ca

This week will create a variety of projects with paint in ways that might surprise you.  This is a great introductory program with lots of variety and creative room.