Classes

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


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.




ADULTS


LEARN TRADITIONAL ABORIGINAL BEADING TECHNIQUES
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.


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






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



RELIEF PRINTMAKING: THE FOREST AND THE TREES
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. 


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 - Pre-Registration required.


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 - Pre-Registration required.


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 - Pre-Registration required.


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.








*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