ArtsTalk Blog - Archive - 2017 - September

RETROSPECTIVE 60  Gwen Brown + Doug Brown
The Writers' Circle ~ A Weekly Workshop

The Writers' Circle ~ A Weekly Workshop

Sep 2, 2017 | Literary

Richard Vandermeer's MASTERING PASTEL Workshop is September 11th!
Sep 2, 2017 | visual arts

JUST A REMINDER FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO MASTER PASTEL that Richard Vandermeer's class is just around the corner on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th from 11am - 4pm!...

2nd Annual Creative Works - South Simcoe Arts Council Writing Contest
Sep 5, 2017 | Literary, youth

Our first year introducing the Creative Works Writing Contest was an extremely successful and rewarding experience for all involved!

Please join us for the South Simcoe Arts Council's 2nd Annual Creative Works Writing Contest open to ages 8 years old to adult...

Sep 5, 2017 | visual arts, Workshops

Hello Artists!
This Autumn at Maggiolly Art in Orangeville, we are offering an amazing selection of 25 various art workshops ...

DROP-IN DRAWING at 41 Victoria St. E.!
Sep 5, 2017 | visual arts, Workshops

An ongoing weekly drop-in workshop offered by Len MacLeod at the arts council, 41 Victoria St. E. Alliston...

Drop-in ANYTIME on WEDNESDAYS from 2:00pm - 4:00 pm
$10 per hour
All Supplies Provided!

Workshops in Orillia
Sep 5, 2017 | visual arts, Workshops

Richard Vandermeer has a full line up of workshops arranged in his studio in downtown Orillia.
Contact Richard at 705-325-4874 to register for any of his Orillia Workshops to be held at 33 Mississauga St. E.:

The South Simcoe Palette Club ~ Acrylic Landscape Workshop with John David Anderson
Sep 6, 2017 | Workshops

The South Simcoe Palette Club presents an upcoming Impressionistic Acrylic Landscape workshop with John David Anderson...

OPEN HOUSE at GN'R Alpaca Farm ~ September 23rd & 24th
Sep 8, 2017 | Member Activities


8561 Main Street
Lisle, Ontario
10am - 4pm

Artists at the Gibson
Sep 8, 2017 | Workshops

AATG Workshop Schedule:

September 20th – John Stuart Pryce, WATERCOLOUR, realism, Fall shoreline

October 18th – Doug Purdon, ACRYLIC, realism, winter landscape

November 15th – Peter John Reid, ACRYLIC, realism; Evening landscape ...

DRAWING TO PAINTING coming this October!
Sep 14, 2017 | Workshops

BACK THIS FALL! on SATURDAYS with David Aspenleider - OCTOBER 21, 28, NOVEMBER 4 & 11
10am - 12pm

An innovative programme intended to develop artists' understanding of composition, elements of design, and the "Golden Mean".
Included in this 4 week programme are additional exercises in understanding 1 - 2 - 3 point perspective and how to accurately render shade and shadow ...

Sep 14, 2017

We are an organization to be proud of and it certainly takes a lot of hands to build something great!
We have opportunities that seek your volunteer support....

<b>School Day</b> Now Available!
Sep 15, 2017 | Literary, youth

Check out the new book perfect for the beginning of the new school year!!
Written by Carolyn j. Morris and illustrated by Richard McNaughton

Available now at the SSAC at 41 Victoria St. E. Alliston

Natural Explorations, Paintings by Sue Florian

Sue Florian is the Featured Artist at the Barrie Art Club for the month of October.
Of her paintings in this solo show, Sue Florian explains,
“...I want you to feel the sense of calm you get while forest bathing....

Wax Art Painting Workshop with Dorothy Shelton
Sep 19, 2017 | visual arts, Workshops

Wax Art Painting Workshop with Dorothy Shelton
Come join in the fun and magic while enjoying a relaxing evening being creative....

SCULPTURE & MORE for Adults & Youth
Sep 19, 2017 | visual arts, Workshops, youth

Join us Mondays for SCULPTURE & MORE with Lisa Harpell

MONDAYS October 16, 23, 30, November 6
1pm - 3pm Adult
6pm - 8pm Youth ...

The SSAC is Turning 25!
Sep 21, 2017 | Member Activities

On September 30, 2018, the South Simcoe Arts Council will celebrate its 25th birthday as a community Arts Council!
Your renewed Membership and additional financial support is sincerely welcomed and necessary for our future growth and sustainability in the communities we serve.
Please read the attached two files:
SSAC Membership 2018 and 2018 Sponsors Brochures

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities
Sep 21, 2017 | Member Activities

No company, community, city or country can survive without ongoing commitment to innovation and creativity. Your support ensures the continued success of SSAC.

2018 Memberships Are Now Available!
Sep 21, 2017 | Member Activities

There are so many reasons to be a member of the SSAC!
Enter here to learn about all that is available to you as an SSAC Member...

Pottery Workshop with Ann Randeraad

Try your hand at throwing on the wheel!
Learn the steps to center, open and pull up the clay to create your own pieces that are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe.

ONE DAY WORKSHOPS with Richard Vandermeer

These workshops are for the beginner & intermediate student.
All high-grade supplies included for use during the workshop day.


Students will focus on composition and creating depth in relation to landscape.
This workshop is geared to the beginner & intermediate student.

Autumn Palette, SSAC Members's Exhibit
Sep 22, 2017 | Exhibits

The SSAC proudly presents, Autumn Palette, an exhibit of SSAC members' work.
All are invited to meet and greet the artists on Thursday October 12 from 12-5pm!