Workshops

SSAC is proud to be the go to location to find out what workshops are happening in our community. On this page you will find workshops offered by SSAC, workshops run by our members at SSAC, as well as workshops and classes offered by our members throughout South Simcoe. Please refer to each workshop listing for registration information and details.

Upcoming

Music

MW_JSMS01 - Piano Lessons at Joyful Sounds Music Studio

Joyful Sounds Music Studio
Offering lessons from beginner to advanced, theory, history, and pedagogy. Many Joyful Sounds piano students have received top honours, distinctions and awards at the local, provincial, national and international levels.

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MW_LG01 - Private Piano Lessons with Louise Gallaugher

Private instruction in piano, theory and history. Preparation for Royal Conservatory exams and popular styles.

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MW_SB01 - Piano Lessons with Sheila Bell

MW_SB01 - Piano Lessons with Sheila Bell

Lessons for all ages in piano, music theory, pattern play, and more. Sheila has been teaching for the past 20 years and enjoys teaching youth and adults in a fun learning environment.

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MW_ST01 - Private Piano Lessons at Taylor Music Studio

Suu Taylor Music Studio Private Piano
Skills class (sight-reading, ear training, rhythms, etc). Great for singers and anyone preparing for an exam.

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MW_ST02 - Private Voice Lessons Taylor Music Studio

Suu Taylor Music Studio Private Voice Lessons
Skills class (sight-reading, ear training, rhythms, etc). Great for singers and anyone preparing for an exam.

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Visual
MW_BSA -  Bay School of Art: Painting Fundamentals

MW_BSA - Bay School of Art: Painting Fundamentals

PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS

This course is designed for beginner to intermediate levels. The class begins with warm up exercises to enrich the students knowledge of the basic building blocks of painting. This class will cover composition, value/contrast/depth, colour theory and the basics of building a successful painting from photographic sources or still life (oil or acrylic). Two locations available: Creemore & Thornbury

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MW_BSA01 - Bay School of Art: Abstract Painting

MW_BSA01 - Bay School of Art: Abstract Painting

ABSTRACT PAINTING

Suited for Intermediate Levels. Students will be introduced to several approaches to abstract painting. We will study the work of contemporary artists and view videos for inspiration & technique. There will be time for independent exploration.

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MW_BSA02 - Bay School of Art: Watercolour Explorations

MW_BSA02 - Bay School of Art: Watercolour Explorations

WATERCOLOUR EXPLORATIONS

Just by the nature of the medium, watercolour paintings are full of light, colour and mood. Martha wants to detonate the myth that this medium is difficult. Her methods are both simple and inventive. Martha will continue to teach watercolour fundamentals to new students focusing on handling the medium to gain control and confidence. More seasoned students will explore painting on canvas and yupo paper (non porous)and use a broader spectrum of pigments and technical supports.

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MW_BSA03 - Bay School of Art: Drawing in Charcoal

MW_BSA03 - Bay School of Art: Drawing in Charcoal

DRAWING IN CHARCOAL

Accurate drawing ability is an essential component to an artist’s expression. We explore Accuracy, Line, Texture, Value, Composition, Perspective and Negative Space, all components of successful work. Using charcoal will encourage confident free expression, bypassing the “intellect” and fostering hand-eye coordination. Boldness, bravery, sensitivity and hard work are the only requirements.

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Current

Theatre
MW_CPTC03 - Crazy Shorts Monday

MW_CPTC03 - Crazy Shorts Monday

Sep 24, 2018 - May 6, 2019 Mondays 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The perfect program for your 6 to 9-year-old (grades 1 to 4)

Let your child join our Crazy Shorts program and prepare yourself for a happy kid. Imagine your child excited to participate in theatre games and projects each week. Even the shyest actors will be looking forward to showcasing all their new skills at their performances. 

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MW_CPTC04 - Improv-Tastic

MW_CPTC04 - Improv-Tastic

Sep 24, 2018 - Jun 10, 2019 Mondays 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Improv is the perfect class for new actors to jump in and try their hand at performing And it is an awesome class for seasoned actors to work on building new skills and thinking creatively. Either way, Improv-Tastic is just right!

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MW_CPTC04 - Crazy Shorts - Wednesdays

MW_CPTC04 - Crazy Shorts - Wednesdays

Sep 26, 2018 - May 29, 2019 Wednesdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The perfect program for your 6 to 9-year-old (grades 1 to 4)
Let your child join our Crazy Shorts program and prepare yourself for a happy kid. Imagine your child excited to participate in theatre games and projects each week. Even the shyest actors will be looking forward to showcasing all their new skills at their performances. 

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MW_CPTC02 - Broadway Bound

MW_CPTC02 - Broadway Bound

Sep 29, 2018 - May 4, 2019 Saturdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

If you have a kid that loves musical theatre and sings all over the house this class is the perfect fit.

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Visual
MW_MA01 - Youth Art Classes at Maggiolly

MW_MA01 - Youth Art Classes at Maggiolly

Sep 17 - Dec 24, 2018 Mondays 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Check out these amazing youth programs at Maggiolly's this fall...

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MW_MA02 - Maggiolly Art Workshops

MW_MA02 - Maggiolly Art Workshops

Sep 17 - Dec 24, 2018 Mondays 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

A wonderful line up of classes awaits at Maggiolly's this fall...

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Past

Artisan
MW_MKD01 - Fingerprints in Silver - Fine Silver Metal Clay Workshop

MW_MKD01 - Fingerprints in Silver - Fine Silver Metal Clay Workshop

Wed Nov 7, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to have a keepsake of your child’s fingerprint? Or have you wanted to make a special gift for a loved one with your fingerprint? If so, this workshop is perfect for you!

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MW_MKD02 - Precious Wine Charms - Copper Clay Workshop

MW_MKD02 - Precious Wine Charms - Copper Clay Workshop

Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The holiday season is approaching and this workshop is a great way to get prepared for it! In this workshop, you will learn how to make a set of wine charms, perfect for an upcoming party or to give as a special gift.

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MW_GNR03 - Nuno Felting Workshop (Morning Session)

MW_GNR03 - Nuno Felting Workshop (Morning Session)

Mon Dec 3, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

In this workshop you will learn how to design and make a unique nuno felted scarf using the wet felting technique. Learning this technique allows you to create not only scarves but as unlimited possibilities.

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MW_GNR04 - Nuno Felting Workshop (afternoon session)

MW_GNR04 - Nuno Felting Workshop (afternoon session)

Mon Dec 3, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 AM

In this workshop you will learn how to design and make a unique nuno felted scarf using the wet felting technique. Learning this technique allows you to create not only scarves but as unlimited possibilities.

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MW_GNR01 - Felted Flowers & Beads at Gn

MW_GNR01 - Felted Flowers & Beads at Gn'R Farms (morning session)

Wed Dec 5, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this workshop you will learn how to make unique felted flowers and beads using the wet felting technique. Learning this technique allows you to create not only flowers but has unlimited possibilities.

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MW_GNR02 - Felted Flowers & Beads at Gn

MW_GNR02 - Felted Flowers & Beads at Gn'R Farms (afternoon session)

Wed Dec 5, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In this workshop you will learn how to make unique felted flowers and beads using the wet felting technique. Learning this technique allows you to create not only flowers but has unlimited possibilities.

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Fibre
MW_GNR01 - 3D Felted Vessel Workshop

MW_GNR01 - 3D Felted Vessel Workshop

Apr 7 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM), Apr 7 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM) 2018

Join Gail at G N' R Alpaca Farm and learn how to make your own felted vessel

In this workshop you will learn how to design and make a unique 3D seamless hollow object using the wet felting technique and a simple plastic resist.

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AV01 - Basic Wool Felting for Kids

AV01 - Basic Wool Felting for Kids

Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Your child can join felting artist Angela Volk and learn how to create basic wet wool felting art. Open to ages 4+ this class has limited spaces. Register early.

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AV02 - Basic Nuno Felting

AV02 - Basic Nuno Felting

Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join felting artist Angela Volk and learn the fundamentals of Nuno Felting. Each participant will make a piece suitable for pillow covers or a small scarf. Limited space is available, make sure to register early.

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JM01 - The Art of Macrame: Hanging Planters

JM01 - The Art of Macrame: Hanging Planters

Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


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JM02 - Art of Macrame: Dream Catcher

JM02 - Art of Macrame: Dream Catcher

Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Your child can join macrame artist Jessie Mead of Macra-Me-Crazy and learn how to create their very own dream catcher. Cost includes instruction and all materials.

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MW_GNR01 - Nuno Felting Alpaca Scarf Workshop

MW_GNR01 - Nuno Felting Alpaca Scarf Workshop

Sat May 12, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Join Gail at Gn'R Farms for this great 'How to class' in Nuno felting with alpaca fibre. This workshop takes place on location at the farm.

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MW_GNR01 - Nuno Felting Alpaca Scarf Workshop

MW_GNR01 - Nuno Felting Alpaca Scarf Workshop

Sat Jun 2, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Join Gail at Gn'R Farms for this great 'How to class' in Nuno felting with alpaca fibre. This workshop takes place on location at the farm.

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Kids Summer
MW_CPTC02 - Shrek the Musical: Summer Theatre for Youth

MW_CPTC02 - Shrek the Musical: Summer Theatre for Youth

Jul 23, Aug 17 2018 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Your child will thrive in this amazing summer musical program. At Crazy Pants Theatre Co. summer musicals are jam packed with excitement and creativity. This is one of their most popular yearly programs and performances where they take a full scale musical and get it stage ready in four weeks.

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SSAC_CITC - Crafts in the Courtyard

SSAC_CITC - Crafts in the Courtyard

Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Beginning August 1st and running every Wednesday in August, the SSAC will be offering an Arts & Crafts workshop in the courtyard for children 7-14 years old. Give your children a fun opportunity to spend a few hours outside (or inside on rainy days) and create something awesome! Your children will be participating in 1-2 crafts per 2 hour session, which they will take home with them. Registration is $10 per session, and we will be posting the crafts for the week in advance.

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SSAC_CITC2 - Crafts in the Courtyard

SSAC_CITC2 - Crafts in the Courtyard

Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Beginning August 1st and running every Wednesday in August, the SSAC will be offering an Arts & Crafts workshop in the courtyard for children 7-14 years old. Give your children a fun opportunity to spend a few hours outside (or inside on rainy days) and create something awesome! Your children will be participating in 1-2 crafts per 2 hour session, which they will take home with them. Registration is $10 per session, and we will be posting the crafts for the week in advance.

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Literary
MW_JPS01 - Creative Writing Workshop: Finding Your Voice

MW_JPS01 - Creative Writing Workshop: Finding Your Voice

Wed Sep 5, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Creative Writing Workshop: Finding Your Voice with Judy Penz Sheluk. Located at the Massie Family Program Room of the Barrie Public Library

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MW_CC01 - Creative Writing with Cael Cohen

MW_CC01 - Creative Writing with Cael Cohen

Sep 19 - Nov 7, 2018 Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

During this 8-week, pressure-free, creativity-stretching, not-like-school courses, creative writing workshop course, writers in grades 7 and 8 will have the opportunity to explore, dream, and create, all while exploring their voice and creative talents.

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MW_CC02 - Creative Writing [Teens] with Cael Cohen

MW_CC02 - Creative Writing [Teens] with Cael Cohen

Sep 19 - Nov 7, 2018 Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

During this 8-week, pressure-free, creativity-stretching, not-like-school courses, creative writing workshop course, writers from grades 9 through 12 will expand their talent, gain skills and explore the power of words to express who they really are.

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MW_CPTC01 - Playwriting at Crazy Pants Theatre Co.

MW_CPTC01 - Playwriting at Crazy Pants Theatre Co.

Oct 15 - Dec 3, 2018 Mondays 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Delve into playwriting and watch your creating come to life at play readings at the final class of each session.
Join actor/writer/director Richard Varty for this incredible class that will give you all the tools to write for the stage.

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Music
MW_ORMTA - Barrie ORMTA Branch Competition & Masterclass

MW_ORMTA - Barrie ORMTA Branch Competition & Masterclass

Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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SSAC02MF - Master Class: Piano with Christopher Norton

SSAC02MF - Master Class: Piano with Christopher Norton

Sat Jun 2, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We have a very exciting opportunity for our young musicians. South Simcoe Arts Council is thrilled to host a master class with pianist and composer Christopher Norton. There is no cost to participate or observe this event, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Honda Canada Mfg.

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MW_ORMTA - Barrie ORMTA Workshops

MW_ORMTA - Barrie ORMTA Workshops

Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Barrie Branch ORMTA is pleased to announce their upcoming event on Sat. October 27th featuring Clayton Scott's memorable presentation of the story, history, and music of The Barber of Seville, along with a workshop for age 11 & up, teens, parents, teachers..on a very relevant and needed topic "Finding the Balance" in our busy lives!

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Theatre
MW_CPTC02 - Super Shorts! at Crazy Pants Theatre

MW_CPTC02 - Super Shorts! at Crazy Pants Theatre

Apr 4 - May 16, 2018 Wednesdays 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Your young actor will feel amazing when they put on their own cape and become SUPER ACTORS!

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MW_CPTC01 - Improv-Tastic at Crazy Pants Theatre

Apr 9 - Jun 4, 2018 Mondays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Improv is the perfect class for new actors to jump in and try their hand at performing And it is an awesome class for seasoned actors to work on building new skills and thinking creatively. Either way, Improv-Tastic is just right!

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SSAC01MF - Drama Workshop

SSAC01MF - Drama Workshop

Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join adjudicator Cam Oates for this exciting 2 hour Workshop focussing on character study and musical theatre choreography.

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MW_CPTC05 - Main Stage

MW_CPTC05 - Main Stage

Tue & Thu Sep 25 - Sep 27

Crazy Pants Theatre's Main Stage program is their most popular theatre experience for actors ages 10 to 18 and with all the incredible performance opportunities and theatre skill workshops, it is easy to see why!

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MW_CPTC06 - Supper Shorts

MW_CPTC06 - Supper Shorts

Wed Oct 3, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Your young actor will feel amazing when they put on their own cape and become SUPER ACTORS! Each class will be packed full of fun helping your child gain confidence and focus as they participate in theatre games that encourage teamwork, movement, character, creative thinking, and so much more! And on their final class day, they get to show off all their Super Skills to family and friends.

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Visual
LM01 - Drop-In Drawing Wednesdays

LM01 - Drop-In Drawing Wednesdays

Mar 28 - May 30, 2018 Wednesdays 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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DS01 - Alcohol Ink Workshp

DS01 - Alcohol Ink Workshp

Sat Apr 7, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Wolfpaw Creations brings this exciting Alcohol Ink Workshop to the SSAC. Make sure to register early. There are only 6 spots available in this workshop.

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DS02 - Wax Workshop

DS02 - Wax Workshop

Sat Apr 7, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ages 14 - Adult
Join Dorothy of Wolfpaw Creations for this incredible Wax Art Workshop. Make sure to register early as there are only 8 spots available in this fantastic class.

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MW_MA03 - EXPLORING ACRYLIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES at Maggiolly Art

Apr 12 - Apr 26, 2018 Thursdays 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Session
Learn new ways to use acrylic paints and mediums to build works on paper, birch panels and/or canvas. Play with different acrylic gels and mediums to find out what they will do; try interference colours and metallics.

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MW_RV01 - Soft Pastel Workshop

Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Contact Richard VanderMeer for details and registration

Contact Info
33 Mississauga St. E.
Orillia, On L3V 1V4
home: 705-327-3379
work: 705-325-4874

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MW_MA01 - The Tuesday Painter at Maggiolly Art

May 1 - May 29, 2018 Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn all about acrylic painting with artist instructor Nahid Azari. Explore blending colours and values, practising brush strokes, and using different techniques to capture various textures and effects with acrylic paints.

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MW_SSPC - Painting The Rocks & Water in the Ontario Landscape

MW_SSPC - Painting The Rocks & Water in the Ontario Landscape

Tue May 1, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The South Simcoe Palette Club is excited to offer this fantastic workshop.
From Tom Thompson to Robert Genn, Wendy Birmingham, Monica Burnside and Ryan Sobkovich, artists have in their own unique voice presented the passionate presence of the landscape; Ontario and afar. In this one-day intense workshop, Andrew Sookrah will focus on rocks, water and everything else connected to them.

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MW_RV02 - Soft Pastel Workshop

Sat May 5, 2018 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Contact Richard VanderMeer for details and registration

Contact Info
33 Mississauga St. E.
Orillia, On L3V 1V4
home: 705-327-3379
work: 705-325-4874

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DS_01 - Alcohol Ink Workshp

DS_01 - Alcohol Ink Workshp

Sat May 12, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Wolfpaw Creations brings this exciting Alcohol Ink Workshop to the SSAC. Make sure to register early. There are only 6 spots available in this workshop.

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MW_RV01 - Soft Pastel Workshop

Sat May 12, 2018 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Contact Richard VanderMeer for details and registration

Contact Info
33 Mississauga St. E.
Orillia, On L3V 1V4
home: 705-327-3379
work: 705-325-4874

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MW_MA04 - EXPLORING ACRYLIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES at Maggiolly Art

May 23 - Jun 6, 2018 Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Evening Session
Offered in both Afternoon and Evening sessions to accommodate everyone's schedule! Learn new ways to use acrylic paints and mediums to build works on paper, birch panels and/or canvas. Play with different acrylic gels and mediums to find out what they will do.

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MW_RV03 - Soft Pastel Workshop

Sat May 26, 2018 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Contact Richard VanderMeer for details and registration

Contact Info
33 Mississauga St. E.
Orillia, On L3V 1V4
home: 705-327-3379
work: 705-325-4874

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MW_RV01 - Soft Pastel Workshop

Sat Jun 2, 2018 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Contact Richard VanderMeer for details and registration

Contact Info
33 Mississauga St. E.
Orillia, On L3V 1V4
home: 705-327-3379
work: 705-325-4874

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MW_RV02 - Soft Pastel Workshop

Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Contact Richard VanderMeer for details and registration

Contact Info
33 Mississauga St. E.
Orillia, On L3V 1V4
home: 705-327-3379
work: 705-325-4874

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MW_LM01 - Wellness Drawing

Jul 25 - Aug 29, 2018 Wednesdays 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in to Matthews House Hospice and draw with Len. Suggested donation $10/hr.

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SSAC_BOB - Battle of the Brushes 2018 Registration

SSAC_BOB - Battle of the Brushes 2018 Registration

Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Our annual outdoor event is always an exciting time for artists and spectators alike.

This 30-minute 'People's Choice' painting competition is a staple on the SSAC calendar and with cash prizes up for grabs each year it brings people out from all over our county and beyond. Only 40 participants will be allowed to battle it out and spots are given out on a first come first served basis. We recommend registering in advance to secure your entry in the battle. Cost of registration is $5.

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MW_AATG01 - Artists at the Gibson: Acrylic Workshop

MW_AATG01 - Artists at the Gibson: Acrylic Workshop

Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Artists at the Gibson are excited to have artist John Stuart Pryce, of Victoria, BC, teaching an acrylic workshop on September 19.

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MW_DS01 - Intuitive Soul Painting with Wax

MW_DS01 - Intuitive Soul Painting with Wax

Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Dorothy of Wolf Paw Creations at Bruno's Cafe in Alcona for an encaustic wax workshop that will tap into your creative style and flow.

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MW_DS01 - Wax Art Soul Painting

Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

encaustic ( wax art painting workshop. Create unique masterpieces with our specialized tools for encaustic art...Each piece will be as unique as you.

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SSAC_DS01 - Encaustic Art with Wolfpaw Creations

SSAC_DS01 - Encaustic Art with Wolfpaw Creations

Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join artist Dorothy Shelton of Wolfpaw Creations for this encaustic art workshop

Encaustic art is an ancient technique using heated wax to create colour, texture and depth.
It teaches letting go and releasing the urge to control. Synchronicity happens when we align with the flow of the universe rather than insisting it flow our way. When we let go of tension and stress, the magic happens.

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SSAC_LH01 - Sculpture & More

SSAC_LH01 - Sculpture & More

Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Lisa Harpell of Creative Madness Art Studios for this exciting workshop. This class gives the best of both worlds , it involves sculpture materials with painting.

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SSAC_LH02 - Stone Carving

SSAC_LH02 - Stone Carving

Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join artist Lisa Harpell of Creative Madness Art Studios and be prepared to put a little muscle into your work.

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MW_DS01 - Creative Card Making with Wax Art

MW_DS01 - Creative Card Making with Wax Art

Sat Dec 1, 2018 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Join Dorothy of Wolfpaw Creations for this colourful and creative workshop

Each student will create multiple pieces of wax art during this two hour workshop which will be mounted on a card with an envelope.

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