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.

*NEW* Arts4All #BreakTheBarriersInitiative Flexible Cost & Accessible Programming

These Arts4All Workshops are generously supported by grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation and community donors. This grant allows us to offer professionally taught classes at no-cost, low-cost, and subsidized rates with the intent to remove the barriers that hinder our community from participating in the arts. To view these offerings please visit the Arts4All section of our Workshops Menu.

If you have questions about financial or travel assistance for these programs through the SSAC please contact coordinator@southsimcoeartscouncil.com

Upcoming - Arts4All

Drawing - COMING SOON!! - 13+

Interested? Contact Sarah at s.odonnell@southsimcoeartscouncil.com to be put on the list and be the first to hear about it.

PopRock&Lock: A Glee Experience - Ages 8 - 14

CALLING ALL KIDS!
Join us for this awesome glee inspired performing arts opportunity.

Graphic Illustration & Drawing - TEEN

SNACKS * MATERIALS * PROFESSIONAL ARTIST INSTRUCTION
Join us for an after school snack and amazing drawing class for two days this fall.
This Dynamic Graphic Illustration & Drawing class will cover all the basics in drawing.

Encaustic Art I: Alliston - Ages 14 to Adult

Arts4All: #BreakTheBarriersInitiative Program

Join us for this level one encaustic class that is great for all levels of interest.

Paint Party [Culture Days] Afternoon - All ages**

Relax outdoors under our art tents and paint your own sunflower still life. Guidance will be given by artist, Lisa Rosati and everyone goes home with their canvas at the end.

Paint Party [Culture Days] Evening - All ages**

Relax in our beautiful shop and paint your own sunflower still life.

Encaustic Art I: Angus - Ages 14 - Adult

Join us for this level one encaustic class that is great for all levels of interest.

Upcoming - Music

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.

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

Piano Lessons with Sheila Bell - Youth & Adult

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.

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

Upcoming - Theatre

Youth Theatre at Crazy Pants Theatre Co. - Ages 4 to 18

Break A Leg With Crazy Pants Theatre!
Registration is open for the 2019-20 Season

Come join in the fun....there are classes for all ages!

Upcoming - Visual

Current - Arts4All

Pottery on the Wheel: Afternoon - Teen/Adult

**This class is sold out - Please contact Sarah at s.odonnell@southsimcoeartscouncil.com to be added to the wait list**Time to get your hands muddy! Join us in the afternoon for Pottery on the Wheel.

Pottery on the Wheel: Evening - Teen/Adult

Time to get your hands muddy! Join us in the evening for Pottery on the Wheel.
**THIS EVENING CLASS IS SOLD OUT** Email s.odonnell@southsimcoeartscouncil.com to be added to the wait list

Past - Artisan

Crafts in the Courtyard

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.

Crafts in the Courtyard

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.

Fingerprints in Silver - Fine Silver Metal Clay Workshop - 10 Years to Adult

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!

Precious Wine Charms - Copper Clay Workshop

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.

Nuno Felting Workshop (Morning Session)

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.

Nuno Felting Workshop (afternoon session)

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.

Felted Flowers & Beads at Gn

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.

Felted Flowers & Beads at Gn

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.

Knitted Owl - beginner (age 7+)

Learn to knit with this cute craft! No experience needed. If you have your own knitting needles, please bring them along.

Paper Quilling Creations - ages 8+

Create a fantastic picture using only curled paper and your imagination.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND !!!!
Join Dorothy Shelton of Wolfpaw Creations in this interesting workshop. make your own decorative panels for you garden or home with melted wax, encaustic iron, and stylus.

Goat Milk Soap Workshop  - Teen/Adult

Learn how to make your own Soap with Real Goat's Milk & Natural Ingredients
Free of harmful chemicals! Included in this class: All ingredients + reusable molds you may keep + 1 extra soap bar that is already cured

Quilling in the Courtyard - Recommended Ages 7 - 14

Join us in the courtyard this summer for a fun maple inspired craft. Each participant will create their own leaf using the art of paper quilling. Bold colours, fun shapes, glue and imagination will have your child enjoying the summer breeze while tapping into their artistic side.

Wizards in the Courtyard - Recommended Ages 7 to 14

Join us in the courtyard this summer for a some wonderful wizard inspired art. Your kid will spend the morning making their own wand and other important wizarding essentials. Great fun for young kids and teens alike.

Bee & Butterfly Bath in the Courtyard - Recommended Ages 7 - 14

**Please register early so we can ensure we have enough supplies for you. Registration closes Monday night**

Imagination NiteLights & Landscapes in the Courtyard    - Recommended Ages 7 - 14
Ink Magic in the Courtyard      - Recommended Ages 7 - 14

Swirling colours and magic like patterns will emerge in this art dipping workshop.

Past - Arts4All

Art Journaling for Kids

Arts4All: #BreakTheBarriersInitiative Program

Spontaneous. Intuitive. Wild. Free: Art Journaling with The ArtBarn

Break out of the box and let your artistic side come out and play. An amazing art opportunity for artists and non-artists alike. Lee from ArtBarn will guide you through an exploration of sketching, drawing, painting, and more! These brain stormed art pieces will be the foundation for your very own journal that you can keep and use to further your own art exploration.

Art Journaling for Teens  - Youth

Arts4All: #BreakTheBarriersInitiative Program

Spontaneous. Intuitive. Wild. Free: Art Journaling with The ArtBarn

Break out of the box and let your artistic side come out and play. An amazing art opportunity for artists and non-artists alike. Lee from ArtBarn will guide you through an exploration of sketching, drawing, painting, and more! These brain stormed art pieces will be the foundation for your very own journal that you can keep and use to further your own art exploration.

Art Journaling for Adults

Arts4All: #BreakTheBarriersInitiative Program

Spontaneous. Intuitive. Wild. Free: Art Journaling with The ArtBarn

Break out of the box and let your artistic side come out and play. An amazing art opportunity for artists and non-artists alike. Lee from ArtBarn will guide you through an exploration of sketching, drawing, painting, and more! These brain stormed art pieces will be the foundation for your very own journal that you can keep and use to further your own art exploration.

Intuitive Art for Kids - Ages 6 - 9

Arts4All: #BreakTheBarriersInitiative Program

Are you wanting to delve into creative arts but don't know where to start?
Are you an Artist that is feeling 'blocked' and need to kickstart creativity?
Where ever you are at Lisa Harpell from Creative Madness Art Studio will lead you through a relaxed creative atmosphere and help you tap into your own intuitive creative skills. There is no right or wrong when grabbing paints and sculpture materials in this class. Perfect for all levels and helpful for those looking to use the arts as a way to release tension, stress, and anxiety.

Intuitive Art for Teens - Ages 10 - 18

Are you wanting to delve into creative arts but don't know where to start?
Are you an Artist that is feeling 'blocked' and need to kickstart creativity?
Where ever you are at Lisa Harpell from Creative Madness Art Studio will lead you through a relaxed creative atmosphere and help you tap into your own intuitive creative skills. There is no right or wrong when grabbing paints and sculpture materials in this class. Perfect for all levels and helpful for those looking to use the arts as a way to release tension, stress, and anxiety.

Intuitive Art for Adults - Ages 17 - Adult

Arts4All: #BreakTheBarriersInitiative Program

Are you wanting to delve into creative arts but don't know where to start?
Are you an Artist that is feeling 'blocked' and need to kickstart creativity?
Where ever you are at Lisa Harpell from Creative Madness Art Studio will lead you through a relaxed creative atmosphere and help you tap into your own intuitive creative skills. There is no right or wrong when grabbing paints and sculpture materials in this class. Perfect for all levels and helpful for those looking to use the arts as a way to release tension, stress, and anxiety.

Spring Renewal Painting & Tea Party - Teen/Adult

Angus Location
Shake off the winter blahs with spring cherry blossoms as the muse for this paint party. This fun and social group painting class with artist, Lisa Rosati, will have each participant going home with their own painted canvas. Tea and snacks will be served.

Spring Renewal Painting & Tea Party - Teen/Adult

Angus Location
Shake off the winter blahs with spring cherry blossoms as the muse for this paint party. This fun and social group painting class with artist, Lisa Rosati, will have each participant going home with their own painted canvas. Tea and snacks will be served.

Encaustic Art Workshop - Angus - Age 14 to Adult

Angus Location

Encaustic art is an ancient technique using heated wax to create colour, texture and depth. It is an amazing medium that anyone can do. It enables a return to childlike play with colour and imagination.

Basic Wet Felting - Alliston - Teen - Adult

Alliston Location

Learn how to take various colours of wool and create your own flower, butterfly, or similar design that can be used as an embellishment for a scarf, bag or brooch. Artist Angela Volk will lead you through everything you need to know to create your own masterpiece.

Combined Family Creations - All Ages

This multi-media arts program offers you the unique experience of creating with your loved ones using a variety of sculptural and painting materials. A wonderful opportunity to create expressive works of art in numerous colours, techniques and styles.

Mixed Media Creations - Ages 6 to Teen

**Online registration has closed for this class. If you are interested in joining please contact Sarah at s.odonnell@southsimcoeartscouncil.com**

Imagination is what fuels this exciting mixed media class for youth ages 6 to teen. Following the enjoyment of our last ArtBarn workshop Mixed Media picks up where Art Journaling left off.

Mixed Media Creations  - Teen - Adult

**Online registration has closed for this class. If you are interested in joining please contact Sarah at s.odonnell@southsimcoeartscouncil.com**

Imagination is what fuels this exciting mixed media class for youth ages 6 to teen. Following the enjoyment of our last ArtBarn workshop Mixed Media picks up where Art Journaling left off.

Encaustic Art Workshop - Alliston - Teen - Adult


Encaustic art is an ancient technique using heated wax to create colour, texture and depth. It is an amazing medium that anyone can do. It enables a return to childlike play with colour and imagination

Basic Wet Felting - Angus - Ages 12 to Adult

Learn how to take various colours of wool and create your own flower, butterfly, or similar design that can be used as an embellishment for a scarf, bag or brooch. Artist Angela Volk will lead you through everything you need to know to create your own masterpiece.

Encaustic Art Workhop - Adjala Tosorontio - 14 to Adult

Encaustic art is an ancient technique using heated wax to create colour, texture and depth.

It is an amazing medium that anyone can do. It enables a return to childlike play with colour and imagination; a moment out of time that is free of struggle and worry.

Pottery on the Wheel - Adult/Teen

**Registration for this class is full. Please email coordinator@southsimcoeartscouncil.com if you would like to be on the waitlist**

Time to get your hands muddy! Join us for Pottery on the Wheel.
In this workshop the participant will learn the basics of throwing on the wheel. They will have direct guidance to gain hands on experience & fun on the potters wheel. They will be guided through the basic steps for centring, opening up, pulling up and finishing pieces on the wheel.

Pottery on the Wheel  - Kids Ages 6 to Teen

Time to get your hand muddy! Join us for Pottery on the Wheel.
In this workshop the participant will learn the basics of throwing on the wheel. They will have direct guidance to gain hands on experience & fun on the potters wheel. They will be guided through the basic steps for centring, opening up, pulling up and finishing pieces on the wheel.

Japanese Brushstroke - Adult [Ages 14+]

This course is an excellent opportunity to practice simplicity in your art. Sumi–e, also known as Japanese brushstroke painting, is noted for its spontaneity.

Encaustic Art - Beeton - Adult [14+]

Arts4All: #BreakTheBarriersInitiative Program

Encaustic art is an ancient technique using heated wax to create colour, texture and depth.

It is an amazing medium that anyone can do. It enables a return to childlike play with colour and imagination; a moment out of time that is free of struggle and worry.

This class is two hours long with thirty minutes of class instruction and demonstration. The student is then set free to unleash their creativity, with guidance if and when requested. Each student leaves with one or more personal masterpieces, and a feeling of pride, self confidence and joy.

All Materials & Tools are included: irons, beeswax, crayons, paper, mats, cello sleeves

Photography Fundamentals - Adult [14+]

The purpose for this Workshop is to help participants understand the main elements of making a great photograph.

In this workshop, participants will learn the three fundamental settings (ISO, Aperture, and shutter speed) to make a high quality image.

Participants for this workshop will need a camera such as a DSLR or mirrorless camera. A point and shoot camera with manual setting would also be fine.

Paint Party [FOR TEENS] - 13+

SNACKS * TRANSPORTATION* MATERIALS * PROFESSIONAL ARTIST INSTRUCTION

All this is included in our outdoor still-life paint party for teens.

Encaustic Plexiglass Art - Adult [14+]

Encaustic art is an ancient technique using heated wax to create colour, texture and depth.

Encaustic Plexiglass Art   - Adult [14+]

Encaustic art is an ancient technique using heated wax to create colour, texture and depth

Past - Fibre

3D Felted Vessel Workshop

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.

Basic Wool Felting for Kids - Ages 4+

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.

Basic Nuno Felting - Adult

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.

The Art of Macrame: Hanging Planters - Teen - Adult
Art of Macrame: Dream Catcher - 8+

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.

Nuno Felting Alpaca Scarf Workshop

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.

Nuno Felting Alpaca Scarf Workshop

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.

Past - Literary

Creative Writing Workshop: Finding Your Voice - Ages 16+

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

Creative Writing with Cael Cohen - Grades 7 & 8

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.

Creative Writing [Teens] with Cael Cohen - Teen

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.

Playwriting at Crazy Pants Theatre Co. - Ages 10 - 18

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.

Secrets of Writing a Page-turner

Ever stayed up all night reading a book? In this workshop, you’ll learn you how to build that kind of tension. And we'll help you put into practice the techniques professionals use – on every page and in every kind of story – to create drama and tension.

Past - Music

Barrie ORMTA Branch Competition & Masterclass - Level 8+
Master Class: Piano with Christopher Norton

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.

Barrie ORMTA Workshops

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!

Master Class Series: Dramatic Audition Techniques  - Youth Master Class

Instructor J.P. Baldwin will host a Q&A session, and give the students an opportunity to perform their monologue and/or song with detailed feedback.

Master Class Series:Songwriting Workshop with Glenn Marais - all ages

Join Juno-nominated musician Glenn Marais for a fun workshop deconstructing the songwriting process.

Master Class Series: Acting the Song - youth

Catherine will address the challenge all singers face in balancing technical demands with the need to communicate the story told by the song.

Master Class Series: Piano Master Class with Christopher Norton - all ages
Master Class Series: Piano Improvisation with Christopher Norton - all ages

Past - Theatre

Super Shorts! at Crazy Pants Theatre - Age 4 & 5

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

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!

Drama Workshop

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

Shrek the Musical: Summer Theatre for Youth - Ages 9 - 18

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.

Crazy Shorts Monday - Ages 6 - 9

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. 

Improv-Tastic  - Ages 10 - 15

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!

Main Stage  - Ages 10 - 18

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!

Crazy Shorts - Wednesdays - Ages 6 - 9

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. 

Broadway Bound - Ages 10 - 18

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

Supper Shorts  - Ages 4 & 5

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.

Summer Youth Theatre - Grades 5 to 12

Summer theatre for ages 10 to 18 [Non-Musical Production]
**New program**

Your child will thrive in CPTC's amazing summer program for grades 5 to 12. Jam-packed with excitement and creativity this is soon to be one of our most popular programs. In the span of two weeks actors will rehearse and produce a show for the public. Actors and audiences love CPTC productions that are filled with interesting and fun characters for actors to tackle. Your child will love the engaging and encouraging environment created by the CPTC production team. An amazing experience for any actor.

Summer Youth Theatre [Alliston] - Ages 6 - 9

This summer your child will have a blast being creative both on stage and off, getting hands on with craft projects, storytelling, drama games and a performance. Whether you have a shy actor or one that loves to entertain, this program will provide a safe and exciting learning experience for young actors of all skills, and learning abilities to grow. And don’t miss out on attending their presentation on the final day. Your kid will have a blast building confidence and making memories.

Summer Youth Theatre [Cookstown Wk#1] - Ages 6 - 9

This summer your child will have a blast being creative both on stage and off, getting hands on with craft projects, storytelling, drama games and a performance. Whether you have a shy actor or one that loves to entertain, this program will provide a safe and exciting learning experience for young actors of all skills, and learning abilities to grow. And don’t miss out on attending their presentation on the final day. Your kid will have a blast building confidence and making memories.

Summer Musical Theatre - Grades 4 - 12

Let your child join the amazing summer cast of Matilda the Musical at Crazy Pants Theatre!

Your child will thrive in Crazy Pants Theatre's amazing summer musical program. At Crazy Pants summer musicals are jam packed with excitement and creativity. This is one of their most popular yearly programs and performances, they take a full scale musical and get it stage ready in four weeks. Actors and audiences love CPTC productions which are filled with interesting and fun characters for young actors to tackle. Your child will love the engaging and encouraging environment created by the production team. An amazing experience for any actor.

Summer Youth Theatre [Cookstown Wk#2] - Ages 6 - 9

This summer your child will have a blast being creative both on stage and off, getting hands on with craft projects, storytelling, drama games and a performance. Whether you have a shy actor or one that loves to entertain, this program will provide a safe and exciting learning experience for young actors of all skills, and learning abilities to grow. And don’t miss out on attending their presentation on the final day. Your kid will have a blast building confidence and making memories.

Summer Youth Theatre [Alliston Wk#2] - Ages 6 - 9

This summer your child will have a blast being creative both on stage and off, getting hands on with craft projects, storytelling, drama games and a performance. Whether you have a shy actor or one that loves to entertain, this program will provide a safe and exciting learning experience for young actors of all skills, and learning abilities to grow. And don’t miss out on attending their presentation on the final day. Your kid will have a blast building confidence and making memories.

Past - Visual

Drop-In Drawing Wednesdays - Any

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

Alcohol Ink Workshp - 14 - Adult

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.

Wax Workshop - 14 - Adult

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.

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.

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

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.

Painting The Rocks & Water in the Ontario Landscape - Adult

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.

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

Alcohol Ink Workshp - 14 - Adult

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Battle of the Brushes 2018 Registration - 16 to adult, all skill levels welcome

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.

Youth Art Classes at Maggiolly - youth

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

Maggiolly Art Workshops

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

Artists at the Gibson: Acrylic Workshop - Adult

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

Intuitive Soul Painting with Wax - Ages 14 to Adult

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.

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

Encaustic Art with Wolfpaw Creations - Teen - Adult

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.

Sculpture & More - Youth

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.

Stone Carving - Teen/Adult

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

Creative Card Making with Wax Art

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.

Join artist Sandy Brand the last Sunday of each month for Drawing and painting workshops

Decorative Plexi Glass Wind Catcher Workshop - Teen to Adult

Join Dorothy Shelton of Wolfpaw Creations in this interesting workshop. make your own decorative panels for you garden or home with melted wax, encaustic iron, and stylus.

Fun With Colour - beginner

Play with various colour techniques on tile and paper.

Sketching and Watercolour - ages 7+

A cardinal will be the subject of this fun class. Artist Lisa Rosati will teach young artists to sketch and paint with water colour. Each young artist will go home with a cardinal card of their own creation.

Still Life Inspiration - ages 8+

Learn various pencil drawing techniques working from a still life set up.

Windcatcher Workshop Wax Art on Plexiglass - 14 - Adult

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND !!!!
Join Dorothy Shelton of Wolfpaw Creations in this interesting workshop. make your own decorative panels for you garden or home with melted wax, encaustic iron, and stylus. This two hour creative class includes all supplies and is pen to ages 14+.

Artists at the Gibson
2019 Workshops

Supercalifragilistic Acrylic! with Lilian Lketke

Artists at the Gibson
2019 Workshops

DD Gadjanski
Acrylic - Contemporary Landscape

Artists at the Gibson
2019 Workshops

Bev & Pat Pour - Liquid Acrylic

Artists at the Gibson
2019 Workshops

Jessica Masters - Soft Pastel (the dry ones)

Artists at the Gibson
2019 Workshops

Doug Purdon - Watercolour

Doodle Mania in the Courtyard - Recommended Ages 7 - 14

Your kid will try their hand at imaginative guided doodle projects that will include themes such as doodle heads, doodle bugs & animals, monsters, 'shrinky' projects and more. Great fun for young kids and teens alike.

Miniature Madness in the Courtyard - Recommended Ages 7 - 14

Imagine your kid owning an Art Gallery of their very own, Wow! Each participant will create their very own mini gallery complete with original works of art. These magnificent gallery spaces will be theirs to take home to enjoy and play with.

Photography Workshop with Jim Craigmyle

The purpose of this workshop is to help participants understand the main elements of making a great photograph.