Wednesday, December 30, 2015

March Break 2016: Officially open for registration!

Our popular March Break programme continues at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery for 2016, and we're taking registration!

Join us for one class or spend the week and save!  With classes like Clay, Painting, Printmaking and more, you're sure to have fun in a creative exciting environment.

Spots won't last long!







MARCH 14– 18, 2016 

Single Class: 
members $18/ non-members $22 

Clay Day*: 
Members $22/ Non-Members $24 

Whole Week: 
members $80/ non-members $96 


MINI MAKER MORNINGS 
For ages 5 – 8 years 
9:30am – 12:00 pm 
Children will learn important skills and work with a variety of materials while exploring a new theme each day! Exciting projects will challenge and entertain students. 

AVID ARTIST AFTERNOONS 
For ages 8 –12 years 
1:30 – 4:00 pm 
Students will learn techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media, while being taught about art and artists. Each day will cover new ideas, artists and skills. 

Monday: Painting 
Tuesday: Printmaking 
Wednesday: Clay* 
Thursday: Collage & Book Arts 
Friday: Found Object Sculpture

Monday, December 28, 2015

Winter Courses & Workshops!

It may be cold outside, but GPAG's full of warm creativity with our 2015-2016 Winter Courses & Workshops!

For KIDS, we have The Art Club and Cartooning and Animation - All fundamentals of art are included in these courses!  Don't forget about March Break at GPAG!

For ADULTS we have Introduction to Watercolour, Encaustic Painting, Costumed Life-Drawing, Leather Pouch Creations and Bead Soup Creations!

Join us this winter, and let your creativity flourish!







THE ART CLUB
Natalie Armistead
Ages 5-8
Sundays: February 21 -March 6
2pm-4pm
3 Sessions
$30 Members/$40 Non-Members

Each week students will create a project in a different media! Make friends and learn valuable skills in a creative and fun environment. Students will learn the basics of fundamental art  practices and media while creating exciting works of art over the course of 3 sessions.







CARTOONING & ANIMATION
With Hope Grant
Ages 8-12
Saturdays: January 16-February 6
2pm-4pm
4 Sessions
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members

Participants will learn about stop motion animation, flip books, and special tricks for cartooning!  This 4 session series is likely to be FUN and creative. Through the use of story boards,  character creation and imagination, Cartooning and Animation will teach participants traditional animation, problem solving and collective brainstorming.






INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOUR
With Julie Snider
Tuesdays:  January 5– February 9
6pm-9pm
6 Sessions
$ 75 Members/ $85 non-members


Join Artist and Educator Julie Snider for this incredible introduction to a popular painting style.  Introduction to Watercolour will introduce colour mixing, techniques, winter scenes, floral and botanical details and a final creation of a still life.  This course is open to the beginner as well as the seasoned artist in a relaxed setting.

Material List to be provided upon registration.






INTRODUCTION TO ENCAUSTIC
With Jan Yates
Saturdays: February 13- February  27
1pm-4pm
3 Sessions
$55 Members/$65 Non-Members
Individual Session
$25 Members/$35 Non-Members

Encaustic mixes dry and oil pigments in hot beeswax.  Jan Yates has been working in encaustic for over 15 years and will share techniques including image transfer, collage, colour, glazing, layering, relief, and drawing. 
Open to those with no previous art-making experience as well as returning artists who want to further explore this alluring and tactile medium. A materials fee of $15 payable to the  instructor at the beginning of class will cover the cost of wax, tools and pigment. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
http://www.janyates.com/






COSTUMED LIFE-DRAWING 
(No Instructor) 
Thursdays: February 25 –March 31
6pm-9pm
6 Sessions
$70 Members/ $80 non-members

This six  session course will offer participants the opportunity to work from a model in costume  As with our regular Open Studio format quick studies to extended poses will be explored. Artists are free to choose their own media. 

No materials are provided by the gallery.





LEATHER POUCH CREATIONS
With Crystal Zettel
Saturday, March 5, 2016
1:30pm-4:30pm
1 Session
$25 Members/ $35 non-members

Using simple sewing techniques, participants will make a leather pouch. Perfect for the beginner or students interested in furthering their skills. 
A materials fee of $15 payable to the instructor at the start of class will cover a personal kit containing leather, crystals, porcupine quills and hair clip. 


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Give the Gift of Art!

The Holidays are here and GPAG has some great ideas
for the art lover!

Give the gift of Art this Holiday Season!

We have Classes for Kids & Adults, Canadian Made
items from the Gallery Shop or sign up someone special for a GPAG membership!


GPAG gifts keep giving the whole year!





COURSES FOR KIDS!





THE ART CLUB
Natalie Armistead
Ages 5-8
Sundays: February 21 -March 6
2pm-4pm
3 Sessions
$30 Members/$40 Non-Members

Each week students will create a project in a different media! Make friends and learn valuable skills in a creative and fun environment. Students will learn the basics of fundamental art  practices and media while creating exciting works of art over the course of 3 sessions.






CARTOONING & ANIMATION
With Hope Grant
Ages 8-12
Saturdays: January 16-February 6
2pm-4pm
4 Sessions
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members

Participants will learn about stop motion animation, flip books, and special tricks for cartooning!  This 4 session series is likely to be FUN and creative. Through the use of story boards,  character creation and imagination, Cartooning and Animation will teach participants traditional animation, problem solving and collective brainstorming.



COURSES FOR ADULTS!






INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOUR
With Julie Snider
Tuesdays:  January 5– February 9
6pm-9pm
6 Sessions
$ 75 Members/ $85 non-members


Join Artist and Educator Julie Snider for this incredible introduction to a popular painting style.  Introduction to Watercolour will introduce colour mixing, techniques, winter scenes, floral and botanical details and a final creation of a still life.  This course is open to the beginner as well as the seasoned artist in a relaxed setting.

Material List to be provided upon registration.






INTRODUCTION TO ENCAUSTIC
With Jan Yates
Saturdays: February 13- February  27
1pm-4pm
3 Sessions
$55 Members/$65 Non-Members
Individual Session
$25 Members/$35 Non-Members

Encaustic mixes dry and oil pigments in hot beeswax.  Jan Yates has been working in encaustic for over 15 years and will share techniques including image transfer, collage, colour, glazing, layering, relief, and drawing. 
Open to those with no previous art-making experience as well as returning artists who want to further explore this alluring and tactile medium. A materials fee of $15 payable to the  instructor at the beginning of class will cover the cost of wax, tools and pigment. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
http://www.janyates.com/






COSTUMED LIFE-DRAWING 
(No Instructor) 
Thursdays: February 25 –March 31
6pm-9pm
6 Sessions
$70 Members/ $80 non-members

This six  session course will offer participants the opportunity to work from a model in costume  As with our regular Open Studio format quick studies to extended poses will be explored. Artists are free to choose their own media. 

No materials are provided by the gallery.












Friday, December 18, 2015

Give the Gift of Art This Holiday Season!








The Holidays are here and GPAG has some great ideas
for the art lover!

Give the gift of Art this Holiday Season!

We have Classes for Kids & Adults, Canadian Made
items from the Gallery Shop or sign up someone special for a GPAG membership!


GPAG gifts keep giving the whole year!



Thursday, December 10, 2015

Echoes: Recent Acquisitions in Context opening this Sunday!



Echoes: Recent Acquisitions in Context
December 12, 2015- January 31, 2016

Opening Reception:
Sunday, December 13
2pm-4pm







Franz Johnston, Untitled
Collection of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery


Arthur Lismer, Tangled Forest
Collection of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery



Public Art Galleries typically have three primary functions: exhibition, education and preservation of visual art. Exhibition and education are the public face of the gallery. Preservation, including the various activities involved in building and maintaining a collection, is usually a behind the scenes activity. Grimsby Public Art Gallery, like many other contemporary art galleries and museums, is seeking to de-mystify the backroom. The gallery’s collection is held in trust for the people of the town of Grimsby. It belongs to the public and as such the public has every right to enjoy it – and to understand it. Echoes: Recent Acquisitions in Context seeks to increase knowledge about the collection by showing viewers how some of our recently acquired art works enhance existing areas of strength.

Most of the pieces featured in this exhibition have entered the collection during the past ten years. They include works by several members of the Group of Seven; pieces that help extend our understanding of the more traditional historic Canadian paintings in the collection. We have also added some significant works by regional artists that demonstrate the concerns and interests of both the individual artists, and concerns of our  society. Environmental issues, international events, even changing depictions of local landscape all help us to better understand our particular place in the world.





Tuesday, December 08, 2015

No Tax Tuesdays for the month of December

It's No Tax Tuesday today (and all December Tuesdays) in The Gallery Shop! A perfect time to pick up beautiful and unique handcrafted gifts made by Canadian artisans. Pottery, jewellery, ornaments, textiles, glass, metal and so much more!



Please note that members do not receive their usual discount, ALL customers save 13% HST only. Items cannot be put on hold for the sale.  Items already on hold are not eligible for the sale.