Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Call for Artists: The Doors of Creativity!

Open the door to your creative self!  Artists of all skill levels are invited to decorate an old door to be displayed on the Gallery grounds during Doors Open Grimsby 2016. Our goal is to have 8 -10 doors on display on September 17th, plus one or two that will be painted during that day as a community art project.   Viewers will be able to vote for their favourite door – one lucky (and talented) artist will receive the Golden Knob award! 





Doors will be sold by silent auction at the end of the day. Individual and group projects are welcome, and yes! we can provide a door for you to work with. 

For more information or to register your project 
please contact the Gallery
905-945-3246 or gpag@grimsby.ca

Monday, July 25, 2016

Botanical Drawing with Karen Logan!

We've added a special workshop series to compliment our upcoming SONSI Exhibition!

Join us Tuesdays, September 1-22 as Karen Logan guides you through the anatomy of plant life.




BOTANNICAL DRAWING
With Karen Logan
Thursdays: September 1 - September 21
(No class September 8)
6pm-9pm
3 Sessions
$75 Registration Members receive 10% off 

World explorers brought artists with them to accurately depict the specimensthat were collected.  Using the collected specimens the artists would create scientifically accurate depictions of botanical flowers and leaves. This series will encourage the participant to observe nature more closely and will enable participants to learn a range of skills relating to botanical drawing. Students will be given step-by-step instructions on how to progress through botanical drawing projects. The drawing process when choosing botanical subjects will be discussed along with exercises on gesture, contour drawing, blending and burnishing. The workshop is best suited to students with some drawing experience and an interest in botanical art.
*Material List to be provided upon Registration

Landscape Photography with Phil Gebhardt: This Saturday!

Join us this Saturday for Landscape Photography with Phil Gebhardt!

"There are at least ten ways to improve your landscape photographs and you can put all of them to work for you immediately. You will learn the fundamental concepts and techniques to create outstanding landscape photographs. You will become an effective landscape photographer by understanding the organization and structure of photographs that grab and hold the viewers’ attention."






LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
With Phil Gebhardt
Saturday, July 30, 2016
1pm - 5pm
1 Session

$45 members/$55 non-members

To register, please contact the Gallery!
(905) 945-3246
gpag@grimsby.ca


More Drinks with Van Gogh: Some spots still available!

More ‘Drinks with Van Gogh’: Some spots still available!

This is our fun alternative to the other ‘paint nights’ out there- in a relaxed and entertaining environment.

‘Drinks with Van Gogh’ stands out as you will learn by painting from the master himself while enjoying drinks in a pub.
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. 

Van Gogh has already done the work–we will just follow his style, and in the process learn about his inspiration.
Ticket price includes all art supplies and instruction- the fun is free! 






Friday, July 22, 2016

Grace Cowling Watercolour Raffle: Own an original piece of Art!

Own an original Grace Cowling painting by supporting McNally House Hospice!

Tickets are just $5 each or 3 for $10
(available at the Gallery Shop)

The draw will be held Saturday, September 17 at 3pm!




Wild Animal Safari: Next Week!

Have a look at our fantastic art camps this year!


What kid doesn’t love animals? For those students with an equal love of wildlife and the Arts, this week will explore the captivating world of zoology through works of art inspired by their favourite beasts! 


WILD ANIMAL SAFARI!
JULY 25-29 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register  at the Gallery 






CREATIVE COMIC MAKERS
(ALL DAY CAMP!)
AUGUST 2-5 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-3:30PM 
$160 
EXTENDED CARE: $30, 8:30AM-5PM
Register at the Gallery 

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Grimsby Public Library invite you to  come explore the wonderful world of comics, character creation, and book-related arts. Through an exciting combination of literacy and creativity, students will create artworks and stories to share!







Thursday, July 21, 2016

Happening at the Forty!

Join us this Saturday at Grimsby's Happening at the Forty festival in Coronation Park! We will be located in the middle of the park in the Kidszone with our Never-ending Quilt craft activity. Decorate a square and we will add it to our amazing quilt! We will also have some blank bookmarks to decorate, so come join the fun!



Monday, July 18, 2016

Creative Comic Makers: All Day Camp August 2-5!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Grimsby Public Library invite you to come explore the wonderful world of comics,
character creation, and book-related arts. 

Through an exciting combination of literacy and creativity, students will create artworks and stories to share!

CREATIVE COMIC MAKERS
AUGUST 2-5 (ALL DAY / SHORT WEEK)
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-3:30PM 
$160 
EXTENDED CARE: $30, 8:30AM-5PM
Register at the Gallery

Our Summer Art Camps have been generously sponsored by Grimsby Hyundai




Friday, July 15, 2016

You are Invited to More Drinks with Van Gogh!

You are invited for more ‘Drinks with Van Gogh’!

This is our fun alternative to the other ‘paint nights’ out there- in a relaxed and entertaining environment.

‘Drinks with Van Gogh’ stands out as you will learn by painting from the master himself while enjoying drinks in a pub. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
Van Gogh has already done the work–we will just follow his style, and in the process learn about his inspiration.

Ticket price includes all art supplies and instruction- the fun is free!
click here for date, location & tickets













Wednesday, July 13, 2016

GPAG Summer Art Camps: Some spots still remain!

The summer is here, and at GPAG, summer means creativity!

We have a wide selection of art camps for just about everyone!





CULTURE CAMP ~ WATER 
JULY 18-22 (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 we will explore how water can be used in art to create images or form objects.  A creative, fun week with an interesting spin that is hands on but also thought provoking



WILD ANIMAL SAFARI!
JULY 25-29 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register  at the Gallery 

What kid doesn’t love animals? For those students with an equal love of wildlife and the Arts, this week will explore the captivating world of zoology through works of art inspired by their favourite beasts! 



CREATIVE COMIC MAKERS
AUGUST 2-5 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-3:30PM 
$160 
EXTENDED CARE: $30, 8:30AM-5PM
Register at the Gallery 

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Grimsby Public Library invite you to  come explore the wonderful world of comics, character creation, and book-related arts. Through an exciting combination of literacy and creativity, students will create artworks and stories to share!



CULTURE CAMP ~ ART FROM IMAGES 
AUGUST 8-12 (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

We will explore how we can use images to create art.  From guided painting, to more abstract ideas, the before and afters will be fun to compare.  Another fun and creative week that will expand your child’s creativity and concepts of art.



FANTASY ART WEEK
AUGUST 15-19 
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-12PM 
AGES 8-12 ~ 1:30PM-4PM 
$80 MEMBERS/$96 NON-MEMBERS
Register at the Gallery 


In a land far, far away, on a street named  Carnegie Lane, brave heroes and crafty villains will gather to  create wondrous works inspired by legends and myths of old. This is the perfect week for Fantasy-loving students!




CULTURE CAMP ~ ART IN NATURE 
AUGUST 22-26 (ALL DAY)
AGES 5-8 ~ 9:30AM-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 art filled week will be nature inspired.  We will use items from nature for creating projects, and we will create nature inspired projects!


*NEW Art Classes for TEENS!


AGES 12-18
1:30pm-4pm
Members $80/ Non-members $96 (Week)
Members $18/Non-members $22 (Day)


SCULPTURE WEEK
AUGUST 8-12 

Students will be working with Clay, found objects and more to learn the fundamentals of sculpture.  While creativity will be encouraged, participants will learn the traditions of three dimensional art and new ways to approach it.


PAINTING WEEK
AUGUST 22-26 

Using Acrylic, tempera, watercolour and mixed media, students will embark on the elements of painting, and the elements of art.  New and traditional techniques will be introduced throughout the duration of the week to create exciting projects.


Friday, July 08, 2016

We need Doors!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is prepping for a special event called The Doors of Creativity, and we need doors to paint!

If you happen to have an old door, regardless of its shape, size or age, we could use it!

Please contact us if you can help!

(905) 945-3246
gpag@grimsby.ca



Wednesday, July 06, 2016

*NEW Art Classes for TEENS this Summer!

This summer, there's something for all ages at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery; *NEW this Summer; Art classes for teens!

Join us for Drawing and Cartooning, Sculpture Week or Painting Week! Spend a half day, or join us for the week and SAVE!

AGES 12-18
1:30pm-4pm
Members $80/ Non-members $96 (Week)
Members $18/Non-members $22 (Day)


DRAWING & CARTOONING
JULY 18-22 

Participants will be guided through the exciting world of cartooning through drawing and painting exercises, drawing techniques and history.





SCULPTURE WEEK
AUGUST 8-12 

Students will be working with Clay, found objects and more to learn the fundamentals of sculpture.  While creativity will be encouraged, participants will learn the traditions of three dimensional art and new ways to approach it.




PAINTING WEEK
AUGUST 22-26 


Using Acrylic, tempera, watercolour and mixed media, students will embark on the elements of painting, and the elements of art.  New and traditional techniques will be introduced throughout the duration of the week to create exciting projects.


Friday, July 01, 2016

Happy Canada Day!



Happy Canada Day!  
July 1, 2016
In celebration of our country’s 149th anniversary, GPAG presents two prints by Canadian artist John Boyle, both inspired by historically important Canadians.
Tom Thomson, arguably Canada’s best known artist and the most important influence on the painters that would become known as the Group of Seven, is featured in a number of Boyle’s works including:

Untitled (Portrait of Tom Thomson). This Pop-inspired piece idolizes the historical figure with vibrant colours and rhythmic patterns.
 
Canadian Martyr Box includes portraits of prominent Canadian people, as well as Canadian places and things. William Lyon Mackenzie, Peter Matthews, Louis Cyr, and Eliakim Malcolm are painted on each face along with St. Paul’s Steeple and a Louis Cyr-inspired rocking chair.

John Boyle was born in London, Ontario in 1941. Initially intending to become a writer, Boyle changed his concentration to painting after visiting an exhibition of the work of Vincent Van Gogh in Detroit in 1962. A largely self-taught artist, he focuses his work famous Canadians and elements of Canadian landscape. Boyle is one of the few artists since the early twentieth century to focus on the Canadian sociopolitical figures outside of the realm of portraiture.
 
Boyle is known for emulating the colour profile of screen-printing by omitting half-tones from his palette. This creates a dramatic intensity in his paintings that reinforces the importance of the figures. Strong colour, richly patterned areas and figures spaced randomly throughout the painting emphasize the direct response of the artist to his world. His work places him firmly within the realm of the Canadian 1960s-era Pop phenomenon. His work was featured in the acclaimed National Gallery of Canada exhibition, Heart of London in 1969, which celebrated the regionalism that was developing in the Canadian art scene in the late 1960’s.
 
Boyle has been deeply passionate about artist’s rights throughout his career. In 1970 he was a founding member of the Niagara Artist’s Company in St. Catharines, one of the first Artist Run Centres in Canada. The following year, he was the founding spokesperson for the Canadian Artists’ Representation. In 1975, he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy.

**This post was queued to be posted on July 1.  Unfortunately, technology sometimes doesn't work the way it's supposed to and the post was not published on Friday.  These artworks are still on display in the Gallery if you would like to see them in person and help us celebrate our great country! **