Fall Courses and workshops



Arts Club Junior
With Katia Perez–Turgeon
From ages 5-8 years
Saturdays October 6 - November 10 (6 sessions) 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Students will learn the basics of fundamental art practices and media while creating exciting works of art.
$80 members / $96 non–members

Arts Club
With Katia Perez-Turgeon
From ages 8–12 years
Saturdays October 6 - November 10 (6 sessions) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Students will further develop existing skills and improve creative thinking as they experiment with a variety of media and techniques in the creation of challenging projects.
$80 members / $96 non–members

Art Tots
With Brigitte Huard
From ages 3+ years with a parent
Wednesdays October 17, 24, 31 & November 7 (4 sessions) from 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Learn new art techniques and craft ideas that parents and young children can do together. Child friendly materials and a hands–on approach will allow junior artists to express themselves in a fun & safe way.
$27 members / $32 non–members


Life Drawing
No instructor
Wednesdays September 26, October 10, 24 & November 7 (4 sessions) from 6:30 - 9:30 pm

This Open Studio format allows each artist to determine their own needs ~ quick studies to extended poses. There is no instructor and each participant chooses their own media. No materials are provided by the gallery.
$50 members / $60 non–members

Intro to Design
With Chris O’Hoski
Tuesdays October 16, 23, 30 & November 6 (4 sessions) From 6 - 8 pm

Design is all around us. It's on our coffee cups, soda cans, magazine covers and even starts with the houses we live in. Traditional artists to high-end designers have always used tricks for their compositions. Introduction to Design is meant to take a contemporary look at how design came to be, and what discoveries led to the billboards we see today. This course is open to all levels, and will take a fun, simple approach using a variety of materials.
$50 members / $60 non–members

Lino Block Workshop
With Sherilyn Lehn
Sundays October 21, 28 & November 4 (3 sessions) from 2 - 4pm

In this workshop students will learn about shape, line and texture and how these relate to the composition of lino block printing. Draw, transfer, chisel, ink, and print as you explore the world of multiples using this wonderful printmaking method. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
$45 members / $55 non–members

Bare Bones - Acrylic Painting Workshop
With Andrea Eby
Sunday October 28 (1 session) from 1 - 4 pm

Skulls, bones and skeletons. To master the art of figure painting start from the inside out. Come study the human form without flesh in this creepy workshop and create your masterpiece in time for Halloween. Minimum age requirement is 11 years.
$25 members / $35 non–members

Abstract Painting
With Priscilla Cranley
Thursdays November 15, 22, 29 and December 6 (4 sessions) from 6 - 8 pm

Explore painting from a non-representational point of view. This course will review well-known abstract  painters while the instructor assists you in creating your own design ideas. All levels are welcome.
$50 members / $60 non–members
*All gallery programs are subject to minimum and maximum registration. Payment is required 7 days after the date of registration to ensure a spot. Classes are subject to change. Cancellations require 7 days notice to receive a full refund. The gallery is not responsible for missed classes, and does not pro-rate classes without prior arrangements. 

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is pleased to offer this opportunity to members with a family membership. Birthday Parties can be booked for groups of up to 15 children. You provide the cake, decorations and refreshments, we provide an artist to instruct the children in a craft or art project. We are happy to customize the activity to fit a theme if you have one in mind! Parties are 3 hours, with the art class lasting approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hours. The remaining time can be used for refreshments, games, gifts and cake. Parties must be organized during regular gallery hours and around Studio availability so we may not be able to accommodate your preferred time. It is a good idea to book your party early.

Fees for a 3 hour party are $175. A $50 security deposit is required on all room rentals. Media available: Painting, drawing, collage and/ or printmaking.

Remember ~ The Grimsby Public Art Gallery offers a wide range of programming for students at both the Elementary and Secondary School levels, including exhibition tours, and virtual exhibitions that bring the art to the classroom! Our Education Guide is available at the gallery for further information. Make sure your child’s teacher is aware of this great opportunity to enrich their students’ art education!


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