Winter Courses and Workshops


Art Tots
With Brigitte Huard
From ages 3+ years with a parent
Wednesdays January 16 – February 26 (4 sessions)
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

Arts Club Junior
With Katia Perez–Turgeon
From ages 5-8 years
Saturdays January 26 -  March 2 (6 sessions)
10 am - 12 pm

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 January 26 -  March 2 (6 sessions)
1 pm - 3 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


Waterfall Necklace Workshop
With Crystal Zettel
Saturday December 15  (1 session)
1:30- 4:30 pm 

Using wirework and basic stringing techniques, participants will make a beautiful and unique cascading necklace of crystal with chain during this workshop. Perfect for the beginner or students interested in furthering their skills. A materials fee of $40 payable to the instructor at the start of class will cover a personal kit containing an    assortment of crystals and Swarovski crystals, sterling silver chain and findings. Students must bring: scissors, flat nose and round nose, flush cutters.
$25 members / $35 non–members

Paint Play
With Jan Yates
Tuesdays January 8, 15, 22 (3 sessions)
6 pm - 8 pm

This series will open up new ideas and fresh ways of 'seeing'. Exploration in varying influences and techniques are emphasized and you will be encouraged to experiment with colour, brush work and paint application. We will work from direct observation as well as learn how to use reference materials so your paintings look fresh and vital-not copied. Choose your preferred subject matter i.e. landscape, abstract or still life. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
$40 members / $50 for non-members

Life Drawing
No instructor
Wed Jan 23, Feb 6, 20 & Mar 6 (4 sessions)
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

Introduction to Drawing and Design
With Chris O’Hoski
Tues Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 & Mar 5 (6 sessions)
6 - 8 pm
Traditional artists to high-end designers have always  utilized tricks for their compositions and drawings. This course is meant to take a hands on approach using    traditional materials, Art History and what discoveries led to the drawings and designs we see today. Open to all levels, participants will learn to take a fun, simple approach using a variety of materials, in a stress-free environment.
$70 members / $80 non–members

Cluster Bracelet Workshop
With Crystal Zettel
Sunday February 3 (1 session)
1:30 pm- 4:30 pm  

 Using basic wirework techniques, participants will make a stunning cluster bracelet during this workshop. Perfect for the beginner or students interested in furthering their skills. A materials fee of $30 payable to the instructor at the start of class will cover a personal kit containing Rose Quartz, fresh water pearls, an assortment of semi-precious stones and sterling silver. Students must bring to class: needle-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush cutters
$25 members / $35 non–members

Abstract Painting
With Priscilla Cranley
Thursdays February 21, 28 & March 7 (3 sessions)
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
Heritage Art Competition Workshop
With Andrea Eby
Sunday January 27 (1 session)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The 9th Annual Grimsby Heritage Art Contest is coming up! The theme this year is Grimsby’s Heritage. Your art piece can focus on any theme that portrays Grimsby’s rich culture and history. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery offers workshops and guidance to those who wish to create work for submissions. This art class will start with a simple history lesson through story telling geared to 5 - 8 year olds. Students will use their imaginations to create inspired works of art.
$15 members / $20 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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