March Break at the GPAG!
This week of art and fun includes a wide variety projects incorporating painting, printmaking, clay sculpture, collage, book-related arts and found object sculpture, as well as a guided visit of our current exhibition Sites Re-Seen featuring works by artists Tod Ainslie and Laurel Campbell.

Our camp classes are limited to 15 participants each and are led by qualified educators in both the Arts and teaching techniques. Co-operative learning and creative expression are encouraged while fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination are developed with each project. Each day focuses on a specific media so your child can pick their favourite, try something new, or join us for the whole week for an exciting, well-rounded Art experience.
Students are grouped according to age, with all working on similar projects adapted to their individual skill levels.

March Break 2013: March 11th-15th
Single Class: members $18/ non-members $22
Whole Week: members $80/ non-members $96

Sign up for single days or the whole week!
Register today! Call 905-945-3246

Mini Maker Mornings
9:30 am-12:00 noon
Children  ages 5-8 years old


Avid Artists Afternoons
1:30 pm-4:00 pm
Children ages 8-12 years old

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


Art Tots
With Brigitte Huard
From ages 3+ years with a parent
Wed March 27, April 3, 10, 17 (4 sessions)
10:00 - 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 April 13, 20, May 4, 11, 18, 25
(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  April 13, 20, May 4, 11, 18, 25
(6 sessions)
1- 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


From Words to Image to Music
With George Brasovan
Sunday May 5 from 2– 4 pm
Ages 14 +
This course takes the participants through a creative process starting with a sentence (statement) leading to a story  to poetry/lyrics to images (graphics/video) and music. The final product will consists of a multimedia project assembled and edited on computer to be taken home at the end of the course in the DVD format. The course aims to provide a creative environment in which the participants can feel free to express themselves as a group or individually and learn how to create content and links in various media and how to use available user-friendly technology to bring it all together. The full course was recently part of a project involving students, teachers and parents in Toronto. Titled "Project Discovery" it received a number of awards including the 'Prime Minister Award for Teaching Excellence". 
Free Information Session. Please call 905-945-3246 to reserve a seat.


Paint Play
With Jan Yates
Tuesdays March 26, April 2 & 9
(3 sessions) 6- 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

Encaustic Workshop
With Jan Yates
Sunday April 7 (1 session)
1:30- 4:30 pm
Ancient and intriguing, this method of painting originated in Greece, where it was used for the earliest easel and mural painting. A heady combination of colour, melting wax and heat, encaustic mixes dry and oil pigments in hot beeswax.
Artist & educator Jan Yates has been working with this luscious medium for over 15 years and will share techniques including image transfer, collage, colour, glazing, layering, relief, and drawing.
Classes are enjoyable for 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.
$25 members/ $35 non-members

Life Drawing
No instructor
Wed April 3, 17 & May 1, 15 (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

Necklace and Earring Set Workshop
With Crystal Zettel
Sunday April 21 (1 session)
1:30 pm- 4:30 pm  
Using basic wirework techniques, participants will make a beautiful Y drop necklace and earring set. Perfect for the beginner or students interested in  furthering their skills.
A materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor at the start of class will cover a personal kit containing Chinese crystals and fresh water pearls and your choice of gold plated or silver plated tone findings (please notify your preference upon registration). Students must bring: scissors, flat nose and round nose, flush cutters.
$25 members / $35 non–members
Seniors Art Classes
at the Grimsby Senior Centre
Andrea Eby
Fri April 5– May 10 (6 sessions)
(April 19th class will be held at the Art  Gallery)
1– 3 pm
This NEW drawing & painting course will give you the control you need and the freedom you desire to enjoy the process of creating your own masterpiece! From novice to advanced– all are welcome! Classes will take place in the new activities room at the Grimsby Seniors Centre. All materials are included.
$60 per student

Please register early to avoid disappointment! Spaces are limited.

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. 

Thank you for supporting the Arts in your community!


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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