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Newsletter and Brochure


Download our latest Newsletter and Art Class Brochure!

pdf GPAG March Break 2018
pdf GPAG Winter Newsletter
pdf GPAG Winter Courses and Workshops 2017-2018

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March Break 2018


Good Mornings Sessions  9:30 - 12:00 for Ages 5-8

Great Afternoons Sessions  1:30 - 4:00 for Ages 9-14

Single session $22 or $20 GPAG members
5 afternoon sessions $96 or $85 GPAG members 

Register by phone, e-mail or in person
905-945-3246 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Good Mornings  9:30-12:00
ART for ages 5-8

Monday March 12, 9:30 –12 ages 5-8
Me & My Shadow! 
Self Portraits  and shadows that steal the limelight!  A bit of cartoon and drawing mixed to make DYNAMIC MASTER-ME PIECES!

Tuesday March 13, 9:30 –12  ages 5-8
Oh My Dog!  It’s the Year of the Dog
It’s all art about dogs – all kinds, shapes and sizes with a bit of Chinese New Year Festive Flare! Let’s draw and collage some Qin Dynasty banners.

Wednesday March 14, 9:30 –12 ages 5-8
Indian Summer Bag of Wisdom!
Lets stitch, bead and decorate an amulet bag as we share stories about our journeys and culture.  Pick a gem for  protection and healing energy.

Thursday March 15, 9:30 –12  ages 5-8
Egg-cellent ART
Using paintable eggs and plastic and paper ones, we can create a basket of creativity.  Marble magic eggs, wacky monster eggs and egg pop-up art card!  Get creative with three mini magnificent egg projects. 

Friday March 16, 9:30 –12  ages 5-8
Blooming Paintings 
April Showers bring May Flowers. Let’s create watercolour magic that blooms into a work of art!  No skills required!

Great Afternoons 1:30-4:00
ART For ages 9-14

Monday March 12, 1:30-4:00  ages 9-14
Pop-Up Art Makers 
Make a set of cards or a mini book that explores the dimensional design of pop-out folded and cut paper that set the stage for simple stories & creative specialty cards. Learn some new drawing techniques to develop your own style and depth to your ideas.

Tuesday March 13, 1:30-4:00  ages 9-14
Year of the Dog Sculptures 
Make a Chinese new year’s art stand for your plasticine sculpted Lucky Dog! This is an assemblage and sculpting masterpiece worthy of the Qin Dynasty origin.

Wednesday March 14, 1:30-4:00  ages 9-14
Alien Galactic Contact 
Want to float in space and make contact with aliens? Make it happen with this fun perspective cartoon portrait and learn a bit about making space come alive. With drawing, painting and crafty fun.

Thursday March 15, 1:30-4:00  ages 9-14
WAM!  Words of Art 
Paint and sculpt a  3–Dimensional wall work .  Learn how to use an onomatopoeia that truly jumps off the page! Cartoon characters will be involved of course…

Friday March 16, 1:30-4:00  ages 9-14
Rock Paper Scissors & Magic!
A game of Art!  Let’s create board games, Fortune Tellers, and design a new trading card!

* All gallery programs are subject to minimum of 6 and maximum 16 registrations. Register early to avoid low enrolment cancellation.
* Payment is required at registration to ensure a spot and/or 7 days prior to the session/class.
* Registration  requires a guardian form to be completed before the date of the program – these are available at the gallery desk and on line pdf GPAG REGISTRATION WAIVER FORM
* 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.

Kids Classes

for ages 5 -9
With Sandra Mercuri
TUESDAYS: Feb 20, 27 & Mar 6 
4:00 – 5:30             
(3 Sessions 1.5hrs /wk)
$45 Members/$50 Non-Members

Draw, Paint, Sculpt! Take a journey into art making with this fun exploration of materials, tools and techniques. Learn to make animals from around the world in a variety of styles.

for ages 8 -12 
With Hannah Bronowicki
Sat. Feb. 24 1:30-4:00     
(1 Session  2.5 hrs)
$25 Members/$28 Non-Members

Learn and create in this young artists workshop. Make 3 small fun-framed art works to display in your very own stand-up gallery. Hannah will help you explore ideas and themes of an artist on a journey through Canada’s wilderness as you learn a bit about cartooning, painting and collage.


Adult Art Classes


with Julie Snider
Tuesdays: Feb 6,13 & 20    
6-8pm  (3 sessions)
$45 Members/$50 Non-Members

Join this 3 session workshop and get yourself started with confidence as you explore the paint, brushwork and key techniques of watercolour.


With Flora Hutterer, LPAA member
Wednesdays:  Jan 17 - Mar 7
(6 Sessions) *No Class Feb. 14
$75 Members/$83 Non-Members

Explore & learn to paint with more advanced techniques , tools and methods to achieve texture in a painting. Colour theory and perspective will be discussed and demonstrated  to develop dimensional buildings. Who says that you can't fix a watercolour? Learn of ways to correct your mistakes. Demonstration and individual attention.  Materials List provided at registration.

With Flora Hutterer, LPAA member
Sunday, March 4th (1 Session)
$45 Members/$50 Non-Members

Watch and enjoy the reaction between water and paint. Though you never know what will happen, you can react and discover the different effects that can be made using paint, brushes, and water. You will be able to use your creativity and intuition while learning the basics. Individual attention and lots of information. 
Materials List provided at registration.

Tuesdays: Feb. 27, Mar 6 &  20
6-8pm (3 Sessions )
$45 Members/$50 Non-Members

With nine hours of creativity, this Open Studio format allows each artist/student to determine their own needs; quick studies, gestures and extended poses. There is no instructor and each participant chooses their own media.  No materials are provided by the gallery. 

With Jan Yates

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 warm beeswax. Encaustic painting is safe, non-toxic and beginner-friendly. No previous art making experience required, just an open mind.  Bring a lunch and do a double workshop! Note: Materials lists for both workshops provided at registration.

Sunday Feb. 4,      10:30-1:30   (1 Session)
Saturday Mar. 3  10:30-1:30      (1 Session)
$45 Members/$50 Non-Members + $10 Mat. fee
This is an introduction to Encaustic painting hands on workshop. Participants will be introduced to image transfer, collage, colour, glazing, relief, mark-making and carving. There will be lots of time for hands-on play as written methodology will be emailed to participants after the workshop.

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING - Pushing the Boundaries     
Sunday Feb 4, 2:00-5:00    (1 Session)
Sat. Mar 3., 2:00– 5:00    (1 Session)
$45 Members/$50 Non-Members + $10 Mat. fee
Participants have time to explore alternative media incorporated with encaustic including  plaster, metallic pigment, relief, stenciling and shellac burns.

Please note...

 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. 

Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ont. L3M 1Y1
Ph: (905) 945-3246  Fx: (905) 945-1789
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School Programming


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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