OPG Sunday: Colourful Flowers

Let’s celebrate Oshawa’s Peony Festival together! We will create fantastical colourful flowers in our studio space.

Free admission.

This is a drop in event. No registration is required.

This event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

OPG Sunday: Watercolour Collages

Join us for a special guest, Ms Love from The Love & Light Collective at 11am who will do a literary workshop with a story, active movement and discussion on a book called “Indigo Dreaming”. In the studio, create a watercolour collage inspired by the book and the Oshawa Art Association exhibition.

Free admission.

This is a drop in event. No registration is required.

A young girl living on the coast of South Carolina dreams of her distant relatives on the shores of Africa and beyond. Indigo Dreaming is a poetic meditation between two young girls—on different sides of the sea—who wonder about how they are intricately linked by culture, even though they are separated by location. The girls’ reflections come together, creating an imaginative and illuminating vision of home, as well as a celebration of the Black diaspora. This gorgeous lyrical tale engages the senses and evokes childlike curiosity and wonder.

This event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

At Gallery Homeschool

Join us for this loved and popular class which is truly inspired by our exhibitions and personal reflections. We foster a multi-dimensional approach that encourages individuality and imaginative problem solving skills using quality fine art materials. Spaces are limited.

Tuesdays, March 28 to May 16, 10-11:30am       
$80 Members / $90 Non-Members
Ages 5-10

Program is full / no waitlist available

Saturday Studio

This class is full.

This class is filled with art making that inspires creativity and imagination!  Each week will be a new adventure with sculptures, paintings, drawings, printmaking, and more using artist quality materials!

Saturdays, April 1 to May 13  
No class April 8

$100 Members/ $110 Non-members

Ages 5-8             10:30am-12pm
Ages 9-12            1-3pm

OPG Sunday: Patterns and Prints

We will be inspired by the patterns, colours and shapes seen in the Piecework exhibition to create two unique artworks.

Free admission.

This is a drop in event. No registration is required.

This event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

OPG Sunday: Fringe Feather Craft in Association with the Durham and Oshawa Metis Council

This month, create fringe art led by Métis Council instructor Kathy Morgan. Decorate your fringe with colourful beads and feathers to design unique art that you can attach to bags, purses or key rings. Explore the Mamanaw Pekiskwewina | Mother Tongues: Dish with One Spoon Territory project colouring book Story and Song to customize your own page and display proudly!

Free admission.

This is a drop in event. No registration is required.

This event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

Family Day 2023: Personalized Buttons, Eye Spy and More!

This Family Day, we are doing a number of different family oriented activities! Families can design their own personalized pin-on buttons, work together by creating collaborative art, and explore sketching skills with a silly still-life challenge! Check out our new Eye Spy game in the permanent exhibition space, who will find all the artworks first?

We will be open from 10-4pm on Monday, February 20, 2023 for Family Day. Admission is Free!

January OPG Sunday: Winter Wonders

This month, we will be inspired by the beauty of winter. Join us to make unique paper quilled designs inspired by winter landscapes. Then, use watercolour paint to design elegant symmetrical snowflakes!

This event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

Teen Afterschool Art Club

This class is full.

Ages 13-19

Come hang out in our onsite art studio!

Guided by our Youth and Family Programming Assistant, you will be encouraged to explore new techniques, work with a variety of materials, and express your unique personality through art. Each week’s activity is influenced by the artistic trends of youth in the local community to provide a positive outlet in a safe and inclusive environment. We will play around with printmaking, sculpting, painting, and more!

Materials will be provided at no cost to participants.

Upcoming Sessions

April 20, 2023: Watercolour – Still life stickers

April 27, 2023: Printmaking – Designing and carving stamps

May 18, 2023: Sketching – Characters and comics

May 25, 2023: Acrylic Paint – Working on wood

Please register ahead of time using the online form or by email at [email protected].

PA Day Camp 2022

This camp is full.

Join in the fun for a full day of art exploring and creating in the studio! We will paint, print and sculpt the day away. 

Monday, October 24 from 9am to 4pm

Ages 5 to 10

$45 Members/$55 Non-Members

Here’s how Camp will look this year:

  • The RMG will remain closed to public on Mondays – only camp participants onsite
  • Drop-off between 8:45am and 9am
  • Small camp cohorts
  • Mask friendly camp for staff, volunteers and participants
  • Rigorous cleaning throughout the day
  • Pick-up at 4pm

COVID -19 protocols and guidelines

Should we be unable to offer onsite camps, we will do our best to offer alternative options to keep your child engaged with art making experiences. If we must cancel camps due to public health restrictions, we will issue full refunds. Cancellations by participants will be subject to our cancellation policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions or concerns that aren’t addressed here, please feel free to contact the Learning Department. More detailed information about camps and the Learning Team will be sent to registered families prior to the first day of camp.

I see that you do online registrations, can I register in-person or over the phone?

While we prefer online registrations, we do accept in-person (cash, debit, VISA and Mastercard) and phone registrations (VISA and Mastercard). There is a mandatory registration form that needs to be completed fully for each camper at the time of payment. These forms are reviewed by staff and documented in order to ensure we know what’s what, and who to contact. We may reach out to families if we have follow-up questions prior to camp.

Families who choose to make payment over the phone will be emailed a copy of the registration form. The form must be filled out and sent back as soon as possible to secure the spot.

What is your maximum capacity?

15 campers maximum per camp.

What if I have a child that is outside the age range, can they still join?

All of our camps are geared specifically for children within the designated ages. In order to ensure the best experience for everyone, participants must fall within the indicated age range.

Are pre- and post-care available?

No, unfortunately, we are not able to offer this service.

What type of activities have you planned, are campers outside at all?

Campers spend equal time in the Lookout and the Studio. Camp will have in-gallery interactive visits include looking activities, games, and sketching. We also have a new fully fenced space! We plan to eat snacks and lunch outside, and play games, if the weather is agreeable.  We will also take advantage of beautiful days with outdoor art making projects whenever possible.

Do you provide snacks/lunch?

Parents are asked to pack a water bottle, peanut free snacks and lunch daily. There are two snack breaks and lunch is from 12-1pm.

What else might my child need to bring?

We recommend sunscreen and a hat for outdoors, if you believe your child may need a change of clothes please provide that.  The RMG is air conditioned and some campers may feel more comfortable having a hoodie/sweater on hand should they feel cold throughout the day. Please ensure your child wears art friendly clothing and comfortable footwear.

What is the staff to camper ratio?

We aim for a minimum of 1 to 7 ratio.

Do you provide a “kiss and ride”?

Drop-off takes place from 8:45am – 9:00am. We ask campers are signed in with a staff member in the front lobby. Families can choose to escort their camper to their “homeroom” or a camp staff member can ensure your child gets to their room.

Families may choose to do a “kiss and ride” drop off in the mornings at the front of the building starting at 8:45am. 

We require all families to pick up their camper in the lobby at the end of day at 4pm. Only authorized adults will be allowed to sign out campers.