Join us for a FREE youth art drop-in! Open to youth aged 15-25, materials and snacks are provided during the workshop.
Come join us in the making of your very own queer icon mixed media masterpiece! Inspired by the work of artist Gabriel Garcia Roman, as well as Abrahamic religious icon portraits, Vern Martin-Ivie will guide your creation of an icon portrait, with five historical queer icons to choose from. You can collage, paint, and design your icon to your heart’s desire. Participants are welcome to bring their own queer icon photo to work with, as well as their own collage supplies and decorations, but all materials will also be provided.
Reservations are required for this event and all materials will be provided. If you have any questions, please email us! 🙂 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The wearing of masks during this event is not mandatory, but it is encouraged.
Vern Martin-Ivie loves to connect to the world through creativity. They desire a world where the arts are entirely equitable and inclusive to all identities, with no barriers for those who are historically marginalized. They are a proud advocate for queer and transgender rights, as well as an artist, arts administrator, and aspiring community educator. Vern’s interests start in collage, and extend to all sorts of disciplines and mediums, including poetry, graphic design, and digital art. Their work reflects their experiences as a disabled, fat, trans and queer person, and often carry themes like nostalgia, affirmations, and mental health.
Headshot by Rémi Thériault
In partnership with Capital Pride.
Join us in person to learn observational sketching techniques from an educator at the Ottawa Art Gallery.
On October 28, we will draw faces on pumpkins and then sketch them within the public settings of the gallery. Materials will be provided and participants will be able to bring their pumpkins back home with them!
The workshop will be lead by OAG Learning and Engagement Assistant Alexia-Leana Kokozaki, a Canadian-Cypriot artist based in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
Join us virtually on October 29 at 6:30 pm for a sticker workshop with Oreon Yepes!
ALL YOUTH ARE WELCOME, SAFE SPACE.
Free kits provided. Each kit includes two fine point pens, sticker labels as well as laminating sheets. To get one, simply sign up below by October 22 and drop by the gallery the following week to pick it up!
Kit pick-up location and time:
Ottawa Art Gallery, 10 Daly Ave.
Tuesday, October 26, 3 – 6 pm.
Creative Sundays are back! Join us on Sunday, October 24th for a free family art activity. Discover the current exhibitions and get creative with a weaving workshop inspired by works from Greta Grip and Peter Owusu-Ansah. This activity encourages participants to bring together color and yarn to make weaved artworks that are dynamic and textured. All materials will be provided.
Book your free gallery admission below and come visit us in the Studio!
This event will follow provincial Covid protocols.
Join us for a Special Edition of Creative Sundays on December 12! Led by artists Greta Grip and Lee Jones, brighten your weekend with a free family art activity where you will learn how to make a light up bookmark. All materials are provided.
This program will be presented in English. There will be bilingual programming staff onsite to help in French as needed.
Spots are limited and registration is required for this program. Click below to register!
This event will follow provincial COVID-19 protocols.