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All Ages

Family Sundays

Time: 1-2:00pm & 2:30-3:30pm

Cost: $5 or FREE for Members (*no HST)

Families of all ages are invited to make creative projects together as a family! During these short workshops, local artists will present you a variety of different and exciting mediums. The projects are designed for parents and caregivers to work in a collaborative way with their kids to make a piece of art – created together – to take home! Some projects will use special materials that are new to you and other projects will inspire new ways to use familiar materials that you may find in your cupboard or recycling bin at home. Join us for Sunday afternoons full of creative exploration!

*Please note that all projects are subject to change

**Please note that we have a maximum capacity of 25 participants for our 1-2 pm workshop and 25 for our 2:30-3:30 pm workshop. This number includes children and adults. Registration for these workshops are based on a first come first served basis. Registration can take place at 11:00AM on the day of at the front desk. 

March 31
Nature’s Portraits

April 7
Colourful Cuisine

April 14
Sea Wonders

April 21
Friendly Monsters

April 28
Stamp it Up

May 5
Lava Lamp Magic

May 12
Bouquets of Love

May 19
Silly Snails

May 26
Kite Tail Tapestry

June 2
Airy Dandelions

June 9
Heart Berries

June 16
King of the Castle

June 23
Monotype Magic

June 30
Expressive Geometry

Olga Hewett

Olga Hewett is a practicing artist, educator and creative director. She received her art degree from University of Northern Iowa with emphasis on painting and graphic design. While living in Toronto, Olga worked as a web designer and a creative director in the IT industry. After moving to Barrie in 2014, Olga opened a private art studio where she offers painting, drawing and mixed media art classes to both children and adults. Olga encourages creative self-expression while helping her students develop a strong belief in their abilities and an avid understanding of the importance of art in their lives. She believes that when it comes to art, the process matters more than the end result.

Parallel to running an art studio, Olga operates a web design business where she helps her clients establish a strong online presence that is both appealing and profitable.

Olga is very excited to be a part of the MacLaren Art Center team as she continues to explore new ways to share her joy of artistic expression and creativity with the community.

Kim Brett

Kim Brett (she/her) is a practicing visual artist and educator from Simcoe County. She is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at Georgian College and earned her BFA at the University of Lethbridge, majoring in painting and museum and gallery studies. Furthering her studies, she delved into painting at AUArts and pursued Communications and Media at the University of Calgary. Kim was honoured with the Fine Arts Graduate Scholarship at Georgian and the John Clark Scholarship in Art at UofL, which included a month-long artist residency at the Gushul Studio in the scenic Crowsnest Pass. She taught printmaking at Georgian and is currently a visual arts instructor at the MacLaren Art Centre. Actively engaged in the local arts community, Kim has participated in numerous collaborations, both as a participant and organizer, contributing to events including Open Air Dunlop, Barrie’s Culture Days, Coldwater Steampunk Festival, and the South Simcoe Museum.

Kim has exhibited her art extensively across Canada and her works are held in private and corporate collections. She brings a colourful and energetic approach to her art-making practice, providing the foundation for developing engaging and experimental programming for her classes and workshops.

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