The Curiosity Sessions Part Two
Nov
19
7:00 pm19:00

The Curiosity Sessions Part Two

Phototransfer

This has been a highly requested technique to learn.  I guess you must be curious about Phototransfer! Learn a variety of processes to transfer an image to different types of materials.

If you would like to bring your images to work with please bring a saved copy of them.  

Nov 19 7-9pm- Phototransfer

20$ a person

Register @ Art in House on the Lakeshore mews or online here.

Art Night 2!
Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

Art Night 2!

Join us for a simple art get together! An incubation of ideas and process.
 

Bring supplies or use supplies (suggested 5-10$ donation or pwyc)
OR
Maybe you just want to chat art!

 

All forms of creativity welcome; Spoken word, music, fine arts and so on! See you there!!

The Curiosity Sessions Part One
Oct
29
7:00 pm19:00

The Curiosity Sessions Part One

Curious about Silkscreen/serigraphy? We've got the night for you.  Come down to Art in House and learn how to silkscreen.  Silkscreening is a wonderful printmaking technique that utilizes stencilling to create and image. Everyone can be successful at this process!

ct 29 7-9pm

20$ a person

Register @ Art in House on the Lakeshore mews or online here.

 

Stories We Share: Female Histories
Oct
22
7:00 pm19:00

Stories We Share: Female Histories

Female Histories is based on the public online submissions of over 30 photographs through the Stories We Share Facebook Page.

Inspired by these photos, the work features predominantly female figures in mundane, whimsical and intimate circumstances.  Using the elements of repetition, layering, outline and ghostliness, Jacqueline is interested in drawing parallels to personal and cultural memory. Using watercolour, drawing and mixed media works, she hopes to create a push-pull effect with our internal and external worlds that seem both familiar and unknown.

The inclusion of the online community within this body of work has created a collective and shared experience of nostalgia, insight and vulnerability.  We can often recognize ourselves within someone else's experience.  And this work is, in some ways, an attempt to capture the true nature of memory as it exists in many forms, including delicate clarity and vague fragmentation.

Join us for the opening of Stories We Share: Female Histories Saturday, Oct. 22nd from 7-9pm. Exhibit is on until Saturday, Nov.26th.

Special thanks to submissions by:

Rachel Bradbury

Shauan Umney-Gray

Douglas Bryan

Jenn Guerin

Cailyn Fitzerald

Valerie Marchand

Jennifer Goreski

Amber Autumn West

Susan Kendal Urbach

Annie Aspden

Lyubov Chepak

Heather Feltkamp-Houston

WONDER - Second Session
Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

WONDER - Second Session

Today marks the start of our second 4-class session of WONDER.

WONDER celebrates creativity, encourages curiosity, and uses art-technique to communicate our innate sense of wonder. We have redesigned all of our art-making experiences for this season of WONDER. 

This 4-class session runs Oct. 22 - Nov. 12.

Art Night!
Oct
20
7:00 pm19:00

Art Night!

Join us for a simple art get together! An incubation of ideas and process.
 

Bring supplies or use supplies (suggested 5-10$ donation or pwyc)
OR
Maybe you just want to chat art!

 

All forms of creativity welcome; Spoken word, music, fine arts and so on! See you there!!

ebb//flow
Sep
17
7:00 pm19:00

ebb//flow

ebb//flow
Heather Long

ebb: 
1. the flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea (opposed to flood, flow)
2. flowing backward or away; decline or decay

flow: 
1. to move along a stream
2. to circulate

Join us opening night
September 17 7-9pm
Show runs through October 15

WONDER - First Session
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

WONDER - First Session

Today marks the beginning of our first 4-class session of WONDER. 

WONDER celebrates creativity, encourages curiosity, and uses art-technique to communicate our innate sense of wonder. We have redesigned all of our art-making experiences for this season of WONDER.

Sign your child up for a 4-class session or save $10 by signing up for all 8-classes. 

This 4-class session runs Sept.17- Oct.15 (excluding Thanksgiving Weekend)

See details and register HERE

Marketing for Hippies 101
Aug
31
10:00 am10:00

Marketing for Hippies 101

This is a pay-what-you-can, day-long workshop where you can where you can learn the marketing secrets of North America's most successful green, holistic, community-minded entrepreneurs attract more of the clients you want (without ever sacrificing your integrity or spending a fortune).

Register HERE for the event.

Sprouts Gallery
Aug
27
Sep 10

Sprouts Gallery

Sprouts Celebrates Our Young Artists.

Here we go again! Our super fun Sprouts exhibit is back featuring the work of our young artists. Every summer the kiddos that come to our camp create amazing works that need to be celebrated. 

Bring your families to our annual Sprouts gallery exhibit in celebration of our young artists.

Opening reception is 6:00pm - 8:00pm, August 27th, but the exhibit is on until Sept. 10th! 

Some times Closing Event - Memories Campfire
Aug
13
7:00 pm19:00

Some times Closing Event - Memories Campfire

Join us August 13th for our closing event for Blair Poulin's work in "Some times". The night will be a bit of an experiment, with photography, music, and collaborative art making.

Event begins at 7:00pm. 

Make sure to bring a photo and some creativity as this will be an interactive opportunity to share and celebrate our memories.

Super Artsy Summer Camp - Watermelon Seeds
Aug
8
Aug 12

Super Artsy Summer Camp - Watermelon Seeds

Our Watermelon Seeds camp last year was so much fun that we decided to keep the name, but redesign the programs. Those who came last year can still count on the more playful themes, inundated with tons of colour, laughter, and collaborations with nature. The light-hearted nature of Watermelon Seeds will spill over into the textile projects done at Spool Lounge. Much of what we create in summer camp becomes the subject matter of our SPROUTS gallery show in September. See more about our SPROUTS gallery HERE:)

August 8-12 (ages 5 -12yrs)

CLICK TO REGISTER!

Super Artsy Summer Camp - Art City!
Jul
25
Jul 29

Super Artsy Summer Camp - Art City!

Last year's Art City camp was so much fun, that we are continuing this theme again this summer. Campers will be able to get out into the urban and natural environments to create, be inspired, and share their creations. Art-making and textile work will explore using recycled and reusable materials while celebrating the infusion of nature into cityscapes. Check out our blog to see some of the inspiring creations we made last year.

July 25-29 (ages 5-12yrs)

CLICK TO REGISTER!

SOME TIMES by Blair Poulin
Jul
16
7:00 pm19:00

SOME TIMES by Blair Poulin

At Art in House we are always exploring experiences and memory surrounding photography. It seems appropriate to have an artist create an experience delving into this theme. Why are we so enamoured with the moment caught instantly, with the ephemeral and with the re-creation of our moments. Why has the artist had the impulse throughout history to create handmade memories and stories? David shields, oh so eloquently sums this up, 

“Why do you take photographs so constantly, so obsessively? Why do you collect others photographs? Why do you scavenge in secondhand shops and buy old albums of other people’s pasts?

"So that I’ll see what I've seen” 

Please join us July 16th 7-9pm for, some times….handmade photographs by Blair Poulin. Scavenge through her experiences and memory and you might just see your moments. 

A note from Blair
Photography has always been a part of my life. I have a love and impulse to use all kinds of cameras; from analog cameras to the camera on my phone. The nostalgia of the photo had me looking for ways to express this feeling but in drawing. Using today’s access to the digital print with the feeling of history, I capture then create drawings that are simple and intimate moments to savour. These become my handmade photographs.

Give Local
Jun
24
Jun 25

Give Local

Join us for another Give Local event featuring the many incredible artisans from our community. 

Give local begins on Friday, June 24th at 10:00 am and runs until Saturday, June 25th at 4:00pm. 

Details can be found on our community page. See you there! 

Terrarium Building Workshop with Valerie Marchand
Jun
12
Jun 13

Terrarium Building Workshop with Valerie Marchand

Join Artist Valerie Marchand as she leads you in a Terrarium building workshop!

Come and get your hands dirty! 
Your choice of three succulent plants, natural elements(stone bark and moss) and quartz stone!

This wonderful workshop will be held on June 12
two time frames will be offered to fit everyone's schedule

Afternoon workshop 1p-3pm
Evening worrkshop 6-8pm
35$ per person

Register online at www.artinhouse.org/community OR come on down to Art in House on Lakeshore Mews in downtown Barrie.

FOUNDATION - Opening Reception
Jun
4
7:00 pm19:00

FOUNDATION - Opening Reception

We are excited to bring you the work of artist Valerie Marchand for the month of June! A great exhibit to kick off our summer gallery season.

Artist Valerie Marchand has always been a collector of things.  Curiosities of nature, animal figures and anything that peaks her interest as an artist.  Foundation brings together Valerie's work in stained glass with her sculptural assemblage.  Using her collectors sensibilities, Valerie has combined stained glass elements with pieces from her own collection to create the work in Foundation.

Join us for the opening reception June 4th, 7-9pm. 

FOUNDATION - Featuring Valerie Marchand
Jun
4
Jun 30

FOUNDATION - Featuring Valerie Marchand

We are excited to bring you the work of artist Valerie Marchand for the month of June! 

Artist Valerie Marchand has always been a collector of things.  Curiosities of nature, animal figures and anything that peaks her interest as an artist.  Foundation brings together Valerie's work in stained glass with her sculptural assemblage.  Using her collectors sensibilities, Valerie has combined stained glass elements with pieces from her own collection to create the work in Foundation.

Adult Silkscreen Workshop
Apr
22
7:00 pm19:00

Adult Silkscreen Workshop

Join us Friday, April 22nd for our first adult workshop! Bring a friend and get a discount!

Register HERE.

AM SESSION: 9:30 - 11:30PM

PM SESSION: 7:00 - 9:00PM

COST: $20 /person (or $15 each if you bring a friend)

Adult Silkscreen Workshop
Apr
22
9:30 am09:30

Adult Silkscreen Workshop

Join us Friday, April 22nd for our first adult workshop! Bring a friend and get a discount!

Register HERE.

AM SESSION: 9:30 - 11:30PM

PM SESSION: 7:00 - 9:00PM

COST: $20 /person (or $15 each if you bring a friend)

Aggregate
Apr
20
May 14

Aggregate

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate Dave's work on the opening! If you missed the opening, don't worry, his work will be on display until May 14th!

Changing Colours Workshop
Apr
5
May 10

Changing Colours Workshop

A big THANK YOU to the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSASC) here in Barrie who continue to help make this program possible!

This workshop is a 6-week session. Each workshop runs on tuesday evenings from 6 - 7:30pm. 

Dress for a Mess!

CLICK HERE to be directed to our Community page where you can register for the workshop as a member of the DSASC or as an accompanying sibling.

BUILD A CITY
Mar
5
11:00 am11:00

BUILD A CITY

On March 5th at 11am-3pm take some time to build a city together...

Connect creatively through collaborative sculpture at Art in House

2$ per piece of clay
FREE for paper sculptures

All ages
No registration is required. 

It's going to be a blast!

MAKE 4
Feb
27
1:00 pm13:00

MAKE 4

come make with us.

We wanted to experiment this year with our older classes. MAKE is a result of wanting our older student workshops to be more open, flexible, and creative. 

Come drop-in with us and MAKE. No registration required.

Come by for our fourth drop-in session, Feb. 27th, from 1-3pm. Check out our events page for more MAKE drop-in dates and times.

MAKE 3
Feb
20
1:00 pm13:00

MAKE 3

come make with us.

We wanted to experiment this year with our older classes. MAKE is a result of wanting our older student workshops to be more open, flexible, and creative. 

Come drop-in with us and MAKE. No registration required.

Come by for our third drop-in session, Feb. 20th, from 1-3pm. Check out our events page for more MAKE drop-in dates and times.

MAKE 2
Feb
13
1:00 pm13:00

MAKE 2

come make with us.

We wanted to experiment this year with our older classes. MAKE is a result of wanting our older student workshops to be more open, flexible, and creative. 

Come drop-in with us and MAKE. No registration required.

Come by for our second drop-in session, Feb. 13th, from 1-3pm. Check out our events page for more MAKE drop-in dates and times.

LAYERS Exhibit
Feb
6
6:00 pm18:00

LAYERS Exhibit

We have had the pleasure to partner with Barrie North Collegiate this past fall, opening our workshop space to 15 of their students.

The LAYERS exhibit captures the important work the students have made this year. 

The opening reception for LAYERS is this coming Saturday (Feb. 6th) from 6-7pm. Stop by to meet the artists, and hear about the process behind their work.

LAYERS will remain up in our Gallery until February 20th. See you there!

MAKE
Feb
6
1:00 pm13:00

MAKE

come make with us.

We wanted to experiment this year with our older classes. MAKE is a result of wanting our older student workshops to be more open, flexible, and creative. 

Come drop-in with us and MAKE. No registration required.

Workshops begin this Saturday, Feb. 6th. and run from 1-3pm. Check out our events page for more MAKE drop-in dates and times.