Get Creative Outside This Summer at Oakville Galleries

Join us at Gairloch Gardens for outdoor art fun all summer long with workshops for all ages, art camps and much more!

Children’s En Plein Air Workshop
Saturday, 4 June 2022

Bring the kiddos to Oakville Galleries for an outdoor art workshop working en plein air like the Impressionists! Participants will make their own sketchbooks and create beautiful artworks inspired by the lakeside views, sculptures, plants and flowers of Gairloch Gardens.

This session is $30 per child; with a Family Membership, this session is $25.50 per child. Pre-registration is required. Register now!


Summer Art Camps at Oakville Galleries
4 July – 19 August 2022
Multiple sessions available for English and French learners
Session Schedule and Registration

Cost: $238 ($280 for non-members)
LONG WEEKEND 4 DAY WEEK: *$204 ($240 for non-members)

Oakville Galleries’ day camps offer instruction in key art-making techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture, and then build on these fundamentals with fun-filled projects. No two campers’ outputs look alike, as every activity is adapted to suit our participants’ individual ideas, interests and abilities. For ages 6 to 12.

This year’s camps will focus on getting outside as much as possible, adding additional health and safety as well as using nature as inspiration. Classes will include instruction in creating artworks influenced by the beautiful surroundings of Gairloch Gardens and Lake Ontario. Each session will introduce new techniques as we bring them to life with our imaginations. Materials such as chalk pastel, watercolour, canvas and clay will be used to create beautiful masterpieces.


Plein Air Watercolour Workshop
11 June 2022
COST: $58.50 for members ($65 for non-members) + HST
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In partnership with Homer Watson House & Gallery and working with artist Ralf Wall (Raflar), this workshop will explore the art of painting outdoors and allow participants to sharpen their powers of observation. Using watercolours, participants will create their own landscape paintings while building their skills in planning their paintings, understanding colours and value, and learning new painting techniques. This painting workshop will take place in Gairloch Gardens amongst the many flowers, plants and mature trees right by the lakeside. What better place to paint than in such an inspiring environment!

Previous experience is not necessary as this programming is suitable for all levels. For ages 18 and over. This workshop fee does not include materials. Please see SUPPLY LIST.


Floral Arrangement Workshop with Mythology Floral Art
Sunday, 12 June 2022

COST: $216 for members ($240 for non-members) + HST
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Working with Natalie Schiabel of Mythology Floral Art, this workshop will focus on creating a garden-style vase arrangement using fresh, seasonal flowers and greenery in Mythology’s signature style – wild, artistic and creative colour palettes with lots of textures and unexpected results. Natalie will spend time talking about each flower, teaching students how to process the flowers (taking off petals, snipping, pulling off guard petals etc.), and how to assemble their own beautiful floral art.

This workshop will take place in Gairloch Gardens amongst the many flowers and the English Rose Garden by the lake. What better place to learn and create your own arrangements than in such an inspiring environment! Previous experience is not necessary as this programming is suitable for all levels. This workshop fee includes all materials and instruction. For ages 18 and over.

The first 30 minutes of the workshop will include a private tour of our summer exhibition at Gairloch Gardens, Friendly in the Knife-edged Moment by Toronto-based artist Paul P.


About Oakville Galleries
Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum located 30 km west of Toronto. Housed in two spaces—one alongside a public library in downtown Oakville, and another in a lakeside mansion and park—Oakville Galleries is one of Canada’s leading art museums, driven by a belief in the singular power of art and artists to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our communities and move us toward a better world.

For more information about Oakville Galleries, our exhibitions and public programs, please visit our website to connect with us by phone, or online!

OAKVILLE GALLERIES in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square
Tuesday to Saturday, 12 – 7 PM | Admission is always free, donations welcome.
905.844.4402 | info@oakvillegalleries.com | www.oakvillegalleries.com | @oakvillegalleries