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Adult Studios & Workshops
Painting Uncorked
Kickstart Your Creativity (April 29)
Experimenting With Abstraction II (Starts May 7)
The Magic of Soft Pastels (Starts May 7)
Collaborative Family Canvas
Art Journaling
Brush Lettering with Jenn Lewis

Special Events
10th Annual AGH Art Sale (April 27 - 30)
Art Crawl
Historic Walking Tour with Bill Manson

Youth Activities

Youth Council
Youth Council Open Studio

Literary Events
AGH Reads
JC Villamere: A Book Launch
SUBJECT OBJECT VERB: A Public Reading



Ongoing Events
Afternoon Tea at the Horse and Train Bistro (Every Sunday)
Seniors Discount Shopping Day (Third Wednesday of the month)
Monthly James Street North Art Crawl at the AGH Annex

Members Only Events
New Member Tour and Shopping Event



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AGH Studios & Courses

Painting Uncorked at The Annex
Last Friday of every month
AGH Annex, 118 James street North

7:00pm - 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Looking for a fun night out with friends? Want to do something creative but haven’t touched a paint brush since grade school? This is the event for you. There will be drinks and snacks and there will be paint! We’ll guide you through the whole process and you’ll leave with a great piece of art and a new talent. Each session will be a different painting project, so try one or come to them all. No experience is needed, all materials provided and the fee includes one drink. One of our most popular programs. Spaces are limited. Please register early!

Friday, April 28
J.E.H MacDonald, Rain in the Mountains, 1924.



 







 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 26
John Goodwin Lyman (Canadian 1886-1967) Anemones c.1939
Early Bird (May 12) : Members $45 | Non-Members $55
Regular Rate: Members $50 | Non-Members $60

 




 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 




Friday, June, 23
Image: TBD
Early Bird (June 9) : Members $45 | Non-Members $55
Regular Rate: Members $50 | Non-Members $60

 




 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

By email at education@artgalleryofhamilton.com
By phone at 905-527-6610, ext. 272

AGH Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60

 





Kickstart Your Creativity
This workshop, led by artist and creativity coach Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, is designed for those who are in the midst of a creative block, and for those who yearn to be creative but don't know how to get the ball rolling. Through a series of creative exercises blending collage, writing, drawing and painting, participants will produce small works loaded with exciting new potential. All materials supplied.

Saturday, April 29
12:00pm to 2:30pm
AGH Annex

AGH Members: $35 | Non-Members: $40




 

 



 

 

 

 






Experimenting With Abstraction II
Taking inspiration from Staging Abstraction, sessions will focus on techniques, materials and tools for painting. With instructor Ann Manson, participants will be challenged to explore hard-edged, carefully planned compositions and to let go and see where the paint takes them. This course is for beginners and those who would like to explore the language of abstraction in greater depth, past participants welcome. All materials provided.

Sundays: May 7, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 25
10:00am to 12:30pm
AGH

Early Bird (April 23): Members $150 | Non-Members $175
Regular Price: Members $165 | Non-Members $195
Registration Deadline: April 28






The Magic of Soft Pastels
In a fun, relaxed atmosphere, Clarence Porter will introduce participants to the magic of soft pastels. The course is designed to support beginners as well as those with experience. Participants will explore basic to more advanced techniques. The classes will touch on elements of colour theory, composition and design and you'll take home one or more finished pieces. Past participants welcome. All materials provided.

Sundays: May 7, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 25
1:30pm to 4:00pm
AGH

Early Bird (April 23): Members $150 | Non-Members $175
Regular Price: Members $165 | Non-Members $195
Registration Deadline: April 28

 

 

 

 

 


Collaborative Family Canvas
Celebrate family by working together to create a work of art. Artist-instructor Amanda McKinney Sparrow will walk you and your child through negotiating the painting process. You will go home with a completed 16"x20" canvas and lots of memories! (A ratio of one adult to one child is recommended). Course fee is per canvas - adult and child will work together on one piece.

Saturday, May 13
12:00pm to 2:30pm
AGH Annex

Early Bird (April 28): Members $45 | Non-Members $55
Regular Price: Members $50 | Non-Members $60
Registration Deadline: May 10

 

 

 

 


 

Art Journaling
Keeping a sketchbook is an important practice for many artists, but can be fun for anyone! Whether you are new to the practice or just looking to take yours in a new direction, this class is for you. Tyler Vanholst will introduce several mixed media techniques and ideas to spark your creativity. All materials provided.

Image: Tyler Vanholst

Tuesdays: May 30, June 6, 13, 20
6:00pm to 8:30pm
AGH Annex

Early Bird (April 28): Members $110 | Non-Members $135
Regular Price: Members $120 | Non-Members $150
Registration Deadline: May 10


 

 

 

 


 

 

Brush Lettering with Jenn Lewis

Saturday, June 10
12:00pm to 3:00pm
AGH Annex

Brush marker lettering is fun and easy to learn and is a great way to adapt your handwriting into a fun script. This workshop will teach you about the basics of brush marker lettering, and a simple alphabet to help you develop your own brush marker script. Then we will put everything we learned together to create a framed piece of work you can take home and be proud of. All materials provided.

Early Bird (May 12): Members $95 | Non-Members $105
Regular Price: Members $100 | Non-Members $110
Registration Deadline: June 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








AGH Art Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Doug MacBean, oil on canvas, 40" x 60"

10th Annual AGH Art Sale

April 27 - 30

AGH Members Preview | Thursday, April 27, 4pm
Opening Reception | Thursday, April 27, 5-9pm

ART SALE HOURS
Thursday, April 27: 5pm - 9pm
Friday, April 28: 11am - 9pm
Saturday, April 29: 12pm - 5pm
Sunday, April 30: 12pm - 5pm

The Art Gallery of Hamilton is proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the AGH Art Sale in 2017. Over the years we have attracted an ever-growing community of art collectors and art lovers in Hamilton and beyond and raised the profile of a wide selection of local and regional artists working in many styles, mediums and price points. Organized by Gallery’s Art Rental + Sales program, the Art Sale has benefitted both artists and Gallery alike, supporting participating artists and raising much needed funds to support AGH programming.

 

 


 

AGH Historial Walking Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamilton's Stone Age of Architecture, 1800-1900:
A Historical Walking Tour with Bill Manson

Saturday, June 3
9:00am to 1:00pm

AGH Members $40 | Non-Members $50
Includes buffet lunch.

By Canada's confederation in 1867, the city of Hamilton had established itself as a major cultural, commercial, and transportation centre in the new Province of Ontario. This status was reflected in many of the city's public and private buildings. Unfortunately, over the many decades, only some have survived. Join Hamilton historian and AGH docent, Bill Manson and docent, Ann Manson, on a 5km walk to explore Hamilton's "Stone-Age" through an illustrated talk, followed by a walk through the North Durand neighbourhood. A buffet lunch will follow, in one of the survivors of Hamilton's "Stone-Age" buildings on James North.

9:15am - Registration and refreshments, AGH
9:30am - Illustrated talk: Fischer Gallery, AGH
10:30am - Guided walk
12:00pm - Buffet lunch at The Junction

NOTE: The luncheon venue is not wheelchair accessible. The return walk to the AGH (and parking) is about 10 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 



AGH Youth




AGH Youth Council
If you are between 15 and 24, and have an interest in art and culture, and sharing time with your peers, you are invited to join the AGH Youth Council, an engaging group that works together with AGH staff to create youth-centred, youth-directed activities just for you. Come and see what we’re all about. Bring your friends, meet some new people, make some art and make some change. All activities are free for everyone. Free Admission

Upcoming Meetings: Fridays: May 5, June 2
4:00 - 6:00pm


Email us to RSVP and for details youth@artgalleryofhamilton.com








AGH Youth Council Open Studio
The Youth Council Open Studio offers a safe and creative space for youth to gather, socialize with other emerging artists, collaborate on art projects, work independently, and explore new techniques and materials. No experience required.Ages 14-24. Free Admission

Upcoming: : Thursdays: May 18, June 15
4:00 - 6:00pm


Email us to RSVP and for details youth@artgalleryofhamilton.com










AGH Literary Events


AGH READS

AGH Reads One
Last Thursday of the month at 6pm at the AGH
In this group we will explore art-themed books, both fiction and non-fiction that may use AGH exhibitions as an entry point. Selections will challenge participants to consider art from many different perspectives. This group features a variety of art-related books, covering a span of art historical periods and artists, and supported by the HPL’s Book Club Kits program.

April 27: The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
May 25: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King,
June 29: TBD

AGH Reads Two
Monthly Saturdays at 2pm at the Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch
This group features a variety of art-related books, covering a span of art historical periods and artists, and supported by the HPL’s Book Club Kits program. For information call 905-546-3200 x3434

May 13:
Madame Picasso by Kyo Maclear
June 17:
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

AGH Annex Reads

Second Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the AGH Annex

The AGH READS Book Club is bringing a new chapter to the Annex featuring Canadian literature with a special focus on regional authors and settings. Come out and enjoy an evening of discussion in the heart of the arts district at the AGH Annex.

April 19: Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis
May 10: The Fishers of Paradise by Rachael Preston

All books are available for purchase at the AGH.
Free Admission

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JC Villamere: A Book Launch
Thursday, May 11
6:00pm - 8:00pm

AGH Annex

J.C. Villamere has published her writing in a swath of Canadian publications including the Globe and Mail, Elle, Canadian Living, Hamilton Magazine, and others. She is now set to launch her first book, "Is Canada Even Real?" a sort of hipster quiz book focused on everything that is quirky about our country.

Free Admission.

 

 

 

 





 

 




SUBJECT OBJECT VERB: A Public Reading
Sunday, May 14
2:00pm - 4:00pm

As a wrap up to the first iteration of the Gallery Living Room space, author and Living Room contributor Gary Barwin will host a public reading from over 2000 typewritten pages that Gallery patrons contributed as part of this installation.

Free Admission.



 





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Ongoing Events

Afternoon Tea at the Horse and Train Bistro!
Every Sunday

Served in the traditional English style, Afternoon Tea features delectable loose leaf teas, sandwiches, pastries and petits fours, tea biscuits with cream and jams, and various savoury baked goods.

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in the beautiful ambience of the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Meet new friends and take the opportunity to browse the latest exhibitions. We look forward to welcoming you!

Afternoon Tea service is approximately 50 minutes per sitting.

$24.95 per person

Reservations preferred. Reservations can be made for 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm. by calling 905-527-6610 x 221 or emailing bistro@artgalleryofhamilton.com


 


Seniors Discount Shopping Days

Third Wednesday of the month

Seniors 65 years and older will receive a special 10% discount on all regularly priced merchandise at the AGH Shop and AGH Annex (excluding catalogues and Art Rental + Sales). The discount is also available at the Horse and Train Bistro!

AGH Members who are seniors, regardless of their Membership category, will also receive an additional 10% discount - a total savings of 20% - on Seniors Discount Shopping Days.

Upcoming Discount Days: April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20.





Members Only Events

New Member Tour and Shopping Event

New Members are invited to bring a friend on a special tour. Afterwards enjoy a double discount of 20% off all regularly priced merchandise (excluding catalogues and Art Rental + Sales) at the Shop at AGH and also at the Horse and Train Bistro. You don't need to be a new AGH Member to attend. All AGH Members are welcome!

Next Tour: March 2, 2017

Please RSVP to AGH Member Services at 905.527.6610 ext. 241 or email us at memberservices@artgalleryofhamilton.com

  

 

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