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Adult Studios & Workshops
Block Printing with Tyler Vanholst
Silk Screen Printing with Kingi Carpenter of Peach Berserk
Colour Theory and Mixing with Diane Gordon
Bookbinding with Carolyn Eady of Sprouts Press

Special Events

* Summer and Fall Exhibitions Opening *

Artist Talk: with Joseph Hartman
Art Crawl

Youth Activities

Youth Council
Youth Council Open Studio

Literary Events
AGH Reads


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, June, 23 - Cancelled
Image: Gershon Iskowitz (Canadian 1921-1988) Uplands K 1972

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Block Printing with Tyler Vanholst

Saturday, July 8
12:00 to 3:00pm
AGH Annex

Design and carve your own rubber stamp in this one-day workshop. Participants will be guided through the design, carving and printing process involved in basic relief printing and leave with an understanding of basic safety practices. Price includes $25 material kit.

Regular Price: Members $75 | Non-Members $85

Registration Deadline: June 29

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Silk Screen Printing with Kingi Carpenter of Peach Berserk

Sunday, July 9
10:00 to 4:00pm
Art Gallery of Hamilton

Learn how to silk screen! Kingi Carpenter of Peach Berserk will walk you through designing, exposing a screen and printing your own image. There will be lots of materials to print on and you'll go home with an understanding of how to set up your own silk screen studio. Participants may purchase a screen from instructor for an additional fee if they wish. Price includes $25 material kit.


Regular Price: Members $100 | Non-Members $120

Registration Deadline: June 29

 

 

 


 

Colour Theory and Mixing with Diana Gordon

Sunday, July 16
10:00am to 4:00pm
Art Gallery of Hamilton

Through a variety of fun painting exercises, Diana Gordon will provide you with a solid knowledge of Colour Theory, a clear understanding of how to use colour principles in painting and confidence that you can mix exactly the right colour when you need it. Price includes $40 material kit.



Regular Price: Members $115 | Non-Members $135

Registration Deadline: July 5

 

 

 


 

Bookbinding with Carolyn Eady of Sprouts Press

Saturday, August 12
12:00pm to 3:00pm
AGH Annex

Join us for an afternoon of paper fun! In this afternoon class learn the basics of bookbinding and the tools of the trade. Participants will learn three different binding techniques to hand craft their own soft cover notebooks. This is a hands on class and everyone will leave with finish projects! Price includes $15 material fee

Early Bird Price (until July 14): Members $60 | Non-Members $70
Regular Price: Members $65 | Non-Members $75

Registration Deadline: August 2

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Behind the Scenes: A Glimpse into Studio Practices Panel Discussion with Joseph Hartman

Wednesday, July 5
7:00pm
AGH

Artists' working methods are as diverse as their work itself. Whether spacious warehouse-style spaces or intimate home-based work-rooms, these creative spaces are not often revealed to the public. This panel discussion features artist Joseph Hartman, talking about his exhibition The Artist's Studio, on display starting June 17, along with Alison Shields, artist and researcher, whose work explores creative processes, material practices, artistic research and the relationship between thinking and making through studio work. These two guests are joined by Devin Therien, curator of Behind the Scenes: The 19th-Century Studio Reimagined and Alana Traficante, curator of The Artists Studio as moderator.

AGH Members $10 | Non-Members $15


 


 

Summer and Fall Exhibitions Opening

Tuesday, June 27
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Remarks at 6:00pm
AGH

Join us for a very special opening of the Art Gallery of Hamilton's Summer and Fall exhibitions:

Carving Home: The Chedoke Collection of Inuit Art
Joseph Hartman: The Artist's Studio
Behind the Scene: The 19th-Century Studio Reimagined
Kenojuak Ashevak & Tim Pitsiulak: Drawing Life
Barry Pottle: The Awareness Series
The Living Room: Self Made

Free Admission. Artists will be in attendance.

 

 

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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: TBD
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 Dates: TBD
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.

May 25: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King,
June 29:Wenjack by Joseph Boyden & Secret Path (Graphic Novel)

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
All books are available for purchase at the AGH.
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: 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

Wednesday, July 5
5:00 to 6:00pm

New Members are invited to bring a friend on a special tour of our new Summer and Fall exhibitions. 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!

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

  

 

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