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Glenhyrst Offering a Variety of Summer Classes and Workshops

Glenhyrst Offering a Variety of Summer Classes and Workshops

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant is open to the public Tuesday to Friday from 10 am – 5 pm with new protocols in place to protect visitors and employees. Normally, Glenhyrst would be rounding off their third week of the Summer Arts Camp program, but in consideration of provincial health guidelines and keeping safety their number one priority, they have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the summer camp program for 2020.

Fear not! Glenhyrst is excited to offer a variety of adult/teen classes and workshops so you can still safely make some artistic memories this summer! They look forward to welcoming you and brightening your summer with some fun learning experiences. Social distancing and sanitization practices are in place and class sizes are limited, so please register early for any of the below classes to avoid disappointment. For full information, including required materials and fees, or to register for any of the below classes, please visit

FREE PREVIEW! Write, Write, Write

Date: Thursday July 23, 2020

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This is a free (yes FREE) preview to the upcoming six week Write, Write, Write workshop offered by instructor Larry Brown. All you need is pen and paper or a laptop and you can get a feel for the style of writing workshop that is available a little later in the summer for some enjoyable writing instruction!

Illustration and Mixed Media for Teens

Dates: Wednesdays – August 5 to September 2, 2020 (5 weeks)

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Ages: 12 to 16 years

This Summer Art Studio class will have you learning new techniques, styles and processes in a variety of mediums including: drawing, painting, and print making. Creativity is the name of the game with opportunities to work on multiple projects inspired by art history. If you want to experiment with new techniques and create art that means something to you, this is a great opportunity!

Write, Write, Write

Dates: Thursdays – August 6 to September 10, 2020 (6 weeks)

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This summer has given most of us a little extra time to ourselves to collect our thoughts. This class will help you translate those thoughts and creative ideas onto paper. This class is multi-faceted with a change in focus each week. You will be experiencing short fiction and flash fiction, memoir, genre, how to write dialogue, editing your writing, and monologues. Bring along your favourite pen and some paper, or a laptop, and see where your thoughts take you!

Plein Air Painting

Dates: Monday, August 10, 2020 and Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (2-day workshop)

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm each day

“En plein air” is French for “in the open air” and plein air painting describes the act of painting outdoors with the ever-changing qualities of light and its effect on the world around you. On day one of this two day workshop you will get to watch a demo from the instructor and learn about composition, value, and colour. You will also have the opportunity to choose and sketch your idea. Day two will be dedicated to your plein air painting.

Watercolour and Mixed Media

Dates: Saturday, August 15, 2020 and Sunday, August 16, 2020 (2-day workshop)

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm each day 

If you have some watercolour painting experience and a passion for creativity, this workshop is for you. By bringing two of your own paintings (finished or unfinished), this will be the start of your journey of new and unexplored territory of watercolour painting.

Outdoor Photography

Dates: Saturday, August 22, 2020 and Sunday, August 23, 2020 (2-day workshop)

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm each day

This is a great opportunity to discover Brantford landscapes, nature, and architecture and learn about technical features on your camera to further develop your skills of photographing outdoors. It is part of human nature to appreciate the beauty of nature, so why not learn to capture it with your camera and show your family and friends! 


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