Saturday, May 17 & Saturday June 14, 2014
1 – 3:30 p.m.
*Price is per workshop
Workshop 1: Back to Basics
Saturday, May 17
1 – 3:30 p.m.
Are you looking to become more skilled at taking photographs, or would you like to master using your new camera? This workshop will show you how to manually control your camera and not be ‘stuck’ in auto mode all the time. You will learn how to use aperture and shutter speeds, ISO settings, a light meter and more to help you take the pictures you have always wanted to take. No point and shoot here! Join us and get to know the creative side of photography.
Workshop 2: Black and White Photography
Saturday June 14, 2014
1 – 3:30 p.m.
This is a great follow up to the Back to Basics workshop! Take the skills you learned and put them to great use as our instructor leads you though black and white photography. You will learn about light levels, composition, ISO tips, and more! Get ready to really appreciate the potential of black and white photography.
For both workshops:
Participants are required to bring their own SLR or DSLR cameras – PAMA will not provide cameras for this workshop. Film cameras are also welcome. Participants are responsible for getting film developed and printed.
Participants will have an opportunity to take a walk through our Photography in the Time of Digital Disenchantment exhibition after the workshop.
Adult Art Workshop
Monday mornings (4 week program)
June 2 – 23, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Why not try a bit of everything! Here is your chance to explore different art making techniques each week in a relaxed and creative environment. These workshops are for all skill levels and range from still life sketching, portraiture and anatomy. You will explore different media including charcoal & conté, printmaking, pen and ink and watercolour painting.
Inspiration for each week is drawn from PAMA’s collection. All materials are included.
Connections: Art and Book Club
Thursday, June 12, 2014
7 – 8:30 p.m.
PAMA and the Brampton Library are teaming up again for an Art and Book Club! Join a librarian from the Brampton Library to discuss this season’s selection: Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto.
The book explores the ambitions, passions, conflicts and desires of eight female photographers throughout the twentieth century. Following the discussion, one of our PAMA staff will take the group on a private tour though our photography exhibition, Photography in the Time of Digital Disenchantment.
To register and pick up a copy of Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto, please contact the Brampton Public Library at 905-793-4636.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Spend a relaxing Saturday making art. Our watercolour painting workshop will lead you through fundamental techniques, allowing you to explore your own style. All skill levels welcome. Most materials included – participants are encouraged to check the PAMA website to find a list of suggested materials.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Class length full day (6 hours includes a lunch break)
Cost of the kit is included in the workshop fee.
Instructor: Naomi Smith
Step into Canada's indigenous past by creating a beautiful and practical Native bead project.
Using traditional beading techniques you will create a traditional Strawberry pin cushion using historical materials and methods, based on a 100 year old Northeastern & Woodlands Native design. During the workshop, you’ll learn the history of this unique Native form of needlework along with a show and tell of historical and contemporary pieces.
A kit will be available the day of the program and will include everything required to complete the project: fabric, beads, needle and pattern. Participants should bring their own small scissors, flat nose pliers, a thimble, and magnifiers if required. Other materials will be provided.
This is an all-skills level class. Comfort with hand sewing is an asset but not necessary. Not suitable for young children.
About the instructor:
Naomi Smith is a Native Artisan and educator whose early awareness of her First Nations heritage forged a strong interest in Native American beadwork, adornment and textiles. She is actively involved in educating others about the ways of the First Nations people of the Woodlands and Northeastern area from a historical and contemporary perspective often through the story of beads.
Archives Series: Treasures and Oddities in the Archives
Saturday, July 19, 2014
10:30 a.m. – noon
Have you ever wondered what sorts of things lie hidden in the vaults of the Peel Archives? Now is your chance to find out! Join Archivist Kyle Neill as he discusses recent documents such as a signed Canadian copy of the North American Free Trade Agreement to documents showing the transformation of Peel County from farm land of the early 1800’s to the multicultural Peel Region it is today. He will also showcase an Avro Arrow technical drawing, a hand coloured 1849 map as well as a wide range of beautiful and bizarre photographs.
How To register Online
You can register for one of our workshops or classes by calling (905) 791-4055 to speak with a Customer Service Representative.
You can complete our registration form to register in person at any Access Peel counter located at 9 Wellington Street East.
Please note: As of April 1, 2013, there are changes to PAMA Admission, Membership, and Service Fee rates. Click on the above links for more details