Family Art Holiday Hoopla

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Enjoy a variety of art-full activities sure to get you in the festive spirit for the holidays.

Sunday December 4, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Our FREE Family Art Day Open Houses are all about making art and having fun with your family. Designed for beginners to advanced students of all ages, this is a unique opportunity to create alongside one another in a variety of disciplines from painting to pottery. It’s also a chance to learn more about DVSA and meet our wonderful faculty members who are the best at what they do.

Drop-in. No registration required.

HCF-logo-webFunding for this project is provided by Dougher Community Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation.


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Dundas Valley School of Art, Carnegie Gallery and Dundas Museum & Archives present


January 26 – 29, 2017
Beautiful floral displays and great art in the midst of winter

Three prominent Dundas locations present a walking tour of exhibits featuring original artworks and precious artifacts, accompanied by floral arrangements that take their inspiration from their paired work of art.


Artist Talk – Noelle Hamlyn

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Noelle Hamlyn is an award winning performance and visual artist using textiles as her medium. Her work has been featured regularly on the international stage including the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Intrigued by the possibilities of textiles, Noelle uses textures and fibres to evoke emotion. “I am drawn to materials with strong tactile qualities as metaphors through which to explore concepts such as memory, relational attachments, and cultural, family and personal narratives.” Through a diverse selection of materials and techniques, Noelle creates figurative and abstracted forms that are densely layered, much like the memories and stories with which she works.

Currently an Artist in Residence at the Living Arts Centre (Mississauga), her work is held in permanent collections of the Cambridge Art Gallery, the Peel Board of Education, the Japanese Paper Place, the City of Mississauga Culture Division, Peel Museum and Archives (PAMA) and the Cleveland University Hospitals. More about Noelle and her work can be found at www.noellehamlyn. com.

Friday, February 3 – 10:30 a.m. – Free – No registration required.

Artist Talk – Reid Flock

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A move to Japan in 2000 profoundly changed the life of ceramic artist, Reid Flock. During his nine years of self-directed learning, exposure to Japanese ceramic art, and working under the tutelage of a master ceramicist, Maeno Yoshiko, in Ibaraki, Reid was able to deepen his appreciation for the Japanese aesthetic as well as come to a heightened awareness of who he is as a Canadian. In his work, Reid reinterprets the root of functional objects to great results, often playing with scale, adding unusual objects such as sections of garden-hoses and incorporating great ribbon-like clay appendages that flow out from their interiors and sides imitating the wrapping cloth on traditional Japanese kimonos.

In 2014, Reid was awarded the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and in 2016 was shortlisted for the Gardiner Museum Permanent Sculpture Competition. Learn more about Reid and his work at

Friday, February 10 – 10:30 a.m. – Free.  No registration required.

Dundas Valley School of Art 47th Annual Art Auction

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auction-logo-2017-webOur main fundraiser of the year, the bidding begins April 6th for the 47th Dundas Valley School of Art’s Annual Art Auction. Over 1,400 original works will be on display in all mediums – paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass, fibre art, jewellery and more. Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to purchase original, high-quality and affordable artwork.


Register now for Winter 2017. Classes available in Painting, Sculpture, Pottery, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking and much more.