What we're about

Whether you're interested in refining and experimenting with a new art medium, learning new life skills at a workshop, enjoying the countryside with new friends, or appreciating the on-site gallery, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre provides an oasis for you to engage with others and nourish your soul.

For people who love art, nature, culture, fresh air, health and wellness in an atmosphere where you feel welcome and at home. You are sure to feel like you're part of the family. All ages, stages and abilities are invited to our events and programs, including:

- Art Exhibitions & Classes

- Community Gardens

- Photography Workshops

- Self-Empowerment Workshops

- Drum Circles

- Nia Classes

- Tea Leaf Readings

- Poetry Sharing

- Stitchery Group

- Women's Health Meetup

- Group Visits

Benefits of attending our meetups:

- Exploring interests and talents for a more fulfilling life

- Fostering relationships with members of the community

- Ever-changing programs for a variety of interests

- Educational and fun

- Family-friendly and inclusive

- Affordable (many events are by donation)

About Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre (JCHAC)

Built in 1827, JCHAC is a barn gallery and studio in Oakville, situated on a 12-acre, 20,000-year old valley. It is a cheerful and welcoming sanctuary from urban life, where kindred lovers of art and nature come together to create, learn and grow. Heritage is a major part of the vision of Joshua Creek, stemming from a rich connection to natives, pioneers, farmers, and now it is a welcoming oasis of nature to be enjoyed by visitors. The gallery offers 2,600 square feet for exhibitions and events and is wheel chair accessible.

Upcoming events (5+)

INTUITIVE DRUMMING CIRCLE

Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre

Intuitive Drumming Circle From 7:00 – 9:00pm Upcoming Dates: March 26 April 23 In the spirit of a drumming circle, all ages and experience levels are welcomed. You will be led in a unified front of drumming, dancing and grooving; all moving you to a level of relaxation. Bring your djembes, frame drums, bongos, bodhrans, oscars, flutes or other percussion instruments that make your spirit soar. There are percussion instruments and several extra drums available for those who require a loaner. Until you have experienced what a collective can accomplish through percussion, you will never know how uplifting and infectious to one’s spirit the positive vibrations can be. Join us and express yourself! You will be glad you did! Donation: $10.00 per participant in gratitude of use of the space at JCHAC No need to preregister. Show up day of and sign in with Peaches. Hosted by: Evolving Families Foundation Additional information contact: [masked]

WATERCOLOUR PRINTMAKING INTRODUCTION

Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre

WATERCOLOUR PRINTMAKING - WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS Every Wednesday starting September 26th. 9:30am – 3:30pm No RSVP Required A perennial favourite of Joshua Creek is Wednesday’s Watercolour Printmaking workshop. Whether you are a seasoned artist or wanting to learn a new technique, you will be fully engaged with Jenny Cairns as your teacher and art guide. Discover the art of learning in play. The results satisfying and rewarding. You will amaze yourself! $35.00 per session plus $4 per large sheet of print paper (1 sheet will do multiple prints). Cash or cheque Bring a sketchbook, pencil, thin & thick sharpie, watercolours & brushes. Pay as you go. Pot luck lunch. Classes take place in the studio which is across the lane from the main gallery. Contact: [masked]

NIA CLASSES: MOVEMENT MEDICINE

Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre

NIA CLASSES: MOVEMENT MEDICINE Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings teach people how to get in their body, learn about The Body’s Way and cultivate body-centered awareness. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live. Nia has 52 moves that optimize the body’s natural design. Nia choreography is body-centered and allows practitioners to connect to nine diverse movement styles: Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. Nia classes balance form with freedom encouraging people to personalize the movements making choices for pleasure and comfort. Classes led by Brown Belt Nia instructor Brigita Roube. Sundays and Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. Thursdays: 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Cost: $11 per class Location: JCHAC Gallery Contact: Brigita ([masked]) for more information at [masked]

NIA CLASSES: MOVEMENT MEDICINE

Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre

NIA CLASSES: MOVEMENT MEDICINE Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings teach people how to get in their body, learn about The Body’s Way and cultivate body-centered awareness. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live. Nia has 52 moves that optimize the body’s natural design. Nia choreography is body-centered and allows practitioners to connect to nine diverse movement styles: Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. Nia classes balance form with freedom encouraging people to personalize the movements making choices for pleasure and comfort. 2016 Schedule Classes led by Brown Belt Nia instructor Brigita Roube. Sundays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Thursdays: 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Cost: $15 per class Location: JCHAC Gallery Contact: Brigita ([masked]) for more information at [masked]

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Sybil's Legacy, A Life Story in Art - Opening Tea Party

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