What we're about

This is a group of people wanting to share and improve art skills.. Also to enhance creativity and inspire the soul. It is run out of the AFFA Studio by local artists.

Art has long been known to be a great therapy. Through art we can gain a deeper understanding of our lives and things around us. Everything we do is a lesson for life. There will be fun new sessions coming in Summer 2018.

Experienced artists are welcome to join as well as non-artists or beginners. Some artists may want to try a new skill and we are here to help each other through it.

This collective is for anyone interested in: Oil painting, acrylics, watercolours, encaustic, drawing, sculpting... And sooo much more. We will also branch out into Theatre, Performance Art, Music, Poetry, ... We have events like Ladies night, paint nights, kids classes, workshops featuring different artists, paint days outdoors, volunteer opportunities, visits to exhibitions, etc.

Join us and see what you'd like to do. Dates and venues that are tentative are dependent on number of attendees/ show of interest... so sign up! And please remember to cancel if you can't make it.. courtesy goes a long way! Someone else might be waiting for a spot. Thanks and see you soon!

AFFA Studio, Barrie's artsy fartsy group!

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Kids' Art Class -$17.00/hr age 8+

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Little Brushes is an art space for kids. A place where children can be messy in art, while learning the use of tools and techniques. The children take the lead with an instructor there to help. Classes are $17.00 per hour, all supplies are included in price. Each class will have a 2 to 5 minute lesson about landscape, portraiture, movement and nature. There will also be a drawing exercise to practice the fundamentals of art and an art activity to try. The rest of the class will consist of students working on their own projects.

Saturday Paint Night - $20

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Join us for a fun evening of painting and cocktails. All supplies included (paint, canvas, brushes, etc.) Light snacks provided. Oh and two things, it's a Byob if you prefer a glass of something stronger like a refreshing cocktail, beer or wine. Also there's a cat in the building if you have allergies. It's not your regular paint night folks! We are artists and trial-run artists who aren't really into the party scene anymore and love a chill evening of chatter with drinks and new friends. And it's not like those you see advertized, you get to paint your very own individualized painting, and i'll be right here to help you along and show you how. If you have a photo you'd like to work from please bring a clearly printed version (4x6 or smaller works best) but we do have some you can choose from. Dress casually in case you get paint on you .. Oh and there is a wheelchair accessible washroom

Wax/ Encaustic Art - $30

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Guided by amazing and talented Patty Chapman at the AFFA Studio, she facilitates "play sessions" where you can free your mind dripping wax into works of art. No artistic experience necessary for this. She guides beginners to use all those fun tools. No experience necessary! Try at least once, guaranteed you will love it!

FREE Pizza & A Movie Night - 🎞Big Eyes 👀

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FREE Art movie ince a month. You can donate $5 towards Pizza, Pop & juice, tea & Coffee. BYOB... And again yes the Movie is FREE!!! Smoking section out back or out front. We'll start the movie at 7:15 so you can get snacks and settle in. Synopsis: In the late 1950s and early '60s, artist Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) achieves unbelievable fame and success with portraits of saucer-eyed waifs. However, no one realizes that his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams), is the real painter behind the brush. Although Margaret is horrified to learn that Walter is passing off her work as his own, she is too meek to protest. Is there justice in the 50s for a female artist? Watch and find out! Director: Tim Burton Nominations: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

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Puff & Paint: 420 - $20

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