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A Gift of Art October 2021 Newsletter
Fall is a winding up time of year, packing up the summer stuff and starting to think about the festive months to come. In a similar spirit we have a winding up here and new ideas are coming along. Judy our program manager who has done such a terrific job of building the number of classes to be a real ‘school’ of art is leaving October 1, 2021. She is moving to Saskatchewan where her husband has been working for the last many months. It will be hard to lose her…
A Gift of Art September 2021 Newsletter
As summer winds down, the kids are preparing to go back to school after a long time away. For the month of September the weather will cool slightly but we hope for many sunny days ahead as Fall approaches. Fall, for some of us it is a time to prepare to cocoon or hibernate, for others it is a time to re-emerge after…
A Gift of Art August 2021 Newsletter
The last month of the height of summer is a chance to reflect and relax. Beat the heat and stay cool before the colours of autumn arrive. Cherish the moments you have with family and friends as you begin to plan for the fall. Schedules begin to change – going back to work after a holiday, returning to school, preparing for the end of the year, and starting a new one. August is a time to start new beginnings, new hobbies, past times and activities…
A Gift of Art July 2021 Newsletter
July is the month that truly starts summer. But July 2021 is different, for example school did not just finish. School as we knew it finished some time ago and is now a daily schedule on the laptop. Canada Day celebrations are being cancelled throughout the province…
A Gift of Art June 2021 Newsletter
In this month of June, we celebrate the fathers in our lives. Fathers should share themselves with their children. Whether it is being in nature, playing sports or teaching a skill, good parents share their talents which add immeasurably to our lives…
A Gift of Art Newsletter – May 2021
For the duration of the province wide lockdown, the gallery is closed to visitors. We are more than happy to accept orders for curbside pickup. Classes via Zoom
are continuing as scheduled. Thank you for your patience and your patronage. May – The Month for Mothers. Hello everyone! We have been through a lot in the past few months…
April 2021 Newsletter from A Gift of Art
We are open! A Gift of Art is Open by appointment. Call and book an appointment to visit the gallery, have a relaxing time absorbing the art, perhaps shop for a gift for that special someone or peruse the card racks for something to suit an occasion. Face Masks and gloves are supplied if you need them. Spend an interesting hour or so…
Online Acrylic Painting with Stephen Snider – March 26th
Online or In Studio, Stephen Snider’s very popular Acrylics class is back! Stephen is welcoming returning and new students to this fun and relaxed class. A limited number of students will be able to attend the In Studio class with all Covid protocols in place. Whether you are eager to paint at home or in our studio here is the perfect opportunity…
A Gift of Art – March 2021 Newsletter
We are open! A Gift of Art is Open by appointment. Call and book an appointment to visit the gallery, have a relaxing time absorbing the art, perhaps shop for a gift for that special someone or peruse the card racks for something to suit an occasion. Face Masks and gloves are supplied if you need them…
Express your love with these gifts! ❤
A special gift for that special someone. We couldn’t help but share some of our new arrivals that might be perfect for expressing how you feel on this special occasion. Check out what our local artists crafted with dedication and love to bring meaning to your Valentine’s gift…
February 2021 Newsletter
A Big Thank you to so many of you who have donated as a result of our fundraising campaign just before Christmas. We know that many of you, like us, are operating behind closed doors, with multiple restrictions in place, trying to keep your employees and trying to maintain some semblance of a normal business…
January 2021 Newsletter
THANK YOU! 2020 is behind us. It was a rough year navigating through the pandemic to keep our events going, events which were vital to keeping the local art community alive. We would like to thank everyone who supported A Gift of Art through volunteer work, donations, purchases and participation…
Holiday and COVID Closure News
At A Gift of Art we are taking the current COVID numbers very seriously. We will be locking down from 2:00 pm Tuesday Dec 22 until Monday 9:00am January 11. We feel that it is the responsible thing to do…
A Gift of Art – December Newsletter: Gift ideas for Holidays!
Still looking for gift ideas for Christmas? We suggest giving the gift of art this holiday season. We are pleased to announce that our online store is open where you can purchase…
November Newsletter: New online classes available!
In the month of October, we successfully launched our first online class with Catherine Fairbank teaching ASL for beginners. During this pivotal time, we will continue to follow COVID-19 restriction orders and offer online classes in November…
October 2020 Newsletter: Halloween, Online Classes and more!
Hope you had a wonderful September! The Fall season has returned and along with it our art classes and workshops. We have a variety of art classes that you can take starting with Adult drawing and watercolour with Todd Tremeer and Encaustic with Linda Viro. Visit our website for the full list…
September 2020 Newsletter
August just blew past us! We had some amazing moments last month with a summer camp for kids … they got to enjoy various art activities all part of the summer fun. We had challenges to face with the current COVID-19 situation but with careful planning and active involvement, we were able to have a safe, healthy, and fun-filled summer camp for all our campers…
Thank You for Contributing to the Great Canadian Giving Challenge
The 2020 Great Canadian Giving challenge recently came to an end and we would like to send a huge thank you to those who participated and contributed this year. 2020 is our first year taking part and we not only met with success but also surpassed our goal by more than 10%. We are beyond proud…
Patio Art Show
Newcastle’s 13th Art Show Reinvented. Newcastle has had an annual art show for over 10 years, and we weren’t about to let that tradition go so easily. This year, to meet in accordance with the COVID-19 restrictions, the Artist and Artisan Show and Sale has become (drum roll please)…
Kid’s Summer Camp is Back!
That’s Right! Summer Camp 2020 is a GO! Summer Art Camp at A Gift of Art has become a tradition for many kids in Newcastle and the Durham Region. This camp gives them the opportunity to discover the world of creativity through the arts. We’d hate to break tradition… so registration is open and camp…
In accordance with the provincial standard, the gallery is now open to all those practicing social distancing! We will be allowing groups of no more than 4 to come into the gallery wearing both masks and gloves. If you do not have masks or gloves, they will be available inside. Please take the necessary precautions to ensure…
Updates from the gallery
Dear Friends and Supporters of A Gift of Art, We miss you and we want to take this time to provide you with some important information regarding changes at the gallery…
Hello hello! Hope you all have had an amazing month. We certainly have. Starting with the annual Clarington Mayor’s Gala, which was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who…
Happy New Year!!! It’s been quite the decade for A Gift of Art, and we want to thank all of you for making it so. With the help of our dedicated board members, our volunteers, and donations from the community and farther, our charity has grown…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year … in our opinion anyways! Beautiful colours, the crisp autumn air, Halloween, pumpkin and apple pie – but most exciting for us, the fall program!
Summer is officially halfway over! The time has gone by so fast and the weather has been hot hot hot. As we finish out the vacation season there are a few things we think you’d like to know…
Become a member!
A Gift of Art offers annual memberships with the following rates:
Current student identification required for student membership
Any two people or family living at the same address with children under the age of 18 will qualify for the family membership
*The membership card will be sent to you in the mail when you purchase it online.
If you buy a membership with a class and the class takes place soon after purchase, we’ll give it in person.
Benefits of the Gift of Art membership:
• Reduced rate for art classes, lectures, and special events
• Invitation to exhibition opening receptions
• Invitation to private artist talk’s
• Invitation to member’s only events
• A personalized membership card
• 10% discount in art rental
• 10% discount in Gallery Gift Shop on select items
• Rental of studio space