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Uxbridge Historical Centre Events

Special Exhibit at the Uxbridge Historical Centre: The Dowling Scrolls
On display Sept. 14, 15, 27 & 28, 2013

Visit the rare and remarkable Dowling Scrolls, an over 400-foot-long and 7-foot high painted canvas featuring biblical scenes and ancient scenes and cities, spread over 4 scrolls. This amazing work of art, rarely seen on public display, was painted by Uxbridge’s Reverend James Dowling in the 1870s. The Dowling Scrolls will be on display at the Museum September 14, 15, 27, & 28. This special exhibit is included with regular admission and includes a tour of the museum’s 10 heritage buildings and new travelling exhibit. ‘Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight’. The museum is located at 7239 Concession Rd. 6, just north of Brock Street and open for tours Wednesday to Sunday and holidays from 10am to 4pm. For more information visit the museum website or contact the museum at 905-852-5854 or

Outdoor Art Workshop for Youth at the Uxbridge Historical Centre
September 29, 2013 10am-2pm
Free event, pre-register
Youth (ages 10-14) can sign up for this free Culture Days event taking place at Uxbridge Historical Centre, Sun., September 29 from 10am-2pm. Bring your art supplies and learn the technique of creating art “en plein air” (in the open air) from two prominent local artists. Participants will be inspired by the vibrant, early Fall colours of our scenic view on Quaker Hill and the beautiful grounds and buildings of the Museum. At the end of the workshop, participants will host an art show for family and friends and bring home their new works of art. Some art supplies are available for use, but if you have your own supplies you are encouraged to bring them. Contact the Museum to pre-register. For more information visit the museum website or contact the museum at 905-852-5854 or

Still life Workshop in Oil

Sat & Sun weekend of July 20 & 21, 2013
10.30-4.30 intense painting, half hour lunch break.
Materials not included, supply list will be emailed once payment is received.

Fee $150.00, Space is limited to 10 easels only
Location Ajax.
Topics covered: Placement on the canvas, Composition, Colour, Texture,
Drawing with a brush, glazing and finishing a painting.

Please contact Albert Slark 905-427-8678 or email

Learn from an established award winning professional!

Portrait from Life, oil painting workshop

2013 Saturday Programs at Uxbridge Historical Centre

‘Treasure Hunt!’
Scavenger Hunt and Geocaching Workshop

Date: June 1, 2013
Ages 7-11
Enjoy the museum village and grounds in this fun outdoor program. Participants will play fun scavenger games with maps and directions, learn how to use an outdoor GPS navigator, and participate in a geo-cache hunt around the museum grounds using their new navigation skills. Bring a picnic lunch. Pre-register.

‘Discovering Your Family Tree’ workshop for youth
Dates: June 15 and Oct. 5, 2013
Ages 10-14
Learn all about discovering your family’s history, and how to create a family tree. Participants will use their discoveries to create an artistic family tree collage on canvas to bring home. Bring a picnic lunch. Pre-register.

Great Inventions: The Printing Press!
Dates: July 6, 2013
Ages 8-12
The printing press was one of the most important inventions in human history! Learn in the museum’s operating print shop how printing was done in Uxbridge in the past, and how newspapers were produced. Kids will also get to make their own newspaper column and picture stamp. Bring a picnic lunch. Pre-register.

‘Beads and Buttons’ craft workshop
Ages 8-12
Dates: July 20, 2013, Oct. 19
5 hours
Kids will use colourful beads and buttons to create fantastic decorative items, including a button flower bouquet, jewelry box, door monogram, bookmark, and jewellery. Bring a picnic lunch. Pre-register.

Settler for a Day
Dates: August 10, 2013
Ages 6-10
Become a settler for the day at the Museum Village! Learn how to churn butter, make cookies, do “chores”, plant seeds to take home and grow into a garden, play fun pioneer games, and more! Kids can come dressed in their favourite pioneer outfit, or choose one from the Museum’s costumes to wear for the day. Bring a picnic lunch. Pre-register.

Victorian Paper Crafts
Dates: Sept. 21, 2013
Ages 8-14
Learn all about and create fascinating paper crafts and projects from the beautiful Victorian era, including paper silhouettes, greeting cards, a decoupage box, and more. Bring a picnic lunch. Preregister. Join us at Uxbridge Historical Centre for these fun Saturday programs! Please pre-register your child by calling us at (905)852-5854. Each program will take a minimum of 6 and maximum of 15 participants, so please register early to prevent disappointment. For more information please contact the museum at 905-852-5854or

Uxbridge Historical Centre Events

Clay-Sculpting and “Gifts of the North”
June 30, 2012, 10am-2:30pm, Cost $15
Kids will learn all about the stories and folk history behind the exhibit “Gifts of the North”, and create their own sculpture using modeling clay. A great opportunity to make some fun art, and learn about the amazing culture and history of Northern Ontario. Bring a picnic lunch. Ages 9-12.

Beginners’ Sketching
July 14, 2012, 1pm-4pm, Cost $15
Learn beginners’ drawing techniques for portraits, landscapes, still life, and more. This class will be taught on the museum’s scenic grounds and in our heritage buildings for inspiration. Participants will bring home all of their new artwork. Taught by a talented local art student. Ages 12-15.

Beginners’ Acrylic Painting
July 28, 2012, 1pm-4pm, Cost $15
Uxbridge Historical Centre is hosting a Beginner’s Acrylic Painting Workshop, for youth ages 10-15 who are interested in learning the basics of acrylic painting this upcoming Saturday July 28th from 1-4pm. Participants will learn beginners’ acrylic painting techniques for portraits, landscapes, still life, and more. They will practice their painting on the museum’s scenic grounds and in our heritage buildings, and bring home their painted canvas’. This class is being taught by multi-talented local art student Anne-Marie Muller, who also recently taught a fantastic Beginner’s Sketching Workshop for us, and whose artwork is currently on display at the Museum.

There are still spots available in our Beginner’s Acrylic Painting Workshop, happening this Saturday (28th). The cost is only $15. If anyone would like to sign their child/youth up for this program they need to call/email the Historical Centre by Friday afternoon to pre-register so we can buy the proper amount of supplies. All supplies are included. Uxbridge Historical Centre can be reached at (905)852-5854, or

Uxbridge Historical Centre
7239 Conc. 6 (just north of Brock Street)
P.O. Box 1301,
Uxbridge, Ontario,
L9P 1N5
(905) 852-5854

Needle Felting Workshop

June 23, 2012 1-4pm Cost: $25 Adult; $20 Youth (ages 14-17)

Learn the art of Needle Felting in this beginner’s class, suited to teens and adults. Participants will learn how to shape wool into multiple 3-D creations, and bring home all the supplies needed to make more. All materials included in the cost. Refreshments provided. Pre-registration with the Museum required. Contact us: (905)852-5854,

Location: 7239 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge L9P 1R2

Intuitive Painting Workshop

Intuitive Painting Workshops

With Natalia Rosenfeld M.A.

Upcoming Workshop

Place: Aurora Cultural Center
100 John West Way, Aurora, ON.
Time: September 14-17th, 2012
10am – 6pm.
Price: $450 (materials included)

For information and registration
Contact Natalia:

Intuitive Expression workshops utilize painting as a tool for self – discovery, healing, and spiritual exploration. This is a revolutionary way of unblocking creative potential and facilitating personal transformation.

Through the use of spontaneous intuition and the Point Zero method of self – questioning, participants find their authentic painting expression and free themselves from fears and judgments.

Using paints and brushes, you can dip into an unlimited creative flow. To paint without having to live up to any expectations, to paint for the joy of doing rather than for the product, is to explore the act of creation in an intimate way. Expressing our creativity is a way to get in touch with our true nature and awaken to the mystery of our lives. When creating with openness and vulnerability, you will find healing and profound understanding. The process will teach you how to be in the present moment with whatever arises.

In the studio you will experience a sacred space where you can express yourself fully. It’s a space where you can explore your creative process in an atmosphere of respectful non-judgment, where there is no competition or comparison. Paintings are not critiqued or analyzed, they are only a by-product of your inner process.

Intuitive Expression workshops are given in a supportive environment, stimulating free play and self-realization. No art experience is necessary, just the desire to unleash your natural spontaneous self-expression.

Natalia Rosenfeld

Natalia Rosenfeld M.A. has studied art in Russia and US. Since 1997 she worked as freelance sculptor and painting teacher. Natalia has found a union of her two passions, spirituality and creativity in the Point Zero method developed by well-known teacher, writer and painter Michele Cassou. Natalia trained and worked with Michele for 10 years as well as led her own workshops around the globe.