Proof of vaccination is required at indoor town facilities. The province has released a plan to safely reopen Ontario and manage COVID-19 for the long-term. Please continue to follow all current public health measures.
The Town of Oakville requires anyone 12 years of age or older (with some exceptions) to provide proof of identification and full COVID-19 vaccination (or medical exemption), pass a COVID-19 screening, wear a mask and follow current physical distancing rules when accessing any indoor recreation and culture facilities. Should you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-815-2000 from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Please note: Not all amenities are available at this time. Visit the Recreation and Culture Programs FAQs page for more information.
If you have not already done so, you will need to create a new account to register online for programs and studio drop-ins using our new software.
Learn more about how to create an account, and more, by visiting our Registration and Subsidy Information page.
Check out our How to Book a Drop-in Program video to learn how to reserve your spot in a studio in easy-to-follow steps.
All required health and safety measures will be in place and capacities will be based on the 2-metre/6-foot distancing requirement. If a class is cancelled, impacted clients will be contacted and refunded automatically.
Please note: The Digital Lab is currently closed, but the Fine Arts studio is now open for culture members. Further updates will be posted here and on social media as they become available.
Studio memberships at QEPCCC are geared towards artists working independently, with no technician on site. Studio drop-ins are non-structured opportunities to work in an equipped space with a technician present for consultation.
Private lessons are available. Call 905-815-5979 or email email@example.com to contact a technician and book a session today.
QEPCCC is a unique and dynamic public space that encourages active living and inspires the cultural artistic expression of its users. Visit the QEPCCC Rentals page for details about our amenities.
Except for our parented drop-ins, participants must be ages 18+. For any children’s programs, only one parent/adult per family will be permitted to accompany the child(ren) to assist them if needed.
Patrons must be able to provide proof of vaccination (or exemption) and confidently pass our COVID-19 screening questionnaire. If you are sick or have travelled in the past 14 days, please stay at home.
All visitors to Town of Oakville recreation and culture facilities must arrive wearing a mask, and masks must be worn indoors at all times unless you are exercising (per Halton Region By-Law).
Members are expected to exhibit a good understanding of the materials, tools and processes required to safely practise independently in the studios.
The successful completion of a first-time orientation to the Fine Arts and Digital Arts Studios is required (no fee), as applicable.
The successful completion of a Woodworking and Ceramic Studios Safety Test is required (fee applies) to access these studios.
Call 905-815-5979 to make an appointment with the technician to complete your orientation and/or safety test.
Members must sign in at customer service upon each visit and are responsible for cleaning the studio space after use.
Material fees are non-refundable unless withdrawal is completed more than four days in advance of the workshop or program start date.
A non-resident fee of $10 + HST will be charged as applicable.
Admission for Parented and Adult drop-ins is $9.51 + HST per session for non-members.
Want to work on a project or hone your skills in the Woodshop, Ceramic or Fine Art Studios? QEPCCC Studio memberships can be purchased in-person at QEPCCC.
Note: To purchase a Culture membership, you must (have) complete(d) a fine art studio orientation, ceramic or wood safety test.
Our Studio memberships are ideal for artists seeking non-structured, creative time to make artwork in equipped studios without a technician present.
Members can use all studios but will be asked to choose a main studio (either Woodworking, Ceramics or Fine Arts at this time) for administrative purposes. Not all amenities are currently available. Requirements for using specific studios vary and can be found under the appropriate tab.
Members receive a half-locker and open shelf where available. Additional lockers and shelves can be rented, subject to availability.
Private lessons are also available. Call 905-815-5979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact a technician and book a session today.
Our Parented Ceramics is offered for children to attend along with a caregiver ages 18+ and for Youth ages 14+ (who can attend without an adult).
Adult Ceramics is offered for ages 18+ who are new to clay.
A material fee of $5 + HST will be added to the cost of the drop-in. Clay fee includes access to all glazes and firings.
Pieces are fired by the studio technician and take up to three weeks to be completed. Participants can pick them up during drop-in times three weeks after their visit.
Perfect for anyone curious about clay, regardless of knowledge or experience level! Novice and pro alike are welcome.
There is no wheelwork during these sessions.
Please note: All members must now bring their own tolls and bucket with lid for clay wash-up and reclaim. There is no longer a communal bucket.
Spaces are limited to a maximum of four (4) members per session. First-come, first-served.
Our Member Ceramics drop-ins are for experienced ceramicists who work without instruction. Individuals are expected to exhibit a good understanding of the materials, tools and processes required to safely practise independently.
The successful completion of a first-time ceramics knowledge and safety test (for an additional $22.40 + HST fee) is required to access this drop-in. Please call 905-815-5979 to make an appointment with the technician.
Drop-in sessions (approximately 15 hours per week) are offered in the woodshop and ceramics studio.
A technician will be present in woodworking and ceramics (only) for consultation. Instruction will not be provided.
Book your spot in the Fine Arts studio online up to seven days in advance.
Geared toward artists who are able to work without instruction. Individuals are expected to exhibit a good understanding of the materials, tools and processes required to safely practice independently in the studio.
Studio accommodates sculpture, drawing, and painting activities such as watercolour, acrylic and water-based oils only. Includes access to tables, chairs, stools, easels, drawing donkeys, slop sink and Wi-Fi.
Maximum 5 participants.
The successful completion of a first-time Fine Art Studio orientation (no fee) is required to access this studio. Please call 905-815-5979 to make an appointment with the technician.
Geared toward experienced woodworkers who work without instruction. Individuals are expected to exhibit a good understanding of the materials, tools and processes required to safely practice independently in the studio.
A studio technician will be on site. Maximum of six (6) members per session.
Heavy machinery is turned on during drop-in times. A list of equipment and tools available follows.
Project proposals must be submitted for review by the technician to assess appropriateness, materials, equipment and storage needs. All deliveries of materials must be coordinated with the technician.
The successful completion of a first-time woodshop safety test is required ($22.40 + HST fee) to access this drop-in. Call 905-815-5979 to make an appointment with the technician.
Stationary machines, including:
The following heavy machines are turned on during drop-in times only: