The Town of Oakville is excited to reopen our doors in the red-control zone of the province's COVID-19 framework. Residents can now register for select drop-in activities and rentals at our seniors centres, pools, fitness centres, gymnasiums, arenas and culture studios.
Not all facilities or amenities are available at this time. If you can't find your favourite program, check back regularly. Activities are being added as safety measures can be put in place.
Spaces are limited and available first-come, first-served. Please be courteous and cancel your booking if your plans change, so that others are able to attend. You can cancel your booking online, or call the facility directly if you are cancelling last-minute.
Visit our Programs FAQs page for more information.
Check out our Virtual Programs page for online fitness classes, cultural discussions, cooking workshops and much more! Join us using Zoom or your telephone. Some classes can also be found or re-watched on our YouTube channel. Fees may apply to specific programs.
A series of Without Walls (WOW) phone-based programs are also offered for ages 50+.
While the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts remains closed for in-person performances, but we are offering a Mini Season of virtual performances.
As part of our There's Snow Place Like Home campaign throughout the winter months, the Town of Oakville is excited to introduce a wide variety of opportunities for families, youth and adults to get outside and stay active while we're practising physical distancing this season. All programs offered follow strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Please note: The Fine Art Studio and Digital Lab are currently closed. Updates will be posted as they become available.
Studio memberships at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (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 speak to 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. Our location is also an excellent space for conferences, special events, performances, birthday parties and much more! Visit the QEPCCC Rentals page for details.
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Masks must be worn in the studios and pre-registration for drop-in sessions – free or otherwise – is required.
Except for our parented drop-ins, participants must be ages 18+. No visitors allowed.
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 studio and Digital Arts Lab 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.
Monthly Studio memberships, with a start date of September 21, are now available for just $41.25 + HST per month. A non-resident fee of $10 + HST will be charged as applicable. Call 905-815-2000 for details.
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 or Ceramics 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.
Studio Members may access drop-in sessions free of charge.
Members receive a half-locker and open shelf where available. Additional lockers and shelves can be rented, subject to availability.
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 bucket with lid for clay wash-up and reclaim. There is no longer a communal bucket.
Spaces are limited to a maximum of five (5) 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.
Updates about the Digital Arts Lab will be posted as they become available.
Please note: Pre-registration for drop-in sessions – free or otherwise – is required.
The successful completion of a studio orientation is required (no fee) to use the Digital Arts Lab. Call 905-815-5979 to make an appointment with technician.
Users must be 18+. Maximum of 12 participants working at a time.
A two-hour intro to Mac computers is available if desired (private lesson fee applies).
Join us for an introduction to drawing and painting techniques, including: composition, colour and form. Use pencil and acrylic paint on canvas to explore creativity and develop technical skill.
We offer two sessions:
A material fee of $5 + HST will be added to the cost of the drop-in. You will go home with a finished piece at the end of the session.
Our fine arts studios are not currently available for Member drop-ins.
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 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: