QEPCCC studios and memberships

Our workshops are a great way to get creative and learn new skills!

Our workshops are a great way to get creative and learn new skills!

Our workshops are a great way to get creative and learn new skills!

Take home a unique and useful item that you've designed yourself. Two options are offered: Parented for ages 9 to 12 and Youth  for ages 13 to 17. A material fee of $11.30 (tax included) will be added to the cost of the program.

Screen Printed Tote Bag – November 15

You'll create stencils and use fabric inks to block silk screens and transfer your design onto canvas bags. The same stencil can be printed on paper and other surfaces as well.

Bookbinding Journal – November 29

Learn to use specialized book binding equipment! We'll show you how to create a soft-cover journal with a closure for writing, meditation or travel. Books will be made with a medieval limp binding or crossed structure.

Register using Programs Oakville

The town is currently in the Red-Control level in response to rising COVID-19 cases.

Town of Oakville recreation facilities remain open with new health and safety measures.

The Town of Oakville continues its commitment to health and safety with altered programs and services, and is in regular contact with public health authorities to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

With Premier Ford’s announcement on Friday, November 13, we have moved into the Red-Control level of the provincial COVID-19 Response Framework.

The following are in effect at all town-operated recreation facilities:

  • Access to recreation facilities is limited to 90 minutes.
  • Team sport programming such as hockey has been suspended.
  • Drop-in programs for non-team sports such as badminton and pickleball continue with limited capacities.
  • Spectators are not permitted.

Not all facilities or amenities are available at this time. If you don’t see your favourite program now, check back regularly. Activities are being added as safety measures can be put in place. Visit our Programs FAQs page for more information.

Winter programs

Winter programs will be available to browse at Programs Oakville starting Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Our new web application offers a more convenient and user-friendly program search tool for registered weekly programs and workshops.

Registration will begin on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 a.m. for residents.

An active Senior Services membership is not required to register for 50+ programs at this time. Participants must only be 50 years of age or older.

Pre-registration is also required to participate in our drop-in programs. Check availability and book your drop-ins using Active Oakville. If you can't find your favourite program, check back regularly. More activities are being added as safety measures can be put in place.

Monthly memberships are available. Call 905-815-2000 for details.

Looking for studio space and specialized studio equipment to work on an art project?

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 qepbookafacility@oakville.ca 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.

Click on the headings that follow for more information about our studios, etc.

Admission requirements

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.

Regular pay-as-you-go fees

  • Admission for Parented and Adult drop-ins is $11.50 + HST per session for non-members.
  • A non-resident fee of $10 + HST will be charged as applicable.

Memberships

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.

NEW! Choose from our Parented or Adult Ceramics drop-ins.

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.

Admission requirements

Parented sessions:

  • Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Maximum ratio of children per adult is 1:1.
  • Children must be at least 6 years old.
  • For safety, no infants in arms, carriers, wraps or strollers are allowed.
  • Youth 14+ can attend the Parented drop-in without an adult.

Adults-only sessions:

  • Participants must be 18+.
  • Maximum of 12 allowed.

Members drop-in

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.

Admission requirements

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.


What is available in the Ceramics Studio?

  • 5 wheels
  • slab roller
  • electric extruder
  • electric kilns
  • a selection of tools

Currently closed.

Updates about the Digital Arts Lab will be posted as they become available.

Admission requirements

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).

What is available in the lab?

  • Hardware includes 13 Apple iMac 27” with Intel i5 3.1Ghz, 16GB DDR3 RAM, and a AMD HD 6970m video card.
  • Software includes Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 (Photoshop, Acrobat, Premiere Pro or After Effects, InDesign and Illustration), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Logic 9, Microsoft Office 2010, and Minecraft Education Edition.
  • 2 digital scanner stations
  • 1 HP Colour LaserJet CP3525n (printing fees may apply)
  • 1 Laser jet printer for transfer prints
  • 2 Makerbot 3D printers

NEW! Parented or Adult Painting Drop-ins

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:

  • Parented for children to attend with a caregiver ages 18+, as well as Youth 14+ (who may attend without an adult), and
  • Adult for newcomers to painting.

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.

Admission requirements

Parented sessions:

  • Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Maximum one child per adult.
  • For safety, no infants in arms, carriers, wraps or strollers are allowed.
  • Maximum of 12 children and 12 caregivers allowed.
  • Youth 14+ may attend the All Ages session without an adult.

Adults-only sessions:

  • Participants must be 18+.
  • Maximum of 12 adults allowed.

Member drop-ins

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.

Admission requirements

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.


What is available in this studio?

Stationary machines, including:

  • drill press
  • mini lathe
  • hollow chisel mortise
  • spindle sander
  • edge sander
  • mitre saw
  • scroll saw
  • router table
  • draft table

The following heavy machines are turned on during drop-in times only:

  • jointer
  • band saw
  • planer
  • chop saw
  • lathe
  • table saw