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News release: August 30, 2023

Visit PAMA this September for Doors Open Brampton, printmaking workshops and Culture Days activities

BRAMPTON, ON (August 30, 2023) - Beat back-to-school stress and create with Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) with our many free and affordable opportunities this month for students and families to enjoy! Participate in printmaking workshops, Culture Days activities, and behind-the-scenes tours during Doors Open Brampton on Sept. 9 and more!

Free Events, Activities and Workshops

Doors Open Brampton
Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Doors Open returns to Brampton! This initiative invites the public to explore buildings and sites free of charge. Visit PAMA on this free day and enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of the Peel County Jail, archives, museum vault and more.


Resin Workshop with Brampton Library at PAMA
Saturday, Sept. 16, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Make a Resin bookmark with local artists and entrepreneurs, Camille and Tash, from SheXArt. In this workshop, learn all you need to know to get started with simple resin projects. Camille and Tash will cover preparation, design, materials needed, proper handling, curing, and final touches in the resin making process. All skill levels are welcome.

This free program will be hosted at PAMA and requires registration with Brampton Library. Click here to register. For ages 8+.

En Plein Air Sketching Tour with BAO and PAMA
Saturday, Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join the Brampton Arts Organization (BAO) and the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) during Culture Days for a tour of the exhibition Yours to Discover: Sights/Sites of Peel Region. Be inspired by the sense of place that is uniquely Peel before we take it outside for a sketching tour en plein air. A French term, 'en plein air' is the process of creating artwork outside. Registration is required with BAO. Click here to register.

Hammered Leaf and Flower Prints Activity
Sunday, Sept. 24, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Discover something new during Culture Days! Drop-in and learn how to make a print using leaves, flowers and hammers. This drop-in is free for Culture Days. Donations welcome. Guardians must accompany children.

Affordable Activities and Workshops

DIY Studio Time
Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Explore exhibitions and connect over self-guided art projects that inspire creativity. Do-it-yourself studio time activities change every month. September's activity: Discover the rich landscapes of Peel and capture the vibrant hues of fall foliage. Recommended for ages 5 and up, guardians must accompany children. This drop-in is included in general admission. Members are free.

Exploratory Printmaking Workshop
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Explore various printmaking techniques in this unique workshop. You’ll have the opportunity to make cyanotype sun prints and monoprints using gel printing plates. You will then apply what you learn to personalize your own tote bag. Recommended for ages 16+, and guardians must accompany children. Space is limited, and registration is required. Public: $15 +HST, Members: $12.75 +HST

Media contact

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Specialist
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Tel: 416-312-3425

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.