Plein Air Painting Workshop with Greg & Susan Hindle (Monday AM)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Enjoy painting en plein air using acrylics to capture the beauty of Lake Rosseau and the Muskoka landscape.Ages 12 and upGreg and Susan Hindle are excited to welcome both novice and experienced artists to join them in creating their own interpretation of what they see. Beginners will be led through easy steps to create their […]

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‘Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision’ with William Colgate (Monday)

Christ Church 1018 Fife Avenue, Windermere, ON

'Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bard' by William Shakespeare and William ColgateWhen William (Bill) Colgate was a boy, his father had a record album entitled Opera For People Who Hate Opera. An assortment of popular arias and overtures that, by their very familiarity, was designed […]

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Plein Air Painting Workshop with Greg & Susan Hindle (Monday PM)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Enjoy painting en plein air using acrylics to capture the beauty of Lake Rosseau and the Muskoka landscape.Ages 12 and upGreg and Susan Hindle are excited to welcome both novice and experienced artists to join them in creating their own interpretation of what they see. Beginners will be led through easy steps to create their […]

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2022 Muskoka Authors Panel

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Join moderator and bibliophile Norah Fountain in conversation with this year’s selection of Muskoka-based authors, each launching new books.Join moderator and bibliophile Norah Fountain in conversation with this year’s panel of Muskoka-based authors. Norah will discuss with the panel their new releases and delve into the craft of writing fiction novels. This year’s Muskoka Authors […]

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Toronto All-Star Big Band

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

One of the most exciting bands around, the Toronto All-Star Big Band revives the spirit style and sound of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.One of the most exciting bands around, the Toronto All-Star Big Band revives the spirit style and sound of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s – that golden age of the big bands.Armed […]

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Morning Meditation and Yoga with Annette (Tuesday)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

This practice will open your mind and heart to fully engage in Chautauqua's curiosity and creativity by aligning the body, mind, and spirit.This morning practice will focus on breath through the practice of Pranayama and conscious movement of Asana (posture) of Yoga. Pranayama is the practice of controlling or conditioning the breath and is a […]

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Songwriting Workshop with Gary Klayton

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Songwriting Workshop with Gary KlaytonSong writing can be a wonderful and cathartic experience.For many writers just the idea of creating an original song can be intimidating and seem like a huge endeavor. Not soIn this workshop Gary Klayton will take you through steps that help choreograph a song.By the end of the workshop you may […]

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‘Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision’ with William Colgate (Tuesday)

Christ Church 1018 Fife Avenue, Windermere, ON

'Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bard' by William Shakespeare and William ColgateWhen William (Bill) Colgate was a boy, his father had a record album entitled Opera For People Who Hate Opera. An assortment of popular arias and overtures that, by their very familiarity, was designed […]

Free

Songwriting Workshop Performances

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Final performances of songwriting workshop participants

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Gary Klayton Acoustical Performance

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Gary Klayton Acoustical PerformanceThis will be a unique concert experience! The songs are about you, me and our lives. With my stories and acoustic guitar, I will take you on a compelling journey.

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‘Okay! (The ASD Band Film)’ Documentary Film Screening

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

'Okay!(The ASD Band Film)' documentary film screening presented in partnership with the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary FestivalThe Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary festival in North America. Again this year Muskoka Chautauqua is thrilled to partner with Hot Docs to bring their Summer Screening Series to our outdoor Theatre in […]

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Morning Meditation and Yoga with Annette (Wednesday)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

This practice will open your mind and heart to fully engage in Chautauqua's curiosity and creativity by aligning the body, mind, and spirit.This morning practice will focus on breath through the practice of Pranayama and conscious movement of Asana (posture) of Yoga. Pranayama is the practice of controlling or conditioning the breath and is a […]

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Textile Workshop with Melanie Siegel (Wednesday AM)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

A multi-level workshop that includes stitching, and the creation of a felted patch or banner.Ages 9 and upThe artist will demonstrate threading the needle, making a knot, how to ply and mix threads for colour variations.Discussion on historical textiles will be introduced to elaborate the method stitching as decorative or as an art form. The […]

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‘Shakespeare: How I Learned to Love The Bard’ with Bill Colgate (Wednesday)

Christ Church 1018 Fife Avenue, Windermere, ON

'Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bard' by William Shakespeare and William ColgateWhen William (Bill) Colgate was a boy, his father had a record album entitled Opera For People Who Hate Opera. An assortment of popular arias and overtures that, by their very familiarity, was designed […]

Free

Textile Workshop with Melanie Siegel (Wednesday PM)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

A multi-level workshop that includes stitching, and the creation of a felted patch or banner.Ages 9 and upThe artist will demonstrate threading the needle, making a knot, how to ply and mix threads for colour variations.Discussion on historical textiles will be introduced to elaborate the method stitching as decorative or as an art form. The […]

Free

Windermere History Walking Tour (Wednesday)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Uncover the unique charm of Windermere Village through this walking tour created in partnership with the Windermere Women’s Institute.Did you know Muskoka Chautauqua started in Windermere more than 100 years ago?Rediscover this charming historic village with us through a walking tour created in partnership with the Windermere History project, the Windermere Women’s Institute, Architectural Conservancy […]

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Folk Night with Beverlie Robertson and Friends

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Folk Night with Beverlie Robertson and FriendsAs a member of the trio The Chanteclairs, Beverlie travelled widely and performed at festivals such as the Mariposa Folk Festival, the Fredericton Jazz & Blues Festival, and at venues from The Riverboat to Massey Hall, Maple Leaf Gardens and the CNE Grandstand. She played on the CBC, CTV, […]

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Morning Meditation and Yoga with Annette (Thursday)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

This practice will open your mind and heart to fully engage in Chautauqua's curiosity and creativity by aligning the body, mind, and spirit.This morning practice will focus on breath through the practice of Pranayama and conscious movement of Asana (posture) of Yoga. Pranayama is the practice of controlling or conditioning the breath and is a […]

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Nature Journaling Workshop with Rob Elliott (Thursday morning)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Nature Journaling Workshop with Rob ElliottNature is all around us. When we slow down and look closer, we start to see how much is going on around us. Nature was always there, but now we develop awareness of it. Observing is like being let into a secret room. More than a checklist, a sketchbook makes […]

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‘Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision’ with William Colgate (Thursday)

Christ Church 1018 Fife Avenue, Windermere, ON

'Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bard' by William Shakespeare and William ColgateWhen William (Bill) Colgate was a boy, his father had a record album entitled Opera For People Who Hate Opera. An assortment of popular arias and overtures that, by their very familiarity, was designed […]

Free

Wind Chime Pottery Workshop with Audrey Mah (Thursday PM)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Wind Chime Pottery Workshop with Audrey MahBe inspired by the nature around you as you create your very own clay wind chime. Learn a basic pottery technique using self-hardening clay. The wind chimes are the carriers of positive energy and luck. The gentle captivating sounds they produce help balance the energy around you and promote […]

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‘RCAF Women’s Division and Nursing Sisters in World War II’ Lecture

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Join author Glad Bryce as she discusses her book 'First In Last Out: The RCAF Women's Division and Nursing Sisters in World War II'Dr. Roberta Bondar writes:“Glad Bryce has written with great respect and passion of the Canadian women who became the WDs of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Their story is an important part […]

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Jed & The Valentine Acoustic Performance

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Jed & The Valentine Acoustic PerformanceJed and the Valentine is an indie-folk duo, composed of Jonah Morris (vocals, guitar, drums) and Maria Khaner (vocals, guitar), hailing from Edmonton, Alberta. Forming in January of 2022, the group released their first single “Call Me On Your Way” on March 10th, 2022. With influences including artists such as […]

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‘The Talented Mr. Rosenberg’ Documentary Screening

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

This year Muskoka Chautauqua has partnered with the Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival to bring their Summer Screening Series to Muskoka.The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary festival in North America. Again this year Muskoka Chautauqua is thrilled to partner with Hot Docs to bring their Summer Screening Series to our […]

Free

Morning Meditation and Yoga with Annette (Friday)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

This practice will open your mind and heart to fully engage in Chautauqua's curiosity and creativity by aligning the body, mind, and spirit.This morning practice will focus on breath through the practice of Pranayama and conscious movement of Asana (posture) of Yoga. Pranayama is the practice of controlling or conditioning the breath and is a […]

Free

Windermere History Walking Tour (Friday)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Uncover the unique charm of Windermere Village through this walking tour created in partnership with the Windermere Women’s Institute.Did you know Muskoka Chautauqua started in Windermere exactly 100 years ago?Rediscover this charming historic village with us through a walking tour created in partnership with the Windermere Women’s Institute, Architectural Conservancy Ontario (Muskoka Branch) and Muskoka […]

Free

Nature Journaling Workshop with Rob Elliott (Friday morning)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Nature Journaling Workshop with Rob ElliottNature is all around us. When we slow down and look closer, we start to see how much is going on around us. Nature was always there, but now we develop awareness of it. Observing is like being let into a secret room. More than a checklist, a sketchbook makes […]

Free

Theatre Improv Workshop with Robin Clipsham

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Improv Workshop for Adults with Robin ClipshamAges 12 and upWhat exactly is improvisation? (and what it isn’t)Improvisation (improv)training is not just about performing live theatre on the spot.What it is, is training in adaptability – the number one skill, as touted by LinkedIn.Improv is also a form of active mindfulness, teaching participants to be in […]

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‘Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision’ with William Colgate (Friday)

Christ Church 1018 Fife Avenue, Windermere, ON

'Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bard' by William Shakespeare and William ColgateWhen William (Bill) Colgate was a boy, his father had a record album entitled Opera For People Who Hate Opera. An assortment of popular arias and overtures that, by their very familiarity, was designed […]

Free

Wind Chime Pottery Workshop with Audrey Mah (Friday PM)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Wind Chime Pottery Workshop with Audrey MahBe inspired by the nature around you as you create your very own clay wind chime. Learn a basic pottery technique using self-hardening clay. The wind chimes are the carriers of positive energy and luck. The gentle captivating sounds they produce help balance the energy around you and promote […]

Free

Leah Leslie Acoustic Performance

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Muskoka Chautauqua presents Leah Leslie Unplugged at Windermere.It is impossible to pick a genre to describe the music of Leah Leslie. She simply loves to sing, especially classic folk, blues and jazz. Her voice has an unusual quality; a combination of clarity and edge. A lifetime of following singers like Bonnie Raitt, Billie Holiday and […]

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Sultans of String in Concert

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Sultans of String ConcertThree time Juno nominees and SiriusXM winners Sultans of String create, “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine UK). Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Django-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms, Sultans of String celebrate musical fusion and human creativity […]

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Morning Meditation and Yoga with Annette (Saturday)

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

This practice will open your mind and heart to fully engage in Chautauqua's curiosity and creativity by aligning the body, mind, and spirit.This morning practice will focus on breath through the practice of Pranayama and conscious movement of Asana (posture) of Yoga. Pranayama is the practice of controlling or conditioning the breath and is a […]

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Mosaic Workshop with Christine Hume

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Learn the art of mosaic on stone!Ages 12 and upIn this workshop, Christine will teach you some basic mosaic techniques and explain what she loves about this endlessly fascinating medium.You will be taken through the steps and methods to create a beautiful stained glass mosaic on stone. Your finished piece can be displayed indoors .Participants […]

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‘Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision’ with William Colgate (Saturday)

Christ Church 1018 Fife Avenue, Windermere, ON

'Shakespeare: a Most Rare Vision or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bard' by William Shakespeare and William ColgateWhen William (Bill) Colgate was a boy, his father had a record album entitled Opera For People Who Hate Opera. An assortment of popular arias and overtures that, by their very familiarity, was designed […]

Free

Screenprinting Workshop with Sean William Dawson

Muskoka Chautauqua: Gallery in the Woods 1039 Golf Avenue, Windermere Village, ON

Screenprinting Workshop with Sean William DawsonParticipants will learn the ins-and-outs of DIY silkscreening. With the guidance of professional artist Sean-William Dawson, students will create there own logo and then reproduce it through the artistic repetitive medium of silkscreening. Over the last quarter of a century Dawson has maintained a consistent and engaging practice mining the […]

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