Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) starts off the month with a very exciting line–up celebrating Culture Days. Connect with friends and family this October and participate in our many exciting programs and events such as our All About Sculpture workshops, Family Art and Yoga, Secrets and Scandals tour and more. We are happy to announce that pay what you can admission continues until the end of 2016!

Culture Days at PAMA

Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Enjoy live music with members of the Lorne Scots Regimental Pipe Band (11 a.m. – Noon) and Aboriginal dancers Lindy and Leslie (2:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Family Art and Stories focuses on nature and found objects this season (2 – 4 p.m.).Create 3D sculpture using clay and objects found in nature. Please note there is a 30 person capacity for this program, pre–registration is requested
  • Participate in hands–on creative activities and a kids’ self–guided tour


Sunday, Oct. 2 from 1 – 5 p.m

  • Join author Jael Ealey Richardson and illustrator Matt James (2:30 – 4:30 p.m.) for the official launch of their kids’ book, The Stone Thrower and participate in some fun family activities
  • Participate in the Write Now: Writing Workshop and Networking Event with the FOLD (Festival of Literary Diversity) (1 – 3 p.m.). You will receive 30 minutes of instruction, one hour of writing and 30 minutes of networking literary fun!
  • Participate in hands–on creative activities and a kids’ self–guided tour
  • Hourly tours of the Peel County Court House

Connect at PAMA

Thanksgiving is all about connecting with friends and families and we have many programs available to help you do just that:

All about Sculpture Workshops

Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Explore different sculpture techniques in a relaxed and creative environment. This is a great night out with friends or a unique date night option

  • Oct. 6 – Clay Sculpture: transform clay into geometric abstracts
  • Oct. 13 – Fibre Sculpture: using fabric, yarn, and other textile materials to build a three dimensional work of art
  • Oct. 20 – Wire Sculpture: drawing with wire, participants will create a figurative model


PAMA members pay $25.50 per workshop or $61.50 for all three workshops
Non–members pay $30 per workshop or $75 for all three workshops

Family Art and Yoga

Saturday from 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Come prepared to hop and sway with our October themes!

Oct. 15 – Frogs and Oct. 22 – Trees
Learn some classic yoga movements led by instructor Margarita, PLUS explore our Art Buffet – exploratory learning at its best! All level of students are welcome. Art supplies are included; please bring your own mat. Pre–registration is required.

Family Fun Activity

Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m.
Drop in this month and create a clay candle holder to celebrate Diwali on Oct. 30. Open your doors and windows and light your candle to invite Lakshmi. Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity and wanders the Earth looking for homes where she will be welcomed.

Drumming Circle with Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN)
Oct. 20 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of shared traditions and songs.


Thursday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m.
Knit items which get donated to important local charities. Beginners are welcome!

NEW PAMA Tots Program continues

Wednesday’s from 11 a.m. – Noon, until Nov. 16
(For Caregivers with newborns to 12 months)
Explore arts, culture, story and songs while you visit PAMA. Free for a limited time.

Secrets & Scandals Tour

Thursday, Oct. 27 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Join PAMA’s Museum Curator, Annemarie Hagan, as she exposes more of PAMA’s secrets and scandals. This guided tour will reveal never–been–told–before stories from our collections. Last year’s tour highlights included Dr. Dixie’s medical tools from 1850/60’s, condom moulds from Alton Mills from the World War II era and an impromptu ghost chat at the end of the evening. Pre–registration is required.

Please note that we are closed for the holiday on Monday Oct. 10. We wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!


PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. Brampton. Visit to learn more.