Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)


Big Head Creation

Event Date: Aug. 12th until Aug. 16th, 2019
Check our Full Event Calendar for specific dates and times.

Event Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Host: Off The Wall

Contact: Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor


Big Head Creation

‚ÄčIn this adventurous one-week class with artist instructor, Eugene Paunil, the mantra is "go big or go home!" This class teaches students how to create caricature heads that can be used as puppet heads, parade costumes or simply an exploration of scaling up a large sculptural head.  Over the duration of the course students will experiment with different methods to create a light and sturdy head with a whole lot of character. 

 In this course, participants will learn the following skills:

  • Discover how to create a caricature in 3 dimensional form.

  • Learn to utilize wire, tape, paper and more to form a sculpture.

  • Work in a large scale.

  • Discuss and implement design and structure.

  • Glean amazing advice and tips on sculpture and large-scale creation from a master.

Cost: $495/Per person and includes materials

Location: Factory163, Stratford, 163 King Steet, Stratford


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