Family Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration
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Next Date:
September 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Following Dates:
October 26
November 30
Ages:
3 and under with parent/guardian (older siblings welcome)
Admission:
FREE
Join us in our studios for songs, stories and puppets with Kathy from the Kamloops Library, followed by baby-friendly art making at 11:00. All of our art materials are safe for small children who want to put everything in their mouths. Art can be messy! Dress your child in something you won’t mind getting dirty. No registration required. All supplies provided.
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Family Art Saturday
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Next Date:
August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Following Dates:
November 18
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Join us for a fun afternoon of family-friendly mini-tours and hands-on art making activities in spired by our exhibitions. Parents are asked to stay with their children throughout tours and art making activities. No registration is required, exhibitions admission is included.
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Arbour Aboriginal Artists Collective Youth Workshops
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Next Date:
June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
August 3
September 7
October 5
November 2
Ages:
12+
Admission:
FREE
Arbour Collective provides opportunities for youth and adults to create art, learn new creative methods and exhibit or perform in the Kamloops area. By supporting work that confronts and challenges stereotypes, hidden histories and stolen voices, the Arbour Collective seeks to inspire and empower through creativity. Collective member Chris Bose and KAG Art Instructor Marisa Drayton will be working in the studios on the first Thursday of the month. Youth and adults of all nationalities are invited to drop in to participate. All supplies are provided. No experience is necessary.
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Summer Art Camp
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Next Date:
July 4 @ 9:00 am - July 7 @ 3:00 pm
Following Dates:
July 10 - July 14
July 17 - July 21
July 24 - July 28
July 31 - August 4
August 8 - August 11
August 14 - August 18
Admission:
$105/half day | $193/full day
Ages:
4 to 12


Ages 4 to 6
9:00 to 12:00 pm
$105 per week (members receive a discount)

Ages 7 to 12
9:00 to 3:00 pm
$193 per week (members receive a discount)

Extended care is available 8:30 to 9:00 and 3:00 to 3:30 pm.

This summer’s program is inspired by the exhibitions, Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary, which comes to us on tour from the Vancouver Art Gallery, and AlterNation, featuring work by a variety of artists that celebrates, challenges and explores how art has been involved in the myth-making and nation-building of Canada. Led by our talented art instructors, campers will interact with these historical and contemporary Canadian artworks and explore their own ideas of history and nationhood. 

Each day includes an interactive tour and activity in our exhibition spaces, developing the ability of your young artists to articulate their ideas about what they’re looking at. One morning a week, campers will go on a field trip to the Kamloops Library (with whom we share a building) to participate in their Summer Reading Club and read stories that explore themes relevant to the exhibitions.

Back in our studios, campers will learn the essentials of art making—such as colour theory, symmetry, perspective and unity—and experiment with how to apply these principles to paintings, drawings and sculptures. As with all of our studio programs, KAG art camp prioritizes the creative process over the outcome. We encourage young artists to experiment, test new techniques and develop their skills through self-expression.

At the end of the summer, we celebrate the accomplishments of the talented young artists who participated in our summer art camp with an exhibition on our Open Gallery. We hold an opening reception for this exhibition on Saturday, August 26 at 1:00 pm.

Space is limited, register early to reserve your place. 

Summer Art Camp is generously sponsored by New Gold Inc. and Watson Engineering Ltd.


Registration is now open online and by phone: 250-377-2400

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Make Your Own Memoir: Bookmaking Workshop with Elisabeth Belliveau
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Next Date:
June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ages:
16+
Admission:
FREE
Join interdisciplinary artist and author Elisabeth Belliveau to learn more about the fundamentals–and fun–of bookmaking. In this three-hour hands-on workshop, participants will learn rudimentary bookbinding techniques, as well as strategies for transforming autobiographical events from one’s youth into a graphic tale. In addition, participants will have a chance to explore examples of zines and other artist book works that feature autobiographical material. Elisabeth Belliveau is an interdisciplinary artist who uses text, drawing and stop-motion animation in her practice. She is a published author and has exhibited and screened her work internationally. Belliveau completed a BFA at Alberta College of Art and Design and an MFA at Concordia University. She was recently awarded the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres studio residency, Tokyo Wondersite, in Japan.
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Ladies' Afternoon Drawing Club
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Next Date:
May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 6
June 13
June 20
June 27
Admission:
FREE
Ages:
16+
Based on the hugely successful Ladies’ Drawing Nights started in New York City by artists Leah Goren, Julia Rothman and Rachel Cole, the Ladies’ Afternoon Drawing Club is for women who want to drink tea (and coffee), make friends and develop their art-making skills. Each week, KAG Art Instructor Anyssa Gill and Teen Intern Kiranna Wouters will lead a workshop exploring a selected topic, ranging from pencil shading techniques to gouache painting methods. In addition to learning new art-making techniques, we will also explore the work of contemporary and historical female artists to inspire our own artwork. No registration required. All supplies provided.
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Kitchen Conversations: Teen Talks
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Next Date:
June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ages:
12+
Admission:
FREE
Join us on the third Thursday of the month for a guided tour of our exhibitions followed by a lively Kitchen Conversation in our studios. Our exhibitions often explore politically and socially charged issues. Through these Kitchen Conversations (so-called because of the great conversations that can happen in kitchens), we hope to open the dialogue up to you—our community—so that we can come together and share perspectives.

In the spring, we hand over the reigns to our Teen Interns and foreground the youth perspective. What issues are important to Kamloops youth? What was it like to be a teen when you were young? What has changed—what should change? Through Kitchen Conversations: Teen Talks we hope to bring all generations of Kamloopsians together to talk about issues important to our youth.

Light refreshments will be provided.
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DIY Thursdays
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Next Date:
June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ages:
16+
Admission:
FREE
Drop in to DIY Thursdays to learn new skills from talented local artists. No experience is necessary; all materials are provided (and some snacks).
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A banner, a tee-shirt, some oranges and sweat: installation and performance for everyone. A workshop with Hazel Meyer
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Next Date:
May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ages:
14+
Admission:
FREE

This workshop will use the art practices of installation and performance as a way of exploring the relationship and tension between sports and art. Through this workshop, artist Hazel Meyer will present various skills such as banner-making and painting, tee-shirt altering, performance for non-performers, sports for non-athletes, and how to mine these practices for new ways of moving and being in the world. The workshop will propose ways of using materials and our bodies to meaningfully take up and occupy space. 

Hazel Meyer is an interdisciplinary artist who organizes large-scale, object-oriented installations and performance works that draw from archival research, subcultural ephemera, activist aesthetics, handmade tools and athletic tropes. She hold degrees from Concordia University and OCAD University, and is presently based in Toronto. Meyer’s work Intestinal Anarchy is on view in superyoung until July 1, 2017.   

No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided.


Space is limited, register by phone at 250-377-2400.

The Kamloops Art Gallery is an inclusive and accessible space. You are welcome here.

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Drink & Draw at Red Collar
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Next Date:
May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
355 Lansdowne Street
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Join us at Red Collar Brewing Co. for a special edition of Drink & Draw in collaboration with the Downtown Kamloops Festival of Experiences. Contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best local beer. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided. Minors are welcome at Red Collar with an accompanying parent or guardian.
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Family Art Saturday
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Next Date:
Age:
All
Admission:
FREE
Drop into Family Art Saturdays, a free family event that includes tours and activities in our galleries as well as innovative art workshops in our studios. Get inspired by the artwork in Kids these days, superyoung and Matt MacIntosh: falsevoid, and experiment with making your own zine in our studios. No registration required. All supplies provided.
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