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. Throughout the summer, we will explore the history and representation of Canada and what it means to be Canadian through the work of established and emerging artists such as Rebecca Belmore, Edward Burtynsky, Lawren Harris, Farheen HaQ, Daphne Odjig, Takao Tanabe and Jin-Me Yoon.
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.
Elaborating on the theme of collaboration, we have divided our summer camp into two thematic teams: “The Super Naturals” and “The Multifarious Medleys.” Each week, a different team will work to investigate, celebrate and ask questions about Canada’s land and people. At the end of the summer, we will present their findings in a group exhibition on our Open Gallery. We hold an opening reception for this exhibition on Saturday, August 26 at 1:00 pm.
The Super Naturals
July 4 to 7 // July 17 to 21 // July 31 to August 4 // August 14 to 18
Campers in these weeks will explore Canada’s landscape through traditional and experimental painting, drawing, printmaking and collage techniques. To aid in our exploration of the land, we will also experiment with how to use materials collected in nature to create artwork.
The Multifarious Medleys
July 10 to 14 // July 24 to 28 // August 7 to 11
Working collaboratively, campers will learn how to incorporate their personal history and identity into their artwork through such processes as relief printmaking, painting and various forms of two-dimensional mark making, and consider how they fit into our diverse community.
Please note that for the first two weeks of camp, July 4-14, our exhibition spaces will be closed for installation. During this period, we will bring artwork from our permanent collection into the classroom to explore these ideas of place and nationhood.
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
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.
No experience is necessary; all materials are provided (and some snacks).
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.