Make Your Own Memoir: Bookmaking Workshop with Elisabeth Belliveau
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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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Family Art Saturday
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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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Drink & Draw at Red Collar
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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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Kitchen Conversations: Teen Talks
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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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Summer Art Camp
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Next Date:
July 24 @ 9:00 am - July 28 @ 3:00 pm
Following Dates:
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. 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

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Arbour Aboriginal Artists Collective Youth Workshops
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Next Date:
August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
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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Learning How to See Like an Artist
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Next Date:
August 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Following Dates:
August 30
September 6
Ages:
16+
Admission:
$16.50 // $15 for members (per class)

Throughout our childhood, we often develop a system of symbols that we use when drawing – almonds for eyes; triangle for the nose; oval for the face; circle on top of a vertical rectangle for a tree – and without further training, we continue to use these same symbols as adults. In these workshops, we will lead you through some exercises to help you leave your symbols behind and learn how to draw what you see.

This program has limited space. Early registration is encouraged.


Register online or by phone at 250-377-2400.



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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:
$5 per family // FREE for members
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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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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Mini Camps
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Next Date:
October 3 @ 10:30 am - October 31 @ 11:30 am
Following Dates:
November 7 - November 28
Ages:
3-5
Admission:
$41.25 (Painting) // $33 (Sculpture)
INTRODUCING: Mini Camps!

In KAG Mini Camps, young artists aged 3 to 5 go on interactive mini-tours to explore artwork on display in our exhibitions and learn through play in our studios. We value small class sizes, which means space is limited. Register early to reserve your place. Register online or phoning the Gallery 250-377-2400. 


Mini Camp: Painting
Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 am
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Ages 3 to 5
$41.25 // $37.50 for members (for 5 sessions)

In this five-week camp, your young artists will experiment with mixing colours, painting through dance and with dots, painting in water and painting with uncontrollable objects like bouncy balls.


Mini Camp: Sculpture
Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 am
November 7, 14, 21, 28
Ages 3 to 5
$33 // $30 for members (for 4 sessions)

In this four-week camp, campers will learn how to mix their own sculpture dough and experiment with balance, gravity and wind as they build sculptures that lie down, stand up and even one that moves.

Mini Camps are generously supported by the Jann LM Bailey Legacy Fund.
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Ladies' Afternoon Drawing Club
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Next Date:
October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
October 10
October 17
October 24
October 31
November 7
November 14
November 21
November 28
December 5
December 12
Admission:
$5 // FREE for members
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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DIY Thursdays
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Next Date:
October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
November 9
December 14
Ages:
16+
Admission:
$5 // FREE for members

Drop in to DIY Thursdays to learn new skills from talented local artists. No experience is necessary, and we'll provide all the materials are provided (and some snacks). Fall 2017 workshop topics will be announced in September. 

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