All upcoming programs are below.
Ladies' Afternoon Drawing Club
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Next Date:
May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 9
May 16
May 23
May 30
June 6
June 13
June 20
June 27
Ages:
16+
Admission:
FREE
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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Art & Coffee Klatch
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Next Date:
May 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 17
May 31
June 14
June 28
Ages:
60+
Admission:
FREE
Join us in our studios on select Wednesdays for coffee and conversation followed by a hands-on art workshop led by KAG Art Instructor Anyssa Gill. Coffee (and tea) is served at 10:00; the workshop begins at 10:30. Art can be messy—please wear something that you won’t mind getting a bit of paint on. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration is encouraged as space is limited. Please visit Kamloops Adult Learners' Society for registration forms and office hours to register in person.
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Logograph
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Next Date:
May 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31
June 7
June 14
June 21
June 28
Admission:
FREE
Ages:
12 to 24
Previously known as The Graphic Novel Club, this program began as a joint initiative with the Kamloops Art Gallery and the Kamloops Library to create a collaborative public art project. Out of this has developed Logograph, a youth-directed club that meets weekly at the Gallery and Library. Led by our Teen Intern, this program offers space for creative youth to make art and generate ideas for future projects. New members are always welcome. All supplies provided.
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Arbour Aboriginal Artists Collective Youth Workshops
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Next Date:
May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 1
Admission:
FREE
Ages:
12+
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, February through June. 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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Drink & Draw
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Next Date:
May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 14
Location:
Red Collar Brewing Co., 355 Lansdowne Street
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Join us at Zack’s Coffee on the last Monday of every month and at Red Collar Brewing Co. on the second Wednesday of every month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best local coffee and 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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Art History Happy Hour
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Next Date:
May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
To coincide with the Kamloops Wine Fest, join us on May 11 for a special Art History Happy Hour in which Interim Curator Adrienne Fast will present on the rich histories of artistic intoxication from around the world. Enjoy a glass of your favourite wine or beer as we learn about such topics as the wild baccanales of ancient Greece, the consumption of bhang in Hindu art and religion, and even Van Gogh’s tempestuous relationship with absinthe: just some of the many ways that human creativity has been inspired and fueled by intoxicating substances throughout history.
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DIY Thursdays
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Next Date:
May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 8
Admission:
FREE
Ages:
16+
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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Family Art Saturday
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Next Date:
May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
All ages:
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. In February, be inspired by the artwork in Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape and Laura Findlay: Moving While Looking at Things That Do Not Move and then join us in our studios for a hands-on workshop with Cube artist Laura Findlay. In May, 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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PD Day Art Camp (Ages 4-12)
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Next Date:
May 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages:
4 to 12
Admission:
$24/half day | $44/full day
Inspired by our current exhibitions, KAG day camps engage children in a variety of artistic media using high quality materials. Led by our art instructors, KAG tours and interactive activities take place in our gallery spaces, while our studios provide a space for creation, expression and discovery.

We provide a variety of fine art materials for experimentation, enabling participants to create art projects using varied techniques and media, including painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.

Ages 4 to 6
9:00 to 12:00 pm
$20 members / $24 public (half day)

Ages 7 to 12
9:00 to 3:00 pm
$38 members / $44 public (full day)

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

Register online or by calling 250-377-2400.
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Kitchen Conversations: Teen Talks
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Next Date:
May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 15
Admission:
FREE
Ages:
12+
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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Family Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration
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Next Date:
May 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Admission:
FREE (older siblings welcome)
Children three and under with their parents or guardians, FREE (older siblings welcome)

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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Drink & Draw
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Next Date:
May 29 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 26
Location:
Zack's Coffee, 377 Victoria Street
Ages:
All Welcome
Admission:
FREE
Join us at Zack’s Coffee on the last Monday of every month and at Red Collar Brewing Co. on the second Wednesday of every month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best local coffee and 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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Art History Happy Hour
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Next Date:
June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Learn something new while enjoying your after-work drink. A cash bar is available.
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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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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
Ages:
4 to 12
Admission:
$105/half day | $193/full day


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. 


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

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