Programs & Events

Our programs and events offer opportunities for people of all ages to learn how art connects us with our daily lives. Focusing on the KAG’s current exhibitions, programs include art camps, interactive tours, activities and workshops that encourage self-expression and experimentation while learning about art techniques, basic design concepts and a variety of media. Our events include exhibition opening receptions, fundraisers to inspire you and special happenings in the Gallery Store.

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All upcoming programs are below.
Young Artists' Show & Tell
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Next Date:
May 26 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Following Dates:
June 16
Ages:
5+
Admission:
FREE
Join Finn Modder, School Program Coordinator, Kamloops Art Gallery, and fellow young artists to share your art and talk about what you’ve been working on lately. Ask for feedback, share about what you’ve learned and see what other kids are making.

This LIVE program is offered via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to engage in whatever way is comfortable for them—with or without their cameras and microphones.

REGISTER: May 22

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Fortie's Art Corner
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Next Date:
May 29 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Ages:
16+
Admission:
FREE
As a part of her exhibition Pleasant Field, Anyssa Fortie was scheduled for a two-week residency in The Cube where she would have continued her process of drawing on memory to complete the final works for the exhibition. We were so looking forward to this time when our audiences would have been invited to spend time with Anyssa while she was working and engage in conversation about her practice.

In lieu of this, we have teamed up with Anyssa and her partner Dion Fortie to join in their weekly drop-in artmaking night, “Fortie’s Art Corner,” for the month of May. Join Anyssa and Dion; Emily Hope, Education and Public Programs Director, KAG; and other artists and makers for a fun social evening of sharing and creating together.

Bring whatever you’re working on to share with the group, or just bring yourself. This is a casual event meant to bring us (virtually) together to share in the joy of making while we all do our part by staying home.

This LIVE program is offered via Zoom.

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Young Interpreters: Papier Mâché Sculptures
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Next Date:
June 2 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Following Dates:
June 4
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June 9
,
June 11
Ages:
5+
Admission:
FREE
Join Finn Modder, School Programs Coordinator, to learn about artist Anyssa Fortie and how she uses her memories as inspiration in creating papier mâché sculptures. Over the course of four workshops, participants will experiment with household materials to create their own sculptures using techniques shared by the artist.

These workshops involve using materials and sharp tools such as hot glue, scissors and wire. Some participants may require assistance from an adult.

This LIVE workshop will take place on Zoom. Participants are encouraged to engage in whatever way is comfortable for them—with or without their cameras and microphones.


SCHEDULE & MATERIALS LIST

JUNE 2: Introduction to the artist and how to make an armature
MATERIALS NEEDED
What’s in your recycle bin? Cardboard, paper, egg cartons, Styrofoam, wire, tin foil, yogurt container, pop bottle – use what you have.
Tape: masking tape, duct tape and electrical tape work really well
Hot glue

JUNE 4 // How to make your own glue and papier mâché techniques
MATERIALS NEEDED
Clothes you don’t mind getting messy
Newspaper, tablecloth or other material to protect your work surface
Flour or cornstarch
Water
Mixing bowl
Fork, whisk or other mixing implement
Newspaper, paper bags, any kind of uncoated paper from the recycling bin is great (shiny magazine paper does not work well)

JUNE 9 // Applying paint and making choices about colour and texture
MATERIALS NEEDED
Clothes you don’t mind getting messy
Newspaper, tablecloth or other material to protect your work surface
Paint: acrylic, tempera, leftover house paint
Brushes
Small container of water for rinsing brushes between colours
Towel for wiping brushes and catching spills

JUNE 11 // Final projects are shared and discussed

Materials kits can be provided for a nominal fee. Please contact Finn Modder, School Programs Coordinator, for details.

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