Programs

Our programs 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.

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All upcoming programs are below.
Family Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration
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Next Date:
April 26 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
May 31
,
June 28
Age:
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.

This program is generously sponsored by Forward Law LLP.
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Ladies' Afternoon Drawing Club
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Next Date:
May 1 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 8
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May 15
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May 22
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May 29
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June 5
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June 12
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June 19
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June 26
Age:
16+
Admission:
$5 // FREE for members
Join us in our studios to drink coffee and tea, meet new friends and develop your art-making skills. Each week, we will lead a short workshop exploring a particular technique and look at the work of contemporary and historical female artists to inspire your own artwork.
No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. No registration is required.
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After-School Special
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Next Date:
May 2 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 9
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May 16
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May 23
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May 30
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June 6
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June 13
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June 20
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June 27
Age:
14 to 21
Admission:
FREE
Expand your art-making knowledge in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Each month we
explore a new topic – come to them all, or only those that interest you.
No experience is necessary. All materials are provided (and some snacks). Each workshop has space for 12 participants. No registration is required.

April // Textile Arts
Try your hand at needle punching and weaving.

May // Printmaking
Learn how to make images using a variety of printmaking techniques. We'll explore relief printing, silkscreening, etching and monoprinting.

June // Exhibition Practices 101
Everything you need to know about installing a show. Learn practical skills such as how to select, frame and hang artwork and how to design and print a catalogue.

This program is generously sponsored by the Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund.
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Ladies' Drawing Nights
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Next Date:
May 2 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 6
Age:
16+
Admission:
FREE
Location:
The Art We Are, 246 Victoria Street
By popular demand, we are delighted to introduce Ladies’ Drawing Nights! All the same fun, friends and art-making you’ve come to love with our Ladies’ Afternoon Drawing Club, but at night. Join us to drink coffee and tea, meet new friends and develop your art-making skills. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. No registration is required.
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Indigenous Youth Open Studio
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Next Date:
May 3 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 7
Age:
14+
Admission:
FREE
Join us to explore traditional and contemporary Indigenous art practices with our Indigenous Art Instructor. Youth of all nationalities are invited to drop in to participate. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided (and some snacks). No registration is required.
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Talkin' Textiles
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Next Date:
May 3 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 17
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May 31
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June 14
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June 28
Age:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
Join us in the Gallery to work on your fibre arts project and socialize with fellow yarn enthusiasts. Stitchers of all ages and skill levels are welcome-- bring your knitting, crocheting, weaving, needle punch, embroidery, sewing or other textile-related project and join in. No registration is necessary. If you're interested in participating but don't yet know how to stitch, try one of our introductory textile arts workshops!
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Fly Your Art Flag: Celebrating 40 Years
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Next Date:
May 5 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 2
Age:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
2018 is our 40th year of exhibiting and engaging with art in Kamloops. In celebration, we invite you to join us for a silkscreen workshop to create a flag that represents what the arts in Kamloops mean to you.

In each four-hour workshop, participants will work with KAG art instructors to translate their ideas into a silkscreened print. The completed flags will be sewn together and suspended across the Atrium during our 40th Anniversary exhibition in July.

No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. Participants who would like to print their design on a tote bag, shirt or other material are encouraged to bring their own.

Each workshop has space for 12 participants.
Participants aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Register by calling the Gallery at 250-377-2400.
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Drink & Draw at Red Collar
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Next Date:
May 9 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 13
Age:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
Location:
Red Collar Brewing, 355 Lansdowne Street
Join us 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 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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Textile Arts 101
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Next Date:
May 10 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 24
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June 14
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June 28
Age:
16+
In these three-hour workshops, we’ll cover the basics of using the tools, introduce some solid beginner techniques and share the work of contemporary textile artists to inspire your practice. Each workshop comes with a complete kit for you to keep.

May 10 // Introduction to Needle Punch
$100 // $90 for members
Kit includes an Amy Oxford #10 regular punch needle with instruction booklet, 10” x 10” wooden frame, 1 yard of monk’s cloth and an assortment of yarn.

May 24 // Introduction to Weaving
$130 // $117 for members
Kit includes an 8 x 10 in walnut loom handmade in Kansas, a weaving needle, a weaving comb, warp thread and an assortment of yarn.

June 14 // Introduction to Crochet
$40 // $36 for members
Kit includes an H8 crochet hook and an assortment of yarn.

June 28 // Introduction to Embroidery
$60 // $54 for members
Kit includes a 6" wooden hoop, monk's cloth, two embroidery needles and a selection of cotton thread.

No experience necessary. Each workshop has space for 10 participants.

Register ONLINE or by calling the Gallery at 250-377-2400.

Please advise at time of registration if you have any wool or lanolin sensitivities and an acrylic option will be provided.
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Art & Conversation: Ann Kipling
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Next Date:
May 15 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Age:
55+
Admission:
FREE for KALS members
Join us in our studios for coffee and conversation followed by a short lecture on works from our permanent collection. Participants will have a chance to view the artworks up close after the lecture. Coffee at 10:30 am; lecture begins at 11:00 am.

This series is presented in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society (KALS).

You must be a member of KALS to participate.
Registration is available online here.

Image credit: Ann Kipling, Maxine, Dec. 2/86, 1986, pastel, conté on Rives paper
92.9 x 66.8 cm, Collection of the Kamloops Art Gallery, gift of the Artist
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Adult Open Studio
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Next Date:
May 17 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 21
Age:
16+
Admission:
$5 // FREE for members
May 17 // Suminagashi: The Ancient Art of Japanese Paper Marbling
June 21 // Shadow Prints: Exploring the Cyanotype Process

Learn new skills from local and visiting artists in our Adult Open Studio workshops. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided (and some snacks).
Each workshop has space for 20 participants. Register by calling the Gallery at 250-377-2400.
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PD Day Art Camp - Fractured Forms
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Next Date:
May 18 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Age:
4 to 12
Admission:
$25/half day // $50/full day
Join us for a day of fun with forms as we explore how to make objects look three-dimensional in paintings and then how to transform our own drawings into sculptures.

Ages 4 to 6
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$25 // $23 for members (per day)

Ages 7 to 12
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
$50 // $45 for members (per day)

Extended care is available for all camps. Call the Gallery at 250-377-2400 to enquire.

REGISTER ONLINE
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Picture This!
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Next Date:
May 25 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 26
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June 15
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June 16
Age:
12 to 18
Admission:
FREE
Offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Library, Picture This! offers youth an opportunity to learn and experiment with different storytelling and illustration techniques. Each month, we will explore the work of a different author and illustrator.

Detailed schedule of authors and illustrators coming soon.

No experience is necessary and all materials are provided (and some snacks).
No registration is required.
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Drink & Draw at Zack's Coffee
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Next Date:
May 28 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 25
Age:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
Location:
Zack's Coffee, 377 Victoria Street
Join us at Zack’s Coffee on the last Monday of every month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best local coffee. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
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Family Art Saturday
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Next Date:
June 9 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Age:
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 inspired by our exhibitions.
We thank parents for staying with their children throughout tours and art-making activities.
No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. No registration is required. Exhibition admission is included.
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Art & Conversation: Eric Metcalfe
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Next Date:
June 19 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Age:
55+
Admission:
FREE for KALS members
Join us in our studios for coffee and conversation followed by a short lecture on works from our permanent collection. Participants will have a chance to view the artworks up close after the lecture. Coffee at 10:30 am; lecture begins at 11:00 am.

This series is presented in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society (KALS).

You must be a member of KALS to participate.
Registration is available online here.

Image credit: Eric Metcalfe, Attic Project - Shapes of 6th & 5th Century Attic Vases: Stamnos, Albastron, Pyxis, Kantharos, 1998, gouache and graphite on paper, 57 x 76.7 cm, Collection of the Kamloops Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist, Photo: Cory Hope, Kamloops Art Gallery.
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Art & Philosophy Reading Group with special guest Bruce Baugh
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Next Date:
June 21 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Age:
16+
Admission:
FREE
Join us during the exhibition The Poetics of Space to read, discuss and elaborate on salient themes from the exhibition.

For our final date, June 21, we are joined by local philosopher and educator Bruce Baugh for a discussion about spaces. Gaston Bachelard’s "Poetics of Space" (1958) used poetry to explore the qualities of spaces: open, closed, intimate, vast, sheltered, exposed. In this talk, Baugh will use philosophy to explore different kinds of space: bodily, lived, public, private, interior, domestic, outdoor, wild, geometrical and pictorial.
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Curator's Tour
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Next Date:
July 14 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Age:
All
Admission:
FREE
Join Charo Neville, Curator Kamloops Art Gallery for a tour of Through the Memory Atlas: 40 Years of Collecting. Neville will provide background on the artists and discuss key ideas and works in the exhibition. Everyone is  welcome.
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Opening Reception
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Next Date:
July 14 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Age:
All
Admission:
FREE
Let’s come together to celebrate the opening of our summer exhibitions. Meet the artists and curators, mix with other art supporters, get creative at the Kids Table and enjoy live music. Cash bar with wine and beer sponsored by Red Collar Brewing and appetizers sponsored by Eats Amore. Everyone is welcome. Memberships are 25% off.
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Summer Art Camp
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Next Date:
July 16 to July 20 - 9:00 am until 3:00 pm
Following Dates:
July 23 to July 27
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July 30 to August 3
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August 7 to August 10
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August 13 to August 17
Age:
4 to 12
Admission:
$105/ half day // $193/ full day
Join us for Summer Art Camp for five weeks of painting, sculpting, drawing and more!
We will have weekly themes inspired by the exhibition, Through the Memory Atlas: Forty Years of Collecting, which features over 200 art works drawn solely from our permanent collection made by local, national and international artists.

Each day, we will go into the gallery for an interactive tour and activity. Then it’s back to the studios for art making and experimenting!

Participants will learn about the essentials of art making and will be encouraged to apply their knowledge to traditional art materials, like painting, drawing and sculpting. They will also be encouraged to experiment with non-traditional materials in new and exciting ways!

Each week, the older campers (aged 7+) will get to go on a variety of mini adventures to the Kamloops Library, the Kamloops Museum and Archives and Riverside Park.
At the end of the summer, we celebrate all the talented young artists who participated in our summer art camps with an exhibition on our Open Gallery. We will hold an opening reception for this exhibition on Saturday, August 25 at 12:00pm.

Ages 4 to 6
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$105 // $83 for members

Ages 7 to 12
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
$193 // $160 for members

Extended care is available for all camps. Call the Gallery at 250-377-2400 to enquire.

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