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.
Logograph
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Next Date:
October 18 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
October 25
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November 1
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November 8
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November 15
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November 22
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November 29
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December 6
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December 13
Ages:
12 to 24
Admission:
FREE
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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PD Day Art Camp (Ages 4-12)
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Next Date:
October 20 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Following Dates:
December 4
Ages:
4 to 12
Admission:
$24.75/half day | $49.50/full day

Inspired by our current exhibitions, KAG day camps engage children aged 4 to 12 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.


We value small class sizes, which means space is limited. Register early to reserve your place.

Ages 4 to 6
9:00 to 12:00 pm
$24.75 // $22.50 for members  (per half day)

Ages 7 to 12
9:00 to 3:00 pm
$49.50 // $45 for members (per 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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Drink & Draw at Zack's Coffee
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Next Date:
October 23 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
November 27
Location:
377 Victoria 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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Mini Camps
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Next Date:
October 24 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Following Dates:
October 31
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November 7
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November 14
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November 21
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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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Family Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration
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Next Date:
October 26 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
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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Arbour Aboriginal Artists Collective Youth Workshops
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Next Date:
November 2 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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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Drink & Draw at Red Collar
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Next Date:
November 8 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
December 13
Location:
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:
November 9 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Following Dates:
December 14
Admission:
FREE
Age:
19+

Learn something new while enjoying your after-work drink. Every month offers a new topic on diverse aspects of art history presented by local artists, educators and researchers. A cash bar is available.


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DIY Thursdays
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Next Date:
November 9 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
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).


Call 250-377-2400 to reserve your place. No experience is required and all materials are provided.
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Family Art Saturday
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Next Date:
November 18 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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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Over the Horizon of Tomorrow
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Next Date:
November 30 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Following Dates:
December 2
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December 9
Ages:
All ages
Admission:
$3-5 // FREE for members
Curated by Tania Willard

Curated in response to Since Then, on exhibition at the Kamloops Art Gallery until December 30, 2017, Over the Horizon of Tomorrow brings together leading International contemporary Indigenous performance artists and further extends the exhibition themes of alternate senses of time, sound and bodily connections to both the ancestral and notions of futurity.
Through culturally specific and broadly contemporary approaches Jeneen Frei Njootli, Demian Dinéyazhi’ and Peter Morin bring dynamic and embodied performative experiences to the gallery.
Addressing non-binary gender, ancestral echoes, the impact of colonial violence and the strength of visioning the future, these three artists perform cultural translation, time travel and ancestral resonance as a form of reciprocity grounded in lived experience and Indigenous lands.

Jeneen Frei Njootli
Thursday, November 30
5:30 pm

Jeneen Frei Njootli is a Vuntut Gwitchin artist and a co-creator of the ReMatriate Collective, currently based on unceded Coast Salish Territory in Vancouver.
Frei Njootli’s practice concerns itself with Indigeneity in politics, community engagement and productive disruptions. An alumna of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, she has worked as a performance artist, workshop facilitator, crime prevention youth coordinator and has exhibited across Canada. She obtained her BFA from Emily Carr University in 2012 after working as a curatorial assistant on Rita Wong’s Downstream: Reimagining Water Project. She received the William & Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Canadian Artist from the Hnatyshyn Foundation in 2016. In 2017, she received her MFA from the University of British Columbia. Currently, Frei Njootli is working on a research project centered on performance and the land.

Demian Dinéyazhi’
Saturday, December 2
2:00 pm

Demian DinéYazhi’ is a Portland-based transdisciplinary warrior born to the clans Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) and Naasht'ézhí Táb??há (Zuni Clan Water's Edge) of the Diné (Navajo). Whether he is broaching topics adjacent to Decolonization, Survivance, and Queerness in written or visual language, Demian is caught in a narrative that is informed by romanticized notions of belonging and the alienation experienced through centuries of forced assimilation to white patriarchal capitalist supremacy.

Peter Morin
Saturday, December 9
2:00 pm

Peter Morin is a Tahltan Nation artist, curator, and writer. In his artistic practice and curatorial work, Morin’s practice-based research investigates the impact zones that occur when indigenous cultural-based practices and western settler colonialism collide. This work is shaped by Tahltan Nation epistemological production and often takes on the form of performance interventions. In addition to his object making and performance-based practice, Morin has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Anthropology, Western Front, Bill Reid Gallery and Burnaby Art Gallery. In 2014, Morin was long-listed for the Sobey Art Prize. Morin recently relocated to join the Visual and Aboriginal Arts Faculty at Brandon University.


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Curator's Tour
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Next Date:
January 19 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Admission:
FREE
Ages:
All
Join Adrienne Fast, Interim Curator Kamloops Art Gallery for a tour of the January to March 2018 exhibition focusing on photography from India. Fast 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:
January 19 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Let’s come together to celebrate the opening of the winter 2018 exhibitions in the Central Gallery and in The Cube. Meet the artists and curators, mix with other art supporters, get creative at the Kids Table and enjoy live music and appetizers. Everyone is welcome. Memberships are 25% off.
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