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.
Artist's Tour with Adad Hannah
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Next Date:
January 18 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Age:
All
Admission:
FREE
Join Adad Hannah for a tour of Adad Hannah: Glints and Reflections. The Gallery is honoured to host Hannah and his work previously on exhibit at the Musee d'art de Joliette. As part of his tour, Hannah will provide background on his process and discuss key ideas and works in the exhibition. Everyone is welcome. This tour is followed by an opening reception with Hannah attending.
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Opening Reception
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Next Date:
January 18 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Age:
All
Admission:
FREE
Let’s come together to celebrate the opening of our winter exhibitions Adad Hannah: Glints and Reflections and Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber: I wasn't paying attention and now it's over. Adad Hannah will be joining us along with Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre curator with Musee d'art de Joliette. 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 Nandi's Flavours of India. Everyone is welcome. Memberships are 25% off.
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Drink & Draw at Zack's Coffee
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Next Date:
January 28 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
February 25
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March 25
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April 29
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May 27
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June 24
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. All materials are provided. All skill levels welcome. No registration is required.
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Glitter Bomb: The Quest for the Worst Art Ever
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Next Date:
January 30 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages:
14 to 21
Are you up to the challenge of creating the ugliest, most dreadful art ever? Join us in our studios to combine paint, glitter, pom poms, hot glue, clay and anything else you can find in the quest to create the most obnoxious artistic creation ever to have graced this Gallery. We’ll provide all the materials as well as snacks, soda and live music. The artistic genius behind the winning artwork will have the honour of taking home a hideous trophy to show off to friends and family. No registration is required.

This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Library.
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Ladies' Afternoon Drawing Club
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Next Date:
February 5 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
February 12
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February 19
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February 26
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March 5
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March 12
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April 16
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April 23
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April 30
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May 7
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May 14
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May 21
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May 28
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June 4
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June 11
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June 18
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June 25 to June 25
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 our instructor will provide a short demonstration of a new technique or a brief exploration of the art practice of a female artist and then give you the time and support to work on your own. All materials are provided. All skill levels are welcome. No registration is required.

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ARTBOUND
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Next Date:
February 6 - 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
February 13
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February 20
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February 27
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March 6
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March 13
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April 17
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May 1
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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
Ages:
14 to 21
Admission:
FREE
Drop in to our studios (almost) every Wednesday for weekly thematic workshops. No experience is necessary, only an open mind and the willingness to create! All materials are provided. No registration is required.

Check back for a complete listing of upcoming workshops.

ARTBOUND was designed by Echo, Erin, Olive, Charlie, Layla, Phoenix, Olivia, Hannah, Sophia and Eric during THE LAB, our paid 2018 summer internship.

This program is generously sponsored by the Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund with the Vancouver Foundation.
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Ladies' Drawing Nights
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Next Date:
February 6 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
March 6
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April 3
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May 1
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June 5
Location:
The Art We Are,246 Victoria Street
Ages:
16+
Admission:
FREE
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. All materials are provided. All skills levels are welcome. No registration is required.
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PD Day Art Camp // BE STILL!
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Next Date:
February 8 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ages:
5 to 8 and 9 to 12
Admission:
$50 // $45 for members
Through stories, games, dances and a variety of different forms of art-making, we'll use our minds and bodies to explore motion and what it means to be still.

Extended care is available.

Call the Gallery at 250-377-2400 to register.
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Art & Conversation // Adad Hannah: Glints and Reflections
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Next Date:
February 12 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Age:
55+
Admission:
FREE for KALS members
Join our educator for an interactive tour of the winter exhibition and engage in lively explorations of some of the salient themes. This session, we investigate the history of the tableau vivant (French for the “living picture”) by challenging ourselves to recreate a painting with our bodies.

This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society (KALS). You must be a member of KALS to participate. Registration is available online here.
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Drink & Draw at Red Collar
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Next Date:
February 13 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
March 13
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April 10
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May 8
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June 12
Location:
Red Collar Brewing 355 Lansdowne Street
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
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. All materials are provided. All skill levels welcome. Minors are welcome with an accompanying parent or guardian. No registration is required.
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Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration Downtown
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Next Date:
February 14 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
February 28
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March 14
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March 28
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April 11
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April 25
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May 9
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May 23
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June 6
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June 20
Location:
Kamloops Library 465 Victoria Street
Age:
3 and under with parent/guardian (older siblings welcome)
Admission:
FREE
Join us in our studios for songs, stories and puppets at 10:30 followed by baby-friendly art-making at 11:00. All 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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Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration on The Shore
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Next Date:
February 15 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
March 1
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March 15
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March 29
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April 12
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April 26
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May 10
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May 24
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June 7
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June 21
Location:
North Kamloops Library 693 Tranquille Road
Ages:
3 and under with parent/guardian (older siblings welcome)
Admission:
FREE
Join us for songs, stories and puppets at 10:30 followed by baby-friendly art-making at 11:00. All 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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Spring Art Camp
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Next Date:
March 18 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Following Dates:
March 19
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March 20
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March 21
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March 22
Ages:
5 to 8 and 9 to 12
Admission:
$50 // $45 for members (per day) $193 // $160 for members (per week)
Join us for five days of art-making fun and experimentation! Sign your your artists up for the whole week, or select only those days that interest you. Visit us again soon for details about each day's theme.

Extended care is available.

Call the Gallery at 250-377-2400 to register.
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Artist's Talk with Samuel Roy-Bois
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Next Date:
April 6 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Join Samuel Roy-Bois for a tour of Samuel Roy-Bois: Presences. The Gallery is honoured to host Roy-Bois and his work curated by Charo Neville curator with the Kamloops Art Gallery. As part of this tour, Roy-Bois will provide background on his process and discuss key ideas and works in the exhibition. Everyone is welcome. This tour is followed by an opening reception with Roy-Bois attending.
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Opening Reception
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Next Date:
April 6 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages:
All
Admission:
Free
Join us in celebrating the opening of our spring exhibitions Samuel Roy-Bois: Presences and Darlene Kalynka: Four Oldest Daughters. Samuel Roy-Bois and Darlene Kalynka will be joining us along with Charo Neville curator with the Kamloops Art Gallery. 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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Art & Conversation // Samuel Roy-Bois: Presences
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Next Date:
May 14 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Ages:
55+
Join our educator for an interactive tour of the winter exhibition and engage in lively explorations of some of the salient themes. This session, we investigate the history of the tableau vivant (French for the “living picture”) by challenging ourselves to recreate a painting with our bodies.

This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society (KALS). You must be a member of KALS to participate. Registration is available online here.
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PD Day Art Camp // Show & Tell
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Next Date:
June 28 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ages:
5 to 8 and 9 to 12
Admission:
$50 // $45 for members
What feels special to you, and why? For this camp, we invite your young artists to bring a special treasure with them (a toy, book, blanket, or other favourite object) and join us on an exploration of how any why certain objects become precious to us.

Extended care is available.

Call the Gallery at 250-377-2400 to register.
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