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.
Ladies' Afternoon Drawing Club
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Next Date:
February 20 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
February 27
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March 6
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March 13
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March 27
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April 17
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April 24
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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:
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:
February 21 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
February 28
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March 7
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March 14
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March 28
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April 18
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April 25
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May 2
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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
Ages:
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.

January // Printing with Light
Learn how to print images on paper and fabric using cyanotype and inkodye.

February // Illustration
Explore how to tell a story or express ideas through many different styles of drawing.

March // Art vs. Craft
Experiment with using unconventional art materials such as perler beads, glitter and plastic toys.

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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PD Day Art Camp - Painted Portraits
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Next Date:
February 23 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ages:
4 to 12
Admission:
$25/half day | $50/full day
What is in a portrait? In this camp, participants learn about how artists tell stories about the people they portray and try their hand at making portraits of themselves and each other using collage, painting and drawing.

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.

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Artist's Talk with Zinnia Naqvi
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Next Date:
February 24 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Admission:
FREE
Ages:
All ages
Join us in our studios to meet Toronto-based artist Zinnia Naqvi and to learn about her artistic practice which addresses issues of globalism, trans-nationalism and identity.

Zinnia Naqvi received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography Studies from Ryerson University (2014) and is pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts – Studio Arts from Concordia University. Her work has shown in a solo exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre, and group exhibitions at Gallery 44, Gallery TPW and Regent Park Film Festival. Her work has been shown internationally at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival and Uppsala International Short Film Festival. Naqvi's work is included in Re Present: Photography from South Asia, on view in our Central Gallery until March 31, 2018.
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Drink & Draw at Zack's Coffee
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Next Date:
February 26 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
March 26
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April 23
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May 28
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June 25
Admission:
FREE
Ages:
All
Location:
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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Indigenous Youth Open Studio
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Next Date:
March 1 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 3
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June 7
Admission:
FREE
Ages:
14+
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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Fly Your Art Flag: Celebrating 40 Years
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Next Date:
March 3 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 5
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June 2
Admission:
FREE
Ages:
All ages
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 September.

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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Ladies' Drawing Nights
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Next Date:
March 7 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
April 4
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May 2
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June 6
Location:
The Art We Are, 246 Victoria Street
Ages:
16+
Admission:
FREE
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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Drink & Draw at Red Collar
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Next Date:
March 14 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
April 11
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May 9
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June 13
Location:
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. 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: Ernie Kroeger, Keeping Time
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Next Date:
March 15 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Admission:
FREE
Ages:
19+
Learn something new while enjoying an after work drink. Every event offers a new topic on diverse aspects of art history, theory and contemporary art practice presented by artists, educators and researchers. A cash bar is available.

In March, join local artist and educator Ernie Kroeger for "Keeping Time," a presentation exploring connections between photography and time. We will look at the tools and technology of photography and see how various practitioners - artists, commercial photographers, scientists and snapshooters - have used the medium in an attempt to control and represent time.
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Adult Open Studio
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Next Date:
March 15 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 17
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June 21
Admission:
$5 // FREE for members
February 15 // Make Your Own Pinhole Camera
March 15 // Painted Photographs
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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Picture This!
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Next Date:
March 16 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
March 17
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April 20
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April 21
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May 25
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May 26
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June 15
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June 16
Ages:
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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Spring Art Camp
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Next Date:
March 19 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Following Dates:
March 20
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March 21
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March 22
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March 23
Ages:
4 to 12
Admission:
$25/half day | $50/full day
Join us for 5 days of exploring, inventing and art making! Over the course of the week, we will explore the big wide world beneath our feet. We will discover tiny creepy crawlies and make them HUGE, invent suits that will take us to the bottom of the ocean, and become archaeologists, making ground breaking discoveries! We will look at burrowing animals, giant squids, root vegetables, submarines and so much more. In addition to the major daily projects listed below, each day will also include interactive discussions and activities in our Galleries and many more hands-on projects in our studios exploring the principles of art and design, colour theory and various historical and contemporary art-making techniques.

Monday: Ground Breaking Archaeology
Campers will learn about how fossils are formed and dig for their own fossils! Based on the fossils they find, they will dream up and sculpt their own Dinosaurs!

Tuesday: Bugs and Microorganisms
Campers in the 4 to 6 age group will create their own puppets based on bugs and microorganisms looked at in class and collaborate to make a puppet show theatre.
Campers in the 7 to 12 group will choose a microorganism and make it HUGE! After learning about the microscopic beings crawling around in our soil they will make a little BIG bug using papier mache and paint.

Wednesday: Submarines and Deep-Sea Diving
Campers will learn about the history of diving suits and the inventions that brought humans down to the bottom of the ocean. They will invent and create their own helmets to explore the deep blue sea.

Thursday: Burrowing Animals
Campers will design an underground den for a burrowing animal of their choice using drawing and printmaking techniques.

Friday: The Colourful Coral Reef
Dive into the warm shallow waters of the colourful coral reefs and be inspired by the rainbows of coral and tropical fish! Build up layers of different collage materials to create your own vast coral reef.

Ages 4 to 6
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$25 // $23 for members (per day)
$105 // $83 for members (per week)

Ages 7 to 12
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
$50 // $45 for members (per day)
$193 // $160 for members (per week)

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

REGISTER ONLINE
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Family Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration
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Next Date:
March 29 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
April 26
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May 31
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June 28
Admission:
FREE
Ages:
3 and under with parent/guardian (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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Art & Conversation: Kenojuak Ashevak
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Next Date:
April 17 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
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: Kenojuak Ashevak, Proud Young Owl, from Kenojuak Lithography series, edition 43/50, 1979, lithograph on paper, 56.50 x 79.00 cm, Collection of the Kamloops Art Gallery, gift of Glenn and Mary Martin
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PD Day Art Camp - My Place in Space
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Next Date:
April 23 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ages :
4 to 12
Admission:
$25/half day | $50/full day
Where do you feel at home? What makes a space feel like a special place for you? In this camp, we explore ideas of place from the macro to the micro – from the Milky Way to our bedrooms.

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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Art History Happy Hour: Bruce Baugh, The Poetics of Space
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Next Date:
April 26 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages:
19+
Learn something new while enjoying an after work drink. Every event offers a new topic on diverse aspects of art history, theory and contemporary art practice presented by artists, educators and researchers. A cash bar is available.

In April, join 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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Art & Conversation: Ann Kipling
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Next Date:
May 15 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
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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PD Day Art Camp - Fractured Forms
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Next Date:
May 18 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Admission:
$25/half day | $50/full day
Ages:
4 to 12
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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Family Art Saturday
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Next Date:
June 9 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Age:
All Ages
Admission:
FREE January 27 for Family Literacy Week
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
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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