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.
The LAB Rats
Next Date:
December 1 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Following Dates:
December 8
December 15
14 to 22
KAG Studios
The KAG Summer Interns introduce The LAB Rats: an eight-month program of artistic expansion. Throughout the program we will journey into/through multiple mediums including sculpting, painting, and printmaking. This is your opportunity to broaden your artistic horizons and develop community connections.

The purpose of this program is to encourage people of all artistic abilities to freely create and express in an open-minded space full of endless possibilities.


This program is generously supported by the Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund with the Vancouver Foundation.

Image: The Lab:2021 Interns with program lead artist Chris Bose in the Kamloops Art Gallery Ken Lepin and Tricia Sellmer studios, 2021.
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The Fierce Unicorn Shadow Masterminds Collective Art Series with Chris Bose
Next Date:
December 2 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Following Dates:
December 16
16 to 26
KAG Studios + ONLINE
Come and join the determined and dedicated young artists of a new era pushing light, darkness, colour, and shadows with pen and ink, acrylic painting, wire sculpture, hand made jewelry, printmaking, and more!

Fight the evil of boredom and melancholy with other creative people (and one turtle), in this year-long workshop series with Chris Bose.

Folks of all skills and abilities are encouraged to participate.

Materials kits for each workshop are available for pick up at the Gallery Store, or can be mailed to you. Shipping is free within British Columbia. Out of province participants, please contact us for a shipping quote.


Image: Chris Bose.
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Almost There: Artists’ Talk and Virtual Workshop with Load na Dito
Next Date:
December 3 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday, December 3, 6:00 pm (PST) // Saturday, December 4, 10:00 am (PHT)
All ages, FREE
Location: ZOOM


Join us online with exhibiting artist collective Load na Dito and curator Makiko Hara for an artists’ talk and virtual workshop. Over the course of an hour and a half, we’ll explore their collaborative art practice and engage in a virtual workshop where, using Zoom and Google Jamboard as communication tools, Load na Dito invites everyone to join a shared process of mapping personal experiences, feelings, observations, and local knowledge, prompted by the word home.

The virtual workshop Almost There aims to create a cozy, comfy, and relaxing space to exchange the stories of our daily experiences with friends and strangers from different places in Canada, the Philippines, and elsewhere. Anyone interested in telling their own stories and listening to those of others is encouraged to join. The workshop will be facilitated by Load na Dito in English (Filipino English) and participants are also invited to use drawings, photographs, audio clips, or anything else as a way to express their stories.

Load Na Dito is an artistic and research project based in Manila, Philippines. Developed as a homemade culture currently located in Cubao, Quezon City, the collective uses any possible space as a site for knowledge sharing, inquiry, and discussion. Load na Dito is a local top-up system for cellphone credit, where you can load credits anywhere as long as you can see a sign load na dito. Developing it as a model, the initiative makes projects in different locations; building new energies to have load.  By organizing and co-organizing a wide range of programs, Load na Dito hopes to critically address the questions of participation and collaboration in relation to the practice of contemporary art.

Whose Stories? is curated by Makiko Hara and is on view at the Kamloops Art Gallery until December 31, 2021.

Image credit: Load na Dito, Almost There, 2021. Photo: Kamloops Art Gallery.
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PD Day Art Camp: Whose Stories?
Next Date:
December 6 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
7 to 12
December 6
9:00 to 3:00 pm
Ages: 7 to 12
$50 public // $45 members

We offer day camps throughout the year on non-instructional days; each one is unique and connected to the current exhibition. This month, campers will explore art works by artists Diyan Achjadi, Naoko Fukumaru, and Tomoyo Ihaya through interactive tours in the Gallery and three studio workshops, detailed below.

Stories Through Our Eyes
Creative Storytelling // Current Events // Drawing // Watercolour painting

In this workshop, we consider a few of the visual elements and storytelling themes in the exhibition. Campers will be asked to think of an experience to share as a story through the symbol of the eye and other images. Students will use drawing, watercolour paints, and gold embellishments to create their works.

Stuffed Restorations
Mending // Embroidery // Acceptance

In this workshop, we consider the Japanese tradition of Kintsugi, and the value in fixing things rather than throwing them away. We will consider finding beauty in flaws and imperfections. Campers will learn basic embroidery stitches, which they can apply to a damaged fabric item that they have brought, or use the provided deconstructed stuffed animals to create a hybrid creature.

Ceramic Objects
Clay // Modeling // Sculpting // Sketching

In this workshop, we consider the ceramic works of Naoko Fukumaru. Campers will make sketches in the Gallery while viewing Fukumaru’s work, which they can use as inspiration, or they can create something from their imagination. Campers will be shown how to make a coil and pinch pot using air-dry clay.

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