All upcoming programs are below.
Family Fun Day
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Next Date:
February 16 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Bring the whole family for Family Fun Day and join our all ages art party to celebrate BC Family Day!

Enjoy live music, snacks and family-friendly exhibition tours.

Make your own buttons to share with friends, create props and pose in a tableau vivant and contribute to our collaborative chalk mural.

This event is supported by the Province of British Columbia
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Young Peoples' Drawing Club
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Next Date:
February 19 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Following Dates:
March 12
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April 23
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May 21
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June 18
Ages:
5+ (younger siblings welcome)
Admission:
$5 per child // $7 per family // FREE for members
Join us in our studios for a lively student-centered adventure in art-making. Each month, our instructor will guide the group through an exploration of a new theme and technique using storytelling, music and mark-making and then give your young artists time and support to work on their own. Shortly before the end of class, we will all gather to share our artwork and talk about what we learned.

All materials are provided.
No registration required.

Generously supported by the Jann LM Bailey Legacy Fund.

Young Peoples' Drawing Club is offered as one of our new School Programs for Homeschoolers and Alternative Learners. These programs are informed by the new BC Curriculum and encourage student-led, inquiry-based learning.

Parents, guardians and younger siblings are welcome to join in, too!

Does your child enjoy teaching? Encourage them to sign up as a Special Helper! Every month, we invite one of our Special Helpers to join our instructor to assist in leading the group.

Contact our School Programs Coordinator, Anyssa Fortie, for details // 250.377.2405 // afortie [at] kag.bc.ca.

Please be sure to indicate which program your child is interested in when signing up.

Special Helpers of all skill levels and abilities are welcome.
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Ladies' Afternoon Drawing Club
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Next Date:
February 19 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
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
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 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 20 - 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
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.

For the month of February, we explore experimental drawing practices and art-making using atypical devices. Can you draw while blindfolded? How about while using your non-dominant hand? Have you ever drawn with your pencil attached to a 4-foot pole? Or with six people trying to control the same marker? Experiment with all these techniques and more!

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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Drink & Draw at Zack's Coffee
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Next Date:
February 25 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
March 25
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April 29
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May 27
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June 24
Location:
Zack's Coffee, 377 Victoria Street
Ages:
All
Admisison:
FREE
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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Artist Lecture Series with Adad Hannah
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Next Date:
February 28 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
Thompson Rivers University, Old Main Building, OM 1562
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Join Vancouver-based artist Adad Hannah at Thompson Rivers University for a talk about his practice and his exhibition, Glints and Reflections, currently on view at the Kamloops Art Gallery.

Adad Hannah exhibits his work nationally and internationally and his work is in private and public collections around the world. His exhibition, Glints and Reflections, brings together key works made in the past decade that focus on his enduring interest in the photographic image in relation to personal and social histories and the use of temporality as a medium.

Adad Hannah: Glints and Reflections is curated by Lynn Bannon and Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre and produced and circulated by the Musée d'art de Joliette. It is generously sponsored by Jane Irwin and Ross Hill. The exhibition is on view at the Kamloops Art Gallery until March 23, 2019.

This program is offered in collaboration with Thompson Rivers University.
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Sun Rivers Trio
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Next Date:
February 28 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Please join us in the Gallery for an evening of music performed by the Sun Rivers Trio. Sally Arai, Clarinet, Naomi Cloutier, Piano and Cvetozar Vutev, Violin, will perform Eight Pieces, for clarinet, viola and piano, Op. 83 by Max Bruch, Contrasts, for violin, clarinet and piano by Bela Bartok and Trio # 2, for violin, clarinet and piano "American Variations on a Belarusian Folk Song" by Rick Sowash.

This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Symphony.
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Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration on The Shore
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Next Date:
March 1 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
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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Young Interpreters
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Next Date:
March 5 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Following Dates:
April 16
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May 7
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June 4
Ages:
5+ (younger siblings welcome)
Admission:
$5 per child // $7 per family // FREE for members
February and March // Adad Hannah: Glints and Reflections
April, May and June // Samuel Roy-Bois: Presences


Join us as we explore the exhibitions, engage with interactive activities in the Gallery and create artwork inspired by the exhibitions in our studios. In February and March, we investigate the tableau vivant method (French for “living picture”) by recreating a painting using only our bodies. In April, May and June we explore our relationships to “things” and investigate how certain objects become special to us.

Young Interpreters is offered as one of our new School Programs for Homeschoolers and Alternative Learners. These programs are informed by the new BC Curriculum and encourage student-led, inquiry-based learning.

Parents, guardians and younger siblings are welcome to join in, too!

Does your child enjoy teaching? Encourage them to sign up as a Special Helper! Every month, we invite one of our Special Helpers to join our instructor to assist in leading the group.

Contact our School Programs Coordinator, Anyssa Fortie, for details // 250.377.2405 // afortie [at] kag.bc.ca.

Please be sure to indicate which program your child is interested in when signing up.

Special Helpers of all skill levels and abilities are welcome.
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Ladies' Drawing Nights
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Next Date:
March 6 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
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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Artist Lecture Series with Samuel Roy-Bois
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Next Date:
March 7 to February 13 - 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm
Location:
Thompson Rivers University, Old Main Building, OM 1562
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Originally from Quebec City, Samuel Roy-Bois is based in the Okanagan, where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture in the faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan Campus and heads an interdisciplinary lab for creative exchanged called The Research Studio for Spaces and Things. Roy-Bois' artistic practice involves site-specific installations concerned with the conceptual and material definition of space and the ways the built environment contribute to our understanding of the world. Samuel Roy-Bois' exhibition Presences will be on view at the Kamloops Art Gallery April 6 to June 29, 2019.
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Drink & Draw at Red Collar
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Next Date:
March 13 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
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:
March 14 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
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
Ages:
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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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.

MONDAY // TABLEAU VIVANT
Explore the art work of artist Adad Hannah in our Central Gallery and learn about the theatrical practice of tableau vivant*. Throughout the day, we will experiment with recreating various tableaux from the exhibition and then work to create our own scene, complete with backdrop, costumes and props.

Featured art forms: painting // photography // theatre // sculpture

*French for “living picture,” tableau vivant was a popular form of entertainment in 18th century Europe. Costumed participants would arrange themselves in a scene to imitate a well-known painting, statue or episode from history or literature, and then hold the pose—silent and motionless – for 20 or 30 seconds while the audience tried to guess the scene.

TUESDAY // COLOUR THEORY + PAINTING
Calling all young painters! We will spend the entire day exploring paint – acrylic, tempera, watercolour and gouache – and learning how to manipulate this popular medium to create new colours and textures. During our exploration, we will look closely at the work of other artists for inspiration and spend time with the art work of local artist Marisa Drayton on our Open Gallery.

Featured art forms: painting

WEDNESDAY // EXPERIMENTAL + COLLABORATIVE DRAWING
Have you ever drawn with your pencil attached to a 4-foot pole? Or with three people trying to control the same marker? We will spend the day experimenting with these and other fun drawing techniques and learn about the collaborative drwing practice of artists Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier.

Featured art forms: drawing // painting

THURSDAY // BUILD YOUR OWN ART GALLERY + EXHIBITION
Today YOU are the Architect, the Curator, the Preparator, the Registrar, the Educator and the Artist! Learn about what goes into designing an art gallery and creating an exhibition from start to finish. Who are the people who work in an art gallery, and what do they do? This is your chance to find out and try your hand and each of their jobs as you build your very own miniature art gallery and fill it with art.

Featured art forms: collage // drawing // painting // sculpture

FRIDAY // CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
On the last day of camp, we hand the reigns over to you, young artists, and let you design the shape of the day. We will present you with ten different projects and you and your fellow campers will vote on which ones we do, and in what order.

Featured art forms: you choose!

Extended care is available for an additional $5 per day per child.

Register ONLINE or by calling the Gallery at 250.377.2400.
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Artist Lecture Series with Ria Brodell
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Next Date:
March 21 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:
Thompson Rivers University, Old Main Building, OM 1562
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Ria Brodell (pronouns: they, them) is a non-binary, trans artist, educator and author based in Boston. Their current body of work addresses issues of gender identity, sexuality, religion and contemporary culture. Brodell has had solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and their work has been featured in the Guardian, ARTNews, the Boston Globe, New American Paintings and Art New England among other publications. Brodell's book, Butch Heroes, was released in 2018 via MIT Press. Brodell is a part-time lecturer at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, MA.
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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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Teachers' Preview Nights
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Next Date:
April 11 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Join us for a preview tour of the exhibitions and studio workshops being offered. Enter our draw to win a free Interactive Tour + Studio Workshop for your class and enjoy free appetizers and live music. A cash bar will be available.

Teachers’ Preview Nights are FREE for all teachers in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
Registration is not required, but is appreciated.
Please contact our School Programs Coordinator, Anyssa Fortie, to RSVP // 250.377.2405 // afortie@kag.bc.ca


Spring // Samuel Roy-Bois: Presences
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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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