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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.