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
,
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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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
,
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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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
,
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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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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