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.
Young Peoples' Drawing Club
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Next Date:
May 21 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Following Dates:
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, Finn Modder, for details // 250.377.2405 // fmodder [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:
May 21 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
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:
May 22 - 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
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.

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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Footsteps at an Exhibition with Michael Turner
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Next Date:
May 22 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Taking its cue from 19th century composer Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (1874), Footsteps at an Exhibition is an at-times ekphrastic response to visual artworks. However, whereas Mussorgsky’s sonic exhibition is based on the composer’s selection of travel drawings and watercolours made by Viktor Hartmann, Footsteps begins with the curated exhibition and takes the form of a walking -- and talking -- tour through the gallery space.

For this iteration of Footsteps, attendees are invited to gather at the Kamloops Public Library, where questions that inspired Samuel Roy-Bois’s Presences exhibition will be reviewed, followed by a brief literary reading based on related thematics. From there, the talk moves across the lobby to the Kamloops Art Gallery for a conversational walk through the exhibition proper.

Through sculpture, photography and installation, Roy-Bois examines the relational network of objects and their historical resonance: How do we define ourselves through the creation of structures? Is it possible to conceive of one’s existence outside any material linkage? We make things, but are things making us?

Footsteps at an Exhibition first premiered at the Kelowna Art Gallery’s 2017 A Legacy of Canadian Art from Kelowna Collections exhibition guest curated by Roger H. Boulet. Since then it has been performed privately at a number of museums and galleries, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum, Hammer Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art (NYC).

Michael Turner divides his time between unceded Coast and Interior Salishan territory. His books include Hard Core Logo, The Pornographer’s Poem, Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs (with Grant Arnold) and, most recently, 9x11 and other poems like Bird, Nine, x and Eleven. His art criticism has appeared in Art:21, Canadian Architect, Canadian Art, Mousse and Modern Painters. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Graduate Studies at OCAD University.
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Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration Downtown
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Next Date:
May 23 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
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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Pasta Printing Without the Pasta -- FULL
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Next Date:
May 23 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages:
16+
Admission:
FREE
Using the traditional printmaking process of drypoint etching and the non-traditional process of using a pasta-making machine as a printing press, participants in this workshop will make hand-made cards. Exploring the workshop’s theme of the Rites of Spring, participants might create representational drawings of imagery such as plants, seeds, bulbs, and gardening tools. Or, participants may explore the emotions that occur with the change of seasons such as the rites of passage from winter to spring. Using a drypoint needle, participants will have the opportunity to draw on copper plates, ink them up and print on paper using a pasta-making machine. They will also have the option to print on rice paper and paste this paper onto heavier card stock to make cards using a process called chine collé. All materials are provided. All skill levels are welcome.

//// This workshop is now full. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please call the Gallery 250.377.2400 ////
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Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration on The Shore
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Next Date:
May 24 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
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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Drink & Draw at Zack's Coffee -- CANCELLED
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Next Date:
May 27 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 24
Location:
Zack's Coffee, 377 Victoria Street
Ages:
All
Admisison:
FREE
Due to changes in operating hours at Zack's Coffee, Drink & Draw dates for April, May and June have been cancelled.
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21st Annual Wine Festival Painting with Wine Workshop
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Next Date:
May 30 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages:
19+
Admission:
$5
Join us in our studios for a fun evening of artistic experimentation and design your own hand-painted wine label – using wine! Our art instructor will provide a short demonstration on how to create layers, depth and variation of tone and then give you time and support to create on your own. All skill levels are welcome. A cash bar will be available
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Young Interpreters
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Next Date:
June 4 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Ages:
5+ (younger siblings welcome)
Admission:
$5 per child // $7 per family // FREE for members

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. This spring, 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, Finn Modder, for details // 250.377.2405 // fmodder [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:
June 5 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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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In the Studio: With Tricia Sellmer
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Next Date:
June 6 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages:
19+
Admission:
$40 // $36 for members
Enjoy a glass of wine with friends while you learn painting techniques from acclaimed local artist Tricia Sellmer in a fun and relaxed studio environment. Participants of all skill levels are encouraged to join.

Cost includes all materials and one drink.

Space is limited! Register online or by calling the Gallery at 250.377.2400
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Drink & Draw at Red Collar
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Next Date:
June 12 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
Red Collar Brewing Co., 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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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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Art & Wilderness: Outdoor Art-Making Camp
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Next Date:
July 22 to July 26 - 9:00 am until 3:00 pm
Following Dates:
August 12 to August 16
Ages:
5 to 8 & 9 to 12
Admission:
$193 // $160 for members
Join us in exploring the wilderness in our community! Each day includes a walk through downtown and a hike in a local “wilderness” area. Young artists will be encouraged to use their eyes, sketchbooks and cameras to capture ideas and inspiration from our adventures to bring back to the studio and create new artworks.

This program has space for 5 children aged 5 to 8 and 5 children aged 9 to 12.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Register online or by phone at 250.377.2400

DAILY SCHEDULE
8:30 am – 9:00 am Early care
9:00 am – 9:15 am Drop off
9:15 am – 9:30 am Welcome and Review Shape of the Day
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Wilderness Adventure (includes first snack*)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch* and Recreation time
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Gallery and Studio Activities
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Snack* and Break
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Clean up and Games
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Pick up
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Aftercare

*nut free, please.
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Summer School
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Next Date:
July 29 to August 9 - 9:00 am until 3:00 pm
Ages :
5 to 8 & 9 to 12
Admission:
$386 // $320 for members
We invite your young artists to join us for this new two-week summer school intensive. Designed to be student-led and inquiry-based, this program encourages young artists to find their voice and share their experience. Over the course of the program, we will tackle the fundamentals of art and design, and dig deep into the materials and ideas being explored by the artists in our current exhibitions.

Program runs July 29, 30, 31 // August 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 (Monday, August 5 is a Civic Holiday)

This program has space for 10 children aged 5 to 8 and 10 children aged 9 to 12.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Register online or by phone at 250.377.2400

DAILY SCHEDULE
8:30 am – 9:00 am Early care
9:00 am – 9:15 am Drop off
9:15 am – 9:30 am Welcome and Review Shape of the Day
9:30 am – 10:00 am Gallery and Studio Activities
10:00 am – 10:30 am Snack* and Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Gallery and Studio Activities
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch* and Recreation time
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Gallery and Studio Activities
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Snack* and Break
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Clean up and Games
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Pick up
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Aftercare

*nut free, please.

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