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.
Spring Art Camp
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Next Date:
March 21 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Following Dates:
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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Drink & Draw at Zack's Coffee
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Next Date:
March 25 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
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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Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration Downtown
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Next Date:
March 28 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
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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Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration on The Shore
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Next Date:
March 29 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
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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Ladies' Drawing Nights
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Next Date:
April 3 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
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's Tour 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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Drink & Draw at Red Collar
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Next Date:
April 10 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 8
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June 12
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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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 [at] kag.bc.ca

Spring // Samuel Roy-Bois: Presences
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Young Interpreters
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Next Date:
April 16 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 7
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June 4
Ages:
5+ (younger siblings welcome)
Admission:
$5 per child // $7 per family // FREE for members
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 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' Afternoon Drawing Club
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Next Date:
April 16 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
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:
April 17 - 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
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 March, we explore mixed media techniques. Learn the power of collage, explore the process of button-making and revamp your sketchbook/journal cover.

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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Young Peoples' Drawing Club
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Next Date:
April 23 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 21
,
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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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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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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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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