All upcoming programs are below.
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Next Date:
August 24 - 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
Aug 25th,
Aug 26th,
Aug 28th,
Aug 29th,
Aug 30th,
Aug 31st,
The Kamloops Art Gallery offers free admission for Evacuees and those affected by the recent fires. Visit the Gallery Store/Admissions Desk for admission. Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary and AlterNation are on exhibition through the summer.
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Artist's Talk with Eileen Leier
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Next Date:
August 24 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
Join local artist Eileen Leier in our studios for an engaging and informative talk about her photographic and web-based art practice. Leier’s triptych, The Chinese Graveyard: Hudson’s Bay Trail, Kamloops (2004), is on view in AlterNation until September 9.

Eileen Leier is an Associate Professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. She holds an MFA in Photography from Concordia University, a BFA from Emily Carr University and a BA from Simon Fraser University. Leier has exhibited across Canada and internationally in the United States, Scotland, France and Brazil.
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Family Art Saturday
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Next Date:
August 26 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Following Dates:
Nov 18th,
Ages:
All
Admission:
$5 per family // FREE for members
Join us for a fun afternoon of family-friendly mini-tours and hands-on art making activities in spired by our exhibitions. Parents are asked to stay with their children throughout tours and art making activities. No registration is required, exhibitions admission is included.
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Drink & Draw at Zack's Coffee
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Next Date:
August 28 - 8:00 am to 8:00 am
Following Dates:
Sep 25th,
Oct 23rd,
Nov 27th,
Location:
377 Victoria Street
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Join us at Zack’s Coffee on the last Monday of every month and 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 coffee and beer. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided. Minors are welcome at Red Collar with an accompanying parent or guardian.
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Learning How to See Like an Artist
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Next Date:
August 30 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Following Dates:
Sep 6th,
Ages:
16+
Admission:
$16.50 // $15 for members (per class)

Throughout our childhood, we often develop a system of symbols that we use when drawing – almonds for eyes; triangle for the nose; oval for the face; circle on top of a vertical rectangle for a tree – and without further training, we continue to use these same symbols as adults. In these workshops, we will lead you through some exercises to help you leave your symbols behind and learn how to draw what you see.

This program has limited space. Early registration is encouraged.


Register online or by phone at 250-377-2400.



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Arbour Aboriginal Artists Collective Youth Workshops
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Next Date:
September 7 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
Oct 5th,
Nov 2nd,
Ages:
12+
Admission:
FREE
Arbour Collective provides opportunities for youth and adults to create art, learn new creative methods and exhibit or perform in the Kamloops area. By supporting work that confronts and challenges stereotypes, hidden histories and stolen voices, the Arbour Collective seeks to inspire and empower through creativity. Collective member Chris Bose and KAG Art Instructor Marisa Drayton will be working in the studios on the first Thursday of the month. Youth and adults of all nationalities are invited to drop in to participate. All supplies are provided. No experience is necessary.
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Drink & Draw at Red Collar
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Next Date:
September 13 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
Oct 11th,
Nov 8th,
Dec 13th,
Location:
355 Lansdowne Street
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Join us at Zack’s Coffee on the last Monday of every month and 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 coffee and beer. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided. Minors are welcome at Red Collar with an accompanying parent or guardian.
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Curator's Tour
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Next Date:
September 23 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Join Kegan McFadden for a tour of Since Then. McFadden will provide background on the artists and discuss key ideas and works in the exhibition. Everyone welcome.
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Opening Reception
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Next Date:
September 23 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages:
All
Admission:
FREE
Let’s come together to celebrate the opening of Since Then in the Central Gallery and Holly Ward: Planned Peasanthood in The Cube. Meet the artists and curators, mix with other art supporters, get creative at the Kids Table and enjoy live music and appetizers. Everyone welcome. Memberships are 25% off.
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Logograph
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Next Date:
September 27 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
Oct 4th,
Oct 11th,
Oct 18th,
Oct 25th,
Nov 1st,
Nov 8th,
Nov 15th,
Nov 22nd,
Nov 29th,
Dec 6th,
Dec 13th,
Ages:
12 to 24
Admission:
FREE
Previously known as The Graphic Novel Club, this program began as a joint initiative with the Kamloops Art Gallery and the Kamloops Library to create a collaborative public art project. Out of this has developed Logograph, a youth-directed club that meets weekly at the Gallery and Library. Led by our Teen Intern, this program offers space for creative youth to make art and generate ideas for future projects. New members are always welcome. All supplies provided.
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Family Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration
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Next Date:
September 28 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
Oct 26th,
Nov 30th,
Ages:
3 and under with parent/guardian (older siblings welcome)
Admission:
FREE
Join us in our studios for songs, stories and puppets with Kathy from the Kamloops Library, followed by baby-friendly art making at 11:00. All of 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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Artist's Talk with Holly Ward
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Next Date:
September 30 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ages:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
Join Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist Holly Ward in our studios for an engaging and informative talk to learn about her artistic research and explorations into the historical figure of the peasant in relation to contemporary questions of place, citizenship and collectivity. Holly Ward's exhibition Planned Peasanthood in on view in The Cube September 16 to November 4. 

Holly Ward holds an MFA from the University of Guelph and a BFA from the Nove Scotia College of Art and Design. She has exhibited across Canada and internationally in England, Mexico, the United States, Norway and South Korea. She is currently represented by Republic Gallery, Vancouver.
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Mini Camps
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Next Date:
October 3 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Following Dates:
Oct 10th,
Oct 17th,
Oct 24th,
Oct 31st,
Nov 7th,
Nov 14th,
Nov 21st,
Nov 28th,
Ages:
3-5
Admission:
$41.25 (Painting) // $33 (Sculpture)
INTRODUCING: Mini Camps!

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.
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Ladies' Afternoon Drawing Club
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Next Date:
October 3 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
Oct 10th,
Oct 17th,
Oct 24th,
Oct 31st,
Nov 7th,
Nov 14th,
Nov 21st,
Nov 28th,
Dec 5th,
Dec 12th,
Admission:
$5 // FREE for members
Ages:
16+
Based on the hugely successful Ladies’ Drawing Nights started in New York City by artists Leah Goren, Julia Rothman and Rachel Cole, the Ladies’ Afternoon Drawing Club is for women who want to drink tea (and coffee), make friends and develop their art-making skills. Each week, KAG Art Instructor Anyssa Gill and Teen Intern Kiranna Wouters will lead a workshop exploring a selected topic, ranging from pencil shading techniques to gouache painting methods. In addition to learning new art-making techniques, we will also explore the work of contemporary and historical female artists to inspire our own artwork. No registration required. All supplies provided.
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Art History Happy Hour
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Next Date:
October 12 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Following Dates:
Nov 9th,
Dec 14th,
Age:
19+
Admission:
FREE

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.


Fall 2017 topics will be announced in September. 

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DIY Thursdays
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Next Date:
October 12 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
Nov 9th,
Dec 14th,
Ages:
16+
Admission:
$5 // FREE for members

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). Fall 2017 workshop topics will be announced in September. 

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