All upcoming programs are below.
Artist-led Bicycle Tour with Dion Fortie
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Next Date:
July 20 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
Supplementary to his exhibition Every Night a World Created, Dion Fortie has created an off-site artwork open to the public located on the shore of the South Thompson River.

The bicycle tour will depart from the Gallery at 5:30 pm. Following the tour, we will ride to Red Collar Brewing at 355 Lansdowne Street.

Children are welcome with accompanying adult. Please note the bicycle route crosses
the Red Bridge and may not be suitable for all riders. People who are interested in the site tour but are unable to join us for the bike ride may meet us on-site under the north end of the Red Bridge at 5:45 pm.
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Introduction to Landscape Drawing with Mairi Budreau
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Next Date:
July 21 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Following Dates:
July 28
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August 11
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August 18
Ages:
20+
Admission:
$50 // $45 for members
Discover dynamic landscape sketching in this four-session course with local artist Mairi Budreau. Learn to translate expansive scenes onto the pages of a small sketchbook, build depth while capturing light and shadow, decide what to keep and what to leave out, and compose with an interesting focal point. Whether sketching for pleasure or in preparation for paintings, these techniques develop observation skills and guide you in capturing the essence of the landscape. Participants are encouraged to bring their phone or camera.

This course incorporates sketching in the landscape at locations such as Cooney Bay, Riverside Park, Barnhartvale and Six Mile Point and may include sitting on the ground or standing for prolonged periods. Most of the walking will be on level terrain, but may include some low to moderate hills. Participants are encouraged to bring their own assistive devices, chairs or portable easels if desired.

This course comes with a complete travel sketch kit including a sketchbook, pens, pencils and more for you to keep.

No experience is necessary.

This course has space for 12 participants. Registration fee is for all 4 classes and includes supplies.

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Ceramics 101: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
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Next Date:
July 21 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
July 28
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August 4
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August 11
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August 18
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November 3
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November 10
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November 17
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December 1
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December 8
Ages:
16+
Admission:
$115 // $100 for members
Summer session
July 21, 28 // August 4, 11, 18

Fall session
November 3, 10, 17 // December 1, 8

We are delighted to announce the KAG is now offering introductory ceramics courses in our studios. Participants will learn the basics of hand building and wheel throwing to create small vessels and a mug. All materials are provided. No experience is necessary.

Each course has space for 10 participants.

Generously supported by Thompson Rivers University Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Summer Art Camp
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Next Date:
July 23 to July 27 - 9:00 am until 3:00 pm
Following Dates:
July 30 to August 3
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August 7 to August 10
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August 13 to August 17
Age:
4 to 12
Admission:
$105/ half day // $193/ full day
Join us for Summer Art Camp for five weeks of painting, sculpting, drawing and more!
We will have weekly themes inspired by the exhibition, Through the Memory Atlas: Forty Years of Collecting, which features over 200 art works drawn solely from our permanent collection made by local, national and international artists.

Each day, we will go into the Gallery for an interactive tour and activity. Then it’s back to the studios for art making and experimenting!

Participants will learn about the essentials of art making and will be encouraged to apply their knowledge to traditional art materials, like painting, drawing and sculpting. They will also be encouraged to experiment with non-traditional materials in new and exciting ways!

Each week, the older campers (aged 7+) will get to go on a variety of mini adventures to the Kamloops Library, the Kamloops Museum and Archives and Riverside Park.
At the end of the summer, we celebrate all the talented young artists who participated in our summer art camps with an exhibition on our Open Gallery. We will hold an opening reception for this exhibition on Saturday, August 25 at 12:00pm.

Ages 4 to 6
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$105 // $83 for members

Ages 7 to 12
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
$193 // $160 for members

Extended care is available for all camps. Call the Gallery at 250-377-2400 to enquire.

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Drawing and a Movie
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Next Date:
July 25 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
August 15
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August 29
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October 24
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November 28
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December 19
Ages:
16+
Admission:
$5 // FREE for members
Join us in our studios for an evening of hilarity that brings together an unlikely pairing: figure drawing and B-movies. We begin with a short introduction to figure drawing techniques and then we watch the movie and draw the figures—aliens, sea monsters, mad scientists and the like—in motion on the screen.

All materials are provided (and some popcorn). No experience is necessary. No registration is required.

July 25 // Teenagers from Outer Space
August 15 // Night of the Living Dead
August 29 // Plan 9 from Outer Space
October 24 // The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
November 28 // Babes in Toyland
December 19 // 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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Adult Open Studio
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Next Date:
July 26 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
August 16
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October 25
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November 15
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December 13
Age:
16+
Admission:
$5 // FREE for members
Learn new skills from local and visiting artists in our Adult Open Studio workshops. All materials are provided. No experience is necessary. Each workshop has space for 20 participants, unless otherwise noted. Register by calling the Gallery 250-377-2400.

June 21 // Shadow Prints: Exploring the Cyanotype Process

July 26 // Landscape Drawing
Meet us at the KAG studios to grab a sketch kit and then embark on a short walk to Riverside Park to enjoy the evening air and sketch the landscape. This workshop involves a 15-minute walk on flat and hilly terrain, and may include sitting on the grass or standing for prolonged periods. Participants are encouraged to bring their own assistive devices, chairs or portable easels if desired.
August 16 // Up Close in the Gallery
Spend a couple of hours contemplating, talking about and sketching art works from our permanent collection on display in the exhibition Through the Memory Atlas: 40 Years of Collecting. Discover how the artworks change through close and extended observation and learn new ways to draw what you see.
October 25 // Accordion Books
Make your own journal, diary, sketchbook or ledger using a simple and clever accordion book technique that allows you to add more pages as the book fills up.
November 15 // Block Printing on Fabric
Create beautiful fabric through simple, geometric block printing techniques. Some fabric will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have something special in mind.
December 13 // E-Textiles
Learn how to sew with conductive thread, and incorporate LEDs, batteries, switches and microcontrollers to create a soft sculpture that lights up! This workshop only has space for 12 participants.
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Drink & Draw at Zack's Coffee
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Next Date:
July 30 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
August 27
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September 24
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October 29
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November 26
Age:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
Location:
Zack's Coffee, 377 Victoria Street
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. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
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Ladies' Drawing Nights
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Next Date:
August 1 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
September 5
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October 3
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November 7
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December 5
Location:
The Art We Are, 246 Victoria Street
Admission:
FREE
Age:
16+
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. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. No registration is required.
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Drink & Draw at Red Collar
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Next Date:
August 8 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
September 12
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October 10
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November 14
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December 12
Age:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
Location:
Red Collar Brewing, 355 Lansdowne Street
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. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided. Minors are welcome at Red Collar with an accompanying parent or guardian.
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Outdoor Drawing Camp
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Next Date:
August 20 to August 24 - 9:00 am until 3:00 pm
Ages:
12+
Admission:
$193 // $160 for members (per week)
Build your own portable drawing studio and join local artist and KAG art instructor Niki Mahon for a week of exploring and drawing outside. This program has space for 6 participants.

Generously supported by the Jann LM Bailey Legacy Fund.

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Family Art Saturday
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Next Date:
August 25 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Following Dates:
December 15
Age:
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 inspired by our exhibitions.
We thank parents for staying with their children throughout tours and art-making activities.
No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. No registration is required. Exhibition admission is included.
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Ladies' Afternoon Drawing Club
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Next Date:
September 4 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
September 11
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October 2
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October 9
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October 16
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October 23
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October 30
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November 6
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November 13
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November 20
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November 27
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December 4
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December 11
Age:
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
will lead a short workshop exploring a particular technique and look at the work of contemporary and historical female artists to inspire your own artwork.

All materials are provided. No experience is necessary. No registration is required.

Generously sponsored by Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services.
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Landscape in Perspective with Donald Lawrence
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Next Date:
September 11 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Following Dates:
September 18
,
September 25
Ages:
16+
Admission:
$40 // $36 for members
For five hundred years perspective drawing has been a fundamental aspect of representational drawing and painting and is based on a few basic principles: the artist’s viewpoint, the landscape’s horizon, the shape and orientation of the drawing’s subject, etc. Using locations in Riverside Park and Kenna Cartwright Park, this three-day workshop introduces participants to those basic principles and will challenge participants who already have a good understanding of perspective drawing to push their skills further.

Donald Lawrence teaches in the Visual Arts program at TRU. Perspective drawing is a regular part of his practice, including in elaborate travel journals, and his current research is about the history of perspective in relation to visual perception.

This course incorporates sketching in the landscape and may include sitting on the ground or standing for prolonged periods. Most of the walking will be on level terrain, but may include some low to moderate hills. Participants are encouraged to bring their own assistive devices, chairs or portable easels if desired.

This course comes with a complete travel sketch kit for you to keep.

No experience is necessary.

This course has space for 10 participants. Registration fee is for all 3 classes and includes supplies

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Indigenous Youth Open Studio
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Next Date:
October 4 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
November 1
,
December 6
Admission:
FREE
Age:
14+
Join us to explore traditional and contemporary Indigenous art practices with our Indigenous Art Instructor.
All materials provided (and some snacks). No experience is necessary. No registration is required.
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Family Storytime + Baby & Me Art Exploration
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Next Date:
October 25 - 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Following Dates:
November 29
Age:
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.

This program is generously sponsored by Forward Law LLP.
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PD Day Art Camp
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Next Date:
December 3 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ages:
6+
Admission:
$50 // $45 for members
Come draw on our walls! Taking inspiration from the giant wall paintings in Eleanor King: Inverted Pyramids and Roads to Nowhere, participants will collaborate to create their own design for a chalk mural that covers every wall in our studios.

Extended care is available.

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