4 to 12
Inspired by our current exhibitions, KAG Art Camps engage children and youth in experimental and traditional art projects that encourage creation, expression and discovery. Registration required. Register online or call 250-377-2400.
Generously sponsored by New Gold Inc.
See Summer Art Camps for more details and to register.
Drop in to DIY Thursdays to learn new skills from talented local artists. No experience is necessary; all materials are provided (and some snacks).
All ages, FREE
On select Fridays, the KAG joins Barnacle Records to offer a night of hands-on art and music making. KAG art instructors will bring P.A.T., our Portable Art Trailer, and Barnacle Records will provide turntables and mixers for amateur and pro DJs to experiment. Meld your senses and try your hand at DJing, printmaking and drawing. No experience is necessary; all materials are provided. DJs, please bring your own music.
Join local artist and educator Elizabeth Pattie to develop your drawing and observation skills in the relaxed atmosphere of the Kamloops Library. No previous experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Registration is required. Register by calling the Library at 250-372-5145.
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 members will be working in the studios on select Thursdays. Youth and adults of all nationalities are invited to drop in to participate. No experience is necessary; all materials are provided.
Join us at Red Collar Brewing Co. 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.
Learn something new while enjoying your after-work drink. Every month will offer a new topic on diverse aspects of art history presented by local artists, educators and researchers. A cash bar will be available.
19+, $5 Members / $10 Public
Join us in the KAG studios on select Thursdays for three hours of pizza, beer and art criticism. Bring in your half-baked ideas, in-process exhibition proposals and newly completed art works to get honest and critical feedback from your peers. If your work is too big to transport, digital images are okay, too.
Fee includes one beer and a slice of pizza. Those who bring a work to be critiqued will receive a second beer and a high five.
Harsh Crit has space for 15 participants. To register in advance, go online or call 250-377-2400.
Generously sponsored by Red Collar Brewing Co.
Children three and under with their parents or guardians (older siblings welcome), FREE
Join us in the KAG studios for 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.
Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our talented summer art camp participants. Representing the work of over 200 young artists, this exhibition on our BMO Open Gallery is truly special. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Drop in to Family Art Saturdays, a free family event that includes tours and activities in our galleries as well as innovative art workshops in our studios. Explore Jerry Pethick: Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie and participate in found object sculpture workshops.
See Studio Programs for more details.
Zack's Coffee, 377 Victoria Street
Join us at Zack's Coffee on the last Monday of the month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops' best coffee and tea. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
Denny's, 570 Columbia Street
Join us on the last Tuesday of the month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and feast on Denny’s delicious treats. Kids eat free! No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
12 to 24, 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.
The Children’s Art Festival is a fun-filled, creative day of artistic, musical and theatrical activities for children ages two and up. Organized by the Kamloops Arts Council, the entire day is FREE for children and their families.
Join Kamloops Art Gallery Curator, Charo Neville, for a tour of All membranes are porous. Neville will provide background on the artists and discuss key ideas and works in the exhibition.
Organized by the City of Kamloops, World Rivers Day is a free, family event to celebrate the rivers and culture in our community. Enjoy multiple entertainers, live music and arts and crafts as you learn about our rivers, watershed stewardship and other sustainability issues. Look for the KAG booth to find out about our programs and to participate in fun river-related art activities.
Learn the basics of acrylic painting with local artist and educator Elizabeth Pattie. In this two hour lesson, participants will learn about the science behind colour and how to create a harmonious palette by mixing their own colours. No experience is necessary; all materials are provided. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration for KALS fall programs starts September 2016. Please visit kals.ca for registration forms and office hours.
All ages, FREE
Join us to celebrate the vibrant culture of our community! Enjoy free admission to our gallery spaces and engage in exciting art and culture activities.
Learn the basics of acrylic painting with local artist and educator Elizabeth Pattie. In this two-hour lesson, participants will learn how to create a realistic rendering of their favourite furry friend using acrylic paint. No experience is necessary; all materials are provided. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration for KALS fall programs starts September 2016. Please visit kals.ca for registration forms and office hours.
Learn the basics of still life painting and create your own realistic rendering of a lively floral arrangement. No experience is necessary; all materials are provided. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration for KALS fall programs starts September 2016. Please visit kals.ca for registration forms and office hours.
As we move into winter, downtown Kamloops will feature light and liveliness. Be sure to head downtown after dark for the festivities. Luminocity is a week-long, public art project featuring video projection, new media works and events in public spaces throughout the downtown core of Kamloops. Be sure to pick up a map at the Gallery to identify the locations of site-specific projects and visit the Luminocity web site for updates.
Meet at the Kamloops Art Gallery for a walking tour of Luminocity, our week-long, public art project featuring video projection, new media works and events in public spaces. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Visit the Luminocity web site for updates.
The Gallery Store doubles in size to offer even more distinct and handmade items including cards, children’s activities and art supplies, along with one-of a-kind pottery, jewellery, and home accents from regional and national artists and artisans. Find unique and thoughtful gifts here to suit all tastes and budgets! Members receive a discount. Join today for yours!
The Kamloops Art Gallery and the University of Margaret Dragu present Embodiment, Narrative and Liminal Histories as Sources Toward Transdisciplinary Knowledge. Adults interested in art, cultural theory, feminism, performance and pedagogy are invited to join us for a morning of art aktions, workshops and performance led by Governor General Award winning interdisciplinary artist Margaret Dragu. Coffee, tea, snacks and graduation certificates will be provided for all participants.
For more information about any of our events and activities, feel free to give us a call at 250-377-2400.
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