Our Programs offer opportunities for all ages to learn how art connects 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 through the process of learning art techniques, basic design concepts and how to use a variety of media. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to follow us on Facebook and sign up for our monthly e-Newsletter to ensure you are aware of programs as they are scheduled. Click here for details.
All ages, FREE
Drop into Family Art Saturdays, a free family event that includes tours and activities in our galleries as well as innovative art workshops in our studios. In February, be inspired by the artwork in Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape and Laura Findlay: Moving While Looking at Things That Do Not Move and then join us in our studios for a hands-on workshop with Cube artist Laura Findlay. In May, get inspired by the artwork in Kids these days, superyoung and Matt MacIntosh: falsevoid, and experiment with making your own zine in our studios. No registration required. All supplies provided.
Children three and under with their parents or guardians, FREE (older siblings welcome)
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.
Zack's Coffee, 377 Victoria Street
Red Collar Brewing Co., 355 Lansdowne Street
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.
13 to 18, FREE
What does it mean to be a “youth”? How are youth perceived and represented in our society? Join KAG Teen Intern Emma Thibault and Art Instructor Anyssa Gill in our studios on Monday afternoons to explore these ideas and make art. Participants in Generation Z will work together to create art work and build an exhibition to be displayed on our BMO Open Gallery and in our Victoria Street window display from April 8 to July 1, 2017. Participants will be given the opportunity to participate in all aspects of mounting the exhibitions and will learn how to prepare the artwork, exhibition space, publicity materials, didactics and exhibition catalogue. No registration required. All supplies provided.
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 Elizabeth Pattie 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.
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. All supplies provided.
Join us in our studios on select Wednesdays for coffee and conversation followed by a hands-on art workshop led by KAG Art Instructor Anyssa Gill. Coffee (and tea) is served at 10:00; the workshop begins at 10:30. Art can be messy—please wear something that you won’t mind getting a bit of paint on. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration is encouraged as space is limited. Please visit Kamloops Adult Learners' Society for registration forms and office hours to register in person.
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 the first Thursday of the month, February through June. Youth and adults of all nationalities are invited to drop in to participate. All supplies are provided. No experience is necessary.
Drop in to DIY Thursdays to learn new skills from talented local artists. No experience is necessary; all materials are provided (and some snacks).
16+, $25 members / $30 public (class)
Learn the basics of acrylic painting with local artist and educator Anyssa Gill.
Beginning with an introduction to colour theory and mixing on February 25, participants will create a still-life painting on March 4, paint a landscape on March 11, explore portrait painting on March 18 and experiment with abstract painting on March 25. Interested participants can enroll in all five workshops or select the days that interest them.
No experience is necessary and all supplies are provided. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. Contact the Gallery 250-377-2400 to register or for more information.
Join us on the third Thursday of the month for a guided tour of our exhibitions followed by a lively Kitchen Conversation in our studios. Our exhibitions often explore politically and socially charged issues. Through these Kitchen Conversations (so-called because of the great conversations that can happen in kitchens), we hope to open the dialogue up to you—our community—so that we can come together and share perspectives.
In the spring, we hand over the reigns to our Teen Interns and foreground the youth perspective. What issues are important to Kamloops youth? What was it like to be a teen when you were young? What has changed—what should change? Through Kitchen Conversations: Teen Talks we hope to bring all generations of Kamloopsians together to talk about issues important to our youth.
Light refreshments will be 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.
Please contact the Gallery to register or for program details at 250-377-2400. All Studio Programs are held in our Ken Lepin and Tricia Sellmer Studios.
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