Studio 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.
Children three and under with their parents or guardians, FREE
Older siblings welcome
Beginning in September, the KAG and the Kamloops Library will partner to combine two of your favourite baby to preschooler programs: Family Storytime and Baby & Me. Join us in the KAG studios at 10:30 for songs, stories and puppets with the librarians 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 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 August, visit Jerry Pethick: Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie and participate in found object sculpture workshops. In December, explore All membranes are porous and make artwork with and about your body in the KAG studios.
No registration required.
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 Art 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.
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.
Red Collar Brewing Co., 355 Lansdowne Street
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Zack's Coffees and Teas, 377 Victoria Street
Denny's, 570 Columbia Street
Join us at Red Collar Brewing Co. on the second Wednesday of the month, at Zack’s Coffee on the last Monday of the month and at Denny’s on the last Tuesday of the month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best local beer, coffee and pancakes. No experience is necessary; all supplies are provided. Minors are welcome at Red Collar with an accompanying parent or guardian.
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.
Drop in to DIY Thursdays to learn new skills from talented local artists. No experience is necessary; all materials are provided (and some snacks).
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. Register in advance by calling 250-377-2400 or arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Generously sponsored by Red Collar Brewing Co.
Barnacle Records, 290 3rd Avenue
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.
All ages, Members FREE / Public free with admission
Join us on the first Saturday of the month
for a guided tour of our current exhibitions.
These tours are free with admission and open
to all ages.
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.
Kim Clarke Photography
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