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 under 3 with their parents & caregivers, FREE
Develop your child’s appreciation for colour, shapes and textures with our FREE drop-in art classes one Thursday a month. We will tour the current exhibitions and have fun in the studios with all-natural and non-toxic materials, safe for tiny people who put everything in their mouths. Remember to dress for mess and fun. No registration required.
This program is generously sponsored by Domtar.
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 March, visit Pam Hall: HouseWork(s) and participate in printmaking, sculpture and drawing workshops that demonstrate how to employ found materials such as fabric, lace and ephemera. In June, be inspired by the sculpture in Ideas and Things and try your hand at three different sculptural techniques: molding clay, found object assemblage and soft sculpture. No registration required.
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 January through June. Youth and adults of all nationalities are invited to drop in to participate. All materials are provided. No experience is necessary.
This program is generously sponsored by Urban Systems Foundation.
Led by KAG Resident Artist Stephanie Patsula, The Shape of Things to Come runs bi-weekly in our Tricia Sellmer and Ken Lepin studios. In this combined theory and studio course, Patsula will explore contemporary sculpture practices through exhibition tours and slideshow presentations as well as demonstrate various soft sculpture techniques.
This five-class session has space for 15 participants.
15 to 25, FREE
Visual artists, curators, musicians, sound artists and writers are invited to apply to participate in the Kamloops Art Gallery’s first youth residency project. Led by KAG Community Engagement Coordinator Stephanie Patsula, Assemblage offers space, tools, guidance and mentorship to young, emerging artists interested in exploring ideas of community, place and materiality through site-specific installation.
This program has space for eight artists aged 15 to 25.
Pleaser contact the Gallery to register or fro program details at 250-377-2400. All Studio Programs are held in our Ken Lepin and Tricia Sellmer Studios.
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