Art Camps for Kids & Teens

Art Adventures Summer Art Camps 2017

Updated June 12, 2017

Create! Explore! Discover!

Make unique art, new friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
During the months of July and August, the Kelowna Art Gallery will be offering a variety of half-day and full-day art camps for children ages 3 to 12. Camps will be taught by local artists, and some classes will also include special visits by guest artists. Each week will be different and will incorporate unique drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed-media projects. Programs emphasize self expression and allow young artists to discover and create in a lively studio environment complemented by outdoor fun.

Make it a day with Bumbershoot Children’s Theatre!

Bumbershoot is pleased to be collaborating with the Kelowna Art Gallery to ignite and inspire imaginations. During the weeks of July 4, July 10, and August 21, children may spend the morning at the Art Gallery taking part in fun and inspiring art activities, and as an option spend the afternoon at Bumbershoot, exploring theatre through a variety of games and play.

Preschool Camps | Ages 3 to 5

July 10-14                    9 am to 11 am
August 8-11                 9 am to 11 am
August 21-25               9 am to 11 am

Mini and Day Camps | Ages 6  to 8

July 4-7                        Half-Day Camp      9 am to 12 pm*   SOLD OUT!
July 17-21                    Day Camp       9 am to 3 pm
August 14-18               Day Camp       9 am to 3 pm   SOLD OUT!
August 21-25               Half-Day Camp      9 am to 12 pm*
*Bumbershoot Theatre Option 12 to 3 pm

Mini and Day Camps | Ages 9 to 12

July 10-14                    Half-Day Camp      9 am to 12 pm*
July 24-28                    Day Camp       9 am to 3 pm
*Bumbershoot Theatre Option 12 to 3 pm

Preschool Camp Costs: 
$90.00 ($75.00 for members)
Mini Camp Costs: $125.00 ($110.00 for members)
Day Camp Costs:
$160.00 ($145.00 for members)

Cost to add on the afternoon at Bumbershoot $90.00 per week

Class size is limited so that children receive one-on-one instruction in a friendly, non-competitive environment.

Register before June 1 and receive a 10% discount. Please call 250-762-2226 to register!

Art Adventures Descriptions: Summer 2017


Mini Masters – SOLD OUT!
July 4-7 (6-8)
Using a variety of art materials, young artists will explore the works of master artists from Picasso to Emily Carr. Children will capture the inspiration of influential artists to unleash their own creativity.

Art in the Wild
July 10-14 (3-5)
Young artists will take inspiration from the local landscape during this exciting week of nature focused art activities.

Around the Town
July 10-14 (9-12)
While exploring Kelowna’s Cultural District, young artists will be inspired by local art and then return to the gallery to make fabulous keepsakes from their journeys around town.

Imaginary Worlds
July 17-21 (6-8)
Let your creativity flourish in this camp of imaginary worlds. From fairy tales to unknown lands, young artists will draw, paint, and sculpt their own fantasy creatures and landscapes.

Art from Abroad
July 24-28 (9-12)
During this camp, young artists will journey around the world to explore global art forms. Children will explore new techniques, materials and cultures all without a passport.

Creative Creatures
August 8-11 (3-5)
During this camp, children will use their imaginations and a variety of art materials to create their own wild and wooly animals and creatures.

Draw it! Paint it! Sculpt it!
August 14-18 (6-8)
This mixed media camp will allow children to try their hand at all different methods of creation. Young artists will combine sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking to find their true inner artist.

Nature Makers
August 21-25 (6-8)
During this camp, children will go green by exploring eco-inspired art. Using found materials from the environment around us, young artists will repurpose natural elements to make fantastic green creations.

Hello Colour
August 21-25 (3-5)
Come explore the exciting world of colour! Young artists will learn the basics of colour theory and use their new skills to create vibrant masterpieces.


TEEN Friday Art Series

Instructor: Dylan Ranney
Fridays | 9 am to 2 pm

This summer the gallery is offering a popular series of art workshops for teens on selected Fridays. Each Friday there will be a different theme, and participants will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of subjects and materials. Sign up for 4 Fridays and get the 5th one free!

July 7: Turning 2D into 3D
July 21: Plaster and wire
July 28: Acrylics and collage
August 11: Take it to the walls with mural painting
August 18: Team Fresco (the art of collaboration)

Teen Camp Cost per class:
$65.00 ($50.00 for members)
Cost for the Teen Camp Series of 5 Fridays: $260.00 ($200.00 for members)

Teen Art Week

Instructor: Dylan Ranney
Monday to Friday, July 31 to August 4
9 am to 2 pm

Ever wanted to take your artistic ideas and make them real? Join us at the Kelowna Art Gallery for five days of radical creativity! We are going to take our sketches and ideas and develop them into sculptures, canvases, and murals! Discover methods of taking your creativity into physical space, while having blast exploring the materials and skills that will get you there. Take this leap, you won’t regret it!

Teen Art Week Cost: $260 ($200 for members)

To register please call 250-762-2226, or stop by the Kelowna Art Gallery at 1315 Water St.


Curious about the Friday For Teens Art Series? Check out the video interview below with instructor Jim Elwood on Go! Okanagan at the Kelowna Art Gallery, Friday For Teens Art Series, 2014 ©ShawTV.


Child Art Class Registration FORM (PDF)
Call 250-762-2226 to register.

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