Family Sundays

Join us every Sunday between 12 and 4 pm for an exciting art-making experience.

Through hands-on activities, helpful instruction, and age-appropriate conversation, Family Sundays opens up the world of art and artists to children and adults. Cost: $5 per participant.

Contact the Gallery at 250-762-2226 for more information. Click here to receive updates and information about Family Sundays art activities.

The Kelowna Art Gallery acknowledges the generous support of Source Office Furnishings

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January 14 | Tissue Paper Landscapes
Referencing the imagery in Myron Campbell’s Ghosts of Robert Lake exhibition, young artists will collage tissue papers to create marshy landscapes.

January 21 | Monochromatic Portraits
Taking inspiration from the visual style of Gary Pearson’s renderings of people, participants will create a striking black and white self portrait by blending oil pastels on canvas.

January 28 | Thumbprint Landscape Painting
Using the landscape paintings featured in Joice M. Hall’s exhibition GWAII HAANAS – Islands and Sacred Sites as our inspiration, we will get our hands messy to paint stunning vistas.

February 4 | Sketching with Ink
This week participants will bundle up and explore Dylan Ranney’s Refuge exhibition.  Afterwards, we will create a wintery sketch of the garden installation using cool tones of watercolour paints and India ink.

February 11 | Emoji Card Making
Young artists will express themselves with a fun combination of modern technology and analogue materials.  Using a variety of construction and decorative papers, young artists will create unique emoji-inspired Valentines cards.

Monday, February 12 | Family Day 10 am to 4 pm.
Celebrate Family Day here at the Gallery by exploring the exhibitions and getting creative with a hands-on art activity.

February 18 | Exploring Perspective
Taking inspiration from Gary Pearson’s Short Fictions exhibition, participants will use a selection of drawing materials to create images on multiple sheets of translucent paper.  These sheets will then be layered to create the effect of depth.

February 25 | Wide Angle Painting
Working with long horizontal sheets of watercolour paper and paints, participants will create a vibrant panoramic image evoking the landscape imagery of Joice M. Hall’s exhibition GWAII HAANAS – Islands and Sacred Sites.

March 4 | Dioramas in the Wild
Using the forest and wildlife imagery featured in Julie Oakes’ paintings as inspiration, young artists will create fantastic woodland dioramas using a variety of decorative papers and dry media.

March 11 | DIY Stamps
This week participants will explore the patterns found within Gary Pearson’s landscape works featured in the Short Fictions exhibition.  Using organic shapes from nature as a guide, participants will create DIY stamps and landscape prints.

March 18 | Exploring Dry Media
Taking inspiration from Dylan Ranney’s Refuge exhibition, young artists will experiment with a selection of dry media to draw their own garden or place of refuge.

March 25 | Printmaking for Beginners
To celebrate the launch of the Okanagan Print Triennial exhibition, participants will explore the medium of printmaking.  This week we will use a selection of everyday objects to create prints on paper with abstract lines, shapes and patterns.

April 1 | Chick and Bunny Weavings
This week young artists will work with pretty pastel yarns and paper plates to create festive Easter weavings in the shape of baby chicks and bunnies.

April 8 | Mixed Media Forests
Inspired by the works featured in Julie Oakes’ exhibition at the Airport Satellite space, participants will craft woodland scenes using mixed media materials to create depth and texture.

April 15 | Painting with Nature
This week participants will incorporate a variety of found natural materials into their painting practice.  Using acrylic paints, mini canvasses, sticks, leaves and flowers, we will create vibrant works referencing the themes of this year’s Art in Action exhibition.

April 22 | Relief Printmaking
Taking inspiration from the Okanagan Print Triennial, young artists will learn the process of relief printmaking.  Detailed works on printmaking paper will be created using foam plates, pencils and block printing inks.

April 29 | Upcycled Notebooks
This week participants will work with a variety of found and recycled materials, referencing the themes of this year’s Art in Action exhibition, to create customized notebooks.

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