Join us every Sunday from 1-4 pm at the Kelowna Art Gallery for Family Sundays.
Through hands-on activities, helpful instructions, and age-appropriate information and questions, Family Sundays opens up the world of art and artists for children and adults by providing opportunities to engage, discover, and create.
Family Sundays are open to the public every Sunday from 1-4 pm.
Cost is $4 per person, which includes participation in the activity and gallery admission.
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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April 30 | Canadian Landscapes
Make like the artist Lawren Harris and paint the great Canadian landscape! We will be exploring the use of complementary colours, and techniques with acrylic paint.
May 7 | Asian Heritage Month: Japanese Paper Crafts
Join us as we explore traditional Japanese paper crafts. Participants will create decorative paper dolls and samurai helmets using origami papers.
May 14 | Asian Heritage Month: Korean Lucky Pouches
Using paper folding techniques, we will fashion a traditional Korean “fortune pouch.” These pretty pouches are symbols of good luck and prosperity.
May 21 | Asian Heritage Month: Filipino Fish and Chick Pictures
Using a variety of colorful craft materials we will create vibrant pictures of fish and fuzzy chicks.
May 28 | Asian Heritage Month: Chinese Parasols
We will use different coloured construction papers to create decorative Chinese umbrellas, traditionally called parasols.
June 4 | Landscapes at Large
Taking inspiration from the landscape works featured in the exhibition, The Big Picture, we will paint large-scale landscapes.
June 11 | Bead-iful Words
Beads are not just for jewelry! Taking cues from the work of Amy Malbeuf’s exhibition, Inheritance, we will use beads to create typographic art.
June 18 | Post-Modern Shapes
Using mixed media and multiple techniques, participants will create a vibrant work in the style of abstract artist John Kissick’s work featured in The Big Picture exhibition.
June 25 | Tiny Terrariums
Inspired by Dylan Ranney’s outdoor garden installation entitled Refuge, visitors will make their own tiny terrarium gardens.
July 2 | Pattern Making with Beads
Using a variety of beads, participants will take inspiration from Amy Malbeuf’s exhibition, Inheritance, and practice making patterns and create beautiful beaded works to take home.
July 9 | Fantastic Forests
After exploring the exhibition A Legacy of Canadian Art from Kelowna Collections, we will create our very own fantastic forest drawings in the style of Emily Carr using a variety of dry media.
July 16 | DIY Board Games
Create games the old-fashioned way! This week we take inspiration from our favourite board games to make custom games that don’t require a TV or iPad. Perfect to take along on summer trips.
July 23 | Printmaking with Lines
Using unconventional printmaking techniques and materials, we will practice making lines in ways you never thought possible. Lines will be layered to create a final print in the style of works by artist Nikki Middlemiss in her solo exhibition, Scaffolding for Minutiae.
July 30 | Painted Pots
Taking inspiration from Dylan Ranney’s outdoor courtyard installation Refuge, we will paint small terracotta pots in unexpected ways.
Aug 6 | Big Bold Colours
Create something big, bold, and bright! Taking inspiration from the exhibition A Legacy of Canadian Art from Kelowna Collections, we will look to the colourful work of the late Canadian artist Jack Bush for inspiration. Participants will create vibrant, frame-worthy works by layering construction papers.
Aug 13 | Artist’s Trading Cards
Working on a smaller scale, we will make whimsical creations using artist’s trading cards and a variety of drawing materials.
Aug 20 | Yarn Cards
Using greeting cards and postcards, we will use string to recall the minimalist overlapping lines as featured in the work in Nikki Middlemiss’ exhibition, Scaffolding for Minutiae.
Aug 27 | Painting Canadian Landscapes
Explore the legacy of Canadian Art! Using photographs as our inspiration, we will create landscape paintings in the style of Canadian master painters seen in the main exhibition, A Legacy of Canadian Art from Kelowna Collections.