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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July 31 | Nature Sketchbooks
Celebrate the outdoors this summer with your very own nature sketchbook. Using a variety of materials, we will create collages to cover our books and fill our pages with nature-inspired sketches. The Get to Know program will be on site to assist with the project and encourage participants to take part in the Get to Know Contest. The contest invites youth ages 19 and under to enter their nature-inspired entries for a chance to win some wild prizes and be featured in an online Gallery.
August 7 | Apple Stamp Orchard
Taking inspiration from Deborah Koenker’s exhibition Grapes and Tortillas, you will be making your own orchard scene using apples as stamps.
August 14 | Leaf Garlands
Use nature as art just as Rena Warren and Wanda Lock have done in their Rotary Courtyard installation Escape Artists and create your own natural garland using string and leaves.
August 21 | Bees Live Here*
Did you know that many bees actually live in the ground? And that healthy garden homes for bees have some special requirements? Let’s make some special signs to mark where we find bee homes in our yards and to let our neighbours and friends know we have bee–friendly gardens. *Special FREE Family Sundays Event
August 28 | Sun Mobile
Make your own ray of sunshine! Using paper plates, paint, construction paper, and string, you will create your own hanging sun sculpture inspired by Heidi Thompson’s installation at the Kelowna International Airport, OK Sunshine.
September 4 | The Grape Sculpture!
We’ll be looking at Deborah Koenker’s exhibition, Grapes and Tortillas, and take inspiration from the show to construct edible sculptures using grapes and toothpicks. We will then trace the shadow of the sculpture onto a piece of paper to create unique, abstract drawings.
September 11 | Puffy Paint Pups
Using glue, shaving cream and different coloured dyes, we will create a our very own puffy paint and use it to paint soft and squishy three-dimensional puppy paintings inspired by the dog figurines in Susan Menzies’ exhibition, Wally Dugs.
September 18 | Spray Bottle Nature Art
Take inspiration from Wanda Lock and Rena Warren’s garden installation, Escape Artists and use nature to create art! We will lay out some foliage onto a sheet of paper, drop watercolour paint onto it and then spray it with water to move the paint around. Once the painting is dry, we will remove the foliage to view our finished work.
September 25 | Honeycomb Collographs
Bees need homes! Join us as we make honeycomb collograph prints to house the paper bees found in the Front Project Space exhibition, For All is For Yourself.
Oct 2 Papel Picado
Papel Picado is the Mexican folk art of paper cutting. These elaborate designs are normally hung as banners and displayed during festive occasions. To celebrate Culture Days, we will take inspiration from Deborah Koenker’s exhibition Grapes and Tortillas and create these colourful Mexican decorations!
October 9 | Yarn Paintings
Paint without using any paint! We will take inspiration from the vibrancy and symmetry of ‘bordados’ (Mexican embroidery) and create multicolored yarn paintings that are bound to brighten up your home.
October 16 | Mini Piñatas
Piñatas are colorful structures containing small candies and toys that are a fun way to celebrate any occasion. Join us as we create our own to celebrate Mexican culture as highlighted in Deborah Koenker’s exhibition, Grapes and Tortillas.
October 23 | Home Made Home
Inspired by our current exhibition, Home Made Home, by artist Germaine Koh, you will be designing your own ideal home on blueprint paper. This will be a practice in design, as well as thinking about what your home needs and values are.
October 30 | Trick-or-Treat Bags
Get into the Halloween spirit and decorate your very own trick-or-treat bag. Participants will get their own cloth bags and choose from a variety of stamps and stencils to print on them.
November 6 | Still Life Drawings
Join us as we celebrate the art of drawing. Using traditional materials such as pencil, charcoal and conté, we will have a still life set up for you so you can practice your drawing skills.
November 13 | Paper Loop Sculptures
Thinking about the ideas of sustainability that Germaine Koh brings up in her exhibition, Home Made Home, we will be creating art out of recycled materials! We will construct loopy sculptures out of leftover scraps of paper. Participants are encouraged to bring their own magazines/newspapers and any other papers that can be turned into art.
November 20 | Nature Paint Brushes
This project will explore different ways of mark making! Inspired by The Artist’s Garden Project, we will be using various plants to make our own paint brush, and then make paintings using our brushes. The paintings will focus on the different marks you can make with different materials.
November 27 | Life-sized Drawings
We will be looking at the large-scale works installed in the exhibition, Drawing From Life, and will create our very own life-sized portraits. We’ll trace our bodies and draw ourselves in our outlines.
Special Family Saturday!
Dec 3 | Starlight Lantern Making
10 am to 4 pm. Cost: $5.00 per person. Come join us in creating beautiful artistic lanterns to participate in the Downtown Light Up event.
December 4 | Custom Gift Wrap
Forgo the standard gift bags and typical wrapping paper this year and kickstart the holiday season by printing your very own gift wrap! We will provide an array of printmaking activities that will allow you to personalize your special gifts!
December 11 | Gingerbread Dwellings
A twist on this holiday tradition! We will take inspiration from Germaine Koh’s exhibition, Home Made Home, and make unique housing units using gingerbread, frosting, and candies.
December 18 | Watercolour Winter Wonderland
Using oil pastels, you will be drawing a winter wonderland scene depicting your favourite winter activities. Then you will cover your drawing with a watercolour wash to create the background.
December 25 | Closed