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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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.
May 6 | Japanese Fukuwarai Game
This week participants will use their drawing skills to create a traditional Japanese game called Fukuwarai by designing and arranging facial features made from paper.
Instructors: Serena Ebuchi and Shota Goto
Group: Koyukai/ Japanese Culture Club
May 13 | Korean Paper Fans
Young artists will take inspiration from traditional Korean designs and use paint in inventive ways to create their own unique paper fans.
Instructor: Jin Kyung Kang
Group: Okanagan Korean Culture and Knowledge Society
May 20 | Filipino Parol Star Lanterns
Taking inspiration from traditional Filipino holiday decorations called Parols, participants will construct three dimensional star shaped lanterns.
Instructor: Bella Mockford
Group Okanagan Filipino Canadians
May 27 | Experimental Chinese Ink Painting
This week participants will explore their creativity with an experimental painting activity. Taking inspiration from traditional Chinese art materials, participants will use rice paper and inks to create fantastic paintings.
Instructor: Charles Chau
Group: Okanagan Chinese Canadian Association
June 3 | Exploring Contour Drawing
This week young artists will explore the hand motif used by Johann Wessels in his exhibition titled Immaculate Deception. Using toned drawing paper and dry media, participants will create images using a contour drawing technique.
June 10 | Plein Air Postcards
Taking inspiration from the nature theme for this year’s Art in Action exhibition, young artists will use watercolour paints to create pretty pastel postcards referencing the local landscape.
June 17 | Wild Wind Catchers
This week participants will explore the natural environments of Julie Oakes’ exhibition Awestruck, Calendar of Ecology. Participants will use markers, pencil crayons, graphite pencils and fine line pens to create paper wind catchers.
June 24 | Colorful Cubist Paintings
To celebrate the recent launch of the exhibition A Cultivating Journey: The Herman Levy Legacy, young artists will explore the visual style of Paul Klee. Using tempera paints, palette knives, molding paste, and mini canvases, we will create vibrant cubist paintings that reference Klee’s signature aesthetic.
July 1 | CANADA DAY
July 8 | Woven Wall Art
Taking inspiration from the weaving techniques used in the Woven Together exhibition, young artists will create vivid landscape images using yarn and decorative papers.
July 15 | Painted Rock Gardens
This week participants will create mini gardens and painted rocks referencing the plants, animals and seasons featured in Julie Oakes’ exhibition Awestruck, Calendar of Ecology.
July 22 | Figure Drawing 101
Using the extensive collection of figure and portrait drawing in A Cultivating Journey: The Herman Levy Legacy exhibition as our guide, participants will explore historical artistic movements and an array of dry media.
July 29 | Travel Tote Bags
This week young artists will be introduced to the basics of printmaking techniques and tools. Using a printing press and a monoprint technique, we will create colourful canvas tote bags featuring personalized geometric designs.
August 5 | Painting in Miniature
This week we will work with small scale objects and watercolour paints to create a unique still life study referencing Rochaus Van Veen’s works featured in the exhibition A Cultivating Journey: The Herman Levy Legacy.
August 12 | Marvelous Monet Landscapes
Taking inspiration from Claude Monet’s work Effet de Soleil in the exhibition A Cultivating Journey: The Herman Levy Legacy, participants will create their own pastel landscapes using chalk pastels and textured papers.
August 19 | Henri Matisse Monoprints
Using the work of Henri Matisse in the exhibition A Cultivating Journey: The Herman Levy Legacy as our guide, participants will create monochromatic monoprints using printmaking paper, foam plates and a printing press.
August 26 | Stick Loom Weaving
This week participants will learn simple weaving techniques inspired by the Woven Together exhibition. Working with found sticks as our looms, we will weave together colorful yarns to create a unique sculptural work.