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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September 3 | Collagraph Landscape Prints
Using a variety of printmaking materials, visitors will create their own collagraph Canadian landscape prints inspired by the Legacy of Canadian Art exhibition.
September 10 | Miniature Forts
This week we will create whimsical sculptures inspired by Dylan Ranney’s courtyard installation Refuge. Using pipe cleaners and paper strips, participants will weave together a fantastic miniature fort.
September 17 | Watercolour Avatars
Find your inner avatar with this activity based on The Games We Play exhibition. Participants will imagine themselves as a character from their favorite game with watercolour resist paintings.
September 24 | Drips and Drops
This week we will explore the painting process used by artist Nikki Middlemiss in her show Scaffolding For Minutiae. Visitors will use fluid acrylic paints and eyedroppers to create colourful abstract patterns.
October 1 | Tiny Town Prints
Create tiny town scenes with this mixed media activity. Inspired by various works from the Group of Seven featured in the Legacy of Canadian Art exhibition, young artists will create miniature towns using DIY stamps and drawing media.
October 8 | Beautiful Blended Landscapes
Drawing inspiration from Myron Campbell’s Ghosts of Robert Lake exhibition, we will create our own variegated landscapes. Participants will blend pastels with linseed oil on a black background to create a painterly effect.
October 15 | Hybrid Drawings
This week, visitors will explore the creative process of artist Jane Kidd and her new exhibition Curious. Using coloured pencils, pastels, and crayons, young artists will fuse together natural imagery to create hybrid drawings.
October 22 | Tapestry Weaving
Referencing works featured in Jane Kidd’s exhibition Curious, we will explore the medium of tapestry with a nature themed painting and weaving activity using yarn, tempra paint, and foamcore.
October 29 | Trick or Treat Bags
Little ghosts, goblins, and witches will explore printmaking techniques to create a spooky personalized tote bag perfect for collecting treats on Halloween night.
November 5 | Snow Globe Winter Gardens
As the seasons change so does our courtyard exhibition Refuge by Dylan Ranney. Participants will be encouraged to experience the exhibition and create a snow globe garden based on the changes they have observed.
November 12 | Fantastic Flipbooks
This week, young artists will create flipbooks referencing the natural and mechanical imagery within Jane Kidd’s Curious exhibition. Using a variety of dry media, participants will create a booklet of images that can be combined in unexpected ways.
November 19 | Heaven Button Making
Using Howard Podeswa’s work Heaven as a starting point, visitors will create unique wearable buttons referencing Podeswa’s painterly style.
November 26 | Painting with Pastels
This week we will explore Howard Podeswa’s painterly aesthetic using oil pastels to create an imaginative circular image.
Saturday, December 2 | Starlight Lantern Making
Light up the town with these pretty paper lanterns. We will use a variety of decorative papers to construct a lantern that casts interesting patterns and a warm glow.
December 3 | Mixed Media Holiday Cards
Join us for an afternoon of mixed media card making! This week we will transform a variety of materials from buttons to paint chips into unique holiday cards.
December 10 | Gingerbread Masterpieces
Using gingerbread cookies as a canvas and icing as a painting medium, participants will create delicious masterpieces inspired by contemporary art movements.
December 17 | Wintery Landscapes
Brighten up a dull winter afternoon with watercolour resist painting. Visitors will take inspiration from snowy landscapes to create a vibrant masterpiece using oil pastels and a watercolour wash technique.