Art Classes



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Altered Books: Artful Adventures
Instructor: Carney Oudendag
Dates: Mondays, Jan 20 to Feb 24
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Transform discarded books into creative works of art. This form of recycling uses books as the form or base for employing a variety of media and techniques. Your altered book could encompass a theme, act as an art journal, incorporate found narrative, poetry, or even relate somehow to the actual content or visuals of the book! Participants will be guided through the preparation of the book and are sure to enjoy the myriad of mixed-media alterations!
Members – $130.00 | Non-members – $160.00

Advancing Skills in Drawing
Instructor: Rena Warren
Dates: Wednesdays, Jan 15 to Feb 19
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Students will continue to use concentrated exercises and guided practice to further develop their drawing skills. Participants will have the opportunity to work with a variety of drawing materials and subjects.
Cost: Members – $130.00 | Non members – $160.00

Advancing Skills in Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Rena Warren
Dates: Wednesdays, Feb 26 to Apr 16 (breaking Mar 19 & 26 for spring break)
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
This course is an extension of the class Acrylic Painting for the Absolute Beginner, but is open to anyone who has already worked in acrylic paints. Participants will take their painting to the next level by learning skills such as how to select interesting colour palettes and develop unique methods of application. Participants will paint from a still life, and will choose between a portrait or landscape project for further study.
Cost: Members – $130.00    Non members – $160.00

Watercolour ABC’s
Instructor: Evelyne MacMillan
Dates: Thursdays, March 6 to Apr 10
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
This class is a continuation of skills development for those who have been painting in watercolours and wish to keep learning and growing as artists. This class is based on a structured, techniques-oriented set of exercises with lots of one-on-one support and guidance. There will be an emphasis on personal development, and improving technique, working from participants own source material, and finding their own unique artistic voices. This class is interactive, informative, and fun.
Cost: Members – $130.00 | Non members – $160.00


Watercolour: Water and Reflections: Basic Techniques
Instructor: Kendra Dixon
Dates: Thursdays, Jan 16 to Feb 20
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
This workshop is perfect for those who have dabbled in watercolour and would like to work on their technique.  With demonstrations and easy exercises, we will use the basic elements of composition, colour and light to help bring participants watercolours to life.  The focus of this class will be on painting water and reflections, touching on other aspects of the landscape as well.
Cost: Members – $130.00 | Non-members – $160.00 

Drawing for Everyone
Instructor: Jim Elwood
Dates: Thursdays, Jan 16 to Feb 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Students will work through a variety of creative exercises and technical drawing systems to increase their ability to “see” what they want to draw and then have the skills to draw it. If you have always wanted to draw or just want to improve on the drawing skills you have, this is your opportunity.
Cost: Members – $130.00 | Non members – $160.00


The Village Artist
Facilitator: Rawle James
Dates and Times: Saturdays, February 8, 15 and 22, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Village Artist is a three-part workshop based on the TED Talk given by musician Amanda Palmer. Palmer explores new paradigms about the way we value and distribute art, and how we seek to get paid for our work. We will also be discussing the world of grants to artists, and where to exhibit your work, for example, public vs. commercial gallery spaces.
Cost: by donation. Call to reserve your spot.

The Magic of Watercolour Level II
 Kathryn Newell
Dates: Saturday, Feb 22 and Sunday, Feb 23, 2014
Times: Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
This class is primarily for students with some watercolour experience. Students will learned advanced skills in wet’ n wet technique and colour mixing. Subject matters will include landscapes, florals, and buildings. We will also touch on how to use various mixed-media techniques.
Cost: Members – $90.00 | Non members – $105.00
(supplies included)


Ever wondered what it is like to take an art class at the Kelowna Art Gallery?

The Kelowna Art Gallery invited local writers Lori-Anne Poirier and Jennifer Smith to take a six-week art class and chronicle their experience. You can read about their adventures in art on our guest writers section.

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