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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Weeks highlighted in red will include family-friendly tours.
June 7 | Paper boxes
Inspired by Mitch Mitchell’s exhibition For Whom You Build, we will create and decorate our own paper boxes.
June 14 | Still Life Oil Pastel Drawings
After a family friendly tour of the exhibition A Story of Canadian Art, we will set up our easels and experiment with our oil pastels to create beautiful still life drawings inspired by the A Story of Canadian Art exhibition.
June 21 | Ecosystem Printmaking
Today we will think about the wildlife in our region and look at photographs of Valerie Rogers exhibition at the Kelowna International Airport. Inspired by her paintings, we will create our own prints of animals in their ecosystems using water-soluble crayons and the printing press.
June 28 | Life Drawing
Many artists draw and paint using models. Working with a fully clothed model, we will explore the fundamental skills and techniques of drawing.
July 5 | Wet Wash Watercolour Paintings
Canadian painter David Milne often used a wet wash technique for his watercolor paintings. Today we will learn how to create our own beautiful watercolour paintings inspired by Milne and this technique.
July 12 | Hart House Paintings
After a family friendly tour of the exhibition A Story of Canadian Art, we will create our own paintings inspired by the artwork in the exhibition.
July 19 | Monoprint Subtractive Prints
By using the Subtractive print method, we will create our own unique Monoprints.
July 26 | Cubist Drawings
Inspired by artists such as Picasso and Braque, we will create our own drawings inspired by the cubism movement.
August 2 | Chalk Drawings
After a family friendly tour of the exhibition Jeroen Witvliet: Wayfarer, we will create our own drawings using chalk pastel inspired by the artwork in the exhibition.
August 9 | Encaustic Paintings
Using beeswax, we will experiment and create encaustic paintings.
August 16 | Collographs
Using relief printing methods we will create our very own collograph printing plates and prints.
August 23 | Blind Contour Drawing
Blind contour drawing is an excellent way to train the eye to draw what it really sees rather than what it thinks it sees. We will create our own blind contour drawings by looking at our subject instead of our hand as it draws on the paper.
August 30 | Andy Warhol Screen Printing Activity
Today we will learn the process of screen printing and create our very own soup can prints inspired by Andy Warhol.
September 6 | Recycled works of art
How can works of art explore issues of consumption and waste? Inspired by the exhibition Pieces of What in our Rotary Courtyard, we will create our own sculptures using recycled materials.
September 13 | Mapping Me In
Inspired by the exhibition Wally Dion: Mapping Me In, we will use our imaginations and a variety of media to make our very own maps.
September 20 | Preserves
Participants are asked to bring an object, photograph, or written words that are symbolic of their personal stories and wishes for the future of Kelowna. We will be “preserving” the objects in mason jars filled with clear coloured gelatin. The mason jars will be kept at the Kelowna Art Gallery and will be shown in an exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery from November 6th, 2015 into January of 2016.
September 27 | Wildlife Paintings
Inspired by Valerie Rogers’ exhibition Lift Off and Soar at our satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport, we will pick our favourite Canadian animals and use acrylic paint to create our own unique paintings.
October 4 | Charcoal Drawings
Understanding value, or the use of light and dark, is an important factor in creating successful drawings and paintings. After a Family-Friendly Tour of Jeroen Witvliet’s exhibition Wayfarer, we will talk about the use of light and dark in his images and create our own value scale and charcoal drawings exercising what we have learned.
October 11 | Paper Beads
In many cultures beads are used as ornaments, currency, talismans, counting
devices, religious objects, and as symbols of power, wealth, and affiliation. Using recycled paper, we will create our own paper beads.
October 18 | Monoprints
Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that makes a single image only. Inspired by Elizabeth D’Agostino’s exhibition Makeshift, we will think about animals and how they interact with the landscape and will use the printing press to make our own ecosystem-inspired monoprints.
October 25 | Trick or Treat
This Sunday we invite participants to come to the gallery dressed in their Halloween costumes to decorate their very own ‘trick or treat’ bag. Participants will get their own cloth bags to decorate with markers or acrylic paint.
November 1 | Oval Landscapes
After a Family-Friendly tour of Landon Mackenzie’s exhibition Parallel Journey: Works on Paper (1975-2015), we will use watercolour, oil pastels, and stencils to make oval-shaped landscapes inspired by some of her works on paper.
November 8 | Cardboard Sculptures
Inspired by contemporary artists such as Wayne White and Sylvie Reno, we will use cardboard as our medium to build mini sculptures.
November 15 | Chine-Collé Printmaking
Chine-collé is a special technique in printmaking, in which images and paper are transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support in the printing process. Inspired by Elizabeth D’Agostino’s prints, we will work in layers to create prints made up of layered tissue papers and drawings on rice paper.
November 22 | India Ink Drawings
India ink is a simple black ink once widely used for writing and printing and now more commonly used for drawing. Today we will experiment using a variety of brushes to create our own India ink drawings!
November 29 | Gouache Paintings
Gouache paint is similar to watercolour but modified to make it opaque. Gouache differs from watercolour in that the particles are larger, the ratio of pigment to water is much higher, and an additional white pigment such as chalk may also be present. This makes gouache heavier and more opaque, with greater reflective qualities. Inspired by Landon Mackenzie’s works in Parallel Journey: Works on Paper (1975-2015), we will use gouache to create abstract paintings on paper.
December 6 | Picture Frame Fun
With the holidays fast approaching, the Kelowna Art Gallery’s Family Sundays activity will be making picture frames to give as decorated gifts. Using a variety of media and techniques, we will decorate our own picture frames.
December 13 | Holiday Plates
Feeling festive? We will be painting our own holiday-themed plates today.
December 20 | Holiday Cards
Using a variety of papers and media, we will create our own personalized holiday cards.
December 27 | Resolution Magnets
What are your hopes and dreams for the new year? Inspired by the start of a new year, we will decorate and personalize our own resolution magnets.