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
August 3 | Aroma Borealis
Take in the smells of artist Lynden Beesley’s garden installation entitled, Hortus Conclusus, which is located in the Gallery’s outdoor courtyard area. Using lavender, mint, and lemon balm, participants will create small aromatic sachets filled with these strewing herbs, and will also learn about their uses in medieval times.
August 10 | Apple of My Eye
Take advantage of the hot and sunny weather, and create colourful apple-shaped sun catchers! These colourful items make perfect outdoor summer ornaments for your deck or yard.
August 17 | Big Bright Bugs
What sort of creatures live in a garden? Create butterflies, grasshoppers, bees, or use your imagination to make up your own fun clothes-pin creation!
August 24 | Blow ‘n’ go Paintings
Challenge yourself to paint without brushes with this fun activity! Participants will use straws to blow out colours, make bubble patterns, and experiment with other fun ways to create a painting.
August 31 | My Big Summer Adventure!
What fun adventures did you have during this summer? Get inspired by artist Marc Siegner’s exhibition entitled Adaptation, and use mixed media to create an abstract recollection of your most memorable summer trip!
September 7 | ‘A is for Apple’ Bins
Get ready for the first day of school! We’ll be making our very own mini apple bins, fit for only one apple. Decorate them and bring them to your teacher for the first day of school!
September 14 | Medieval School Supplies
Last-minute school supplies? Come to learn about medieval times and create quill pens inspired by Lynden Beesley’s Hortus Conclusus garden installation.
September 21 | Concrete Poems
Poetry class is in session! Express yourself through words, and compose images completely out of collaged letters.
September 28 – Mixed-Media Panels
As part of Culture Days, come and celebrate culture in the Okanagan by drawing, painting, collaging, and creating your own mixed-media panels.
October 5 | Still Life = Nature Morte
Explore perspective, proportion, and balance by creating still life studies. Enjoy the last day of artist Christos Dikeakos’ Nature Morte exhibition with this traditional drawing activity.
October 12 | Thanksgiving Centrepiece
Decorate your table for the big Thanksgiving feast with this centerpiece featuring medieval motifs, inspired by Lynden Beesley’s Hortus Conclususgarden project.
October 19 | Willow Weaving
Learn how to weave with willow branches. Participants will create vessels similar to the boat-like sculpture by artist Peter Von Tiesenhausen suspended in the Gallery hallway, as well as miniature pods similar to the ones by artist Annabel Stanley in the courtyard garden.
October 26 | Trick or Treat!
Decorate your custom candy bag with this Spooktacular Halloween Activity!
November 2 – iNifiNiTe Time paintings
As daylight savings ends, ‘fall back’ with us and spend your day creating paintings inspired by artist Gary Spearin’s exhibition entitled, iNifiNiTi.
November 9 | Storytelling
Inspired by Daphne Odjig’s children’s stories about Nanabush, participants will write, colour, and create their very own children’s story book!
November 16 | Paper Relief Sculptures
Bend, fold, and combine colourful strands of paper in abstract ways to create a unique paper sculpture that can be hung on the wall.
November 23 | PowWOW!
Learn about aboriginal art and create unique paintings inspired by the 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. exhibition.
November 30 | Spirit Animals
Learn about the meaning and importance of animals in aboriginal culture with this printmaking activity.
Month of December
Each Sunday in December, join us for a multi-cultural holiday activity as various cultural groups host hands-on activities that relate to their traditions. Stay tuned for details!
Special Saturday Event
Starlight Lantern Making Event
Saturday, December 6 | Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Cost $5.00 per person
Create a beautiful painted paper lantern to light up the winter nights. You can bring your lantern to the Downtown Light Up on the evening of December 6. Drop in any time between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to create your lantern. Contact the Downtown Kelowna Association at 250-862-3515 for more information about the Light Up.