Join us every Sunday between 12 and 4 pm for an exciting art-making experience.
Welcome to Family Sundays, our weekly art making program designed for children and their families to explore the world of art hands-on at the Kelowna Art Gallery. Since 1997, we have welcomed the public every Sunday to engage in creative activities and explore current exhibitions. Through helpful instruction, age-appropriate information, and a diverse range of activities, Family Sundays makes art accessible to all ages and abilities. 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
June 2: Translucent Forests
Using an assortment of drawing media, sheets of vellum, and Japanese rice paper, young artists will create translucent tree images reminiscent of Jane Everett’s artwork featured in the Understory exhibition.
June 9: Exploring the Spindle Whorl
Inspired by the circular motif featured in Susan Point’s exhibition Spindle Whorl, participants will paint a circular masterpiece on canvas using acrylic paints and metallic accents.
June 16: Repurposed Postcard Collages
This week participants will draw source material from an archive of unique watercolour postcards and manipulate them with collage elements to create new landscape images.
June 23: The Dot Collaborative Mural
Based on the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, participants will create a painted circular work to contribute to a collaborative mural. This project will be featured as a display in our Art Lab studio space in honor of the community theme of this year’s Art in Action exhibition.
June 30: Dip Dyed Tote Bags
Schools out for summer! This is the perfect time to make a special bag to stash all your summer adventure supplies. Young artists will use a dip dying technique to create dreamy fusions of colour on a canvas tote.
July 7: Just Add Water
This week participants will take inspiration from David Wilson Sookinakin’s exhibition Water Travels a Cycle featured at KAG’s airport satellite space. Participants will use art bars, watercolour pencil crayons, and water soluble graphite to create a unique blend of drawing and painting.
July 14: Block Printing 101
Inspired by the bold graphic aesthetic of Susan Point’s exhibition Spindle Whorl; young artists will explore a block printing technique using linoblocks and carving knives to create a custom stamp.
July 21: Action Painted Planters
This week young artists will get their hands messy with a lively action painting process. Acrylic paints will be applied to small terracotta pots in the spirit of Jackson Pollock and other action artists to create vividly painted planters.
*this activity will take place outside, so please wear sunscreen and dress appropriately for making art
July 28: Sculpting with Paper
Taking inspiration from the artwork of Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, now featured in Erin Sutherland’s exhibition Her Body Will Remember, young artists will create imaginative sculptural works made from an array of paper and mylar.
August 4: Colour Mixing 101
Learn to create a custom palette of colour using mixing techniques and a colour wheel. Young artists will practice their new skills on watercolour paper and create a custom palette they can take home for additional art adventures.
August 11: Spindle Whorl Sculptures
Working with sheets of corrugated cardboard and decorative collage papers, young artists will create a circular masterpiece referencing the symmetry and animal images featured in Susan Point’s Spindle Whorl exhibition.
August 18: Vibrant Villages
It takes a village of young artists to create this collaborative art project! Drawing on the community theme of this years Art in Action exhibition, we will create a village of vividly painted milk carton houses.
*all participants will create two houses, one for display and one to take home
August 25: Painting with Texture
Inspired by the landscape paintings of Canadian women artists featured in the exhibition Through Her Eyes, participants will create a landscape masterpiece on a canvas panel using acrylic paints, palette knives, and an array of textural painting mediums.