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
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.
September 1: Glowing Memory Lanterns
Based on the themes of memory explored within the exhibition Her Body Will Remember, young artists will work with their favourite photographs using a collage technique to create a glowing lantern that showcases important memories.
September 8: Tissue Paper Transfers
In the spirit of the community theme for this year’s Art in Action exhibition, participants will work collaboratively with bleeding tissue papers to create an abstract masterpiece that fuses colour and form.
September 15: Blind Contour Landscapes
Inspired by the natural imagery of David Wilson Sookinakin’s exhibition Water Travels a Cycle, young artists will work with a selection of dry media and learn a blind contour drawing technique to create sketches referencing the Okanagan landscape.
September 22: Exploring Screen Printing
This week young artists will learn the fundamentals of creating a screen print. After an overview of artist quality screen printing materials, participants will have a chance to try out the technique using a pre-designed silk screen.
Saturday, September 28: Paint the Town
Join us during Culture Days weekend for a fun filled morning of plein air painting inspired by the landscape works featured in Through Her Eyes: Works from our Permanent Collection. Participants will borrow a watercolour painting kit and explore Kelowna’s vibrant Cultural District for inspiration.
September 29: All in the Family
To celebrate the legacy of the late artist Daphne Odjig, participants will paint family portraits inspired by Odjig’s vibrant use of colours and bold black outlines using a selection of acrylic paints.
October 6: Guest Artist TBA
October 13: Fall Foliage Painting
Taking inspiration from the landscapes of Canadian women artists featured in the exhibition Through Her Eyes, young artists will look to the changing leaves of fall to create a study of warm colours using fluid acrylic paints.
October 20: Found Material Planters
To celebrate the launch of Mat & Lucas Glenn’s courtyard exhibition Creative Growth Centre for Spiritual Nourishment, young artists will explore environmentalism by creating a personalized planter using found and salvaged materials.
October 27: Trick or Treat Bags
Everyone’s favorite Halloween treat is back for another year! Using a selection of professional printmaking supplies, a traditional press and spooky embellishments, little artists will create a custom cotton tote bag perfect for collecting treats.
November 3: Zen Patterned Landscapes
Learn a whole new approach to drawing landscapes, inspired by the artists featured in the exhibition Through Her Eyes. Participants will use black outlining pens and dry media to create a unique take on scenery featuring intricate patterned designs.
November 10: Solarpunk Terrariums
Inspired by the eco-conscious literary movement Solarpunk, young artists will create terrariums from reused and salvaged materials referencing Mat & Lucas Glenn’s courtyard exhibition Creative Growth Centre for Spiritual Nourishment.
November 17: Guest Artist TBA
November 24: Exploring Watercolour Resists
Based on the bold black lines and vibrant colour used by the late artist Daphne Odjig, participants will use oil pastels and watercolour paints with a resist painting technique to create a frame worthy masterpiece.
December 1: Tiny House Ornaments
This week young artists will transform cardboard, Japanese decorative papers, fluid acrylic paints and seasonal embellishments into a collection of festive tiny house ornaments inspired by snowy suburban scenes.
Saturday, December 7: Watercolour Constellation Lanterns
Bring cheer to this year’s Downtown Light Up with a shimmery lantern inspired by constellations in the night sky. Participants will work with glass jars, watercolour paper, and watercolour paints to make a glowing keepsake lantern complete with an electric tealight candle.
December 8: Seasons Greetings
This week young artists will discover the art of offline communication by creating one of a kind greeting cards just in time for the holiday season. Participants can choose from decorative papers, drawing materials and embellishments to apply to a professional quality greeting card.
December 15: Gingerbread Masterpieces
Baby its cold outside, so join us indoors for a sweet afternoon of gingerbread cookie decorating followed by creative free play with an assortment of drawing materials. *while quantities last
December 22: Furoshiki Fabric Gift Wrap
Create a colourful printed piece of fabric to wrap up holiday presents! Participants will discover the Japanese gift wrapping technique called Furoshiki and use a selection of stamps and block printing inks to print onto pieces of fabric.
December 29: Polar Bear Value Painting
Explore a wintery palette of cool colours and shimmery metallic paints while learning the fundamentals of creating tints and shades. After experimenting with colour mixing, young artists will be guided through painting a wintery polar bear scene.