Kelowna Art Gallery offers creative solutions for Spring Break

Art Break offers children the opportunities in painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, cartooning and printmaking during spring break.

The Kelowna Art Gallery has a creative solution for parents wondering what to do with their children during the upcoming Spring Break. Art Break offers children the opportunity to create art, with sessions in painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, cartooning, and printmaking.

Each day of Art Break offers something new, with day camps held for children ages 5 to 8 from Monday to Friday during the week of March 12 to 16, and on Wednesday to Friday from March 21 to 23, 2012. Cost per day for camps for children ages 5 to 8 is $55 for members and $70 for non-members. If registrants sign up for any four classes, they will receive the fifth class for free.

New for 2012, the Kelowna Art Gallery has added a two-day cartooning workshop entitled Creative Cartoons. Suitable for children ages 8 to 12, Creative Cartoons will be instructed by local artist, Niina Teto, on Monday, March 19 an Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Students will learn how to create original and appealing cartoon characters, learn the basics of putting together a comic storyboard, and will be guided to create a poster or comic book cover with their character as the centre piece. Cost for the two-day camp is $110 for members and $125 for non-members.

“The Kelowna Art Gallery is a great place for children and their friends to do something together during Spring Break,” says Renée Burgess, Head of Public Programming at the Kelowna Art Gallery. “Encouraging children’s creativity and showing them how rewarding actively participating in the visual arts can be is our focus.” In addition to creative exploration for participants, Art Break can offer parents peace of mind that their children will be spending Spring Break with their peers in a nurturing and safe environment. To register, contact the Gallery at 250.762.2226.

The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water Street in the heart of the Cultural District in downtown Kelowna. For hours of operation, or more information about other programs available, and current exhibitions on view, visit the Kelowna Art Gallery online at

Just Posted

Downtown Kelowna light-up set to go

Santa lighting the city’s Christmas tree will cap off a days of festivities downtown

Kelowna asking court to shut down pot shops

City seeking injunction to stop five marijuana dispensaries from operating

Traci Genereaux remembered at Vernon vigil

Family and friends remember Genereaux as a “fiery red-head with the best sense of humour”

UPDATED: Body found in burnt Kelowna home

“Firefighters later updated police that a body had been discovered inside the home. “

Angler fined for over-fishing on Gardom Lake

It was an expensive fishing trip for an Okanagan man this weekend.… Continue reading

Tattooing couple opens new shop in Lake Country

Cody and Fabiana Philpott opened NSI Tattoo in August

David Cassidy, teen idol and ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

Cassidy announced earlier this year he had been diagnosed with dementia

Innkeepers Gala supports JoeAnna’s House

28th annual event in Kelowna is a popular gathering that kicks off the holiday season

Fintry Queen still looking for a home

Fintry Queen owner wants the tourist vessel in the Penticton Parks and Rec master plan discussions

Major grant bolsters Penticton doctors research on pain

Local research team is headed by Penticton rheumatologist

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

3,800-plant grow-op busted on First Nation reserve

Three men face charges after RCMP bust a large drug operation on the Soowahlie Reserve near Chilliwack

VIDEO: Government approves funding of $750,000 drug for B.C. woman

Approval comes one day after province announces funding for Soliris on a case-by-case basis

B.C. boy’s social media bid to get levidrome in the Oxford dictionary goes viral

‘It’s been five weeks and has totally blown up today.’

Most Read