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Kelowna art gallery, theatre and museum offer kids summer programs

The Kelowna Art Gallery, Bumbershoot Theatre, and the Kelowna Museums are collaborating to offer a full week of children’s programming, from June 16 to 20, in anticipation of a teachers’ strike.

Dates: June 16-20, 2014

Ages: 6 to 8 and 9 to 12

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $30 per day Register for one or more days

To secure your spot call the Kelowna Art Gallery at 250-762-2226

 

To assist families facing a B.C. teachers’ strike, the Kelowna Art Gallery, Bumbershoot Theatre, and the Kelowna Museums will be offering a fun day of age-appropriate learning, exploration, theatre games, and hands-on activities for children. The participating organizations will vary each day of the week, and children can attend one or more days.

The Kelowna Museums will be offering their Curious Curators program, in which children explore the people, places, and nature of the Okanagan through stories and hands-on activities. Participants will learn about bugs and bees while at the B.C. Orchard Industry Museum, and will have the chance to decode messages during their visit to the Okanagan Military Museum.

Bumbershoot

At Bumbershoot Theatre participants will dive into the world of theatre, exploring character, telling stories, playing games, and creating theatre sketches.

At the Kelowna Art Gallery participants will be encouraged to let their imaginations run wild. Students will learn about artists from the past and present who are inspired by the fantastical, the absurd, and the surreal. Hands-on activities will include drawing, painting, and sculpture projects.

The pickup and drop off of participants for all classes will take place at the Kelowna Art Gallery. Children are required to bring two snacks, lunch, and a water bottle.

Timeline and schedule for June 16 to June 20

9:00 am drop off children at the Kelowna Art Gallery

9:15 am to 12:15 pm activities at one of the three facilities (includes a snack break)

- see schedule below

12:15 to 1:15 pm lunch with play time in the Arts Common area outdoors between the Gallery and the Rotary Centre for the Arts

1:15 – 4:00 pm activities at one of the three facilities (includes a snack break— see schedule below)

4:00 pm pick up children at the Kelowna Art Gallery

 

Monday – Activities will be held at Bumbershoot Theatre and the Kelowna Museums

Tuesday – Activities will be held at Bumbershoot Theatre and the Kelowna Museums

Wednesday – Activities will be held at the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Kelowna Museums

Thursday – Activities will be held at Bumbershoot Theatre and at the Kelowna Art Gallery

Friday – Activities will be held at the Kelowna Art Gallery, Bumbershoot Theatre, and the Kelowna Museums

 

The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water Street, in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District. For more information about current exhibitions, public programming or special events, please visit the Kelowna Art Gallery online at www.kelownaartgallery.com.

 

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