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A fun and creative art experience 

177 Tranquille Rd

Kamloops Art Party

Welcome to Kamloops Art Party, where the vibrant world of art awaits you! Located at 177 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC, our locally owned and operated studio is a haven of artistic inspiration and joyful expression.

Unleash your creativity with our lively and engaging painting classes, guided by our talented instructors. Whether you're an experienced artist or a complete beginner, you'll embark on colorful journeys on canvas, discovering your unique artistic voice through acrylics, watercolors, and various techniques.

Kamloops Art Party

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About the Artists

Carly Schmidt

Owner / Lead Artist


Cell: 250-299-2202

As a passionate artist and educator, I have dedicated my life to making art creation accessible to everyone. With over 20 years of experience teaching and coaching, I take pride in sharing my knowledge and inspiring others. I am honored to have been voted best artist in Kamloops for four consecutive years and to have received the Kamloops This Week Community Builder of the Year Award in 2022. As the owner of Kamloops Art Party and Schmidt Faced Artistry, I have been able to showcase my talents and share my passion with others.  Additionally, as the founder and director of Art for All Society, I have been able to give back to my community by providing opportunities for individuals of all ages and skill levels to explore and express their creativity. Through my work, I have been fortunate enough to sell my art both locally and internationally. As a portrait artist, I am constantly challenging myself to push the boundaries of my craft and create meaningful and impactful pieces. Overall, I am committed to making a difference in the world through my art and my dedication to empowering others to find their own creative voice.


You can find more of her work on facebook, instagram or at

Jennii Dyer

Jennii, an eco-conscious artist hailing from Vancouver and calling Kamloops home since 2004, draws inspiration from graffiti, trains, and back alley art. Her artistic journey has evolved from painting and spray painting to pastels and charcoal, encompassing a wide range of mediums.

As a devoted mother, Jenni instilled a love for drawing in her children even before they took their first steps. She has nurtured their creativity, encouraging them to share their unique talents with the world.

With a deep passion for teaching and empowering others, Jenni specializes in acrylic painting, resin pouring, street art, healing arts, graffiti, watercolor, and jewelry creation.

Experience Jennii's exceptional artwork, one-of-a-kind jewelry, mesmerizing miniatures, and captivating resin work at the boutique or through the Kamloops Art Party Store. Stay updated with her creative journey by following @kamloopscreator on Instagram.

Marcie Mutch

Sales & Events Manager / Artist


Cell: 250-377-5435

Marcie is a self-taught mixed media artist, with a focus in abstract art.  She also has a background in event planning, management and holistic nutrition - With over 19 years of experience within the hospitality industry! 

As a child, Marcie had the unique opportunity to spend her early years growing up in a small logging camp located in Adams Lake.  This lifestyle sparked her creativity, love for nature and sense of adventure.

After graduating from high school in the Similkameen Valley, Marcie has had the opportunity to live in over 8 different cities and travel to over 15 different countries.  Throughout this time, she was also able to complete her studies at Thompson River’s University for Tourism Management and became a Registered Holistic Nutritionist through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.


Marcie now resides in the Shuswap and is beyond happy to be working her dream job at Kamloops Art Party.  She looks forward to the opportunities that lay ahead while continuing to spread creativity, love and compassion to all that surround her.   

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Liz Thiessen


Liz Thiessen is a self-taught artist in Kamloops BC.


Specializing in Pet Portraits and custom pieces of many kinds, she recently was featured in a Pet Portrait Artists of BC calendar along with 5 other artists and won an Honorable Mention award in Kamloops Art Exposed Regional Exhibition 2021.


With each piece that Liz creates she brings the viewer to a common ground - amplifying joy in everyday moments and breathing life into her creations in a variety of mediums and styles. Each one is rich and unique in their own way. Her works are inspired by and reflects life with a vibrant approach, animals and nature also largely influence her pieces.

Kelly Manson


Kelly Manson is a self-taught artist, born and raised in Monte Lake, BC. Her earliest childhood memories include learning how to oil paint landscapes with her grandfather, and in later years learning graphite drawing techniques from her father. 


Over the past decade, Kelly's portfolio has greatly expanded as she has moved on to specialize in both commercial and residential mural art in the local Kamloops and surrounding area. Her favorite mediums are ink and acrylic, and she prides herself on working exclusively freehanded in any pieces that she creates. 


Kelly's passion for art has also led her into the wonderful world of baking, where she has owned and operated a successful cake decorating business the past 13 years. 

Nicole Favron


Nicole Favron was raised on the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëtch’in just outside of Dawson City, Yukon. In 2020, she graduated from the first year certificate program at the Yukon School of Visual Arts. Following her certificate, Nicole transferred to Thompson Rivers University in order to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Nicole is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker. She is the winner of the 2020 BMO 1st! Art Award, has had the honour of showing her work in a variety of gallery spaces, and appreciates building community by donating works to causes she’s passionate about. Nicole strives to create pieces that spark conversation, and that highlight her unique positionality in this life. To do this, she draws inspiration from carefully considered real life events, places, and stories.

Cassie Kliewer

Introducing Cassie, the versatile artist from Kamloops! With a knack for mixed media and an aversion to sticking to one style, Cassie is always up for new artistic adventures and meeting fellow creatives. She firmly believes in the transformative power of art and finds joy in witnessing others' creative expressions.

Hailing from an artistically inclined family, Cassie's lifelong passion for art began early on. A pivotal moment in high school introduced her to pottery, becoming one of her cherished mediums. As the recipient of the artist of the year award, Cassie's determination to pursue her art was further fueled.

Since June 2022, Cassie has been a lively participant in the Kamloops Arty Party, enchanting young faces with her captivating face painting skills. This experience ignited her passion for helping others express themselves through art, leading her to venture into teaching pottery lessons.

With a witty charm and an infectious zest for bringing joy, Cassie's artistry knows no boundaries. She sees art as a gateway to limitless possibilities, bridging the gap between imagination and reality.

Embrace the vibrant world of Cassie, where creativity takes center stage. Join her on this enchanting journey as she encourages others to unleash their inner artist, one brushstroke at a time.



Jennilee is a visual/performance artist who has been an active member of the arts community for the last 2 decades.


With a passion for theatre, Jennilee studied acting for 3 years at Thompson Rivers University and spent the better part of a decade heavily involved in the community theatre scene. 


Jennilee's artistic expression turned to the visual arts in 2011 when she began painting set pieces for The Laughingstock Theatre Society, eventually moving into her first series of nebula paintings. She began working as an art instructor for Paint Nite in 2016, and has assisted on three of the mural pieces on downtown Victoria street.


She began working for Kamloops Art Party in 2021 after COVID shut down large gatherings, and her painting classes. Now she teaches our acrylic painting classes (both in and out of studio), as well as incorporating Yoga and Art in a series of workshops.

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