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Kamloops Art Party Studio

#8-177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops BC

Our Story

In 2017, our journey began with a simple yet brilliant idea: paint and sips. Armed with 30 setups and a collection of handmade aprons, we embarked on a mission to bring creativity and joy to our community. By 2019, our passion had blossomed, leading us to our first shared studio space and expanding our offerings to include children's classes and explore a variety of art mediums.


As our popularity soared, we found ourselves in need of a larger space, and in 2020, we made the leap to a shared studio on 12th St. However, just as we settled in, the COVID-19 pandemic struck, presenting us with unforeseen challenges. Undeterred, we pivoted our approach, harnessing our creativity to launch online art sessions and home kits, ensuring that art remained accessible and enjoyable for all.

Amidst the turbulence, a beacon of opportunity emerged in August 2022 when we were offered the chance to purchase a ceramic studio. Seeing this as a sign of our growth and resilience, we seized the opportunity and upgraded to our current, expanded space. Today, we stand as a testament to the power of adaptability and passion, continuing to inspire creativity in every stroke and sip.

Our Team  Of Rockstar Artists

Carly Schmidt

Owner / Artist / Lead Instructor 


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

Artist / Lead Instructor / Healing Art Coach  


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

Meet Marcie, a self-taught mixed media artist with a passion for abstract art and a diverse background that weaves together event planning, management, and holistic nutrition. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Marcie brings a unique blend of creativity and practical expertise to her pursuits.


Growing up in a small logging camp in Adams Lake, Marcie's early years were marked by a lifestyle that fueled her creativity, instilled a love for nature, and cultivated a strong sense of adventure. These formative experiences laid the foundation for her artistic journey.

After graduating from high school in the Similkameen Valley, Marcie embarked on a journey, having the opportunity to live in over 8 different cities and travel to over 15 countries before she was 28 years old. Along the way, she also pursued her studies at Thompson River’s University, focusing on Tourism Management. Additionally, she became a Registered Holistic Nutritionist through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

Currently residing in the Shuswap, Marcie has found her calling at Kamloops Art Party, where she is living her dream job. Her enthusiasm for spreading creativity, love, and compassion is evident in everything she does. Marcie is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and looks forward to continuing her mission of inspiring and uplifting those around her.


Liz Thiessen

Artist / Lead Instructor / Owner of En-Joy Custom Art


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.

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Kelly Manson

Artist / Lead Instructor 

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

Artist / Instructor 

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

Artist / Instructor 

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.

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