Tag Archives: Arts and Crafts

Behind The Scene Art Show On Saturday, March 28th

behind the scene art show in fernie bc

Behind the Scene will be displaying some really fantastic artists that you, most likely, haven’t seen before. A great opportunity to see some original pieces and meet the artists or grab a cool handmade necklace. I should have a couple of my life drawings on display, as well. Exciting night! I hear there’s another art show going on that night but I don’t know the details of that just yet. Could be a fun art show hopping night!


AP’s Link for Simple Screen Printing….

The link I provided in AP’s tutorial fro screen printing doesn’t take you right to the tute…so here it is! (although scrolling down would have landed you there…just don’t want you to miss it, ya know!

The Project Room- A little string and and a little goo goes a long way!

By Athena Knibbs

I have a really outdated chandelier and really don’t have my priorities straight….I would rather spend money on fabric than on things like fixtures and other such things. So when I saw this hanging light made out of string and wall paper glue I wanted to share it with you all.
Here is the link to Pickle’s tutorial. It looks pretty simple!

The Project Room

A brief introduction before the fun begins! My name is Athena Knibbs and I have joined  the STS team! I will be posting on anything crafty in the DIY vein…and certainly not your ordinary craft! Check in regularly for tutorials, Etsy and Flickr finds and profiles of local alternative crafters. Ok. Monday is a good time to browse Flickr…then those little pieces of crafty goodness can float around in your head and plant their little crafty seed.  So here is goes!!!

The Project Room - Athena Knibbs Introduction1. Place mats, 2. Shades of green wristlet, 3. For the love of hand quilting, 4. Nature Walk Potholders – Front, 5. Owl doll, 6. From The Front!, 7. the january bed {thank you for all the lurve!}, 8. kitty dolls 3, 9. fabric hoops

Early Learning Preschool Fair Coming Up

Fernie Early Childhood Development - Early Learning Preschool Fair

A Little Bit Of Everything Xmas Market

Crowsnest Mountain Resort
The “A Little Bit Of Everything” Xmas Market at Crowsnest Mountain Lodge on December 5th from 11 am to 4 pm will be my answer to wanting another Craft Market…since I failed to purchase handmade Christmas items for friends and family at the previous Craft Market.

I’ll be there selling my Two Owls Collect Stationery (some fun new designs), recycled notebooks and sharing a table with Tristen Perras and her lovely toques, headbands and jewelry. Keya White and her buttons, books and stationery will have a table – and I’m not sure who else. There may be more Fernie representatives but I’m also excited to see what others are making in the Coleman area.

Never been to Crowsnest Mountain Lodge? Me neither – 101 Wolfstone Drive, 3km west of Coleman, AB on Hwy 3, Coleman, Alberta.

FOR KIDS – The Arts Station Fall 2010 Workshops Announced

The Arts Station - Fall 2010 Kids Classes and Workshops - Fernie BC

Arts and Crafts Extravaganza with Marion Kumari

Saturdays / November 6 – 27 / 10:30 – 4 pm
Cost $45 per age group course and child.
Please specify age of child and course upon registration.

My First Illustration Book
Ages 4 – 5 years / 10:30 – 11:30 am

Make your story’s own little book! Using crayons, felt and glue your tyke will take home their own storybook at the end of the four weeks. Budding authors are sure to rear their heads as they illustrate and create! All materials included.

My Personalized Treasure Box
Ages 6 – 8 years / 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Using brushes, acrylics and varnish, kids will personalize a wooden box in order to create a truly unique item that they can use to hide all of their secrets! Various brush sizes and techniques will teach the basics of painting as well as how to incorporate mistakes into a final product. Leaving the class with a completed project, the children will take more than newfound skills with them! All materials included.

Make Your Clothing Masterpiece
Ages 9 – 12 years  / 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Older children are given the opportunity to create a painting of their own and then wear it! Painting on various articles of clothing, pre-teens are encouraged to express their individuality through art and let the world see how talented they are. Careful! The next Ralph Lauren might be found here! Materials included except article of clothing being painted.

The Arts Station - Illustrated Books, Box Art

Tots Art “Diving into Colour” with Lesley Graham

Mondays / Sept 20 – Nov 1 /9:30 – 10:45 am  (no class Thanksgiving) / Cost $89 / Ages 4 – 5 yrs

Ahhh! Red dragon fire! Round we go on the Colour Wheel with “wet on wet” painting, colour mixing magic and earthy clays. Integrated movement, colour games, poems and exhibit visits and…clean up! Lesley has guided tots and children’s imaginative forays for 20+ years and has loved pursuing  community arts dreams in galleries, classrooms,  and unexpected places! All materials provided.

After School Get Messy!  with Lesley Graham

Mondays / Sept 20 – Nov 15 / 4 – 5:30 pm   (no class Thanksgiving) / Cost $120 / Ages 5 – 7 yrs

Gallery art attacks, kidsketch, clay and studio creating! Dress for mess and movement in the bright studio attic. Gain arts fundamentals. All materials provided. Got a group and the time doesn’t work? Call Lesley to arrange alternate times and dates that suit you and your little ones!

Art on Fire - Lantern Festival in Fernie - Lantern Making Classes“Art on Fire” A Winter Lights Festival

Saturday, November 20 / 6-9 pm

Artists’ Lanterns Meeting
Wednesday / October 13 / 7-8:30 pm

Interested? Get materials and inspiration to build yours or your teams lanterns up.

Lantern-Making Drop-in Jamborees
Monday – Friday / November 1-5 / 6-9 pm
Sunday / November 7 / 1-5 pm

Fun for adults and families alike. Build a star lantern! Invent your own and enter the “free spirit” lantern contest. Small materials fee.

Kids Wheel with Kerri Holmes

Ages 10-14   9:30-10:30 am / Ages 15-16   11:30 am-12:30 pm
Saturdays / October 23 – November 13
Cost $80 including materials

Spinning the wheel and getting muddy is what this class is all about (and thinking about Christmas for Mom and Dad!) Bring an old shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty. When registering please specify appropriate age group.

Make Your Own Decal Mug - at Arts Station - Fernie BCMake Your Own Decal Mug  with Michelle Senior

Saturday / November 20 / 12 – 2:30 pm
All ages – under 6 yrs requires accompanying parent Cost $20 includes material

You know all those mugs at the Salvation Army? Customize and funk-a-fy them using ceramic decals! These mugs, with their fresh and new look, will be kiln fired to begin their new life. One day workshop with mug collection the following week. Why retire a mug when you can recycle it? Bring your own or use a supplied mug.

The Ceramic Canvas with Michelle Senior

Saturdays / Septr 18 – Oct 2 / 10 – 12:30 pm
All ages – under 6 yrs requires accompanying parent Cost $65 plus clay costs

Exploring clay as a wall mounted piece of art. Students will shape the piece and work out ideas and by the third Saturday they will be able to take home their unique clay creation! Students will learn the art of glazing as they get to truly make their piece unique and do this final step themselves. This course is suitable for all ages from toddlers (under 6 requires adult supervision) to grandparents and requires no experience, just imagination!

Get Kitschy with Clay with Michelle Senior

Thursdays / Nov 25 – Dec16 / 7 – 9 pm
Cost $125 including clay, glaze and firing

Just in time for the holiday season you can create custom Christmas decorations or make heartfelt, handmade gifts. Have a young one (3 yrs +) at home with a hankering for art? They are welcome to join one of the parent’s sessions to add their special touch. Create beads, magnets, garden sculptures…..just bring your enthusiasm and go crazy with clay!

Mommie & Me Pottery with Kerri Holmes

Mondays / Oct 19 – Nov 23  / 10 – 11 am
Cost $10 per drop-in visit

Moms (or other family guardian) and tots are welcome to this playful activity time. Each session will have a guided project to help you get creative. Pendants, tiles, figurines, funny faces, mini cups, and chimes are some of the things we can make. Give it a try – mucky hands are happy hands!

The Arts Station Pottery Classes with Kids - Fernie BC

Register for any of the above classes by contacting:

The Arts Station
601 1st Ave, P.O. Box 1453
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0


College Of The Rockies
1/866-423-4691 or 250-423-4691