Felting for Beginners / Make a Wallhanging with Jodie Parker
Saturday / Sept 25 / 10 am – 4 pm /Cost $50
Learn the ancient craft of felting. This beginner course covers the basics of feltmaking and an intro to wet felting. The course allows you to complete a wallhanging. You may wish to bring a picture or design to inspire you. No experience necessary. All materials provided.
Mandala Painting with Lesley Graham
Tues / Oct 5 – Nov 9 / 10 am – noon (Option A)
Thurs / Oct 21 – Nov 25 / 7:30 – 9:15pm (Option B)
Cost $100 includes gouache and all materials
If Ring of Fire and Sacred Centre pique your curiosity then lean into this circle painting form. Each class includes “scribbles” and movement, quietly going into one six-week structured painting with personal symbols of your choosing. Emphasis on process. Energized with post graduate Expressive Arts, Lesley has loved pursuing arts dreams for 20+ years!
Leather Carving with John DeJong
Sat & Sun / Oct 23 – 24 / 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Cost $80 plus cost of basic tools ($40)
This workshop will cover basic and inverted leather carving techniques along with how to transfer a pattern to leather and basic tools use. Each student will also receive a “Basic Leatherwork” booklet which contains beginning carving instructions. Two week advanced enrollment is required unless you have your own tool kit.
Felting for Beginners / Felting 3D with Jodie Parker
Tuesday / December 7 / 6 – 9 pm / Cost $35
This course provides an understanding of the wet felting process using a form or template. The course allows you to complete a 3D bowl or vase and a felted soap. No experience necessary. Materials provided.
Fun with Acrylics! with Kathy Stead
Thursdays / September 23 – October 14 / 7 – 9 pm
Cost: $80 plus cost of materials
A four week workshop focusing on specific topics each class. Topics move from flowers and seascapes, and ends with a fun look at acrylic mediums such as watercolouring, impasto and layering. Learn new or improve existing skills with this goal-oriented class that will leave you inspired and ready to create!
Beginners Acrylics with Melanie MacVoy
Sundays / November 7 – 28 / 7 – 9 pm
Cost $100 plus cost of materials
A beginner course in which students will learn colour mixing, acrylic techniques, still life/landscape perspectives, composition planning and completion. Taught by renowned local artist Melanie MacVoy, students will be given individualized instruction by a truly gifted artist. Materials list provided.
Intermediate Acrylics with John deJong
Saturday & Sunday / Oct 30 – 31 /9:30 am–5:30 pm
Cost $95 plus cost of materials
A fun workshop that will cover everything from toning a painting surface, blocking in and going back over a painting to create some realism. Students should come ready to take their skills to the next level! Bring a work in progress or start anew. Also, discussion on colors and handouts for reference.
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
Adults and families. Build a star lantern! Invent your own and enter the “free spirit” lantern contest. Small materials fee.
Adult Wheel with Kerri Holmes
Wednesdays / Sept 15 – Oct 6 / 7 – 9:30 pm
Cost $120 + $20 clay costs (glaze included)
Discover the joy of making pottery on the wheel. Create anything you desire and the items will be trimmed, finished, glazed and fired for a useful finished article. This class is for beginners and those with limited experience. Limited to 4 people, this becomes almost individual instruction. You have the option of glazing your own work or having us do it for you. One night glaze is an additional $25.
Get Kitschy with Clay with Michelle Senior
Thursdays / Nov 25 – Dec 16 / 7 – 9 pm
Cost $125 includes material
Just in time for the holiday season you can create custom Christmas decorations or make heartfelt, handmade gifts (done on time for once!). Have a young one (3 yrs +) at home with a hankering for art? They are welcome to join one of the parents‘ sessions (1st or 2nd) to add their special touch. Create beads, magnets, garden sculptures…..just bring your imagination and go crazy with clay!
The Ceramic Canvas with Michelle Senior
Saturdays / Sept 18 – Oct 2 / 10 – 12:30 pm
Cost $65 plus $20 clay costs
Exploring clay as a wall mounted piece of art. Students begin by shaping the piece and by the third Saturday they will be able to take home their amazing and unique clay creation! Also, learn the art of glazing as you get to truly make the piece unique and do this final step yourself. This course is suitable for all ages. Under the age of 6 requires adult supervision. Just bring your imagination!
Adult Glaze with Kerri Holmes
Thursdays / Oct 14 – Nov 4 / 7 – 9:30 pm
Cost: $120 includes material
Explore surface decoration using ancient techniques. We will use coloured slips, stencils, and inlay to create patterns before firing the pottery. We also learn how to glaze pots with our studio glazes as well as with ready-to-paint glazes. Layering glazes with varying degrees of control should bring surprising results. Our aim is to explore and delight in the gifts of the kiln!
Build a Bowl with Michelle Senior
Mondays / November 9 – 30 / 7 – 9:30 pm
Cost $110 plus $20 clay costs
It is true that everything tastes sweeter in a bowl crafted by your own hands! Build your skills and confidence on the potters’ wheel in this series offering a specific focus on exploring the bowl form.
Writing Workshop with Keith Liggett
Thursdays / Sept 31 – Nov 25 / 7 – 9:30 pm
Cost: $200 open registration. $180 for Arts Station members. Class size limited.
A writing workshop led by Keith Liggett, a widely published writer and founder of the Fernie Writers Conference. The group will meet once a week to critique members writing. Some exercises and books will be assigned. The intent is to prepare a short piece for publication in spring 2011. Non-fiction, fiction or poetry are welcome. Contact Keith at email@example.com for more info.
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