art

Event Date(s): 
Friday, February 18, 2022
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Arts Station believes life drawing should be fun, accessible, and expressive. Join them for life drawing with a nude model. 

The cost is $15 and includes basic materials. Additional materials/tools are encouraged to bring if you have them. Drinks can be purchased during the workshop!

Pre-registration, proof of vaccination, and masks are required.

*Subject to change due to government restrictions.*

To find out more details on this event, go here.

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Sue Hanlon for a fun night of painting! No experience required, all materials are provided. Masks & proof of vaccination with QR code are required.

To find out more details on this event, go here.

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jan 26 2022.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 
10:00am - 11:00am

Curbside Crafts are designed for kids and are available for curbside pick-up from 10am Wednesday each week!

They love seeing your completed crafts, when you’re finished creating your masterpiece of the week, post a photo to social media and tag them. Or email them the photo at: fhlprogrammer@gmail.com

Visit the Fernie Heritage Library website for more details on this event.

I grew up in Cape-Breton, Nova Scotia on a small island known as Isle Madame. There were no ski hills and I did not love the winters. But I did love art.

When I was a kid, I submitted entries to just about every art contest I could, often taking the top prize. I absolutely loved drawing and colouring and was certain that one day, I would go to art school and become an artist.   

But that was not in the cards.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: 

Supervised drop-ins take place on the first Saturday of every month! They are for those with some experience in pottery who are looking to develop their skills. The two hour drop-in session will be supervised by our pottery technician Caroline, a recent graduate of ceramic art school. She will be there to help with any questions or concerns you may have about your work. Feel free to pick her brain for tips and tricks!

Two available sessions; 10-12am or 1-3pm

Event Date(s): 
Friday, October 1, 2021
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

'Following Paint'

Event Date(s): 
Friday, July 30, 2021
Time: 

'The Guacamole Series'

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Time: 
2:00pm

It's Deadline Day for The Arts Station's Banner Project Call for Entry.

To apply click here!

Late submissions will not be accepted, if you need assistance please don't wait to ask for help. 

Frequently asked questions: Youtube Video

 

 

Walking along 2nd Avenue today you would be surprised to learn that 20 years ago the arts scene in Fernie was less than vibrant. Today, a stroll through our historic downtown is a cultural shopping feast. 

Diversity is the name of the game in the Fernie Arts Scene and within a three-block radius you can find an array of makers and artists. Painters, stain glass artists, blacksmiths, photographers, weavers, felters, potters, leatherworkers, jewellers, Fernie represents it all.

To me, art is the second-best thing after time in nature. Through my work, I try to bring the outside in. I don’t have any rules or set methods, I am constantly influenced by our local landscapes and wildlife, and materials that are either found or recycled. It’s even more satisfying to use something that would otherwise end up in a landfill and turn it into something that can be appreciated again.