Culture

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 
6:30pm - 8:30pm

This pottery workshop gives you a chance to build your own cup and bowl. Do one to get a taster or sign up for all to try out different variations.

Price: $45 each class includes clay and firing. Register online. For more info call 250-423-4842 or email jackie@theartsstation.com.

Event Date: 
Monday, August 26, 2019
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Rachel and Heather for a day of funky arts based projects, with chilled out vibes! A new project each week, each with valuable creative learning outcomes.

Event Date: 
Monday, August 19, 2019
Time: 
9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Rachel and Heather for a day of funky arts based projects, with chilled out vibes! A new project each week, each with valuable creative learning outcomes.

Event Date: 
Monday, October 21, 2019
Time: 
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Have you always wondered how the glazing process works? Or do you need a little refresher? This introductory class covers the basic techniques you’ll need to dip glaze pottery on your own. No experience required. Highly recommended if you’re interested in joining the Fernie Potter’s Guild.

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 4:30pm

The art of origami is synonymous with Japanese culture. The act of folding 1000 paper cranes is said to bring good fortune and good health, 1000 representing the life of the mystical crane. The act of folding 1000 cranes was popularized by Sasaki Sadako, who was caught up in the bombing of Hiroshima and died of Leukamia aged 12. They are a powerful and evocative symbol.

Join creative artist Lesley Graham to learn this ancient art make a paper crane to take home. This activity is free with museum admission, and is suitable for children with some dexterity.

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 
1:30pm - 2:30pm

A geisha is a woman highly trained in the arts of music, dance and entertaining, spending years to perfect the various art forms she is required to master.

The Minyo Dancers were formed in 2011. They assist the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta with their annual Bon Festival and perform regularly throughout the summer at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens in Lethbridge.

These colourful and graceful Japanese folk dancers are a delight to watch. Audience members are invited to learn a few of the steps.

It is an exciting time to be an artist. There are so many ways artists I personally know express themselves. They have found ways to comment on social issues and try to spur change. Her favourite is when her daughter, a fine arts graduate, used chicken wing bones which she enclosed in bronze or pastel coloured synthetic material and transformed into necklaces and mobiles to comment on an aspect of feminism. 

The Arts Station is a well-known and iconic landmark in downtown Fernie. Originally as a functioning train station, it was the hub of life in Fernie. Today in its second life it has become a hub for arts and culture.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Thu Aug 22 2019.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time: 
9:00am - 12:00pm

The Street Art workshop is an introduction to tagging and stencilling. You will learn the history of graffiti, discuss the legality and ethnical ways of this art form. You will create a tag for yourself, and learn how to make unique stencils that we will be using outside of the classroom.

We will not being using spray paint, but rather spray chalk to create a similar effect.

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 4:30pm

Paper lanterns are integral to Japanese culture and a common sight in Japanese homes and at festivals.

Join creative artist Lesley Graham for a simple lantern-building workshop where you will create and decorate a lantern that you can take home.

This is a drop-in event that is free with Museum Admission. Activity is suitable for children with some dexterity, and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.