Culture

Event Date: 
Repeats every day 1 times. Also includes Wed Sep 18 2019, Mon Sep 23 2019, Wed Sep 25 2019.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Have you been wanting to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? Are looking to hone your skills? With a max of 5 students, this two day class provides you with ample opportunity to practice your throwing skills. Ideal for beginners or those with some experience, we will go through the basics of throwing basic vessels and trimming pottery while trouble shooting any individual challenges that may arise. Clay purchase is required for non-guild members while members may use their own.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Sep 15 2019.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time: 
10:00am - 12:00pm

Explore handbuilding and ceramic design techniques to make a whimsical pot. For newbies or experienced creatives, this two day workshop will guide you through making then decorating your cactus pot. All materials are provided.

Cost: $55 - Register online.

The sunny weather might linger well into September but summer fun changes with the start of the school calendar. It is a perfect time to hit the pause button and find time to complete an art project. 

The Fernie & District Arts Council are delighted to share with you the selected artist for the Fernie Mural Project; Michael Hepher with his piece, "All Kinds of Beauty".

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.