Painting

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.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Jun 24 2021.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Art on the Deck is back at The Arts Station and better than ever! Each week they will be focusing on a different medium each week, with demos and facilitation led by experts in each respective medium! This is the perfect chance to learn something new or develop your skills with other like minded people. Art on the Deck takes place on the deck of The Arts Station.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Jun 24 2021.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Art on the Deck is back at The Arts Station and better than ever! Each week they will be focusing on a different medium each week, with demos and facilitation led by experts in each respective medium! This is the perfect chance to learn something new or develop your skills with other like minded people. Art on the Deck takes place on the deck of The Arts Station.

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Time: 
10:00am - 6:00pm

Supervised drop in for new potters looking to develop their skills. This is self led but a pottery supervisor will be on hand to answer any questions and advise on safety in the studio.

Drop in requires you to have completed basic pottery skill workshops and is an option if you are looking to develop your skills independently. Proof of experience will be required by taking Arts Station Clay Basics or equivalent.  

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Aug 31 2021.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Explore Plein Air Painting with other artists in a new location each week! This workshop is designed to get you outside and paint with a pod that has the same love for art!

Artist supporting other artists. This Plein Air Pod is not led by a teacher, encouraging you to collaborate with the other artists and learn new things from each other.

I knew I could draw and paint from an early age. but I didn’t start painting seriously until nearing retirement from my regular job. My wife, Bev, bought me a Robert Bateman book for my birthday and I knew then that painting was something I would like to do. About the wildlife art I looked at, I said, “I can do that!”

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time: 
7:00pm

Join Sue Hanlon in this step-by-step painting course where she leads participants through an original painting! Get back to basics in this fall-themed evening.

*Please note, masks are required in The Arts Station*

Register online!

 

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Time: 
Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Time: 
8:45am - 4:00pm

An introduction to Plein Air Painting with artist demos and one on one instruction. You will explore what to look for before beginning a painting, choosing a composition, laying out the composition, blocking it in and recording the most important details of the scene. Plein Air painting is about expressing your impression in a simplified manner in a short amount of time. (because the lighting is constantly changing). It is about engaging with your subject on a more intimate level by learning from painting from real life and immersing yourself in the landscape.