2014 What The Dickens Festival


The 2014 What The Dickens Christmas Festival is in Full Swing!

From concerts and interactive movies to Shortbread Showdowns and Jingle Jams, it all kicks off this Thursday, the 27th November with the opening reception for the Deck The Walls Art Show & Sale! For a full list of the fun family events happening this December, please click HERE!

 

 Next up for What the Dickens is:

 

xmaschoir2Friday 19th December
Community Choir Christmas Concert
7pm at The Arts Station , 691 1st Ave

Join us for a festive beverage and get into the Christmas Spirit with carols from the Fernie Community Choir.  This is a FREE event, but tickets are required, so make sure you get yours early!

This event is now sold out, sorry!

 

jinglejamSaturday 20th December
Jingle Jam at The Loaf
with Kerri Holmes & Friends
from 2pm-4pm at The Loaf, 641 2nd Ave

The last of the What the Dickens FREE mini concert series! Join some of Fernie’s amazing talent at this series of free family friendly concerts at local businesses around town!

 

shortbreadSunday 21st December
Annual Shortbread Showdown
1pm-3pm at The Arts Station on 1st Ave

Think you’ve got the best shortbread recipe!? Come out and show us what you’ve got at the Shortbread Showdown at The Arts Station! Bring your nickels and dimes out to vote for your favourite recipe, and raise money for The Arts Station at the same time! This fun event is FREE to enter, but the bragging rights for the best recipe may cost your friends a nickel or two! Register your name at the Arts Station by Friday 19th December at noon to enter!

 

snowflakeSunday 21st December
Whisperers on a Quest
FREE Winter Solstice Concert
7pm at The Arts Station on 1st Ave

Bring the kids down for an evening of family friendly entertainment to celebrate the winter solstice. Make sure you get your FREE tickets early to avoid disappointment!

Next in the Gallery…

Craig.portrait.35Life With Style
Mark Gallup
Opening Reception Friday January 2nd at 7pm
Exhibition continues until Monday January 26th

The life of a legend is captured in big bold prints by Mark Gallup. Craig Kelly has been called the “Godfather of Snowboarding”. “The Master of Style” and “Elmer”. The last one was a nickname from close friends and Mark Gallup was one of the closest. Sharing years of friendship, Mark captured Craig from the quietest moments, to the loudest moments. “Craig had his public side and his private side”. Says Gallup. “His guard would always be up, but when he had someone’s trust, the real Craig came out.” Mark was able to capture Craig Kelly, the pro snowboarder, and Craig Kelly, the confidant. Jason Ford, one of the best snowboarders of his time was quoted in the book, Bears Above The Valley as saying “Mark and Craig were like brothers. They lived together, worked together, and travelled together…..I know they loved each other tremendously.” This exhibit captures all sides of Craig. Legend, friend and brother.

 

Don’t Miss Our Next Workshop!

gelli it upGelli it Up!  Playshop

31st January & 1st February 2015
Win Dinn is back from Creston with a new playshop with possibilities in all art forms!
Win’s Mixed Media Playshop last year was so much fun, get in quick to register for this new playshop! Don’t miss out!

http://windinnart.blogspot.ca/

Make the most of early registration with a huge discount! $195 if you register before December 25th, and $225 if you register after this date.
Supply list available, please email assistant@theartsstation.com

***Warning:  You’re about to get hooked, whether you’re a mixed media artist, a quilter, a fabric artist or just love to play with colour.

The Gelli plate is a durable surface for mono-printing paper, fabric, canvas and body parts, if need be!  In this two-day playshop, we’ll use it with paper and mat board, but all techniques are transferrable.  Useful for collage, backgrounds, fabric swatches and much, much more, you’ll have more fun than a dozen rats in a dessert maze.

Using fingers, paint brushes, brayers, texturing tools and our infinite imagination, we’ll layer colour after colour to achieve some outstanding results.  Best of all, you’ll take your own Gelli plate home so you can keep it up***.

Previous participants have said this about the playshop:
‘Wow!  Outstanding – an overload of creative concepts for me to take home.’ 
Incredible value, especially given the supplies provided by the instructor, and SO MUCH FUN.’
‘Such enthusiasm, in-depth knowledge and experience of the instructor.’

 



Next in Concert….

 

xmaschoir2Friday 19th December
Community Choir Christmas Concert
7pm at The Arts Station , 691 1st Ave

Join us for a festive beverage and get into the Christmas Spirit with carols from the Fernie Community Choir.  This is a FREE event, but tickets are required, so make sure you get yours early!

This event is now sold out, sorry!

 

 

 


Workshops

Brand new fun and exciting workshops are planned for 2015!!

Register now for that perfect Christmas gift for the artist in your life!

Adult Workshops

charcoalDynamic Life Drawing
With Anna Weston
Thursdays January  15th, 22nd & 29th
from 7.00-9.00pm
At The Fernie Arts Station

Arts Station Members: $20 per class, or $45 for all 3 classes
Non members:  $22 per class, or $51 for all 3 classes
Please register at the Fernie Arts Station. 
Registrations deadline 7th of January. 
** Please note places are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!
$3 for materials (sketch paper and charcoal) per class, or you are welcome to bring your own

Dynamic Life Drawing classes are just that: dynamic.  They are a great gateway to move beyond the hesitation & resistance people often associate with drawing.  Classes are free flowing and enable you to find your own unique style and inner creativity. The nude model moves frequently, including holding poses only briefly, and some together with movement.  Background music is played to help you to get in the flow and enjoy the class.  This style of class is great for the complete beginner (now is your time to make the leap!), through to the professional artist.  There is no right or wrong, the process is completely individual.  

 

gelli it up

Gelli it Up!  Playshop

31st January & 1st February 2015
Win Dinn is back from Creston with a new playshop with possibilities in all art forms!
Win’s Mixed Media Playshop last year was so much fun, get in quick to register for this new playshop! Don’t miss out!

http://windinnart.blogspot.ca/

Make the most of early registration with a huge discount! $195 if you register before December 25th, and $225 if you register after this date.
Supply list available, please email assistant@theartsstation.com

***Warning:  You’re about to get hooked, whether you’re a mixed media artist, a quilter, a fabric artist or just love to play with colour.

The Gelli plate is a durable surface for mono-printing paper, fabric, canvas and body parts, if need be!  In this two-day playshop, we’ll use it with paper and mat board, but all techniques are transferrable.  Useful for collage, backgrounds, fabric swatches and much, much more, you’ll have more fun than a dozen rats in a dessert maze.

Using fingers, paint brushes, brayers, texturing tools and our infinite imagination, we’ll layer colour after colour to achieve some outstanding results.  Best of all, you’ll take your own Gelli plate home so you can keep it up***.

Previous participants have said this about the playshop:
‘Wow!  Outstanding – an overload of creative concepts for me to take home.’ 
Incredible value, especially given the supplies provided by the instructor, and SO MUCH FUN.’
‘Such enthusiasm, in-depth knowledge and experience of the instructor.’

 

pammciupaIntroduction to Watercolour Painting
Saturday April 25th & Sunday April 26th
10 am -4 pm
$120 Includes Paper, (paint and bushes need to be purchased, list available upon registration)
Register at the College of the Rockies 250 423 4691

Have you always wanted to learn how watercolour paintings are created? Join local artist Pamm Ciuppa for this great weekend workshop! Pamm will demonstrate and instruct on the wonders of this so-called elusive media through her guidance of the techniques that make up this form of painting. Learn washes, glazing with wet and dry brushes, colour mixing, and brush strokes. You will leave this great class with an understanding of and the ability to start your very own water colour journey!

 

 

Kids & Youth Workshops

photo 1 (3)Get Your Craft On!
Macramé Bracelets
Saturday January 24th
11am-2pm
Ages 12-16
$35 supplies included
Forget about your younger sister’s Rainbow Loom! Join Kate as she teaches you how to use traditional macramé techniques and make your own unique bracelets. Register early at The College of the Rockies to avoid disappointment! 250 423 4691

photo 2 (3)Get Your Craft On!
Wire Wrapped Pendant
Saturday March 14th
11am-2pm
Ages 12-16
$35 supplies included
This Saturday, Kate will show you how to make your own wire wrapped pendant using found objects!
Register early at The College of the Rockies to avoid disappointment 250 423 4691

photo 3Get Your Craft On!
Needle Felted Creatures
Saturday April 11th
11am-2pm
Ages 12-16
$35 supplies included
Hang out with Kate for a few hours and get addicted to this awesome art form!

 

 

Season Passes

Concert Series Beginning Soon!
It’s that time of the year again- our great concert and Indie Film Fernie Series are about to begin in September
Don’t miss out on any of these great events and purchase your series pass now!
Seats are Guaranteed!

Indie Films Fernie- 1st Monday of the Month
September to December Pass
-Arts Station Member $28.00
-Non-Member $32.00

Concert Series 5-Pass- September to April
Choose any 5 concerts
-Arts Station Member $60.00
-Non-Member $75.00

Jazz Series- September to April
Choose any 4 Jazz Concerts
-Arts Station member $50.00
-Non-Member $65.00

The Arts Station Hours

The Arts Station Gallery will be open from 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday all year long!  Come by pay us a visit, take a look around, and make sure to check out all of the great programs we have happening.

 

 
The Blue Toque is open
Mondays 9am – 3pm
Thursdays 9am – 3pm
Fridays 9am – 3pm
Saturdays 9am – 3pm
Sundays 9am – 3pm
Closed Tuesday / Wednesday and statutory holidays.

New Arts Station Online Newsletter!

We have changed the format of our weekly newsletter that gets sent out to members!  It is short, sweet and better than ever.  Now, we highlight the events taking place the following week and that’s all!  We still have our full length newsletter available online including community events, call for entry and much more!  Click HERE for our full length newsletter or to subscribe to our weekly bulletin!

We Have a Blog!

For better or worse The Arts Station has started a blog. It is still a work in progress so please be patient! We can be found at http://theartsstation.wordpress.com. Please do keep checking it though as we will be updating it regularly and are working on a secret but great online project for 2012.

Guilds and Clubs

potterymakingThere are many guilds and clubs that call the Arts Station home, if you’re looking for more information on any of the following groups, please let us know, we’ll gladly put you in touch!

Spinners and Weavers – From traditional techniques to contemporary design, these ladies are having all kinds of fun. If you’re interested in anything to do with fibre art from felting to dyeing, you want to be a part of this vibrant and supportive group!
Quilters -Meeting regularly and Quilting until they’re wilting, these ladies are have a blast. Often learning new techniques from one another through their “in house” workshops, it’s never a dull moment!
Visual Arts – Whether it’s watercolours, acrylics, realism or abstract art that you love, you’ll find enthusiasm and inspiration from this prolific group.
Pottery- With access to a full pottery studio and support from experienced potters, even if you’re a beginner you’ll have a great time! With regular kiln firings, it won’t be long until you have the finished product in your hands!