This spring I was testing a distance art program for my day job in teen recreation. I found a set of watercolours I’d kept in a box since I went to Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson in 2002.

I went to KSA to pursue my dream of being a writer. As an afterthought I picked Mixed Media as my second studio. In one short year, KSA lost its funding and both the Mixed Media and Writing programs ended.

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm

Kerri Holmes will be at the Arts Station doing a demo of her artistic process from 10am-12pm. Don't miss it!

Event Date: 
Friday, July 31, 2020
10:00am - 3:00pm

Join Kerri Holmes on Friday July 31st from 10:00am-3:00pm for a meet and greet and to browse her Potter's Garden Gallery Show, which will be in the Arts Station Gallery for the month of August.

*Please note, there is limited Gallery Capacity See more about the show on their website.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Thu Jul 23 2020.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Rachel and Sadie this summer as they tackle film making in their super fantastical SHINE performance camp.

This unique opportunity features skills like singing, performance, dance, writing, improv, and filmmaking!

3 days of fun, creativity, and performance!

Ages 7-12. 10 spots only!

$205. Register online.


Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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.

Dave Richards loves to work with his hands to create things. He also really enjoy learning how something is done and challenging himself to see if he can do it. So, he experiments with different materials and techniques as a hobby. 

Last year I bought my first real camera; a lightly-used digital SLR. For years I had heard terms like ‘exposure’ and the ever-mysterious ‘f-stop,’ but they remained abstract concepts—the secret language used by photographers to work their magic.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Jul 11 2020.
Friday, July 10, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020

The 2020 Banner Project launches July 10th!

All Banners are available online for viewing and purchase.

The Banner Project highlights the diversity of the artistic community of the Elk Valley and brings Fernie’s downtown to life, celebrating the imagery and identity of the city. Come and see the newest banners to be displayed in Fernie featuring local artwork in a variety of mediums.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Aug 27 2020.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Art History with Jackie has moved to Thursdays! Videos will launch on Thursday afternoons, and you are invited to come to the Arts Station for Art on Deck to practice in the style of each week's featured artist!

July 2nd - Keith Haring
July 9th - Lawren Harris
July 16th - Edward Hopper
July 23rd - Salvador Dali
July 30th - Claude Monet

August 6th: Pottery with Kerri Holmes
August 13th: Oil Painting with Tara Higgins
August 20th: Watercolour Painting with Sherry Chanin
August 27th: Printmaking with Michael Hephe

Artists are almost always operating under the pressure of a deadline. As a breed we are adaptable, resilient, motivated and above all creative, which means we often wear a number of hats to make ends meet.