The Fernie Arts Station is hosting pottery classes for adults and children. Check their website for more information. (Arts Station file)

The Fernie Arts Station is hosting pottery classes for adults and children. Check their website for more information. (Arts Station file)

Workshops, pottery classes and more taking place at Fernie Arts Station

There is much to do at the Fernie Arts Station during the fall and winter months, with pottery classes, professional development and an upcoming special general meeting.

On October 14th, a special general meeting will take place for the election of directors to the FDAC Board and User Group. Nominations for the Board have now closed. Only those who are present and members in good standing will be able to vote. More information on the meeting can be found on the Fernie Arts Station website.

A new class – professional development for artists – will take place on November 6th from 10a.m. to 12p.m. Join Louise Ferguson for a free, two-hour session discussing professional development techniques for artists.

The Arts Station explained in a release that the session will cover standard practices in the art world, as well as calls for entry.

The event is open to anyone, but specifically aimed at emerging artists who are looking to develop their professional skills and take the next steps. The course is designed to help artists apply for exhibits. It also will help those who want to apply to the Arts Station Gallery for 2022.

Pottery classes are also available, with the Wine and Wheel class taking place every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9p.m. This class will be an introduction to throwing on the wheel, along with some hand-building techniques. Prices include clay and a glass of wine.

“This event is perfect for anyone wanting an introduction to clay or just a casual evening out with a creative twist,” the Arts Station said.

Instructor Caroline is a recent graduate of ceramic art school and has joined The Arts Station to help build their pottery studio program.

Starting October 25th, kids clay classes will be available for kids ages 8 to 12.

Caroline will host after school clay workshops, with the first week focusing on the basics of making pinch pots and hand building. The following class, they will paint their creations. Pieces will be fired in the kiln so that they can be taken home and used.

“This is a multi-week workshop, meaning that it will be held on the 24th of October and the 8th of November,” the Arts Station explained. “This gives us enough time to have the pieces fired and ready for decorating.”

There is also a life drawing class taking place on Friday, October 15th from 7 to 9p.m. Join instructor Abby for a fun, accessible and expressive life drawing class.

Classes are subject to change due to government restrictions. The Arts Station is following COVID-19 protocols, including verifying BC Vaccine Cards.

For information on classes and to sign up, visit the Fernie Arts Station website at www.theartsstation.com.