Creston Valley Arts Council

An umbrella organization for arts and culture.

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Where: Creston Visitors Centre, 121 Northwest Blvd. Creston BC

Visit the new Arts Council Gift shop and see our display of local art and fine craft.

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Upcoming Events

Every 2nd Wednesday each month.

Arts Council Directors Meeting

5:30pm at the Chamber of Commerce.

Every 3rd Wednesday each month.

Arts Council Members Meeting

7:00 pm at the Creston Museum (Carr Building).

Visit The Creston Valley Arts Council GIFT SHOP!

Creston Valley Arts Council GIFT SHOP

Visit the new Arts Council Gift shop and see our display of local art and fine craft.

Where: Creston Visitors Centre, 121 Northwest Blvd. Creston BC

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January to April, 2019
Monday to Friday noon - 2:00 pm


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Holiday Gifts A-Plenty At The Creston Valley Arts Council Gift Shop!

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01-04-2019 09:00 Until 02-15-2019 17:00

Memory Art Show | FEE: Free

The Arts Council is approaching its 50th year of operation in the Creston Valley. We have been promoting the arts through theater, visual arts and cultural events, since 1969 creating history and memory within the Valley. Memory lends itself perfectly as a subject and tool for art and artists and can take form in a variety of ways; history, sensations, images, and emotions. The concept of memory lends itself perfectly as a tool for the artists to launch ideas within their work.

Venue: Chamber of Commerce | 121 Northwest Blvd, Creston, BC V0B 1G0

01-05-2019 10:00 Until 02-16-2019 18:00

Art In The Library | FEE: Free

Featuring the Art of Margaux Allard and Val van der Poel

Venue: Creston and District Public Library | 531 16 Ave S, Creston, BC V0B 1G5

01-19-2019 10:00 Until 01-19-2019 12:00

Knitting Beginner Socks Top-Down | FEE: $65.00

Instructor Carmen Ditzler. Learn a new technique by knitting socks top-down. This technique allows you to try the sock on as you go allowing you to adjust to ensure a perfect fit! Nervous about that heel turn? This is the best class to move past those fears and become a sock master! Learn how to use two circular needles or the Magic Loop. This class is not for beginner knitters, you must have some knitting experience. Two classes: January 19 & January 26. The cost is $65 + supplies. You will receive 20% off any supplies purchased at Fly in the Fibre. Sock Class Supplies For the practice sock: Two circular needles (around 24") any size- with yarn appropriate for those needles. The yarn should be light coloured.Or if you are going to try the magic loop method it is best to have one 40" circular.Stitch markersIf you are going to make another sock at the same time that will fit your foot you will need: Two circular needles 2.5mm - 3 mm 24" long. Or if you are going to try the magic loop method it is best to have one 40" circular. Sock weight yarn -one skein is usually enough to make two socks.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

01-19-2019 15:00 Until 01-19-2019 17:00

Acrylic Pouring Wooden Keepsake Boxes | FEE: $45.00

Instructor: Wendy Franz. Acrylic Pouring Wooden Keepsake Boxes. Acrylic pouring is a fun painting technique resulting in abstract works of art. Even those who have no painting and drawing skills/experience can create beautiful paintings or projects. In this fun filled class you will learn how to acrylic pour two wooden keepsake boxes. These boxes are all locally crafted, there will be an example on display at Fly in the Fibre. There is so many different colour combinations you can play with, creating your very own useable art masterpiece. These will boxes will come in handy for your own treasures or they will make a fantastic Christmas gift. But as always... be warned acrylic pouring may become addictive! All supplies include. No experience necessary.12 years of age and over. Maximum 8 students. *Boxes must be left to dry for 2 days before pickup.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

01-20-2019 10:00 Until 01-20-2019 12:00

Intro to Wet Felting | FEE: $40.00

Carmen Ditzler, Heartfelt. Begin to explore the art of wet felt to make a unique set of coasters or a background to be used for needle felting / stitching. Use coloured merino wool, soap, and water to create a strong wool felt. Bring two old towels. (no experience required) Fibre supplies included.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

01-21-2019 11:30 Until 01-21-2019 15:00

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student | FEE: $35.00

Instructor: Lynne Mizera, Lynne's Art World. Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with me, Lynne Mizera as I guide you into the world of mixed media this Fall using paints, mediums, inks and many more items in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own Artistic Voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $35 each class; No experience necessary; Bring An Art Journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 8 students. Monday Afternoons: 11:30am - 3:00pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00pm - 8:30 pm every two weeks.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

01-21-2019 17:00 Until 01-21-2019 20:30

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student | FEE: $35.00

Instructor: Lynne Mizera, Lynne's Art World. Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with me, Lynne Mizera as I guide you into the world of mixed media this Fall using paints, mediums, inks and many more items in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own Artistic Voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $35 each class; No experience necessary; Bring An Art Journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 8 students. Monday Afternoons: 11:30am - 3:00pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00pm - 8:30 pm every two weeks.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

01-22-2019 18:00 Until 01-22-2019 20:00

How to Paint with Watercolour | FEE: $40.00

Instructor: Wendy Franz. How to paint with watercolor. No medium can as beautiful and rewarding as watercolour. It has a unique freshness that can't easily be duplicated with other paint mediums. Join Wendy Franz for a beginners watercolour class, where we will be going through different painting techniques as well as learning the basics to watercolour painting.This step by step class will walk you through from start to finish in creating your very own 8x10 matted watercolour painting. All materials will be provided.All supplies include. No experience necessary. 12 years of age and over. Maximum 8 students.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

01-26-2019 10:00 Until 01-26-2019 12:00

Knitting Beginner Socks Top-Down | FEE: $65.00

Instructor Carmen Ditzler. Learn a new technique by knitting socks top-down. This technique allows you to try the sock on as you go allowing you to adjust to ensure a perfect fit! Nervous about that heel turn? This is the best class to move past those fears and become a sock master! Learn how to use two circular needles or the Magic Loop. This class is not for beginner knitters, you must have some knitting experience. Two classes: January 19 & January 26. The cost is $65 + supplies. You will receive 20% off any supplies purchased at Fly in the Fibre. Sock Class Supplies For the practice sock: Two circular needles (around 24") any size- with yarn appropriate for those needles. The yarn should be light coloured.Or if you are going to try the magic loop method it is best to have one 40" circular.Stitch markersIf you are going to make another sock at the same time that will fit your foot you will need: Two circular needles 2.5mm - 3 mm 24" long. Or if you are going to try the magic loop method it is best to have one 40" circular. Sock weight yarn -one skein is usually enough to make two socks.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

01-26-2019 15:00 Until 01-26-2019 17:00

Acrylic Pour Wooden Trays | FEE: $50.00

Instructor: Wendy Franz. Acrylic Poured Wooden Tray. January 26, 3:00pm - 5:00pm. $50 Acrylic pouring is a fun painting technique resulting in abstract works of art. Even those who have no painting and drawing skills/experience can create beautiful paintings or projects.In this fun filled class you will learn how to acrylic stain and pour a 12"x 19" wooden tray. I will go through the different products that can be used to seal your tray once you get it home and the paint has had time to cured.These beautiful trays are all locally crafted and there will be an example on display at Fly in the Fibre. There are many different colour combinations and techniques we will play with, creating your very own useable art masterpiece. But as always... be warned acrylic pouring may become addictive! All supplies include. No experience necessary. 12 years of age and over. Maximum 8 students. *Trays must be left to dry for 2 days before pickup.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

01-29-2019 18:00 Until 01-29-2019 20:00

Acrylic Paint Pour Feathers | FEE: $45.00

Wendy Franz. Acrylic Paint Pouring Feathers. Acrylic pouring is a fun painting technique resulting in abstract works of art. Even those who have no painting and drawing skills / experience can create beautiful paintings or projects.In this fun (and a little messy) class you will learn the tools and techniques to create your very own beautiful acrylic poured abstract feathers. All supplies will be include for two 5x7 acrylic pour feather paintings, which can be hung as is or mounted to a larger canvas or panel. But as always! be warned acrylic pouring may become addictive!All supplies include. No experience necessary. 12 years of age and over. Maximum 8 students.$45 *Must be left to dry for 2 days before pickup.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

02-02-2019 15:00 Until 02-02-2019 17:00

Acrylic Paint Pouring Flowers | FEE: $45.00

Instructor: Wendy Franz. Learn to Acrylic Pour. Discover how much fun acrylic pouring can be and learn to create your very own stunning paintings. Acrylic pouring is a painting technique that uses gravity to move the paint, rather than a brush or palette knife, resulting in abstract works of art. Even those who have no painting and drawing skills/experience can create beautiful paintings or projects. In this fun (and a little messy) class you will learn the basics of how to get started with acrylic pouring, it's many techniques and even some of the secrets. Each student will get to take home two 8x10 canvas masterpiece. You don't have to be an artist to enjoy this class... but be warned acrylic pouring may become addictive!All supplies include. No experience necessary. 12 years of age and over. Maximum 8 students. *Must be left to dry for 2 days before pickup.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

02-05-2019 18:00 Until 02-05-2019 20:00

Learn to Acrylic Pour | FEE: $45.00

Instructor: Wendy Franz. Learn to Acrylic Pour. Discover how much fun acrylic pouring can be and learn to create your very own stunning paintings. Acrylic pouring is a painting technique that uses gravity to move the paint, rather than a brush or palette knife, resulting in abstract works of art. Even those who have no painting and drawing skills/experience can create beautiful paintings or projects. In this fun (and a little messy) class you will learn the basics of how to get started with acrylic pouring, it's many techniques and even some of the secrets. Each student will get to take home two 8x10 canvas masterpiece. You don't have to be an artist to enjoy this class... but be warned acrylic pouring may become addictive!All supplies include. No experience necessary. 12 years of age and over. Maximum 8 students. *Must be left to dry for 2 days before pickup.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N Creston, B.C.

02-08-2019 17:30 Until 02-08-2019 19:30

Sock Club | FEE: $100.00

Instructor: Carmen Ditzler. Sock Club! We meet monthly and it is a place for those either wanting to learn how to make different socks or for those who just share a passion for making them and want to be around others who are just as addicted. We are participant-driven so if there is a pattern you like or want to try and still want some guidance, bring it along and we will do our best to add them to the project list. Carmen is here to provide all the help you will need and we have a great group of sock lovers who know the best swear words! The cost of the evenings is $100 and that pays for four evenings (once a month, usually every third Friday of the month) of fun, support, friendship, and snacks. Sock club is continuous, you can start any month and the only requirement is that you need to have made at least one pair of socks already. You don't need a lot of experience but we do want you to have an understanding of the process.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

02-09-2019 15:00 Until 02-09-2019 17:00

Mandala Dot Painting | FEE: $35.00

Instructor: Wendy Franz. Mandala Dot Painting. Dot painting is a very popular painting technique and there is something for all skill levels. It can be used from intricate Mandala styles to simple drawings. Join Wendy Franz for this fun beginner class where you will be stepped through the process, creating your very own basic dot mandala. Each student will go home with a 6"x6" canvas board Mandala painting. All supplies include. No experience necessary. 12 years of age and over. Maximum 8 students.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

02-10-2019 13:00 Until 02-10-2019 17:00

Wet Felt a Bag | FEE: $50.00

Carmen Ditzler of Heartfelt. Learn to work on a resist to make a bag of your own design including handle. Bring your main colour (100g) and a mixture of complimentary and contrasting colours and desired embellishments (100g) (All of the same breed - merino or corriedale or other suitable for felting) Supplies will be available to purchase. Also your felting equipment, bubble wrap, soap, solution bottle, rolling tube or noodle, plastic, towels, mats... Not suitable for beginners. Max 8 (materials not included)

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

03-15-2019 17:30 Until 03-15-2019 19:30

Sock Club | FEE: $100.00

Instructor: Carmen Ditzler. Sock Club! We meet monthly and it is a place for those either wanting to learn how to make different socks or for those who just share a passion for making them and want to be around others who are just as addicted. We are participant-driven so if there is a pattern you like or want to try and still want some guidance, bring it along and we will do our best to add them to the project list. Carmen is here to provide all the help you will need and we have a great group of sock lovers who know the best swear words! The cost of the evenings is $100 and that pays for four evenings (once a month, usually every third Friday of the month) of fun, support, friendship, and snacks. Sock club is continuous, you can start any month and the only requirement is that you need to have made at least one pair of socks already. You don't need a lot of experience but we do want you to have an understanding of the process.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

04-12-2019 17:30 Until 04-12-2019 19:30

Sock Club | FEE: $100.00

Instructor: Carmen Ditzler. Sock Club! We meet monthly and it is a place for those either wanting to learn how to make different socks or for those who just share a passion for making them and want to be around others who are just as addicted. We are participant-driven so if there is a pattern you like or want to try and still want some guidance, bring it along and we will do our best to add them to the project list. Carmen is here to provide all the help you will need and we have a great group of sock lovers who know the best swear words! The cost of the evenings is $100 and that pays for four evenings (once a month, usually every third Friday of the month) of fun, support, friendship, and snacks. Sock club is continuous, you can start any month and the only requirement is that you need to have made at least one pair of socks already. You don't need a lot of experience but we do want you to have an understanding of the process.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.




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