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Get Creative in the Canadian Rockies

March 25, 2016
By Afton Aikens & Ashley Materi

Express your inner artist indoors and outdoors in the mountains this winter.

Silver Tree Studio, by Ashley Materi

Silver Tree Studio, by Ashley Materi

Community artsPlace
At Canmore’s new arts centre, all ages and skill levels get to be creative “in ways that will inspire and maybe surprise them,” says artsPlace director Jeremy Elbourne. One-day performing and visual arts workshops are tourist-friendly. Our glass-fusing workshop provided instruction, materials and space we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to access; and we made six pretty plates!

Snowy Snapshots
Winter landscapes allow for striking black and white photography; don’t miss details like frost on trees and tracks in snow. Steve at Banff Photography suggests capturing contrast, like light playing off a subject or shining through clouds. Attend a walkabout tutorial with Banff Photography that includes 8×10 prints of your four best shots.

Paint Your Pottery
At Banff’s Crock A Doodle, choose a ready-to-paint mug, plate or figurine. Then paint freehand or with the aid of a technique sheet; the staff glaze and kiln-fire your art.

See Canadian Rockies museum and gallery listings.

>> For more Canadian Rockies activities, shops, restaurants and entertainment, read our digital magazine.

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