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Whistler Children's Festival Workshops 2014
Welcome to the 2014 Whistler Children's Festival Workshops
We've created an exciting array of workshops for children from 3 years old and up to enjoy the wonders of creative discovery. Choose from the popular Soap Stone Carvings, Circus Skills, or Shaggy Shakers to the new Tin Can Robots, Fire Breathing Dragons, or Patio Lanterns.
All workshops must be pre-registered. Please note that workshop times vary so check the schedule at the bottom of this page to make sure you have the correct day and time.
Online registration is the easiest way to book space and because of this, workshops fill up quickly.
To register, click on the date and time of the workshop you like.
2014 Creative Workshops
Shaggy Shakers | Ages 3 – 5 with adult supervision | Ages 6 – 9 | $10.00
Let’s make some NOISE! Create and make music with your very own Shaggy Shaker. This workshop will guide all noise enthusiasts to find their inner beat with their own little furry music monsters. They’re like Cookie Monster, but can be used in your band.
Felt Pals | Ages 3 – 5 with adult supervision | $8.50
Make loveable felt hand pals. Children of all ages will love making their own characters out of colorful felt, including dressing him or her in fun outfits.
Tin Can Robots | All Ages | $9.50
These quirky little robots were made from odds and ends of parts found around the house. This project starts with a tin can and from there you let creativity take over. No two will be alike.
Catch of the Day | Ages 3 – 5 with adult supervision | Ages 6 – 9 | $9.50
Remember the Dr. Seuss book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish? Now you can make your own colorful fish and take it home as your catch of the day.
Fire Breathing Dragons | Ages 3 – 5 with adult supervision | $8.50
Who doesn't want their very own pet dragon? Now you can make a Fire Breathing Dragon and watch it come to life by blowing through the cup to watch the dragon breathe fire.
Patio Lanterns | Ages 3 – 5 with adult supervision | Ages 6 – 8 | $9.50
Light up the summertime night with a creative and fun lantern. Participants will decorate their own lanterns that can be enjoyed for years to come.
Sea Scape | Ages 8 & up | $11.00
Create your own mixed media sea scape, using paint, glue, sand, and other materials. Your instructors will guide you step by step on your journey to complete the project.
Backyard Birdhouses | Ages 8 & up | $14.50
Use wood, tools and paint to build and design your very own birdhouse for your two-legged friends. Hang the house in your backyard so your neighborhood birds will always have shelter.
Dream Catchers | Ages 3 – 5 with adult supervision | Ages 6 – 9 | $12.00
Take part in this Native American tradition of weaving a dream catcher to keep away the bad dreams. Hang your creation over your bed to help you sleep peacefully every night!
Garden Art | Ages 3 – 5 with adult supervision | Ages 6 – 9 | $9.00
This simple painting project transforms a flowerpot into a work of art by adding your creative touch and custom flare. Create your own flowers and add them to your pots so they will last forever.
Circus Skills presented by Vancouver Circus School | Ages 6 - 9 | Ages 8 & up | $18.00
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Come join the circus - for just a little while! Learn from actual circus and acrobatic professionals what it takes to be a circus star.
Beading Bonanza | Ages 6 – 9 | $11.00
No matter what age you are, making personalized jewelry is a great activity. Learn how the beads are made and choose your very own. Beading techniques will be taught by a pro and you’ll be able to take your jewelry home and show your friends.
Painted Tees | Ages 6 – 8 | Ages 8 & up | $10.50
Painted T-shirts is one of the most exciting activities for kids as they get to customize their own clothing, then get to wear it proudly for everyone to see!
Cereal Box Jet Packs | Ages 3 – 5 with adult supervision | $10.00
You will never look at a cereal box the same way after you create your very own jet pack. The next time you finish off a box of cereal, you can start your own adventure as a real rocketeer!
Soap Stone Carving | Ages 8 & up | $17.00
Join Fathom Stone in an exciting workshop where you can carve or stack your very own Soapstone Inukshuk. Learn the art of stone carving and create a one-of-a-kind decoration to show off in your home.
Mosaic Madness | Ages 8 & up | $14.00
Learn about mosaics and create your own project with ceramic tiles, mirrors and wood. You can take home your finished piece or be given the tools to finish it at home on your own.
Bear Paw Print T-Shirts | Ages 6 – 9 | $12.00
Do you love spotting fuzzy bears in springtime? Ever wonder just how big a bear’s paw can be? Come share facts and stories about black bears with Whistler’s bear expert, Michael Allen, while you make a T-Shirt with bear paw prints, using a real bear paw! You might just spot a bear on the mountain while you're making it.
Kaleidoscope | Ages 3 – 5 with adult supervision | Ages 6 – 9 | $8.50
Sometimes the simplest crafts are the most entertaining. Your kids will have hours of fun with a paper toilet roll transformed into a beautiful kaleidoscope — no fancy supplies required!
Magical Mandalas | Ages 8 & up | $13.00
Join us for a relaxing journey of combining acrylics, gems, and creativity to produce a meditative mandala that will bring you calm and serenity.