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The Art of Lavender

July 13, 2019 – July 14, 2019 all-day
Alta Lake Station House
5560 Old Mill Ln
Whistler, BC V0N 1B5
Arts Whistler


Lavender? Yes please! Join Catherine Karpman, as she takes you on a weekend escape to all things lavender. She will share her knowledge and the benefits of this cherished perennial shrub, getting your creative juices flowing through various crafts that touch all the senses. Each participant will learn the traditions and techniques of lavender crafting, making various household and home décor items using fresh, organic locally-grown lavender.

DATE: JULY 13 – 14, 2019
TIME: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
AGE: 16+

$150 Arts Whistler Member Early Bird (Until May 20)
$200 Arts Whistler Member
$225 Non-Member
Additional supply cost: $110

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Workshop Details

Each participant will learn the traditions and techniques of lavender crafting, making various household and home decor items using fresh organic locally grown lavender. Catherine will demonstrate a number of culinary lavender recipes that will be enjoyed by all at the end of the workshop, with a social celebration on
the deck of the Alta Lake Station House overlooking the beautiful views of Alta Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Each participant will go home with the following items:
• 17” lavender wreath
• 4 lavender wands
• 2 lavender bath bombs
• 60 ml of lavender syrup
• Information tear sheet on growing & caring of lavender
• Lavender recipe cards


Instructor Bio

Catherine Karpman, owner of From The Garden Shed Inc., has 20+ years of horticultural experience managing garden centres & flower shops, and in 2017 moved to the Pemberton Meadows to establish a lavender farm. Her adoration for gardening goes back to her childhood while spending her summers on her grandmother’s farm in Alberta. A qualified Master Gardener, she loves to share her passion of environmentally friendly gardening practices, but her mission is to inspire meaningful experiences through creation of horticultural decor. When she is not tending to her lavender farm, you will find her selling her various creations of lavender decor, wreaths, and container gardens at local farmers & craft markets, teaching workshops, or offering her design service for any empty planter that is screaming for some love

Check out the instructor’s work: fromthegardenshed.ca



All supplies included in the additional supply cost of $110


How to get there

The Alta Lake Station House is located 4km south of Whistler Village and is accessible by car, bike, or foot. Parking is at Wayside Park. It is approximately a 15-minute walk to the location along the Valley Trail. Please allow yourself time, especially if you are bringing a lot of art supplies. Also, bring your own lunch and snacks, the Alta Lake Station House is not close to any restaurants or grocery stores. The venue is equipped with a full-service kitchen, complete with stove and refrigerator.


What is Art On The Lake?

Art on the Lake are unique workshops lead by professional artists who will teach techniques to enhance your craft. The Alta Lake Station House is a tranquil space, where you can be fully present among your peers as you immerse into creativity. The scenic views of the lake make for the perfect artist getaway. Whether you are experienced or just beginning these workshops welcome everyone.

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