CREATING NEW WORLDS – Daniela Smith-Fernandez


Do you love working with your hands and exploring various media? This workshop is for you! During the course, participants will make art projects in the form of miniature worlds where they will have to imagine the history of their own domains. During the workshop we will focus on character development, setting and storytelling. Are you ready to build puppets, collages, polymer clay sculptures and mobiles? Come on board with us!

Please note that the workshops are in French but may be suitable for children in immersion.


During these 10 sessions, you will discover and explore :

Week 1 – Storytelling Mobile 1: Storytelling Illustration

Week 2 – Story Mobile 2: assembling the mobile

Week 3 – Puppets 1: the character

Week 4 – Puppet 2: the prop

Week 5 – Textile Animal Collage 1

Week 6 – Textile animal collage 2

Week 7 – Scene in a frame 1: illustration of elements

Week 8 – Scene in a frame 2: polymer clay sculpture

Week 9 – Leather Christmas decorations

Week 10 – Imaginary plants – choice of materials

Materials to bring:

Drawing book

Workshop schedule:

  • 10 sessions of 2 hours per week
  • Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00 am
  • Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & November 5, 12, 19, 26 & December 3, 2022
  • Registration deadline: September 23, 2022


Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre
Art Studio – Room 141
(Ground floor on the right after the art gallery)

For the first session, please arrive at the CCFM reception desk at 9:45 am.
The teacher will pick you up.


Number of students

13 students maximum


6 to 12 years old


150$ per participant (+taxes)

Daniela Smith-Fernandez


Daniela Smith-Fernandez is a Chilean-Canadian artist and writer. She started sewing and making art objects when she was little and never stopped doing it. Her works are inspired by traditional crafts around the world and its heritage. Most of her projects are in textiles, but she works in many media. She has received training as a tailor, in cultural anthropology, and is currently studying education at St. Boniface University.