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Community Workshops & Classes

Our Workshops & Classes listings are a great way to find creative courses offered throughout British Columbia. The database is a FREE service for art teachers and organizations offering classes. Instructors post their own classes and potential students can search these listings by date, location, and/or subject.

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Fall Creations

September 15, 2016
September 22, 2016
September 29, 2016
(3 sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Colour Theory, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $45
Create art pieces inspired by the changing of seasons. Read more.

Plein Air Sketching with Watercolor and Ink

September 22, 2016 - September 23, 2016 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Lori Sokoluk
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Outdoor Painting
Cost: $83.81+gst
Learn how to capture the essence of a scene quickly in watercolor and ink. Read more.


September 22, 2016
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Surrey, West Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55. + tax
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to complete your own acrylic painting in one night - please note: ALL classes are held in Cloverdale, BC! Read more.

A Mythopoetic Inquiry

September 22, 2016 - October 27, 2016 (6 sessions)
Instructor: susanna ruebsaat
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 360
Six week course As we engage our story, our myth through image and narrative, the possibility of a different way of being can emerge , Read more.

Introduction to Watercolour Painting with Charlotte Bell

September 23, 2016 - October 7, 2016 ( sessions)
Instructor: Charlotte Bell
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $214.95
Join Charlotte for a fun and varied course in watercolour painting where each student will use painting exercises as a starting point to try wet techniques for depth and drama. Read more.

INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC PAINTING - TEN WEEK COURSE - Fridays September 23 - November 25th, 2016

September 23, 2016 - November 25, 2016 (10 sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $750.
A fun and comprehensive introduction to Acrylic Painting, for the beginner or self-taught intermediate. Learn foundational painting skills step-by-step. Read more.

7 Steps to a Successful Painting with Brian Simons

September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $315.00
If you want to get beyond the barriers and blocks holding you back from your desire to paint, this is the program for you! Read more.

Movement Through Drawing with Gay Mitchell

September 24, 2016
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $95.73
In this one-day Saturday 10am-3pm, 5 hour workshop, Gay Mitchell will explore movement through body, sounds, and sight, layering mixed media drawing techniques of expressive mark-making. Read more.

Birch Trees Paint Night

September 24, 2016
Instructor: The Makers Room
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $49 (includes all material & one beverage)
Enjoy an evening with fellow “makers”, painting and socializing! Read more.

Expressive Portrait in Charcoal, Chalk & Pan Pastel

September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Mandy Boursicot
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Portrait Drawing
Cost: $198
Creative Atmospheric and Expressive Portraits using Charcoal, Chalk & Pan Pastel Read more.