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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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Summertime Workshops with the Masters

July 25, 2015
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $149.50
All day workshop with a variety of objectives including; fundamental studies, art history, live-model poses and more. Read more.

ArtStarts on Saturdays presents: “Exploring the Reggio Approach” with Collage Collage

July 25, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: ArtStarts in Schools
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: Free
With a focus on process over product, Collage Collage has teamed with Reggio instructor Tara Browman to create a number of "invitations" for children and families to try out together. Read more.

Paint Like A Master - Georgia O'Keeffe's Oriental Red Poppies

July 25, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + gst
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration. Read more.

7 Steps to A Successful Painting - Weekend Workshop - July - Brian Simons Jul 25 - 26, 2015

July 25, 2015 - July 26, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $290.00 plus GST
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.

Watercolour: Pattern and Decoration

July 26, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $135
This workshop will take you on a short journey from observational drawings of plants to abstract pattern designs based on natural forms. Read more.

Discover Your Colour Palette

July 26, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Colour Theory
Cost: $135
Have you ever wondered about how to put colours together? Would you like to learn to create a dynamic colour scheme that is both pleasing and personal? Read more.

ArtStarts at River Market presents: “Exploring the Reggio Approach” with Collage Collage

July 26, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: ArtStarts in Schools
Location(s): New Westminster
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: Free
With a focus on process over product, Collage Collage has teamed with Reggio instructor Tara Browman to create a number of "invitations" for children and families to try out together. Read more.

Kids Art Camp for ages 5-7 in Lynn Valley

July 20, 2015 - July 23, 2015
July 27, 2015 - July 30, 2015
August 4, 2015 - August 7, 2015
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Annette Arndt
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Collage, Colour Theory, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Outdoor Painting, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Printmaking, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $80/week
This Art camp will offering the same instruction as the older children, but in a group of their peers. Read more.

Experimental Black & White Photography Intensive

July 27, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $435
This five-day workshop on film-based explorations includes specialty techniques, such as Polaroid emulsion lift, bleaching and toning your prints, to mention just a few. Read more.

Discovery Week: Multi-Media Monoprint @ GZPS

July 27, 2015 - July 31, 2015 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Victoria Edgarr
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Art Vacations, Printmaking
Cost: $445.members, $485-non-members
Five days of image making in generous monoprint techniques. Read more.