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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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Drawing: Introduction I

January 9, 2017 - April 3, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $395
This course provides students with an introduction to the basic materials and techniques of drawing. Read more.

Classical Realist Cast Drawing Atelier

January 9, 2017 - March 30, 2017 (24 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $800 + GST
Cast Drawing Apprenticeship Program at Noah Layne Academy of Realist Art. Read more.

After School Art Class - Ages 6-12

January 9, 2017 - June 21, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Gallery 204
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Colour Theory, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Printmaking
Cost: $15 + GST per session, minimum 4 sessions
This art class offers its students the opportunity to explore and experiment with a range of mediums from printmaking to acrylic painting, sculpture, mixed media and more! Read more.

Art and the Language of Craft: The Contemporary Quilt

January 9, 2017 - April 3, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: 395
This course focuses on contemporary artists who use quilting, fabric and stitch as part of their art practice. Read more.

Drawing Projects II

January 10, 2017 - April 4, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $395
This project-based drawing course focuses on developing your mark-making vocabulary. Read more.

Painting: Conversations in Abstraction

January 10, 2017 - April 4, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $395
This abstraction-based painting course revolves around painting abstraction and the history of abstraction. Read more.

STYLIZED DRAWING CLASS TERM 1 - Ages 10 and up

January 10, 2017 - February 28, 2017 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Annette Arndt
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $136
Learning how to stylize your drawing to create illustrations or comics. Read more.

Sketchbook Fundamentals

January 10, 2017 - January 31, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $83.00
Learn the drawing and watercolour skills you need to enhance and illuminate your sketch book in this intriguing four-week class. Read more.

Darkroom Practices in the 21st Century

January 10, 2017 - April 4, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $445
In this course students explore how the analogue darkroom factors into contemporary photographic practices. Read more.

Painting the Contemporary Landscape

January 10, 2017 - April 4, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $395
In this 12-week studio course, students will develop new strategies for viewing and creating landscape paintings. Read more.