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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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Acrylic Painting Level 2

February 3, 2015
February 10, 2015
February 17, 2015
February 24, 2015
March 3, 2015
March 10, 2015
March 17, 2015
March 24, 2015
March 31, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Lenora Melville
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $50 (4 hour session) (supplies not included)
Go beyond the basics in this 4 hour acrylic painting class. Read more.

NEW** Abstract Pine Trees

February 25, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + GST
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to produce a completed acrylic painting. Read more.

Screenprint Ceramic Workshop

March 25, 2015
February 25, 2015
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $85+GST
Screen print onto ceramic tiles. Read more.

Classical Realist Figure Drawing Class (block-in)

February 26, 2015 - March 19, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $178.50 Includes GST and model fees
Figure Drawing Block-In Class. Read more.

Introduction to Felting

February 26, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $41.50 + Tax
Explore different felting methods, acquire the skills necessary to create finished pieces and get inspired to explore further. Read more.

Private Classes - Drawing for the Absolute & Terrified Beginner - 10 weeks - Flexible scheduling available

February 27, 2015 - April 24, 2015 (10 sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $1050.
If working one-to-one with the instructor appeals to you, private classes are available and may begin anytime, schedule permitting. Read more.

Expressive and Intuitive Painting Workshop

February 13, 2015
February 27, 2015
Instructor: lori Goldberg
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 45.00
The focus of this workshop is to connect you to that place that needs to express without boundaries. It is a release and a freedom that will create positive ripples in all aspects of one’s life. Read more.

Photo-Lithography

February 28, 2015 - March 1, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography, Printmaking
Cost: $275
Polyester Plate Photo-Lithography is easy to use and will yield excellent sophisticated prints from either hand drawn or photographic images. Read more.

Photo-Lithography

February 28, 2015 - March 1, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Animation, Art Business / Professional Development, Photography, Printmaking
Cost: $275
Polyester Plate Photo-Lithography is easy to use and will yield excellent sophisticated prints from either hand drawn or photographic images Read more.

Moccasin Making Workshop

March 14, 2015
February 28, 2015
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $85+GST
Learn to make your very own moccasins out of recycled leather. Read more.

Breaking Free of the Amateur Style

February 28, 2015 - March 1, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Michael King
Location(s): Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $135
This workshop goes in depth on what makes up an amateur painting and how to break free from these habits. Read more.

ReDrawing the World: Developing Observational Skills Through Drawing

February 28, 2015 - March 1, 2015
Instructor: Joyce Kline
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $135 + tax
Your drawing can improve in just one weekend with this innovative combination of classical beaux arts techniques and modern cognitive research into how vision actually works. Read more.

Watercolour in Detail

February 28, 2015
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $61.55
Watercolour in Detail with Betty Woo (Saturday, February 28, 10:00am-3:00pm) Read more.

Comprehensive Drawing Workshop

February 28, 2015
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing, Figure Drawing
Cost: $125 - materials not included
Come learn fundamental techniques such as shading, measuring, form, proportion, composition and perspective! Read more.

Creative Collage: One-Day Workshop (all levels) - A few spaces left!

February 28, 2015
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $90
Collage, the door to your creativity and springboard into the visual arts! Read more.

Photo-Lithography at The Vancouver Island School Of Art

February 28, 2015 - March 1, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Mixed/Other Media, Photography, Printmaking
Cost: $275. (12hours)
Polyester Plate Photo-Lithography is easy to use and will yield excellent sophisticated prints from either hand drawn or photographic images. Read more.

ArtStarts on Saturdays presents: The Little Prince with Monster Theatre

February 28, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: ArtStarts in Schools
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: FREE
Free performance for kids! At ArtStarts on Saturdays, Monster Theatre will bring Saint-Exupéry's classic to life with puppets, masks, music and a little theatre magic. http://artstarts.com/weekend Read more.

Color Mixing for Intermediate and Advanced

February 28, 2015 - March 1, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Marney-Rose Edge
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $230 incl tax
Take the use of color in your work to the next level. Read more.

Private Session: MARKETING: LET'S GET YOUR ART OUT THERE

February 1, 2015 - March 24, 2015
March 1, 2015 - April 30, 2015
April 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: Private sessions: $85 for 3 hr
Having trouble selling your art? Working with me will teach you how to effectively turn your Art Making into a Business. Read more.

ArtStarts at River Market presents: The Little Prince with Monster Theatre

March 1, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: ArtStarts in Schools
Location(s): New Westminster
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: FREE
Free performance for kids! At ArtStarts at River Market, Monster Theatre will bring Saint-Exupéry's classic to life with puppets, masks, music and a little theatre magic. http://artstarts.com/weekend Read more.

Islamic Design 2

March 1, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing
Cost: $65
Islamic patterns are intriguing to look at because they are both simple and visually complex, and are based on only a few geometric, repeated shapes. Read more.

Winter Escape Feltmaking Workshop in Mexico!

March 1, 2015 - March 7, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Ulrieke Benner
Location(s): Open location / Will travel
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $1600 (currently offering %15 discount)
Break up the winter with an amazing week of creativity! Read more.

Drawing with Scissors

March 1, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $65
In this workshop you will work with a range of coloured and patterned papers and scissors to make collages with an emphasis on designing strong compositions based on shape, colour and pattern. Read more.

Acrylic Painting

February 1, 2015
February 15, 2015
February 22, 2015
March 1, 2015
March 8, 2015
March 15, 2015
March 22, 2015
March 29, 2015
Instructor: Lenora Melville
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Colour Theory
Cost: $25 (2 hour class) plus the cost of supplies
Learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting in this fun 2 hour class. Read more.

Building Your Marketing Skills with Wendy Mould, AFCA

February 1, 2015 - February 28, 2015
March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
April 1, 2015 - April 30, 2015
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $85 +GST for 3 hr. Session
Ready to Market Your Art but need help with Specifics Read more.

Drawing with Scissors

March 1, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $65
In this workshop you will work with a range of coloured and patterned papers and scissors to make collages with an emphasis on designing strong compositions based on shape, colour and pattern. Read more.

Drawing Workshop

February 1, 2015
February 15, 2015
February 22, 2015
March 1, 2015
March 8, 2015
March 15, 2015
March 22, 2015
March 29, 2015
April 5, 2015
Instructor: Lenora Melville
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Drawing, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $25 (2 hour session) (supplies are not included)
Learn the fundamentals of drawing in this 2 hour class. Read more.

Bookbinding - Create a Leather Bound Journal

March 1, 2015
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $106.75
During this workshop you will create a beautiful leather bound book to hold your thoughts and experiences ... making a journal as unique as your personal thoughts and experiences. Read more.

*NEW - Abstract Birch Trees

March 2, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $55.00 + tax
This fun and simple image of birch trees is created using tricks and techniques of masking and stamping. Read more.

Introduction to Acrylic Painting: One-Day Workshop (beginners) - Some spaces left!

March 2, 2015
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $90
Start painting now with this versatile medium in a safe and fun environment, overcoming your fear and inner critic. Read more.

Artists DropIn

March 3, 2015 - April 28, 2015 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Mary Bennett
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: Kits House membership $10
Drop-into Kits House Living Room, work on your own visual or literary art and meet others. 7-8:30pm Read more.

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March 3, 2015 ( sessions)
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NEW**Paint Like A Master - Henri Matisse Goldfish

March 4, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55 + tax
Step-by step instruction and demonstration to complete acrylic painting reproduction. Read more.

Classical realism drawing and painting atelier

March 4, 2015 - April 1, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Nicole Sleeth
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing, Oil Painting, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $220/mo
Learn to draw and paint in a classical realism style with ongoing classes taught at your own pace. Read more.

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE & TERRIFIED BEGINNER - TEN WEEK COURSE - Friday mornings - March 6 - May 8, 2015

March 6, 2015 - May 8, 2015 (10 sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $650.
You will not find a more basic drawing course than this, anywhere. Learn essential drawing strategies, later moving on to landscape and still life, and more. Read more.

Basic Standing Fabric Sculpture

March 6, 2015
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $134.40
Learn how to make a beautiful garden sculpture from an old t-shirt in just one day. Read more.

Painting Portraits in Oil with David Goatley

March 7, 2015 - March 8, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $315
Working from a live model, we will explore the basic proportions of the head; drawing convincing features; using tone to describe form and structure. Read more.

Sugar Lift Etching @ GZPS

March 7, 2015
Instructor: Victoria Edgarr
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: Ground Zero Members $125. Non-members $145.
The Sugar Lift Etching process results in finished prints that have the spontaneity of a brush or pen drawing. Read more.

Encaustic Explorations: Level I Weekend

March 7, 2015 - March 8, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $307.30
Introduction to the medium, brief history, safe use of tools and materials. Read more.

Introduction to Encaustics Weekend Workshop at The Coast Collective

March 7, 2015 - March 8, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Mixed/Other Media, Photography
Cost: $250. + gst
Introduction to the medium, brief history, safe use of tools and materials, basic layering, priming and fusing, creating smooth/textured surfaces, incorporating collage, surface photo transfer. Read more.

Watercolour Basics

March 7, 2015
Instructor: Peri-Laine Nilan
Location(s): New Westminster
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $80. (+ $10. cash fee payable to instructor for shared supplies)
This course, for beginners, will cover watercolour materials (brushes, paints and paper, etc.) and demonstration of easy practice exercises to introduce you this versatile medium. Read more.

Introduction to Encaustic Mixed Media Painting: One-Day Workshop (beginners) - Some spaces left!

March 7, 2015
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $95 (incl)
Embracing painting with hot wax, papers and paints through learning new techniques and skills, while having safe creative fun. Read more.

2-day Portrait Workshop "Painting Portraits in Oil or Acrylic"

March 7, 2015 - March 8, 2015
Instructor: David Goatley
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $300
Please contact the Coast Collective http://www.coastcollective.ca/art-class.php?id=102 for details Read more.

Decorative Ink Drawing

March 8, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $65
This workshop is ideal if you want to approach drawing in a playful and inventive way. Read more.

Pinhole Photography

March 8, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $135
The pinhole camera, or ‘camera obscura’, which predates the invention of photography, is a basic device, which illustrates not only the fundamentals of photography but also how our eye works. Read more.

Oil Portrait Painting Class

March 8, 2015 - April 26, 2015 (7 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $315 includes GST and model fees
7 Class Oil Portrait Painting Class with artist Noah Layne Read more.

Pinhole Photography

March 8, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $135
You will make your own unique pinhole camera which you will use to “shoot” negatives on photographic paper and finally make positive prints in the black and white darkroom. Read more.

In the B.A.G. - Free Family Program

March 8, 2015
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media
Cost:
Join us for an interactive experience that combines the current gallery exhibit with a free, hands-on studio activity starting every half hour from 1-4 p.m. Read more.

Decorative Ink Drawing

March 8, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $65
In this workshop you will start from simple shapes derived from natural forms and then elaborate on them to create intricate and detailed drawings. Read more.

Encaustic Basics - Workshop with Angela Hansen

February 22, 2015
March 8, 2015
Instructor: Angela Hansen
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $150.00
A hands-on workshop covering a variety of basic encaustic painting techniques. Read more.

ONE DAY MARKETING WORKSHOP: LET'S GET YOUR ART OUT THERE

February 22, 2015
March 8, 2015
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $65 + $3.25GST Gift Certificates Available
Having trouble selling your art? This is a must for any artist wanting to turn their Art Making into a a Business. Read more.

Spring Break Arts Camp - Drama Adventures

March 9, 2015 - March 13, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $125
Sign your kids to learn about drama, stage craft, and musical theatre over spring break at Maplewood House, from March 9-13, for ages 6-10. Read more.

SPRING BREAK Art Journal Workshop: Children 8 and UP

March 9, 2015 - March 12, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Annette Arndt
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Collage, Colour Theory, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Printmaking, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 180
We will be making our own Art Journals using traditional and non traditional bookbinding techniques and then filling them with various methods and materials. Read more.

INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC PAINTING - TEN WEEK COURSE - Monday mornings or evenings, March 9 - May 18, 2015

March 9, 2015 - May 18, 2015 (10 sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $650.
A fun and comprehensive introduction to Acrylic Painting, for the beginner or intermediate. Learn foundational painting skills step-by-step. Thirty hours of instruction. Read more.

SPRING BREAK Art Workshop: Ages 5 - 7

March 9, 2015 - March 12, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Annette Arndt
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Collage, Colour Theory, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Printmaking, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 135
Your children will learn the basic principles of drawing skills, then go on to make an exciting art project using various methods and materials. Read more.

SPRING BREAK Drawing Workshops: Children 8 and UP

March 9, 2015 - March 12, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Annette Arndt
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Colour Theory, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 60
We will be developing your child's ability to draw what they see and render it accordingly. Read more.

Spring Break Arts Camp - Best of the West

March 9, 2015 - March 13, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $125
Sign your kids up to learn about the Best of the West over spring break, March 9-13, for ages 6-10. Read more.

INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC PAINTING - TEN WEEK COURSE - Tuesday evenings, March 10 - May 12, 2015

March 10, 2015 - May 12, 2015 (10 sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $650.
A fun and comprehensive introduction to Acrylic Painting, for the beginner or intermediate. Learn foundational painting skills step-by-step. Evenings 7:00 - 10:00 pm-ish. Read more.

NEW**Paint like a Master - Ocean Scene inspired by Graham Gerckel

March 10, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55 + tax
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration; using acrylic paints to complete your own painting. Read more.

Intro to Card Making

March 11, 2015
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $85
Learn to print beautiful hand screen printed greeting cards, using water based inks. Read more.

Women’s Spiritual Art Journey in Bali with Lori Goldberg and Mooh Hood

March 12, 2015 - March 23, 2015 (12 sessions)
Instructor: lori Goldberg
Topic(s): Art Vacations
Cost: USD $2950
Participate with a small group of women to engage with the local Balinese culture and, tap into your creative process and create a daily art journal (no experience needed). Read more.

Paint Like A Master - Monet's Water Lillies

March 12, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 55.00 + tax
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration. Read more.

Introduction to Drawing and Painting Drapery

March 14, 2015 - March 15, 2015
Instructor: Mandy Boursicot
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $199.50 including GST
If Drapery has ever eluded you, this workshop uses a Classical Realist approach to understanding and representing drapery in all its beauty. Read more.

Paint Your Pet for the Beginner

March 14, 2015 - March 15, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Marney-Rose Edge
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $230 incl tax
Create a memento for you and your family. Read more.

Drypoint Etching: Export Inspiration

March 14, 2015
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $61.55
Drypoint Etching: Export Inspiration (Saturday, March 14, 10:00am-3:00pm) Read more.

Multi-Media Monoprint @ GZPS

March 14, 2015
Instructor: Victoria Edgarr
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: Ground Zero Members $125. Non-members $145.
An exciting workshop for those with some experience with printmaking who want to” mix it up!” Read more.

Fearless Watercolours - Weekend Workshop

March 14, 2015 - March 15, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $199.50
Workshops are about learning new things, shedding old habits and being open minded to embrace new things. Read more.

Nuno Felted Scarf - Saturday Workshop

March 14, 2015
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $117.60
In this class we’ll learn the technique of nuno felting, making ascarf of your chosen design and colour. Read more.

Paint Like A Master - Van Gogh's Starry Night

March 14, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + gst
Step-by-step instruction and demonstrations. Read more.

Portfolio Making

March 14, 2015
Instructor: Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) BC Lower Mainland chapter
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $70 CBBAG members, $85 non-members. Cost includes materials fee.
Historically, portfolios were custom-made to hold and protect broadsides (large sheets of paper for poetry or illustrations). Students will make a portfolio to hold letter-size sheets (8.5″ x 11″). Read more.

Pet Portraits in Coloured Pencil

March 14, 2015 - March 21, 2015 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Deborah Strong, AFCA
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $150 + GST (includes handout and some supplies)
Learn techniques for working with coloured pencils with the focus on capturing the qualities of our feline and canine companions. Read more.

Tea & Creativity

March 14, 2015
Instructor: Jolene Mackie
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $50
Start your weekend with joy and inspiration at this casual creative session with Jolene Mackie Art. Read more.

Printmaking with Golden Acrylics

February 15, 2015
March 15, 2015
Instructor: Chin Yuen
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $225 includes all supplies
Printmaking with Golden Acrylics Read more.

Birds in Coloured Pencil - Steller's Jay

March 15, 2015
Instructor: Deborah Strong, AFCA
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $85 + GST
Complete a coloured pencil drawing of a Steller's jay(a common back yard bird) working step-by-step from a stock photograph. Read more.

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE & TERRIFIED BEGINNER - WEEKEND WORKSHOP - Sundays March 15th and March 22nd, 2015

March 15, 2015 - March 22, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $275.
You will not find a drawing course more basic than this, anywhere. Learn essential drawing strategies in only two days! Read more.

Miniatures and Small Scale Basketry Techniques

March 15, 2015
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $138.60
We will be exploring small scale basketry techniques which are well suited to jewellery and basketry forms. Read more.

Metal Etching and Stamping Made Easy - Sunday Workshop

March 15, 2015
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $95.90
Through a chemical metal etching process, learn how to make your own pendant, label for a journal, cookbook, address book, dog tags or guitar pendant for yourself or a special person in your life. Read more.

Calligraphy Level 2

March 15, 2015
Instructor: Langley Centennial Museum
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Pen, Ink, Calligraphy
Cost: $24.75 + GST
Continue working with local artist Melissa H. Clark to enhance the skills and techniques learned in Level 1. Read more.

Spring Break Arts Camp - Roots, Shoots and Leaves

March 16, 2015 - March 20, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $125
For spring break, sign your kids up for an art class inspired by the natural world - from March 16-20, for ages 6-10. Read more.

Spring Break Arts Camp - Cartoons and Speech Balloons

March 16, 2015 - March 20, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $125
Sign your kids up for a cartooning class over spring break at Maplewood House, from March 16-20, for ages 6-10. Read more.

NEW** Fall Leaves

March 16, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + GST
step-by-step instruction and demonstration as students complete their own painting. Read more.

Mixed-media basics - playdate with Mary

March 17, 2015 - April 14, 2015 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Mary Bennett
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $100
Learn basics of mixed-media, from mediums and gels to textures and layering. Demonstration, discussion and practice. Read more.

**NEW - Owl painting

March 18, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + GST
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration; using acrylic paints to complete your own painting. Read more.

Introduction to Screen Print Workshop

January 3, 2015
March 4, 2015
March 7, 2015
March 18, 2015
February 18, 2015
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Fabric Arts, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Photography, Printmaking
Cost: 70+GST
Learn to make screens using photo emulsion and print using water based inks. Read more.

Printmaking Without A Press at The Monterey Recreation Centre

March 19, 2015 - April 23, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media, Printmaking
Cost: $100. + GST
Discover different methods of creating unique hand-worked prints without a press. Read more.

Pottery: Plant Pots

March 20, 2015
March 27, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $75
Deck your decks, plan out your patios and wake up your walk ways! Read more.

Heron Fabric Sculpture

March 21, 2015 - March 22, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $255.50
In this two day workshop you’ll use wires, tin foil, t-shirts and Paverpol - a water based, non toxic, fabric hardener - to create your own heron for your home. Read more.

Photographing Your Artwork - at The Coast Collective

March 21, 2015
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $125.00
The class is geared toward artists who want to take consistently good photographs of their artwork with a minimal investment in hardware. Read more.

Exploring Encaustic: The Iron

March 21, 2015
Instructor: Bethany Handfield
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $70
Exploring Encaustic: The Iron Read more.

Introduction to Zentangle® in Nanaimo

March 21, 2015 (9 sessions)
Instructor: Barb Round
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $45.00
Relax and create -Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn pen-and-paper art form with therapeutic value...find your zen in simple repetitive designs. Read more.

"Inspiring Portraits" 2-day Portrait Workshop

March 21, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Instructor: David Goatley
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Portrait Drawing
Cost:
2-day Portrait Workshop Read more.

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING & COACHING

February 21, 2015
March 21, 2015
Instructor: Enda Bardell
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $90
Watercolour painting and coaching, painting loose, intuitively, wet on wet. Focus on skies, water, and landscapes. #104C – 4390 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7G 1L2 (Deep Cove) Read more.

Level 2 Screen Print Workshop

February 21, 2015
March 21, 2015
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $80+GST
Learn to print bright bold graphics onto heavier material using oil based inks and 2 color graphic. SHIRTS NOT INCLUDED. Read more.

West Van PAINT OUT & Plein Air WORKSHOP March 21 & 28 2015

March 21, 2015 - March 28, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Jan Poynter
Location(s): West Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Outdoor Painting, Pastel Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: Morning/Free - Afternoon/$80
West Van PAINT OUT & Plein Air TUNE UP Mar 21&28 Meet up with other artists for morning painting & sketching on the waterfront, afternoon Demo & Open Studio with artist/instructor JAN POYNTER. Read more.

Zentangle® Play Day - Mandala Madness/Zendala Zaniness in Nanaimo

March 21, 2015
Instructor: Barb Round
Location(s): Nanaimo
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $15.00
Calling all Tanglers: A Zentangle PlayDay is a time to visit, share, try new ideas in tangling... inexpensive, interactive, inspirational ...come and enjoy the company of other Tanglers. Read more.

Polymer Lithography @ GZPS

March 21, 2015
Instructor: Victoria Edgarr
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: Ground Zero Printmakers Members $125. Non-members $145.
Polymer Litho is a new, nontoxic, and very straightforward lithographic method for the creation of unique and limited edition plates for images and text. Read more.

Acrylic Ink Painting

March 21, 2015
Instructor: Langley Centennial Museum
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $33.00 + GST
Join local artist Debbie McKinnon for an enjoyable afternoon of acrylic ink painting at the Langley Centennial Museum. Read more.

Photographing Your Artwork

March 21, 2015
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $131.25
The class is geared toward artists who want to take consistently good photographs of their artwork with a minimal investment in hardware. Read more.

Creative Doodling

March 21, 2015
Instructor: Peri-Laine Nilan
Location(s): New Westminster
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $20.50 (+ $8. cash fee payable to instructor for shared supplies)
If you like to doodle, sketch or want to develop your creative drawing skills, then come and learn the basics to create beautiful images by drawing structured pattern designs. Read more.

Open Studio: Printmaking

September 21, 2014
October 26, 2014
November 16, 2014
January 18, 2015
February 22, 2015
March 22, 2015
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $24.00
Printmaking Open Studio with Pat Beaton (these one session open studios happen once per month, 12-3:00pm) Read more.

Discover Your Colour Palette

March 22, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Colour Theory
Cost: $135
Learn to establish a gratifying colour palette by working with paper swatches and responding to personal decisions based on what are often instant and intuitive likes. Read more.

Discover Your Colour Palette

March 22, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Colour Theory
Cost: $135
Learn to establish a gratifying colour palette by working with paper swatches and responding to personal decisions based on what are often instant and intuitive likes. Read more.

Open Studio: Printmaking

March 22, 2015 - June 21, 2015
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $24
One Sunday a month, the gallery offers open studio time that includes use of the gallery press, inking and carving tools. Read more.

Non-Toxic Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner

March 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Tracey Costescu
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $214.95
Painting in oils can be non-toxic and non-intimidating even for the absolute beginner. Read more.

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

March 23, 2015 - April 25, 2015 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Tracey Costescu
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $214.95
This workshop will provide you with the skills needed for creating realistic, watercolor paintings full of detail, form and rich colors, not mud. Read more.

Encaustic Explorations: Level I

March 24, 2015 - March 31, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $307.30
Encaustic Level I focuses on basic fusing, collage/photo transfer/gouging techniques, and safe use of tools/materials. Read more.

NEW**Single Sunflower

March 24, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + GST
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to produce a completed acrylic painting. Read more.

Classical Realist Portrait Drawing Class

March 26, 2015 - April 23, 2015 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $189
Classical Realist Portrait Drawing Class Read more.

Paint like a Master - Van Gogh's Almond Blossoms

March 26, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + GST
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to help you finish your own acrylic painting. Read more.

Acrylic Abstraction

March 26, 2015 - May 14, 2015 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Tracey Costescu
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $214.95
Explore fun and innovative approaches to painting using acrylic paint and mediums. Read more.

Open Studio: PAVERPOL

March 27, 2015
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $36.75
This is an open studio opportunity for students to work on any Paverpol project they like. Read more.

Stencil Monoprint @ GZPS

March 28, 2015
Instructor: Victoria Edgarr
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: Ground Zero Printmakers Members $125. Non-members $145.
This is an ideal workshop for beginners giving you lots of great colourful & immediate results as well as lots of experience with the press. Read more.

Watercolour Painting

March 28, 2015
Instructor: Langley Centennial Museum
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $33.00 + GST
Local artist Debbie McKinnon leads participants through designing and painting their own colourful work of art. Read more.

Illustrative Painting with Jolene Mackie Art

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Jolene Mackie
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $175
Illustrative Painting – Combining images and imagination; realism and fantasy to create whimsical works of art with engaging stories. Read more.

Experimental Photography at The Vancouver Island School of art

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media, Photography, Printmaking
Cost: $275. (12 hours)
You will learn how to create beautiful hand made prints from your photographs and/or hand drawn imagery in this workshop. Read more.

Watercolor/ Illustration workshop

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Julia Cairns
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $250
Learn to use color to the max in this fun, informative watercolour class. Read more.

Healing & Recovery with Art: One-Day Workshop (everyone welcome)

March 28, 2015 - October 31, 2015
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $90 (incl)
Let art move you gracefully through your healing and recovery journey! Read more.

BIG Art Weekend

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Instructor: Patt Scrivener AFCA
Location(s): Nanaimo
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 295.00 plus GST
In this workshop I will have you fearlessly approaching that big white space, loosening up and getting into the creative spontaneous zone where you can be free to express. Read more.

Valentines Gourmet Soap Workshop

February 14, 2015
March 28, 2015
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Mixed/Other Media, Sculpture
Cost: $85 single/ $150 for couples
Using all natural ingredients, vegetable based oils and pure essences and botanicals you will learn how to make your own handmade spa products Read more.

7 Steps to a Successful Painting - March Workshop

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $304.50
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.

Experimental Photography

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Photography, Printmaking
Cost: $275
You will learn how to create beautiful hand made prints from your photographs or hand drawn imagery in this workshop. Read more.

Experimental Photography

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $275
You will learn how to create beautiful hand made prints from your photographs or hand drawn imagery in this workshop. Read more.

Exploring Encaustic: Encaustic and Mixed Media Dream Book

March 28, 2015
Instructor: Bethany Handfield
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $80
Exploring Encaustic: Encaustic and Mixed Media Dream Book Read more.

Map as Art

March 29, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $65
In this map workshop you will explore maps for the drawing and sculptural potential. Read more.

Wire Weaving

March 29, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $135
Using pins, wools, wires, cloth and other weavable materials, you will create a small scale art piece. Read more.

Map as Art

March 29, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Drawing
Cost: $65
In this map workshop you will explore maps for the drawing and sculptural potential. Read more.

Wire Weaving

March 29, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D, Fabric Arts, Mixed/Other Media, Sculpture
Cost: $135
Through the careful selection of materials and a focus on harmonies and contrasts in pattern, texture, and line you will construct a two-dimensional art piece with three-dimensional possibilities. Read more.

Life Drawing

March 31, 2015
February 17, 2015
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Figure Drawing
Cost: $10
“Life drawing, Blim-Style”, conceptual practise, still life, and models provided. Read more.

Paint like a Master - Van Gogh's 12 Sunflowers

March 31, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 +GST
Step-by-step instructions and demo, using acrylics. Read more.

Acrylic Abstraction Classes for the Absolute Beginner

March 31, 2015 - May 19, 2015 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Tracey Costescu
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $214.95
Explore fun and innovative approaches to painting using acrylic paint and mediums. Read more.

PAINT 4 SELF © Intuitive Painting Workshop with Fiona Neal

April 1, 2015 - April 8, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Fiona Neal
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $70
PAINT 4 SELF © Intuitive Painting workshop with Abstract artist Fiona Neal Read more.

Encaustic Painting with Plaster: Two Half-Day Workshops (intermediate)

April 4, 2015 - December 12, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $95 (incl)
Al fresco enkaustiko. Read more.

Finding Your Creative Space Through Learning to Draw. Fun and educational classes to find your built in Drawing abilities.

July 20, 2014 - September 28, 2014
October 4, 2014 - December 28, 2014
January 3, 2015 - March 29, 2015
April 4, 2015 - July 26, 2015
Instructor: Moneca Atley/Loring
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $100 for 2hr. class $50 for1hr. $25 for 1/2hr.
Find with growing peace of mind you can go out and draw after my class(es). Read more.

Traditional Icon and Egg Tempera Painting

March 14, 2015 - April 18, 2015
April 7, 2015 - May 12, 2015
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $300
Introduction to traditional egg tempera painting Read more.

Classical Realist Cast Drawing Class

April 9, 2015 - June 29, 2015 (24 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $650 + GST
Cast Drawing Apprenticeship Program Read more.

Felted Book/iPad Cover

April 11, 2015
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $85.40
This unique felting workshop starts with making a template for your book/iPad cover, then you'll learn to create a one-of-a-kind felted case in 3D (no need for sewing!) Read more.

Amazing Acrylics: Exploring Possibilities - Weekend Workshop

April 11, 2015 - April 12, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $168
Participants will explore the nature of and possibilities offered by this versatile medium, and will create an original painting during the 2-day workshop. Read more.

Zentangle - Introduction Classes in VICTORIA

April 11, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Barb Round
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: 45.00
Relax and create. Zentangle ® is an easy-to-learn pen-and-paper art form with therapeutic value. Join the Introductory class and find your zen in simple repetitive designs. Read more.

Potted Ladies Garden Sculpture

April 11, 2015
Instructor: Phyllis Sabean
Location(s): Abbotsford, Langley
Topic(s): 3D, Sculpture
Cost: $110.00
Mixed media 3D sculpture using Paverpol Read more.

Amazing Acrylics: Exploring Possibilities - Weekend Workshop

April 11, 2015 - April 12, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $168.00
Participants will explore the nature of and possibilities offered by this versatile medium, and will create an original painting during the 2-day workshop. Read more.

Fabric Collage

April 12, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage
Cost: $135
In this fabric collage workshop you will learn how to combine materials and textures to create a lively composition. Read more.

Watercolour: Pattern & Design 2

April 12, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $65
In this workshop you will work with geometric shapes to create a orderly and random abstract patterns to use as a source for watercolour paintings. Read more.

Fabric Collage

April 12, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Fabric Arts
Cost: $135
In this fabric collage workshop you will learn how to combine materials and textures to create a lively composition. Read more.

The Willow Chair

April 12, 2015
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $245.00
In one day you can make and take home your own classic Rustic Willow armchair. Read more.

Birds in Coloured Pencil - Pileated Woodpecker

April 12, 2015
Instructor: Deborah Strong, AFCA
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $85 + GST
Complete a coloured pencil drawing of a pleated woodpecker (one of our most striking local wild birds) working step-by-step from a stock photograph. Read more.

Zentangle Class 2 - Shading- in VICTORIA

April 12, 2015
Instructor: Barb Round
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: 45.00
Learn more tangles, plus techniques to make your work stand out. Three different shading techniques will take your tangles to the next level. Read more.

Abstract Landscapes with Chin Yuen

March 8, 2015
April 12, 2015
Instructor: Chin Yuen
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $200 includes all supplies
Abstract Landscape with Acrylics Read more.

Watercolour: Pattern & Design 2

April 12, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $65
In this workshop you will work with geometric shapes to create a orderly and random abstract patterns to use as a source for watercolour paintings. Read more.

In the B.A.G. - Free Family Program

April 12, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media
Cost:
Join us for an interactive experience that combines the current gallery exhibit with a free, hands-on studio activity starting every half hour from 1-4 p.m. Read more.

Zentangle PLAY DAY - "Mandala Madness/Zendala Zaniness" - in VICTORIA

April 12, 2015
Instructor: Barb Round
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: 20.00
Calling all Tanglers... visit and share as you try new ideas in tangling. Inexpensive, interactive, inspirational ...come and try it out (for grads of Zentangle Intro class only). Read more.

Creative Clay

September 22, 2014 - November 18, 2014
September 23, 2014 - November 18, 2014
January 12, 2015 - March 2, 2015
January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015
April 13, 2015 - June 8, 2015
April 14, 2015 - June 22, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Sculpture
Cost: $87 + Tax
Learn the basic techniques of hand-building pottery while having fun! Read more.

Fibre Fun

September 22, 2014 - December 1, 2014
January 12, 2015 - March 2, 2015
April 13, 2015 - June 8, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Fabric Arts
Cost: $74.50 / $82 / $97 + Tax
Learn a new world of crafts by exploring the ancient art of weaving. Learn spinning, weaving on table and inkle looms, tapestry weaving, felting and more. Read more.

Art Blender

September 22, 2014 - December 8, 2014
January 12, 2015 - March 2, 2015
April 13, 2015 - June 15, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Collage, Colour Theory, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pencil Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture
Cost: $102 / $72 / $87 + tax
Explore ‘dark’ and ‘light’ secrets of pencil drawing Read more.

Painting and Drawing Lessons - with Michael Abraham - Studio Classes and Mentoring - Become a Painting Pro!

February 21, 2015 - April 25, 2015
April 13, 2015 - June 15, 2015
May 2, 2015 - June 27, 2015
(10 sessions)
Instructor: Michael Abraham
Location(s): Burnaby, Delta, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory, Drawing, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $750 for ten sessions, $675 for the 9 sessions, other options available...
Art Studio Classes with Michael Abraham in Painting and Drawing. Read more.

Pen and Ink Drawing

September 22, 2014 - December 8, 2014
January 12, 2015 - March 2, 2015
April 13, 2015 - June 15, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Pen, Ink, Calligraphy
Cost: $153.25 / $190.75 / $228.25 + Tax
Explore various forms of pen and ink drawing. Learn basic pen skills of shading, watercolour and ink washes, wet-on-wet pen strokes and splashes, gestures and textures. Read more.

Pottery Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding - Intermediate

September 23, 2014 - November 18, 2014
September 25, 2014 - November 13, 2014
January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015
January 15, 2015 - March 5, 2015
April 14, 2015 - June 9, 2015
April 16, 2015 - June 4, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $192 + Tax
This class is designed for the intermediate potter. Read more.

Spinning & Dyeing

September 23, 2014 - December 9, 2014
September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2014
January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
April 14, 2015 - June 16, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $187.50 / $224.50 / $262 + Tax
Discover the fascinating and addictive world of spinning your own yarns. Read more.

Table & Floor Loom Weaving

September 23, 2014 - December 2, 2014
September 26, 2014 - November 28, 2014
January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015
January 16, 2015 - March 6, 2015
April 14, 2015 - June 16, 2015
April 17, 2015 - June 19, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $187 / $224.50 + Tax
Beginners will learn the ins and outs of setting up a loom along with basic weaves and projects. Read more.

Imagination Station

September 23, 2014 - December 9, 2014
January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015
April 14, 2015 - June 16, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Drawing, Pastel Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture
Cost: $82 / $97 / $104.50 + Tax
Learn to think like an artist and unleash your imagination with this fun, creative journey into the visual arts. Read more.

Pottery Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding

September 23, 2014 - November 18, 2014
September 24, 2014 - November 12, 2014
September 25, 2014 - November 13, 2014
September 27, 2014 - November 15, 2014
January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
January 15, 2015 - March 5, 2015
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 14, 2015 - June 2, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 3, 2015
April 16, 2015 - June 4, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 6, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $202 + Tax
This class is suited for both beginners and continuing students. Beginners learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and create projects using handbuilding techniques. Read more.

Drawing and Painting

September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2014
September 25, 2014 - December 11, 2014
July 27, 2014 - December 13, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
January 15, 2015 - March 5, 2015
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
April 16, 2015 - June 18, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
September 26, 2014 - December 12, 2014
January 16, 2015 - March 6, 2015
April 17, 2015 - June 19, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $79.50 / $94.50 / $109.50 + Tax
Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Read more.

Teen Potter Wheel Throwing

September 24, 2014 - November 12, 2014
September 25, 2014 - November 13, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
January 15, 2015 - March 5, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 3, 2015
April 16, 2015 - June 4, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $157 + Tax
Learn the basics of making pottery using a combination of wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques. Read more.

An Illustracted Sketchbook

April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $177 + Tax
Learn the drawing and watercolour skills you need to enhance and illuminate your sketch book. Read more.

Watercolours and Acrylics

September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2014
September 27, 2014 - December 13, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $114.50 / $137 / $159.50 + Tax
Build creativity and self-confidence by combining drawing from observation and imagination. Learn about landscapes, portraits, still life and abstract painting. Read more.

Anime / Manga

September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2015
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $199 / $139 / $169
Learn to draw in the diverse styles of Japanese comics and cartoons. You'll practice design, proportion, expression and body language. Read more.

Sculpture: Modeling Clay

September 24, 2014 - November 26, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $263 / $317 + Tax
Explore new techniques of modeling clay in the form of figurative and abstract art. Read more.

Open Coloured Pencil Workshop

March 11, 2015 - March 25, 2015
April 15, 2015 - April 29, 2015
(3 sessions)
Instructor: Deborah Strong, AFCA
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $75 + GST
Choose you own subject(s) and spend three evening sessions (6:30-8:30pm) in Deborah's studio working under her expert guidance. Read more.

Cartooning

September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2014
September 27, 2014 - December 13, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $77 / $92 / $99.50 / $107 / $129.50 / $140.75 / $152
Learn to draw all kinds of characters, from funny animals to humans. Read more.

Animation Studio (8-12)

September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Video Art
Cost: $157 / $122 / $134.50 + tax
Stop-motion animation with clay and toys, hand-drawn animation like anime and Saturday-morning cartoons and computer-based Flash animation! Read more.

Drawing and Painting: Preschool

September 25, 2014 - December 11, 2014
September 27, 2014 - December 13, 2015
January 15, 2015 - March 5, 2015
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 16, 2015 - June 18, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Pastel Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $79.50 / $94.50 / $109.50 + Tax
Explore your creativity through mixed-media techniques and drawing and painting in a variety of media including oil and soft pastels, ink, pencils and crayons. Read more.

A Painting a Day

October 9, 2014 - December 11, 2014
April 16, 2015 - June 18, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $293.40 + Tax
Working from simple still-life arrangements, you will complete a small painting each class. Read more.

The Daily Painting Experience

April 17, 2015 - April 19, 2015 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $367.50
The eye sees far more accurately than the camera lens does, and the practice of working from life rather than photo reference is a difficult, yet highly rewarding experience. Read more.

The Daily Painting Experience

April 17, 2015 - April 19, 2015 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $367.50
In this 3-day workshop all painting is done from small still life set-ups where each student sets up and lights their own still life arrangement and paints on small supports. Read more.

Painting 102

April 17, 2015 - June 19, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $134.50 + Tax
If you have already taking Painting 101 or are painting at an intermediate level, then this class is for you. Read more.

Texture in Felt

April 17, 2015 - April 19, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Ulrieke Benner
Location(s): Gulf Islands
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $360 plus GST and material fee (three days) $270 plus GST and material fee (two days)
Explore texture in felt! Read more.

Printmaking 102

April 18, 2015 - May 23, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $212.50 + Tax
If you have taken Printmaking 101 or have experience with printmaking, this class is for you. Read more.

Cartooning: Comics

September 27, 2014 - December 13, 2014
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $109 / $142.75 / $131.50 + Tax
Dive into the world of comic book making. You'll create your own cast of characters and bring them to life by throwing them into poses with other characters, objects and environments. Read more.

Animation Studio (13-17 years)

September 27, 2014 - December 13, 2014
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Photography, Video Art
Cost: $157 / $112 / $134.50
Stop-motion animation with clay and toys, hand-drawn animation like anime and Saturday-morning cartoons and computer-based Flash animation! Read more.

Shaping Stone: Intro to Soapstone Carving

April 18, 2015 - April 26, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $483.00
Over two weekends, you can learn how to carve soapstone and produce one large and one or two smaller finished pieces, ready for display. Read more.

Makerspace: Robotics and Coding with Dereck Dirom (9 yrs+) MSRC

April 18, 2015 - June 13, 2015 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 173.51
Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways for students to collaborate, design, experiment, and invent as they engage in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Read more.

Simplifying the Complex

April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Michael King
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Pastel Drawing
Cost: $165
Discover how to paint a complex scene, without the need for endless detail, by choosing what is important to the painting based on the focus on what truly matters within a painting. Read more.

Exploring Encaustic: Different Papers & Collage Using the Iron

April 18, 2015
Instructor: Bethany Handfield
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $70
Exploring Encaustic: Different Papers & Collage Using the Iron Read more.

Shaping Stone: Intro to Soapstone Carving

April 18, 2015 - April 26, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $483.00
Over two weekends, you can learn how to carve soapstone and produce one large and one or two smaller finished pieces, ready for display. Read more.

Animation & Anime (13 - 17 years)

September 27, 2014 - December 13, 2014
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Video Art
Cost: Sep - Dec: $154 | Jan - Mar: $109 | Apr - Jun: $131.50
Focusing on designing characters for animation, motion and timing, you will bring your characters to life in your own cartoons using techniques from the animation industry Read more.

Decorative Random Weave Basket

April 18, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts, Sculpture
Cost: $62.50 + Tax
Learn the weaving technique of making a unique free-form basket without a pattern or defined structure. Read more.

Grant Writing for Artists

April 18, 2015 - April 25, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $70.00 + gst
These sessions will give you useful insights and very specific strategies for writing a strong funding application. Read more.

Introduction to Abstract Painting: One-Day Workshop (beginners)

April 18, 2015 - October 17, 2015
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $90
Enjoy developing your artist skills with colour, shape, texture, composition and harmony, freely, unconditionally, spontaneously and individually. Read more.

Altered Books

April 19, 2015
Instructor: Lenora Melville
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Collage, Colour Theory, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $30
Up cycle an old book and create luminous layered art journal pages using paint, collage, colored pencils, pastels and image transfers. Read more.

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE & TERRIFIED BEGINNER - WEEKEND WORKSHOP - Sundays April 19th and 26th 2015

April 19, 2015 - April 26, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $275.
You will not find a more basic drawing course than this, anywhere. Learn essential drawing strategies in only two days! Read more.

Creativity Jumpstart: 50 Drawings

April 19, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $65
You will make fifty drawings in this three-hour workshop: drawings of plants, objects, people, landscapes, drawings of drawings, drawing from the imagination, drawings on drawings. Read more.

Creativity Jumpstart: 50 Drawings

April 19, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $65
You will make fifty drawings in this three-hour workshop: drawings of plants, objects, people, landscapes, drawings of drawings, drawing from the imagination, drawings on drawings. Read more.

More Acrylics

April 19, 2015
Instructor: Chin Yuen
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $225 includes all supplies
Learn More about Acrylics Products and Techniques for Intermediate to Advance Read more.

Dipping into Watercolours

April 20, 2015 - April 23, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Lori Sokoluk
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $104.00 (includes all materials)
Two-day introductory workshop suitable for absolute beginners. Read more.

Encaustic Collage in Spain

April 21, 2015 - April 29, 2015 (9 sessions)
Instructor: Nancy Crawford
Topic(s): Art Vacations, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $3390.00
Join Nancy Crawford for an exciting week of encaustic collage, sightseeing and culinary delights in an intimate Spanish adventure! Read more.

Printmaking 101

April 22, 2015 - May 13, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $80.50 + gst
This introduction to printmaking covers the essentials of printing by hand and with a printing press on various papers. Read more.

Art After-school at the B.A.G.

April 22, 2015 - June 10, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost:
Designed for creative students who want to further their skills while having a great time. Read more.

Encaustic Explorations: Level II

April 24, 2015 - May 8, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $262.50
Encaustic Levels II and III build on the foundation established in Level I, with more techniques added Read more.

Go Big or Go Home with Acrylics: One-Day Workshop (all levels)

April 25, 2015 - October 24, 2015
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $95
Going bigger with acrylic paints! Read more.

Basic Sitting Fabric Sculpture

April 25, 2015
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $134.40
Learn how to make a beautiful garden sculpture from an old t-shirt in just one day. Read more.

Suminagashi (Japanese Paper Marbling)

April 25, 2015
Instructor: Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) BC Lower Mainland chapter
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $60 CBBAG members, $75 non-members. $20 material fee paid directly to the instructor
Students will learn the historical technique that is still being used today to produce decorative papers. Read more.

Mindful Mixed Media & Intuitive Painting: One-Day Workshop (all levels)

April 25, 2015 - October 17, 2015
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $90 (incl)
Awaken your inner artist. Read more.

Teens: Spring into Art! Mixed Media Photo Art Workshop

April 26, 2015
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $55.00
Using photography-inspired techniques from the gallery’s newest exhibition, students explore the theme of ‘capturing moments’ to create their very own photo-based mixed media art. Read more.

Alla Prima Painting

April 25, 2015
April 26, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $77
A more advanced class for students with some painting experience who want to learn about direct (Alla Prima) painting. Read more.

Preschool/Children's Spring Classes: Spring into Art!

May 2, 2015 - June 20, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost:
Spring Art Classes for Preschool/Children Read more.

Silk Painting - The Basics

May 2, 2015
Instructor: Deborah Strong, AFCA
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $95 + GST (includes all materials)
Learn the basics of silk painting using vibrant, colourful, steam-set dyes. Read more.

Pastels With Joan Larson

May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Pastel Drawing
Cost: $199.50
Covers a variety of different techniques and discusses materials through daily demonstrations, and handout materials are provided. Read more.

The Joy of Painting Plein-Air with Acrylics - Weekend Workshop

May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $210.00
im is a plein air painter who has developed a technique of painting with acrylics. Read more.

Pastels With Joan Larson

May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Pastel Drawing
Cost: $199.50
Covers a variety of different techniques and discusses materials through daily demonstrations, and handout materials are provided Read more.

Art Holiday in Andalucia Spain May 2-10, 2015

May 2, 2015 - May 10, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Amy Melious
Topic(s): Art Vacations
Cost: $3690 CAD
Gourmet Art Holiday in Andalucia, Spain May 2-10, 2015 Read more.

STAY GOLD teen retreat

May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: andrea soos
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $250
Stay Gold is a retreat created to give teen girls age 12-15 the opportunity to explore creative media and positive self-expression. Read more.

How to Create Weaves That Bump and Bend

May 2, 2015
May 9, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $158 + Tax
Learn techniques that encourage fabrics woven on a straight grid to bend, fold, pucker and bump, using both traditional and innovative yarns and finishing techniques. Read more.

Programs for Homelearners

May 6, 2015 - May 22, 2015
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost:
Explore the artwork on exhibit through conversation and interactive activities and then create art in the studio to bring key ideas and techniques to life. Addresses BC Visual Arts Curriculum. Read more.

Pottery Boot Camp

October 24, 2014 - October 26, 2014
May 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $102.50 + Tax
Back by popular demand, this weekend intensive focuses on hand technique and ergonomics to shape up and fine tune your throwing skills. Read more.

Expressive Acrylics with Suzanne Northcott

May 9, 2015 - May 10, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $315.00
Come for the excitement of expanding the language of your acrylics to include materials you have wanted to try or to know more about. Read more.

May 14-18 Exploring Encaustic with Bethany @ Shatford Centre (5 days of encaustic instruction)

May 14, 2015 - May 18, 2015 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Bethany Handfield
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $400 for 5 days + $80 supply fee
May 14-18 Exploring Encaustic with Bethany @ Shatford Centre (5 days of encaustic instruction) Read more.

Painting Tours 2015

May 15, 2015 - May 19, 2015
September 2, 2015 - September 15, 2015
Instructor: Judith Atkinson
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Art Vacations, Drawing, Outdoor Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: Free info session
Langara College Painting Tours - Info Session at Langara College TUE Dec. 2nd at 7pm - see further details below Read more.

Encaustic Explorations: Level III

May 15, 2015 - May 22, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $262.50
Encaustic Levels II and III build on the foundation established in Level I, with more techniques added (please see individual workshop descriptions). Read more.

Amazing Acrylics: Level II

May 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $168.00
Preliminary discussion will deal with materials, planning, process, composition & colour, along with useful tips and hints. Read more.

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE & TERRIFIED BEGINNER -- WEEKEND WORKSHOP - Saturdays May 16th and 23rd, 2015

May 16, 2015 - May 23, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $275.
You will not find a more basic drawing course than this, anywhere. Learn essential drawing strategies in only two days! Read more.

Cinque Terre, Italy, Plein Air Workshop with Kiff Holland and Mirja Vahala

May 18, 2015 - May 22, 2015 (10 sessions)
Instructor: Mirja Vahala
Topic(s): Outdoor Painting
Cost: 1995.00
Experience the Sweet Life of an Italian Plein Air Workshop in Cinque Terre, with Kiff Holland and Mirja Vahala. Read more.

Exploring Encaustic: Mixed Media with Encaustic on Wood Panel

May 23, 2015
Instructor: Bethany Handfield
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $80 (includes supplies)
Exploring Encaustic: Mixed Media with Encaustic on Wood Panel Read more.

Tall Fabric Sculpture

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $254.10
Add a whole new dimension to your garden with a beautiful fabric sculpture, using Paverpol, a non toxic fabric hardener that can be used indoors or out. Read more.

Mike Svob / Paint and Create in Greece 2015 - Two Full Magical Weeks

May 24, 2015 - June 6, 2015 (14 sessions)
Instructor: Mike Svob
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Art Vacations, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 3,750 USD (please contact Mike Svob for further information)
Mike Svob Painting Workshop Greece - Two Magical Weeks - Paint in Acrylics Oil or Watercolor May 24-June 6 2015 Read more.

Cold Wax and Oil

May 24, 2015
Instructor: andrea soos
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $175
A one day workshop exploring the unique world of abstraction and cold wax and oil. Read more.

Family Time: Handmade Paper

May 27, 2015 - June 3, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Paper Making
Cost: $29 / $21 + Tax
Introduce your child to the traditional craft of handmade paper Read more.

Open Studio Friday - PAVERPOL

May 29, 2015
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $36.75
This is an open studio opportunity for students to work on any Paverpol project they like. Read more.

Pottery: Salad Bowls

May 29, 2015
June 5, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $75 + Tax
Create a beautiful salad bowl just in time for the summer! Read more.

7 Steps to a Successful Painting

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $304.50
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.

Basketry: Appalachian Egg Basket

May 30, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts, Sculpture
Cost: $96.50 + Tax
Create a unique, sturdy, twin-bottom, ribbed basket with a handle using commercial cane as well as natural materials from the garden. Read more.

7 Steps to a Successful Painting

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $304.50
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.

Drawing from Life

June 1, 2015 - July 6, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Tracey Costescu
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $169.31
A life drawing class working in graphite pencil from still life objects and life casts. Read more.

PRIVATE LESSONS - TAKE YOUR DRAWING SKILLS TO NEW LEVELS WITH WENDY MOULD,AFCA

February 1, 2015 - February 28, 2015
March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
April 1, 2015 - April 30, 2015
May 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015
June 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $70 + GST for 2 ½ hour session; Gift Certificates available
There is an artist in all of us and I want to help you be that artist. Private drawing lessons for all experience levels. Read more.