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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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Life Drawing

May 24, 2016
June 21, 2016
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Figure Drawing
Cost: $10
“Life drawing, Blim-Style”, conceptual practise, still life, and models provided. Read more.

Painting with Luminous Egg Tempera

May 24, 2016 - June 21, 2016
July 5, 2016 - August 2, 2016
(5 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $ 240 + materials $45
Egg tempera painting Read more.

Mixed Media

May 24, 2016 - June 14, 2016 (4 sessions)
Instructor: andrea soos
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 150.00
Come see what mixed media is all about in a playful and non intimidating course. Read more.

Screenprint Ceramic Workshop

May 25, 2016
June 22, 2016
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $85+GST
Screen print onto ceramic tiles. Read more.

Draw with Pen & Ink on a Book Page

May 25, 2016
Instructor: The Makers Room
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $35 (includes all material)
Detailed and Delicate – Looks beautiful in a frame! Read more.

Paint like a Master - Van Gogh's Almond Blossoms

May 25, 2016
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + GST
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.

Acrylic Painting Approaches and Applications with Kimberly Blackstock (16+ yrs)

April 21, 2016 - May 19, 2016
May 26, 2016 - June 23, 2016
(5 sessions)
Instructor: Kimberly Blackstock
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $160.21 (including tax and all supplies)
A great class for beginners looking for guidance to ignite their creativity and intermediate painters looking for new techniques for acrylic paint. Read more.


May 26, 2016
Instructor: Colleen J Dyson AFCA SCA
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $150
A one-day workshop where we will utilize the tips and techniques we learned in the Colour theory Workshop, with reference to our Colour Theory Journal. Read more.

Funny Faces

May 26, 2016
June 2, 2016
June 16, 2016
(3 sessions)
Instructor: The Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Drawing, Figure Drawing
Cost: $45
This class takes the work out of drawing faces and adds a fun twist that will help students hone their skills. Read more.

Classical Realist Portrait Drawing Class

May 26, 2016 - June 23, 2016 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $189
Classical Realist Portrait Drawing Class. Noah Layne Academy of Realist Art offers ongoing class in traditional drawing and painting Read more.