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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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Writing for Artists

May 19, 2015 - June 23, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $235
This course will help artists develop writing skills for effective grant, proposal and exhibition submissions. Read more.

Drawing: The Abstract Image

May 19, 2015 - June 23, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $235
This course explores the transition from representational drawing to making compositions made of marks, shapes, forms and textures that are inherently interesting as completed works of art. Read more.

Life Drawing

April 21, 2015
May 19, 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.

Book Arts: Five Book Structures and a Folded Paper Case

May 19, 2015
Instructor: Trisha Klus
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $85
A day of Book Arts making five book structures and a folded paper case to hold them all together. Read more.

Installation Art: An Introduction

May 19, 2015 - June 23, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $235
In this course, students will take on projects specially designed to help them gain an understanding of how installation art compares with object-making in general. Read more.

Drawing with Thread

May 19, 2015 - June 30, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing, Fabric Arts, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 235
Considering drawing in the widest sense, students will look at different material that could be considered a thread and consider its properties and potential use as a drawing tool. Read more.

Acrylic Painting Level 2

May 12, 2015
May 19, 2015
May 26, 2015
June 2, 2015
June 9, 2015
June 16, 2015
June 23, 2015
June 30, 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.

Painting as Sculpture

May 19, 2015 - June 23, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Sculpture
Cost: $235
Beginning with a rectangular surface, you will learn ways to subvert, deconstruct, and reassemble it to create a three-dimensional form that breaks from the tradition of the rectangle. Read more.

Post Modernism: An Introduction

May 19, 2015 - June 23, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Art History
Cost: $235
This course examines the key artists, theorists and forces that characterized the transition from modernity to post modernity. Read more.

Paint like a Master - Van Gogh's 12 Sunflowers

March 31, 2015
April 27, 2015
May 19, 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.