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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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Wool Watercolours Felting Workshop with Yara

December 3, 2016
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $48.83
If you are searching to find something new and fun to do, felting is the perfect thing for you! Read more.

Freestyle Weaving: Make a Scarf in a Day with Dawn

December 3, 2016

The instructor for this course has not set up her/his Instructor Profile yet. Please refer to any contact information in the course description to find out more.

Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: 160
Make a "magic yarn ball" and then weave a scarf in one day. Read more.

Mark Anthony - Drawing - A Traditional Approach to Portrait Drapery Figure

November 7, 2016 - November 28, 2016
December 5, 2016 - December 26, 2016
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Mark Anthony
Location(s): North Vancouver, Vancouver, West Vancouver
Topic(s): Art History, Art Vacations, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pastel Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $180.00 (Per monthly membership registration fee)
Understanding a structural approach to creating a well-drawn portrait. Read more.

Impressionist Oil Painting

September 6, 2016 - September 13, 2016
December 6, 2016 - December 13, 2016
(2 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $120
Use your oil in an impressionistic style to capture the feeling of the land. Read more.

Beginners Portrait Drawing

December 7, 2016 - December 14, 2016 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Mandy Boursicot
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Portrait Drawing
Cost: $126
Beginner's Portrait Drawing using Classical Training Techniques Read more.

Winter Holiday Themed Acrylic Paintings

November 30, 2016
December 3, 2016
December 7, 2016
December 12, 2016
December 16, 2016
December 20, 2016
( sessions)
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 + tax each
Create various winter inspired acrylic paintings. Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to complete your own acrylic painting in one night - ALL classes are held in Cloverdale, BC! Read more.

Set your camera on Manual

December 10, 2016
Instructor: Wendy D
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $125
Create the images you imagine. An intensive, techy but not really techy, hands on photo workshop. Read more.

Painting as Sculpture

December 10, 2016 - April 4, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $395
This course is designed to expand ideas of what a painting can be. Read more.

Intro to Incense-Making

December 11, 2016
Instructor: Hazel Eason
Location(s): Squamish
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 75
Make your own all-natural incense from scratch! Read more.

Japanese Bookbinding (Sun, Dec 11, 2016, 1-4pm)

April 23, 2016
June 25, 2016
December 11, 2016
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $10
Traditional four-hole stab binding technique will be learned using contemporary materials. Read more.