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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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Landscape Photography

May 16, 2017 - June 20, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $225
With several classes held "on location", students will learn firsthand how to shoot under diverse light and weather conditions and a range of terrains. Read more.

Drawing Nature: Inside & Outside

May 16, 2017 - June 20, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $225
This course will focus on elements in the natural world including both indoor studio work, as well as drawing on location (outdoors). Read more.

Painting: Gesture and Colour

May 16, 2017 - June 27, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $225
This introductory course focuses on several quick and direct studies using paint on paper, subject matter includes inventive still life constructions, live models, found imagery and photographs. Read more.

Cloth, Collage and Composition

May 16, 2017 - June 20, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Collage, Fabric Arts, Mixed/Other Media, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $225
By the end of this course students will develop a strong understanding of composition and design using fabric as the main medium. Read more.

Painting: Nature Bound

May 16, 2017 - June 20, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $225
In this painting course, students will explore the intersection between the human and natural worlds specific to gardens, landscaping and agriculture. Read more.

RODEO SPECIAL PLAM- Two Horses

May 17, 2017
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + tax
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to create completed acrylic painting ** all classes are at Cloverdale studio. Read more.

Understanding Colour II

May 17, 2017 - June 28, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $225
This is a continuation of Understanding Colour I and includes a practical application of colour theory learned in the first course as well as introducing more advanced concepts. Read more.

Painting: The Flower As Art

May 17, 2017 - June 21, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $225
This painting course will concentrate taking a contemporary approach to painting the flower, and to inspire a range of painting projects that vary from direct observation to abstraction. Read more.

Screenprint Workshop Level 1 @ BLIM!

May 17, 2017
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $75 + tax
This workshop has been designed to be the easiest way to print at home. Includes your first 8×10 screen burn, test prints, and membership to open studio. A worthwhile investment. Read more.

Watercolour: Art and Science

May 17, 2017 - June 28, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $225
This course will use several branches of science such as botany, zoology, geology, astronomy, and human physiology as a point of departure for watercolour paintings. Read more.