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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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Kids Paint Class

April 25, 2016
May 2, 2016
May 9, 2016
May 16, 2016
May 30, 2016
June 6, 2016
June 13, 2016
June 20, 2016
June 27, 2016
Instructor: Lenora Melville
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Colour Theory, Drawing
Cost: Cost is $15 plus supplies
Learn the basics of acrylic painting in this 2 hour after school class. Read more.

Introduction to Etching

June 20, 2016 - June 29, 2016 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Malaspina Printmakers
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing, Printmaking
Cost: $264 + tax
Join Dan Starling to learn the basics of intaglio printing, in this introduction to etching. Read more.

Acrylic Abstracts with texture

May 17, 2016 - May 24, 2016
June 21, 2016 - June 28, 2016
(2 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $100 (supplies not included)
Abstract Acrylic painting using modelling paste for texture to add interest to your work Read more.

Drawing Classes

April 26, 2016
May 3, 2016
May 10, 2016
May 17, 2016
May 24, 2016
May 31, 2016
June 7, 2016
June 14, 2016
June 21, 2016
June 28, 2016
Instructor: Lenora Melville
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Drawing, Pastel Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, 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.

Life Drawing

July 19, 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.


April 23, 2016
June 21, 2016
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Courtenay, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55 + tax
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration - work as a pair to complete an acrylic painting and build lasting memories - please note: ALL classes are held in Cloverdale, BC! Read more.


June 22, 2016
Instructor: Fiona Neal
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $50
Connect the breath with the flow of colour to find yourself in the moment. Read more.

Screenprint Ceramic Workshop

July 27, 2016
June 22, 2016
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $85+GST
Screen print onto ceramic tiles. Read more.

Brangle! The Wired Bracelet Bangle

June 22, 2016 ( sessions)
Instructor: The Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): 3D, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $20
You will learn to curl and connect until you’ve assembled your very own unique, wearable Brangle! Read more.

Zentangle Greeting Cards

June 9, 2016
June 23, 2016
Instructor: The Makers Room
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy
Cost: $39 (includes all material)
Discover the relaxing and enjoyable art of Zentangle! Read more.