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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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August 20, 2017
Instructor: Louise Adams
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $70 per session
New directions with AI using new techniques and materials. Read more.

Introduction to Calligraphy with Thary Chhom

August 20, 2017
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $66.05
Focusing on pointed pen and the Copperplate style, this class will give you everything you need to get started on your own calligraphy journey. Read more.

Art and Self-Empowerment Camp ages 8-15

August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Janine M Ray
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Collage, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Outdoor Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $275 plus tax
Youth empowerment and art-making class that incorporates mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, Yoga, and fun! Read more.

Fabulouse Lian Zhen Workshop using only three colours to crate amasing techniques

August 21, 2017 - August 23, 2017

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Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $400.00
A great workshop with lots of information for all levels of painters. Read more.

Paint and Play summer camp

July 24, 2017 - July 27, 2017
August 21, 2017 - August 24, 2017
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Poppet Creative
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: 60
A drop off summer art camp for ages four and five. Read more.

South American Embroidery Explorations

August 21, 2017 - August 24, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Poppet Creative
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: 185
Explore embroidery in this intensive class that looks at freestyle techniques on a variety of materials. Read more.

Introduction to ART for beginners

August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Louise Monfette
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $94 plus tax
Basic drawing and painting introductory course for beginners at the MOnterey Center in Oak Bay Read more.

Soap Making for Beginners

August 22, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $45
Instructor Patti Lawn of Bath Scents Handmade Soap will demonstrate the basics of making ‘cold-process soap’ from scratch. Read more.

BLIM! Screenprint Workshop Level 1

August 23, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $75 + tax
Learn to create a silk screen and print your image on a shirt! Read more.

ArtStarts presents “Fuzzy Bees and the Food Forest” with Renée Sala

August 26, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: ArtStarts in Schools
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: Free! Donations welcome.
We’ll be using colourful unspun wool, lots of soap and water, and our own energy to create cute and cuddly, fuzzy bees! Read more.