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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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Digitizing your Art for Fun & Profit with Leah Murray

February 17, 2017 - March 3, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Gallery 204
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $25/person per 2.5 hour session OR 10% discount if pre-booked & pre-paid
Learn how to digitize your artwork and apply it to multiple avenues! Read more.

Mark Making with Dyes

February 18, 2017 - February 19, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts, Mixed/Other Media, Printmaking
Cost: $275
Explore the versatility of paint-like dyes on fabric to create line, pattern, texture, washes and writing, using a variety of tools and print methods. Read more.


February 18, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Blim
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $85 + taxes (includes materials)
Come make a mess and learn how to make your own custom pinata with Meaghan Kennedy! Read more.

Pinata Workshop

February 18, 2017
Instructor: Blim
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: 85 + GST
Learn to make your own custom Pinata. featuring Meaghan Kennedy. Read more.

Mixed-media basics - Playdate with Mary

February 18, 2017 - March 4, 2017 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Mary Bennett
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $90 + $25 for supplies (optional)
Learn basics of mixed-media, from mediums and gels to textures, stencils, stamps and layering. Demonstration, discussion and practice. Read more.

Japanese Box Making (Sat, Feb 18, 2017, 2-4pm)

March 12, 2016
October 8, 2016
February 18, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: tbd
Learn to make a tiny (palm-sized) box using a historical Japanese box making technique. Read more.

Collage Journeys Workshop

February 18, 2017 - March 11, 2017 (4 sessions)

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): Vancouver
Topic(s): Collage
Cost: $ 135
* No Inner Critic - No Inhibitions - Just Making Art* Read more.

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE & TERRIFIED BEGINNER -Weekend Workshop - Sundays February 18th & 25th, 2017

February 18, 2017 - February 25, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: 375.
This is THE most basic drawing class to be found anywhere. Typically, students are AMAZED at their progress after only a few classes. Read more.

Life Drawing

February 18, 2017 - June 17, 2017
Instructor: Gallery 204
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Drawing, Figure Drawing
Cost: $18.00
Uninstructed life drawing with a nude model. Read more.

How to: Weave Repp and Two-Faced Weaves

February 18, 2017 - February 25, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $144.00
Repp weave creates a fabric with a corduroy effect by using thick and thin yarns. Read more.