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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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Intermediate photography workshop

May 15, 2017 - June 5, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Douglas Williams
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $60.00
Photograph the interiors of the Orpheum and the Queen Elizabeth Theatres Read more.

Value of Underpainting; Texture, glazing and grisaille underpainting the establish great values

May 15, 2017 - May 17, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Sandy Kay
Location(s): Sunshine Coast
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $325
Learn this technique to take our painting to a new level, using a greyscale underpainting to set good values, glazing colour over and finishing with opaque highlights. Read more.

FCA Workshop - Composition Can Be Fun with Christine Camilleri, AFCA

May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: Members $95/ Non-Members $120
Focus on telling your story and use the best tools to make that story speak for itself. 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.

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 the Everyday with Gouache

May 17, 2017 - June 28, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $225
The focus of this course is on using objects that are part of everyday life, personal experiences, as well as using popular culture and current events as subject matter. Read more.

Drawing: Walking & Memory

May 17, 2017 - June 21, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $225
Students will use walking as a method for making a series of drawings in this new course. Read more.