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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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Tim Schumm - Dramatic landscapes in Acrylic

May 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Bear Valley Highlands
Location(s): Vernon
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Art Vacations, Colour Theory, Outdoor Painting
Cost: $ 450
3 day Acrylic workshop with Tim Schumm at Bear Valley Highlands Read more.

Painting on Canvas with Alcohol Inks --- Take the Next Exciting Steps in Your Creative Journey

May 28, 2017
Instructor: Louise Adams
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $70 per session
Learning to paint on canvas with alcohol inks Read more.

Poster or Card Workshop @ BLIM!

May 31, 2017
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $85 + tax
Learn to print beautiful hand screen printed greeting cards, using water based inks. Read more.

En Plein Air Outdoor painting workshops in the Tri-City area

June 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $40
Outdoor Workshops at various rivers, lakes and parks in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody in watercolour and oil. Read more.

Intro to Felting

June 1, 2017
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $39.50
Explore different felting methods, acquire the skills necessary to create finished pieces and get inspired to explore further. Read more.

Get to know your painting tools, a workshop at Coal Harbour Community Centre

June 3, 2017 - June 4, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Jeanne Krabbendam
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $ 100 + GST
A two day workshop playing with different paint applications Read more.

Basketry: Random Weaving Garden Basket

June 3, 2017
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $87.00
Learn basic basket techniques by creating a random weave basket with or without a borders. Read more.

Outdoor Acrylics: Impressions in the Park

June 4, 2017
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Outdoor Painting
Cost: $48.50
Gain inspiration from the outdoor experience and spontaneously capture the landscape by colour mixing acrylic paints on canvas. Read more.

Ron Hedrick - 3 day Plein Air painting

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Bear Valley Highlands
Location(s): Vernon
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Art Vacations, Colour Theory, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting
Cost: 325
3 day Plein Air Oil painting workshop with Ron Hedrick Read more.

Longstitch Bookbinding (Sun, Jun 11, 2017, 11-1pm and 2-4pm)

June 11, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: tbd
This particular longstitch binding technique elevates the plain stitching to complex. The secret is that it's not complex to pull it off. Read more.