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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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Corks & Canvas

May 18, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $35
Come join us in an evening full of artsy fun with friends as we create art & sample wine. Read more.

Oil Painting: The Figure

May 18, 2017 - June 22, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Figure Drawing, Oil Painting
Cost: $225
Elements such as paint handling, brushwork, colour, composition and creating space will be covered in addition to learning how to paint the model in various poses. Read more.

Abstract Painting Today

May 18, 2017 - June 22, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Mixed/Other Media, Oil Painting
Cost: $225
This course will introduce students to the many ways to create abstract paintings including a focus on structure, geometry, gesture, the manipulated surface and sculptural forms. Read more.

Live Sculpting Demonstration

May 18, 2017
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Sculpture
Cost: FREE
New Forms Matter artist, Louise Solecki Weir, will be sculpting a bust from a live model in the gallery. Read more.

Urban Photography

May 18, 2017 - June 22, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $225
The course includes on-location sessions, lectures and group discussions based on photos taken by students; students will complete the course with a final portfolio of works. Read more.

Creative Writing

May 18, 2017 - June 22, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $225
Creative writing is one of the most fulfilling ways to express yourself, and you’re never too young or too old to give it a try. Read more.

Abstract Painting Today

May 18, 2017 - June 22, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $225
This course will introduce students to the many ways to create abstract paintings including a focus on structure, geometry, gesture, the manipulated surface and sculptural forms. Read more.

Skill Building Pottery Weekend

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): 3D, Sculpture
Cost: $102.50
This weekend intensive focuses on hand technique and ergonomics to shape up and fine tune your throwing skills. Read more.

Drawing: The Abstract Image

May 19, 2017 - June 30, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $225
This course focuses on abstraction in drawing and make the transition from representational drawing to making marks, shapes, forms and textures that combine to create completed works of art. Read more.

Painting: Stripes as Structure & Subject

May 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $225
This painting course will focus on the way stripes can be used in painting to create composition, pattern and rhythm. Read more.