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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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Family Day Discover the Magic of Pysanky

February 11, 2017
February 12, 2017
February 13, 2017
Instructor: Joan Brander
Location(s): Richmond
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost:
Learn to make pysanky Ukrainian eggs the traditional way with beeswax and dyes under the guidance of artist, author, instructor and lecturer Joan Brander in her studio. Read more.

Basic Acrylics

February 14, 2017 - March 7, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $98.00
Learn easily and enjoyably through simple techniques, and with experienced guidance, gain a fundamental understanding of the materials and exercises that will build up your skills and confidence. Read more.

Exploring Watercolour Techniques

February 14, 2017 - March 7, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Jessica Milne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $140.00
This class is for the beginner or intermediate watercolourist who would like to expand their knowledge of this wonderful medium. Read more.

Painting with Luminous Egg Tempera

February 14, 2017 - March 14, 2017
April 4, 2017 - May 2, 2017
(5 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $ 260 + materials $ 50
Egg tempera painting Read more.

South American Embroidery Explorations

February 15, 2017 - March 8, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Poppet Creative
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: 175
Explore embroidery with Chilean artist Katy Biele. Read more.

Introduction to Screen Print Workshop

January 11, 2017
January 18, 2017
February 1, 2017
February 4, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 1, 2017
March 4, 2017
March 15, 2017
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: 75+GST
This workshop is taught by Blim director Yuriko Iga and is designed to be the easiest way to print at home. Includes your first 8×10 screen burn, test prints, and membership to open studio. Read more.

Abstract Decorative (using a palette knife)

May 31, 2016
September 7, 2016
February 15, 2017
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + tax
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to complete your own acrylic painting using a palette knife - please note: ALL classes are held in Cloverdale, BC! Read more.

Colourful Animals

February 16, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Collage, Colour Theory, Drawing
Cost: $45
Mix it up with collage and colour to create your own animal masterpiece! Read more.

Corks & Canvas

February 16, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $35 per class
Come join us in an evening of fun with friends as we create & sample wine. Read more.

Exploring Drawing Techniques

February 16, 2017 - March 9, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Jessica Milne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: 140.00 CAD
This class is for beginners or people who have some experience drawing and would like gain more knowledge. Read more.