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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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Blossom with Watercolours

March 23, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $35
Learn simple tricks to paint your very own watercolour flowers. Read more.

Learn to Knit

March 25, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $30
This course is for beginners or those still working on basic skills, with instructors Sidrah and Nasrin Ahmad. Read more.

Magical Mandalas

March 28, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing
Cost: $25
Create and explore the magical art of mandalas with artist Steph Brubaker. Read more.

Botanical Drawing

April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Instructor: Mandy Boursicot
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $198
Learn master techniques of Botanical Drawing in one weekend ! Read more.

Painting, Colour Mixing and Drawing Skills with Michael Abraham

January 14, 2017 - January 28, 2017
February 4, 2017 - February 25, 2017
March 4, 2017 - March 25, 2017
April 1, 2017 - April 29, 2017
May 6, 2017 - May 27, 2017
Instructor: Michael Abraham
Location(s): Delta, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $75 per half day session.
Weekly painting sessions focusing on your individual needs. Read more.

Clamshell Box (Sat, April 1, 2017, 9:30-1:30)

August 7, 2016
April 1, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $85
Make a type of decorative box that is commonly used to encase a book for protection from moisture, bugs and dust. Read more.

Exploring Acrylics

April 5, 2017 - April 26, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $88.00
Expand your fundamental acrylics skills by bringing printmaking into the process for an expressive, tactile, contemporary approach to acrylic painting. Read more.

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE & TERRIFIED BEGINNER -WEEKEND WORKSHOP, Sundays April 9th & 16th 2017

April 9, 2017 - April 16, 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.

A Day of Drawing

April 9, 2017
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $81.75
Inspired by nature, you will draw with pencil, chalk and ink on a variety of papers. Read more.

Portrait Painting

April 11, 2017 - May 2, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $116.00
Students with drawing portraiture experience can take this class to expand upon their knowledge of portraiture, delving into colours using pastels or acrylic or oil paints. Read more.