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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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Butterfly Painting Class

August 26, 2017
Instructor: Lisa Powers
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $49 (includes all supplies, 11×14 canvas)
Enjoy an afternoon painting and socializing! Read more.

Fall Weekly Class and Free Monthly Art instructional Gathering

August 27, 2017 - December 10, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Yin Zhang
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: Varies
Classes for painting / drawing/ watercolour / colour pencil and free monthly gathering Read more.

Hollyhock : Painting Beyond The Ordinary

August 27, 2017 - September 1, 2017
Instructor: lori Goldberg
Location(s): Other BC Location
Topic(s): Art Vacations
Cost: TUITION: $525 CDN / 5 nights (meals and accommodation extra)
Set free your inner creativity and explore extraordinary methods of drawing and painting Read more.

ArtStarts presents “Fuzzy Bees and the Food Forest” with Renée Sala

August 27, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: ArtStarts in Schools
Location(s): New Westminster
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: Free! Donations welcome.
We’ll be using colourful unspun wool, lots of soap and water, and our own energy to create cute and cuddly, fuzzy bees! Read more.

free Monthly Art Class / Gathering 27th

August 27, 2017
Instructor: Yin Zhang
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Watercolour Painting
Free to attend monthly from Aug to Nov Read more.

Order and Chaos, Fire and Ice An Adventure in Calligraphy and Encaustic with Massimo Polello and Nancy Crawford

August 28, 2017 - September 1, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Nancy Crawford
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy
Cost: $825.00
Join master calligrapher Massimo Polello and artist Nancy Crawford for an exciting week of calligraphy and encaustic painting, exploring the dualities of Order and Chaos, Fire and Ice. Read more.


August 28, 2017 - September 1, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Jeri Engen
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $150.00
Located in Lynn Valley camp runs from 9am-12pm for ages six and up. Read more.

Acrylic Painting Classes- On-Going at The Studio

September 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Marion Krahn
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $35.00 per 2 hrs. Special rates apply for workshops, please inquire.
Beginner and Intermediate Arcylic Painting Classes at The Studio are on-going. Learn expressive painting techniques, mixed-media, in an open and creative Studio. Read more.

SUZY BIRSTEIN'S "Mia Muse" FIGURATIVE CERAMICS Workshop on Skopelos, GREEK ISLAND Paradise where "Mamma Mia" was filmed!!

September 1, 2017 - September 16, 2017
Instructor: Suzy Birstein
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Art History, Art Vacations, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $1800 USD for workshop (early bird til June)
Envision your “Inner Muse” under the creative guidance of ceramist Suzy Birstein famed artist for the 2008 Academy Awards nominees Read more.

Watercolour classes for beginner

September 6, 2017 - October 11, 2017
October 18, 2017 - November 22, 2017
January 10, 2018 - February 14, 2018
February 21, 2018 - April 25, 2018
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $335
Learn basic watercolour techniques while painting landscapes in watercolour. Read more.