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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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Alcohol Inks - one day workshop covering the basics and inking on canvas

May 29, 2017
Instructor: Louise Adams
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $140.00 for the day
This is a one day workshop covering the basics with alcohol ink and then introducing the inks to canvas surfaces. Read more.

Play with Polymer - Ocean Pendant

May 30, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media, Sculpture
Cost: $30
Join instructor Steph Brubaker as you take a dip under the sea to play with polymer clay until you create your very own piece of wearable artwork. 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.

Watercolour classes for beginner

April 19, 2017 - May 24, 2017
May 31, 2017 - July 5, 2017
September 6, 2017 - October 11, 2017
(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.

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.

Beer & Brushes

June 1, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $35
You will be “hopped” away while guided with easy to follow, step by step directions in order to create a beautiful acrylic painting while enjoying a nice brew…or two! Read more.

Yoga in the Gallery

June 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017 (12 sessions)

The instructor for this course has not set up her/his Instructor Profile yet. Please refer to any contact information in the course description to find out more.

Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: 4 pack Suite $65 ($60 member price) Drop-in $22 ($20 member price)
'Yoga in the Gallery' classes are Hatha based, with a focus on alignment and, as such, are suitable for all levels. 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.

Classical realism drawing and painting - beginners welcome

June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Nicole Sleeth
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Colour Theory, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $220/mo
Learn to draw and paint in an comfortable, relaxed atelier setting. Small, ongoing classes - learn at your own pace with individual instruction. Read more.

Wardrobe Work of Art with Maria Ibarra

June 2, 2017 - June 30, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $133.18
Take an old white shirt or trousers from your closet and transform them into something completely new. Read more.