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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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Cold Wax and Oil

June 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Poppet Creative
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 300.00
A weekend workshop in cold wax and oil and exploration for all levels. Read more.

INTO ABSTRACTION – explore, experiment and Create

June 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Instructor: lori Goldberg
Location(s): Whistler
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: EARLY BIRD available until June 1st: $240 Arts Whistler member $290 Non-Member REGULAR RATE $290 Arts Whistler member $340 Non-Member
Explore , experiment and delve into two day exploration of abstraction using Nature as our teacher. Read more.

Succulents Watercolor Painting

June 17, 2017
June 24, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: 40
You can create unique watercolor succulents and cactus watercolor paintings. Read more.

Photoshop Basics

June 25, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Digital, Photography
Cost: $110
Discover that you can do basic editing on your own photos! Read more.

Linocut Printing

June 4, 2017 - June 11, 2017
June 25, 2017 - July 2, 2017
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media, Printmaking
Cost: $200
Make a set of custom prints and use them in any projects at home. All materials included. Read more.

Encaustic Mixed Media Collage and Image Transfer - 1 day

June 25, 2017
July 8, 2017
Instructor: Shary Bartlett
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Collage, Digital, Mixed/Other Media, Photography
Cost: $120.00 + $25 supplies (plus GST)
An introduction to the art of Beeswax/Encaustic mixed media painting and image transfer. Read more.

Paint a Chicken! ART-SHIVOO Workshop with Rose Cowles

June 26, 2017
June 26, 2017
Instructor: rose cowles martin
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $35
An ART-SHIVOO night of painting chickens with Rose Cowles. Read more.

BLIM! Foil Printed Patch Workshop

June 28, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $85 + taxes (includes materials)
Learn to make your very own foil patches out of recycled denim and holographic foil. Read more.

Life Drawing in the Art Gallery at Evergreen

January 25, 2017
February 22, 2017
March 22, 2017
April 26, 2017
May 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Instructor: Evergreen Cultural Centre
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Figure Drawing
Cost: Cost per Session: $20 | ECC Members: $10
Once a month, the Art Gallery at Evergreen is transformed into a drawing studio, complete with drawing boards and an undraped model. Read more.

Classical realism drawing and painting - beginners welcome

July 1, 2017 - July 31, 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.