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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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Mixed Media & More with Donna Swain

March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Fraser Valley Artists
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 300
Loosen up your creative process to reveal your intuition and tap into your own unique mark-making style. Experimentation with texture, colour and collage will let your creative juices flow! Read more.

Classical realism drawing and painting - beginners welcome

April 1, 2017 - April 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.

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.

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.

Intro to Acrylic Painting

April 1, 2017
May 6, 2017
Instructor: Lisa Powers
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $50 (includes all materials)
Learn the basic steps of acrylic painting so you’ll feel more confident when painting on your own and when joining our ongoing classes. Read more.


April 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA CDM
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 3 lesson package $225; $90 + GST for single 2 ½ hour session;
There is an artist in all of us and I want to help you be that artist. Private drawing lessons, for beginner to experienced welcome. All ages Welcome. Read more.

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

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.

Layers, Layers, Everywhere

April 1, 2017 - April 29, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Lisa Ochowycz
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $312.50 + tax
Learn how working in multiple layers can add depth, build imagery and allow for spontaneity in your work. Read more.

2-Day Youth Photo Workshop—From the Darkroom to the Internet: Alternative Ways of Making and Sharing Photographs

April 1, 2017 - April 8, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: presented by: Capture Photography Festival
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Photography
Cost: FREE
Local artist Kate Henderson leads this two-day workshop for high school–aged youth in which participants explore early forms of photography as well as digital techniques. Read more.

The Joy of Acrylics

April 1, 2017 - April 29, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Lisa Ochowycz
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $312.50 + tax
This class builds on and expands the knowledge (brushes, surfaces, basic colour mixing) acquired in my absolute beginners class or in your previous painting experience. Read more.