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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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Murals and Street Art

September 10, 2017 - September 24, 2017 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Outdoor Painting
Cost: $150
Leave the canvas behind and trade your paint brush for a can of spray paint! Read more.

Nova Scotia Plein Air Workshop September 2017 with Mirja Vahala and Brigitte Desbois

September 10, 2017 - September 15, 2017 (10 sessions)
Instructor: Mirja Vahala
Topic(s): Outdoor Painting
Cost: 1779.00
Experience the Sweet Life of a Nova Scotia Plein Air Workshop in Nova Scotia Read more.

Alla Prima Flower Painting

September 11, 2017 - October 2, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: 210
Come learn oil Alla Prima techniques for painting flowers. Alla Prima means paintings done in one session. Read more.

Classical Realist Cast Drawing Atelier

September 11, 2017 - November 30, 2017 (24 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $800 + GST
Cast Drawing Apprenticeship Program at Noah Layne Academy of Realist Art. Read more.

Mixed Media for Beginners with Christy Dunsmore

September 11, 2017 - October 30, 2017
November 6, 2017 - December 18, 2017
(7 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $163.80
If you have no idea what "mixed media" means, this series is for you. Read more.

Working With Acrylics with Barry Walker

September 11, 2017 - October 23, 2017
September 23, 2017 - October 14, 2017
October 21, 2017 - November 18, 2017
October 30, 2017 - December 4, 2017
November 25, 2017 - December 16, 2017
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $ 208.25
This class will go into colour blending and composition of a painting. Working with transparent to thick pigment application. Read more.

History of Design

September 12, 2017 - December 5, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Art History
Cost: $425
An art history course with a specific interest in the development of design from the late 19th century through early 21st century. Read more.

Adult You Can Draw-Yes You with Christy Dunsmore

September 12, 2017 - October 24, 2017
November 7, 2017 - December 19, 2017
(7 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Pencil Drawing
Cost: $152.60
If you've always wanted to draw but secretly think you can't , this series is for you! Read more.

Curatorial Studies I

September 13, 2017 - December 6, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $425
Discover what goes on behind closed gallery doors and learn how to curate! Read more.

Watercolour Teaser

September 13, 2017
Instructor: Jessica Milne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $40 CAD
Come and try watercolours for a couple of hours with no experience necessary. Read more.