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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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Felting on Found Objects

April 2, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts, Sculpture
Cost: $150
This one-day workshop focuses on found felting as a process to develop creative and technical skills around armature building and working with shape, form, texture & colour. Read more.

Abstract Painting: Mapping the Landscape

April 2, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $150
This workshop will focus on learning to see the landscape as made up of a series of abstracted shapes and forms that one can move through. Read more.

Introduction to Incense Making-Mission

April 2, 2017
Instructor: Hazel Eason
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 60
Learn how to make your own all natural incense in this hands-on workshop which leads you through the incense-making process from the gathering of ingredients to rituals of burning. Read more.

Intro to Portraiture

April 3, 2017 - May 30, 2017 (9 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $350 + model fee $20
Do you want to start drawing portraits? Read more.

CLAY DAYS with SUZY BIRSTEIN - SPRING 2017, children 6-17yrs

April 3, 2017 - June 12, 2017 (11 sessions)
Instructor: Suzy Birstein
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $255
CLAY DAYS - Spring Session - Children 6-17yrs, located in Suzy's Inspiring Kitsilano Garden Studio! Read more.

A Painting a Day

April 3, 2017 - June 1, 2017 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $240
Working from simple still-life arrangements, you will complete a small painting each class. Read more.

Classical Realist Cast Drawing Atelier

April 3, 2017 - June 23, 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.

School of magic

April 3, 2017 - June 12, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Elena Nahum Leroy
Location(s): New Westminster
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $150+GST
Learn magic tricks, make your own equipment and impress your friends. Tricks with coins, cards, elastic bands, rope and more! Read more.

Book + Letterpress

April 3, 2017 - April 23, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Malaspina Printmakers
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $398 + tax
Monday and Thursday evenings from April 3 to 23 and April 6 to 20, 2017, from 6PM to 9PM Read more.

ADVANCED DRAWING CLASS-For kids-Spring

April 4, 2017 - May 9, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Annette Arndt
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Figure Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $102
This class is based on the classical teaching methods of Charles Bargueand we will be using very specific techniques to accomplish proper proportion, shadow and light. Read more.