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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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Drawing for Kids

September 13, 2017 - October 18, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Jessica Milne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $125 CAD
This Class is for kids to learn a variety of sketching techniques including contour lines, shading, perspective, animals, dragons and portraits. Read more.

Classical Realist Portrait Drawing Class

September 14, 2017 - October 12, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $210 includes model fees and GST
Classical Realist Portrait Drawing Class. Noah Layne Academy of Realist Art offers ongoing class in traditional drawing and painting Read more.

Beginner Drawing

September 14, 2017 - October 5, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Jessica Milne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: 140
Students will explore their creativity through a variety of sketching techniques, learning the basic elements of how to draw in a friendly and supportive environment. Read more.

Drawing Pet Portraits in Pencil with Tracey Costescu

September 14, 2017 - October 5, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Pencil Drawing
Cost: $147.00
This workshop will help you reach a new level of realism in your pet portraits. Read more.

Acrylics- Learn to Paint with Kimberly Blackstock

September 14, 2017 - November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017 - December 21, 2017
(8 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $201.60
Take your first painting class with professional artist Kimberly Blackstock who will guide you through the basics of painting. Read more.

Japanese Box (Sat, Sep 16, 2017, 1-5pm)

September 16, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: tbd
Learn to make a box using a historical Japanese box making technique. All tools and materials will be provided. Read more.

Palette Knife Painting with Acrylic

September 16, 2017
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $130
Learn to create an impressionistic landscape in this step-by-step workshop using palette knife with acrylic paint. Read more.

Directed Painting with Agata Teodorwicz

September 16, 2017 - December 16, 2017
September 21, 2017 - December 14, 2017
September 22, 2017 - December 15, 2017
(12 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $194.60
You will receive expert advice on painting from this professional, accomplished artist and cheerful encouragement from your fellow artists. Read more.

Acrylic Landscape with palette knife

September 16, 2017
December 2, 2017
September 17, 2017
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $130 (supplies not included)
Learn to paint a landscape using just a palette knife in this step by step acrylic workshop. Read more.

Master Mondays: Jars and Lids

September 18, 2017 - November 13, 2017 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $218
Over the session, classes will be led by three teachers focusing on lidded jars. Read more.