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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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Beginner Drawing

April 4, 2017 - April 25, 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.

Realistic Oil Painting Classes

April 4, 2017 - May 30, 2017 (9 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Colour Theory, Oil Painting
Cost: $350
You will gain solid knowledge of how to create realistic image with oil paint. Read more.


April 4, 2017 - May 9, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Annette Arndt
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $102
This after school drawing class focuses on developing your own cartoon or stylized way of drawing to tell a story. Read more.

Watercolour classes - intermediate level

April 4, 2017 - August 31, 2017
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $40/hour (discounts for multiple classes)
Intermediate level watercolour instruction in a private atmosphere taught by instructor with 20 years of experience. Read more.

Drop-In and Draw with Wendy Mould, AFCA

April 1, 2017
April 4, 2017
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA CDM
Location(s): Maple Ridge
Topic(s): Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $15 for each 2hr. Drop-In and Draw
Bring your sketchbook and pencils/pens and come draw. Work on a project or start something new, Wendy will be happy to give a few pointers and draw with you. Read more.

Exploring Acrylics

April 5, 2017 - April 26, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $88.00
Expand your fundamental acrylics skills by bringing printmaking into the process for an expressive, tactile, contemporary approach to acrylic painting. Read more.

Drawing for Absolute Beginners

April 5, 2017 - May 31, 2017 (9 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $350
Slow course to set you up with the drawing. Read more.

Adult Art Classes

April 5, 2017 - April 26, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Gallery 204
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Oil Painting, Pencil Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $130.00 plus GST
Carmel Clare will assist you in achieving your creative goals, through weekly classes, private lessons or workshops. Read more.

Drawing for Kids

April 5, 2017 - May 10, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Jessica Milne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: 120
This Class is for kids to learn a variety of sketching techniques including contour lines, shading, perspective, animals and portraits. Read more.

SUZY BIRSTEIN - "Come Clay with Me!!" Handbuilt Ceramic Sculpture and Tableware for Adults

April 5, 2017 - May 3, 2017
May 10, 2017 - June 1, 2017
(5 sessions)
Instructor: Suzy Birstein
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $245
(Welcoming all levels of experience!) “Come Clay with Me” - welcoming all levels of experience! consecutive 5 week sessions. Read more.