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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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Dare to Paint with Deborah Czernecky

January 17, 2017 - February 21, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: 204.75
This course is designed for the absolute beginner and the artist that needs a good review in foundation. Read more.

Art FUNdamentals

January 18, 2017 - March 29, 2017 (11 sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Colour Theory, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $5 per class
Instructor Kim Sherlock will guide you through an adventure in Art FUNdamentals. In this class children take charge while discovering the creative world around them. Read more.

Beginner Acrylic

October 26, 2016 - November 30, 2016
January 18, 2017 - February 22, 2017
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $335
Learn the basics of acrylic painting on canvas while creating landscape paintings. Read more.

Watercolour classes for beginner

January 18, 2017 - February 22, 2017
March 1, 2017 - April 5, 2017
April 12, 2017 - May 17, 2017
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $335
Learn basic watercolour techniques while painting landscapes in watercolour. Read more.

Beginners Portrait Drawing the Classical Realist Way

January 18, 2017 - April 5, 2017 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Mandy Boursicot
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Portrait Drawing
Cost: $189
Learn and master the Academic approach to drawing the portrait Read more.

Private Classes - Introductory Acrylic Painting - 10 weeks - Flexible scheduling available

January 19, 2017 - March 23, 2017 (10 sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $1200.
This private course is a fun and comprehensive introduction to Acrylic Painting, for the beginner or self-taught intermediate. Solid curriculum. Learn foundational painting skills step-by-step. Read more.

Classical Realist Portrait Drawing Class

January 19, 2017 - February 16, 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

January 19, 2017 - February 9, 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.

Painting Through the Ages

January 19, 2017 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Art History, Children and Youth
Cost: $45
Learn about different historical art movements from realism to abstract with instructor Darlene Kee. Read more.

Awaken Your Spirit: Paint an Icon of Mary and Child

January 21, 2017 - February 18, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $325 + $50 materials
Introduction to traditional egg tempera painting Read more.