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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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Intro to Linear Perspective

January 21, 2017
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $48
Learn how to draw three-dimensional buildings using the basic techniques first developed in the Renaissance. 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.

Japanese Bookbinding (Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 11-1pm)

January 21, 2012
April 23, 2016
June 25, 2016
December 11, 2016
January 22, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $tbd
Students will learn the Japanese Bookbinding technique also known as the 4-hole stab binding. Read more.

Make a Willow Armchair with Andrew Kent

January 22, 2017
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: 273.00
In one day you can make and take home your own classic Rustic Willow armchair. Read more.

Soapmaking for Beginners

January 23, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $45
Instructor Patti Lawn will demonstrate the basics of making ‘cold-process soap’ from scratch including lye, fixed oils, fragrance oils, essential oils, micas, oxides, and natural colourants. Read more.

Alchemical Art Process Group

January 23, 2017 - April 3, 2017
January 23, 2017 - April 3, 2017
(6 sessions)
Instructor: susanna ruebsaat
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $75 per session or $430 total of 6 sessions
Alchemical Art Process Group Read more.

Watercolour classes - intermediate level

January 23, 2017 - December 13, 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.

Mr. Roboto

January 24, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): 3D, Mixed/Other Media, Sculpture
Cost: $25
Chief Robot Engineer, Steph Brubaker will help you build and design the 3D robot of your dreams using buttons, shapes, bottle caps and more! Read more.

TEN WEEK (30 hr) "DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE TERRIFIED BEGINNER" - Tuesdays January 24th - March 28, 2017

January 24, 2017 - March 28, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $375.
This is THE most basic drawing class to be found anywhere. Typically, students are AMAZED at their progress after only two days' worth of classes! Read more.

Watercolour on Yupo paper - Abstract

October 4, 2016 - October 11, 2016
January 24, 2017 - January 31, 2017
(2 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $110
Abstract Watercolour Workshop on Yupo Paper 7-9 pm Read more.