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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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Awaken Your Spirit: Paint an Icon of Mary and Child or Archangel Michael

April 7, 2017 - May 5, 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.

Easter Egg-citement

April 7, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): 3D, Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media, Sculpture
Cost: $10
Decorate and create your own Easter egg using colourful, air dry, foam clay. Read more.

Advanced Colour Mixing with Michael King

April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Instructor: Gallery 204
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory, Oil Painting
Cost: $185.00 + GST
Discover how to mix any colour you want by understanding the essential principles of paint pigments, value, temperature & chroma, while learning how to use the paint’s pigment bias to your advantage. Read more.

Stuffed Naan

April 8, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $35
In this class, you will work hands on to make your own vegetable and beef versions of this tasty, traditional treat! Read more.

Stamps and Stencils: Ready-made; found and DIY

April 8, 2017
Instructor: Mary Bennett
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $30
Have fun adding symbols, letters and images with stamps and stencils. 12-3pm Read more.

Kids Painting and Drawing Class

April 8, 2017 - May 27, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Colour Theory, Drawing
Cost: $200
This class is great for young kids with interest in fine arts. Read more.


April 9, 2017 - April 16, 2017 (4 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 a few classes. Read more.

A Day of Drawing

April 9, 2017
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $81.75
Inspired by nature, you will draw with pencil, chalk and ink on a variety of papers. Read more.

Introduction to Incense Making-Squamish

April 9, 2017
Instructor: Hazel Eason
Location(s): Squamish
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $75
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.

Portrait Painting

April 11, 2017 - May 2, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $116.00
Students with drawing portraiture experience can take this class to expand upon their knowledge of portraiture, delving into colours using pastels or acrylic or oil paints. Read more.