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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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Outdoor Acrylics: Through the Window

February 11, 2017 - February 12, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $72.00
Learn how to use acrylic paints and colour mixing to capture the outdoors from inside our warm, cozy studio. Read more.

Henna for Everyone

February 11, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $25
Join Sidrah Ahmad as she guides you step-by-step in this hands-on workshop! Read more.

Kombucha Brewing Workshop

February 11, 2017
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: 50.00 + GST
Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food. —Hippocrates Read more.

Micro Graffiti Trains

February 12, 2017
Instructor: Poppet Creative
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $40
Join Nathan Davis in painting miniature trains in a graffiti style. Read more.

Expressive Handwriting

February 12, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Pen, Ink, Calligraphy
Cost: $75
In this Sunday afternoon workshop, you will learn how to use your own handwriting in a direct, free and expressive way. Read more.

Caterpillar Stitch Binding (Sun, Feb 12, 2017, 1:30-4:30)

March 2, 2013
September 18, 2016
February 12, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $55
Make a softcover notebook that is riddled with caterpillars – caterpillar stitching, that is! Read more.

Basic Acrylics

February 14, 2017 - March 7, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $98.00
Learn easily and enjoyably through simple techniques, and with experienced guidance, gain a fundamental understanding of the materials and exercises that will build up your skills and confidence. Read more.

Painting with Luminous Egg Tempera

January 29, 2017 - February 26, 2017
February 14, 2017 - March 14, 2017
(5 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $ 260 + materials $ 50
Egg tempera painting Read more.

Exploring Watercolour Techniques

February 14, 2017 - March 7, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Jessica Milne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $140.00
This class is for the beginner or intermediate watercolourist who would like to expand their knowledge of this wonderful medium. Read more.

Abstract Decorative (using a palette knife)

May 31, 2016
September 7, 2016
February 15, 2017
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + tax
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to complete your own acrylic painting using a palette knife - please note: ALL classes are held in Cloverdale, BC! Read more.