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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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Ammonite Fossil Necklace

March 10, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $40
Join artist Carla Swope and learn to drill and crimp your way to making your very own Ammonite fossil necklace! Read more.

Introduction to Encaustics

March 11, 2017 - March 13, 2017 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Nancy Crawford
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $525.00
This introductory course is ideal for anyone new to the exciting and dynamic medium of encaustic painting or those needing a refresher program. Read more.

Wilderness Night Scene Workshop with Bryan Coombes

March 11, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Instructor: Gallery 204
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $295.00
Lets create a 12x36 painting of a wilderness night scene. This workshop will cover many fundamental skills of acrylic painting that will form a foundation for you to apply to your painting practice. Read more.

Quilt as Art: Freeform Intuitive Piecing

March 11, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $275
You will leave this workshop with the discovery of your own innate sense of design and some lively art quilt pieces. Read more.

Drawing as Meditation

March 12, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $150
In this workshop, you’ll learn close observation of natural forms and how to slow down and draw what you see while being focused and relaxed. Read more.

Pamphlet Bookbinding (Sun, Mar 12, 2017, 1:00-4:00)

April 21, 2012
January 14, 2017
March 12, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: tbd
Participants will learn to make a book using the simplest of bookbinding techniques called "pamphlet stitch". Read more.

Mixed Media Manga SPRING BREAK CAMP (ages 10-16)

March 13, 2017 - March 17, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Nicci Battilana (aka Nicci Dot C A)
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $125
Create your own unique Manga style characters with instruction from artist, Nicci Battilana. Read more.

Gallery 204 - Spring Break Kids & Teens Art Camp

March 13, 2017 - March 17, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Gallery 204
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Collage, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $175.00 plus GST
Want to get creative, learn artistic techniques and have fun while doing so? Then Gallery 204 has the Spring Break Camp for you! Read more.

Spring into Pottery

March 13, 2017 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $50
Students will join Yunsook Kaario to create an owl, birdhouse and plaque from clay! Read more.

Creative Cartooning SPRING BREAK CAMP (ages 7-11)

March 13, 2017 - March 17, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Nicci Battilana (aka Nicci Dot C A)
Location(s): White Rock
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $115
Learn creative art skills and develop your own cartooning style with artist Nicci Battilana. Read more.