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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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Drawing 101

September 22, 2017 - December 8, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $168
Get acquainted with the most popular drawing mediums such as graphite pencil, coloured pencils, watercolour pencil crayons, charcoal, chalk pastels and pen & ink. Read more.

Get Centred: focus on Wheel Throwing

September 22, 2017 - December 10, 2017
April 13, 2018 - June 1, 2018
(8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $218
Suitable for those who wish to focus on their wheel throwing techniques, this class presents a series of exercises designed to build basic throwing skills. Read more.

French Village Art Experience - 10 days outdoor art in Medieval villages in the South of France

September 23, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Instructor: Malcolm Johnson
Topic(s): Outdoor Painting
Cost: $1975 per person double occupancy
Enjoy 10 days guided art experience in the South of France near the Mediterranean for painting, scrapbooking, photography and experiencing "off the tourist route" village life, markets, wine and food. Read more.

Digital Photography in a Snap (Capilano University)

September 23, 2017
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Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $215
You’ll be amazed at how one day can make a world of difference to your photography. Read more.

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving

September 23, 2017 - October 28, 2017
January 20, 2018 - February 24, 2018
April 14, 2018 - May 19, 2018
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $182
In freestyle weaving, there are no mistakes! This class is for beginners or anyone who would like to challenge their creativity. Read more.

Zen Drawing

September 23, 2017 - October 28, 2017
April 14, 2018 - May 19, 2018
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Pencil Drawing
Cost: $129
Learn drawing techniques that will help you wind down at the end of your day. Read more.

FCA Plein Air Retreat with Gaye Adams, Doug Levitt, Janice Robertson and Mike Svobb

September 24, 2017 - September 30, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver, Kamloops, Open location / Will travel
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Art Vacations, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: All-inclusive rates varies based on accomodations
This is a chance to escape from the rest of the world for a week where all you have to think about is Plein Air painting on a 60,000 acre horse ranch Read more.

Yoga & Painting: Enhanced Creativity

September 24, 2017
April 29, 2018
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $45
In this combination yoga and painting class, you will be led through a yoga session followed by a freestyle painting exercise. Read more.

Painting 101

September 25, 2017 - December 18, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $217
If you’ve always wanted to learn to paint, or if you’re looking to refresh your knowledge of painting, this class is for you. Read more.

Play with Polymer - Tiny House

September 26, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media, Sculpture
Cost: $30
Venture into home building, learning how to create textures, patterns and designs into tiny dwellings using polymer clay. Read more.