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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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Master Mondays: Jars and Lids

September 18, 2017 - November 13, 2017 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $218
Over the session, classes will be led by three teachers focusing on lidded jars. Read more.

Beginner to Advanced Oil Painting Instruction with Ron Hedrick

September 18, 2017 - November 13, 2017 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Jessica Hedrick
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $270 + tax
Beginner to Advanced Oil Painting Instruction with Ron Hedrick Read more.

Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding Intermediate

September 19, 2017 - November 7, 2017
September 21, 2017 - November 9, 2017
January 16, 2018 - March 6, 2018
January 18, 2018 - March 8, 2018
April 10, 2018 - May 29, 2018
April 12, 2018 - May 31, 2018
(8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $218
This class is designed for the intermediate potter. Classes will focus on demonstrations and discussions on advanced techniques and technical processes. Read more.

Table and Floor Loom Weaving

September 19, 2017 - November 21, 2017
September 22, 2017 - November 24, 2017
January 16, 2018 - March 6, 2018
January 19, 2018 - March 9, 2018
April 10, 2018 - June 12, 2018
April 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $195-$235
Learn how to set up a loom and weave a basic project, then further develop skills using table or floor looms. Suitable for all levels. Read more.

Introduction to Drawing for Beginners with Agata Teodorwicz

September 19, 2017 - October 24, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Pencil Drawing
Cost: $148.05
You will learn essential, basic techniques like proportion, form, shape, composition, shading, line work and a lot more. Read more.

Print Carving & Watercolour

September 19, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media, Printmaking, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $20
Students will learn basic print carving and combine the prints with their “reflections” onto a watercolour background. Read more.

Melt & Pour Soap Making

September 19, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $40
Join instructor Patti Lawn of Bath Scents Handmade Soap to learn both the basic and advanced techniques for creating Melt & Pour soaps. Read more.

Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding

September 19, 2017 - November 7, 2017
September 20, 2017 - November 8, 2017
September 21, 2017 - November 9, 2017
September 23, 2017 - November 18, 2017
January 16, 2018 - March 6, 2018
January 17, 2018 - March 7, 2018
January 18, 2018 - March 8, 2018
January 20, 2018 - March 10, 2018
April 10, 2018 - May 29, 2018
April 11, 2018 - May 30, 2018
April 12, 2018 - May 31, 2018
April 14, 2018 - June 2, 2018
(8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $218
Beginners will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and create projects using handbuilding techniques. Continuing students are assisted to progress at their own pace. Read more.

Explore Abstract Art with Watercolour For Adults with Andrea Bruhns

September 19, 2017 - October 24, 2017
November 7, 2017 - December 12, 2017
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $159.60
Create abstract art by exploring creativity through watercolours. Read more.

French Village Art Experience in Montagnac, South of France - September 2017

September 20, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Instructor: Malcolm Johnson
Topic(s): Outdoor Painting
Cost: $1975.00
A French Village Art Experience for beginners and artists in rural gite accommodation in the South of France including ground transportation, some meals, beautiful villages, wine and great food! Read more.