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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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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.

Trays and Boxes (Sat, Apr 14 2018, 12-3:30pm)

April 14, 2018
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $57.14
Learn to make decorative trays and boxes that are beautiful and functional using related bookbinding techniques. 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.

Printmaking with Acrylics

April 15, 2018
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Mixed/Other Media, Printmaking
Cost: $175.00
Printmaking with Acrylics will introduce you to a painterly printing technique known as monoprinting. Read more.

Beginner Acrylic

April 17, 2018 - May 22, 2018
July 25, 2018 - August 29, 2018
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $335
Learn the basics of acrylic painting on canvas while creating landscape paintings. Read more.

Intro to Handbuilding

April 20, 2018 - May 11, 2018 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $110
In this four-week class you will learn the basics of handbuilding pottery and sculpting unique objects that can’t be done on a wheel. Read more.

The Joy of Travel Sketching

April 21, 2018
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $35
Learn how to create a travel sketchbook when you vacation far away or close to home. Read more.

Intro to Abstract Painting

April 21, 2018
Instructor: Lisa Powers
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $79 (includes all material)
What is Abstract Art? How is it created? Why is it made? Read more.

iPhone / iPad Level 2 Creating Digital Art From Your Photos

April 21, 2018 - May 12, 2018 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Digital, Photography
Cost: $159.
Learn how to digitally apply mixed media, collage, watercolour, abstract and oil painting effects. Read more.

Birds in Coloured Pencil: Spotted Towhee

April 22, 2018
Instructor: Deborah Strong, AFCA
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $90 + GST
This one-day workshop focuses on creating the image of a common back-yard bird while learning a variety of coloured pencil techniques. Read more.