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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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Creative Watercolour Workshop

October 6, 2018 - October 7, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $150 (supplies not included)
Learn some new ways of using watercolour in this freeing and playful workshop. Read more.

Bookbinding: Create a Leather Bound Journal with Tracy Leal

October 7, 2018
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: 100
Create a beautiful leather bound book to hold your thoughts and experiences… make a journal as unique as your personal thoughts and feelings. Read more.

Painting with Luminous Egg Tempera

October 9, 2018 - November 6, 2018 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $ 280 + materials $ 50
Egg tempera painting Read more.

Create a Fascinator with Maria Curcic

October 10, 2018
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: 130
Explore basic millinery techniques that will enable you to create a fascinator and simple headpiece. Read more.

Fantastic Acrylics

October 11, 2018 - October 25, 2018 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Jeanne Krabbendam
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 165 + tax
Three Thurs afternoons playing with acrylic paints and learning how to start, create exciting layers and finish a piece of abstract art. Read more.

Awaken Your Spirit: Paint an Icon of Mary and Child or Christ Pantocrator

October 11, 2018 - November 8, 2018 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $350 + $50 materials
Introduction to traditional egg tempera painting Read more.

WATER MEDIA WORKSHOP

October 12, 2018 - November 16, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $335
LEARN TO ADD INTERESTING LAYERS OF TEXTURE AND DESIGN TO CREATE INTRIGUING ABSTRACT PAINTINGS IN WATER MEDIA. Read more.

The Principles of Design: How To Use The Tools with Lalita Hamill

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Art History, Oil Painting
Cost: Member $330 / Non-Member $380
This 3-day workshop offers an overview of the principles of design, which are part of the foundational skills of what every artist should know. Read more.

Oct 13 – Ink Painting on Acetate

October 13, 2018
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 28
Young artists will have the opportunity to explore painting with acrylic ink on acetate to create a unique work of art in this one-day workshop on Oct 13 at Maplewood House. Read more.

Classical Realist Long Pose Figure Drawing Class

October 14, 2018 - November 11, 2018 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $210 Includes GST and model fees
Long Pose Figure Drawing Class. Sunday evenings 6:30-9:30pm. Noah Layne Academy of Realist Art offers ongoing class in traditional drawing and painting. All skill levels welcome. Read more.