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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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FCA Workshop - Reference Sources with Liza Visagie

December 9, 2017 - December 10, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Photography
Cost: Members $220 / Non-Members $270
Gain in-depth instruction on how to interpret and translate photographs into the language of paint Read more.

Natural Lotion and Aromatherapy Massage Oil @ Sunset Community Centre

December 9, 2017
Instructor: Sunset Community Centre
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 25
Join us for a fun, hands-on workshop making your own nature-pampering products Read more.

Acrylic Pouring 1 Day Workshop & Kit– Go with the Flow

October 14, 2017
December 9, 2017
Instructor: Kimberly Blackstock
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $141.05 (All supplies included)
Learn how to POUR acrylic paint from start to finish with Kimberly Blackstock at The Port Moody Arts Centre Read more.

Indigo Shibori Workshop

December 10, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $50.00
In this workshop we will explore techniques derived from the Japanese resist-dying technique called Shibori, which produces amazing patterned results from pale to deep blue. Read more.

Fluid Acrylic Abstract Painting

December 16, 2017
Instructor: Lisa Powers
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $75 (includes all material)
Create a beautiful and intricate piece for your wall! Read more.

Blim Level 2 Screenprint Workshop

December 20, 2017
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $91.25 ($85 + tax + $2 service charge)
Build on your screenprinting knowledge from our Blim Level 1 screenprinting workshop, learn about oil based inks, two colour layer prints, registering prints, and go home with your screens and prints! Read more.

Blim Level 1 Screenprint Workshop

December 2, 2016
December 27, 2017
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $80.75 ($75+tax+$2 service charge)
A 3 hour long, intro level screenprinting workshop, turn your own design into a take home screen and learn how to print Read more.

Mark Anthony Drawing - A Traditional Approach to Representational Drawing

September 18, 2017 - September 30, 2017
October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017
November 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017
December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
January 1, 2018 - January 31, 2018
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Mark Anthony
Location(s): Bowen Island, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Moody, Vancouver, West Vancouver, Whistler
Topic(s): Art History, Art Vacations, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pastel Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $180.00 (Per monthly membership registration fee)
Traditional Drawing - Understanding and Defining Visual Realities for Painters and Draftsmen Alike Read more.

Children's Visual Arts

January 2, 2018 - May 31, 2018 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: Varies depending on class
Our children's visual arts classes include instruction in drawing, painting, mixed media and more with a strong emphasis on creativity and self expression. Read more.

Adult Ceramics

January 2, 2018 - May 31, 2018 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: Varies with Class $94.50 - $249.50
Explore the world of clay including classes in handbuilding, wheel throwing and specialty workshops and develop your unique skills as a potter. Read more.