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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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Directed Painting with Agata Teodorwicz

September 16, 2017 - December 16, 2017
September 21, 2017 - December 14, 2017
September 22, 2017 - December 15, 2017
(12 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $194.60
You will receive expert advice on painting from this professional, accomplished artist and cheerful encouragement from your fellow artists. Read more.

Mask Making

September 16, 2017 - October 21, 2017
September 19, 2017 - October 24, 2017
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Lisa Powers
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): 3D, Acrylic Painting, Art History, Mixed/Other Media, Sculpture
Cost: $275 (includes MOST supplies)
Create a beautiful mask like those for the Italian theater, Carnival of Venice, and Marde` Gras! Read more.

Acrylic Landscape with palette knife

September 16, 2017
December 2, 2017
September 17, 2017
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $130 (supplies not included)
Learn to paint a landscape using just a palette knife in this step by step acrylic workshop. Read more.

Palette Knife Painting with Acrylic

September 16, 2017
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $130
Learn to create an impressionistic landscape in this step-by-step workshop using palette knife with acrylic paint. Read more.

Uninstructed Life Drawing

September 16, 2017 - December 9, 2017 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Gallery 204
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Figure Drawing
Cost: see website
Saturday Mornings | 9am - 12pm | Bi-Monthly at Gallery 204 Read more.

Japanese Box

September 16, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: tbd
Learn to make a box using a historical Japanese box making technique. All tools and materials will be provided. Read more.

Art lessons Acrylic, drawing, oil painting or watercolour

September 17, 2017 - December 17, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Yin Zhang
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $25 - $216
Group or private lessons available in Burnaby Metrotown area Acrylic, drawing, oil painting or watercolour( price varies). Read more.

The Secrets of Painting in Watercolour

September 10, 2017
September 17, 2017
October 1, 2017
(3 sessions)
Instructor: Marney-Rose Edge
Location(s): New Westminster
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: 320+gst
This set of classes for beginners or those wishing a refresher on the fundamentals of painting in watercolour. Read more.

Introduction to Portraiture in Oils with Jessica Hedrick

September 18, 2017 - November 13, 2017 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Jessica Hedrick
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $270 plus tax
This class is designed for anyone on their portrait painting path from beginners to advanced looking for new skills, knowledge and techniques. 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.