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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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Longstitch Bookbinding

November 18, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $47.62
Longstitch bookbinding is a Medieval technique practised by both guild bookbinders and amateurs. Read more.

Charcoal Drawing Introduction

November 18, 2017 - November 25, 2017
March 17, 2018 - March 24, 2018
(2 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing, Pastel Drawing
Cost: $100
Learn some charcoal skills in two sessions. Read more.

FCA Workshop - Mixing Colours with Gaye Adams

November 18, 2017 - November 19, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Colour Theory, Oil Painting
Cost: Members $220 / Non-Members $270
Clear away the fog by learning the basic principles of subtractive colour mixing - see accurate and mix correctly Read more.

Creative Watercolour Workshop

November 18, 2017
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $135 (supplies not included)
Learn some new ways of using watercolour in this freeing and playful workshop. Read more.

Bark Woven Cell Phone Holder

November 18, 2017
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: 144.55 (includes taxes and materials)
Weaving a beautiful individualized pouch or cell phone holder with local plant materials is very satisfying. Read more.

Exploring Encaustic Workshop: Stencils & Texture at the Shatford

November 18, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Bethany Handfield
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 100
Learn to use stencils and other materials to create texture and visual interest to your encaustic paintings. Read more.

Basketry: Wall Basket

November 18, 2017 - November 18, 2018
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $80
Both practical and creative, this unique basket allows the weaver to incorporate colour and texture into a functional wall basket. Read more.

The Contemporary Botanical

November 19, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $85
Create drawings inspired by botany, plant life and nature! Read more.

More Acrylics

November 19, 2017
Instructor: Chin Yuen
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $200 includes all supplies
Learn More about Golden Artist Colours Acrylics Products and Techniques for Intermediate to Advance painters. Read more.

Watercolour: Abstract Composition

November 19, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $175
Design compositions with collage and then translate your collage through watercolour! Read more.