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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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March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018 ( sessions)
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA CDM
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 3 lesson package $225; $90 + GST for single 2 ½ hour session;
There is an artist in all of us and I want to help you be that artist. Private drawing lessons, for beginner to experienced welcome. All ages Welcome. Read more.


March 1, 2018 - March 15, 2018 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Jeanne Krabbendam
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 120
This short course we will be exploring a range of different tools and techniques to create an interesting texture and great designs. Read more.

Image Transfer

March 3, 2018 - March 4, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Collage, Mixed/Other Media, Photography, Printmaking
Cost: $141.75 taxes Incl
Learn a range of techniques to transfer your photographs onto printmaking paper, acrylic skins and other surfaces that be can incorporated into your paintings, collage or mixed media artwork. Read more.

Bookbinding: Create a Leather Bound Journal with Tracy Leal

March 3, 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.

TransZending Tiles

March 3, 2018
Instructor: Rhonda Roy
Location(s): Vancouver Island
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $47.50
Learn this simple technique for adding an extra layer or dimension to your tiles. Read more.

Intro to Acrylic Painting

March 3, 2018
March 17, 2018
April 7, 2018
Instructor: Lisa Powers
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $50 (includes all materials)
Learn the basic steps of acrylic painting so you’ll feel more confident when painting on your own and when joining our ongoing classes. Read more.

Paint In Afternoons

March 3, 2018
April 7, 2018
Instructor: Lori Sokoluk
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Collage, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Oil Painting, Pastel Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $25
Work on your art project in an inspiring environment with guidance when you need it. Read more.

Blim Intro to Screen Print Workshop

January 13, 2018
January 24, 2018
February 3, 2018
February 14, 2018
March 3, 2018
March 14, 2018
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.

Drawing 101

March 3, 2018
Instructor: Lisa Powers
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pastel Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $50 (includes all material)
Learn the basics of drawing with a variety of tools, lines, and techniques Read more.

Let’s Make Beautiful Paper with Tracy Leal

March 4, 2018
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Paper Making
Cost: 50
Join in for an afternoon making a wonderful mess! Read more.