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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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Working With Acrylics with Barry Walker

September 11, 2017 - October 23, 2017
September 23, 2017 - October 14, 2017
October 21, 2017 - November 18, 2017
October 30, 2017 - December 4, 2017
November 25, 2017 - December 16, 2017
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $ 208.25
This class will go into colour blending and composition of a painting. Working with transparent to thick pigment application. Read more.

Exploring Encaustic: Holiday Cards

November 25, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Bethany Handfield
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 60
In this workshop we will go over all of the basics of using the encaustic iron on painting cards. This class is a chance to relax and play with colour. Read more.

7 Steps to a Successful Painting with Brian Simons

November 25, 2017 - November 26, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $341.25 (Taxes included)
If you want to get beyond the barriers and blocks holding you back from your desire to paint, this is the program for you! Read more.

FCA Workshop - Backgrounds, Layering & Glazing with Janice Robertson

November 25, 2017 - November 26, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: Members $220 / Non-Members $270
A change in background treatment can have profound effects on your painting - think outside the box! Read more.

Collage: Image, Layering & Design

November 26, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage
Cost: $175
This workshop focuses on creating collages using photographic images, layering and working with the surface in interesting ways. Read more.

Let Go Abstract workshop

November 26, 2017
Instructor: Poppet Creative
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 85
Tap into your intuition in this abstract multiple painting workshop with Andrea Soos Read more.

Chinese Watercolour Painting

November 26, 2017
Instructor: Eileen Fong
Location(s): Delta
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: 70
Learn the tradition Chinese brush painting on rice paper. Read more.

Colour in Painting

November 26, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $120
Learn colour theory, colour mixing tequniques and work in the painting medium of your choice (acrylic, watercolour, oil). Read more.

Basic Drawing and Sketching Skills with Agata Toedorwicz

November 26, 2017
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Pencil Drawing
Cost: $61.60
In this workshop you will learn the basic essential techniques like proportion, forms, shape, composition and shading. Read more.

Abstract Painting: Mapping the Landscape

November 26, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $175
In this workshop you will create abstract paintings inspired by the landscape! Read more.