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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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Drawing 101

September 22, 2017 - December 8, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $168
Get acquainted with the most popular drawing mediums such as graphite pencil, coloured pencils, watercolour pencil crayons, charcoal, chalk pastels and pen & ink. Read more.

Get Centred: focus on Wheel Throwing

September 22, 2017 - December 10, 2017
April 13, 2018 - June 1, 2018
(8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $218
Suitable for those who wish to focus on their wheel throwing techniques, this class presents a series of exercises designed to build basic throwing skills. Read more.

Zen Drawing

September 23, 2017 - October 28, 2017
April 14, 2018 - May 19, 2018
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Pencil Drawing
Cost: $129
Learn drawing techniques that will help you wind down at the end of your day. Read more.

Encaustic Photoalteration + Phototransfer with Shary Bartlett

September 23, 2017
November 5, 2017
Instructor: Shary Bartlett
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Digital, Mixed/Other Media, Photography
Cost: $130.00 (+ $30 supplies) + GST (discount available for students taking 3+ encaustic classes. See www.sharybartlett.com for other classes)
Submerge photos into the dreamy depths of encaustic wax and learn hands on techniques to alter and colour photographs and printed images. Read more.

Digital Photography in a Snap (Capilano University)

September 23, 2017
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Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $215
You’ll be amazed at how one day can make a world of difference to your photography. Read more.

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving

September 23, 2017 - October 28, 2017
January 20, 2018 - February 24, 2018
April 14, 2018 - May 19, 2018
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $182
In freestyle weaving, there are no mistakes! This class is for beginners or anyone who would like to challenge their creativity. Read more.

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.

Coptic Hardcover Bookbinding (Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 2-5pm)

September 23, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $85
Coptic bookbinding is an ancient Egyptian structure and technique. It reveals the spine and completely exposes the stitching of the book. Read more.

French Village Art Experience - 10 days outdoor art in Medieval villages in the South of France

September 23, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Instructor: Malcolm Johnson
Topic(s): Outdoor Painting
Cost: $1975 per person double occupancy
Enjoy 10 days guided art experience in the South of France near the Mediterranean for painting, scrapbooking, photography and experiencing "off the tourist route" village life, markets, wine and food. Read more.

Painting with Luminous Egg Tempera

September 23, 2017 - October 28, 2017
September 26, 2017 - October 24, 2017
(5 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $ 260 + materials $ 50
Egg tempera painting Read more.