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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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Encaustic Mixed Media Collage and Image Transfer - 1 day with Shary Bartlett

September 24, 2017
November 4, 2017
Instructor: Shary Bartlett
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Collage, Digital, Mixed/Other Media, Photography
Cost: $130.00 + $30 supplies (plus GST)
An introduction to the art of Beeswax/Encaustic mixed media painting and image transfer. Read more.

Yoga & Painting: Enhanced Creativity

September 24, 2017
April 29, 2018
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $45
In this combination yoga and painting class, you will be led through a yoga session followed by a freestyle painting exercise. Read more.

FCA Plein Air Retreat with Gaye Adams, Doug Levitt, Janice Robertson and Mike Svobb

September 24, 2017 - September 30, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver, Kamloops, Open location / Will travel
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Art Vacations, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: All-inclusive rates varies based on accomodations
This is a chance to escape from the rest of the world for a week where all you have to think about is Plein Air painting on a 60,000 acre horse ranch Read more.

Painting 101

September 25, 2017 - December 18, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $217
If you’ve always wanted to learn to paint, or if you’re looking to refresh your knowledge of painting, this class is for you. Read more.

FCA Online Critique September 25 2017 with Danny Chen

September 25, 2017
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Online
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Art Business / Professional Development, Colour Theory, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Pastel Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: Members $20 / Non-Members $25 +GST
To get to that “next level” you’ll sometimes need the constructive feedback to drive your work forward. Read more.

Watercolour Teaser

September 25, 2017
Instructor: Jessica Milne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $40 CAD
Come and try watercolours for a couple of hours with no experience necessary. Read more.

Introduction to Stone Carving

September 26, 2017 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Oliver Harwood
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $290 + $40 material fee
In depth Intro course for those without experience and those who love the group atmosphere with lots of demonstrations and one-on-one assistance. Read more.

Play with Polymer - Tiny House

September 26, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media, Sculpture
Cost: $30
Venture into home building, learning how to create textures, patterns and designs into tiny dwellings using polymer clay. Read more.

Find Your Flow - Fluid Acrylic Painting Workshop

September 26, 2017
September 30, 2017
( sessions)
Instructor: Beverly Rein
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $80
Explore the possibilities of Fluid Acrylic Painting Techniques! Read more.

Awaken Your Spirit: Paint an Icon of Mary and Child or Archangel Michael

September 28, 2017 - October 26, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $325 + $50 materials
Introduction to traditional egg tempera painting Read more.