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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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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.

Bookbinding with Leather (Sun, Apr 29 2018, 10:30-12pm) DEMONSTRATION ONLY

April 29, 2018
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: Free with registration
Participants will see how leather, although expensive, brings out the best in different bookbinding structures. Read more.

Drop-In and Draw with Wendy Mould, AFCA

March 6, 2018
March 20, 2018
April 2, 2018
April 16, 2018
April 30, 2018
(5 sessions)
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA CDM
Location(s): Maple Ridge
Topic(s): Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $15 for each 2hr. Drop-In and Draw
Bring your sketchbook and pencils/pens and come draw. Work on a project or start something new, Wendy will be happy to give a few pointers and draw with you. Read more.

TAKE YOUR DRAWING SKILLS TO NEW LEVELS WITH WENDY MOULD,AFCA

May 1, 2018 - May 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.

Painting with Luminous Egg Tempera

May 1, 2018 - May 29, 2018 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $ 280 + materials $ 50
Egg tempera painting Read more.

Mark Anthony Drawing - A Traditional Approach to Representational Drawing

February 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018
March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018
April 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
June 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Mark Anthony
Location(s): Bowen Island, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Moody, Vancouver, West Vancouver, Whistler
Topic(s): Art History, Art Vacations, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pastel Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $180.00 (Per monthly membership registration fee)
Traditional Drawing - Understanding and Defining Visual Realities for Painters and Draftsmen Alike Read more.

City Lights in Oils

May 1, 2018 - June 5, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $168.00
You will learn how to paint rich dark skies, watery reflections and colourful cityscapes full of twinkling lights Read more.

Spring into Pastels

May 1, 2018 - June 5, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
Topic(s): Pastel Drawing
Cost: $157.50
Explore the unique properties of this medium as you learn the basics of use pastels as both a drawing and painting technique. Read more.

Beginners Acrylics

May 2, 2018 - May 23, 2018
May 5, 2018 - May 26, 2018
June 6, 2018 - June 27, 2018
June 8, 2018 - June 29, 2018
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Olivia Robinson
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $75
Join Olivia in a supportive beginners environment where she'll demystify the process of painting in acrylics. Read more.

Grow Your Inner Artist

May 2, 2018 - June 20, 2018 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Collage, Mixed/Other Media, Oil Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 300
For Beginners and Advanced Artists, this series will be an exploration of painting using different styles and techniques. Read more.