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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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Coloured Pencil Techniques

September 28, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Colour Theory, Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $20
Join Pat Gerlach to learn simple techniques for creating depth of colour in your work with easy to use and vibrant coloured pencils. Read more.

Box with Hinged Lid (Sat, Sep 30, 11-1pm, 2-4pm)

September 30, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: tbd
Participants will learn how to construct a box that is reminiscent of old cigar boxes that held fond childhood treasures and memories. No prior experience is necessary. Read more.

Introduction to Digital Photography (Capilano University)

September 30, 2017 - October 28, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor:

The instructor for this course has not set up her/his Instructor Profile yet. Please refer to any contact information in the course description to find out more.

Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $389
Take a hands-on tour of your camera’s features, learning technical terms and photographic concepts as you go. Read more.

INtro to Linear Perspective

September 30, 2017 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Pencil Drawing
Cost: $50
Learn how to draw 3D buildings using the basic techniques first developed in the Renaissance. Read more.

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

October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017 ( 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.

Tacket Bookbinding

October 1, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $60/$75
A hands-on workshop on making a softcover book using the tacket binding technique. Read more.

Secret Belgian Bookbinding

October 1, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $60/$75
​This is an historical bookbinding technique attributed to Belgium. It was rediscovered in contemporary times. Read more.

Painting The Spanish Landscape: A Plein Air Workshop In Andalucia

October 2, 2017 - October 11, 2017
Instructor: Maria Josenhans
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Art Vacations, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting
Cost:
Painting the Spanish Landscape: A Plein Air Workshop in Andalucia Read more.

Contemporary Portraiture and Figurative In Encaustic

October 2, 2017 - October 4, 2017 ( sessions)
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The instructor for this course has not set up her/his Instructor Profile yet. Please refer to any contact information in the course description to find out more.

Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 320.00 70.00 materials fee
International Artist Lora Murhpy will present three days of encaustic portraiture and figurative art. We will be learning to paint large. Read more.

An Adventure in Andalusia - painting with Sheree

October 2, 2017 - October 11, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Sheree Jones
Location(s): Open location / Will travel
Topic(s): Art Vacations
Cost:
An Adventure in Andalusia, Spain - come paint with me in an all inclusive private retreat, where you will be pampered with wine, gourmet food and the luxury to paint to your heart's content. Read more.