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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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Amazing Pen & Ink

May 2, 2018 - June 6, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $152.25
In this class you will learn how to use quality coloured and india ink and a variety of steel pens, brushes and innovative tools and surfaces Read more.

Atelier drawing and painting classes - beginners welcome

May 2, 2018 - May 30, 2018 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Nicole Sleeth
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Colour Theory, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $235/mo
Space available Wednesdays 5:30-8:30! Ongoing classes booked monthly. Learn to draw and paint at your own pace with individual instruction in an comfortable, relaxed atelier setting. Read more.

Plein Air Mornings with John Stuart Pryce

May 2, 2018 - June 6, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: 255
Join John on Thursday mornings to learn how to produce successful paintings - Practical assignments will be combined with the hands-on demonstration and individual attention. Read more.

Freedom to Explore Art – Ages 8-16 with Lilian Ghazarian

May 2, 2018 - June 20, 2018 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Colour Theory, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 275
By learning how to express themselves visually, students will sharpen their power of observation, imagination and invention. Read more.

Fantastic Acrylics

May 3, 2018 - May 10, 2018 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Jeanne Krabbendam
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 165
Three Thurs afternoons playing with acrylic paints and learning how to start, create exciting layers and finish a piece of abstract art. Read more.

Noon-hour Drawing for Beginners

May 3, 2018 - June 7, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Theresa Edwards
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $59
This weekly noon-hour class is designed to get you started or back into drawing consistently. Read more.

Make a Mother's Day Card with Renowned Calligrapher, Bestselling Author, and Illustrator, Laura Lavender

May 5, 2018
Instructor: Laura Lavender
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Pen, Ink, Calligraphy
Cost: $75
Join Laura Lavender to make a special Mother's Day card using a pointed pen. Read more.

Secrets to Painting Realism in Acrylics with Sharlene Stushnov-Lee

May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 220
We will look at what makes a good painting: the basics of composition, the importance of values and getting an accurate image on your canvas. Read more.

Zentangle® Zen Gems

May 5, 2018
Instructor: Rhonda Roy
Location(s): Vancouver Island
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: 47.50
How to create a gemstone effect in a tangled setting Read more.

Intro to Acrylic Painting

April 7, 2018
May 5, 2018
Instructor: Lisa Powers
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $50 (includes all materials)
Learn the basic steps of acrylic painting so you’ll feel more confident when painting on your own and when joining our ongoing classes. Read more.