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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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The Elements of Design: The Tools To Make Art with Jan Crawford

September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: Members $220 / Non-Members $270
The two-day workshop offers an overview of the elements of design, which are part of the foundational skills of what every artist should know. Read more.

Sepia and Watercolour Mandalas with Kristi Bridgeman (Sept)

September 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: 315 - Price includes some supplies
With award winning instructor and illustrator, Kristi Bridgeman, you can create your own mandala using the artist’s trademark combination of sepia ink, watercolour and wax resist techniques. Read more.

Intro to Acrylic Painting

September 8, 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.

Classical Realist Figure Drawing Class (block-in)

September 9, 2018 - September 30, 2018 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $189 Includes GST and model fees
Figure Drawing Block-In Class. Read more.

Cross Structure Bookbinding (Sun, Sep 9 2018, 11-3pm)

September 9, 2018
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $90
Cross Structure Bookbinding is based on a 16th century European technique. Its contemporary remake is intriguing Read more.

Creative Painting ☆ 6-9yrs

September 9, 2018 - November 4, 2018 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Janice Liu
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 175
For budding artists, with a focus on painting skills! Kids will be shown the basics of painting with watercolours, acrylic paints, and mixed media. Read more.

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

September 9, 2018 - October 9, 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.

Illustrative Painting 13-17yrs

September 9, 2018 - November 4, 2018 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Janice Liu
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Mixed/Other Media, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 225
This 8-week course covers both watercolour and gouache painting. Teens will learn to bring their drawings to life with a better understanding of colour, contrast, and form. Read more.

Classical Realist Cast Drawing Atelier

September 10, 2018 - November 29, 2018 (24 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $800 + GST
Cast Drawing Atelier Program at Noah Layne Academy of Realist Art. Read more.

Heron Sculpture with Kathryn Fudge (Sep)

September 10, 2018 - September 24, 2018 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D, Fabric Arts
Cost: 240 (Price includes most supplies)
In this evening series, you’ll use wires, tin foil, t-shirts an Paverpol (a water based, non-toxic fabric hardener) to create your own life sized heron for your home or garden. Read more.