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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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Classical Oil Painting 2017-2018

October 12, 2017 - December 21, 2017
January 11, 2018 - March 15, 2018
April 5, 2018 - June 21, 2018
(10 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Oil Painting
Cost: $360
Traditional Oil Painting with Professional Artist Read more.

Kids Art Classes for 5-9 years old

September 9, 2017 - December 16, 2017
January 13, 2018 - March 17, 2018
April 7, 2018 - June 23, 2018
(32 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $960
This is a Seasonal Course for young artists. Read more.

Basics of Perspective for Adults

September 9, 2017 - September 30, 2017
January 13, 2018 - February 3, 2018
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $200
This is our most popular drawing workshop for beginners. Read more.

Classical Realist Long Pose Figure Drawing Class

January 14, 2018 - February 11, 2018 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $210 Includes GST and model fees
Long Pose Figure Drawing Class. Sunday evenings 6:30-9:30pm. Noah Layne Academy of Realist Art offers ongoing class in traditional drawing and painting. All skill levels welcome. Read more.

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

January 14, 2018 - February 25, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Jacquie Rolston
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $200 supplies included
Drawing 'bootcamp' for terrified adult beginners. Read more.

Master Mondays: Teapots

January 15, 2018 - March 12, 2018 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $218
Over the session, classes will be led by three teachers focusing on teapots. Read more.

Painting 102

January 15, 2018 - March 12, 2018 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $153
If you have already taken Painting 101 or are painting at an intermediate level, this class is for you. Read more.

Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding

September 19, 2017 - November 7, 2017
September 20, 2017 - November 8, 2017
September 21, 2017 - November 9, 2017
September 23, 2017 - November 18, 2017
January 16, 2018 - March 6, 2018
January 17, 2018 - March 7, 2018
January 18, 2018 - March 8, 2018
January 20, 2018 - March 10, 2018
April 10, 2018 - May 29, 2018
April 11, 2018 - May 30, 2018
April 12, 2018 - May 31, 2018
April 14, 2018 - June 2, 2018
(8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $218
Beginners will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and create projects using handbuilding techniques. Continuing students are assisted to progress at their own pace. Read more.

Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding Intermediate

September 19, 2017 - November 7, 2017
September 21, 2017 - November 9, 2017
January 16, 2018 - March 6, 2018
January 18, 2018 - March 8, 2018
April 10, 2018 - May 29, 2018
April 12, 2018 - May 31, 2018
(8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $218
This class is designed for the intermediate potter. Classes will focus on demonstrations and discussions on advanced techniques and technical processes. Read more.

Table and Floor Loom Weaving

September 19, 2017 - November 21, 2017
September 22, 2017 - November 24, 2017
January 16, 2018 - March 6, 2018
January 19, 2018 - March 9, 2018
April 10, 2018 - June 12, 2018
April 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $195-$235
Learn how to set up a loom and weave a basic project, then further develop skills using table or floor looms. Suitable for all levels. Read more.