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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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Tradable Art: Fun with Trading Cards with Elaine Hughes

March 18, 2018
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 80
Come and learn to make and trade ATCs (Art Trading Cards.): miniature artworks (playing card size) that are created with the intention of trading them for other ATCs. Read more.

Spring Break Camps at PoMo Arts Centre

March 19, 2018 - December 31, 2018 ( sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: Varies depending on class.
Each week during Spring Break we offer a selection of at least five camps to choose from. Read more.

Classical Realist Portrait Drawing Class

March 22, 2018 - April 19, 2018 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $210 includes model fees and GST
Classical Realist Portrait Drawing Class. Noah Layne Academy of Realist Art offers ongoing class in traditional drawing and painting Read more.

Celebrate Spring Break Making Pysanky

March 24, 2018
March 26, 2018
Instructor: Joan Brander
Location(s): Richmond
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $25 or 2 for $40
Make your own pysanka Ukrainian egg the traditional way with beeswax and dyes on a real eggshell Read more.

Cross Structure Bookbinding (Sat, Mar 24 2018, 12-3pm)

March 24, 2018
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $49.52
Cross Structure Bookbinding is based on a 16th century European technique. Its contemporary remake is intriguing Read more.

Mixed Media and the Photograph

March 25, 2018
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Mixed/Other Media, Photography
Cost: $175.00
In this one day workshop you will use your photographs as a starting point for further enhancement by learning various techniques to bleach, alter and augment the photographic surface. Read more.

7 Steps to a Successful Painting with Brian Simons

March 31, 2018 - April 1, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $341.25 (Taxes included)
If you want to get beyond the barriers and blocks holding you back from your desire to paint, this is the program for you! Read more.


April 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018 ( sessions)
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA CDM
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 3 lesson package $225 or $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 Advance welcome. All ages Welcome. Read more.

Classical Realist Cast Drawing Atelier

January 8, 2018 - March 29, 2018
April 2, 2018 - June 21, 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.

Watercolor Class 2017-2018

October 10, 2017 - December 19, 2017
January 9, 2018 - March 13, 2018
April 3, 2018 - June 19, 2018
(10 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Colour Theory, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $360
Watercolor explorations for Adults and Mature Teens. Read more.