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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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Caterpillar Bookbinding (Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 9:30-12:30pm)

October 6, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $80
Make a softcover notebook that is riddled with caterpillars – caterpillar stitching, that is! Read more.

Parchment Bookbinding (Fri, October 6, 1:30-4:30pm)

October 6, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $85
Participants will learn to bookbinding using an historical material known as parchment or vellum. Read more.

Tapestry Weaving

October 7, 2017 - October 21, 2017 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $85
Create a small woven wall hanging while learning basic tapestry weaving techniques. Read more.

Painting the Landscape

October 7, 2017 - November 18, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $152
Explore painting the landscape using your own reference material and working in your choice of oil or acrylic. Read more.

Japanese Bookbinding (Sat, Oct 7, 2017, 11-2pm)

October 7, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $47.62
Make up to three books; each with a different historical Japanese four-hole stitch pattern. Read more.

Cross Structure Bookbinding (Sun, Oct 8, 1-4pm)

October 8, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $55
Cross Structure Bookbinding is based on a 16th century European technique. Its contemporary remake is intriguing Read more.

Intermediate Drawing for Teens 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, Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $400
Great class for dedicated teenagers with some drawing experience. Read more.

Basic Watercolour Painting

October 10, 2017 - November 14, 2017 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $152
In this watercolour class, learn easily and enjoyably through simple techniques, and with experienced guidance, gain a fundamental understanding of the materials and exercises. 9:30am - 12:00pm Read more.

Classical Still Life Painting in Oil - The Academic Method

October 10, 2017 - November 28, 2017 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Gallery 204
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $400.00
Classical Still Life Painting in Oil - The Academic Method 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.