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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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Exploring Drawing

January 16, 2018 - March 6, 2018 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $163
Discover the secret to a successful drawing: the balance of opposites. Read more.

Spinning and Dyeing

September 20, 2017 - December 6, 2017
September 21, 2017 - December 7, 2017
January 17, 2018 - March 7, 2018
January 18, 2018 - March 8, 2018
April 11, 2018 - June 13, 2018
April 12, 2018 - June 14, 2018
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $205 - $285
Learn to spin and ply yarns using both a spinning wheel and a drop spindle, and explore chemical and natural dyeing and colour blending using fibre preparation tools. Read more.

Classical Realist Portrait Drawing Class

January 18, 2018 - February 15, 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.

Get Centred: Focus on Surface

January 19, 2018 - March 9, 2018 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $218
Suitable for students who have taken at least one introductory ceramics class, this class covers a range of surface decoration techniques for ceramics. Read more.

Drawing 102

January 19, 2018 - March 9, 2018 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $120
If you have already taken Drawing 101 or are drawing at an intermediate level, this class is for you. Read more.

Create a Winter Scene in Watercolour with Linda Anderson (Jan)

January 20, 2018 - January 21, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: 95
SPECIAL EVENT FUNDRAISER -All proceeds to benefit Coast Collective Art Center: COME IN AND EXPERIENCE PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOURS Read more.

Intro to Dramatic Shading

January 20, 2018
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Pencil Drawing
Cost: $50
Discover the secrets of creating drawings with strong contrasts of light and dark. Read more.

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving

September 23, 2017 - October 28, 2017
January 20, 2018 - February 24, 2018
April 14, 2018 - May 19, 2018
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $182
In freestyle weaving, there are no mistakes! This class is for beginners or anyone who would like to challenge their creativity. Read more.

Creating Comics

January 20, 2018 - March 10, 2018 (10 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $104
Learn how to turn your personal stories into a comic book. Read more.

Intuitive Painting - Finding your Voice. Acrylics, textures & mixed media. 2 Saturdays

January 27, 2018
February 3, 2018
(2 sessions)
Instructor: Jenn Williamson
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $210.00
A fun & dynamic workshop filled with inspiration and opportunities to explore & develop your unique style. Read more.