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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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Photo-based Printmaking

May 15, 2018 - June 19, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $235 + $45 (material fee) = $280
Use photos as a jumping off point for printmaking! Read more.

Drawing as Mark Making

May 15, 2018 - June 19, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $235
This drawing course focuses on the importance of 'mark making', through a variety of tools, materials and surfaces. Read more.

Explore Abstract Art with Watercolour for Adults

May 15, 2018 - June 19, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $157.50
Explore watercolour in a new exciting way Read more.

Oil Basics

May 16, 2018 - May 23, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $235
Discover oil painting in this 6-week course and learn how to take care of your brushes and keep your colours from getting muddy. Read more.

LOOSEN UP YOUR STILL LIFE! Painting Series

May 16, 2018 - June 20, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Val Nelson
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $350
Learn to paint an expressive still life composition from actual objects in the studio, while making a painting from start to finish in each session. Read more.

Family Time: Felting Fun

May 16, 2018 - May 23, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Fabric Arts
Cost: $24-$32
Explore the art of wet felting with your child, and acquire the necessary skills to create finished pieces such as beads, vessels and flat felted pieces. Read more.

LOOSEN UP YOUR STILL LIFE! Painting Series

May 16, 2018 - June 20, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Val Nelson
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $350
Learn to paint an expressive still life composition from actual objects in the studio, while making a painting from start to finish in each session. Read more.

Urban Photography

May 16, 2018 - June 20, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $235
Photography can help us observe the details of everyday life we often overlook. In this course you will create a body of work that focuses on the urban environment. Read more.

Painting: Gesture and Colour

May 16, 2018 - June 20, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $235
Learn the fundamentals of painting with an emphasis on colour, line and form through a series of thematic projects including still life constructions, live models, found imagery and photographs. Read more.

Creative Art Exploration for Adult Beginners

May 17, 2018 - June 21, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $157.50
A guided class to spark self- expression in abstract art by exploring creativity using acrylic and mixed media Read more.