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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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Introduction to Drawing Portraits

October 10, 2017 - December 20, 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): Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $400
This is a continual course for adults who want to start drawing portraits. Read more.

Kids Art Classes for 9-12 years old

October 11, 2017 - December 20, 2017
January 10, 2018 - March 14, 2018
April 4, 2018 - June 20, 2018
(32 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $960
This is a continuos art course for dedicated children. Read more.

Drawing for Absolute Beginners 2017-2018

October 11, 2017 - December 20, 2017
January 10, 2018 - March 14, 2018
April 4, 2018 - June 20, 2018
(10 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $400
Continuos course step-by-step to realistic drawing for adults. Read more.

Drawing Portraits In Pencil with Tracey Costescu

October 12, 2017 - November 2, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Pencil Drawing
Cost: $147.00
Whether you would like to make a portrait of a loved one or learn to create portraits for commission, this workshop will help you reach a new level of realism in your portraits. Read more.

Bookbinding Series: Basics of Bookmaking (Thus, Oct 12-Nov 30, 2017, 6:30-9:30pm)

October 12, 2017 - November 30, 2017 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $370
This course will teach the basic principles of book construction through demonstrations and class participation. Read more.

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.

Life Drawing (Capilano University)

October 12, 2017 - November 30, 2017 (8 sessions)
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Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Pencil Drawing
Cost: $469
Work on your portfolio and improve your drawing skills under the guidance of an expert instructor. Read more.

Exploring Drawing Techniques

October 12, 2017 - November 2, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Jessica Milne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $145 CAD
This class is for beginners or people who have some experience drawing and would like gain more knowledge. Read more.

Intro to Pottery: Throw a Basic Cylinder

October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $110
In this beginner workshop, learn the foundational steps of creating pots on a wheel: how to wedge clay, center, pull and shape a basic clay cylinder. Read more.

FCA Workshop - Beyond Still Life: A Colour & Composition Intensive with Ingrid Christensen

October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: Member $330 / Non-Member $380
Led by Ingrid Christensen, this intensive 3-day workshop will focus on seeing and composing in a shape-based manner. Read more.