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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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Painting: Colour as Practice

May 17, 2018 - June 21, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $235
Dive into colour in this colour-focused painting course! Read more.

Adult Express Yourself

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: $126.00
Come on a journey to Express Yourself with abstract art through acrylics and mixed media Read more.

Photographic Projects

May 17, 2018 - June 21, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $235
This course is geared towards people interested in creating and developing a photographic project. Read more.

Collagraphs: Textual Exploration in Printmaking

May 17, 2018 - June 21, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $235 + $45 (material fee) = $280
Explore ways of creating prints from textured collage surfaces! Read more.

Impressionist Oil Painting

April 6, 2018 - April 13, 2018
May 18, 2018 - May 25, 2018
(2 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $150
Use your oil in an impressionistic style to capture the feeling of the land. Read more.

Outdoor Sketching

May 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $235
In this course you will learn basic drawing techniques and review ways to approach drawing on location. Each week you will meet at a different location in Victoria. Read more.

Large Willow Arm Chair with Andrew Kent

May 20, 2018
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: 250
In one day you can make and take home your own classic bent Large Willow Armchair. Read more.

Silver Ring Workshop

May 20, 2018
Instructor: Becki Chan
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: 185
Have fun and make something special. Design & carve your dream ring and cast it in silver. Read more.

Skill Building Pottery Weekend

February 2, 2018 - February 4, 2018
May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018
(3 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $107
This weekend intensive focuses on hand technique and ergonomics to shape up and fine tune your throwing skills. Read more.

FCA Workshop - Creating Dynamic Design from Photographs

May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Surrey, Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: Member $360 / Non-Member $410
Visiting us from Calgary, Liz Wiltzen will be leading this 3 day course which introduces clear thought processes and design ideas to launch from when working from photo references Read more.