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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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7 Steps to a Successful Painting with Brian Simons

January 27, 2018 - January 28, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 341.25 (Taxes Included)
If you want to get beyond the barriers and blocks holding you back from your desire to paint, this is the program for you! Read more.

Oil Painting 101

January 27, 2018 - March 3, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $152
Discover the wonderful medium of oil paint, with its rich colours and slow drying properties. Read more.

#doodledaily a beginners guide to sketchnotes & illustration for your creative everyday

January 27, 2018
Instructor: Katharina Hirsch
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy
Cost: $90
Notes stay in your brain longer if you add small visuals to them and even the busiest journal looks pretty with a few personal illustrations - but most of all, it's fun! Read more.

Textile Surface Design

January 29, 2018 - February 26, 2018 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $140
Experiment with block printing and stencilling applications, and learn how to dye background cloth and apply mono-printing techniques. Read more.

Basic Acrylics

January 30, 2018 - March 6, 2018 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $152
In this acrylics class, you’ll start with the basics through simple techniques and guidance. Read more.


February 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018 ( sessions)
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA CDM
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 3 lesson package $225; $90 + GST for single 2 ½ hour session;
There is an artist in all of us and I want to help you be that artist. Private drawing lessons, for beginner to experienced welcome. All ages Welcome. 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.

Clamshell Keepsake Box (Sat, Feb 3 2018, 9:30-1:30pm)

February 3, 2018
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $85
Make a type of decorative box that is commonly used to encase a book for protection from moisture, bugs and dust. Read more.

Sketchbook Essentials - Drawing for Beginners

October 14, 2017 - November 4, 2017
February 10, 2018 - March 10, 2018
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $200
This is a fun workshop which will help you to get started with your sketching practice. Read more.

Japanese Box (Sat, Feb 10 2018, 12-4pm)

February 10, 2018
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $79.05
Participants will learn how to make a beautiful box in using a historical Japanese method. Beautiful decorative paper and book cloth are used to finish a box with a bone clasp closure. Read more.