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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February 01, 2021 - March 08, 2021

How To Draw From The Flat with Ken Campbell

Instructor: opus_admin

Learn how to draw from a flat reference like a photo, print or painting, using a knitting needle and vine charcoal. Part of a streaming art course on drawing for beginner and casual artists. This technique is used for drawing...

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February 01, 2021 - March 08, 2021

How To Oil Paint Impressionist-Style with Ken Campbell

Instructor: opus_admin

Learn how to paint a 'sun glow effect' in oils using impressionist-style technique. Create new paintings from concept 'thumbnails' to 'broken colour' completion. Learn how to create sponge texture, underpainting and classical glazing.     MATERIALS pencil, sketchbook, eraser basic...

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February 03, 2021 - March 10, 2021

How To Paint Tonalist-Style with Ken Campbell

Instructor: opus_admin

Learn how to paint a simple scene in oils using a tonalist-style technique. Tonalism began in the 1880s in the US and 1910 in Australia and focused on mid-value, pastel-coloured compositions with moody atmospheric themes like dusk, dawn, nocturns, misty,...

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February 03, 2021 - March 10, 2021

6 Keys To Designing Great Art with Ken Campbell

Instructor: opus_admin

Learn six keys to designing great art: concept and narrative, golden mean, center of interest, energy flow lines, Notan greyscale and colour harmony planning. Use to: increase eye-appeal of your artwork, get more viewer attention, dial-up story impact and improve...

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February 07, 2021 - March 07, 2021

Online Still Life Painting Class

Instructor: Noah Layne

In this class Noah will show how he goes about starting and finishing a still life painting. Noah will demonstrate his process of creating a still life painting: sharing his technique and thoughts about painting and art. setting up the...

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February 11, 2021 - March 11, 2021

Online Class Classical Portrait Drawing

Instructor: Noah Layne

Online Class! Drawing is the foundation of all realist art. In this 5 week course, Noah will show you classical techniques for drawing a realistic portrait. Noah will teach the use of plumb lines, comparative measurement, and tilt angle to...

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February 15, 2021 - March 22, 2021

Online Oil Portrait Painting Class

Instructor: Noah Layne

Learn techniques for painting the portrait. In this class there will be two, two week long poses. Noah will show you classical techniques for painting a realistic portrait. Noah will teach the use of plumb lines, comparative measurement, and tilt...

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February 20, 2021 - February 27, 2021

Exploring Composition with Lalita Hamill

It is likely that you could compose your paintings to be more engaging and memorable to your viewers! This workshop, which is the same one Lalita designed for the Federation of Canadian Artists, will begin with you being the juror...

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February 23, 2021 - March 04, 2021

An Online Landscape Painting Workshop with Charlie Easton

Instructor: Victoria FCA

Charlie has an infectious passion for plein air and landscape painting which he will share with us through 4 interactive Zoom sessions. We will be able to work along with him in his studio and on location bringing in this...

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February 24, 2021

Creative Nature Photography Online Course – Part 1

Instructor: Catherine Babault

You have a keen interest in nature photography and you are looking to find better ways to photograph your subject and improve your creative skills. Whatever your skill level, take it further with this interactive course! The course is divided...

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