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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January 23, 2020 - March 12, 2020

Watercolour with Sonia Mocnik #59514 Thursday Mornings

Instructor: Sonia Mocnik

Take  a fun and loose approach to painting as you explore a variety of styles and trends to help you discover what corresponds to your authentic self. Achieve a creative and personal expression in your paintings while you meet the...

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January 23, 2020 - March 12, 2020

Watercolour Intermediate #59540 Thurs afternoons

Instructor: Sonia Mocnik

Add to your experience of painting with this wonderful medium as you work on projects that expand your skills. Prerequisite: Beginners program or comparable watercolour practice. Instructor: Sonia Mocnik. West Van Community Centre Thu  12:30 – 3 p.m. - dates #59540 Jan 23 to...

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February 04, 2020 - March 24, 2020

Learn to Draw the Portrait

Instructor: mandybosco

This is an 8-week skill-based training method for the beginner and the intermediate portrait artist.  Learning to Draw the Portrait using the Classical Method develops both observational and conceptual skills simultaneously.  Each lesson focusses on one formal element of drawing...

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February 05, 2020 - March 25, 2020

Oil Painting Master Copy

Instructor: Noah Layne

Learn about oil painting while copying a master painting. Students will work on a preliminary drawing which they will transfer to their panel/canvas. They will do an underpainting and second underpainting before moving to form painting and finishing stages. There...

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February 05, 2020 - March 11, 2020

Mixed Media Portraits:

Instructor: Tony Bounsall

Mixed Media Portraits uses photographic portraits as a base and departure point to explore a variety of exciting mixed media techniques. Expect the unexpected! Anyone interested in collage, experimental portraiture, mixed media and photographic fine art will find this class...

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February 06, 2020 - March 12, 2020

Mixed Media Collage

Instructor: Tony Bounsall

Discover the possibilities of mixed media collage. Explore using hand-decorated papers, altered photographs, found objects and ephemera. Learn a variety of mixed media techniques including image transfer in a relaxed, creative environment. Basic supplies included. Additional supply list online.

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February 15, 2020 - April 15, 2020

Private Drawing/Painting Lessons with Wendy Mould, AFCA, CDM

Instructor: Wendy

Bring Your Passion to Draw to Life Would you like your eagles to soar, you waves to crash and your leaves to swirl in the wind? Book drawing lessons and learn how. Private lessons may be booked at any time...

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February 16, 2020 - March 02, 2020

Mixed Media Canvas with Kathryn Fudge (Feb)

Instructor: Kathryn Fudge This 2-part workshop is all about being creative while learning new techniques.  You will create your own unique 3D art piece on canvas using Paverpol products plus fabrics and embellishments of your choosing. The first day we...

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February 16, 2020 - March 01, 2020

Open Studio

Instructor: mandybosco

Open Studios are designed for students who wish to develop their Classical Drawing skills, through Bargue Drawing, Cast Drawing, and Mastercopies, all of which are elements in the Classical Drawing Program. More advanced students select their own assignment, either from...

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February 17, 2020 - March 02, 2020

Open Studio

Instructor: mandybosco

Open Studios are designed for students who wish to develop their Classical Drawing skills, through Bargue Drawing, Cast Drawing, and Mastercopies, all of which are elements in the Classical Drawing Program. More advanced students select their own assignment, either from...

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