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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September 18, 2019 - October 09, 2019

Intro to Handbuilding Functional Ware

Instructor: mobilartschool

Get your hands dirty and learn the basics of handbuilding to make your functional ware dreams come true! In this 3-week teaser with Emma Canning (aka Dirt Spindle), you will learn traditional hand-building techniques in order to make functional objects...

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September 18, 2019 - September 19, 2019

Painting the Portrait

Instructor: Canvas Method

In this course, you will learn how to create powerful, dynamic and lifelike portrait paintings by exploring traditional techniques of the Old Masters, as well as contemporary approaches in paint application. More info here: https://www.canvasmethod.ca/classes/fall-courses

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September 18, 2019

Drawing Studio (Wednesday Nights 7-9pm, Sept-Dec)

Instructor: Laura Bonnie

Weekly studio workshop featuring instruction in a range of media and subject matter for artists (beginners welcome) to develop their observational skills and language of artistic expression. Perfect continuation to build upon for former students of ‘Drawing and Sketchbook’, this...

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September 19, 2019

Make a Stop Motion Film Night with Sean Karemaker

Instructor: mobilartschool

What better way to have a film night by making them ourselves before sitting back and enjoying the show? In this session led by Sean Karemaker we'll split into small groups and go from concept to creation in 3 hours,...

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September 19, 2019

Intuitive Painting

Instructor: Anita Nairne

INTUITIVE PAINTING Create from the Soul to Expand the Heart ~ First-time painters can learn to draw and paint easily and confidently in a stress-free environment. ~ Skilled artists can release blocks and reach beyond their eyes into their inner...

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September 19, 2019 - December 12, 2019

Making a Great Photograph

Photography is what you make of it and your camera is the tool used to create your vision. Used properly, it is capable of creating amazing photographs. This requires you to understand how a camera works, and so you must...

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September 19, 2019 - October 10, 2019

Art For Adults: Watercolour Painting

Instructor: gaac_art

Explore the world of watercolour painting in our studio with a cup of tea and music. Experiment with various styles of painting, such as landscapes, flowers and portraiture, while using a variety of techniques and mediums. Develop your artistry to create...

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September 19, 2019 - October 10, 2019

Art For Adults: Acrylic Painting

Instructor: gaac_art

Explore the world of acrylic painting in our studio with a cup of tea and music. Experiment with various styles of painting, such as landscapes, flowers and portraiture, while using a variety of techniques and mediums. Develop your artistry to create...

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September 19, 2019 - December 12, 2019

Art History: Beauty from the Gothic Age to the Postmodern Era

From illuminated manuscripts to the Pre-Raphaelites, beauty was a virtue, but in the Modern Era, beauty became suspect. What happened? What is beauty? Join us as we mine Ruskin, Giotto, O'Keefe, Hume, Botticelli and Sherman. This course will include a...

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September 19, 2019 - December 12, 2019

The Figure in Contemporary Painting

The figure in painting is a centuries old subject that has allowed artists to explore topics ranging from the classical (beauty, mythology, etc.) to more contemporary concerns surrounding gender, racial stereotypes, class and politics. Rather than focusing on the body...

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October 3, 2019

Mixed Media on Canvas

Fee: $300 (supplies not included)

Create a beautiful abstract using modelling paste, objects, fluid acrylic, acrylic inks, glazing medium and heavy body acrylic paints.

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September 25, 2019

Beginner Acrylic

Fee: $335

Learn the basics of acrylic painting on canvas while creating landscape paintings.

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