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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November 19, 2021

Cardboard Collagraph Printing

Join instructor Svetlana Shkuratova and continue exploring the versatile and expressive world of collagraph printmaking with the technique of cutting an image into a matboard plate and building textures on top. Students will go through each step required to create...

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November 20, 2021

COLOUR THEORY CRASH COURSE WEEKEND Online with Val Nelson

Instructor: Val Nelson

This is a powerful course that builds your confidence in getting the colour mixtures you want in your painting practise. Using a double primary palette, Val will prescribe colour studies for students to work through, in order to absorb and...

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November 21, 2021

Experimental Large Scale Knitting

This unique workshop will teach you to take some basic knitting stitches to create jumbo stitches using size 35mm needles. This workshop will show you how to cast on, learn basic knit and purl stitches, adapt knit and purl stitches...

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November 21, 2021

Watercolour Play

Are you curious about watercolour but aren’t sure where to begin? This afternoon workshop will introduce you to watercolour painting through a series of basic exercises that demonstrate how to build simple, yet dynamic, compositions. The emphasis is on “play,”...

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November 27, 2021

DRAWING CRASH COURSE WEEKEND Online with Val Nelson

Instructor: Val Nelson

If you think you can’t draw, this class will change your mind! Drawing is fun and engaging if you open up your perception and stay curious. Val will guide you through a variety of modes of looking and responding to...

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November 28, 2021

Painting: Invented Landscapes with a Limited Palette

In this workshop you will create a quick series of small landscape paintings limiting your palette to three colours that are evenly spaced around the colour wheel (triadic colour scheme). Key concepts taught include: using a limited palette and colour...

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November 28, 2021

Draw like a Surrealist

If you like the idea of incorporating intriguing textures and graphic imagery into your art then this short workshop is for you. We will be working with several drawing techniques such as frottage, entopic graphomania and automatic drawing used by...

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November 28, 2021

Embroidery on Photographs

This unique workshop will reveal ways that to add dimensions and colours to your family photos or found vintage photos using a range of embroidery stitches. Embroidery patterns can embellish items in the photographs such as clothing or objects; or...

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December 02, 2021 - December 03, 2021

Classical Drawing Groups

Instructor: Teresa

Classical Drawing Groups [email protected] WEEKLY ON-LINE TRADITIONAL DRAWING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS With the onset of COVID 19, artists, art students as well as purely interest based art enthusiasts and hobbyists are bound to the 4 walls of their residences and...

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December 05, 2021

Weaving as Painting

In this workshop you will learn how to make large tapestry weavings using ordinary cardboard. Participants will make looms using cardboard with slits and use a wide range of ordinary and unusual materials such as wool yarn, raffia iridescent yarns,...

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