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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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Photo-Based Printmaking

May 15, 2019 - June 19, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography, Printmaking
Cost: $235
This course introduces students to expressive ways to use photographic source material as a departure point in printmaking usingtechniques including lithography, stencils and masks and image transfer. Read more.

Beginner Watercolour

May 15, 2019 - June 19, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Lorraine Germaine
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $240
Learn the basics of Watercolour Painting Read more.

How to Draw

May 15, 2019 - June 19, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Figure Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: 235
Drawing from direct observation with an emphasis on the line quality, value, shading, negative space and perspective Read more.

Family Time: Felting Fun (6 years and under • Two-day class)

May 15, 2019 - May 22, 2019 (2 sessions)
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Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: First child of parent: $32 Additional child of same parent: $24
Explore the art of wet felting with your child. Read more.

Painting: The Expanded Field

May 15, 2019 - June 19, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Sculpture
Cost: 235
This adventurous course explores ways to move beyond the flat surface and rectangular format of traditional painting. Read more.

Drawing: The Abstract Image

May 15, 2019 - June 19, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: 260.00
Learn how to think about abstraction in drawing and make the transition from representational drawing to the abstract. Read more.

Painting: Gesture and Colour

May 15, 2019 - June 26, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory
Cost: 235
This course teaches the fundamentals of painting with an emphasis on colour, line and form. Read more.

Oil Basics

May 16, 2019 - June 20, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: 235
This course provides a great introduction for beginner painters to work with oils and for those planning to switch from acrylics to oil. Read more.

Painting: The 21st Century

May 16, 2019 - June 20, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Art History
Cost: 235
This course gives an overview of the main trends occurring in contemporary painting and will include a thematic survey of 20th and 21st century art with an emphasis on artists that are practicing toda Read more.

The Figure in Contemporary Painting

May 16, 2019 - June 20, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting
Cost: 235
Students will consider the figure in a more conceptual light to better understand how it is appreciated in painting today. Read more.