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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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Introduction to Glass Mosaics

November 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Sewailu Auzins
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $190 + $35 materials
Design & create your own 8x10 inch indoor mosaic using stained glass, glass tiles & gems! Read more.

Drawing for Painting: The Art of Seeing with Mark Anthony

November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Drawing, Figure Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: Members $220 / Non-Members $270
Following the footsteps of great European masters, this workshop teaches how to secure a confident understanding of visual realities through manual drawing. Read more.

Nov 7 – 28 – Core Drawing Skills

November 7, 2018 - November 28, 2018 (4 sessions)
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $120
Master the fundamentals of drawing in this introductory course, which will build your skills and confidence to tackle more ambitious projects. Read more.

Nov 10 – Wet Felting Workshop

November 10, 2018
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: 28
Young artists will learn the techniques needed to take loose wool roving and make felt to create their own individual textile painting. Read more.

Basic Sitting Sculpture with Kathryn Fudge (Nov)

November 10, 2018
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D, Fabric Arts, Sculpture
Cost: 130
Learn how to make a beautiful garden sculpture from an old t-shirt in just one day. Read more.

TAKE YOUR DRAWING SKILLS TO NEW LEVELS WITH WENDY MOULD,AFCA

November 11, 2018 - December 20, 2018 ( sessions)
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA CDM
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 3 lesson package $225; $90 + GST for single 2 ½ hour session;
There is an artist in all of us and I want to help you be that artist. Private drawing lessons, for beginner to experienced welcome. All ages Welcome. Read more.

Acrylic Landscape with palette knife

November 15, 2018 - November 16, 2018
February 14, 2019 - February 15, 2019
April 5, 2018 - April 6, 2018
(2 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $150 (supplies not included)
Learn to paint a landscape using just a palette knife in this step by step acrylic workshop. Read more.

Oil Painting for the Absolutely Terrified with Ken Campbell (Oct)

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: 300
A fun, easy intro to oil painting. An ideal course for beginners interested in oil painting who already work in another medium Read more.

Watercolour on Yupo paper - Abstract

June 7, 2018 - June 8, 2018
November 17, 2018 - November 18, 2018
February 7, 2019 - February 8, 2019
(2 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $150
Abstract Watercolour Workshop on Yupo Paper 2:00-4:30 pm Read more.

Beginner Printmaking Workshop

November 17, 2018
Instructor: Margaret R Burns
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $95.00/person + $20.00 supply fee
Beginner Printmaking Workshop - the Art of Collagraph Read more.