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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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Collagraphs: Textural Exploration in Printmaking

May 16, 2019 - June 20, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Printmaking
Cost: $235
in this course the focus will be on various collagraphic techniques, with students learning how to develop a multi-levelled textured surface that can later be enhanced or augmented with other media. 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.

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.

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.

Painting: Colour as Practice

May 16, 2019 - June 20, 2019 ( sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory, Oil Painting
Cost: 235
This course offers an excellent opportunity to put colour theory into practice. Read more.

Design for Painters

May 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Collage, Colour Theory, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $235
Design and colour theory is used to teach painters to create dynamic and captivating compositions in their paintings. Read more.

Painting: Plein Air

May 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting
Cost: 235
This course looks at the historical, philosophical and practical applications of painting from life out-of-doors, or plein air. Read more.

7 Steps to a Successful Painting with Brian Simons (May)

May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 325
If you want to get beyond the barriers and blocks holding you back from your desire to paint, this is the program for you! Read more.

Intro to Acrylic Painting (May 21st-June 25th)

May 21, 2019 - June 25, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Laura Bonnie- North Park Art Studio
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $190 total
For beginners as well as painters at all levels- mixing techniques, painting surface prep, and composition planning will be addressed through a diverse series of projects. Read more.

Basic Standing Fabric Sculpture (May)

May 21, 2019 - May 23, 2019 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: 130
Learn how to make a beautiful garden sculpture from an old t-shirt in just one day. Read more.