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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.

Are you an Arts Instructor? If you offer visual arts community classes or workshops, please create an Art News Profile (click for more details) and then upgrade it to an Instructor Profile. You can add information about your qualifications and upload sample images of your work to help potential students see what you have to offer.

Playful Shasta Daisies

March 3, 2019
Instructor: Marney-Rose Edge
Location(s): New Westminster
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: 150+gst
Spend a day capturing the playfulness of daisies in watercolor. Read more.

The Mountain Landscape in Watercolour with Elaine Hughes (Mar)

March 3, 2019
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: 90
In this course, we will learn the essentials of creating a successful post-impressionist mountain painting using watercolours. Read more.

Botanical Illustration

February 3, 2019 - February 24, 2019
February 4, 2019 - February 25, 2019
March 3, 2019 - March 24, 2019
March 4, 2019 - March 25, 2019
March 31, 2019 - April 28, 2019
April 1, 2019 - April 29, 2019
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Elizabeth Mancini
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $400
Learn the techniques of Traditional European Botanical Illustration in pencil and watercolour. Read more.

Painting and Drawing (ages 11-16)

March 6, 2019 - June 26, 2019 (17 sessions)
Instructor: Laura Bonnie- Art & Illustration
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $115 per month
An opportunity for young artists to refine their skills both creative and technical in an inspiring and encouraging environment and through a variety of media. Read more.

Drawing and Sketchbook

March 6, 2019 - April 10, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Laura Bonnie- Art & Illustration
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $190 total
Building drawing and observational skills and resourcing ideas creatively within the sketchbook and at large. Read more.

Photographing 3 Dimensional Artwork with James Emler (Mar)

March 7, 2019 - March 14, 2019 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Digital, Photography
Cost: 100
This 3rd session is a practical demonstration on lighting and the geometry of photographing 3D artwork which can be very helpful for artists wanting to enter shows & display work online. Read more.

Icon Painting Classes for Beginners: how to paint an Orthodox icon

March 8, 2019 - April 5, 2019 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $350 + $50 materials
Introduction to icon painting with egg tempera Read more.

Medieval Style Leather Bookbinding (Sat Mar 9 2019, 9:30-1:30pm)

March 9, 2019
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $90
Make leather bound book in the Medieval European tradition. All materials and tools provided. No prior experience necessary. Read more.

Passion for Pastels with Joan Larson

March 9, 2019 - March 10, 2019
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Pastel Drawing
Cost: $195.00
If you ever wanted to learn to paint with pastels or just to drop in to get some tips this course in worth looking into Read more.

Appalachian Egg Basket (18+ years • One-day class)

March 9, 2019
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Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): 3D, Fabric Arts
Cost: $100
Using an over/under weaving method, create a unique twin-bottom, ribbed basket with a handle using commercial cane and natural materials. Read more.