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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.

Atelier drawing and painting classes - beginners welcome

May 1, 2019 - May 29, 2019 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Nicole Sleeth
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Colour Theory, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $235/mo
Space available Wednesdays 5:30-8:30! Ongoing classes booked monthly. Learn to draw and paint at your own pace with individual instruction in an comfortable, relaxed atelier setting. Read more.

May 1 – 22 – Drawing Fundamentals & Community

May 1, 2019 - May 22, 2019 (4 sessions)
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $89
Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques and materials while practicing a more conscious approach to drawing with opportunities to discuss what it means to be a mindful artist. Read more.

The Power of Colour

May 2, 2019 - May 9, 2019 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Sandra Bowen
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $90 plus tax all use of tools and materials are included in the course fee
Learn the colour wheel, how to use it and why it is an important part in creating your paintings Read more.

The Power of Colour

May 2, 2019 - May 9, 2019 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Jeanne Krabbendam
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 120
A short course that will introduce you to colour theory and use Read more.

Life Drawing Sessions (Apr – May)

May 2, 2019
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pastel Drawing
Cost: $12 + gst per session
Have you ever wanted to get together with a fun, focused group of fellow artists to draw a live model? Read more.

Creating Comics (18+ years • Four-week mini session)

November 1, 2018 - November 22, 2018
February 7, 2019 - February 28, 2019
May 2, 2019 - May 23, 2019
(4 sessions)

The instructor for this course has not set up her/his Instructor Profile yet. Please refer to any contact information in the course description to find out more.

Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $97
Learn how to turn your personal stories into a comic book. Read more.

Brian Atyeo - Paint as Abstract

May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $360 for FCA Members - $410 for Non-Members
Paint as the subject - is a concept that most artists at some point in their development consider, as a new way of thinking. Read more.

Art of the Horse with Joan Larson (May)

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Pastel Drawing
Cost: $195+gst
The Art of the Horse” – open to all skill levels and mediums. Students will learn by drawing from models (supplied by instructor) and then progress to the medium of their choice. Read more.

Drawing Classes/Artist Development

May 4, 2019 - August 3, 2019 (12 sessions)
Instructor: Langley Arts Council
Topic(s): Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: Members: $110/month Non-Members $150/month
Work at your own pace and receive expert mentorship whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist. Read more.

Alla Prima Flower Painting Workshop

May 4, 2019
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: 157
Come learn oil Alla Prima techniques for painting flowers. Alla Prima means paintings done in one session. Read more.