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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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5-Day Intensive Oil Painting Workshop with Nicole Sleeth

October 22, 2018 - October 26, 2018 ( sessions)
Instructor: Nicole Sleeth
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Colour Theory, Drawing, Oil Painting, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $745 + GST
Dive into the wonderful world of oil painting! Learn the ins and outs of painting in a modified alla prima (direct painting) approach during this intensive 5-day workshop. Read more.

Natural ways to draw

October 22, 2018 - December 3, 2018 (7 sessions)
Instructor: Matia Pourghannad
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $100
Drawing lessons for all Read more.

Painting the Portrait with Doug Levitt

October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Oil Painting, Portrait Drawing
Cost: Members $360 / Non-Members $410
Visiting for Calgary Alberta, in this workshop, Doug will discuss various approaches to painting the portrait in an alla prima or direct painting style. Read more.

Oct 27 – Treescapes Watercolour Workshop

October 27, 2018
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: 88.00
Learn how to paint the 3 main families of trees with techniques that bring them to life in your watercolour paintings. Read more.

Conservation Box: Clamshell / Drop Back (Sat, Oct 27 2018, 9:30-2:30pm)

October 27, 2018
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $120/135
Learn to make a drop back box aka Clamshell; a common conservation storage device to protect objects such as books. No prior experience necessary. All tools and materials will be provided. Read more.

Painting With Passion Instructor: Richard S. McDiarmid, (SFCA, NWWS)

October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018

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): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $250 +GST
A workshop combining technique and foundation principles with the joy of creative process! Read more.

Big Beautiful Blooms with Bev Robertson (Oct)

October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: 220
Enjoy a bright adventure in water mixable oils by painting a “larger than life” painting of a single flower or 2-3 cluster of blooms. Read more.

Creative Life: Live and Thrive as an Artist

October 28, 2018 ( sessions)
Instructor: Leah Murray
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $95.00 CDN / Person
Explore your artist's journey based on the writings of Joseph Campbell, using his Hero's Journey as a framework, with experienced facilitators Lynne Brisdon and Vanessa Wiebel. Read more.

Medieval Style Leather Bookbinding (Sun, Oct 28 2018, 9:30-1:30pm)

October 28, 2018
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.

Egg Tempera Painting Techniques: Intro

October 30, 2018 - November 27, 2018 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $ 280 + materials $ 50
Egg tempera painting Read more.