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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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Creativity Bootcamp: Exploring Your Inner Artist

July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Collage, Colour Theory, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 445
Delve into a journey of deepening and expanding your creative art practice, as well as accessing fresh ideas and inspiration. Read more.

Summer Kids Art Camp – Mixed Media Art Making Inspired by Canadian Artists for Ages 8 – 12 with Alanna MacPhail (July 15)

July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $40 per day + gst $180 + gst Full week
Book one day or the full week Read more.

Encaustic Mixed Media with Shary Bartlett at Red Deer College

July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Shary Bartlett
Location(s): Open location / Will travel
Topic(s): 3D, Art Vacations, Collage, Fabric Arts, Mixed/Other Media, Oil Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Cost: $645.00 + Materials Fee: $150.00 + GST $39.75 Total Cost: $834.75
This five-day workshop is an exploration of the amazing translucent, layered, smooth and textural effects that can be achieved when painting with sweet-smelling molten encaustic beeswax. Read more.

Painting the Everyday with Gouache

July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Topic(s): Collage, Pastel Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 430.00
This workshop is inspired by the artist, illustrator and writer Maira Kalman. The focus is on using objects that are part of everyday life as subject matter. Read more.

Plein Air Oil Painting

July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Colour Theory, Mixed/Other Media, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting
Cost: $280
Open your eyes to the beauty of nature! Read more.

Encaustic Photography with Shary Bartlett - Red Deer College Alta

July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Shary Bartlett
Location(s): Open location / Will travel
Topic(s): Art Vacations, Collage, Fabric Arts, Oil Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Photography
Cost: $645.00 + Materials Fee: $150.00 + GST $39.75 Total Cost: $834.75
Indulge yourself in five glorious days of encaustic painting, discovering the evocative beauty of Inkjet, LaserJet and professionally printed photographs secreted beneath translucent beeswax. Read more.

Sea Glass Frame with Connie (Jul)

July 20, 2019
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: 160
Come create a beautiful, framed 8 x 10 Sea Glass Frame using recycled tumbled stained glass that mimics the look of sea glass but affords colors rarely found on the beach. Read more.

Vancouver Island Nature Photo Workshop - Comox Valley

July 20, 2019 - July 23, 2019
Instructor: Catherine Babault
Location(s): Comox
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $1,090
Take your best nature images! Read more.

Japanese Box (Sat, Jul 20 2019, 11am-3pm)

July 20, 2019
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media, Paper Crafting
Cost: $87.50
Participants will learn how to make a beautiful box in using a historical Japanese method. Read more.

Introduction to Japanese Stab Binding with Tracy Leal (Jul)

July 20, 2019
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $110 + gst. Supplies included in price
In this class we will explore the traditional method of four-hole stab binding used in many Japanese books. Read more.