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

November 1, 2018 - November 29, 2018 (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.

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)

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

Mark Anthony Drawing - A Traditional Approach to Representational Drawing

July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018
October 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
November 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018
December 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Mark Anthony
Location(s): Bowen Island, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Moody, Vancouver, West Vancouver, Whistler
Topic(s): Art History, Art Vacations, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pastel Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $180.00 (Per monthly membership registration fee)
Traditional Drawing - Understanding and Defining Visual Realities for Painters and Draftsmen Alike Read more.

Introduction to Glass Mosaics

November 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Sewailu Auzins
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $190 + $35 materials
Design & create your own 8x10 inch indoor mosaic using stained glass, glass tiles & gems! Read more.

Intro to Acrylic Painting

November 3, 2018
December 1, 2018
Instructor: Lisa Powers
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $50 (includes all materials)
Learn the basic steps of acrylic painting so you’ll feel more confident when painting on your own and when joining our ongoing classes. Read more.

Impressionist Oil Painting

September 13, 2018 - September 14, 2018
November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018
(2 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $150
Use your oil in an impressionistic style to capture the feeling of the land. Read more.

Navigating the Art Industry with Pennylane Shen

November 3, 2018
Instructor: FCA VictoriaChapter
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $50 for FCA Members - $75 for Non-Members
This is a unique seminar designed specifically for emerging artists preparing to approach the commercial and public art industry Read more.

Triptych Photo Frame (Sat Nov 3 2018, 9:30-1:30pm)

November 3, 2018
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $95
You will construct a personalized trifold frame that you can take with you anywhere, display at home or position in a place of honor on your desk at work. Read more.

Small Group Critique with Pennylane Shen

November 3, 2018
Instructor: FCA VictoriaChapter
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $50 (6 artists max) Audience: $30 (6 artist max)
A Small Group of 6 artists can be part of a Small Group Critique. Read more.

Drawing for Painting: The Art of Seeing with Mark Anthony

November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Drawing, Figure Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: Members $220 / Non-Members $270
Following the footsteps of great European masters, this workshop teaches how to secure a confident understanding of visual realities through manual drawing. Read more.