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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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Clamshell Keepsake Box (Sun Nov 4 2018, 9:30-1:30pm)

November 4, 2018
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $85
In this workshop, you will make a type of decorative box that is commonly used to encase a book for protection from moisture, bugs and dust. Read more.

Watercolour classes for beginner

January 16, 2019 - February 20, 2019
February 27, 2019 - April 3, 2019
September 19, 2018 - October 24, 2018
November 7, 2018 - December 12, 2018
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $335
Learn basic watercolour techniques while painting landscapes in watercolour. Read more.

Nov 7 – 28 – Core Drawing Skills

November 7, 2018 - November 28, 2018 (4 sessions)
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $120
Master the fundamentals of drawing in this introductory course, which will build your skills and confidence to tackle more ambitious projects. Read more.

Beginner Acrylic

September 18, 2018 - October 23, 2018
November 7, 2018 - December 12, 2018
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $335
Learn the basics of acrylic painting on canvas while creating landscape paintings. Read more.

Advent Calendar Box (Sat Nov 10 2018, 9:30-3:30pm)

November 10, 2018
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $115
Using traditional bookbinding techniques, you will construct a 24-day, 12-drawer double-sided advent calendar. Read more.

Nov 10 – Wet Felting Workshop

November 10, 2018
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: 28
Young artists will learn the techniques needed to take loose wool roving and make felt to create their own individual textile painting. Read more.

Basic Sitting Sculpture with Kathryn Fudge (Nov)

November 10, 2018
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D, Fabric Arts, Sculpture
Cost: 130
Learn how to make a beautiful garden sculpture from an old t-shirt in just one day. Read more.

TAKE YOUR DRAWING SKILLS TO NEW LEVELS WITH WENDY MOULD,AFCA

November 11, 2018 - December 20, 2018 ( sessions)
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA CDM
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 3 lesson package $225; $90 + GST for single 2 ½ hour session;
There is an artist in all of us and I want to help you be that artist. Private drawing lessons, for beginner to experienced welcome. All ages Welcome. Read more.

Palette Knife Painting with Acrylic

September 15, 2018
November 15, 2018 - November 16, 2018
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $150
Learn to create an impressionistic landscape in this step-by-step workshop using palette knife with acrylic paint. Read more.

Acrylic Landscape with palette knife

November 15, 2018 - November 16, 2018
February 14, 2019 - February 15, 2019
April 5, 2018 - April 6, 2018
(2 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $150 (supplies not included)
Learn to paint a landscape using just a palette knife in this step by step acrylic workshop. Read more.