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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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July 21 – Cedar Bark Basket with Cattail

July 21, 2019
Instructor: North Van Arts
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $140
Join master weaver Jessica Silvey and learn the fundamentals of weaving red cedar bark and cat tail to create a unique basket for your home. Read more.

Expressive Plant Drawing

July 21, 2019
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Pastel Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 85.00
Artist and floral designer, Jillian Player will bring in one of her fantastical floral displays as subject matter for an afternoon of drawing. Read more.

Still Life Oil Painting Workshop

July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $577.50
In this workshop Noah will show how he goes about starting and finishing a still life painting. Read more.

A Night with the Sculpture Society of British Columbia

July 22, 2019
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Topic(s): 3D, Art Business / Professional Development, Sculpture
Cost: By Donation
Join us at the Federation for an evening with David C. Walker, member of the Sculpture Society of British Columbia, as he teaches us about the world of sculpture. Read more.

Art of Mask-Making: Level 1

July 23, 2019 - August 27, 2019 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Dallas Harvey
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $750
In five weekly Tuesday-night classes, students are taken through the in-depth process of sculpting a creature or realistic human character face mask. Read more.

Introduction to Plein Air with Deb Czernecky (Jul)

July 23, 2019 - July 30, 2019 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: 100
Painting en plein air can be a joy for capturing your feelings of the scenes in front of you! Read more.

Summer SFX Workshop (3-Day Beginner Workshop)

July 23, 2019 - July 25, 2019 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Dallas Harvey
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $950
Jump start your career in special make-up effects this summer and join Vancouver FX in a 3-day Summer SFX Intensive Workshop! Read more.

Get off Auto, create your best images!

July 27, 2019 ( sessions)
Instructor: Catherine Babault
Location(s): Comox
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $240
Get off Auto, create your best images! Read more.

Pet Portraits Workshop (July 28th)

July 28, 2019
Instructor: Laura Bonnie- North Park Art Studio
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $65
Create a colourful and unique pet portrait start to finish, all levels welcome. Read more.

Painting from the Ground Up: A Process-Based Approach to Oil Painting

July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019
Instructor: Nicole Sleeth
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Colour Theory, Oil Painting
Cost: $745 + GST with $50 early bird discount before June 1
A practical and painterly approach to creating an oil painting from the ground up. Read more.