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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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Oil Painting for the Absolutely Terrified with Ken Campbell (Oct)

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: 300
A fun, easy intro to oil painting. An ideal course for beginners interested in oil painting who already work in another medium Read more.

Beginner Printmaking Workshop

November 17, 2018
Instructor: Margaret R Burns
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $95.00/person + $20.00 supply fee
Beginner Printmaking Workshop - the Art of Collagraph Read more.

Watercolour on Yupo paper - Abstract

June 7, 2018 - June 8, 2018
November 17, 2018 - November 18, 2018
February 7, 2019 - February 8, 2019
(2 sessions)
Instructor: Tammy Pilon
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $150
Abstract Watercolour Workshop on Yupo Paper 2:00-4:30 pm Read more.

Rippling Basket: Waves and Undulations (18+ years • One-day class)

November 17, 2018
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Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $80
Using a controlled structure, learn to twine and wedge to weave a free-form rippling basket. Read more.

Secret Belgian Bookbinding (Sat Nov 18 2018, 1-4pm)

November 18, 2018
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $47.05
​This is a contemporary bookbinding technique from Belgium. Read more.

Outdoor Painting: Through the Window

November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018
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Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $80
Learn how to use acrylic paints and colour mixing to capture the outdoors from inside our warm, cozy studio. Read more.

Painting as an Extension of Basic Drawing Principles with Rick McDiarmid

November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: Members $220 / Non-Members $270
This two-day workshop offers an overview of the relationship between subject matter, drawing and painting, which are part of the foundational skills of what every artist should know. Read more.

7 Steps to a Successful Painting with Brian Simons

November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 325
If you want to get beyond the barriers and blocks holding you back from your desire to paint, this is the program for you! Read more.

Nov 24 – Indigo Shibori Workshop

November 24, 2018 (2 sessions)
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: 58
Come and explore the magic of Indigo, a natural dye used for centuries around the world to create the distinctive blue you might recognize from blue jeans or denim. Read more.

Painting after the Masters: Illustrator Bernie Fuchs with Ken Campbell (Nov)

November 28, 2018 - November 30, 2018 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: 300
Learn how to add pizzazz to painting like the famous American illustrator Bernie Fuchs. Read more.