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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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World Building Through Painting

May 14, 2019 - June 18, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: 235
Through the lens of speculative fiction, students will get to experiment with painting to challenge the idea of what kinds of landscapes and stories could exist beyond Earth. Read more.

Watercolour: Art and Science

May 14, 2019 - June 18, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: 275.00
This course will use several branches of science such as cell biology, botany, geology, astronomy, and human physiology as a point of departure for watercolour paintings. Read more.

Painting: Abstraction and Architecture

May 14, 2019 - June 18, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: 235
Study the abstract language inspired by the structural framework of architectural form, space and light and the construction/deconstruction of space in painting. Read more.

Art History: Romanticism to Realism

May 14, 2019 - June 18, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Art History
Cost: 235
This course covers the early evolution into the Modern Era and late 19th century art. Read more.

Drawing Space

May 14, 2019 - June 18, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: 235
Create tensions between illusionistic space and surface mark making to create effective, dynamic drawings. Read more.

Painting: The Expanded Field

May 15, 2019 - June 19, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Sculpture
Cost: 235
This adventurous course explores ways to move beyond the flat surface and rectangular format of traditional painting. Read more.

Beginner Watercolour

May 15, 2019 - June 19, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Lorraine Germaine
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $240
Learn the basics of Watercolour Painting Read more.

Painting: Gesture and Colour

May 15, 2019 - June 26, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory
Cost: 235
This course teaches the fundamentals of painting with an emphasis on colour, line and form. Read more.

Photo-Based Printmaking

May 15, 2019 - June 19, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography, Printmaking
Cost: $235
This course introduces students to expressive ways to use photographic source material as a departure point in printmaking usingtechniques including lithography, stencils and masks and image transfer. Read more.

How to Draw

May 15, 2019 - June 19, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Figure Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: 235
Drawing from direct observation with an emphasis on the line quality, value, shading, negative space and perspective Read more.