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Family Time: Felting Fun (6 years and under • Two-day class)

May 15, 2019 - May 22, 2019 (2 sessions)
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Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: First child of parent: $32 Additional child of same parent: $24
Explore the art of wet felting with your child. Read more.

Drawing: The Abstract Image

May 15, 2019 - June 19, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: 260.00
Learn how to think about abstraction in drawing and make the transition from representational drawing to the abstract. Read more.

Painting: Colour as Practice

May 16, 2019 - June 20, 2019 ( sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory, Oil Painting
Cost: 235
This course offers an excellent opportunity to put colour theory into practice. Read more.

Oil Basics

May 16, 2019 - June 20, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: 235
This course provides a great introduction for beginner painters to work with oils and for those planning to switch from acrylics to oil. Read more.

Painting: The 21st Century

May 16, 2019 - June 20, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Art History
Cost: 235
This course gives an overview of the main trends occurring in contemporary painting and will include a thematic survey of 20th and 21st century art with an emphasis on artists that are practicing toda Read more.

The Figure in Contemporary Painting

May 16, 2019 - June 20, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting
Cost: 235
Students will consider the figure in a more conceptual light to better understand how it is appreciated in painting today. Read more.

Collagraphs: Textural Exploration in Printmaking

May 16, 2019 - June 20, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Printmaking
Cost: $235
in this course the focus will be on various collagraphic techniques, with students learning how to develop a multi-levelled textured surface that can later be enhanced or augmented with other media. Read more.

Design for Painters

May 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Collage, Colour Theory, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $235
Design and colour theory is used to teach painters to create dynamic and captivating compositions in their paintings. Read more.

Painting: Plein Air

May 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting
Cost: 235
This course looks at the historical, philosophical and practical applications of painting from life out-of-doors, or plein air. Read more.

Kobako, Japanese Writing Box (Sat, May 18 2019, 9:30-1:30pm)

May 18, 2019
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $105
Traditionally used to store incense and related items, the köbako was most popular during the very refined Edo period (1603-1868) in Japan. Read more.