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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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Robin’s Nest – Painting

March 18, 2017
Instructor: Lisa Powers
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth
Cost: $40 (includes all material)
A pretty Springtime painting! Read more.

Japanese Bookbinding (Sat, Mar 18, 2017, 2-5pm)

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March 18, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 91.25
Students will complete two books using the traditional Japanese stab binding technique. Read more.

Japanese Book Binding Workshop

March 18, 2017
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: 85 + GST
Students will complete two books using the traditional Japanese stab binding technique. Read more.

FCA Workshop - Still Life Introduction to Pastel

March 18, 2017 - March 19, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Federation of Canadian Artists
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Pastel Drawing
Cost: Members: $200, Non-Members: $250
If you've never used pastel but have always been curious, this workshop is for you! Read more.

Encaustic Dream Collage

March 18, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Bethany Handfield
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 84
In this encaustic workshop we will create beautiful collages that have special meanings just for you. Read more.

Samosa Rolls

March 18, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room
Location(s): Chilliwack
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $45
Sidrah and Nasrin Ahmad are back again to teach you how to make your very own samosas...with a twist! Read more.

Japanese Bookbinding Workshop

March 18, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $85 + taxes (includes materials)
Japanese Bookbinding with instructor Suzan Lee at Blim! Read more.

Silver Ring Workshop

March 19, 2017
Instructor: Becki Chan
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: 175
Have fun and make something special. Design & carve you dream ring and cast it in silver. Read more.

Relax and learn to make pysanky Ukrainian wax-resist decorated eggs

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Instructor: Joan Brander
Location(s): Richmond
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $45
Enjoy the therapeutic effects of beeswax and dyes as you make your own Ukrainian pysanka decorated egg under the guidance of local expert, artist, author, instructor and lecturur Joan Brander. Read more.

Colour in Painting

March 19, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $110
You will learn to mix colours that correspond to what you see and how to mix clean, bright colours using a limited palette. Read more.