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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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Expressive Handwriting

February 12, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Pen, Ink, Calligraphy
Cost: $75
In this Sunday afternoon workshop, you will learn how to use your own handwriting in a direct, free and expressive way. Read more.

Caterpillar Stitch Binding (Sun, Feb 12, 2017, 1:30-4:30)

March 2, 2013
September 18, 2016
February 12, 2017
Instructor: Suzan Lee
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $55
Make a softcover notebook that is riddled with caterpillars – caterpillar stitching, that is! Read more.

Micro Graffiti Trains

February 12, 2017
Instructor: Poppet Creative
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $40
Join Nathan Davis in painting miniature trains in a graffiti style. Read more.

Want to Try Something New, Creative and Exciting? ---- Alcohol Inks - the Basics

February 12, 2017 - March 5, 2017
Instructor: Louise Adams
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $60.00 for each session
Alcohol Ink Basics Workshop Read more.

Family Day Discover the Magic of Pysanky

February 11, 2017
February 12, 2017
February 13, 2017
Instructor: Joan Brander
Location(s): Richmond
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Learn to make pysanky Ukrainian eggs the traditional way with beeswax and dyes under the guidance of artist, author, instructor and lecturer Joan Brander in her studio. Read more.

Exploring Watercolour Techniques

February 14, 2017 - March 7, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Jessica Milne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $140.00
This class is for the beginner or intermediate watercolourist who would like to expand their knowledge of this wonderful medium. Read more.

Basic Acrylics

February 14, 2017 - March 7, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $98.00
Learn easily and enjoyably through simple techniques, and with experienced guidance, gain a fundamental understanding of the materials and exercises that will build up your skills and confidence. Read more.

Painting with Luminous Egg Tempera

February 14, 2017 - March 14, 2017
April 4, 2017 - May 2, 2017
(5 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $ 260 + materials $ 50
Egg tempera painting Read more.

Abstract Decorative (using a palette knife)

May 31, 2016
September 7, 2016
February 15, 2017
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + tax
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to complete your own acrylic painting using a palette knife - please note: ALL classes are held in Cloverdale, BC! Read more.

South American Embroidery Explorations

February 15, 2017 - March 8, 2017 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Poppet Creative
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: 175
Explore embroidery with Chilean artist Katy Biele. Read more.