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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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Exploring Encaustic: Handmade Paper + Encaustic

November 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017 ( sessions)
Instructor: Bethany Handfield
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media, Pastel Drawing
Cost: 150
In this fun workshop we will go over all of the basics of using the encaustic iron on handmade paper. This class is a chance to relax, made beautiful paper, and create a lovely painting. Read more.

FCA Workshop - Nailing Your Values with Alan Wylie

November 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017 (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 workshop will focus on the total planning stages of your painting and include using the Grisaille Method for tonal values Read more.

Realism in Acrylics with Sharlene Stushnov-Lee

November 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Gallery & Classroom (Colwood BC)
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $220 (includes taxes)
Cover the basis of composition, values and some colour theory to paint acrylic in a relistic way. Read more.

Epressive Handwrititng

November 12, 2017
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Pen, Ink, Calligraphy
Cost: $85
In this workshop, you will learn how to use your own handwriting in a direct, free and expressive way. Read more.

Papier Mache Sculpture for Adults with Agata Teodorwicz

November 12, 2017 - November 19, 2017 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $122.15
Create a Papier Mache sculpture of your own design with Agata's cheerful guidance. Read more.

Zangara Arte Experiences

November 15, 2017 - May 15, 2018 ( sessions)
Instructor: Joanna C. Cooke - OJO
Topic(s): Art Vacations
Zingara Arte Experiences - “for the creative wanderer ~ para el viajero creativo” Read more.

Pen & Ink with Watercolours

November 15, 2017 - December 6, 2017
November 16, 2017 - December 7, 2017
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Jessica Milne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $145 CAD
This class is designed for people who have some watercolour experience and would like to explore pen & ink with watercolours. Read more.

Classical realism drawing and painting - beginners welcome

November 15, 2017 - January 10, 2018 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Nicole Sleeth
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Colour Theory, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $235/mo
Learn to draw and paint in an comfortable, relaxed atelier setting. Intimate, ongoing classes - learn at your own pace with individual instruction. Read more.

Going Postal! A Mail Art Experience

November 15, 2017
Instructor: Trisha Klus
Location(s): Other BC Location
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $95
Snail mail is alive and well, learn how to create beautiful mail art and send the perfect letter. Read more.

Classical Realist Portrait Drawing Class

November 16, 2017 - December 14, 2017 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $210 includes model fees and GST
Classical Realist Portrait Drawing Class. Noah Layne Academy of Realist Art offers ongoing class in traditional drawing and painting Read more.