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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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Learn to Draw

October 12, 2014
October 19, 2014
October 26, 2014
November 2, 2014
November 16, 2014
November 23, 2014
November 30, 2014
Instructor: Lenora Melville
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Drawing, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $25 (2 hour session) (supplies are not included)
Learn the fundamentals of drawing with graphite and charcoal in this 2 hour class. Read more.

Photographing Your Artwork

November 16, 2014
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $131.25
The class is geared toward artists who want to take consistently good photographs of their artwork with a minimal investment in hardware. Read more.

Open Studio: Printmaking

September 21, 2014
October 26, 2014
November 16, 2014
January 18, 2015
February 22, 2015
March 22, 2015
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $24.00
Printmaking Open Studio with Pat Beaton (these one session open studios happen once per month, 12-3:00pm) Read more.

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE & TERRIFIED BEGINNER - WEEKEND WORKSHOP - Sundays November 16 and November 23rd, 2014

November 16, 2014 - November 23, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $275.
There is no drawing course more basic than this workshop, anywhere. Learn to see and draw with simple, confidence-building exercises. Read more.

Acrylic Painting

September 28, 2014
October 12, 2014
October 19, 2014
October 26, 2014
November 2, 2014
November 16, 2014
November 23, 2014
November 30, 2014
Instructor: Lenora Melville
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Colour Theory
Cost: $25 plus the cost of supplies
Learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting in this fun 2 hour class. Read more.

Paint like a Master - Tom Thompson's Pine Island Georgian Bay

November 18, 2014
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + GST
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to create your own acrylic painting Read more.

Painting Still Life Workshop with artist, instructor Thomas Anfield

November 19, 2014 - November 26, 2014 (2 sessions)
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Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $100.70 or $79.30 for seniors
All day 10am-3pm Still Life Painting Workshop with renown artist Thomas Anfield. Read more.

Drop-In Painting Classes

October 22, 2014
October 29, 2014
November 5, 2014
November 12, 2014
November 19, 2014
November 26, 2014
( sessions)
Instructor: Jerry Markham
Location(s): Kelowna, Vernon
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: 40.00
A few spots are available for drop-in for a 3 hour painting class with Jerry Markham on Wednesday mornings. Read more.

Family Time: Felting Fun

November 19, 2014 - November 26, 2014 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Fabric Arts
Cost: $32 / $24 + Tax
Explore the art of wet felting with your child, and acquire the necessary skills to create finished pieces, such as beads, vessels and flat felted pieces. Read more.

NEW** Yellow Meadow Painting

September 10, 2014
November 20, 2014
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + tax
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to produce a completed acrylic painting. Read more.

Classes in drawing, human antomy and sculpting with an MFA artist Misha Pertsev.

November 20, 2014 - December 30, 2015 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Mikhail Pertsev
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Art Business / Professional Development, Art History, Children and Youth, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Sculpture
Cost: $20 per hour or $360 per month with discount, which works out to $15 per hour
Struggling with drawing and/or sculpting? By learning to understand certain principles in art, you’ll finally be able to translate your vision into reality and become the artist you want to be. Read more.

Open Studio Day: PAVERPOL

November 21, 2014
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $36.75
This is an open studio opportunity for students to work on any Paverpol project they like. Read more.

The Creative Awakening

November 21, 2014 - November 23, 2014
Instructor: Karen Goodfellow
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $997 ($897 Early Bird Discount if registered by Sept. 26)
Understanding your Inner Critic and Muse to deepen your existing (on currently non-existant) creative self. Read more.

IPhone/iPad Artography - Expanded Course – Fall only!

November 22, 2014 - December 6, 2014 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Digital, Mixed/Other Media, Photography, Printmaking
Cost: $115.00 + GST
Learn to create amazing pieces of fine art on your iPhone/iPad from your photographs. Read more.

Perspectives - Weekend Workshop

November 22, 2014 - November 23, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $170.00 + GST
This workshop will examine perspective using a combination of demonstrations, exercises, practice and discussion. Read more.

Ink Wash & Chine Collé Monoprinting from The Model

November 22, 2014
Instructor: Alain Costaz
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Figure Drawing
Cost: Members $125.Non-members $145.
Chine Collé Monoprinting transforms live-model ink wash sketches into unique finished works-on-paper. Read more.

THE JOY OF ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP IN ENDERBY

November 22, 2014 - November 29, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Tatianna O'Donnell
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $110
COntinue the Joy of Acrylic Painting while learning techniques from award winning artist Tatianna O'Donnell. Read more.

Encaustic Painting with Plaster: Two Half-Day Workshops (intermediate) ~ Last art class in Victoria and a few spaces left!!

November 22, 2014 - November 29, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $95 (incl)
Al fresco enkaustiko. Read more.

Painting the Landscape

November 22, 2014 - November 23, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $210
This workshop will be devoted to painting the landscape. Read more.

Perspectives - Weekend Workshop

November 22, 2014 - November 23, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $178.50
This workshop will examine perspective using a combination of demonstrations, exercises, practice and discussion. Read more.

Image Transfer

November 23, 2014
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Collage, Digital, Mixed/Other Media, Photography, Printmaking
Cost: $65. ( 3 Hours)
Learn a range of techniques to transfer your photographs onto printmaking paper and to incorporate them into your paintings, collage or mixed media artwork. Read more.

Birds in Coloured Pencil: Great Blue Heron

November 23, 2014
Instructor: Deborah Strong, AFCA
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $85 (includes handout and some materials)
Complete a coloured pencil drawing of a Great Blue Heron working step by step from a stock photograph. Read more.

Notan

November 23, 2014
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $65
By the end of the workshop you will have a deep and clear understanding of the importance of positive and negative shape, and shapes in the context of their background. Read more.

NEW**Paint like a Master - Ocean Scene by Graham Gerckel

November 24, 2014
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55 + tax
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration; using acrylic paints to complete your own painting. Read more.

PHOTO Transfer Workshop- create mini canvas Christmas Decorations

November 24, 2014
December 3, 2014
December 9, 2014
December 15, 2014
Instructor: Heather Johnston
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media, Photography
Cost: $60. includes all materials
Transfer your own images onto canvas and wood to create personal Christmas Decorations to keep or give as gifts Read more.

NEW** Painted Purple Flowers** by request

September 16, 2014
November 27, 2014
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + GST
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to produce a completed acrylic painting. Read more.

Digital Photography with ipads

November 28, 2014
Instructor: Carolyn Sullivan
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $40.00 VSB staff - out of district Teachers $60.00
Basic digital photography with ipads for art integration in the classroom with students for BC teachers Read more.

Pottery: Make Your Own Bakeware

November 28, 2014
December 5, 2014
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $75 + Tax
Learn about design concerns and the specific techniques for producing wares that will stand-up to the thermal rigors of the oven. Read more.

Coaching Your Creativity: A Hands-on Evening of Conversation and Creation

November 28, 2014
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $58.10
The workshop touches on subjects such as presentation and marketing as you unleash your creative energies and produce a 3D painting in a fun and relaxed environment. Read more.

Encaustic Book, Paper Arts and Monoprinting – 1 day

November 28, 2014
Instructor: Shary Bartlett
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $75 + $25$ supplies + GST
Have fun creating colourful encaustic beeswax monoprints, learning how to stamp with encaustic non-toxic wax, an encaustic iron and printing plate. Read more.

The Monoprint: Monoprint Glazing

November 29, 2014
Instructor: Victoria Edgarr
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: Members $125.Non-members $145. Materials included
Hands-on creative and skill building workshops in the rich, generous mediums of printmaking Read more.

7 Steps to a Successful Painting - November Workshop

November 29, 2014 - November 30, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $304.50
If you want to get beyond the barriers and blocks holding you back from your desire to paint, this is the program for you! Read more.

Encaustic Mixed Media /Image Transfer - 2 days

November 29, 2014 - November 30, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Shary Bartlett
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 150 + $50 supplies (plus GST)(discount available for students taking multiple encaustic classes
An introduction to the art of Beeswax/Encaustic mixed media painting and image transfer. Read more.

Encaustic Fabric Shadow Box Sculpture- 1 day

December 1, 2014
Instructor: Shary Bartlett
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Fabric Arts, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $75 + $25$ supplies + GST
Create stunnnig 3D sculptural effects using fabric and encaustic wax in a shadow box. Read more.

Making Magic With Oils - Week-long Intensive with Jeffrey Boron

December 1, 2014 - December 5, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $472.50
Creating magical and vibrant oil paintings is the focus of this workshop. Read more.

Felted Christmas Ornaments

December 4, 2014 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Fabric Arts
Cost: $33.50 + Tax
Join us to create beautiful felted Christmas ornaments, such as bejeweled Christmas balls or a garland of felted stars. Read more.

Holiday Swag & Cider

December 4, 2014
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $65.00
Enjoy some tasty holiday cheer while you gather with friends or family to make an 18" Christmas wreath using fragrant natural greenery found on the picturesque Havenwood Estate. Read more.

Holiday Swag Workshop

December 5, 2014
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $50.00
Gather with friends or family and spend the afternoon making an 18" Christmas wreath using fragrant natural greenery found on the picturesque Havenwood Estate. Read more.

Beyond Watercolor,adventures in loosening up

December 5, 2014
Instructor: Sandrine Pelissier
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 125
In this workshop, you will learn new techniques to push watercolor to the next step and have fun experimenting. Read more.

Nuno Felted Scarf - Just in time for holiday gift-giving!

December 6, 2014
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $117.60
In this class we’ll learn the technique of nuno felting, making a scarf of your chosen design and colour. Read more.

Basic Standing Fabric Sculpture

December 6, 2014
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $134.40
Learn how to make a beautiful garden sculpture from an old t-shirt in just one day. Read more.

Miniature Baskets for Christmas

December 6, 2014 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Framing
Cost: $48 + Tax
Learn basic basket techniques by weaving many tiny baskets from cane. Weave with wicker, wire and other materials. Read more.

Encaustic- Coloured Waxes, Tools, Techniques - 1 day

December 6, 2014
Instructor: Shary Bartlett
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $75 + $25$ supplies + GST
Learn basic encaustic techniques and create several paintings on wood using coloured wax paints, a variety of tools and materials. Read more.

Young Creative ARTelier

November 2, 2014
November 9, 2014
November 16, 2014
November 30, 2014
December 7, 2014
(5 sessions)
Instructor: North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth
Cost: $25 each / $100 for all 5 workshops
Become a master in mask making, felt, clay, print and large scale paintings! Read more.

Encaustic Photography, Printing and Phototransfer - 1 day

December 7, 2014
Instructor: Shary Bartlett
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Digital, Mixed/Other Media, Photography
Cost: $75 + $25$ supplies + GST
Learn a variety of techniques to integrate photos on paper, fabric and photocopies into the milky depths of encaustic wax! Read more.

Painting from A to Z with Sandrine Pelissier

December 8, 2014
Instructor: Sandrine Pelissier
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: 125
Come back home with a finished painting, I will guide you through the steps. Read more.

INTUITIVE PAINTING. A 2 part workshop with abstract artist Fiona Neal

December 11, 2014 - December 18, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Fiona Neal
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $70
Intuitive painting. A 2 part workshop with abstract artist Fiona Neal Read more.

Magic With Mixed Media

December 13, 2014 - December 14, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $199.50
You will learn how to incorporate found treasures, memorabilia and ephemera into beautiful pieces of art through a variety of painting, aging and collaging techniques. Read more.

Still Life Oil Painting Workshop

December 13, 2014 - December 14, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Noah Layne
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $210
In this workshop Noah will show how he goes about starting and finishing a still life painting. Read more.

Paint Like A Master - Van Gogh's Starry Night

December 13, 2014
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + gst
Step-by-step instruction and demonstrations. Read more.

Dwellings Talk Series: Housing Matters

December 13, 2014
Instructor: ArtStarts in Schools
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: Free
Each month, the Dwellings Talk Series invites you to join a conversation about the idea of “dwellings” from three distinct perspectives: urban ecology, housing matters and urban design. Read more.

Gourmet Soap Workshop

October 18, 2014
November 22, 2014
December 13, 2014
(3 sessions)
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Mixed/Other Media, Sculpture
Cost: 85 + GST
Using all natural ingredients, vegetable based oils and pure essences and botanicals you will learn how to make your own handmade spa products Read more.

Dwellings Talk Series: Wildlife in the City

November 8, 2014
December 13, 2014
January 10, 2015
(3 sessions)
Instructor: ArtStarts in Schools
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: Free
Each month, the Dwellings Talk Series invites you to join a conversation about the idea of “dwellings” from three distinct perspectives: urban ecology, youth homelessness, and urban design. Read more.

Christmas Polymer Make & Take for Parent (Grandparent) & Child

December 13, 2014
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $110.75
This special child-oriented workshop offers a great opportunity for parent (or grandparent) and child (ages 10 to 14) to enjoy a fun creative experience together. Read more.

Contemporary Portrait Painting Using Classical Techniques with award winning NY artist, Kristy Gordon

December 15, 2014 - December 19, 2014 ( sessions)
Instructor: Kristy Gordon
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $550 + GST plus model fee
This new five day portrait painting workshop is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the portrait in oils using a full palette. Read more.

Special Holiday & Winter Themed Acrylic Paintings

December 2, 2014
December 9, 2014
December 11, 2014
December 15, 2014
December 17, 2014
(5 sessions)
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Vancouver, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55 + tax each
Holiday and classic winter inspired acrylic paintings to get in the spirit of the season and enjoy some down time for yourself and/or with friends. Read more.

Introduction to Screen Print Workshop

October 22, 2014
October 29, 2014
November 5, 2014
November 12, 2014
November 19, 2014
November 26, 2014
December 3, 2014
December 10, 2014
December 17, 2014
October 15, 2014
(10 sessions)
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Fabric Arts, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Photography, Printmaking
Cost: 70+GST
Learn to make screens using photo emulsion and print using water based inks. Read more.

NEW** Paint Like A Master -Oriental Poppies by Georgia O'keefe

December 23, 2014
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $55.00 + gst
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration. Read more.

Life Drawing

October 21, 2014
November 18, 2014
December 23, 2014
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Figure Drawing
Cost: $10
“Life drawing, Blim-Style”, conceptual practise, still life, and models provided. Read more.

Private Session: MARKETING: LET'S GET YOUR ART OUT THERE

December 18, 2014 - March 24, 2015
January 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: Private sessions: $85 for 3 hr
Having trouble selling your art? Working with me will teach you how to effectively turn your Art Making into a Business. Read more.

Drawing and Sculpting Anatomy, Figure and Portrait

November 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015
January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
(8 sessions)
Instructor: Mikhail Pertsev
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Art Business / Professional Development, Art History, Children and Youth, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Sculpture
Cost: $20/hr or $365+GST for 8 sessions, 3hrs each
Focusing on fundamental understanding of 3D objects in space & representing them on a flat surface, going beyond copying light and shadow; combine drawing with sculpture for a broader understanding. Read more.

Contemporary Portrait Painting Using Classical Techniques with award winning NY artist, Kristy Gordon

January 1, 2015 - January 3, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Kristy Gordon
Location(s): Nelson
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $350 + GST + model fee
This three day portrait painting workshop is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the portrait in oils using a full palette. Read more.

Finding Your Creative Space Through Learning to Draw. Fun and educational classes to find your built in Drawing abilities.

July 20, 2014 - September 28, 2014
October 4, 2014 - December 28, 2014
January 3, 2015 - March 29, 2015
April 4, 2015 - July 26, 2015
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Moneca Atley/Loring
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $25 per class
Drawing with ease, relaxing in the moment.Finding your own creativity. Read more.

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION CLASSES IN VANCOUVER

January 4, 2015 - June 28, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Elizabeth Mancini
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost:
VERYSMALLSTUDIO offers ongoing Botanical Illustration Classes in the European Tradition. Read more.

Contemporary Portrait Painting Using Classical Techniques with award winning NY artist, Kristy Gordon

January 6, 2015 - January 8, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Kristy Gordon
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $350 + GST + model fee
This three day portrait painting workshop is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the portrait in oils using a full palette. Read more.

NEW***Chalk Flowers

January 8, 2015
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Langley, New Westminster, Port Moody, Surrey, Vancouver, White Rock
Topic(s): Pastel Drawing
Cost: $65.00 + GST
Create a beautiful chalk illustration of spring flowers - inspired by Artist-in-Residence, Charlene's flower series, as requested by clients! Read more.

Alla Prima Figure Painting with award winning NY artist, Kristy Gordon

January 9, 2015 - January 11, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Kristy Gordon
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $350 +GST plus model fees
Alla prima means "at once" in Italian and is an approach to painting that is done in a quickly executed wet-into-wet fashion. Read more.

Traditional Icon and Egg Tempera Painting

January 10, 2015 - February 14, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $300
Introduction to traditional egg tempera painting Read more.

Fibre Fun

September 22, 2014 - December 1, 2014
January 12, 2015 - March 2, 2015
April 13, 2015 - June 8, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Fabric Arts
Cost: $74.50 / $82 / $97 + Tax
Learn a new world of crafts by exploring the ancient art of weaving. Learn spinning, weaving on table and inkle looms, tapestry weaving, felting and more. Read more.

Pen and Ink Drawing

September 22, 2014 - December 8, 2014
January 12, 2015 - March 2, 2015
April 13, 2015 - June 15, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Pen, Ink, Calligraphy
Cost: $153.25 / $190.75 / $228.25 + Tax
Explore various forms of pen and ink drawing. Learn basic pen skills of shading, watercolour and ink washes, wet-on-wet pen strokes and splashes, gestures and textures. Read more.

Art Blender

September 22, 2014 - December 8, 2014
January 12, 2015 - March 2, 2015
April 13, 2015 - June 15, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Collage, Colour Theory, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pencil Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture
Cost: $102 / $72 / $87 + tax
Explore ‘dark’ and ‘light’ secrets of pencil drawing Read more.

Creative Clay

September 22, 2014 - November 18, 2014
September 23, 2014 - November 18, 2014
January 12, 2015 - March 2, 2015
January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015
April 13, 2015 - June 8, 2015
April 14, 2015 - June 22, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Sculpture
Cost: $87 + Tax
Learn the basic techniques of hand-building pottery while having fun! Read more.

Pottery Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding - Intermediate

September 23, 2014 - November 18, 2014
September 25, 2014 - November 13, 2014
January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015
January 15, 2015 - March 5, 2015
April 14, 2015 - June 9, 2015
April 16, 2015 - June 4, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $192 + Tax
This class is designed for the intermediate potter. Read more.

Contemporary Portrait Painting Using Classical Techniques with award winning NY artist, Kristy Gordon

January 13, 2015 - January 15, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Kristy Gordon
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $350 + GST plus model fees
This three day portrait painting workshop is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the portrait in oils using a limited palette. Read more.

Acrylic Abstraction Classes for the Absolute Beginner

January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Tracey Costescu
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $214.95
Explore fun and innovative approaches to painting using acrylic paint and mediums. Read more.

Spinning & Dyeing

September 23, 2014 - December 9, 2014
September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2014
January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
April 14, 2015 - June 16, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $187.50 / $224.50 / $262 + Tax
Discover the fascinating and addictive world of spinning your own yarns. Read more.

Imagination Station

September 23, 2014 - December 9, 2014
January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015
April 14, 2015 - June 16, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Drawing, Pastel Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture
Cost: $82 / $97 / $104.50 + Tax
Learn to think like an artist and unleash your imagination with this fun, creative journey into the visual arts. Read more.

Pottery Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding

September 23, 2014 - November 18, 2014
September 24, 2014 - November 12, 2014
September 25, 2014 - November 13, 2014
September 27, 2014 - November 15, 2014
January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
January 15, 2015 - March 5, 2015
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 14, 2015 - June 2, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 3, 2015
April 16, 2015 - June 4, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 6, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $202 + Tax
This class is suited for both beginners and continuing students. Beginners learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and create projects using handbuilding techniques. Read more.

Acrylic Painting

September 16, 2014 - December 2, 2014
January 13, 2015 - March 24, 2015
(11 sessions)
Instructor: marilyn lemon
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: tba
This long running course welcomes beginners to join in the fun of playing with acrylic paint with a purpose. Read more.

Table & Floor Loom Weaving

September 23, 2014 - December 2, 2014
September 26, 2014 - November 28, 2014
January 13, 2015 - March 3, 2015
January 16, 2015 - March 6, 2015
April 14, 2015 - June 16, 2015
April 17, 2015 - June 19, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $187 / $224.50 + Tax
Beginners will learn the ins and outs of setting up a loom along with basic weaves and projects. Read more.

Anime / Manga

September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2015
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $199 / $139 / $169
Learn to draw in the diverse styles of Japanese comics and cartoons. You'll practice design, proportion, expression and body language. Read more.

Drawing 102

January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $141 + Tax
If you have already taken Drawing 101 or are drawing at an intermediate level, then this class is for you. Read more.

Cartooning

September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2014
September 27, 2014 - December 13, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $77 / $92 / $99.50 / $107 / $129.50 / $140.75 / $152
Learn to draw all kinds of characters, from funny animals to humans. Read more.

Watercolour for beginners and advanced

September 17, 2014 - November 26, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 25, 2015
(11 sessions)
Instructor: marilyn lemon
Location(s): West Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: tba
These Wednesday morning classes are a great place to brush up your watercolour techniques or get started in the company of more experienced students. Read more.

Animation Studio (8-12)

September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Video Art
Cost: $157 / $122 / $134.50 + tax
Stop-motion animation with clay and toys, hand-drawn animation like anime and Saturday-morning cartoons and computer-based Flash animation! Read more.

Watercolours and Acrylics

September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2014
September 27, 2014 - December 13, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $114.50 / $137 / $159.50 + Tax
Build creativity and self-confidence by combining drawing from observation and imagination. Learn about landscapes, portraits, still life and abstract painting. Read more.

Sculpture: Modeling Clay

September 24, 2014 - November 26, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $263 / $317 + Tax
Explore new techniques of modeling clay in the form of figurative and abstract art. Read more.

Acrylics on Canvas

January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $147 + Tax
Begin with a traditional approach to acrylic painting, including selection and use of materials such as canvas, paints, brushes and palette knives. Read more.

Drawing and Painting

September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2014
September 25, 2014 - December 11, 2014
July 27, 2014 - December 13, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
January 15, 2015 - March 5, 2015
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015
April 16, 2015 - June 18, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
September 26, 2014 - December 12, 2014
January 16, 2015 - March 6, 2015
April 17, 2015 - June 19, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $79.50 / $94.50 / $109.50 + Tax
Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Read more.

Life Drawing Drop-in at the Shadbolt Centre

October 8, 2014 - November 26, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
(8 sessions)
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Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Figure Drawing
Cost: Drop in: $11.45 (non student) or register for all 8 session for $80
Non-instructional registered and drop in Life Drawing. Read more.

Painting and Mixed Media

September 24, 2014 - December 10, 2014
September 25, 2014 - December 11, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
January 15, 2015 - March 5, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Pastel Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $162 / 237 + Tax
Come and work in the medium of your choice: oil, acrylic, watercolour or pastel. Read more.

Teen Potter Wheel Throwing

September 24, 2014 - November 12, 2014
September 25, 2014 - November 13, 2014
January 14, 2015 - March 4, 2015
January 15, 2015 - March 5, 2015
April 15, 2015 - June 3, 2015
April 16, 2015 - June 4, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $157 + Tax
Learn the basics of making pottery using a combination of wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques. Read more.

Drawing and Painting: Preschool

September 25, 2014 - December 11, 2014
September 27, 2014 - December 13, 2015
January 15, 2015 - March 5, 2015
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 16, 2015 - June 18, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Pastel Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $79.50 / $94.50 / $109.50 + Tax
Explore your creativity through mixed-media techniques and drawing and painting in a variety of media including oil and soft pastels, ink, pencils and crayons. Read more.

Drawing

January 15, 2015 - March 5, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $172 + Tax
Discover the joy of drawing! Learn the secrets of drawing realistically with charcoal and pencil. Read more.

Painting 101

January 16, 2015 - March 6, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $112 + Tax
If you've always wanted to learn to paint, or if you're looking to refresh your knowledge of painting, this class is for you. Read more.

Cartooning: Comics

September 27, 2014 - December 13, 2014
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $109 / $142.75 / $131.50 + Tax
Dive into the world of comic book making. You'll create your own cast of characters and bring them to life by throwing them into poses with other characters, objects and environments. Read more.

Animation & Anime (13 - 17 years)

September 27, 2014 - December 13, 2014
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Video Art
Cost: Sep - Dec: $154 | Jan - Mar: $109 | Apr - Jun: $131.50
Focusing on designing characters for animation, motion and timing, you will bring your characters to life in your own cartoons using techniques from the animation industry Read more.

Animation Studio (13-17 years)

September 27, 2014 - December 13, 2014
January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015
April 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Photography, Video Art
Cost: $157 / $112 / $134.50
Stop-motion animation with clay and toys, hand-drawn animation like anime and Saturday-morning cartoons and computer-based Flash animation! Read more.

Printmaking 101

July 20, 2014 - November 1, 2014
January 17, 2015 - February 21, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $212.50
Learn the skills to print on paper (with and without a press), and experiment with basic printmaking techniques (stencil, painterly print monotype and engraving by hand in drypoint). Read more.

Digital Photography 102

January 17, 2015 - March 7, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Photography
Cost: $117 + Tax
If you have taken Digital Photography 101 or have some experience with photography, this project-based class is for you. Read more.

Non-Toxic Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner

January 19, 2015 - March 2, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Tracey Costescu
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $162.84
Painting in oils can be non-toxic and non-intimidating even for the absolute beginner. Read more.

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

January 19, 2015 - March 16, 2015 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Tracey Costescu
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $214.95
This workshop will provide you with the skills needed for creating realistic, watercolor paintings full of detail, form and rich colors, not mud. Read more.

Introduction to Acrylic Painting: One-Day Workshop (beginners)

January 24, 2015
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $90
Start painting now with this versatile medium in a safe and fun environment, overcoming your fear and inner critic. Read more.

Introduction to Linear Perspective

January 24, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $43 + Tax
Learn how to use linear perspective techniques to draw three-dimensional buildings, and how to apply one-, two- and three-point perspective to both man-made and natural subjects. Read more.

Painting in Oils, Composition to Finished Painting - Weekend Workshop

January 24, 2015 - January 25, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $189
This is an excellent workshop for those wanting to try painting in oils, or already using them but wanting to do some more! Read more.

Drawing the Self

January 25, 2015
Instructor: Burnaby Art Gallery
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Portrait Drawing
Cost: $56.55
Portrait drawing with Katharine Dickinson (Sunday, January 25, 10:00 am-3:00 pm) Read more.

7 Steps to A Successful Painting - Weekend Workshop - January

January 31, 2015 - February 1, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $304.50
If you want to get beyond the barriers and blocks holding you back from your desire to paint, this is the program for you! Read more.

PRIVATE LESSONS - TAKE YOUR DRAWING SKILLS TO NEW LEVELS WITH WENDY MOULD,AFCA

November 3, 2014 - November 30, 2014
December 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
January 2, 2015 - January 31, 2015
February 1, 2015 - February 28, 2015
March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $70 + GST for 2 ½ hour session; Gift Certificates available
There is an artist in all of us and I want to help you be that artist. Private drawing lessons for all experience levels. Read more.

No More Muddy Watercolors

February 4, 2015 - March 18, 2015 (7 sessions)
Instructor: Tracey Costescu
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver
Topic(s): Colour Theory, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $186.77
No More Muddy Watercolors Read more.

Art Enhancement

September 18, 2014 - November 20, 2014
February 5, 2015 - April 16, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $209.50 + tax
This class combines studio sessions with field trips and focuses on media, style and ideas to provide an enriched program for students serious about improving their artistic ability. Read more.

Pottery: Intro to Glaze Formation

February 6, 2015
February 13, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: $75 + Tax
Learn the basics of how a glaze is made and how to correct a glaze that looks pretty but behaves badly. Read more.

The ART of the HORSE

February 7, 2015 - February 8, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $199.50
Learn or improve your abilities to render "The Horse." Read more.

How to Use Summer and Winter Weave

February 14, 2015
February 21, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $158 + Tax
Once the basics are mastered, Summer and Winter can be used to create a great variety of stunning hand-woven textiles, from rugs to clothing. Read more.

Outdoor Acrylics: Through the Window

February 14, 2015
February 15, 2015
( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $77 + Tax
Learn how to use acrylic paints and colour mixing to capture the outdoors from inside our warm, cozy studio. Read more.

Anijam Animation Workshop (13-17 years)

February 18, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Place des Arts
Location(s): Coquitlam
Topic(s): Animation, Children and Youth, Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Video Art
Cost: $25
Learn to create an ‘anijam’, a collaborative animation where various animators each create an individual animated segment that all linked together to make one larger film. Read more.

Introduction to Abstract Painting: One-Day Workshop (beginners)

February 21, 2015
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $90
Enjoy developing your artist skills with colour, shape, texture, composition and harmony, freely, unconditionally, spontaneously and individually. Read more.

ONE DAY MARKETING WORKSHOP: LET'S GET YOUR ART OUT THERE

February 22, 2015
Instructor: Wendy Mould AFCA
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $65 + GST Gift Certificates Available
Having trouble selling your art? This is a must for any artist wanting to turn their Art Making into a a Business. Read more.