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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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PAINTING WORKSHOP IN OILS OR ACRYLICS

July 16, 2014 - July 18, 2014 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Tatianna O'Donnell
Location(s): Salmon Arm
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $150
This three-day workshop will consist of exercises and demos designed to improve the participant’s understanding of the basic elements of colour and value. Read more.

Classical realism drawing atelier

July 16, 2014 - September 25, 2014 ( sessions)
Instructor: Nicole Sleeth
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing, Oil Painting, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $220/mo
Learn to draw in a classical realism style - ongoing classes taught at your own pace. Read more.

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

July 6, 2014
July 7, 2014
July 9, 2014
July 10, 2014
July 13, 2014
July 14, 2014
July 16, 2014
Instructor: Lenora Melville
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Colour Theory, Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $25 plus the cost of supplies
Learn the fundamentals of drawing and acrylic painting in this fun 2 hour class. Read more.

NEW**Paint Like A Master - Henri Matisse Goldfish

July 16, 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: $50 + tax
Step-by step instruction and demonstration to complete acrylic painting reproduction. Read more.

Stained Glass Mosaic - Weekend Workshop

July 19, 2014 - July 20, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 191.10
In this 2 part workshop you will learn what adhesives work best for different foundations, what type of grout to use, different materials that can be incorporated into your designs, etc. Read more.

Directed Painting for Intermediate to Advanced

July 21, 2014 - July 24, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Art Business / Professional Development, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 120.00
If you are working independently in oils, acrylics or pastels and want to go to the next level, Agata’s expert advice and sense of humor, help you through problem areas you may struggle with. Read more.

Beginner Acrylic Painting

July 21, 2014 - August 11, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Niina Chebry
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $90.00
If you haven't painted before, or it has been a while - this class is a must! Read more.

Animals in Art: Painting

July 21, 2014 - July 25, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Susan Gorris
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Colour Theory, Outdoor Painting
Cost: $90.00 fee includes instruction and all materials, incl. supports
Intended for students in Grade 6 & 7, Animals In Art: Painting will introduce the challenge of visually describing live animals with acrylic paint. Read more.

MUSICAL ART FUSION (4-6yrs)

July 21, 2014 - July 25, 2014 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Leigh Square Community Arts Village
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $60
Exercise your imagination, vocal cords, and body in an artistic way with this musical fusion of song, motion, dance and visual art-making. Read more.

You’re Art Journey Mentorship Program (11-15 yrs) ASDJ NEW With Damara Jacobs Morris

July 7, 2014 - August 18, 2014
July 21, 2014 - August 1, 2014
August 5, 2014 - August 15, 2014
August 18, 2014 - August 29, 2014
(10 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Topic(s): 3D, Acrylic Painting, Art Business / Professional Development, Children and Youth, Collage, Colour Theory, Drawing, Fabric Arts, Figure Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Oil Painting, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Sculpture
Cost: $285.00
Emerging artists take note! This mentorship program is for you. Read more.

Animals in Art: Ceramics

July 21, 2014 - July 25, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Susan Gorris
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): 3D, Children and Youth, Sculpture
Cost: $90.00 fee includes all materials
Intended for students in Grade 6 and 7, Animals in Art: Ceramics will introduce to participants the amazing world of animals and many of the possibilities in creating their likeness in clay ! Read more.

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

July 21, 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: $50.00 + GST
Step-by-step Acrylic painting Read more.

COLORFUL CARNIVAL (4-6yrs)

July 21, 2014 - July 25, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Leigh Square Community Arts Village
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $60
The carnival is in town, so step right up and transform your imagination into artistic celebrations. Read more.

"Summer in the City": Four, one week Sculpture/painting Camps in Suzy's Kitsilano Garden Studio!! ages 6-16yrs.

July 7, 2014 - July 11, 2014
July 21, 2014 - July 25, 2014
August 4, 2014 - August 8, 2014
August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Suzy Birstein
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: 1/2 day - $165 or full $330
Children will experience the wonders of working with Ceramics combined with Papier Mache, Mosaics and/or Drawing and Painting while exploring an Exciting theme. Read more.

Introduction To Glass Fusing - Teaser 2

July 22, 2014 - July 29, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Spirit Glass Design
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $199.00 (+ GST)
The "Teaser 2" glass fusing class allows you to continue practicing your designing and fusing skills in order to start fusing glass on your own. Read more.

Acrylic Painting Level 2

July 8, 2014
July 15, 2014
July 22, 2014
July 29, 2014
August 5, 2014
August 12, 2014
Instructor: Lenora Melville
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory, Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $50 ( 4 hour session ) (supplies are not included)
Go beyond the basics and develop your own style of painting in this 4 hour class. Read more.

Arts Sampler

July 22, 2014 (8 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: 215.00
Here is a chance to try your hand at various visual arts: acrylic or oil painting, clay wheel throwing, clay hand building, sketching, watercolours, and classical drawing. Read more.

Painting the Everyday with Gouache

July 22, 2014 - July 25, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $365.00
This four-day workshop will introduce you to gouache (pronounced 'gwash'), an opaque water-based paint, with a focus on 'the everyday' as the on-going subject matter. Read more.

Introduction To Silver Smithing (Epiphany Bracelet Project)

July 25, 2014
Instructor: Spirit Glass Design
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $195.00 (+ GST)
Spirit Glass Design's "Introduction To Silver Smithing" course is a one day, 6.5 hour class that will give you a great introduction on how to work with sterling silver. Read more.

Artist Journals

July 25, 2014 - July 27, 2014 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: 294.70
Come and expand your technical skills and build artistic confidence by creating an Artists Journal that will inspire you to add new dimensions and impasto painterly relief to your work. Read more.

Intermediate Silver Smithing (Trinity Ring Project)

July 26, 2014
Instructor: Spirit Glass Design
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $170.00 + GST
Spirit Glass Design's "Intermediate Silver Smithing #1" course is a one day, 6.5 hour class that will allow you to continue working with sterling silver and learn some more intermediate level skills. Read more.

A Taste of the Figure - an acrylic painting workshop with Nicholas Pearce

July 26, 2014 - July 27, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Nicholas Pearce
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory, Figure Drawing
Cost: $190.00
This high-energy, fun-filled workshop will help you draw quickly and accurately, mix colours from a limited palette, work with washes, and discover techniques you may never have tried. Read more.

7 Steps to a Successful Painting - July Workshop

July 26, 2014 - July 27, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic 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.

ArtStarts on Saturdays presents Story Fabrics with Ewa Sniatycka

July 26, 2014 ( sessions)
Instructor: ArtStarts in Schools
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: Free
Free creative workshops for kids! Engage your imagination to explore shapes & stories with artist Ewa Sniatycka. Read more.

Collage: Colour & Design

July 26, 2014
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage
Cost:
This workshop will introduce you to a variety of ways to approach collage, from working with specific imagery to designing using abstract shapes. Read more.

ArtStarts at River Market presents Story Fabrics with Ewa Sniatycka

July 27, 2014 ( sessions)
Instructor: ArtStarts in Schools
Location(s): New Westminster
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: Free
Free creative workshops for kids! Engage your imagination to explore shapes & stories with artist Ewa Sniatycka. Read more.

Gibsons School of the Arts - 5 day painting workshops by professional artists

July 28, 2014 - August 1, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor:

The instructor for this course has not set up her/his Instructor Profile yet. Please refer to any contact information in the course description to find out more.

Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $550.00
Plein Air Landscapes using oils or open acrylics by renowned New Zealand Artist Richard Robinson. Read more.

NEW***Chalk Flowers

June 12, 2014
July 28, 2014
August 13, 2014
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Langley, New Westminster, Port Moody, Surrey, Vancouver, White Rock
Topic(s): Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pastel Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $65.00 + GST
Create a beautiful mixed medium painting of spring flowers - inspired by Artist-in-Residence, Charlene's flower series, as requested by clients! Read more.

ART IN MOTION (7-11yrs)

July 28, 2014 - August 1, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Leigh Square Community Arts Village
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $150
Use physical activity to express your creativity! Read more.

The ART of Nature: Discovery Workshop for Youth 9 to 14 years

July 28, 2014 - August 1, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $159.25
Discover, draw and paint with naturalist and artist Anita Brunckhurst. Read more.

Paint like a Master - Van Gogh's Almond Blossoms

July 31, 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: $50.00 + GST
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration to help you finish your own acrylic painting. Read more.

Love It Or Light It ! timeless candlehouses created in clay

August 1, 2014 - August 2, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Susan Gorris
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development, Sculpture
Cost: $120.00
Creative houses in clay that will brighten any festive occasion or simply provide an exquisite housing for the serene light of a candle. Read more.

Drawing Simplified

August 2, 2014 - August 3, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $235.00
Explore the visual elements that make up the language of drawing – line, tone, texture, pattern, shape and form. Read more.

Printmaking Without a Press

August 2, 2014
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $100.45
Experience a fun and informative day where you will discover several techniques for making multiple original artworks aka 'prints'. Read more.

Drawing as Meditation

August 3, 2014
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $125.00
Simple line drawing is an excellent way to relax and focus, and consequently, a perfect way to develop a daily meditation practice. This workshop covers two approaches to drawing as meditation. Read more.

The Complete Drawing and Painting Online Art Course- Unit 4 'Portraiture'

August 5, 2013 - September 19, 2013
April 28, 2014
May 5, 2014
June 9, 2014
July 7, 2014
August 4, 2014
September 8, 2014
October 6, 2014
November 3, 2014
(7 sessions)
Instructor: Tannis Trydal
Topic(s): Drawing, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $200
This course is the 4th in a series of six units that form a complete course in the fundamental principles of art for the beginner that is taught within a virtual socially-interactive classroom. Read more.

Plein Air Guided Outing

July 15, 2014
August 4, 2014
September 8, 2014
Instructor: Lori Sokoluk
Topic(s): Outdoor Painting
Cost: $25/$40 if I provide materials
I'll accompany and guide you on a plein air sketching/painting afternoon. Read more.

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

August 4, 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: $50.00 + gst
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration. Read more.

Introduction To Stained Glass (Lead Wrapping & Copper Foil Methods)

August 4, 2014 - September 22, 2014 (7 sessions)
Instructor: Spirit Glass Design
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $289.00 + GST
Spirit Glass Design's "Introduction To Stained Glass" course is a 7-week class that teaches you all the basics of stained glass in both the copper foil and lead wrapping methods. Read more.

Gibsons School of the Arts - 5 day summer painting workshops by professional artists

August 4, 2014 - August 8, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor:

The instructor for this course has not set up her/his Instructor Profile yet. Please refer to any contact information in the course description to find out more.

Location(s): Gibsons
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $ 550.00
Abstract Painting Explorations using acrylics and mixed media by Emily Carr instructor Jeanne Krabbendam Read more.

The Complete Drawing and Painting Online Art Course- Unit 6 'Compose Original Art'

April 28, 2014
May 5, 2014
June 9, 2014
July 7, 2014
August 4, 2014
September 8, 2014
October 6, 2014
November 10, 2014
(7 sessions)
Instructor: Tannis Trydal
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $200
This course is the third in a series of six units that form a complete course in the fundamental principles of art for the beginner that is taught within a virtual socially-interactive classroom. Read more.

Art in the Afternoon (6 - 9 years)

August 5, 2014 - August 22, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Sculpture
Cost: 115.00
Projects will include painting, drawing, creating a sketchbook, 3D sculpture in papier mâché and many more creative activities - new projects each week. Read more.

Abstract Painting: Inspiration & Idea Development

August 5, 2014 - August 8, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $365.00
This workshop will cover the basic processes of making abstract paintings, from where and how to get inspiration, to developing the inspiration into an idea. Read more.

SHAPE IT! (7-11yrs)

August 5, 2014 - August 8, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Leigh Square Community Arts Village
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $120
Create movement, texture and color with the elements of sculpture! Read more.

Painting: Inside/Outside Spaces

August 5, 2014 - August 8, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Outdoor Painting
Cost: $365.00
The focus of this workshop is painting interior spaces, with the juxtaposition of the interior with an exterior view as seen in the work of Matisse, Bonnard and Hopper to name a few Read more.

Painting on Savary Island- August 7, 8 and 9 - three mornings, 10 - 1, with Teresa Knight - the Basics, Painting Savary (outdoors), and Developing Your Style, with accommodations from funky to fabulous!.

August 7, 2014 - August 9, 2014
August 7, 2014 - August 9, 2014
(3 sessions)
Instructor: Teresa Knight
Topic(s): Art Vacations
Cost: $45 per session or $120 for all three
Professional, Fun Painting workshops with Teresa Knight (www.teresaknight.com) on beautiful Savary Island with accommodation from $25/night. Read more.

Introduction to Oils, Compostion to Finished Painting.

August 9, 2014 - August 10, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Barbara Callow
Location(s): Vancouver Island, Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $160.00
Learn to start and finish a painting in oils in one day, for beginners to intermediate. Read more.

Painting in Oils, Composition to Finished Painting - Weekend Workshop

August 9, 2014 - August 10, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $168
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.

Healing & Recovery with Art: One-Day Workshop (everyone welcome)

August 9, 2014
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $90 (incl)
Make art part of your healing and recovery journey! Read more.

Painting Gouache & Pastel

August 10, 2014
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Pastel Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $125.00
This one-day workshop introduces you to working with gouache and pastels on tinted and black surfaces. Gouache (pronounced ‘gwash’) is opaque watercolour paint compatible with chalk pastel drawing. Read more.

NEW***Chalk Landscapes

July 12, 2014
August 10, 2014
Instructor: Charlene Wright
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media, Pastel Drawing
Cost: $65.00 + GST
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration of Charlene's technique to create landscapes in chalk then sealed with acrylic medium. Read more.

Architecture as Abstraction

August 10, 2014
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Drawing
Cost: $125.00
Projects include a constructivist-inspired abstract drawing, working from black and white constructed collages, and using architectural drawings as a source. Read more.

The Complete Drawing and Painting Online Art Course- Unit 3 'Shading and Form'

April 28, 2014
May 12, 2014
June 9, 2014
July 14, 2014
August 11, 2014
September 15, 2014
October 6, 2014
(7 sessions)
Instructor: Tannis Trydal
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: 200
This course is the third in a series of six units that form a complete course in the fundamental principles of art for the beginner that is taught within a virtual socially-interactive classroom. Read more.

The Complete Drawing and Painting Online Art Course- Unit 1 'Outline Drawing'

April 28, 2014
May 5, 2014
June 9, 2014
July 7, 2014
August 11, 2014
September 8, 2014
October 13, 2014
November 3, 2014
(7 sessions)
Instructor: Tannis Trydal
Topic(s): Drawing, Pencil Drawing
Cost: $200
This course is the first in a series of six units that form a complete course in the fundamental principles of art for the beginner that is taught within a virtual socially-interactive classroom. Read more.

Acrylic Painting II

August 11, 2014 - August 14, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: lori Goldberg
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: 245.00
Next step after fundamentals of Acrylic Painting. If you want to be more experimental, technical in your painting then this is the course for you. Read more.

CLAY ALL-WAYS (7-11yrs)

August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Leigh Square Community Arts Village
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $150
Young hands guide clay and create formations of figures, ceramics and pottery. Read more.

The Complete Drawing and Painting Online Art Course- Unit 5 'Perspective and Proportion'

April 28, 2014
May 5, 2014
June 9, 2014
July 7, 2014
August 11, 2014
September 8, 2014
October 6, 2014
November 3, 2014
(7 sessions)
Instructor: Tannis Trydal
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $200
This course is the fifth in a series of six units that form a complete course in the fundamental principles of art for the beginner that is taught within a virtual socially-interactive classroom. Read more.

Plein Air Watercolour at Crescent Beach

August 11, 2014
Instructor: James Koll
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $50
Join me in this spectacular setting to enjoy the unique challenges of watercolour painting on location. Read more.

Gibsons School of the Arts 5 day Summer Painting Workshops by Professional Artists

August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor:

The instructor for this course has not set up her/his Instructor Profile yet. Please refer to any contact information in the course description to find out more.

Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $550.00
Simplicity in the Process of Painting Still Life using oils or open acrylics by Tanya Bone Read more.

Painting: Abstracting Nature

August 12, 2014 - August 15, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost:
You will use nature as a point of departure for the development of abstract forms and compositions in this three day workshop. Read more.

Silkscreen

August 12, 2014 - August 15, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $450.00
This workshop is a thorough, project-based exploration of the complete screen printing process, from inking to a polished finished print. Read more.

Still Life and Tableau Photography

August 12, 2014 - August 15, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $365.00
This workshop involves combining sculpture and photography as you make still life set-ups or three-dimensional models, to photograph and create fascinating photographic narratives. Read more.

Draw Like the Masters with David Halliwell

August 16, 2014 - August 17, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $168.00
Capture the grace and energy of the human figure in action. Life drawing is the foundation of creative artwork. Read more.

Paint like a Master - Van Gogh's 12 Sunflowers

June 16, 2014
August 16, 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: $50.00 +GST
Step-by-step instructions and demo, using acrylics. Read more.

Encaustic Collage - Exciting and Limitless!

August 16, 2014 - August 17, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Nancy Crawford
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $350.00
This program offers you a myriad of new possibilities to add texture, translucency and transparency to your collage work along with several new mark-making techniques. Read more.

iPhone Artography special 2 day workshop in Qualicum Beach BC

August 16, 2014 - August 17, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Qualicum Beach
Topic(s): Collage, Digital, Mixed/Other Media, Photography
Cost: $200. + GST
Learn to create amazing pieces of fine art on your iPhone/iPad from your photographs. Read more.

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE & TERRIFIED BEGINNER - WEEKEND WORKSHOP - Sunday August 17th and Sunday August 24th 2014

August 17, 2014 - August 24, 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.

Headshots for Artists, Musicians and Actors

August 17, 2014
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver, White Rock
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: 99.00
Book your one hour session with a skilled photographer Kyle Rurak and a make-up artist, then stay and network with your peers Read more.

Make a Book: For Children 9 to 12 Years

August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $165.20
Discover how books are created, from the paper used to carry the thoughts and ideas, to the textures and colours of the covers. Read more.

Getting In! A Comprehensive Preparation Program for Art School and Beyond

August 18, 2014 - August 29, 2014 (10 sessions)
Instructor: Nancy Crawford
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development, Children and Youth
Cost: $900.00
If your future plans include applying to Art School....this program is a must! Read more.

Art Animals (Ages 8-12)

August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Art Lessons with Cara
Location(s): Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Collage, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pastel Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $103
Go on an art vacation and be inspired by exotic animals and faraway places. Learn a variety of fun-filled techniques while exploring a range of imaginative themes. Read more.

ANCIENT ADVENTURES (4-6yrs)

August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Leigh Square Community Arts Village
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $60
Dig up your creativity as we discover the old world through new creations. Read more.

Mixed Media - Mad Hatter (4-6 years)

August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Children and Youth, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Sculpture
Cost: 102.00
A theme based mixed media class incorporating drawing, painting, wooden sculpture, papier mâché and ceramics. Read more.

The ART of Nature: Discovery Workshop for Youth 9 to 14 years

August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $159.25
Discover, draw and paint with naturalist and artist Anita Brunckhurst. Read more.

Paint Like A Master - Monet's Water Lillies

June 26, 2014
August 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: 50.00 + tax
Step-by-step instruction and demonstration. Read more.

Art Escape (Ages 8-12)

August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Art Lessons with Cara
Location(s): Surrey, White Rock
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Collage, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Pastel Drawing, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $118
Unleash your inner artist in this camp and explore a range of fun-filled painting and drawing techniques while exploring imaginative themes such as nature, animals and portraiture. Read more.

CREATIVE TREASURES (4-6yrs)

August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Leigh Square Community Arts Village
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $60
Join the pirate parrr-t adventure as we search the seas for creative treasures! Read more.

START ANYTIME - Introductory Acrylic Painting - 10 weeks - Private Classes - Flexible start dates

August 19, 2014 - October 21, 2014 (10 sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $1050.
If working one-to-one with the instructor appeals to you, private classes are available. Students definitely develop more rapidly with the instructor's undivided attention. Read more.

Encaustic Painting

August 19, 2014 - August 22, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $450.00
You will learn the ancient technique of traditional encaustic as well as explore the mixed media possibilities Read more.

One Painting A Day: Observational Paintings From Everyday Experiences

August 19, 2014 - August 22, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $365.00
In this workshop you will make four paintings, one painting per day using what you see around you as subject matter. Read more.

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

August 23, 2014
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.

Felt Making Workshop

August 23, 2014
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
Topic(s): 3D, Fabric Arts
Cost: 38.75
Learn the art of felt making in this relaxed morning class. Read more.

Watercolor Outdoor Painting

August 23, 2014 - September 20, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Fine Art Atelier
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $200
Learn watercolor painting in the beautiful outdoor locations. Read more.

Card Making with Quilling, Iris Folding and African Paper Rolling Techniques

August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver
Topic(s): 3D, Paper Making, Sculpture
Cost: 80.00
Learn the art of quilling, also known as paper filigree, rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper and making exquisite designs. Read more.

Six-Day, Art for Social Change (ASC) Summer Intensive Workshop

August 24, 2014 - August 29, 2014 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Art for Social Change Project
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: $350
This workshop includes days of activities, dialogue and resources designed to help anyone interested in the arts and creativity as ways to help create social, environmental and political change. Read more.

Henna Art (temporary tattoo)

August 24, 2014
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver
Topic(s): Children and Youth, Drawing, Pen, Ink, Calligraphy
Cost: 55.00
This is a fun-filled session where beginners will learn how to use the henna (Mehndi) cone applicator to apply simple henna designs on themselves and others. Read more.

Henna Art (Temporary Tattoos) HENNA NEW With Nazil Kara

August 24, 2014
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Port Moody
Topic(s): 3D, Art Vacations, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $55.00
This is a fun-filled session where beginners will learn how to use the henna (Mehndi) cone applicator to apply simple henna designs on themselves and others. Read more.

Gibsons School of the Arts 5 day Summer Workshops by Professional Artists

August 25, 2014 - August 29, 2014 (5 sessions)
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Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $550.00
Popular artist and instructor Greta Guzek will focus on bold colour and strong design in this acrylic workshop. Read more.

All About Me! (6 - 12 years)

August 25, 2014 - August 29, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Moody, Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Drawing
Cost: 129.75
Children will celebrate themselves and all the things they love by creating ‘All About Me” projects including a painted 12x16 self-portrait on stretched canvas! Read more.

BEYOND THE LINES (11-14yrs)

August 25, 2014 - August 29, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Leigh Square Community Arts Village
Location(s): Port Coquitlam
Topic(s): Children and Youth
Cost: $75
Transform elements of art into graphic illusions. Read more.

NEW** Fall Leaves

August 28, 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: $50.00 + GST
step-by-step instruction and demonstration as students complete their own painting. Read more.

ArtStarts presents Celebrating Seasonal Birds: Printmaking with Colette Lisoway

August 30, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ( sessions)
Instructor: ArtStarts in Schools
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: Free
ArtStarts presents Celebrating Seasonal Birds: Printmaking with Colette Lisoway Read more.

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

August 30, 2014
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.

Mindful Mixed Media: Intuitive Painting (all levels)

September 6, 2014
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $90 (incl)
Awaken your inner artist. Read more.

NEW - Thomas W. Schaller Watercolor Workshop

September 8, 2014 - September 12, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Artescapes
Location(s): North Vancouver
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $700
NEW - Thomas W. Schaller Watercolor Workshop - Artescapes Vancouver Read more.

The Complete Drawing and Painting Online Art Course- Unit 2 'Painting and Mixing colors'

April 28, 2014
May 5, 2014
June 9, 2014
July 7, 2014
August 11, 2014
September 8, 2014
October 13, 2014
November 3, 2014
(7 sessions)
Instructor: Tannis Trydal
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory
Cost: $200
This course is the second in a series of six units that form a complete course in the fundamental principles of art for the beginner that is taught within a virtual socially-interactive classroom. Read more.

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

September 13, 2014
Instructor: Susanne Dannenberg
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $95 (incl)
Embracing encaustic painting through learning new techniques and skills, while having safe creative fun. Read more.

Mixed Media Workshop

September 13, 2014
Instructor: Meryle Ardagh
Location(s): Surrey
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $50.00
Mixed media abstract workshop Read more.

Social Media for Artists of All Genres

September 20, 2014
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver, White Rock
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development
Cost: 45.00
Learn tips and tools including how to engage your audience and build your community through social media marketing via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Read more.

Basic Sitting Fabric Sculpture

September 20, 2014
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $134.40
Learn how to make a beautiful garden sculpture from an old t-shirt in just one day. Read more.

Photo Tour in Spain, Barcelona and area

September 20, 2014 - October 4, 2014 (14 sessions)
Instructor: Douglas Williams
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $3200.00
Two week photography tour to Barcelona and towns of Catalonia, Spain. Read more.

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

July 2, 2014 - August 15, 2014
July 31, 2014 - September 15, 2014
August 10, 2014 - September 30, 2014
September 1, 2014 - October 15, 2014
September 20, 2014 - October 31, 2014
( 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.

Shuswap School of Carving and Arts

September 21, 2014 - September 26, 2014 (5 sessions)
Instructor: Shuswap School of Carving & Arts
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Art Vacations, Fabric Arts, Mixed/Other Media, Sculpture
Cost: $384 + fee for supplies provided by instructor
8 carving-related classes in wood or stone Read more.

Traditional Icon and Egg Tempera Painting

September 23, 2014 - October 28, 2014
October 11, 2014 - November 22, 2014
(6 sessions)
Instructor: Alina Smolyansky
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $300
Introduction to traditional egg tempera painting 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): 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.

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): 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.

Painting What You See with Jerry Markham

September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Lake Country Art Gallery
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Drawing, Oil Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $225 (members), $250 (non-members)
PAINT WHAT YOU SEE not what you think you see: a workshop on the power of observation. 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): Drawing
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.

7 Steps to a Successful Painting - September Workshop

September 27, 2014 - September 28, 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.

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): 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.

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

September 30, 2014 - November 20, 2014
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.

Amazing Acrylics: Exploring Possibilities- Weekend Workshop

October 4, 2014 - October 5, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $168
Participants will explore the nature of and possibilities offered by this versatile medium, and will create an original painting during the 2-day workshop. Read more.

A Fruitful Day: Coloured Pencil Techniques

October 4, 2014
October 5, 2014
Instructor: Deborah Strong, AFCA
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $90 (includes handouts and some materials)
Learn techniques for working with wax-based Prismacolour Premier coloured pencils to achieve a range of textural effects as well as other tips and tricks - perfect for beginners! Read more.

Nuno Felted Scarf - Saturday Workshop

October 4, 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.

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 5, 2014 - December 28, 2014
January 5, 2015 - March 2, 2015
April 7, 2015 - July 27, 2015
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Moneca Atley/Loring
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $20 per class or $60 for 4
Drawing with ease, relaxing in the moment.Finding your own creativity. Read more.

Fearless Watercolours - Weekend Workshop

October 11, 2014 - October 12, 2014 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Watercolour Painting
Cost: $199.50
Come and experience this fresh and fearless approach to watercolours. Read more.

Basic Digital Photography

October 15, 2014 - November 5, 2014 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Douglas Williams
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Photography
Cost: $120.00
Learn to use the most important camera functions on your digital SLR camera and some basic photography principles. Read more.

Birds in Coloured Pencil: Spotted Towhee

October 18, 2014
Instructor: Deborah Strong, AFCA
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $85 (includes hand-out and some materials)
Complete a coloured pencil drawing of a spotted towhee (a common woodland bird) working step-by-step from a stock photograph. Read more.

Source of Inspiration with Gale Woodhouse

October 18, 2014 - October 19, 2014 (3 sessions)
Instructor: Lake Country Art Gallery
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $225 (members), $250 (non-members)
A lively, practical, and hands-on approach to design that will enrich and enhance the artists personal style of work. Read more.

Felted Handwarmers - Saturday Workshop

October 19, 2014
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $64.05
In this course we’ll be making a pair of cute handwarmers in the color and design of your choice. Read more.

Metal Etching and Stamping Made Easy - Sunday Workshop

October 19, 2014
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $95.90
Through a chemical metal etching process, learn how to make your own personalized pendant for yourself or a special person in your life. Read more.