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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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Free Origami Classes

August 7, 2015 - August 14, 2015
August 21, 2015 - August 28, 2015
(4 sessions)
Instructor: Ursula
Location(s): Burnaby
Topic(s): Paper Making
Cost: Free of Charge
Come and register to our Free Origami Class in the month of August 2015 for children 6-14 years old (Parents are invited to join young kids). Read more.

Classical Figure Sculpting for Beginners

August 22, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Sculpture
Cost: Class Cost: $125.00 plus GST
This fun and informative workshop will introduce you to the excitement of working from a live model with clay in the classic tradition! Read more.

Cyanotype Printing The Vancouver Island School Of Art

August 22, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Mixed/Other Media, Photography, Printmaking
Cost: $235.
Cyanotype printing is a 150-year old photo imaging process which yields visually fascinating cyan coloured prints. Read more.

Islamic Design

August 22, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $235
ou will learn the basics of Islamic pattern design in this two-day workshop starting from simple designs to more complex patterns. Read more.

Creative Intelligence brought out through learning to draw.

May 17, 2015 - June 20, 2015
June 20, 2015 - July 18, 2015
July 18, 2015 - August 22, 2015
August 22, 2015 - September 19, 2015
September 19, 2015 - October 24, 2015
October 24, 2015 - November 21, 2015
Instructor: Moneca Atley/Loring
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $50 for1hrclass groups. of 4 or more very beneficial
You will leave with your own ability to draw and discover creative ways to understand stress, financial stability and relationships. Read more.

Sculptural Felting

August 22, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Fabric Arts, Sculpture
Cost: $235
This two-day workshop explores needle felting as a contemporary medium for creating small sculptures that provide a skill base for the independent development of larger works. Read more.

Natural Dye Workshop

August 22, 2015
Instructor: Heather Young
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Fabric Arts
Cost: $80 + 40 materials
Join us for a day-long Natural Dye Workshop and explore how plants can create stable strong colours on textiles. Read more.

Bird Houses and Feeders with Dan Severance (12+ yrs)

August 22, 2015 - September 5, 2015 (4 sessions)
Instructor: Port Moody Arts Centre
Location(s): Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Downtown Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $106.86
Create your own unique bird house in a fun and engaging environment. Read more.

Cyanotype Printing

August 22, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Printmaking
Cost: $235
Cyanotype printing is a 150-year old process which yields visually fascinating cyan coloured prints; you will learn how to create handmade and photographic negatives for the cyan printing process. Read more.

Painting Jumpstart

August 23, 2015
Instructor: Val Nelson
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting
Cost: $75 + GST
Instructor will guide you through a series of playful exercises on paper, which will include mark making, colour exercises, and observational painting with a twist. Read more.