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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.

Are you an Arts Instructor? If you offer visual arts community classes or workshops, please create an Art News Profile (click for more details) and then upgrade it to an Instructor Profile. You can add information about your qualifications and upload sample images of your work to help potential students see what you have to offer.

Portraiture Defined :: Discover the Essentials

June 26, 2015 - June 28, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Michael King
Location(s): Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Vancouver
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Portrait Drawing
Cost: $235
Using shapes, proportion, value, colour temperature and the understanding of what is beneath the skin is key to creating better portraits. Read more.

Long Legged Birds Fabric Sculpture

June 27, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Coast Collective Art Centre
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): 3D
Cost: $70.00
In this workshop you will make two long legged birds. Read more.

Moccasin Making Workshop

June 27, 2015
Instructor: Blim
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $85+GST
Learn to make your very own moccasins out of recycled leather. Read more.

Drawing Workshop

May 17, 2015
May 24, 2015
May 31, 2015
June 7, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 21, 2015
June 28, 2015
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 in this 2 hour class. Read more.

Acrylic Painting

May 17, 2015
May 24, 2015
May 31, 2015
June 7, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 21, 2015
June 28, 2015
Instructor: Lenora Melville
Location(s): Kelowna
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Children and Youth, Colour Theory
Cost: $25 (2 hour class) plus the cost of supplies
Learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting in this fun 2 hour class. Read more.

Talking Abstract with Ursula Rettich

June 20, 2015
June 28, 2015
July 4, 2015
(3 sessions)
Instructor: Abbotsford Arts Council
Location(s): Abbotsford
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Colour Theory
Cost: Free
The Abbotsford Arts Council is pleased to present “Talking Abstract,” a selection of interactive artist talks with local abstract painter, Ursula Rettich. Read more.

Painting as Practice: From Idea to Exhibition

June 29, 2015 - July 3, 2015
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $395
This weeklong intensive painting workshop will focus on how to brainstorm for ideas or develop ideas you already have, and how to create a small series of paintings based on the theme. Read more.

Getting In! The Ultimate Prep Program for Art School

June 29, 2015 - July 14, 2015 (10 sessions)
Instructor: Nancy Crawford
Topic(s): Art Business / Professional Development, Children and Youth, Drawing, Mixed/Other Media, Photography, Sculpture
Cost: 950.00 + tax
This is a comprehensive program covering how to create an outstanding portfolio, earn scholarships, and secure your spot at art school. Read more.

iPhone/ iPad Artography

June 29, 2015 - July 3, 2015
Instructor: Tony Bounsall
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Collage, Digital, Photography
Cost: $596.75
This workshop will teach students how to create art from photographs using an iPhone or iPad, by combining or stacking certain apps and layering images with handmade textures. Read more.

Live Painting Yoga

June 30, 2015
Instructor: Gloria Bernal
Location(s): Downtown Vancouver
Topic(s): Outdoor Painting
Cost: 12 dlls
LAB ART SHOW​ Streets is thrilled to invite you to its first Live Yoga Painting! Whether you are an artists, or a yoga practitioner, you are welcome to join us at this unique event! Read more.