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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: Nature and the Sublime

May 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting
Cost: $235
Students experiment with the application of paint on a surface to create atmosphere, mood and emotion. Read more.

3-Day Plein Air Painting Workshop Okanagan

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Jerry Markham
Location(s): Kelowna, Vernon
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Outdoor Painting
Cost: $350 + GST
Plein air painting workshop throughout the Okanagan valley with Jerry Markham. Read more.

Urban Sketching

May 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $235
This course focuses on drawing things you see as you make your way through the city including architecture, interiors of buildings, people, gardens and parks. Read more.

Painting: 50 Favourite Things

May 22, 2015 - June 26, 2015 (6 sessions)
Instructor: Vancouver Island School of Art
Location(s): Victoria
Topic(s): Acrylic Painting, Watercolour Painting
Cost: $235
This course explores colour, objects in a still life, and images, such as family photographs or found photos. Students will be encouraged to create a series from original source material. Read more.

Exploring Encaustic: Mixed Media with Encaustic on Wood Panel

May 23, 2015
Instructor: Bethany Handfield
Location(s): Penticton
Topic(s): Mixed/Other Media
Cost: $80 (includes supplies)
Exploring Encaustic: Mixed Media with Encaustic on Wood Panel Read more.

Skin Tones for Portraits and Figures using the Classical Realism Method

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Instructor: Mandy Boursicot
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: $199.50
Explore and practice skin tones using the limited palette Read more.

Plein Air Sketching with Watercolor and Ink

May 23, 2015 - May 30, 2015 (2 sessions)
Instructor: Lori Sokoluk
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Outdoor Painting
Cost: $119
Learn how to capture the essence of a scene quickly in watercolor and ink. Read more.

Introduction to Screen Print Workshop

April 15, 2015
April 29, 2015
May 2, 2015
May 6, 2015
May 20, 2015
May 23, 2015
(4 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.

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE & TERRIFIED BEGINNER -- WEEKEND WORKSHOP - Saturdays May 23rd and 30th, 2015

May 23, 2015 - May 30, 2015 ( sessions)
Instructor: Lena Leszczynski
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
Cost: $300.
You will not find a more basic drawing course than this, anywhere. Learn essential drawing strategies in only two days! Read more.

Summer Art Classes for children, teens and adults

May 23, 2015 - August 15, 2015
May 23, 2015 - August 15, 2015
(5 sessions)
Instructor: Wendy Jones
Location(s): Langley
Topic(s): Oil Painting
Cost: 125.00
Learn painting and drawing in a relaxed and supportive environment. Read more.