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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September 19, 2022 - December 12, 2022

Painting Today I

This course offers a thematic approach to the hands-on study of painting. Topics in Painting Today I include The Photographic, The Figure and Painting Space. Class exercises and projects will be supplemented with visual presentations on historical and contemporary artists working...

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September 20, 2022 - December 13, 2022

Collage Colour and Composition

Collage is considered one of the most important and influential art forms of the 20th century. This course will reveal how collage offers unexpected and strikingly appropriate means of interpreting and processing our image and information laden world. With simple...

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September 20, 2022 - December 13, 2022

Quilting and Embroidery: Mapping

In this new craft-focused course, students will learn basic quilting, embroidery and cross stitch techniques with a focus on mapping and memory. Students will be given an opportunity to use digital applications to convert and manipulate their own images into...

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September 21, 2022 - December 14, 2022

Drawing Thematic Approaches

This drawing course focuses on some of the current themes in contemporary drawing such as: mark making, mapping, science, nature, architecture, ornament, narrative and nostalgia. The focus is on a mixed media approach to imaginative explorations in image making. Students...

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September 21, 2022 - December 14, 2022

Painting: Idea to Realization

This course focuses on the process of working from an idea to a finished painting. Students start with notes and sketches or other source material such as photographs or previous work, and learn some methods to transform their initial ideas...

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September 22, 2022 - December 15, 2022

Making a Great Photograph

Photography is what you make of it and your camera is the tool used to create your vision. Used properly, it is capable of creating amazing photographs. This requires you to understand how a camera works, and so you must...

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September 22, 2022 - December 15, 2022

Painting: The Contemporary Figure

This dynamic and diverse course introduces students to the many ways the figure is used in contemporary painting. Approaches such as portraiture or groups of figures in particular settings or locations will be discussed and used as a source for...

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September 22, 2022 - December 15, 2022

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Do you want to learn to draw but don't know how to get started? This is an ideal course for people with little or no experience in drawing. The course involves drawing from direct observation with an emphasis on the...

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October 27, 2022 - December 15, 2022

ART SPACE YOUTH DROP IN

Instructor: CVAC

Thursdays (4 – 6:30 pm) Art Space (starting Oct. 20, 2022)  is an open invitation to students (13 to 19) who wish to nurture their creativity. We will co-design our activities and take inspiration from nature, our community, our dreams,...

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October 28, 2022 - December 09, 2022

Online Mentorship Program with Ann Willsie, SFCA

Instructor: Katrin

Every Friday (6 weeks), October 28th - December 9th, 2022, 10.00 AM - Noon (PST) via Zoom The FCA's mentorship program with Ann Willsie welcomes artists looking to expand their network, learn new skills, develop their career, and obtain professional...

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