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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May 19, 2023 - June 22, 2023

Imagining the Sacred

Instructor: VISA

One of the purposes of the visual arts is to make the unimaginable visible and to represent the abstract and eternal. Through lectures and discussions, this art history course will explore the influence of spiritualities on art production and human...

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May 24, 2023 - June 28, 2023

Watercolour Painting Wed mornings – IDCode 442725

Instructor: Sonia Mocnik

Gain experience working with watercolours in a loosely structured supportive studio setting. Work on personal projects to develop your style. As the instructor, I will have photos and prints of paintings that you can paint from and I will demo...

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May 25, 2023 - June 22, 2023


WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES $175.00 CAD 5 Thursdays | 12:15pm-2:15pm Landscape and waterscape sceneries are by far the most popular watercolour painting subjects. Every scenery brings different challenges to artists, providing perfect opportunities to explore colours, lights, shadows, reflections, and...

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May 29, 2023

Botanical watercolour workshop | Intermediate

Botanical watercolour workshop | Intermediate Monday, May 29 | 6-9 pm Join us for a single watercolour workshop and try new technique and style. This month we are featuring floral painting with Tania Anisimova and focusing on creating realistic looking...

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May 30, 2023 - June 27, 2023

Oil painting

Oil Painting $175.00CAD 5 Tuesday | 12:15pm - 2:15pm This course explores the foundations of working with oil paints and effective ways to learn painting successfully. Students will learn oil painting materials and tools and discover the colour theory and...

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June 01, 2023 - June 29, 2023

Classical Portrait Drawing Focus on Earth Pastel

Instructor: Noah Layne

Focus on earth pastel! Drawing is the foundation of all realist art. In this 5 week course, Noah will show you classical techniques for drawing a realistic portrait. Noah will teach the use of plumb lines, comparative measurement, and tilt...

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June 01, 2023 - July 13, 2023

Botanical Illustration and Watercolour Painting

Botanical Illustration and Watercolour Painting Botanical Illustration and Watercolour Painting — Green Apple Art Center $245.00 CAD 7 Thursdays | 10 am-12 pm 7 Thursdays | 6:30 am-8:30 pm Learn how to create botanical portraits, depict light and shadow, master...

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June 01, 2023

Turtle Legend Painting Workshop

Join Kahkewistahaw artist James Groening for an fun, inspiring & immersive hour where you'll learn the story of Turtle Island & paint your own masterpiece. Turtle Island is the creation story for the lands now known as North & Central...

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June 04, 2023 - June 25, 2023

Short Pose Figure Drawing Class

Instructor: Noah Layne

Come draw the beauty of the human form. Noah will teach classical techniques for drawing the figure. Noah will teach tilt angles, comparative measurement, plumb lines, modeling form with both  an optical and conceptual understanding. The focus of this class...

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June 05, 2023 - June 09, 2023

Seniors week at the Roundhouse

Instructor: Sonia Mocnik

Seniors week there will be a watercolour demo on backgrounds for watercolour florals still life’s and more. free workshop to try various watercolour washes and techniques for effective loose and neutral backgrounds and learn more about watercolour classes given by...

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