Workshop/Class Subject: Art Business / Professional Development

Industry Panel Discussion: How to Approach Galleries

For this panel , the Federation of Canadian Artists brings together three experienced industry professionals, to share with you their stories, wisdom and expectations on how artists should best prepare and approach galleries when developing their professional career, with a... Read More

Navigating Commissions with Kathy Traeger

Have you been asked for a commission but turned the opportunity down because you weren’t sure about the process? Wondering how to start offering commissioned artwork for sale? Maybe you’ve done a few commissions, but would like to know how... Read More

A Night with the Sculpture Society of British Columbia

Sculpture is the newest accepted art form at the Federation, and we are delighted to have the Sculpture Society of British Columbia involved for our 2019 sculpture projects. To give artists greater insight to this practice, SSBC member David C.... Read More

Public Speaking for Artists With Rylan Oleksyn

Have you ever found yourself wishing you could approach galleries and clients more confidently? Or speak to your work and your practice without fumbling over the words? Have you wanted to teach but aren’t sure how to deliver content to... Read More

Grant Writing Workshop

Writing a successful grant application can often be a challenge – both for long-time applicants, as well as newcomers to the process. Funding guidelines priorities can often be challenging to decipher, and with an increasingly competitive grant environment can make... Read More

Creative Minds Share meet up: Optimizing Social Media

At Pacific Arts Market we host meet ups once a month for creative minds to get together and share thoughts, ideas, tools and more which fellow creatives. This is open to all artists and craft people who can make it.... Read More

Marketing for Artists Workshop

Take a hands-on approach to growing your art brand and business online by using simple yet, effective tools to increase exposure of your work. Social media gives a viewing space for your work by putting your art business in front... Read More

Small Group Critique – guided consultations for 6 artists by Pennylane Shen

Limited space so call early. There is room for some observers (20.00 pp) Pennylane was hosted last year by Canwax West this was sold out! We have brought her back for more workshops and the small group critque. Shatford Centre... Read More

How it Looks trends and techniques in contemporary framing handing and presentation by PennyLane Shen

10-noon at Shatford Centre for arts and culture 750 Main St Penticton V2A 5E2

Brian Atyeo – Paint as Abstract

Contemporary painting has allowed this thinking to produce some of the most powerful images in art. Using both representational and abstract approaches, we will discuss and demonstrate this thinking. This workshop will appeal to those who want more than just... Read More

Brian Atyeo – Representational Painting in Acrylic

The Design Elements and Design Principles act as check and balance, and will be discussed as part of Atyeo’s painting demonstrations. If you are having fun with paint but also having difficulty achieving unity in your paintings, this workshop would... Read More

Federation Retreat, 2019 – Bamfield B.C

The 2019 Retreat takes place in beautiful Bamfield, British Columbia where we will be residing at the Marine Sciences Centre. You will experience some of the most breathtaking plein air painting locations the West Coast has to offer. In the... Read More

Gaye Adams – Colour Theory and Mixing

Accurate colour mixing is first and foremost, about training the eye to see accurately. It is secondly about learning principles and techniques that will help get the mixture correct, every time. In this three-day course Master Instructor Gaye Adams will... Read More

Michael Abraham – Tonal Values – 30 Shades of Grey

By simplifying what you look at, through finding shape, considering the five elemental forms, and using a few key tools to assess the tones and contrast and the variations within tonal ranges, you’ll be able paint images with a dynamic... Read More


They call it “country’s biggest night,” and I’m just going to have to take their word for it. The 52nd Annual CMA Awards are happening tonight at the Bridgestone WATCH NOW=> WATCH NOW=> WATCH NOW=> Arena in... Read More

Watch the CMA Awards 2018 Red Carpet Live Stream

They call it “country’s biggest night,” and I’m just going to have to take their word for it. The 52nd Annual CMA Awards are happening tonight at the Bridgestone WATCH NOW=> WATCH NOW=> WATCH NOW=> Arena in... Read More

CMA Awards 2018 live stream

They call it “country’s biggest night,” and I’m just going to have to take their word for it. The 52nd Annual CMA Awards are happening tonight at the Bridgestone WATCH NOW=> WATCH NOW=> WATCH NOW=> Arena in... Read More

Creative Life: Live and Thrive as an Artist

Explore your artist’s journey based on the writings of Joseph Campbell, using his Hero’s Journey as a framework, with experienced facilitators Lynne Brisdon and Vanessa Wiebel. Spend a Sunday afternoon/evening learning to use your emotional experience and intelligence to manage... Read More

Small Group Critique with Pennylane Shen

A Small Group of 6 artists can be part of a Small Group Critique. Through a series of 3 sets of pointed questions, each artist receives personal and collective critique. These artists may not be individually ready for a one-on-one... Read More

Navigating the Art Industry with Pennylane Shen

This is a unique seminar designed specifically for emerging artists preparing to approach the commercial and public art industry. It is ideal for fine artists of any media pursuing careers in the commercial Vancouver art market or those looking to... Read More

Art Enhancement (14 – 25 years)

This workshop combines studio sessions with field trips and focuses on media, style and ideas to provide an enriched program for students serious about improving their artistic ability. Consideration will be given to students’ needs in planning the activities. An... Read More

Navigating the Art Industry with Pennylane Shen Workshop and Small Group Critique

Pennylane Shen CanwaxWest is proud to announce that Pennylane Shen of Dazed & Confucius will be our special event guest this year. Pennylane Shen is a fine art curator, educator and artist advisor. Her company, Dazed and Confucius Consulting, coordinates... Read More

Other Adult Classes at the Port Moody Arts Centre

Our adult arts classes are as varied as our students! If you can’t find a course listed elsewhere check out this category that has a variety of different and unusual classes that might not fit in elsewhere. Maybe you even... Read More

You’re In! Submitting Your Art for Adjudication- A review from judge’s perspective (Jun)

Instructor: Carol Koebbeman This one hour lecture will help you understand what a typical jury process looks like and what the jurors are looking for when you submit your work for any kind of adjudication. This class will talk about... Read More

Teens Art & Architecture

In this week long camp you’ll explore elements of art and architecture through the ages. From investigating Egyptian tombs to designing futuristic mansions, you’ll have lots of design challenges to inspire you. Bring along photos of your favourite buildings to... Read More

Building Your Online Presence -with Wendy Mould, AFCA. April 9, 6-8pm Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright St. Van

Building Your Online Presence Your website is ready but no one is there. You have lots of “Friends” but are they Collectors? Selling online is about making connections and turning them into collectors. Stories, pictures and posts must be entertaining,... Read More

OUTBOX- Digital Development for the Working Artist

OUTBOX: Digital Development for the Working Artist OUTBOX is a unique 2.5 hour seminar designed specifically fine artists interested in developing their online presence and promoting their work in a professional and efficient way. The seminar is led by international... Read More

THRIVE Mastermind in Victoria!

THRIVE Mastermind is coming to Victoria! We are so excited to bring together great people and connect. Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska are coming to the island to host a THRIVE Mastermind meeting for this one night only event! We... Read More

Curatorial Studies I

This second part of Curatorial Studies focuses on developing the curatorial project begun in Curatorial Studies I. Emphasis is on writing about the artists in the form of short essays as well as creating promotional materials to accompany the exhibition... Read More

Expressive Painting / Intuitive Art

Through fun and inspiring exercises we’ll to tap into a whole new level of intuitive creativity. This class is meant for those wanting to truly experience the process of mark making with no expectations for the final outcome. Let go... Read More