Workshop/Class Subject: Art History

Art History: Mannerism – Michelangelo to Newman

Art History: Mannerism – Michelangelo to Newman (AHISs219-18) This course takes a journey from Renaissance to Modern Art and looks at what happens to art movements in their second generation when trends, styles and preoccupations are set, and artists self-consciously... Read More

Art History: Romanticism to Realism

Art History: Romanticism to Realism (AHISs218-18) Did you ever wonder when the Modern Era began? At the end of the 18th century a few sensitive souls were beginning to sense there was a dark side to Modern progress and colonization... Read More

Painting: The 21st Century

Painting: The 21st Century (AHISs217-18) This course gives an overview of the main trends occurring in contemporary painting and will include a thematic survey of 20th and 21st century art with an emphasis on artists that are practicing today. It... Read More

Impressionism Style Landscape Painting

We’ll work in the comfort of the studio, using a reference photo. You’ll go home with a completed 8×10 painting! When: Saturday, May 25 Time: 11:00 – 3:00 (BYOLunch) Fee: $89 (includes canvas, paints, and all supplies)

Great Pictures: Art History & Art Appreciation

Saturdays, March 30, 2019 – April 13, 2019 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Most people are familiar with iconic paintings like DaVinci’s “Mona Lisa” or Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” but have you ever looked carefully at them? What historical forces... Read More

How to Appreciate Historical Paintings

2:00 – 3:30pm in the Richmond Art Gallery Simone Guo leads an illustrated talk (in English with Mandarin translation available) on the aesthetic differences and similarities between Western and Chinese art historical painting. A selection of images will provide a... 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

The Principles of Design: How To Use The Tools with Lalita Hamill

In a painting, composition generally refers to how the parts of the image relate to each other to create a whole. The way in which a painting is composed and the way in which the painting’s elements work together to... Read More

Painting the 21st Century

This course gives an overview of the main trends occurring in contemporary painting and will include a thematic survey of 20th and 21st century with an emphasis on artists that are practicing today. It traces the historical precedents for the... Read More

Critical Studies

In this second part of Critical Studies, students engage in a more conceptual and philosophical discourse surrounding visual culture and how it pertains to contemporary art in particular. Image-based lectures, readings, field trips and discussions introduce students to a more... Read More

The Foundations Program – 10 Days, 10 Key Subjects, 10 High-Class Instructors

The foundational elements are as important to a visual artist as grammar and spelling are to writers. To become a professional at what you do you need to have a strong grasp of the rules of your trade. You can... Read More

FCA Foundations Program

10 Instructors – 10 Key Subjects – 10 Weeks The Foundations Program begins with 10 weekday evening classes which provide a high-level overview of what every visual artist should know. Thereafter, each of the subjects have a corresponding optional weekend... Read More

History of Design

This course examines the history of design from the late 19th to the early 21st century. While the course focuses primarily on design in Europe and North America, it also considers some examples from Asia. We will examine various types... Read More

Studio Italia 2017 – Art Workshop in Tuscany offered since 1997

Studio Italia is a unique ten-day art workshop that combines plein-air painting, art history/theory, touring and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. Offered every June and October since 1997, Studio Italia is so popular that we have... Read More

Studio Italia 2017 – Art Workshop in Tuscany offered since 1997

Studio Italia is a unique ten-day art workshop that combines plein-air painting, art history/theory, touring and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. Offered every June and October since 1997, Studio Italia is so popular that we have... Read More

Canadian Landscapes

Canadian Landscapes Four Part Series Paint our Canadian backyard through the lens of great Canadian landscape artists with instructor Darlene Kee. Students will use various techniques to illustrate the beauty of the natural world. Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20 &... Read More

Painting Through the Ages

Painting through the Ages Three Part Class Learn about different historical art movements from realism to abstract with instructor Darlene Kee. Thursday, Jan. 19, 26 & Feb. 2 Ages 7-12, 3:30pm-5pm Cost: $45 *members save 10%

Collage 1- 20TH Century History In the Making

This hands-on course gives an overview of the history of collage in the 20th century and will include projects based on various movements such a Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Neo-Dada, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, and Post-Modernism. Methods will... Read More

Mark Anthony Drawing – A Traditional Approach to Representational Drawing

Mark Anthony – Fine Art Instruction in the European Tradition www.markanthonystudio.com pw.artstudio1@gmail.com 778 997-6405 Dene Croft Studios www.denecroft.com denecroft@gmail.com 604 250-5562 Each class is dedicated to learning key visual fundamentals using traditional models such as Mastercopy, Sculpture Drawing, Life and... Read More

Encaustic and Photography Adventure in Tuscany – October 2016 (Week 2)

Join artist and teacher Nancy Crawford and photographer Oliviero Olivieri for one or two weeks in Tuscany creating unique photographic and photo-encaustic works to commemorate your extraordinary travel adventure. Encaustic painting is the ancient tradition of painting with melted beeswax.... Read More

Italy. Paint and Create Plein Air Painting workshop with Mike Svob Southern Italy Fall 2016

SOUTHERN ITALY PAINT & CREATE WORKSHOP with MIKE SVOB SORRENTO. AMALFI. POSITANO. SYRACUSE. TAORMINA.OVERVIEW Master impressionist painter Mike Svob has designed another creative holiday program that entices the senses and stokes the creative fire. Explore Italy’s southernmost regions with paintbrush... Read More

Creative Excursions: A Photography and Encaustic Adventure in Tuscany! September 2016 (Week 1)

Work with internationally renowned photographer Oliviero Olivieri and encaustic painter Nancy Crawford creating a variety of luminous works and extraordinary memories! (No prior experience necessary) To learn more about these amazing one and two week creative excursions in Tuscany, please... Read More

Family Records Workshop

If you have boxes of family photos and documents deteriorating in your kitchen drawer or attic, there is a solution at hand! Get some tips on how to care for these precious items at this workshop with archivist Janet Turner.... Read More

Italian Renaissance & Baroque Masterworks – Capilano University Continuing Studies

This three-part lecture series with Capilano University art history instructor Efrat El-Hanany includes two lectures on campus and one visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery. The series surveys the achievements of some of the greatest artists of Renaissance and Baroque... Read More

SCULPT PARIS: Sculpture Holiday in Paris, France in December

Sculpt PARIS Sculpture Tour & Workshop Dec 13- 21, 2015 • 3950 CAD 8 nights • 5 museums • 20 studio hours TOURS Experience the incredible artwork of the world’s most famous museums. We will be taken on a journey... Read More

Mask Making

This intensive 6-week program will teach you the skills to make a reusable mold of your face and to create a custom-fitted paper mache` mask. You can build features onto the mask to create an exquisite or extraordinary character! We’ll... Read More

Mixed Media Intensive at The Art Way Studio

Mixed Media is a practice that allows an artist many freedoms to pursue and develop their own practice. Methods of mixed media are often most successful if learned in a sequence. Sequential learning allows the artist to truly explore and... Read More

Visual Art Summer Intensive Aug 4th to 21st, 2015

This unique and ambitious series of workshops introduces students to Vancouver’s art community. Activities include: drawing, printmaking and ceramic exploration with open studio time at Arts Umbrella; exhibition-making and creative writing at Contemporary Art Gallery; and a large-scale sculpture project... Read More

Painting: Bauhaus Method & Style

This painting course uses the design pedagogy taught by Albers, Kandinsky, Klee, Moholy-Nagy and others at the Bauhaus as a method to discover style and subject for paintings. The focus is on how all design begins with a strong and... Read More

At the Galleries

Through visual presentations and two field trips, this course will introduce students to some of the major contemporary galleries across the world as well as focus on galleries in Victoria. The course consists of visual presentations and two field trips.... Read More