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February 8th - 9th | 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Sandrine Pelissier Studios,

North Vancouver

Members $295 | Non-Members $330 


Learn from renowned artist, SFCA-member and Federation Plein-Air-Retreat instructor Sue Cowan how to capture the real essence and feeling of your landscape photos on canvas. Through this 2-day workshop you will gain knowledge about landscape painting through a variety of demos, explanation, and one-on-one support from Sue as you work in your choice of acrylic or oil from your own photos.

















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February 24th | 6.30 PM - 9.00 PM

Federation Gallery, Vancouver

OR participate via LiveCast! 

No entry fee - by donation with samples!

Limited to 30 registrants.


Learn more about products by the biggest art supplies manufacturer that has been providing paints and brushes to all Russian artists from early 1900, over all Soviet Union times. Elena will give you an exlusive insight in the manufacturing process of the products and demonstrate watercolours, gouache, acrylic and oil in use. Furthermore she will show paintings finished with Nevskaya Palitra products.Everyone will leave the demo with samples and will get the chance to purchase professional art supplies with exlusive 25% discount!















March 21st - 22nd | 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Dene Croft Studios, North Vancouver

Members $220 | Non-Members $270 


If you wan to re-learn how to play more, paint more and think less this workshop is for you! Well known artist, AFCA-member and Foundations-Instructor Lalita Hamill will guide artists through excercises, group discussions, presentations, demos and studies to a more playful way of painting.










April 25th - 26th | 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

UBC Botanical Garden, Vancouver

Members $260 | Non-Members $310 


This is a wonderful opportunity to join the comradery of artists sharing the plein air experience in the beautiful UBC Botanical Gardens. Discover why soft pastels are the ultimate plein air medium to work with. Learn how to compose the vistas of the UBC Gardens into a strong composition filled with light and interest from internationally acclaimed master pastellist, Roberta Combs. 













May 2nd - May 3rd | 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, Surrey

Members $260 | Non-Members $310 


If you can paint small you can paint big. If you can handle your brush on a small format, you can handle your brushwork expertly on a large format. If you don't have the space to hesitate you will boldly be able to isolate and translate what is essential in your subject and more than this, small is instantaneously invigorating and fun.  This workshop is all about using your brush to paint and translate while having fun. Join Leanne in this 2 day workshop where you will successfully create five 2.5” x 3.5” framed paintings that are exhilarating additions to your collection or your gift box.






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Withdrawal from a workshop may be done until 4 weeks prior to the program start date to receive a full refund (minus a deposit IF the program expressly states that it has a non-refundable deposit). No refunds will be allowed after this cut-off. After this date you may transfer your registration to another student. The FCA reserves the right to change or cancel any of its educational programs. If we cancel a course, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials or a make-up workshop may be arranged.