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2019 programming


April 27 - 28 | 9.30 AM - 4.30 PM

Dene Croft Studio, North Vancouver

Members $330 Non Members $380


Through the completion of two paintings, students will focus on paint application, color mixing, measurements and gain a personal understanding and confidence when choosing photography as a starting point. This will aid in the transition into working directly from life, whether it is landscape, still life or portraiture.




 April 30 - May 02 | 9.30 AM - 4.30 PM

BC Alliance for Arts and Culture, Vancouver

Members $360 Non Members $410


This three day workshop will apply the use of a design process in organizing and completing a painting, with composition as a focus. If you are having fun with paint but also having difficulty achieving unity in your paintings, this workshop...




May 03 - 05 | 9.30 AM - 4.30 PM

BC Alliance for Arts and Culture, Vancouver

Members $360 Non Members $410


In this three day intermediate to advanced workshop, students will really delve into the concept that paint, rather than just a media or tool to use, can also become the subject of an artwork.


This workshop will appeal to those who want more than just the obvious nature of their chosen subject to be the dominant aspect of their art.




May 24 - 26 | 9.30 AM - 4.30 PM

Dene Croft Studios, North Vancouver

Members $330 Non Members $380


Through a variety of exercises developed to open the participant up to creative expression, students will be asked to reflect on their own inspiration, emotions, and stories. The goal is to understand the importance of ‘digging deeper’, as well as to shift your point of view, and free your mind.



 2019 Foundations Program - Day program now full


Education forms a key part of our mission. We have therefore worked hard to provide high-quality classes and workshops at reasonable prices. All our instructors are themselves professional artists with years of teaching experience.  If you are intersted in teaching with the FCA click here.


Give the gift of art:  All classes and workshops are redeemable against FCA gift certificates.

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Feel free to contact our Education Coordinator if you'd like to register for any courses or if you have questions.  You can reach Helen Duckworth by email at or by phone at 604-681-2744.



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.