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This workshop has been postponed due to social distancing. We plan to run this in the fall of 2020. To receive notifications sign up for our eNewsletter here.


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. 












This workshop has been postponed due to social distancing. We plan to hold this in the fall. To receive notification of this and future opportunities please sign up for our eNewsletter here.


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.








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.


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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.