Visual Arts Roundtable

Zoom BC

Hey! Visual artists!That means you if you... paint pot photograph collage screenprint linocut carve sculpt jewel sew sculpt jewel sew design illustrate cartoon fuse smith blow video weave ... and a whole bunch of other things! We are looking to connect and see what you're up to... hear where you're at... offer support where we […]


How to Produce Your Own Podcast

Zoom BC

A workshop with Jessie Levene In this one-day ONLINE workshop, participants will learn how to produce a podcast from concept to finished piece. In the morning, participants will learn about the production process - from research, scheduling interviews and writing questions, to post-production recording and editing. Next, they will learn about interview and listening skills, […]


Ask Me Anything Session – Mailchimp Essentials

Zoom BC
Online Event

If Mailchimp has been mystifying you, bring your questions and let's lift the veil. Sometimes, it's a matter of just knowing the right terms for the things you're looking for... or maybe you know what you WANT to achieve, but just can't quite figure out how. There are powerful tools available in the Mailchimp ecosystem, […]


Clay Sculpting with a Live Model – V2 (Bust)

Tsolum Building, Lewis Park Courtenay, BC

Participants will sculpt an all-around figurine from the pelvis to the neck, 14 inches high. You only need to sculpt your desired 25 pounds of clay into a work of art of your own creation!  In this workshop, participants will explore how to see the beauty of the human form. Whether you are a beginner […]


The Stories in Us – These Hands

Lion's Den 1729 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC

If your hands had a voice, what would they say? What stories would they tell? Through guided somatic movement, creative dance, drawing and writing, this multi-disciplinary arts workshop invites you to explore the stories, experiences and metaphors that live in you. This workshop is particularly encouraged for those 55+ who are seeking greater self-expression, creativity, or […]


Embodied Artmaking

Lion's Den 1729 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC

Deepen connection to your visual arts practice through guided somatic and creative movement. This workshop journeys through the sensations of our physical existence and the wildness of our imagination as it connects to inner landscape. Beginning with a gentle warm-up, a guided and image-based movement experience will support you in exploring your physical, mental and […]


Working with Tourism: An Arts & Culture Sector Workshop

Zoom BC

Join Tourism Vancouver Island (TVI) and Experience Comox Valley team members for a virtual workshop for Arts & Culture sector stakeholders. Participants will get the chance to learn and discuss important topics like: Overview of Experience Comox Valley and efforts to date How your business or organization can engage with us Roadmap for tourism promotion […]

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Social Media Self-Audit for Facebook & Instagram

Zoom BC

Most of us dread the forbidden A-word… Audit. But when it comes to social media management, self-auditing is one of the best tools to improve your time efficiency, reach and authentic connecting with your fans, friends and family. We are thrilled to have Evie Lavers from Rhythm Club Canada join us in supporting your relationship […]


Getting Started with Portraits

Tsolum Building, Lewis Park Courtenay, BC

A 2-day workshop with David Goatley, SFCA Working from a live model, we will explore the basic proportions of the head; drawing convincing features; using tone to describe form and structure; and all that goes into making a lively, engaging portrait. Working alla-prima, we’ll begin in black and white paint, to help us grasp tonal […]


Soundwalk With Jenni Schine

Campbell River Art Gallery 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River

As part of Ask the Mountains at the Campbell River Art Gallery, sound artist Jenni Schine will lead a soundwalk starting at the Campbell River Art Gallery (1235 Shoppers Row). What is a soundwalk, you ask? A soundwalk is a silent walk along a planned route to experience the location’s ambience and underlying rhythms. As […]


Painting Portraits from Photographs

Tsolum Building, Lewis Park Courtenay, BC

3-Day Workshop with David Goatley, SFCA In this workshop we will explore the positives and pitfalls of painting from photographs. Cameras are marvelous tools, but we need to understand how to get the best from photographs and not to be mislead by them. David will give a simple overview of how to take the kind […]


Maintaining Respectful Arts Workplaces

Zoom BC

Wednesday March 30, 1-5pm, via Zoom. Link will be emailed to participants along with any materials. The workshops will be 3.5 to 4 hours in length and beneficial to all audiences, whether they be employers, workers, artists or a mixed group. Presenter: Farah Fancy Canadian Heritage and Cultural Human Resources Council are offering Respectful Workplaces in […]


April Showers Bring May Flowers – Acrylic painting workshop

Lion's Den 1729 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC

Join artist Susan Schaefer for a fun and relaxing 2-day weekend workshop, painting bright and colourful flowers, with their curvy shapes, their seductive movement and forgiving designs. In this workshop you will learn: about design, what makes a good painting how to make a strong drawing as your foundation for your painting how to work […]


Outbox: Digital Development for Working Artists

Zoom BC

OUTBOX is a unique seminar designed specifically for fine artists interested in developing their online presence and promoting their work in a professional and efficient way. Focusing on websites and Instagram primarily, OUTBOX highlights common mistakes creating branded imagery and content. What we'll cover: PRINT MATERIAL: The purpose and production of takeaway cards and branding. […]


Painting Trees in Acrylic from the Ground Up!

Lion's Den 1729 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC

with Cindy Mawle (website) Are you struggling with painting trees with your acrylics? Would you like some tips and techniques to use in your own work? You have come to the right place! Cindy will walk you through her method of painting the west coast evergreen tree.   Whether it's a Fir, cedar, pine or […]


Expressive Portraits & Figures in Watercolors: All levels – Beginner to Advanced

The Old School House Arts Centre 112 Fern Road West

Don't miss this special international guest watercolor demo & workshop: Atanur Dogan Founder & President International Watercolor Society Expressive Portraits & Figures in Watercolors All levels - Beginner to Advanced Event hosted by International Watercolor Society Canada Area Representative Peggy Burkosky Location: *The Old School House Arts Centre - 122 Fern Rd West, Qualicum Beach BC […]

$50 – $75

Professional Development for Artists, Part 2: How it Looks

Campbell River Art Gallery 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River

The second in a series of four Professional Development for Artists seminars, hosted by the Campbell River Art Gallery and the Campbell River Arts Council. Facilitated by Dazed & Confucius, this seminar covers contemporary styles and trends in framing, hanging, labeling and presentation of artwork. Although this seminar focuses mainly on 2-dimensional media it is […]


The Making of a Wooden Resonator

Campbell River Art Gallery 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River

Join artist and musician Giorgio Magnanensi for a seminar on the creation of his resonators and how you, too, could make your own! Giorgio has been building resonators from discarded piles of wood, reclaimed from mill operations on the West Coast, for a few years now. "While sharing these instruments in my social and artistic […]


Pop-Up Painting With Flowers

4317 Camco Rd. Courtenay

Create your own beautiful flower bouquet, then create a painting of it in fluid acrylics! Participants will enjoy a beautiful day out on the patio behind "The Mill" beside the garden, making an original flower arrangement and painting, guided by local artist Larissa McLean.  


Advanced Art & Poster Screen Print Workshop

Wachiay Friendship Centre 1625 McPhee Ave, Courtenay

This two-day workshop offers a deep dive into advanced flatstock screen print production. With up-to-date techniques, this course aims to make you more efficient and give you better printing results. The studio is home to a wide range of manual and automatic equipment and provides a great opportunity to learn on different presses; a great […]



Wachiay Friendship Centre 1625 McPhee Ave, Courtenay

Join us for our 5th annual Squeegeerama: a week-long printing experience unlike any other. This five day workshop is for you if you have some experience with screen printing and want to up your game, meet other printers, and have fun the beautiful Comox Valley. This year’s guest artist is Dan Stiles, a Portland-based artist […]