From a few hours to a few days, taking a short course or artist’s workshop can alter your life. BC has called out to and nurtured the hearts of countless artists. Inspired by the land and sea, or perhaps some indefinable quality, every corner of the province holds artists’ studios. Usually working in quiet solitude, artists also share their spaces, and sometimes their secrets. Many people have come away from an afternoon workshop emboldened and inspired, and embark on new artistic pursuits or even new ways of life.
Join a yoga class, check out the many programs of recreation centres in each community, participate in a dance class or learn about the benefits of meditation and positive thinking. Taking workshops, short courses or tutoring is one of the best things you can do for your mind, your health and your community.
We teach practical, joyful, Earth-caring & community strengthening skills - for adults and also younger folks. This includes classes in renewable energy, food growing, traditional arts & crafts, nature skills, mechanical skills, and more!
Parksville's largest and only 'HOT' studio, located on the Old Island Hwy in the Heritage Mall. Offering classes for all levels with temperatures ranging warm to hot. New to town? Try 3 classes over 10 days for $20.
Styles: Hot, Hatha, Vinyasa, Power
Canadian Contemporary Artist
My paintings are often visual metaphors for abstract ideas and concepts, within the context of much or little identifiable realism. I work in acrylic, oil, collage, and encaustic ( wax ).
Jane Stafford Textiles offers exceptional weaving workshops focusing on many fascinating techniques. Jane's 30 plus years of weaving and teaching are shared in our spacious, sunny studio surrounded by a beautiful rural setting.
Joanne Thomson, Artist. This Victoria based artist is best known for her wonderful renditions of the inner forest and her "bottled" series of paintings. Thomson teaches watercolour and offers weekend retreats.