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.
Cortes Island studio featuring the work of artist Dianne Bersea and carver, artisan Jodi Forster. Now offering art retreats in watercolour (studio and plein air), acrylic and other media. Explore Cortes Island artistically!
Rock Sculptor, Michelle McCutchon, carves rocks mostly in figurative form. She sculpts marble, jade, alabaster, granite, soapstone, pyrophyllite etc. Please email for inquires on sales email@example.com or check out website at rocksculptor.org
Laura McGregor, Terrace
Laura McGregor is an avid mixed media artist living in Northern BC. Her preferred medium is gouache paint on linen, that often becomes a dramatic blend of materials, colour, and pattern. More info.
Melanie Circle Studio, Duncan
Melanie Circle is a painter, printmaker and expressive arts guide. She offers workshops in mandala explorations and opens her studio upon request.
Follow a winding drive through the forest to a home-based studio & art gallery where you will find a variety of subjects from abstract to realistic in a number of different media. Everything from watercolour and acrylics to crocheting.
Custom Airbrush Workshops now offered for beginner to experienced airbrushers. These 2 day events will be filled with all the tricks and techniques that all the pros use and will have you well on your way to an exciting career in custom airbrushing.
Milner Gardens & Woodland
An ancient forest and a garden oasis by the sea. Located in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island.
Experience the wonder of 28 hectares (70 acres) of unspoiled natural beauty perched on an oceanside bluff.
Fine Art Artist and portraitist: Half painting, half photography, the alternative processes I use create an unusual and dreamy atmosphere reflective of the fugitive immateriality of the world and guarantee that each piece is a unique, individual creation.