Local Art Workshops/Learning Centers/Online Tutorials
- • CVRD Recreation Guides - activities in Duncan, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Lake, and Youbou -issuu.com/cvrd
- • Cowichan Valley Arts Council workshops - cowichanvalleyartscouncil.ca/whats-on/
- • Pottery classes at The Hub at Cowichan Station - https://cowichanstation.org/clay-studio/
- • Pipi Tustian (PIPI Original Art for Everyday Living) - a local fabric painting artist with a studio at Whippletree Junction who leads regular workshops for absolute beginners (table runners, pillow cases, totes, window coverings, clothing, etc.). www.facebook.com/Pipihomedecor?mibextid=ZbWKwL
- • Penny Boden (local artist) – Drawing cats and dogs. Fabulous demos on YouTube www.youtube.com/@PennyBoden. See more on her website www.pennyboden.ca/
- • Harold Allanson (local artist) watercolour workshops - www.haroldallanson.com/workshops
- • Ladysmith Arts Council classes - www.ladysmitharts.ca/classes
- • Lost Arts Club - Fun and affordable craft classes in their Nanaimo studio as well as at many community pubs, wineries, schools and retirement villages on Vancouver Island. https://www.lostartsclub.org/
- • MacMillan Arts Center “Art Bites” workshops in Parksville -https://mcmillanartscentre.com/announcing-spring-2023-art-bites-classes/
- • The Old Schoolhouse Arts Center workshops and classes in Qualicum Beach –
- • Opus Art Supplies workshops - https://opusartsupplies.com/collections/events-demos
- • Vancouver Island School of Art – beginner friendly online and in-person workshops in Victoria.
- • Robert Bateman Foundation – online and in-person workshops in Victoria.
- • Emily Carr University - online and in-person classes in Vancouver. https://www.ecuad.ca/academics/continuing-studies/all-courses
Other online tutorials (not local but popular with some of the Crofton Art Group members):
- • Jed Dorsey "Acrylic University" - online paid membership, but some free workshops on Youtube to try it out -https://www.acrylicuniversity.com/
- • Juliette Crane - You can sign up for her multimedia art email tips which often include a link to a YouTube video she has done, demonstrating a theme.
* Free posterization ap for painting
* CeeCee Creations
(8) creationsceecee - YouTube
Looking to add to your toys and tools?
Here are some shopping locations for you.
138 Craig Street
250 746 9393
VIU Campus Stores
2011 University Way
Phone: 250 746 3516
Iron Oxide Art Supplies
5 Victoria Road
6677 Mary Ellen Drive, Woodgrove Crossing
860 Yates Street
905 Fort Street
512 Herald Street