Artist Workshops

The following art workshops are now open for on-line registration. Space is limited so reserve early. All prices include lunch. Payment must be received in full to reserve your spot. Please review our Refund/Cancellation policy.

Current Workshops

"The Art Of Business: Financial Success For The Artist"
Instructor — David Langevin, SFCA

Langevin Studio

The most elusive skill set for the modern generation of artists has nothing to do with creativity or painting techniques. It is more often related to business and marketing.

Strategies for achieving financial success for artists are rarely taught, written or spoken about in artistic circles. Moreover, most of the ideas and schemes artists employ are ineffective. This is clearly evident by the results. Artists are amongst the lowest income earners of all professions.

Strategies for achieving financial success in the art market are actually much simpler and easier to implement than we have been led to believe.

David Langevin has been a professional full time artist for over 25 years. With this presentation, talk and discussion, David will help clear up a few myths and misconceptions about the Art of Business.

Cost : $25 (+ GST)
Dates: Friday, September 30th, 7 – 9 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Location: McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan St. Parksville BC

"Mastering Acrylics"
Instructor — David Langevin, SFCA

SOLD OUT - waiting list only

Langevin Valley Falls

Trees and rocks, water and sky, mountains and snow; these elements, combined with distinctive painting methods and an audacious style, have characterized the paintings of David Langevin. His striking use of light and unique painting methods creates a captivating vision of Canada's landscapes.

David Langevin is a modern day Old Master. He has a Masters of Art Education degree specializing in methods and materials for the painter.

"I teach the kind of thing I wanted to learn as a young painter, and it is the kind of information that is much harder to come by. I call it the craft of painting; the knowledge that gives you complete mastery over the materials and techniques of painting.

My contention is that you can make good paintings if you follow some good recipes, but you will be bound to the rules and never have the understanding it takes to go beyond those formulas. Conversely, good painters consistently make good paintings. Like a good cook, a great painter has a profound understanding of the materials and methods of painting and so improvising on a recipe and making changes to suit a certain aesthetic criteria is a simple matter."

David's painting style is unique as he uses an elaborate system of layers of transparent and translucent paint that create dramatic images of his subjects.

Cost : $400. (+ GST) includes lunch daily
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 1 - 2, 2016, 9:00 - 4:00 daily
Location: The Lighthouse Community Centre,
240 Lions Way,
Qualicum Bay, BC
Vancouver Island

Upcoming Workshops

Details for these workshops have not yet been finalized. Once everything for a workshop is confirmed, registration will open so come back often.

  • Alan Wylie - March 18 & 19, 2017
    Location: McMillan Arts Centre,
    133 McMillan St
    Parksville BC


For more information on these and upcoming workshops and to register please visit our online store.

Payment must be received in full to reserve your spot.

Payment may be credit card, cheque or money order. Credit Card payments are processed by PayPal - you do NOT need a PayPal account.

Refund/Cancellation Policy for Classes and Workshops:

  • Notification of withdrawal must be made in writing to the Island Arts Magazine. A $50 administration fee will be charged on all withdrawals.
  • Full tuition less the $50 administration fee is refundable up to two weeks prior to the first day of the workshop.
  • No refunds are allowed thereafter unless the class is full and your space is easily filled from our waiting list.
  • No refund will be given after the event due to a no-show.
  • The Island Arts Magazine reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop for any reason and in this case a 100% refund will be given.