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Visual Arts

Please note: If a class is postponed or cancelled due to extension of the Provincial Health Order, you will be contacted by City of Burnaby Staff.

Adult visual art courses are only being offered online until further notice due to current Provincial Health Order.

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Visual Arts Programs for preschoolers and children at the Shadbolt will not only provide exposure to colour interaction and textures but can also be the start of a path to formalized training. There are also classes for families to explore their artistic side together.

Teens and adults will find that relaxed classes taught by professional artists are a perfect way to discover artistic personality whether participating at a beginner or experienced level.

Spring Programs

Priority registration for spring programs begins March 1 for Burnaby residents. General registration for non-Burnaby residents begins March 4.

Please use the links below to register online, or call 604-297-4440 to register by phone.


Course Online Registration
Cartooning Waitlist
Chinese Brush Painting & Watercolours Beginners & Continuing Waitlist
Drawing Waitlist
Drawing & Painting Waitlist
Drawing, Painting & Collage Waitlist
Drawing, Painting & Sculpture Waitlist
Fabric Dyeing & Printing for Kids Waitlist
Painting Waitlist
Puppet Making Register »
Robotix for Youth Waitlist
Sculpture Waitlist


Course Online Registration
Teen Night / Light Photography Workshop  Register »
Chinese Brush Painting   Watercolours - Advanced Waitlist
Chinese Brush Painting & Watercolours Beginners & Continuing Waitlist
Robotix for Youth (10-15 yrs) Waitlist
Young Artist's Studio Waitlist


Course Online Registration
Budding Artists (Parent & Tot) Waitlist


Course Online Registration
Beginning to Draw Register »
Drawing & Painting Birds Register »
Online: Developing Your Photographic Eye Register »
Online: Fabric Dyeing and Printing Register »
Online: Following The Artist's Way Register »
Online: Introduction to Watercolours Register »
Online: Painting Coastal Scenes Register »
Online: Painting Mountains, Lakes & Trees Register »
The Creative Face Register »
Urban Sketching Register »
Watercolour for Absolute Beginners Register »
Watercolours - Beginner / Continuing Register »


Fine & Performing Arts Programmer – Visual Arts
Marianne Otterstrom
Phone: 604-205-3014

Meet our Visual Arts Instructors »