Foundational art tools and skills are as important to a visual artist as grammar and spelling are to writers; it's hard to write a compelling story with bad grammar and it's difficult to communicate visually when you don’t understand colour theory or the principles of design. But you don’t need to go back to school to learn the skills you need. The Federation of Canadian Artists' Foundations Program offers you choice in how you approach your artistic development. It offers you a simpler, expedient, and more enjoyable path to get there; through practical, hands-on, foundational training.
You'll find that once you become confident in your foundational knowledge, the creative process becomes more enjoyable and successful too.
The Foundations Program is a series of 10 classes, taught by 10 different instructors, each focusing on 10 different foundational concepts of visual art. These classes provide a high-level overview of what every artist should know so you can review your own skill set, understand where you are within your personal practice, and be able to see where there is room for improvement.
Our Master Instructors have collaborated with each other to bring you this cohesive and progressive foundational program.
Tuesday Full Day 10-Week Program
Dates: Starting March 5th -May 7th, 2024
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Federation Academy, 1310 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S1
Cost: $865 for Members | $895 for Non-Members
Wednesday Evening 10-Week Program
Dates: Starting March 6th - May 8th, 2024
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: $465 for Members | $495 for Non-Members
Check out our exceptional instructor line-up for the 2024 Foundations Program.
Learn more about the Foundations Full Day Program.
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