Art Classes

We run a program of art classes and courses for adults, in a wide range of subjects, in venues across Liverpool. dot-art art class venues include Liverpool’s landmark arts centre the Bluecoat, the iconic Sefton Park Palm House in leafy south Liverpool, Hope Street Ltd, based in the city’s main shopping area of Lord Street, and the dot-art Gallery. All our sessions are delivered by experienced local tutors and teachers.

Evening courses run for 10 weeks and start in Autumn, Winter and Spring, so keep checking back for new listings. If you would like further information, or to suggest a subject for future class, please get in touch.

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Liverpool ONE, School Ln, Liverpool L1 3BX

Life Drawing (10 Week Course)

Tuesdays from 7th February 2017, 6:45-9pm

Roy Munday leads a 10 week programme of evening lessons developing your skills in life drawing, including accurate measuring, colour and drawing techniques. Suitable for both newcomers / beginners and those continuing from previous courses, as the tutor will tailor the material to individual participants.

Eventbrite - Life Drawing (10 Week Course)

Beginners Acrylic Painting (10 Week Course)

Tuesdays from 7th February 2017, 6:45-9pm

Explore and investigate a broad range of traditional and contemporary painting processes and practices, focusing on the use of acrylics, with reknowned artist and experienced teacher Richard Meaghan. Suitable for beginners.

Eventbrite - Beginners Acrylic Painting (10 Week Course)

Jewellery Making in Metal (10 Week Course)

February – April 2017

Learn the basic techniques of jewellery making and make a piece of jewellery each week! Includes how to use a jeweller’s piercing saw, drilling, filing and polishing metal correctly and how to create colour, texture and patinas on metal.

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Introduction to Portrait Drawing

Sunday 26th February, 11am – 5pm

Learn the fundamentals of drawing characterful portraits. Starting from the basics, you will be provided with exercises and tuition to help you improve your portrait drawing or help get you started.

Introduction to Portrait Drawing

Beginners Digital Photography

Sunday 26th March 2017, 11am-5pm

Led by BIPP Photographer of the Year 2016, Bryn Davies, develop your photography skills in this introductory one day course. You’ll cover the basics of digital cameras and an overview of Exposure and Composition with a practical workshop of People and Place.

Eventbrite - Beginners Digital Photography

oil painting
Introduction to Portrait Drawing

Hope Street Ltd

76-78 Lord St, Liverpool L2 1TA

Intermediate Oil Painting (10 Week Course)

Mondays from 6th February 2017, 6:45-9pm

Continue the process of exploring painting processes and practices, focusing on working with oils to complete your own personal project. Suitable for those with some painting experience.

Eventbrite - Intermediate Oil Painting (10 Week Course)

Sculpture for Beginners (10 Week Course)

Tuesday from 14th February 2017, 6:45-9pm

Be guided by professional sculptor, Faith Bebbington, to create your own small scale figurative sculpture using polymer clay. This course will help you to understand the movement, mechanics and textures of sculpture using using simple hand tools to mould the clay. Suitable for beginners.

Eventbrite - Sculpture for Beginners (10 Week Course)

sculpting with polymer clay

Sefton Park Palm House

Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AP

Drawing in the Palm House (10 Week Course)

Wednesdays from 8th February 2017, 6-8pm

Led by artist Eimear Kavanagh, this 10 week drawing course will give you the opportunity to improve your observational drawing skills and try new ways of working, guided with exercises designed for all abilities, in the inspiring surroundings of the Sefton Park Palm House.

Eventbrite - Drawing in the Palm House (10 Week Course)

Sketching in the Palm House

Sunday 5th February 2017, 10am – 1pm

Sunday 2nd April 2017, 10am – 1pm

Led by artist Eimear Kavanagh, this three hour workshop will give you the opportunity to learn or recap basic techniques to help you draw from observation, try different materials and express what you see through drawing, all in the inspiring surroundings of the Sefton Park Palm House.

Eventbrite - Sketching in the Palm House

Beginners Photowalk

Sunday 5th March 2017 10am-1pm

Bring along your smartphone, tablet, digital or film camera and join Rachel Brewster from Little Vintage Photography for a fun beginners photowalk in the beautiful surroundings of Sefton Park.

Beginners Photowalk Tickets

drawing in the palm house
palm house drawing