Creative Courses

We run a program of art classes and creative courses for adults and children, 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 historic Williamson Tunnels. All of our sessions are delivered by experienced local tutors and art 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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Bluecoat

Liverpool ONE, School Ln, Liverpool L1 3BX

Experimenting with Mixed Media (1 Day Workshop)

Sunday 6th May 2018, 11am – 5pm

Explore and create with mixed media on canvas. Mixed media art is a type of visual art which incorporates various types of art media. By combining textures with unusual mediums, the end result is the creative accomplishment. Many techniques, materials and compositions play off each other when creating the piece. There is adventure in not knowing where you are going with it until you get there!

This workshop will present several methods of collecting and arranging, cutting apart and reconnecting, and building materials onto canvas.

This workshop is suitable for any anybody who loves experiment with colour and pattern, or anybody who has never tried before and just wants to have a go!

Tickets £50

Life Drawing (10 Week Course)

Tuesdays from 8th May – 10th July 2018, 6.45pm – 9pm

The course is aimed at adults of any age, both beginners and the more advanced, who want to work directly from both the nude and clothed model. Though the course is for ten weeks, it’s intended that students will want to continue for further weeks. Students will progress at their own pace in a friendly, relaxed and flexible class. The course will start with the basics of drawing the whole figure to achieve technical accuracy by learning how to measure.

Tickets £160

Beginners Acrylic Painting (10 Week Course)

Tuesdays from 8th May – 10th July 2018, 6.45pm – 9pm

Explore and investigate a broad range of traditional and contemporary painting processes and practices, focusing on the use of acrylic paints, with renowned artist and experienced teacher Richard Meaghan. Suitable for beginner artists trying something new!

Tickets £160

Drawing for Everyone (3 Day Course)

Sundays 13th, 20th May & 3rd June 2018, 11am – 5pm each day

Learn how to draw accurately and in proportion. Perfect for the complete beginner or those more advanced who feel they need to improve their drawing skills.

Be taught how to use the ‘thumb-and-pencil’ method to measure and draw in a three day intensive course at Bluecoat. Learn the principles of drawing with tutor Roy Munday and develop essential skills for drawing and developing your own style. Gain confidence in your drawing ability and take your new-found skills out of the classroom to sketch the world around you.

Tickets £125 for 3 day course

Beginners Digital Photography (1 Day Workshop)

Sunday 20th May 2018, 11am – 5pm

Develop your photography skills in this introductory one day course, covering the basics of your digital camera with an overview of exposure and composition combined with a practical workshop of how to photograph different subjects; people and places.

Tickets £45

Jewellery Making in Metal (10 Week Course)

Tuesdays from 22nd May to 24th July 2018, 6:45pm – 9pm

Learn the basic techniques of jewellery making and make a new piece of jewellery each week! This 10 week evening course 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.

Tickets £220

Creative Feltmaking (3 Sundays)

Sunday 24th June, 1st, 22nd July 2018, 11am – 4pm

Learn how to do feltmaking and develop your skills with new and exciting textiles. Perfect for the complete beginner or for those more advanced who feel they need to improve their creative skills.

Tickets £125

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Faith Bebbington Studio

14 Love Lane, Liverpool L3 7DD

Wood Carving (3 Day Course)

Sundays from 3rd June 2018, 11am – 4pm

Learn how to wood carve with professional sculptor Faith Bebbington at her studio on Love Lane, Liverpool. Over the course of 3 weeks you will learn how to use wood carving tools, understand and choose different materials, practice carving techniques and learn how to finish surfaces. This course is suitable for beginners and you will be guided during the creation of your very own wood carving.

Tickets £125 for 3 classes

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Hope Street Ltd

76-78 Lord St, Liverpool L2 1TA

dot-art Club (6 Week Block)

Sundays from 3rd June – 8th July 2018, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Led by professional teacher Sarah Jane Richards, this 6 week drawing workshop will give your creative kids the opportunity to develop their drawing skills and build a lifelong love for art through experimentation and creative exploration. Open for ages 7 to 11, the class will focus on various forms of drawing to enhance children’s artistic imaginations and how they observe the world around them.

Tickets £90 for 6 classes

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Watercolour for Beginners

Mondays from 14th May 2018, 6:45pm – 9pm

In this 10 week course, artist Roy Munday will introduce you to the materials needed to create beautiful watercolours. In week one you will be shown how to lay on a basic graduated wash, wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry –  two of the essential techniques, together with a variegated wash using more than one colour.

Master these and you will have made big progress and will start enjoying watercolour. Roy will introduce a subject to the class and demonstrate the exercise before you practice yourself. These exercises will follow the principle of ‘lets keep it simple‘ so that your effort can be about mastering technique of using watercolour.

Tickets £160 for 10 classes

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Portrait Drawing (10 Week Course)

Tuesdays from 8th May – 17th July 2018, 6:45pm – 9pm

Learn the fundamentals of drawing characterful portraits in this 10 week course led by tutor Kathy Dereli. Starting from the basics, your tutor will provide engaging and creative exercises and tuition to help you improve your portrait drawing or to help get you started. Suitable for beginners.

Tickets £160 for 10 classes

Introduction to Portrait Drawing

Sefton Park Palm House

Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool L17 1AP

Sketching in the Palm House

One day workshops with three dates to choose from: Sunday 3rd June, Sunday 24th June or Sunday 29th July 2018, 10am – 12pm

Led by artist Catherine Carmyllie, this tranquil two hour workshop will give you the opportunity to learn or brush up on basic techniques to help you draw from observation, try different materials and express what you see through drawing, all whilst in the inspiring botanical surroundings of the Sefton Park Palm House.

Tickets £30 for one day

Creative Garden Photography

One day workshop on Sunday 8th July 2018, 10am – 4pm.

Explore and capture the beauty of nature with our Creative Garden Photography workshop led by fine-art photographer Mark Reeves. The aim of this one day workshop is to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to get the best from your digital camera in order to take better photographs of botanical subjects in the tranquil and leafy setting of Sefton Park.

Tickets £45 for one day

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Williamson Tunnels

Williamson Tunnels, Paddington, Liverpool, L7 3RG

Sketching in the Tunnels (1 Day Workshop)

Running on Sunday 20th May and Sunday 1st July 2018, 10am – 1pm

The Williamson Tunnels are a unique historical and architectural feature of Liverpool. This sketching session is a mixed ability class suitable for experienced artists who want to experience drawing in this unique location or beginners looking to learn useful skills to help record the world around you.

Tickets £25 for 1 workshop

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