Art Classes

We are delighted to announce our Spring / Summer programme of creative courses in a range of iconic arts venues across Merseyside, all of which are Covid secure. 

We have introduced a range of safety measures to keep everyone as safe as possible. Participant numbers are limited to allow everyone to feel comfortable keeping a safe distance, however, due to limited spaces early booking is essential.

Our courses are organised events in COVID secure venues where social distancing measures are in place, and masks are compulsory.

If you have any questions please call us on 0345 0176660 or email courses@dot-art.com.

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Over lockdown, dot-art’s wonderful team of art tutors created a range of NEW instant access online classes for art lovers everywhere, scroll down to find the right class for you.

If you have questions about how online courses work, take a look at our FAQ page, or email courses@dot-art.com.

Book and view more information using the ticket links below.

Portrait Painting 

31st May – 2nd August

10 Week Course

Starting from the basics, you will learn from a variety of exercises and tuition the essential techniques used to create beautiful portraits in this 10-week course led by tutor Kathy Dereli. Suitable for beginners, or for more experienced portrait sketchers.

Drawing Techniques 

24th May – 26th July

10 Week Course

Get to grips with a variety of drawing techniques with artist Sarah Jane Richards. No matter what medium you enjoy using, be it paint, pastel or clay, learning the fundamental drawing techniques will further develop your natural drawing ability.

Textile Arts

1st June – 10th August 

10 Week Course

Artist Catherine shares over 20 years of knowledge of creative arts & crafts in the inspirational & historic venue at Calderstones Mansion House. Each week you will be introduced to a different technique and complete either a set of samples or a small project.

Life Drawing

1st June – 3rd August

10 Week Course

Roy Munday leads a 10-week programme of lessons to develop your skills in life drawing, including accurate measuring, shading and drawing techniques. The course is aimed at adults of any age who want to work directly from both the nude and clothed model.

Photowalk

Saturday 6th June

1 Day Course

Liverpool is home to some of the UK’s most striking and interesting buildings, this guided photo walk will take you to see can’t-miss locations around the city centre, the riverside and docks. Led by local professional photographer Mark Reeves.

Watercolour Paint

6th – 20th June

3 Day Course

Watercolour is the most popular medium for people who take up art, whether you’re interested in learning how to mix watercolour paints to achieve the right tones, or master new brush strokes to create beautiful artwork, this course has you covered.

dot-art Club 8-12 Yrs

9th June – 14th July

6 Week Block

dot-art Club is an exciting block of art workshops for young artists that will help nurture & develop their creative skills! Workshops will combine exciting experimental & observational art exercises to develop artistic skills & nurture a life-long love for art.

Cyanotype Print

Saturday 12th June

1 Day Course

The ‘Adventures in Blue – Cyanotype Sunprint Workshop’ introduces participants to the use of a traditional Victorian photographic technique as a way of creating unique artistic images in response to the beautiful surroundings of Calderstones Park.

Sketching in the Park

Saturday 19th June

1 Day Course

Get creative, explore & record the beautiful Japanese & old English gardens hidden in Calderstones Park. This sketching session is a mixed ability class suitable for practising artists & beginners who want to draw in this unique location.

Landscape Painting 

27th June – 11th July 

3 Day Course

This course will provide an opportunity to explore landscape in paint. Through a series of quick experimental pieces & more finished works, this course will walk you through the process of developing your own visual response to the landscape.

Lino Cut: Beginners 

Saturday 26th June 

1 Day Course

Suitable for beginners & those with some experience looking to refresh (10-16 years should be accompanied by an adult). Learn lino print principles, knowledge how to use tools to produce marks & experiment with different base print materials & inks.

Sketching in the Anglican

Saturday 3rd July 

1 Day Course

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 them.

Lino Cut: Intermediate

Saturday 3rd July

1 Day Course

Suitable for those with some initial linocut experience looking to expand their knowledge & technique while enjoying the social scenario of a group workshop. Students can expect to complete a small project or series of prints based on new techniques.

Sketching in the Anglican

Saturday 17th July

1 Day Course

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 them.

 

Sketching in the Park

Saturday 18th July

 

1 Day Course

Get creative, explore & record the beautiful Japanese & old English gardens hidden in Calderstones Park. This sketching session is a mixed ability class suitable for practising artists & beginners who want to draw in this unique location.

Photowalk

Saturday 18th July

 

1 Day Course

Liverpool is home to some of the UK’s most striking and interesting buildings, this guided photo walk will take you to see can’t-miss locations around the city centre, the riverside and docks. Led by local professional photographer Mark Reeves.

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Starting from £5

Online Course

Introduction to Caricature 

2 Session Course

Explore the world of caricaturing with financial times Illustrator, Phil Disley. Discover fundamental caricaturing techniques and create your own characters!

Online Course

Pet Portraiture in Oils

 

2 Session Course

This course will introduce you to an effective toolkit of painting techniques that will help you breathe life into your artwork, and immortalise your pride and joy in oil paint.

Online Course

Drawing and Painting Nature

2 Session Course

Delve into a world of nature through a relaxing and inspiring, drawing and painting course. Create something truly authentic and special with artist tutor Madeleine Pires.

Online Course

Create your name in 3D

Sculptor Faith Bebbington will guide you through the process of creating your name in 3D at home using simple techniques and recycled materials.

Suitable for complete beginners, for children to enjoy on their own or as a family activity.

Online Course

Create a Simple Coil Pot

Sculptor Faith Bebbington will guide you through the process of creating a coil pot at home using simple techniques and recycled materials.

Suitable for complete beginners, for children to enjoy on their own or as a family activity.

Online Course

Create a Human Figure 

Sculptor Faith Bebbington will guide you through the process of creating a human figure at home using simple techniques and recycled materials.

Suitable for complete beginners, for children to enjoy on their own or as a family activity.

Sculpture with Faith Package of 3 online workshops!

Sculptor Faith Bebbington has created three short films exploring the exciting possibilities of sculpture:

Create a Simple Coil Pot 

Create a Human Figure 

Create your Name in 3D

3 for £12!

Online Course

Abstract Art

4 Session Course

Each lesson will begin with an introduction to classic and modern painting methods, covering a broad history of techniques that will help you develop your own unique painting style.

Online Course

Fundamentals of Drawing

2 Session Course

Through this course, you will learn the principles of drawing and develop your own drawing style, mastering drawing fundamental techniques with professional artist Roy Munday.

Online Course

Drawing Techniques 

4 Session Course

No matter what medium you enjoy using, learning the fundamental drawing techniques will further develop your natural drawing ability which you can apply to a range of creative outputs.

Are you a keen visual artist in need of guidance promoting and selling your work?

Sketching in the Park

April 25th

Sketching in the Park - Sarah Jane Richards

1 Day Course

Get creative, explore and record the beautiful Japanese and old English gardens hidden in Calderstones Park. This sketching session is a mixed ability class for those looking to learn useful skills to help celebrate the world around them.

Introduction to Cartooning 

April 3rd

introduction to cartooning

1 Day Course

Suitable for beginners to intermediates, this one day workshop will teach you the fundamentals you will need to create your own illustrated characters or depict others in cartoon form. You will learn how to structure and develop characters, denote body language and accentuate features, as well as many other useful tricks and tips.

Landscape Painting

Starting April 4th

landscape-painting-jacob-gourley

3 Week Course

This course at The Reader will provide an opportunity to explore landscape in paint.

Through a series of quick experimental pieces and more finished works, this landscape painting course will walk you through the process of developing your own unique visual response to the landscape.

Sculpting with Faith Package of 3 Online Workshops!

Faith-BebbingtonCreate a Human Figure

Sculptor Faith Bebbington has created three short films exploring the exciting possibilities of sculpture: 

How to Create a Simple Coil Pot

How  to Create a Human Figure

How to Create your Name in 3D

3 for £12!

Online Course

Create a Human Figure

Human Figure-Faith-Bebbington

Sculptor Faith Bebbington will guide you through the process of creating a human figure at home using simple techniques and recycled materials.

Suitable for complete beginners, for children to enjoy on their own or as a family activity. 

Online Course

Create a Simple Coil Pot

coil-pot-faith

Sculptor Faith Bebbington will guide you through the process of creating a simple coil pot at home using simple techniques and recycled materials.

Suitable for complete beginners, for children to enjoy on their own or as a family activity. 

Online Course

Create your Name in 3D

Name-in-3D-Faith-Bebbington

Sculptor Faith Bebbington will guide you through the process of creating your name in 3D at home using simple techniques and recycled materials.

Suitable for complete beginners, for children to enjoy on their own or as a family activity. 

Online Course

Introduction to Caricature 

Phil-Disley-Intro-Caricature

2 Session Course

Explore the world of caricaturing with financial times Illustrator, Phil Disley. Suitable for beginners to intermediates, this two-part course will teach you the fundamentals of creating your own caricatured characters!

Online Course

Drawing and Painting Nature: Tree’s 

 

ONLINE-Drawing-and-Painting-Nature-Trees

2 Session Course

Delve into a world of nature through a relaxing and inspiring, drawing and painting course with artist tutor Madeleine Pires. Over the course you will learn how to gather natural visual stimuli and progress your drawing skills, exploring form, tonal values and shading, developing skills in observation and hand-eye coordination.

Online Classes 

Drawing Techniques

Sarah-Jane-Online-Drawing-techniques

4 Session Course

Get to grips with a variety of drawing techniques with professional artist Sarah Jane Richards. This drawing course is designed for beginners and those looking for inspiration in their drawing practice

Online Course

Abstract Art 

Abstract-Art-Online-Class-Madeleine-Pires

4 Session Course

Each lesson will begin with an introduction to classic and modern painting methods, covering a broad history of techniques that will help you develop your own unique painting style.

Online Course

Pet Portraiture in Oils 

Pet-Portraiture-in-Oils-online-class-jacob-gourley

2 Session Course

This course will introduce you to an effective toolkit of painting techniques that will help you breathe life into your artwork, and immortalise your pride and joy in the wonderful medium of oil paint.

Online Course

Fundamentals of Drawing: Measuring & Proportion 

Fundamentals of Drawing-Credit Brian Roberts-Roy Munday

2 Session Course

Learn the principles of drawing and develop your own drawing style through this two-session course with professional artist and tutor, Roy Munday.