Art Classes

We are delighted to announce our Autumn Programme of Creative Courses. Treat yourself to a creative course or art workshop in an inspiring Liverpool location with dot-art. Discover your inner artist, try something new and develop your skills across a range of fantastic venues: The Bluecoat, The Reader, FACT, The Baltic Creative and dot-art Darkroom.

If dot-art is unable to deliver a course, course participants will receive a full refund, so book with confidence today. We have introduced a range of measures to keep everyone as safe as possible, including reduced numbers, increased cleaning and social distancing.

dot-art’s wonderful team of art tutors have 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, email courses@dot-art.com, or call us on 0345 0176660.

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Give the gift of choice with our art class vouchers from £25, £50 & £100, vouchers are redeemable for one year from purchase.

Book and view more information using the ticket links below.

Browse and book our Autumn programme of classes & course here

Drawing for Everyone

3 Day Course

 

7th, 14th, 21st Nov

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.

Learn how to use the ‘thumb-and-pencil ‘ method to measure and draw in a three-day course at Bluecoat.

Introduction to Cartooning 

1 Day Course 

Sunday 14th November

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

Festive Felt Making

1 Day Course

 

Sunday 21st November 

Festive Felt Making Course, dot-art at the Bluecoat led by Liverpool based artist Catherine Carmyllie. Felt-making is an ancient process of making fabric from wool fibre without spinning or weaving. The aim of this course will be to introduce students to the wonderful world of felt making.

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. 

dot-art Club  (10-13 year olds)

Baltic Creative

6 Week Course, Sundays 10.30am-12pm

BLOCK 2: 7th November – 12th December

dot-art Club varies by block so that your young artists can keep coming back for new and exciting creative adventures.

dot-art Club  (10-13 year olds)

The Reader 

6 Week Course, Wednesdays 4-5.30pm

BLOCK 2: 3rd November – 8th December

dot-art Club varies by block so that your young artists can keep coming back for new and exciting creative adventures.

If you have questions about how online courses work, take a look at our FAQ page!

Illustrating Inspiring Quotes

3 Day Course

6th, 13th, 20th November

This course will enable you to develop observational and expressive drawing techniques and skills, using nature and organic patterns as inspiration. Suitable for beginners with more challenging exercises for those wishing to explore aspects of their own practice.

Textile Arts

10 Week Course

4th October – 13th December

This tactile 10 week course will cover a broad range of textile and craft based skills which can be used for a range of exciting projects. Suitable for complete beginners who are new to textile arts as well as those looking to experiment with more advanced projects

Landscape Painting

10 Week Course

 

5th October – 14th December

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

Cyanotype Workshop

1 Day Course

23rd October

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.

Want to receive priority booking? Sign up to our mailing list and be the first to know when we announce new art classes.

Introduction to the Darkroom

1 Day Course

Saturday 27th November

This one day workshop is designed for anyone who has taken images using a film camera and wishes to print their own photographs in a darkroom. Suitable for complete beginners who are new to photo making.

Introduction to Chinese Painting

1 Day Course

Sunday 28th November

Explore the history of Chinese Painting techniques with artist Madeleine Pires. This Chinese brush painting session is a mixed ability class, suitable for experienced artists and beginners.

Analogue Photography 

2 Day Course

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December

This weekend workshop will take beginner photographers through the whole process of shooting and developing black and white film. Suitable for complete beginners who are new to photo making.

Get creative online

with dot-art

 

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

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?

Abstract Painting

3 Day Course

Abstract Art Autumn -Madeline-Pires

3, 10, 17 October

Delve into the imaginative world of abstract painting with professional artist Madeleine Pires. Learn how to create expressive and colourful abstract art at the iconic Bluecoat. Suitable for newcomers and for more experienced painters wanting to try something new and exciting.

Drawing for Everyone

3 Day Course

Drawing for Everyone - credit Brian Roberts

7th, 14th, 21st Nov

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.

Learn how to use the ‘thumb-and-pencil ‘ method to measure and draw in a three-day course at Bluecoat.

Introduction to Cartooning 

1 Day Course 

introduction to cartooning

Sunday 14th November

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

Festive Felt Making

1 Day Course

festive felt making

Sunday 21st November 

Festive Felt Making Course, dot-art at the Bluecoat led by Liverpool based artist Catherine Carmyllie. Felt-making is an ancient process of making fabric from wool fibre without spinning or weaving. The aim of this course will be to introduce students to the wonderful world of felt making.

dot-art Club  (10-13 year olds)

Baltic Creative

dot-art Club-Winter-2021

6 Week Course, Sundays 10.30am-12pm

BLOCK 1: 12th September – 17th October

BLOCK 2: 7th November – 12th December

dot-art Club varies by block so that your young artists can keep coming back for new and exciting creative adventures.

dot-art Club  (10-13 year olds)

The Reader 

dot-art Club-reader

6 Week Course, Wednesdays 4-5.30pm

BLOCK 1: 15th September – 20th October

BLOCK 2: 3rd November – 8th December

dot-art Club varies by block so that your young artists can keep coming back for new and exciting creative adventures.

Illustrating Inspiring Quotes

3 Day Course

Inspiring Quote Illustration

6th, 13th, 20th November

This course will enable you to develop observational and expressive drawing techniques and skills, using nature and organic patterns as inspiration. Suitable for beginners with more challenging exercises for those wishing to explore aspects of their own practice.

Textile Arts

10 Week Course

Textile Arts-Catherine-Carmylie

4th October – 13th December

This tactile 10 week course will cover a broad range of textile and craft based skills which can be used for a range of exciting projects. Suitable for complete beginners who are new to textile arts as well as those looking to experiment with more advanced projects.

Landscape Painting

10 Week Course

En Plein Air Landscape-outdoor-classes

5th October – 14th December

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

Cyanotype Workshop

1 Day Course

Cyanotype Project-LittleVintagePhotography

23rd October

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.

Introduction to the Darkroom

1 Day Course

Introduction to the Darkroom

Saturday 27th November

This one day workshop is designed for anyone who has taken images using a film camera and wishes to print their own photographs in a darkroom. Suitable for complete beginners who are new to photo making.

Introduction to Chinese Painting

1 Day Course

Chinese Painting-Madeline-Pires

Sunday 28th November

Explore the history of Chinese Painting techniques with artist Madeleine Pires. This Chinese brush painting session is a mixed ability class, suitable for experienced artists and beginners.

Analogue Photography 

2 Day Course

DotArtDarkroom(c)LittleVintagePhotography(20of35)

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December

This weekend workshop will take beginner photographers through the whole process of shooting and developing black and white film. Suitable for complete beginners who are new to photo making.

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.