Art Classes

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 Everyman TheatreBaltic Creative CIC based in the city’s creative hub in the Baltic Triangle 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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Book and view more information using the ticket links below or call us on 0345 017 6660 to avoid booking fees.

8 Oct – 10 Dec

Life Drawing

10 Week Course

Bluecoat

Roy Munday leads a weekly program of evening lessons developing your skills in life drawing, including accurate measuring, colour and drawing techniques.

8 Oct – 10 Dec

Acrylic Painting

10 Week Course

Bluecoat

Explore and investigate a broad range of traditional and contemporary painting practices, focusing on the use of acrylics, with artist and teacher Richard Meaghan.

9 Oct – 11 Dec

Drawing Techniques

10 Week Course

Everyman Theatre

This weekly art course with artist Sarah Jane Richards is designed to develop observational and expressive drawing techniques and skills. Suitable for beginner and intermediates.

8 Oct – 10 Dec

Portrait Painting

10 Week Course

Bluecoat

Learn the fundamentals of painting characterful portraits in this 10 week course led by experienced tutor Katherine Dereli. Suitable for complete beginners.

27 Oct, 3, 10 Nov

Watercolour Painting

3 Day Course

Bluecoat

Explore the world of watercolour painting with Roy Munday. Suitable for both complete beginners and those more advanced who are seeking to refresh their skills.

 29 Sep, 6, 20 Oct

Abstract Painting

3 Day Course

Bluecoat

Explore and practice the expressive techniques of abstract painting with artist Emily Bartlett, learning to use a range of artistic media in a relaxed and friendly environment.

16, 23, 30 Nov

Drawing for Everyone

3 Day Course

Everyman Theatre

This informative drawing course with artist Roy Munday explores the fundamentals of drawing, focusing on line, shape and shading. Suitable for all levels and abilities.

17, 24 Nov & 1 Dec

Art for Beginners

3 Day Course

Bluecoat

Want to get creative but don’t know which medium to try? Get experimental and learn fundamental skills in a range of fine-art media in three day course Art for Beginners.

8 Dec

Intro to Cartooning

1 Day Workshop

Bluecoat

Create your own animated illustrations. Learn how to structure characters, denote body language and accentuate features with artist Tommy Graham.

2 Nov

Lino Cutting

1 Day Workshop

Everyman

This beginners workshop with Catherine Carmyllie will introduce you to the materials and tools of lino cutting before moving onto creating, cutting and printing your own design.

15 Dec

Festive Feltmaking

1 Day Workshop

Bluecoat

Get festive and creative whilst crafting your very own felt decorations! Learn how to do wet feltmaking and develop your skills with textiles with artist Catherine Carmyllie.

14 Dec

Digital Photography

1 Day Workshop

Everyman Theatre

This beginners 1 day workshop will help you get to know your digital camera; covering variations in exposure and composition to help you get off the automatic settings.

8 Sept, 27 Oct, or 8 Dec

Intro to the Darkroom

1 Day Workshop

dot-art Darkroom

This one day workshop is designed for anyone who has taken images using a film camera and wishes to be guided in printing their own negatives in a darkroom.

28-29 Sept / 23-24 Nov

Analogue Weekend

1 Weekend Course

dot-art Darkroom

This weekend workshop will take beginner film photographers through the whole process of shooting, processing and developing their own black and white film.

22 Sept – 27 Oct

dot-art Club (10-13)

Block 1 (6 Weeks)

Baltic Creative CIC

Designed to inspire children aged 10-13 years to grow their drawing skills and build a lifelong love of art by exploring a range of art mediums including drawing and painting.

10 Nov – 15 Dec

dot-art Club (10-13)

Block 2 (6 Weeks)

Baltic Creative CIC

Designed to inspire children aged 10-13 years to grow their drawing skills and build a lifelong love of art by exploring a range of art mediums including drawing and painting.

8 Oct – 10 Dec

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

10 Week Course

Bluecoat

Roy Munday leads a weekly program of evening lessons developing your skills in life drawing, including accurate measuring, colour and drawing techniques.

8 Oct – 10 Dec

Acrylic Painting

acrylic painting

10 Week Course

Bluecoat

Explore and investigate a broad range of traditional and contemporary painting practices, focusing on the use of acrylics, with artist and teacher Richard Meaghan.

9 Oct – 11 Dec

Drawing Techniques

drawing techniques spring

10 Week Course

Everyman Theatre

This weekly art course with artist Sarah Jane Richards is designed to develop observational and expressive drawing techniques and skills. Suitable for all levels. 

8 Oct – 10 Dec

Portrait Painting

portrait painting with kathy dereli

10 Week Course

Bluecoat

Learn the fundamentals of painting characterful portraits in this 10 week course led by experienced tutor Katherine Dereli. Suitable for complete beginners.

27 Oct, 3, 10 Nov

Watercolour Painting

watercolour abstract

3 Day Course

Bluecoat

Explore the world of watercolour painting with Roy Munday. Suitable for both complete beginners and those more advanced who are seeking to refresh their skills.

 29 Sep, 6, 20 Oct

Abstract Painting

emily bartlett abstract art

3 Day Course

Bluecoat

Explore and practice the expressive techniques of abstract painting with artist Emily Bartlett, learning to use a range of artistic media in a relaxed and friendly environment.

16, 23, 30 Nov

Drawing for Everyone

Drawing for Everyone - credit Brian Roberts

3 Day Course

Everyman Theatre

This informative drawing course with artist Roy Munday explores the fundamentals of drawing, focusing on line, shape and shading. Suitable for all levels and abilities.

14 Dec

Digital Photography

digital photography for beginners

1 Day Workshop

Everyman Theatre

This beginners 1 day workshop will help you get to know your digital camera; covering variations in exposure and composition to help you get off the automatic settings.

8 Dec

Intro to Cartooning

introduction to cartooning

1 Day Workshop

Bluecoat

Create your own animated illustrations. Learn how to structure characters, denote body language and accentuate features with artist Tommy Graham.

2 Nov

Lino Cut for Beginners

lino cut for beginners

1 Day Workshop

Everyman

This beginners workshop with Catherine Carmyllie will introduce you to the materials and tools of lino cutting before moving onto creating, cutting and printing your own design.

15 Dec

Festive Feltmaking

festive feltmaking

1 Day Workshop

Bluecoat

Get festive and creative whilst crafting your very own felt decorations! Learn how to do wet feltmaking and develop your skills with textiles with artist Catherine Carmyllie.

22 Sep – 27 Oct  & 10 Nov – 15 Dec

dot-art Club (10-13 yrs)

dot-art Club kids baltic creative

6 Week Block

Baltic Creative CIC

Designed to inspire children aged 10-13 years to grow their drawing skills and build a lifelong love of art by exploring a range of art mediums including drawing and painting.

8 Sept, 27 Oct, or 8 Dec

Introduction to the Darkroom

intro to the darkroom

1 Day Course

dot-art Darkroom

This one day workshop is designed for anyone who has taken images using a film camera and wishes to be guided in developing their own negatives in a darkroom.

28-29 Sept / 23-24 Nov

Analogue Photography

DotArtDarkroom(c)LittleVintagePhotography(20of35)

1 Weekend Course

dot-art Darkroom

This weekend workshop will take beginner analogue photographers through the whole process of shooting, processing and developing their own black and white film.