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, Baltic Creative CIC based in the city’s creative hub in the Baltic Triangle, METAL in Edge Hill, Make. North Docks 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, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

Life Drawing (10 Week Course)

Running on Tuesdays from 5th February, 6:45pm – 9pm

Roy Munday leads a 10 week programme of evening lessons developing your skills in life drawing, including accurate measuring, colour and drawing techniques.

Tickets £160 for 10 weeks 

Beginner Acrylic Painting (10 Week Course)

Running on Tuesdays from 5th February, 6:45pm – 9pm

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

Tickets £160 for 10 weeks 

Digital Photography (8 Week Course)

Running on Tuesdays from 12th February, 6:45pm – 9pm and one Saturday 11am – 5pm.

This course is for those who would like to move from being a keen beginner to a competent intermediate photographer. Each week of the course will include both theory and practical exercises.

Tickets £160 for 8 weeks 

Beginners Digital Photography (1 day workshop)

Running on Sunday 10th February, 11:30am – 5pm.

Develop your photography skills in this introductory one day course, covering the basics of DSLR cameras with an overview of exposure, composition and aperture.

Tickets £45 for 1 workshop

Feltmaking (1 day workshop)

Running on Sunday 17th February, 11:30am – 5pm.

Learn how to do wet feltmaking with artist Catherine Carmyllie and develop your skills with textiles. Perfect for the complete beginner or those more advanced who want to have a day of creativity using textiles.

Tickets £50 for 1 workshop

Photography Masterclass (Composition) (1 day workshop)

Running on Sunday 14th April, 11:30am – 5pm.

Advance your skills as a photographer with this one-day masterclass in composition.  Featuring both a theory session and practical on-location shooting.

Tickets £45 for 1 workshop

Drawing for Everyone (3 day course)

Running from Sunday 3rd March, 11:30am – 5pm.

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.

Tickets £125 for 1 workshop

Abstract Painting (3 day course)

Running on Sundays from 24th March, 11:30am – 5pm.

Delve into the imaginative world of abstract painting with professional artist Emily Bartlett. Suitable for newcomers and for more experienced painters wanting to try something new and exciting.

Tickets £125 for 3 day course

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Adventures in Analogue Photography

dot-art Annex

22 Queen Avenue, Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 4TZ

IGNITE: An intensive development workshop for visual artists

Saturday 8th December, 2:00pm – 5pm

IGNITE is an intensive workshop specially designed for visual artists. Understand the artist you are and want to be through coaching and group mentoring, which aims to provide advice and inspiration to help develop and focus your artistic career. Suitable for both emerging and more experienced artists.

Tickets £30 for 1 day workshop

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Faith Bebbington Studio

14 Love Lane, Liverpool, L3 7DD

Wood Carving (3 Day Course)

Running on Sundays from 3rd March, 11:00am – 4:00pm

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 get hands-on and learn the basics of using wood carving tools, 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 days


Make. North Docks

34 Regent St, Liverpool L3 7BN

Monoprinting (3 Day Course)

Running on Saturdays from 23rd March, 11am – 5pm.

Learn the processes and techniques of multi-layered gel plate monoprinting in three single day workshops this winter. With everything done by hand you will use acrylic paints, a variety of stencils (both man-made and from nature), textured surfaces, masking and sgraffito techniques.

Tickets £125 for 3 Days

Portrait Drawing (10 Week Course)

Running on Thursdays from 7th February, 6pm – 8pm.

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 exercises and tuition to help you improve your portrait drawing or help get you started. Suitable for beginners.

Tickets £160 for 10 week course

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Edge Hill Railway Station, Tunnel Rd, Liverpool L7 6ND

Watercolour for Beginners (10 week course)

Running on Mondays from 28th January, 6pm – 8pm.

Watercolour is the most popular medium for people who take up art. This course is designed for both absolute beginners and those more advanced who are seeking to improve.

Tickets £160 for 10 week course

Drawing Techniques (10 Week Course)

Running on Tuesdays from 5th February, 6pm – 8pm.

This 10 week course is designed to develop observational and expressive drawing techniques and skills. This course is suitable for beginners or those wishing to explore aspects of their own practice.

Tickets £160 for 10 week course

Digital Photography Level 2 (8 Week Course)

Running on Wednesdays from 13th February, 6pm – 8pm, and one Saturday, 11am – 5pm.

This course is for those who would like to continue their existing photography skills to become a competent intermediate photographer, ideal for those who have attended Digital Photography for beginners. Each week of the course will include both theory and practical exercises.

Tickets £160 for 8 week course

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portrait drawing course

Friends of Williamson Tunnels

Paddington, Liverpool, L7 3RG

Sketching in the Tunnels (1 Day Workshop)

Running on Sunday 3rd March and Sunday 28th April, 10am – 1pm.

The Williamson Tunnels are a unique historical 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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Baltic Creative

Baltic Creative CIC, 49 Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 0AH

dot-art Club (10-13 yrs)

BLOCK 1: Sunday 13th January – 17th February, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

BLCOK 2: Sunday 3rd March – 7th April, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Led by artist Sarah Jane Richards, this fun and creative drawing workshop will fuel your young one’s creativity and inspire a lifelong love for art. Starting with the basics, this 6 week series of workshops will focus on drawing techniques, such as line, contour, cross hatching, mark making, negative space, light and shadow and composition. It enables children to understand how to plan and execute their ideas and increases their ability to observe the world around them.

Tickets £90 for six week block

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