Art Classes

It’s a fact, getting creative does wonders for your mental health. Whether you’re serious about learning a new skill or just fancy trying something different, we guarantee it will lift your spirits! With this in mind, as we launch our winter series of art classes, which will all take place on Zoom until our venues can safely reopen, we are offering FIVE FREE places on EACH course.

At dot-art, we know the positive impact art can have first-hand and we want to share it as widely as possible. That’s why the first five people who book onto one of our winter courses can gift a free place to a friend, family member or colleague who they think would enjoy and benefit from some creative activity!

Courses starting during the current national lockdown will begin online on Zoom and will continue in person once the restrictions are lifted. Please note that all courses in our 2021 Winter Programme will be going ahead which means no course cancellations (is that a cheer we can hear?) book with confidence and start the new year off in a positive mindful and creative way. 

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

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

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.

If dot-art is unable to deliver a course, course participants will receive a full refund, so book with confidence today.

Book and view more information using the ticket links below.

All courses starting during the national lockdown will go ahead on Zoom, book with confidence.

Lino Cut for Beginners 

March 6th & 13th 

2 Day Course

This workshop will introduce you to the materials and tools of lino cutting before moving onto creating, cutting and printing new designs. Explore and investigate the creative and rewarding artistic skills of lino cutting with artist and experienced teacher Catherine Carmyllie. Suitable for beginners.

Landscape Painting

Starting March 13th 

 

3 Week Course

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

Sketching in the Park

25th April

 

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.

We have introduced a range of safety measures to keep everyone as safe as possible.

 

Participant numbers are limited, our courses are organised events in COVID secure venues where social distancing measures are in place, and masks are compulsory. 

Introduction to Cartooning 

April 3rd

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

 

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.

Cyanotype Sunprint Workshop

Starting April 10th

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.

This course is suitable for beginners.

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

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?

Lino Cut for Beginners 

March 6th

Lino Cut for Beginners-Catherine-Carymille

1 Day Course

This workshop will introduce you to the materials and tools of lino cutting before moving onto creating, cutting and printing new designs. Explore and investigate the creative and rewarding artistic skills of lino cutting with artist and experienced teacher Catherine Carmyllie. Suitable for beginners.

Landscape Painting

Starting March 13th 

En Plein Air Landscape-outdoor-classes

3 Week Course

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

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.

Cyanotype Sunprint Workshop

Starting April 10th

Cyanotype Project-LittleVintagePhotography

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.

This course is suitable for beginners.

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.