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, our very own dot-art Darkroom, Baltic Creative CIC based in the city’s creative hub in the Baltic Triangle and the historic Anglican Cathedral. This year we’re thrilled to have partnered up with The Reader at Calderstones and art and creative technology hub FACT.

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.

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

Book and view more information using the ticket links below or call us on 0345 017 6660 to avoid booking fees.

29 March, 5, 12 April

Digital Photography – CANCELLED

3 Day Workshop

The Bluecoat

Advance your skills as a photographer over a three day workshop in digital photography. Featuring both theory and practical on-location sessions.

4 – 5 April

Analogue Photography Weekend – CANCELLED

1 Weekend Workshop

Cotton Exchange

This weekend course will guide beginner photographers through the whole process of shooting and developing black and white film.

6, 13, 20 April

Organic Pattern Design – CANCELLED

3 Day Workshop

The Reader

Learn how to draw intricate pattern designs inspired by natural forms and the stunning ironwork found in the beautiful Calderstones Park.

11 April

Sketching in Anglican – POSTPONED

1 Day Course

The Anglican Cathedral

This sketching session is a mixed ability class set in the Anglican Cathedral a unique historical and iconic architectural feature of Liverpool.

19 April – 24 May

dot-art Club (10-13 yrs) POSTPONED

6 Week Block

Baltic Creative CIC

Get your pencils and join us at dot-art Club – an exciting block of art workshops for young artists from 10 to 13 years.

 20 April – 22 June

Drawing Techniques –  CANCELLED

10 Week Course

FACT

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.

21 April – 30 June

Life Drawing – CANCELLED 

10 Week Course

The Bluecoat

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

21 April – 30 June 

Beginners Acrylic Painting – CANCELLED

10 Week Course

The Bluecoat

Explore and investigate a broad range of traditional and contemporary painting processes and practices.

22 – 24 April

Landscape Painting – CANCELLED

10 Week Block

The Reader

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.

 22 April – 27 May

dot-art Club (10-13 yrs) – CANCELLED

6 Week Block

The Reader

Wind down after school and get creative in dot-art club at The Reader. Your young artist will explore various sketching and mark making techniques.

26 April – 17 May

Watercolour Painting – CANCELLED

3 Day Course

The Bluecoat

Watercolour is one of the most popular mediums for those with a creative flair to take up and explore. Learn a variety of watercolour techniques with renowned Liverpool based artist Roy Munday.

28 April – 14 July

Still Life – CANCELLED 

10 Week Course

The Bluecoat

Starting from the basics, you will learn from a variety of exercises developing techniques used to create beautiful still life compositions using pencil.

2 May

Sketching in the Anglican – POSTPONED

1 Day Course

The Anglican Cathedral

This sketching session is a mixed ability class set in the Anglican Cathedral a unique historical and iconic architectural feature of Liverpool.

4 May – 13 July 

Textile Arts – CANCELLED

10 Week Course

The Reader

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.

10 May

Introduction to the Darkroom – POSTPONED 

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 print their own photographs in a darkroom.

10 May

Digital Embroidery – CANCELLED 

1 Day Course

FACT

In this three week course you will learn how to create designs from scratch and digitise sketches and photographs for embroidery machines.

16 – 30 May

Drawing for Everyone – CANCELLED 

3 Day Course

FACT

Perfect for the complete beginner or those more advanced who are looking to develop and improve their drawing skills.

17 May

Sketching in the Park – CANCELLED

1 Day Course

The Reader

Get creative, explore and record the beautiful Japanese and old English gardens hidden in Calderstones Park.

30 – 31 May

Analogue Photography Weekend – CANCELLED 

1 Weekend Workshop

Cotton Exchange

This weekend course will guide beginner photographers through the whole process of shooting and developing black and white film.

31 May

Beginners Digital Photography – CANCELLED 

1 Day Workshop

The Bluecoat

Advance your skills as a photographer with this one-day workshop in digital photography.

7 June – 12 July

dot-art Club (10-13 yrs)

6 Week Block

Baltic Creative CIC

Get your pencils and join us at dot-art Club – an exciting block of art workshops for young artists from 10 to 13 years.

10 June – 15 July

dot-art Club (10-13 yrs)

6 Week Block

The Reader

Wind down after school and get creative in dot-art club at The Reader. Your young artist will explore various sketching and mark making techniques.

14 – 28 June

Abstract Painting

3 Day Course

The Bluecoat

Delve into the imaginative world of abstract painting with professional artist Madeleine Pires.

20 June – 4 July

Lino Cut for Beginners 

3 Day Course

The Reader

Explore and investigate the creative and rewarding artistic skills of lino cutting with artist and experienced teacher Catherine Carmyllie.

 27 June

Sketching in the Anglican 

1 Day Course

The Anglican Cathedral

This sketching session is a mixed ability class set in the Anglican Cathedral a unique historical and iconic architectural feature of Liverpool.

5 – 19 July

Analouge Adventures in the Park

3 Day Course

The Reader

Introducing participants to the use of traditional hands-on photographic techniques as a way of creating unique artistic images in response to the beautiful surroundings of Calderstones Park.

5 July

Introduction to Cartooning 

1 Day Workshop

The Bluecoat

Suitable for beginners to intermediates, this one day workshop will teach you the fundamentals to create your own illustrated characters.

6 July

Introduction to Chinese Painting

1 Day Workshop

The Reader

Explore the history of Chinese Painting techniques with artist Madeleine Pires.

29 March, 5, 12 April

Digital Photography – CANCELLED 

digital photography

3 Day Workshop

The Bluecoat

Advance your skills as a photographer over a three day workshop in digital photography. Featuring both theory and practical on-location sessions.

4 – 5 April

Analogue Photography Weekend – CANCELLED 

analogue

1 Weekend Workshop

Cotton Exchange

This weekend course will guide beginner photographers through the whole process of shooting and developing black and white film.

6, 13, 20 April

Organic Pattern Design – CANCELLED 

Organic pattern design

3 Day Workshop

The Reader

Learn how to draw intricate pattern designs inspired by natural forms and the stunning ironwork found in the beautiful Calderstones park.

11 April

Sketching in Anglican – POSTPONED

1 Day Course

The Anglican Cathedral

This sketching session is a mixed ability class set in the Anglican Cathedral a unique historical and iconic architectural feature of Liverpool.

19 April – 24 May

dot-art Club (10-13 yrs) – POSTPONED

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6 Week Block

Baltic Creative CIC

Get your pencils and join us at dot-art Club – an exciting block of art workshops for young artists from 10 to 13 years.

 20 April – 22 June

Drawing Techniques – CANCELLED 

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10 Week Course

FACT

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.

21 April – 30 June

Life Drawing – CANCELLED 

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10 Week Course

The Bluecoat

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

21 April – 30 June 

Beginners Acrylic Painting – CANCELLED 

beginner acrylic painting course

10 Week Course

The Bluecoat

Explore and investigate a broad range of traditional and contemporary painting processes and practices.

22 – 24 June

Landscape Painting – CANCELLED 

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10 Week Block

The Reader

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.

 22 April – 27 May

dot-art Club (10-13 yrs) – CANCELLED 

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6 Week Block

The Reader

Wind down after school and get creative in dot-art club at The Reader. Your young artist will explore various sketching and mark making techniques.

26 April – 17 May

Watercolour Painting – CANCELLED 

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3 Day Course

The Bluecoat

Watercolour is one of the most popular mediums for those with a creative flair to take up and explore. 

28 April – 14 July

Still Life – CANCELLED 

still life

10 Week Course

The Bluecoat

Starting from the basics, you will learn from a variety of exercises and tuition the essential techniques used to create beautiful still life compositions using pencil.

2 May

Sketching in the Anglican – POSTPONED

1 Day Course

The Anglican Cathedral

This sketching session is a mixed ability class set in the Anglican Cathedral a unique historical and iconic architectural feature of Liverpool.

4 May – 13 July 

Textile Arts – CANCELLED 

textile arts

10 Week Course

The Reader

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.

10 May

Introduction to the Darkroom – POSTPONED

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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 print their own photographs in a darkroom.

10 May

Digital Embroidery – CANCELLED 

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1 Day Course

FACT

In this three week course you will learn how to create designs from scratch and digitise sketches and photographs for embroidery machines.

16 – 30 May

Drawing for Everyone – CANCELLED 

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3 Day Course

FACT

Perfect for the complete beginner or those more advanced who are looking to develop and improve their drawing skills.

17 May

Sketching in the Park – CANCELLED 

park-1

1 Day Course

The Reader

Get creative, explore and record the beautiful Japanese and old English gardens hidden in Calderstones Park.

30 – 31 May

Analogue Photography Weekend – CANCELLED 

analogue

1 Weekend Workshop

Cotton Exchange

This weekend course will guide beginner photographers through the whole process of shooting and developing black and white film.

31 May

Beginners Digital Photography – CANCELLED 

digital photography

1 Day Workshop

The Bluecoat

Advance your skills as a photographer with this one-day workshop in digital photography.

7 June – 12 July

dot-art Club (10-13 yrs)

dot-art Club kids baltic creative

6 Week Block

Baltic Creative CIC

Get your pencils and join us at dot-art Club – an exciting block of art workshops for young artists from 10 to 13 years.

10 June – 15 July

dot-art Club (10-13 yrs)

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6 Week Block

The Reader

Wind down after school and get creative in dot-art club at The Reader. Your young artist will explore various sketching and mark making techniques.

14 – 28 June

Abstract Painting

abstract painting

3 Day Course

The Bluecoat

Delve into the imaginative world of abstract painting with professional artist Madeleine Pires.

20 June – 4 July

Lino Cut for Beginners 

lino cut for beginners

3 Day Course

The Reader

Explore and investigate the creative and rewarding artistic skills of lino cutting with artist and experienced teacher Catherine Carmyllie.

 27 June

Sketching in the Anglican 

1 Day Course

The Anglican Cathedral

This sketching session is a mixed ability class set in the Anglican Cathedral a unique historical and iconic architectural feature of Liverpool.

5 – 19 July

Analouge Adventures in the Park

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3 Day Course

The Reader

Introducing participants to the use of traditional hands-on photographic techniques as a way of creating unique artistic images in response to the beautiful surroundings of Calderstones Park.

5 July

Introduction to Cartooning 

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1 Day Workshop

The Bluecoat

Suitable for beginners to intermediates, this one day workshop will teach you the fundamentals to create your own illustrated characters.

6 July

Introduction to Chinese Painting

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1 Day Workshop

The Reader

Explore the history of Chinese Painting techniques with artist Madeleine Pires.