Art Classes

We are delighted to announce our Winter 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.

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, 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.

Winter 2022 Classes & Courses are now available to book!

 

Drawing Techniques 

10 Week Course

10 Week Course, Monday evenings 6:45pm – 9:00pm

24th January – 28th March

This 10-week art 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.

Life Drawing

10 Week Course

 

10 Week Course, Tuesday evenings 6:45pm – 9:00pm

25th January – 29th March

Sarah Jane Richards leads a programme of lessons to develop your skills in life drawing, including accurate measuring, shading and drawing techniques.

 

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. 

Collage Art Journaling

10 Week Course

10 Week Course, Monday evenings 6:00pm – 8:00pm

31th January – 4th April

Creating a visual diary combining elements of collage, writing, drawing, ’zen’ doodling as a means of personal self expression.

 

Headdress Making 

10 Week Course

 

10 Week Course, Tuesday afternoons 2:00pm – 4:00pm

1st February – 5th April

Design and create your own characterful headdresses inspired by stories, films and myths using environmentally friendly materials.

Portrait Drawing

3 Day Course

3 Day Course, Sundays 11:30am – 5:00pm starting 6th February

6th February – 20th February

Learn the fundamentals of drawing characterful portraits capturing a true likeness, in this 3 day course led by tutor Katherine Dereli.

Abstract Painting

3 Day Course

3 Day Course, Sundays 11:30am – 4:00pm

6th – 20th February

Learn how to create expressive and colourful abstract art. Suitable for newcomers and for more experienced painters wanting to try something new and exciting.

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Landscape Painting

3 Day Course

3 Day Course, Sundays 11:30am – 4:00pm

13th February – 27th February

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.

 

Analogue Photography Weekend

2 Day Course

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February

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.

Illustrating Inspiring Quotes

3 Day Course

 

Saturday 5th March – Saturday 19th March

Develop observational and expressive drawing techniques and skills, using nature and organic patterns as inspiration. Suitable for complete beginners who are new to photo making.

dot-art Club (10-13 Year Olds) 

6 Week Course

6 Week Course, Sundays 10:30am – 12:00pm

BLOCK 2: 6th March – 10th April

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

Introduction to Darkroom

One Day Course

 

Saturday 12th March

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.

 

Drawing For Everyone

3 Day Course

 

13th – 27th March

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.

Papercraft Wall Hangings

1 Day Course

 

Saturday 19th March, 10:30am – 12:30pm

A fun session making pretty and effective papercraft wall hangings in heart and butterfly and spring motifs to decorate your room and home.

Adventures In Blue: Cyanotype Sunprint Workshop

One Day Course

 

Saturday 26th March

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, in a relaxed and mindful way.

 

Introduction to Still Life

1 Day Course

1 Day Course, Sunday 27th March 11:30am – 5:00pm

Learn from a variety of exercises and tuition the essential techniques used to create beautiful still life compositions using pencil.

Introduction to Chinese Painting

1 Day Course

Sunday 3rd April, 11:00am – 5:00pm

This Chinese brush painting session is a mixed ability class, suitable for experienced artists looking to experiment with a different technique, or beginners looking to create graceful and simple paintings.

Introduction to Kintsugi

One Day Course

 

Saturday 3rd April, 11:30am – 5:00pm

You will learn the ancient Japanese technique of Kintsugi and it’s variations to repair a piece of ceramic. This class uses non toxic adhesive that comes in a variety of colours which you are free to choose from to embellish your ceramic piece.

 

Introduction to Darkroom

1 Day Course

Sunday 24th April

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.

Cartoon Your Pet!

1 Day Course

Saturday 23rd April, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Learn the basics of drawing your pet as a cartoon character, in this fun and relaxed 2 hour class on the tips and techniques of cartooning.

Interested in our Darkroom? You can become a Member for £25 per month or £195 a year.

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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

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.

Are you a keen visual artist in need of guidance promoting and selling your work?

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.

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.