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 BluecoatBaltic 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.

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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 Dec

Intro to the Darkroom

1 Day Workshop

Cotton Exchange

This workshop is designed for anyone who has taken images using a film camera and wishes to print their own photographs in a darkroom.

8 Dec

Intro to Cartooning

1 Day Workshop

Bluecoat

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

14 Dec

Digital Photography

1 Day Workshop

Everyman, Hope Street

Advance your photography skills with both theoretical and practical on-location exercises with professional photographer Mark Reeves.

15 Dec

Festive Feltmaking

1 Day Workshop

Bluecoat

Learn how to do wet feltmaking and develop your skills with textiles. Create felt decorations or gifts with a festive theme!

Tuesdays from 28 Jan

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.

Tuesdays from 4 Feb

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.

Tuesdays from 4 Feb

Portrait Drawing

10 Week Course

Bluecoat

Learn the fundamentals of drawing characterful portraits capturing true likeness, in this 10 week course led by professional artist Katherine Dereli.

29 Mar & 5, 12 Apr

Digital Photography

3 Day Course

Bluecoat

Advance your skills as a photographer in a 3 week course in digital photography, featuring both theory and practical on-location sessions.

16 Feb & 1, 8 Mar

Introduction to Pastels

3 Day Course

Bluecoat

Learn the fundamental techniques of using soft pastels to create beautiful art in a 3 day course led by artist and tutor Mia Cathcart.

26 Jan, 2, 9 Feb

Abstract Painting

3 Day Course

Bluecoat

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

15 March

Feltmaking

1 Day Workshop

Bluecoat

Learn a variety of fine-art feltmaking techniques and create your very own piece of wall art and decorations using felt.

22 March

Cartooning for Teens

1 Day Workshop

Bluecoat

Create your own characters or depict others in cartoon form in Cartooning for Teens (13-16 yrs), led by illustrator Tommy Graham.

1, 8, 15 March

Beginners Sculpture

3 Day Course

Faith Bebbington Studio

Learn to create and construct 3 dimensional art using recycled materials with renowned Liverpool sculptor Faith Bebbington.

15 Feb & 11 Apr

Sketching: Anglican

1 Day Workshop

Anglican Cathedral

This sketching session is a mixed ability class suitable for all artists who want to experience drawing in this unique location.

12 Jan to 16 Feb

dot-art Club (10-13)

5 Week Block

Baltic Creative CIC

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

1 Mar to 5 Apr

dot-art Club (10-13)

6 Week Block

Baltic Creative CIC

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

9 Feb & 14 Mar

Intro to the Darkroom

1 Day Workshop

Cotton Exchange

This workshop is designed for anyone who has taken images using a film camera and wishes to print their own photographs in a darkroom.

29 Feb-1 Mar & 4-5 Apr

Analogue Photography

1 Weekend Course

Cotton Exchange

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

Tuesdays from 11 Feb

Photographic Adventures

10 Week Course

The Reader

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

Mondays from 27 Jan

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 artistic projects.

16, 23 Feb & 1 Mar

Illustrate a Short Story

3 Day Course

The Reader

Learn how to illustrate your own compelling short stories with Financial Times illustrator, Phil Disley.

6, 13 & 20 Apr

Organic Pattern Design

3 Day Course

The Reader

Learn how to draw intricate pattern designs inspired by nature in the beautiful surroundings of Calderstones Park.

22 Mar

Leaving Your Mark

1 Day Workshop

The Reader

Join artist Aimee Blackledge and awaken your creative voice through expressive abstract mark-marking and storytelling through art.

27 Apr

Walking Drawing

1 Day Workshop

The Reader

The perfect way to de-stress is through being creative in nature. Explore the beautiful Calderstones Park in Walk Drawing: Mindfulness and Observation.

6 Jan to 12 Feb

dot-art Club (10-13)

6 Wednesdays

The Reader

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

26 Feb to 1 April

dot-art Club (10-13)

6 Wednesdays

The Reader

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

Mondays from 3 Feb

Drawing Techniques

10 Week Course

FACT

No matter what medium you enjoy using, be it paint, pastel or clay, learning the essential drawing techniques will further develop your drawing ability.

15, 22 & 29 Feb

Drawing for Everyone

3 Day Course

FACT

Gain confidence in drawing in a relaxed sketching course led by artist Roy Munday. This course is suitable for all abilities.

15 Mar

Image Editing 101

1 Day Course

FACT

Image Editing 101 for artists! Master your image files and learn how to edit and adapt digital images of your artwork for a variety of uses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tuesdays from 28 Jan

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.

Tuesdays from 4 Feb

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.

Tuesdays from 4 Feb

Portrait Drawing

portrait drawing

10 Week Course

Bluecoat

Learn the fundamentals of drawing characterful portraits capturing true likeness, in this 10 week course led by professional artist Katherine Dereli.

29 Mar & 5, 12 Apr

Digital Photography

digital photography

3 Day Course

Bluecoat

Advance your skills as a photographer in a 3 week course in digital photography, featuring both theory and practical on-location sessions.

16 Feb & 1, 8 Mar

Introduction to Pastels

pastels

3 Day Course

Bluecoat

Learn the fundamental techniques of using soft pastels to create beautiful art in a 3 day course led by artist and tutor Mia Cathcart.

26 Jan, 2, 9 Feb

Abstract Painting

abstract painting

3 Day Course

Bluecoat

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

15 March

Feltmaking

fetlmaking

1 Day Workshop

Bluecoat

Learn a variety of fine-art feltmaking techniques and create your very own piece of wall art and decorations using felt.

22 March

Cartooning for Teens

cartooning for teens

1 Day Workshop

Bluecoat

Create your own characters or depict others in cartoon form in Cartooning for Teens, led by illustrator Tommy Graham.

1, 8, 15 March

Beginners Sculpture

beginners sculpture

3 Day Course

Faith Bebbington Studio

Learn to create and construct 3 dimensional art using recycled materials with renowned Liverpool sculptor Faith Bebbington.

15 Feb & 11 Apr

Sketching: Anglican

sketching in the anglican

1 Day Workshop

Anglican Cathedral

This sketching session is a mixed ability class suitable for all artists who want to experience drawing in this unique location.

12 Jan to 16 Feb

dot-art Club (10-13)

dot-art Club kids baltic creative

5 Week Block

Baltic Creative CIC

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

1 Mar to 5 Apr

dot-art Club (10-13)

dot-art Club kids baltic creative

6 Week Block

Baltic Creative CIC

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

9 Feb & 14 Mar

Intro to the Darkroom

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1 Day Workshop

Cotton Exchange

This workshop is designed for anyone who has taken images using a film camera and wishes to print their own photographs in a darkroom.

29 Feb-1 Mar & 4-5 Apr

Analogue Photography

analogue

1 Weekend Course

Cotton Exchange

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

Tuesdays from 11 Feb

Photographic Adventures

Photographic Adventures in Nature

10 Week Course

The Reader

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

Mondays from 27 Jan

Textile Arts

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 artistic projects.

16, 23 Feb & 1 Mar

Illustrate a Short Story

Art Class The Reader Images-06

3 Day Course

The Reader

Learn how to illustrate your own compelling short stories with Financial Times illustrator, Phil Disley.

6, 13 & 20 Apr

Organic Pattern Design

Organic pattern design

3 Day Course

The Reader

Learn how to draw intricate pattern designs inspired by nature in the beautiful surroundings of Calderstones Park.

22 Mar

Leaving Your Mark

Mark-Making

1 Day Workshop

The Reader

Join artist Aimee Blackledge and awaken your creative voice through expressive abstract mark-marking and storytelling through art.

27 Apr

Walking Drawing

walking drawing

1 Day Workshop

The Reader

The perfect way to de-stress is through being creative in nature. Explore the beautiful Calderstones Park in Walk Drawing: Mindfulness and Observation.

6 Jan to 12 Feb

dot-art Club (10-13)

dot-art Club at Calderstones Image

6 Wednesdays

The Reader

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

26 Feb to 1 April

dot-art Club (10-13)

dot-art Club at Calderstones Image

6 Wednesdays

The Reader

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

Mondays from 3 Feb

Drawing Techniques

drawing techniques spring

10 Week Course

FACT

No matter what medium you enjoy using, be it paint, pastel or clay, learning the essential drawing techniques will further develop your drawing ability.

15, 22 & 29 Feb

Drawing for Everyone

Drawing for Everyone - credit Brian Roberts

3 Day Course

FACT

Gain confidence in drawing in a relaxed sketching course led by artist Roy Munday. This course is suitable for all abilities.

15 Mar

Image Editing 101

image editing 101

1 Day Course

FACT

Image Editing 101 for artists! Master your image files and learn how to edit and adapt digital images of your artwork for a variety of uses.