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Winter Art Classes from dot-art

Dot-Art are delighted to announce our Winter Programme of Creative Courses. Just in time for Christmas, there is something for every creative you are gifting this year! Or treat yourself to a creative course or art workshop to go into 2022 with new creative skills and experiences 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, Baltic Creative, dot-art Darkroom and NEW for 2022, The GPO!

All of their courses are organised events in COVID secure venues. If dot-art is unable to deliver a course, course participants will receive a full refund, so book with confidence today.

At The Bluecoat, where they have been delivering creative workshops since 2011, they will be delivering popular 3 week courses in Portrait Drawing, Abstract Art and Drawing for Everyone, as well as two NEW single day workshops Introduction to Still Life and Introduction to Kintsugi. You will learn the basics of this ancient Japanese technique and its 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 and celebrate its imperfections.

At FACT on Monday evenings they will be holding their popular course in Drawing Techniques; as tutor Sarah-Jane says, no matter what medium you enjoy using, be it paint, pastel or clay, learning the essential drawing techniques will magnify your creative ability, followed by a 10 week Life Drawing course on Tuesday evenings.

Their ever-popular dot-art Club for creative children returns to Baltic Creative from 10.30am-12pm on Sundays. These sessions for 10-13 year olds run in six week blocks, with the next one starting on 9th January. Every week their young artists will be encouraged to develop their drawing skills and build a lifelong love of art under the expert guidance of artist Brigitte Watkinson.

At The Reader in south Liverpool’s Calderstones Park, they have returning 3 weekend courses in Landscape Painting, and Illustrating Inspiring Quotes and single days workshops covering Cyanotype, and an Introduction to Chinese Painting. We also welcome two new 10 week courses this term. Collage Art Journaling on Monday evenings will focus on students creating a visual diary combining elements of collage, writing, drawing, ’zen’ doodling as a means of personal self-expression and a space for experimentation; exploring themes from everyday life, as well as bigger hopes, dreams, and fears. Headdress Making on Tuesday afternoons will teach you to design and create your own characterful headdresses inspired by stories, films and myths, using environmentally friendly materials.

Over in the dot-art Dark Room they have a 1 day Introduction to the Darkroom workshop to learn to process your own negatives, and two Analogue Weekends, in February and April, where you will be taken through the whole process of shooting, processing and developing your own black and white film over 2 days.

Don’t forget, for experienced photographers and those who have completed one of these courses, they have also offer Darkroom Membership. Members have unlimited access to the space via our online booking system and can also choose to book it with a technician if they need a little more support.

And finally, they have a NEW VENUE to announce! The GPO is a food hall and venue located in the Metquarter at the heart of Liverpool city centre. They are running two new Saturday morning workshops here.

Papercraft Wall Hangings is a fun session making pretty and effective folded paper wall hangings in heart, butterfly and spring motifs to decorate your room and home. Cartoon Your Pet is aimed at complete beginners and will show students the basics of drawing your pet as a cartoon character.

You’ll learn principles of cartooning your furry (or scaly, or feathered) friends, and capturing what it is about them that makes them so unique and special. Ideal as gifts or keepsakes!

And if you really can’t decide or would like to give a loved one a choice of courses, they also have art class gift vouchers available, online and through the dot-art Gallery.

Full details, prices and booking information can be found here: These courses often sell out, so don’t delay!

Course Dates / Times Venue Cost

Portrait Drawing Sunday 6, 13, 20 February
The Bluecoat £125 for 3 days

Abstract Painting Sunday 6, 13, 20 February
The Bluecoat £125 for 3 days

Drawing for Everyone Sunday 13, 20, 27 March
The Bluecoat £125 for 3 days

Introduction to Still Life Sunday 27 March
The Bluecoat £50 for 1 day

Introduction to Kintsugi Sunday 3 April
The Bluecoat £50 for 1 day

Drawing Techniques Mondays from 24 January
6.45-9pm FACT £160 for 10 classes

Life Drawing Tuesdays from 25 January
6.45 – 9pm FACT £160 for 10 classes.

dot-art Club (10-13 years) Sundays from 9 January
AND 6 March
10.30am-12pm Baltic Creative £90 for 6 classes

Headdress Making Tuesdays from 1 February
2-4pm The Reader £160 for 10 classes

Collage Art Journaling Mondays from 31 January
6-8pm The Reader £160 for 10 classes

Landscape Painting Sundays 13, 20, 27 February
11am – 5pm The Reader £125 for 3 days

Illustrating Inspiring Quotes Saturdays 5, 12, 19 March
11am – 4pm The Reader £125 for 3 days

Cyanotype Sunprint Workshop Saturday 26 March
11am – 4pm The Reader £50

Introduction to Chinese Painting Sunday 3 April
11am – 5pm The Reader £50

Introduction to the Darkroom Saturday 12 March
10am-5pm dot-art Darkroom £65

Analogue Photography Weekend Sat 26, Sun 27 February
AND Sat 23, Sun 24 April
10am-5pm dot-art Darkroom £150

Papercraft Wall Hangings Saturday 19 March
10.30am-12.30pm The GPO £25

Cartoon Your Pet! Saturday 23 April
10.30am-12.30pm The GPO £25