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Spring Art Classes from dot-art

As the evenings lighten, why not treat yourself or a loved one 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, Baltic Creative, Liverpool Arts Bar and the dot-art Darkroom.

At The Bluecoat, they will be delivering popular 3 week courses in Portrait Drawing and Abstract Painting as well as 1 day courses in Drawing for Everyone, Introduction to Kintsugi (which sold out in record time last term!) and two new single day workshops Introduction to Calligraphy and Painting our Planet.

This one-off workshop is in partnership with LJMU’s event – Searching for Space: Hidden Treasures Festival – to be held the following weekend, 5th-8th May in the Fabric District. The aim is for each student to create a piece of art on the theme of “Earth as a Hidden Jewel in Space”. What, to you, is the most valuable or precious thing about our planet? All materials will be provided, and work will be exhibited as part of the festival.

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.

They have a new home for our 10 week Life Drawing course on Tuesday evenings – Liverpool Arts Bar on Hope Street. This historic building, with its high ceilings and airy events space, will be the perfect setting to hone your drawing skills and receive expert tuition.

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 24th April. 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 teacher and renowned cartoonist Phil Disley.

At The Reader in south Liverpool’s Calderstones Park, they have returning courses in Landscape Painting, Introduction to Chinese Painting, Cyanotype, and Collage Art Journaling. The warmer weather sees them venture outdoors for a NEW 3 weekend Sketching in the Park workshop, while also new to the Reader is a 10 week course in Still Life Painting.

Over in the dot-art Dark Room they have two 1 day Introduction to the Darkroom workshops to learn to process your own negatives, and two Analogue Weekends, in May and June, 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 their online booking system and can also choose to book it with a technician if they need a little more support.

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!

Class Name, Venue, Dates, Times, Price

Painting Our Planet
(1 x Sunday) Bluecoat, May 1st, 11.30am-5pm ,£50

Drawing for Everyone

(1 x Sunday) Bluecoat, June 26th, 11.30am-5pm, £50

Portrait Drawing

(3 x Sundays) Bluecoat, May 15, 22, 29, 11.30am-5pm, £125

Abstract Painting
(3 x Sundays) Bluecoat, May 15, 22, 29, 11:30am-4pm, £125

Introduction to Calligraphy
(1 x Sunday) Bluecoat, May 1st, 11.30am-5pm, £50

Introduction to Kintsugi
(1 x Sunday) Bluecoat, June 26th, 11.30am-5pm, £50

dot-art Club – 10-13 years
(6 x Sundays) Baltic Creative, April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10.30am-12pm, £90

dot-art Club – 10-13 years
(6 x Sundays) Baltic Creative, June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 10.30am-12pm, £90

Analogue Photography Weekend
(2 x days) dot-art Darkroom, May 7 & 8, 10am-5pm, £150

Introduction to the Darkroom
(1 x Saturday) dot-art Darkroom, May 21st, 10am-5pm, £65

Analogue Photography Weekend
(2 x days) dot-art Darkroom, June 4 & 5, 10am-5pm, £150

Introduction to the Darkroom
(1 x Saturday) dot-art Darkroom, June 26th, 10am-5pm, £65

Still Life Painting
(10 x Mondays) The Reader, May 2, 19, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 6-8pm, £160

Collage Art Journaling
(10 x Tuesdays) The Reader, May 3, 10, 17, 24,13, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 2-4pm, £160

Landscape Painting
(3 x Sundays) The Reader, May 1, 8, 15, 11am-4pm, £125

Sketching in the Park
(3 x Saturdays) The Reader, May 28, June 4, 11, 11am-4pm, £125

(1 x Saturday) The Reader, June 25th, 11am-4pm, £50

Introduction to Chinese Painting
(1 x Saturday) The Reader, June 19th, 11am-4pm, £50

Drawing Techniques
(10 x Mondays) FACT, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 27, July 4, 11, 6.45-9pm, £160

Life Drawing
(10 x Tuesdays) Liverpool Arts Bar, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 28, July 5, 12, 6-8pm, £160