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Winter Art Classes from dot-art

We are pleased to announce a NEW fully packed programme of Creative Courses during the Winter period of 2023

Running from January to March next year, we have a range of classes and courses across the Liverpool city centre. A weaving workshop or darkroom course may make an excellent Christmas gift or a have yourself a self-gifting moment and design your own silver ring!

Tap into your creative side, 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.

All our courses are suitable for beginners, as well as those looking to develop or brush up on creative skills!

At The Bluecoat, we have the return of a very popular 3 week course; Beginners Acrylic Painting, starting in February. Also new for 2023 is a one day workshop to make a Recycled Silver Ring, using the wax carving method. Returning courses include Portrait Drawing, Introduction to Landscape Painting and Abstract Painting as well as a 1 day course in Introduction to Kintsugi. This unique workshop will teach you the ancient Japanese technique of Kintsugi, using non-toxic adhesives to repair cracked pottery and celebrate imperfections.

At FACT on Monday evenings, we will be holding our 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,

Our 10 week evening Life Drawing course moves to Monday evenings at Liverpool Arts Bar on Hope Street where it is joined by a 10 week course in Collage Art Journalling on Wednesday evenings, which will teach you to create a visual diary combining elements of collage, writing, drawing and ’zen’ doodling as a means of personal self expression.

Our 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 8th January. Every week our 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 community artist Denise Wright.

NEW for 2023 at Baltic Creative we also have a Sustainable Textiles Day on 11th March led by Catherine Carmyllie. The morning will focus on creating Wall Hangings and the afternoon Felt Bird Pods, covering a broad range of textile and craft based skills.

At The Reader in south Liverpool’s Calderstones Park, we have 10 week courses in Landscape Painting and Portrait Painting starting in February. Popular one day workshops in Introduction to Chinese Painting and Cyanotype return, alongside a new one day course in Introduction to Linocut in March, where you will get familiar with the methods of printmaking and develop your own print editions.

Over in the dot-art Dark Room we have two 1 day Introduction to the Darkroom workshops 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, we have also offer Darkroom Membership. Members have unlimited access to the space via our online booking system for just £195 per year or £25 per month.

Finally, we have a NEW venue, the John Lewis Community Room in Liverpool One, where we will be running a 1 day Introduction to Weaving in February, which will introduce you to the textile technique of weaving to create your own bookmark!

And if you really can’t decide or would like to give a loved one a choice of courses, we 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!