As summer draws to a close, get inspired with a class or course to get your creativity flowing. Treat yourself or a come along with friends to learn from the dot-art expert artist tutors. 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.
All dot-art’s courses are suitable for beginners, as well as those looking to develop or brush up on creative skills!
At The Bluecoat, starting in October and November, they will be delivering their popular 3 week courses in Portrait Painting, Drawing for Everyone and Abstract Painting as well as 1 day courses in Introduction to Calligraphy, Introduction to Landscape Painting and 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, 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,
The new home for dot-art’s 10 week Life Drawing course on Tuesday evenings, Liverpool Arts Bar on Hope Street has been a great success. This historic building, with its high ceilings and airy events space, is the perfect setting to hone your drawing skills from a live model and receive expert tuition. Also at Liverpool Arts Bar on Friday evenings, is a 10 week course in Portrait Drawing, which will focus on the human face as subject.
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 24 September. 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 community artist Denise Wright.
At The Reader in south Liverpool’s Calderstones Park, they have 10 week courses in Landscape Painting and Collage Art Journaling. Popular one day workshops in Introduction to Cartooning and Cyanotype return, alongside 3 day weekend courses Sketching in the Park, and new course in Introduction to Printmaking, where you will get familiar with the methods of printmaking and develop your own print editions with linocut.
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 October and December, 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, dot-art also offer Darkroom Membership. Members have unlimited access to the space via their online booking system for just £195 per year or £25 per month.
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: dot-art.co.uk/art-classes. These courses often sell out, so don’t delay!