Winter Art Classes from dot-art

Start the new year off by unlocking your creativity! Join a Creative Course and explore new mediums, techniques and styles. Discover the joy of creating alongside fellow art enthusiasts in a fun and supportive environment. Gift tickets to encourage loved ones to unleash their inner artist!

Course feedback is something we value, and that is why we have introduced NEW Taster Sessions of our 10 week courses at dot-art Gallery. You can try out a session before you commit to perfecting your skills over the long-term evening courses.

Pick from our selection of courses with the expert help of our Artist Tutors. We offer our courses across Liverpool including spaces like The Bluecoat, dot-art Gallery, Baltic Creative, The Plaza, St. George’s Hall, BOLD Place 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! Plus they all take place at evenings and weekends, to work around your schedule.

As well as our regular venues the BluecoatBaltic Creative and Bold Place, we are delighted to be teaming up with St Georges Hall to run Sketching in St Georges, a fantastic opportunity to hone your drawing skills in the stunning surrounding of the Great Hall, with all it architectural features, sculptures and design elements to inspire you!

New courses for this term include Botanical Painting, where you can explore botanical beauty through watercolour painting, Oil and Cold Wax, where over 3 Sunday, Amanda Oliphant shares her painting techniques with you and how to master the medium of oil and wax, and Fine Art in Colour Pencil, which sees participants discover the vibrant world of colour pencil art in this 10 week course led by artist Laleh Kamalian.

We also have some new short courses based at the dot-art Gallery. Sip and Sketch, a partnership with our neighbours R&H Fine Wine, is a wonderful opportunity to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon, tasting three delicious wines and drawing from a still life, under the expert eye of Kathy Dereli.

We also have some new Sketching the City sessions, where once a month you will explore a different area of the city centre, learning observational sketching tips while taking in the surrounding architecture on a 2 hour walk. Pick the areas that interest you, or book all three!

Of course, we also have all your favourite classes including Drawing TechniquesLandscape Painting and Abstract Painting.

Don’t forget the dot-art Darkroom, where you can learn from scratch how to take, develop and print analogue photographs! 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.

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!

Class NameTutorVenueDatesTimesTicket Price
Oil and Cold Wax (3 x Sundays)Amanda OliphantBluecoat28 Jan, 4, 18 Feb12-4pm£135
Introduction to Cartooning (16+) (3 x Sundays)Stu HarrisonBluecoat28 Feb, 3, 10 Mar12-4pm£135
Beginners Acrylic Painting (3 x Sundays)Laleh KamalianBluecoat3, 17, 24 Mar12-4pm£135
Abstract Painting (3 x Sundays)Madeleine PiresBluecoat17, 24 Mar, 21 Apr12-4pm£135
Encounters with Artists Books (1 x Sunday)Brigitte WatkinsonBluecoat10-Mar11.30am-4.30pm£65
Introduction to Pastels (1 x Sunday)Laleh KamalianBluecoat28-Apr11.30am-4.30pm£65
Botanical Painting (1 x Sunday)Anne WiziackBluecoat (Sandon)21-Apr11.30am-4.30pm£65
dot-art Club (10-13 yrs)(5 x Sundays)Denise WrightBaltic Creative14, 21, 28 Jan, 4, 11 Feb10.30am-12pm£95
dot-art Club (10-13 yrs)(5 x Sundays)Denise WrightBaltic Creative25, Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24 March10.30am-12pm£95
Introduction to the DarkroomRachel Brewster Wrightdot-art Darkroom13-Jan10am-5pm£75
Analogue Photography WeekendRachel Brewster Wrightdot-art Darkroom11th and 18th Feb10am-5pm£160
Introduction to the DarkroomRachel Brewster Wrightdot-art Darkroom3rd Mar10am-5pm£75
Analogue Photography WeekendRachel Brewster Wrightdot-art Darkroom27th April, 4th May10am-5pm£160
Landscape Painting (10 x Mondays)Kathy DereliBold Place5, 12, 19, 26 Feb, 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar, 8, 15 Apr (no session 1 Apr)5-7pm£170
Drawing Techniques (10 x Tuesdays)Sarah Jane RichardsBold Place6, 13, 20, 27 Feb, 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar, 2, 9 Apr7-9pm£170
Portrait Drawing (10 x Thursdays)Kathy DereliBold Place7, 14, 21, 28 Feb, 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar, 3, 10 Apr5-7pm£170
Introduction to Chinese Painting (1 x Sunday)Madeleine PiresBold Place25-Feb12-4pm£65
How to Paint a Mural (1 x Saturday)Madeleine PiresBold Place16-Mar11am-5pm£120
Workshopping Your Practice (3 x Wednesdays)Claire Hendersondot-art21st, 28th Feb 6th Mar6-7pm£50
Sketch the City (1 x Saturday) Castle Street and AreaKathy Derelidot-art17-Feb11am-1pm£30
Sketch the City (1 x Saturday) Waterfront and AreaKathy Derelidot-art16-Mar11am-1pm£30
Sketch the City (1 x Saturday) Beatles Quarter / Mathew StreetKathy Derelidot-art13-Apr11am-1pm£30
Sip and Sketch (includes 3 glasses of wine!)Kathy Derelidot-art24-Feb5-7pm£45
Taster Drawing TechniquesSarah Jane Richardsdot-art30-Jan6-7pm£10
Taster Portrait DrawingKathy Derelidot-art31-Jan6-7pm£10
Taster Colour PencilsLaleh Kameliandot-art08-Feb6-7pm£10
Fine Art in Colour Pencil (10 x Thursdays)Laleh KamelianThe Plaza15, 22, 29 Feb, 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar, 4, 11, 18 Apr6-8pm£170
Sketching at St Georges (1 x Saturday)Kathy DereliSt Georges Hall27th Jan11am-4pm£65