If you’re looking for a creative outlet check out these arts and crafts classes in Liverpool. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s something for everyone.
Independent gallery and dot-art run loads of great arts and creative classes for children and adults. Their courses include life drawing, abstract painting, cartooning, photography, an introduction to darkroom, textile arts, Cyanotype workshops and more. There’s something for everyone.
Make offer a range of creative courses like introductory courses to Woodwork, Pattern Cutting and Sourdough. Their Drink and Draw night is always popular for both avid drawers and beginners, where you can enjoy life drawing in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Convenience Gallery CIC host a monthly life drawing session on the third Tuesday of every month. The session is for people of all levels and is untaught, meaning you can bring along whatever materials you wish to work with. There will be a mixture of poses; both short and long, with a 20 minute break at the halfway point. The class takes place in the bar/ coffeeshop at Bloom Building & Coffee, so you can get a drink whilst you draw. At Bloom, 100% of the money you spend goes to support the work of the Open Door Charity, so there’s even more reason to get involved.
Tate Liverpool regularly hosts workshops, classes and courses which you can find out about here. There are various offers for people of all ages, interests and abilities.
Unity Theatre: Liverpool Life Drawing
Liverpool Life Drawing is back for a series of Thursday sessions at Unity Theatre. Currently in the middle of a course, there are two sessions left on 28th October and 11th November. The sessions are £8 on the door and run from 5.30-7.30pm.
dot-art: Drawing for Everyone
Also taking place at the Unity is a three-part drawing course beginning on 7th November. Slightly on the pricier side, this course is £125 for the three sessions. It is designed for both beginners and those more advanced, and teaches students how to use the ‘thumb-and-pencil’ method to measure and draw.
Studio Arts Liverpool
Studio Arts Liverpool is based in the Bridewell Studios on Prescot Street, L7, and has been running classes since 2015 for people of all abilities. There are various classes and courses on offer, including the recent addition of collagraphs and drypoint etching. At the end of each course, students are invited to exhibit their work in the Bridewell Studios gallery to celebrate their achievements. For more information about courses, check here.
Life Drawing at 92 Degrees
92 Degrees adds to its burgeoning reputation across Liverpool with it’s Life Drawing event. The event is keen to stress it’s supportive environment and is not gatekeeping amateur artists from taking part. In fact, all skill levels are welcome!. If it is anything like the coffee shop, expect a colourful, diverse crowd who enjoy the passionate work from the staff. 92 degrees Liverpool branches are found in the most vibrant areas of the city! This includes Jamaica Street, Myrtle Street and Hardman Street. The Hardman Street venue is where this is taking place, so feel free to enjoy some coffee and culture here! Tickets are available here.
The Create Workshop
Based in the stunning setting of the Mansion House at Calderstones Park, the Create Workshop offers weekly workshops in sewing, craft and dressmaking. Students have access to a fully equipped studio complete with sewing machines, cutting table, pressing equipment and other specialist tools. Here’s the full list of courses available.
If you are a frequent visitor of The Bluecoat, then you may have come across Cass Art on School Lane in Liverpool One. Cass Art is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of art materials, and the Liverpool store is conveniently located near some of the city’s major art galleries. Various workshops take place at Cass Art, including calligraphy, oil portraiture, acrylic workshops and screen printing. Visit their website for more information about their courses.