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 lots 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 CIC is a great place to discover arts and crafts classes in Liverpool. Make offer a range of creative, hands-on courses including introductory courses to Woodwork (where you will make your own wine rack), Mindful Macramé, Perfume making, Tye Die and much more. Additionally, their monthly Drink and Draw night is always popular for both avid drawers and beginners, where you can enjoy life drawing in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. They have venues at the North Docks, Hamilton Square (Wirral) and Huyton.
The Liver Sketching Club
The Liver Sketching Club celebrated their 150th Anniversary in 2022 and is the oldest continuously active art club in England. Their members meet at the club’s studio in Liverpool city centre, to draw and paint from the live model and they welcome non-members at these sessions. To view their timetable of classes visit liversketchingclub.com
Smithdown Social Arts Hub
The Smithdown Social Arts Hub is an amazing creative space in South Liverpool which offers a number of arts classes. There’s their Art From The Start beginners classes and Life Drawing classes. Find out more abut their classes and times here.
Keep an eye out on the Convenience Gallery CIC website for news of their latest events and exhibitions. They often host Life Drawing classes and more.
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.
Lark Lane Pottery Classes
The Lark Lane Pottery Classes are run by John Parker and John Ayling, who have over 60 years of experience of pottery making between them. Visit the Lark Lane Pottery website for more information on classes.
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.
Liverpool Independent Art School
Join the Liverpool Independent Art School for their Life Drawing classes at 92 Degrees Coffee. 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!
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.
Pottery Painting Studios
Pottery Painting studios are gaining in popularity as they make for the perfect, relaxed, creative environment for you to choose a piece of pottery to design and painting in your own unique way.
Frankie’s Paint-It Pottery Studio
Frankie’s Paint-It Pottery Studio on Smithdown Road offers a wide variety of pottery pieces which you can paint in any way you like. They will glaze and fire it for you in their own kiln ready for you to collect the following week. Alternatively, they also offer foam clay instead of underglazes, meaning an item can be taken home the same day. Frankie’s also offers clay workshops!
With two Pottery painting studios; in Oxton and Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, Bisque-It is suitable for all ages and offers the perfect space to let your creativity shine. They also offer takeaway kits so that you can keep up with your artistic endeavours at home too.
Additional Pottery Painting Studios In The Liverpool City Region
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