Choose from a variety of creative art courses

Explore your creativity through painting and drawing and choose from a variety of creative art classes. With a huge range of subjects to learn from, you can choose from online or in-person options.

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Our creative arts courses will get you working with pastels and pencils, exploring fine art and even get you out and about discovering new galleries in your spare time. 

Paints to pastels

Delivered by experienced art tutors, why not try getting creative with clay, or getting hands-on painting your very own masterpiece. 

If you’re interested in drawing, you won’t be disappointed either. Collage making, oil painting, pastel painting and printing are just some of the subjects that have proved popular in recent years.  

Many of our arts courses are delivered for different levels of experience too, so whether you’re a beginner or a little more advanced, you’ll be able to choose the art course that’s right for you. 

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Art Practical: Learn to Paint an Abstract Landscape

Learning about Abstract Landscape Art is a fascinating and rewarding topic; it tracks an evolving story looking at different ages, from 19th Century innovators such as JMW Turner, through to Impressionism, Cubism, Futurism and Modernism in general, right up to the 21st Century. This course will also introduce you to some lesser- known female artists who have been formerly neglected by the art establishment. Inspired by these examples, shown at the beginning of each lesson in an interactive visual presentation, we will develop skills in a range of drawing and painting media, including drawing inks, chalk and oil pastels, watercolour, acrylic, collage and mixed media. This course is for complete beginners and those looking to improve their skills and develop their own style. Please note that this is a 3-session course running on: Wed 17/07/2024, Wed 24/07/2024, and Wed 31/07/2024.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/07/2024 -
Wed 31/07/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00014699
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £16.65

Art Practical: Learn to Paint: Abstract style

Learning about Abstract Art is a fascinating and rewarding topic; it tracks an evolving story looking at different ages, from 19th Century innovators such as JMW Turner, through to Impressionism, Cubism, Futurism and Modernism in general, right up to the 21st Century. This course will also introduce you to some lesser- known female artists who have been formerly neglected by the art establishment. Inspired by these examples, shown at the beginning of each lesson in an interactive visual presentation, we will develop skills in a range of drawing and painting media, including drawing inks, chalk and oil pastels, watercolour, acrylic, collage and mixed media. This course is for complete beginners and those looking to improve their skills and develop their own style. Please note that this is a 3-session course running on: Wed 17/07/2024, Wed 24/07/2024, and Wed 31/07/2024.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/07/2024 -
Wed 31/07/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00014701
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £16.65

Art Practical: Exploring Drawing

Learning to draw is a precious skill that encourages mindfulness and creativity. A quote from the late artist Paula Rego: ‘Sketches always have more vitality than paintings because you're finding things out through doing them.’ Inspired by historical and contemporary artists, this course will build your confidence and expertise in a range of media including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, using cartridge and mid toned pastel paper. Our topic will be still life – learning to see and analyse real objects is the best teacher for developing your own drawing style. Suitable for beginners and those wishing to develop their skills. Please note that this is a 3-session course running on: Wed 17/07/2024, Wed 24/07/2024, and Wed 31/07/2024.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/07/2024 -
Wed 31/07/2024
Times:
9:00am - 10:30am
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00014702
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £16.65

Art Practical: Beginners Macrame Workshop - Make a Wall Hanging

Discover the art of macrame in our 3-hour Beginner's Macrame Workshop. This hands-on class is ideal for newcomers eager to learn the fundamentals of this intricate craft. You'll be introduced to essential techniques, including the square knot, half hitch, and lark's head knot. Guided by an experienced tutor, you will design and construct your own macrame wall hanging, transforming simple cords into a beautiful piece of art. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a completed wall hanging ready for display and the skills to continue creating macrame projects on your own. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 18/07/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Warwick Community Group
9 Pinewood Place
Knottingley
WF11 0QH
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00017680
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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12 months
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Art Practical: Develop a Portrait in Chalk Pastels

Unleash your creativity and dive into the vibrant world of chalk pastels with our one-day course, "Develop a Portrait in Chalk Pastels." Held at the Springbourne Library in Bournemouth, this course is designed to cater to artists of all levels, from beginners eager to explore a new medium to seasoned artists looking to refine their skills. The course will cover various aspects of portrait drawing, including composition, proportion, shading, and facial features. Whether you're interested in capturing a loved one's likeness or exploring expressive and abstract interpretations, this course offers a versatile approach to portrait artistry.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/07/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Springbourne Library Community Room (Bou
297A Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8BX
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00015493
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £25.20

Personal Development: Confidence Skills- Seasons

This course will guide the students and lead them into exploring different topics relating to the subject of the four seasons. The group will participate in activities and art work that illustrate those themes. The students will be involved in different activities to encourage increased knowledge about the subjects. The tasks will be supported by discussions and the sharing of views. The workshop will also develop art skills and foster good social skills. The culmination of the workshop will be to produce practical tasks that illustrate the various themes covered.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/07/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
9:15am - 2:15pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Focusability (Lincoln)
Ryland Bridge Welton
Lincoln
LN2 3RP
Tutor:
Sally Darlow
Course code:
Q00014116
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £21.00

Craft: Beginners Jewellery Making Workshop - Making Beaded Jewellery

Unleash your creativity with our 3-hour Beginner's Beaded Jewellery Making Workshop. Perfect for novices, this hands-on class will introduce you to essential beading tools and techniques. Under the guidance of an experienced tutor, you’ll learn how to handle various beading equipment and materials to craft your own stunning jewellery pieces. By the end of the workshop, you'll have created a beautiful pair of earrings and/or a pendant, along with the skills and confidence to continue your beading journey independently. Join us to explore the art of jewellery making and leave with your own handmade treasures. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/07/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Warwick Community Group
9 Pinewood Place
Knottingley
WF11 0QH
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00017686
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Art Practical: Learn to Draw and Paint Animals in Watercolour and Mixed Media

Learn to Draw and Paint Animals in Watercolour and Mixed Media Unleash your creativity and connect with nature's beauty in our one-day course, "Learn to Draw and Paint Animals in Watercolour and Mixed Media," hosted at the welcoming Springbourne Library and facilitated by The WEA (Workers' Educational Association). This inspiring workshop invites participants to explore the vibrant world of animal artistry through watercolour and mixed media techniques. Throughout the course, you'll be guided through the process of capturing the essence and character of animals in your artwork. With expert instruction, you'll learn to use line, tone, texture, and colour to bring your chosen animal portrait to life in a unique and expressive way.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 26/07/2024 -
Fri 26/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Springbourne Library Community Room (Bou
297A Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8BX
Tutor:
Abi Kremer
Course code:
Q00015420
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £23.10

Art Practical: Beginners Macrame Workshop - Make a Wall Hanging

Discover the art of macrame in our 3-hour Beginner's Macrame Workshop. This hands-on class is ideal for newcomers eager to learn the fundamentals of this intricate craft. You'll be introduced to essential techniques, including the square knot, half hitch, and lark's head knot. Guided by an experienced tutor, you will design and construct your own macrame wall hanging, transforming simple cords into a beautiful piece of art. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a completed wall hanging ready for display and the skills to continue creating macrame projects on your own. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own supplies.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 30/07/2024 -
Tue 30/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
St Marys Community Centre (PONTEFRACT)
The Circle, Town Centre,
Chequerfield
PONTEFRACT
WF8 2AY
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00017781
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Textiles and Fashion: Beginners Knitting Workshop

Dive into the world of knitting with our 3-hour Beginner's Knitting Workshop. Designed for absolute beginners, this hands-on class covers all the essentials to get you started. You'll learn how to cast on, create knit and purl stitches, and cast off, with guidance from an experienced tutor. By the end of the workshop, you'll have the skills to start simple knitting projects and a completed sample piece to take home. Join us for a fun and relaxing introduction to knitting and discover the joy of creating handmade items. All materials will be provided for you.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 31/07/2024 -
Wed 31/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
St Marys Community Centre (PONTEFRACT)
The Circle, Town Centre,
Chequerfield
PONTEFRACT
WF8 2AY
Tutor:
Victoria Bould
Course code:
Q00017779
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free