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dot-art is bringing its Spring/Summer creative courses to arts venues across Liverpool

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By The Guide Liverpool

dot-art is bringing its Spring/Summer creative courses to arts venues across Liverpool

dot-art is delighted to announce its Spring / Summer programme of creative courses in a range of iconic arts venues across Merseyside, all of which are COVID secure.


The team have introduced a range of safety measures to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Participant numbers are limited to allow everyone to feel comfortable keeping a safe distance, however, due to limited spaces early booking is essential.

If for any reason we are unable to deliver the course (for example a local lockdown) you will automatically receive a full refund, so you can book with full confidence.

All of dot-art’s courses are suitable for beginners, but hurry, with reduced numbers, tickets are very limited! Join up now to get creative at one of its inspiring venues, The Reader, FACT and the Anglican Cathedral.

At FACT, dot-art will have the use of the BOX for its classes, giving it lots of space for socially distanced learning! On Monday evenings it will be holding its 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.

On Tuesday evenings, FACT will host its very popular Life Drawing course, temporarily relocated from the Bluecoat. This course is for those who want to work directly from both the nude and clothed model and will develop your skills in life drawing, including accurate measuring, shading and drawing techniques.

It is also returning to Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday 3rd and 17th July for Sketching in the Anglican, a unique opportunity for both beginners and experienced artists to spend a morning drawing and learning new skills in this fascinating location.

This season, it is bringing back an old favourite, Photowalks! Starting from the dot-art Gallery in Queen Avenue, just off Castle Street, tutor Mark Reeves will lead small groups from the city’s historical business district to several key sites around Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront and landmarks, giving hints and tips on capturing the perfect photograph, whatever your camera. Choose from Sunday 6th June or 18th July.

The Reader at Calderstones

Its ever-popular dot-art Club for creative children has relocated to The Reader at Calderstones Mansion in South Liverpool. These sessions for 8-12 year olds run in six week blocks, with the next one starting 9th June and will take place from 4-5.30pm on Wednesdays. Every week young artists will be encouraged to develop their drawing skills and build a lifelong love of art under the expert guidance of artist Brigitte Watkinson.

Also at The Reader, it has the popular 10 week Tuesday evening course in Textile Arts, creating a range of nature based items using felting, stitching, sewing and printing. Tutor Catherine will also be running two 1 day workshops on consecutive Saturdays in Lino Cut: Beginners and Lino Cut: Intermediate which will introduce you to the materials and tools of lino cutting and printing before moving onto more in depth techniques on the second day.

dot-art’s other 10 week course this term is Portrait Painting with Kathy Dereli, where  you will learn from a variety of exercises and tuition the essential techniques used to create beautiful portraits. It has 3 day courses, in Landscape Painting with award winning artist Jacob Gourley and Watercolour Painting with Roy Munday both of which are suitable for beginners or those wanting to develop their skills further.

Finally it has a set of single day workshops; Sketching in the Park – the perfect way to de-stress is through being creative in nature, on Saturday 19th June and Sunday 18thJuly, and a Cyanotype Sunprint Workshop which will introduce you to the use of a traditional Victorian photographic technique as a way of creating unique artistic images, on 12th June.

Full details, prices and booking information can be found here.

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