New Creative Courses for the Spring from dot-art

The first green shoots of Spring have sprung and with them come some wonderful new classes and workshops to help you get creative! Taught by professional artists, dot-art’s range of after-work courses and weekend workshops will help you to learn brand new art skills or grow an existing talent. Try something new or revive your dormant creativity with their widest ever choice of subjects, for all ages, across their inspiring venues: Bluecoat, The Reader, Baltic Creative CIC, FACT, Anglican Cathedral and the dot-art Darkroom!

At Bluecoat from April, will be the return of the popular 10 week evening courses in Life Drawing and Beginners Painting (Acrylics). Joining these is a 10 week NEW Still Life course, where tutor Kathy will provide exercises and tuition to help participants improve their drawing or get to grips with the basics.

There are 3-day weekend courses in Abstract Painting, where you can delve into the imaginative world of abstract painting, learning about layering, materials, composition and texture and Watercolour. The emphasis of the course will be to give confidence so that you can take chances with the medium and experiment to create exciting work. These are joined by a single Sunday workshop in Beginners Digital Photography and Introduction to Cartooning, where you will learn from acclaimed illustrator Phil Disley the fundamentals you will need to create your own illustrated characters or depict others in cartoon form.

Over at FACT on Monday evenings there will be a course in Drawing Techniques. A s 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”.

And there’s still so much more…

Full details, prices and booking information can be found here: These courses often sell out, so don’t delay!

Full details can be found by visiting



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