High quality art courses and drawing classes for beginners to experienced artists and those of you yet to try
My art classes, drawing classes, and creative art courses are inspirational,
wonderfully challenging, and definitely rewarding.
Expand your horizons beyond Birmingham and treat yourself
to a creative weekend in Manchester.
My studio is based within easy access of the city centre,
and walking distance from a quality budget hotel.
My courses are suitable for everyone. But why?
Mixed ability classes are dynamic and offer increased learning opportunities.
Beginners are inspired by watching more experienced learners.
Experienced learners build self confidence by sharing their knowledge and skills.
Streamed classes can put a ‘glass ceiling’ on your learning and limit what you learn.
You want to learn skills and techniques specific to your interests?
You learn in a way that suits you, at your own pace, in your own way.
Streamed classes may limit your ability to make unexpected leaps in your knowledge and skills.
Learning can be intuitive with leaps in understanding and ability happening all the time.
A lot of learning takes place when learners watch and share among themselves
Adult learners bring a life time of skills and experience. This can’t be streamed.
Streaming only works when a tutor knows the learners. I have not met most of you before so it is impossible for me to use the ‘streaming method’ of planning courses – even if I wanted to.
This is why – We draw. We learn. Have fun – together.
Join us in Manchester?
If you’re looking for art classes in Birmingham and can’t find an art class you like, why not travel from Birmingham to Manchester to experience one of Creative Art Courses’ many inspirational art classes, drawing courses and workshops.
Expand your choices beyond the art classes in Birmingham: Creative Art Courses offer you a wide range of independent artist-led art classes, drawing courses and workshops. My alternative to the range of art classes in Birmingham guarantee you a quality learning experience that will enable you to improve your drawing and painting and return to any of your regular art classes in Birmingham with added inspiration, new skills and techniques.
Beginner – Intermediate – Experienced
Everyone is welcome
WHAT MAKES TRAVELLING TO MANCHESTER SO EASY?
- Quality budget hotel 10 minutes walk from Creative Art courses
- Easy access from the national motorway network. Plan your journey.
- Easily accessible via Intercity train links and Manchester Metrolink
- On-site free car parking
- Based at AWOL Studios, which is Manchester’s largest Creative industries collective.
- Week-end courses.
WHEN YOU BOOK ON A COURSE WITH CREATIVE ART COURSES YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
- High quality teaching to nurture your creative spirit, actively encouraging you to find and develop your own artistic voice.
- Your learning and artistic self-confidence lies at the heart of every art course I have planned.
- Art courses and drawing classes designed around your needs as a developing artist.
- Skills and techniques that provide the springboard to your future artistic independence can be learnt on all my drawing classes.
- All ability levels are welcome on all my art courses and drawing classes. My teaching suits all ability levels.
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Birmingham Art gallery Listings
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery , Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH
Monday – Thursday: 10.00 – 5.00pm
Friday :10.30 – 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 – 5.00pm
Closed 24, 25, 26 December. Open New Year’s Day 11.00 – 4.00pm
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II* listed city centre landmark building. There are over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography.
The art gallery is famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings, which are part of the largest public Pre-Raphaelite collection in the world. A new gallery has recently opened at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery that tells the fascinating story of the Staffordshire Hoard. The Birmingham History collections feature prominently in the ‘Birmingham: its people, its history’ gallery, which covers the majority of the 3rd floor.
You can also see art and objects spanning seven centuries of European and World history and culture. This includes Greeks & Romans and Ancient Egypt.
Brindley place, off Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HS
Ikon Gallery is located in central Birmingham, in the West Midlands. Birmingham is connected to the rest of the country through the national train networks and major motorways, and internationally via Birmingham International Airport.
Tuesday – Sunday: 11.00 -5.00pm
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays
Ikon is an internationally acclaimed art gallery situated in central Birmingham.
Housed in a magnificent neo-gothic school building, it is an educational charity and works to encourage public engagement with contemporary art through exhibiting new work in a context of debate and participation. It offers free entry to all.
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS
Monday to Friday: 10.00 – 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11.00 – 5.00pm
We are CLOSED: 1 January, Good Friday, 24 – 26 December (Christmas Eve – Boxing Day)
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is situated in purpose-built premises on the campus of the University of Birmingham.
The Grade II listed Art Deco building was built in the 1930s and opened in 1939. In the 2005, Penguin Books publication Britain’s Best Museums and Galleries, the Barber Institute was one of only five galleries outside London, and the only in Birmingham, to receive five stars for having “Outstanding collections of international significance”.
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