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Ancoats Visual Arts

Manchester’s most welcoming creative art club is for everyone who loves creative arts and crafts. 

Ancoats Visual Arts is a Manchester based creative art club.  Join if you are looking for an art club that is welcoming, friendly, inclusive and supports everyone in their chosen arts and crafts activity.  This peer-led art club is a great place to improve and learn from each other, while enjoying the support and encouragement from other club members. If you enjoy experimenting with new art techniques, trying new ideas and love the challenges and rewards of arts and crafts then come along and join our art club.

The art club is based in Ancoats within easy access of Manchester city centre.

All abilities and experience levels welcome.
Wednesday studio sessions: 12 – 3pm

Wednesday Art Club

FREE Studio time

cashBACK offer to attend
2 FREE studio sessions 
with Ancoats Visual Arts


Students at Drawing the head course with Heather Spears

Key Information



Time: 12 – 3pm
every week


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The Art Club

A group for all the creative people of  Greater Manchester.  
Total beginners to experienced artists are welcome. The creative art club is an informal friendly group who enjoy the social side of arts and crafts so you will find each 3 hour Wednesday session has plenty of time to relax and chat while being creative together.

Ancoats Visual Arts welcomes everyone who is interested in arts and crafts into the creative art club, no matter where in Greater Manchester you happen to live.  

If you happen to work or live in Ancoats, Clayton, Beswick, Miles Platting or the Manchester city centre, then Ancoats Visual Arts will be the local creative art club for you to join.   

The creative art club is open to all and we pride ourselves in being inclusive, friendly and supportive. The only criteria for joining is a passion for the visual arts and a willingness to support others.

The group is hosted and supported by Creative Art Courses at Hope Mill, Pollard Street.

Join us for creative arts and crafts sessions full of creative joy and creativity within a fully inclusive, relaxed, informal and social atmosphere.  

It  is FREE to join Ancoats Visual Arts and costs a minimal fee of £4.35 to attend each studio session.

  •  Very friendly and welcoming, would recommend to art enthusiasts of any level. 
    Dave H

     Glad I went, found it inspiring. 
    Charmaine B

     Lovely group of like-minded people, can’t wait for our first proper meet-up! 



  • Peer-led art club:
    Time: 12 – 3pm

    Peer led. No tutor

    Beginner, intermediate, experienced adults

    Group Size
    Max 12

    Tea & coffee available by donation. Please supply your own milk and any other refreshments.

  • Materials

    • Please bring your own materials

    The following items are provided
    Tables + chairs
    Drawing boards
    Water tubs
    Other studio-based equipment

  • To view photos please visit the Meetup website


  • Ancoats Visual Arts meets at the Creative Art Courses studio based at AWOL Studios, in Hope Mill.

    Full directions can be found here.

    • There is an off road car park (45 car capacity) although spaces cannot be reserved.
    • The mill is a 5 minute walk from New Islington Metrolink station.
    • On arrival at the mill entrance door, telephone the studio access telephone number (details are posted on the door).
    • The Gallery Studio is on the 5th floor accessible by a spiral staircase or a lift (in good working order 97% of the time).

Student Quotes

 Very friendly and welcoming, would recommend to art enthusiasts of any level. 
Dave H


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cashBACK Offer Details

Follow the 5 easy steps to claim your 2 free studio sessions with Ancoats Visual Arts.  
cashBACK vouchers are only available to students registered for a weekend, daytime or evening course with Creative Art Courses.  
If you’re not a student of Creative Art Courses, don’t worry – each session at Ancoats Visual Arts only costs £4.35, fantastic value for 3 hours of creative joy and fun, with the support of new friends!

5 steps to claim your cashBACK
Click HERE to download the cashBACK vouchers.

  1. Receive your cashBACK voucher card from your tutor when you attend your course with Creative Art Courses.
  2. Become a member of Ancoats Visual Arts for free.  
    Visit the Meetup website here >
  3. Book a ‘Be Creative’ studio session for £4.35.
    Visit the Meetup website here >
  4. Leave your cashBACK voucher card, with details completed, with the club organiser when you attend the ‘Be Creative’ studio session.
  5. cashBACK Refunds will be sent via PayPal within the week following your attendance at Ancoats Visual Arts.

We hope you enjoy your free studio sessions, come to value being an active member of Ancoats Visual Arts and continue to attend regularly – remember each session costs only £4.35 – great value considering the benefits.


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  1. Rose
    13 March 2017 @ 6:40 pm

    Please call me to book for a class for my daughter &me.
    For 2 people she is 13 years.
    Call me on 07473007272


    • artfulantics
      14 March 2017 @ 5:48 am

      HI Rose
      Thanks for contacting me. Unfortunately I only teach students 18+ years old. Try contacting the Z centre in Hulme for childrens art classes. Hope this helps. Best regards, Brian


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