Art Classes Manchester

Looking for Art Classes in Manchester?
Why not consider Creative Art Courses in Ancoats?

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Begin to draw + paint >

Weekend course 2-days

The absolute-beginners guide to starting art, drawing and painting

The Art Elements >

Evening course 6-sessions

Key learning on line, tone, colour, shape, texture, pattern and composition

Observational drawing L1 >

Weekend course 2-days

The perfect course to improve core drawing and observational skills

Acrylic painting L1 >

Weekend course 2-days

The perfect course to start learning to use acrylics paints

Creative drawing L1 >

Weekend course 2-days

Learn a creative and imaginative approach to contemporary drawing

Creative sketchbooks >

Weekend course 2-days

Learn sketchbook skills and techniques to ignite the engine of your creative vision

Abstract Art >

Weekend course 2-days

Experiment with abstract art techniques to create exciting expressive images

Acrylic painting L2 >

Weekend course 2-days

Develop your acrylic painting confidence further with added skills and techniques

Urban sketching >

Weekend course 2-days

Gain the confidence to kick-start your outdoor urban sketching with a focus on buildings

Essential Drawing Foundations >

Evening course 6-sessions

Learn core skills to improve accuracy, perception and draw with a new clarity of vision.

Art + Creativity >

Monday morning 10-sessions

Grow and develop self-confidence and start flourishing as a creative artist.

Creative life drawing >

Intensive course 4-days

Fully taught life drawing course teaching core drawing skills to improve observation with a clarity of vision.

Expressive mark-making >

Saturday workshop 1-day

Explore drawing in its purest form with mark-making that goes beyond realism.

Mixed-media textures >

Sunday workshop 1-day

Create tactile mixed-media textures using a variety of materials and techniques.

Charcoal: tone + gesture >

Saturday workshop 1-day

Discover the freedom of gestural drawing with willow and compressed charcoal. 

Dynamic colour mixing >

Sunday workshop 1-day

A step-by-step guide and exploration to mixing the colours you want with ease.

Cezanne-simplifying nature

Evening workshop 1-session

Learn from Cezanne, the Father of Modernism, and improve your own art.

Matisse-expressive colour

Evening workshop 1-session

Learn from Matisse and bring outrageous expressive colour to your own art.


Evening workshop 1-session

Learn from Picasso and re-imagined how to use dynamic lines in your own art.

Peer-led art groups

Life drawing Ancoats >

Monday eve peer-led group

Peer-led life, figure and portrait drawing and painting for everyone.

Ancoats Visual Arts >

Wednesday day/eve peer-led group

Peer-led general art group for everyone to join who loves visual arts and craft.

About my art courses

Art courses and drawing classes for beginners to experienced artists
and those of you yet to try

Creative Art Courses offer you the perfect blend of supportive quality teaching, enthusiastic encouragement, and space to experiment at your own pace.  All of us at Creative Art Courses have an Inclusive approach that embraces Diversity and celebrates individual achievement. 

Discover inspiration & creativity 

A great learning experience
The Gallery Studio offers students a warm welcome where everyone interested in learning and growing as artists can feel comfortable to pursue their passion for drawing, painting and mixed-media: start your journey as a complete-beginner; develop your skills further as a beginner + improver; or re-invigorate your creativity as an intermediate. Even those artists with more experience find my courses stimulating. 

Great for beginners & Improvers 

Creativity at the heart of historical heritage
Our studio is based in Hope Mill and is part of AWOL Studios, Manchester’s largest creative hub of over 80 creative businesses. You will find The Gallery Studio an inspiring and creative space where you can cherish the rich cultural history of the grade 2 listed mill reaching back into the heart of the Industrial Revolution, while nurturing your own artistic development.  

Easy access from the city centre 

Creative Art Courses probably offer the widest choice of visual art courses in the Northwest?
We are the friendliest independent artist-led teaching studio in Manchester.

Join us in Ancoats, the hippest suburb of Manchester?
If you’re looking for art classes in Manchester, look no further.  On the fringes of trendy Ancoats you will find AWOL Studios.  Based within Hope Mill – Manchester’s largest creative hub of over 80 creative businesses, theatre and art studios.

Join us, and discover your creativity at any one of the many Creative Art Courses that includes, drawing, painting and mixed-media.

Artist-led Classes
Proud to be situated in Manchester, a city with a history of innovation and creativity, Creative Art Courses offer you a wide range of independent artist-led art classes, drawing courses and workshops.  Enjoy the Manchester art scene by staying a while longer and turning your art course into a mini art and culture holiday.  There are plenty of art venues within easy reach of Manchester city centre.

Creative Art Courses guarantees you a quality learning experience that will ensure you to leave inspired, with new skills and techniques.

Beginner – Intermediate – Experienced
Everyone is welcome



Student Testimonials

“Really interesting.  More educational than I thought it was going to be.  Warm, friendly, clean and light.”
Simon C
“Well worthwhile.  Learned a lot.”
Ruth C
I wanted an opportunity to … discover how to be creative. I found it a really good experience + gave a good flavour of different materials and techniques and how to use them. Angela B
“I learned real and useful techniques. I learned how to see what was wrong and how to fix it, and techniques I can replicate, practice and use for drawing and painting.” My course highlight was “the Vision Cone and practicing it.”
Susan W


Structured learning
Carefully structured teaching that will lead you step by step, giving you the confidence to try new things.  

Individual attention
Loads of individual 1:1 encouragement to explore, experiment and discover.

Inclusive + personalised learning
A teaching style that focuses on your individual needs and is fully accepting of your individuality.

Creativity and technical skills
Teaching that allows you to learn new technical skills and develop your creativity, ensuring you leave inspired to continue to develop your skills further at home.

Welcoming studio
The Gallery Studio is a warm, creative and friendly space offering a relaxed informal, yet focused, learning environment.

Essential Art skills
Students learn essential core skills that provide the springboard to future artistic independence.

Within easy access of Manchester city centre
Easy to travel to from Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan, and within easy access of mainline train stations and motorway networks making us accessible from anywhere in the country. 

Beginner –  Improver – Intermediate – Experienced.
Everyone is welcome.