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Art Classes Manchester

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

Courses + Classes

Courses + Classes
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General Art

Weekend 2-day courses

Begin to draw + paint

Weekend course 2-days

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


Expressive drawing L1

Weekend course 2-days

Learn to draw with an inventive + self-expressive approach to create semi-abstract contemporary style drawings


Realistic drawing L1

Weekend course 2-days

The perfect course to develop skills in drawing accurately and realistically from life using graphite + colour pencil


Acrylic painting L1

Weekend course 2-days

The perfect introductory course for beginners to start learning acrylic painting skills and techniques


Abstract Art

Weekend course 2-days

Learn 10 foundational keys to creating highly personal self-expressive abstract art


Creative sketchbooks

Weekend course 2-days

Learn important sketchbook skills to enable your creativity and artistic vision to flourish


Urban sketching Ancoats

Weekend course 2-days

Build confidence in technical and creative urban sketching techniques with a focus on drawing buildings


Acrylic painting L2

Weekend course 2-days

Further develop your acrylic painting with added skills, techniques and creative styles


General Art

Weekend 1-day courses

Experimental drawing

Sat workshop 1-day

Explore drawing in its purest form to help expand your gesture and mark-making skills


Mixed-media textures

Sun workshop 1-day

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


Beginners colour mixing

Sat workshop 1-day

A beginners step-by-step and practical guide to mixing the colours you want with ease by understanding Hue, Tone + Chroma


Matisse Expressive Colour

Sun workshop 1-day

A beginners step-by-step and practical guide to mixing the colours you want with ease by understanding Hue, Tone + Chroma


Charcoal drawing

Sat workshop 1-day

Discover the freedom of gestural drawing with willow, and the drama of compressed charcoal


General Art

Midweek Daytime courses

Art + Creativity

Mon morning course 10-session x 3 terms

Gain skills to grow your creative-confidence and learn how to flourish as a visual artist


Weekly Art Class

Wed morning or evening class flexible booking

Be inspired every week with new art projects every session exploring a variety of materials + techniques


Ancoats Visual Arts

Tues afternoon peer group

Peer-led art group for everyone who loves visual arts and craft, with support and friendship included


Still Life Exposed

Wednesday afternoon course 6-sessions

Transform your still life drawing + painting with insights from Cezanne, Matisse + Picasso


General Art

Midweek Evening courses + classes

Weekly Art Class

Wed morning or evening class flexible booking

Be inspired every week with new art projects every session exploring a variety of materials + techniques


Beginners Art Course

Wed eve course 6-sessions

Key learning about the Art Elements of line, tone, form, colour, shape, texture, pattern and composition


Essential Drawing Foundations

Thurs eve course 6-sessions

Learn core drawing skills to improve accuracy, perception and clarity of vision


Life Drawing

Courses, Classes + Peer-groups

Begin Life Drawing

Mon eve tutor-led class

Tutor-led step-by-step life drawing class for absolute-beginners and those returning to life drawing


Life drawing Ancoats

Mon eve peer group

Peer-led life, figure and portrait drawing and painting for everyone, with support and friendship included


Life drawing Foundations

Thurs morning course 6-sessions

A unique tutor-led course for beginners and experienced drawers teaching an innovative experiential drawing approach


Children + Youth

Art classes with a curriculum or leisure focus

Children’s art class

Sunday morning class  1-session

Ages 8-10 or Primary-school aged. Tutor-led art class exploring a variety of materials, artists, and techniques


Youth art class

Sunday afternoon class  1-session

Ages 11-15 or Secondary-school aged. Tutor-led art class exploring a variety of materials, artists, and techniques


Private Art Tuition

Adults, family/friend groups, and youth options

Private Art Tuition

Fri, Sun, flexible

Private art tuition is available for those looking for a bespoke creative art experience.


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

WHAT MAKES TRAVELLING TO MANCHESTER SO EASY?


 

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

STUDENTS WILL EXPERIENCE

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.