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Art Classes Newcastle

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

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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 Newcastle 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 a different experience than the art classes in Newcastle can offer you, why not travel from Newcastle to Manchester to one of Manchester’s leading providers of artist-led drawing and art courses.  Creative Art Courses will not disappoint you.

Artist-led Classes
Begun in 2010 Creative Art Courses is able to offer you a wide range of courses, drawing and painting classes and short 1-day workshops, possibly not available to you within the range of art classes in Newcastle.  My art classes should offer you a welcome addition of high quality art classes, an easy 2-hour drive away from the art classes in Newcastle.  I plan my courses very carefully around your needs as a student to ensure you improve your drawing and painting and return to your regular art classes in Newcastle with more confidence and a host of new techniques to share with your friends.

Beginner – Intermediate – Experienced
Everyone is welcome



  • 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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Newcastle Art Gallery Listings

The Biscuit Factory

Stoddard Stree, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AN


 The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, our beautiful gallery spaces set over two floors, display a range of exciting contemporary fine art, sculpture, original prints and jewellery, quality craftmanship and design led homewares. 

The Baltic 

Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA

Open Daily 10.00-18.00
Except Tuesdays 10.30-18.00
Last entry 15 minutes before closing time

BALTIC is closed on 25 December, 26 December and 1 January each year.
On 24 and 31 December BALTIC closes one hour earlier at 17.00.


The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle holds exhibitions from leading contemporary artists.  

Shipley Art Gallery

Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 4JB

The Shipley Art Gallery is a twenty minute walk from Gateshead interchange for Metro and bus services and is on several bus routes.


Relax, unwind and discover the fantastic range of arts and design on show in the friendly surroundings of the Shipley Art Gallery in Newcastle. Home to the broadest range of contemporary crafts outside London as well as a spectacular collection of fine art including William Irving’s the Blaydon Races, the Shipley is an inspiring day.  

Laing Art Gallery

New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG

The Laing Art Gallery is situated in the heart of Newcastle City Centre and is only a five minute walk from Monument Metro station. The Gallery is well signposted from the station.


The Laing Art Gallery’s exceptional art collection focuses on British oil paintings, watercolours, ceramics, silver and glassware. The collection has Designated status in recognition of its national and international significance.

Highlights include outstanding pictures by William Holman Hunt, Edward Burne-Jones, Paul Gauguin, and Victor Pasmore, together with an important group of paintings by 19th-century artist John Martin, who was born and brought up in the North East. 

Student Quote

“Loved it! you’ve shown me a different way to approach art and my creativity.  I feel as if you’ve opened up in me a new way of seeing things.”
Donna B | Improve your Drawing

Art Classes Newcastle

Student Quotes

“Completely refreshed my style of drawing, and attempting to put myself out of my comfort zone.”
Giovanni I  | Life drawing
“Challenging, fun, encouraging, exciting.”
Elaine L  | Life drawing