Art Courses Manchester at AWOL studios

ART Courses Manchester offer HIGH QUALITY drawing classes and art classes FOR BEGINNERS TO EXPERIENCED ARTISTS AND THOSE OF YOU YET TO TRY

My art courses, drawing classes, and creative art classes are inspirational, wonderfully challenging, and definitely rewarding. 
You will find me in Manchester within easy access of the city centre,
within easy reach of Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford,
Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. 

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Your learning and enjoyment is important to me.  The information below will help ensure you choose the right course, class or group for you.

Weekend + Evening Courses

Structured Learning

My structured learning weekend and evening courses offer high quality, artist-led teaching to support you along your journey to becoming a confident independent artist.

Suitable for beginners to experienced artists.

Improve your core skills in observation; drawing and painting; develop your creativity; widen your knowledge and appreciation of the creative process; or release yourself from creative blocks.  

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Day-time Classes

Leisure Learning 

The leisure learning weekly day-time classes offer a learning environment designed around your own interests to help you learn the skills and techniques to draw and paint the pictures you want.

Suitable for beginners to intermediate artists.

They’re great to join if you’re looking for a regular tutor-led class to attend throughout the year and learn with like-minded people.

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Art Groups

Peer Learning

The art groups that meet in my studio offer you fantastic peer learning opportunities.   This is your opportunity to join a community of visual artists who enjoy drawing, painting and crafting

Suitable for beginners to experienced artists.

If you simply enjoy getting on with projects on your own, but value the company of others join one of the art groups where you’ll be able to flourish and grow through sharing ideas, advice and support. 

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Art Courses Manchester at AWOL Studios

Hi.  I’m Brian Raymond, lead tutor.

 I’m passionate about every art course, drawing class and workshop that I have planned for you.  Each one is designed to leave you inspired, passionate, and more able to make a success of your drawing and painting.

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 | Drawing Techniques


  • 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.

Creative Art Courses is one of the leading providers of artist-led art courses in Manchester.
When you book on any of my ART COURSES in Manchester you will find a friendly and creative art studio within with to nurture your creativity.


Details of the ART COURSES I teach can be found below.

All courses, classes and workshops are taught by experienced educators and artists.  These art courses in Manchester, taught by Creative Art Courses, are designed around your needs, in small groups with lots of practical demonstrations and one to one tuition.

Weekend courses

Be more Creative – series

The following week-end art classes in Manchester are packed with content, learning opportunities and inspiration.  
The art classes run from Sat + Sun,
10 – 4pm each day.

EVE Courses

6 x Monday or Wednesday evenings
These evening art classes in Manchester are packed with content, learning opportunities and inspiration.

These classes run from 6.30 – 9pm.

Day time Classes

Weekday day-time Leisure classes
These daytime art classes in Manchester are leisure classes for beginners to intermediate artists.

These classes run from 10 – 12pm or 1 – 3pm. Monday to Friday

Special Guest Tutor

Heather Spears

Life drawing courses with Heather Spears
Heather is an inspiring teacher and author of ‘The Creative Eye’.  Her teaching is insightful and offers a rare opportunity to learn from this internationally recognised artist, author and poet.

Tips + Techniques

Art Courses Manchester at AWOL Studios

Teaching Studio

I teach my drawing classes in Manchester in this wonderful Grade 2 listed ex textile Mill which is home to AWOL Studios-one of Manchester’s largest creative hubs with over 80 Creative studios.

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