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 who enjoys arts and crafts. We welcome absolute-beginners – all you need is a passion to get involved. Improve your health and wellbeing, make new friends, and get creative by becoming a member of Ancoats Visual Arts. Attend either of our art sessions:
Art for Leisure courses includes:
2 x Artist-led taught classes
Optional attendance at 2 x Be Creative studio-sessions (free)
- Cost: £55 per course
- Days: Friday
- Times: 10 – 12.30pm
- Art Materials: All materials provided
The Art for Leisure courses consist of 2 artist-led sessions where you will enjoy teaching from an experienced community artist.
You will also have the option to attend 2 free Be Creative studio-sessions to continue working on your art and craft project, to encourage you to start attending Ancoats Visual Arts on a regular basis.
Each Art for Leisure course will introduce you to a new art or craft technique giving you plenty of time to relax, learn, experiment, and go home amazed at what you have created. Great for everyone – no previous experience needed.
The Art for Leisure Course includes:
2 x artist-led classes which are taught by an experienced community artist, with a relaxed atmosphere so everyone can learn at their own pace – no-one will be left behind as all levels of experience will be supported and encouraged.
2 x optional peer-supported studio-sessions where you can continue your arts and crafts projects at your own pace.
Book these courses if you want to learn new arts and crafts skills
Be Creative Studio-sessions are:
Single stand-alone sessions.
Book as-and-when you wish to attend.
- Cost: £4.35 per single studio-session
- Days: Wednesdays, weekly through the year
- Times: 12-3pm
- Art Materials: Bring your own
Be Creative studio-sessions are peer-supported sessions for drawing, painting or crafting in a supportive, relaxed and encouraging studio environment. Enjoy support from a friendly group of amateur-artists and see your enjoyment and confidence grow.
Every Be Creative studio-session is about enjoying a variety of arts and crafts – it’s up to you! We are happy to take suggestions from group members for different group projects and happier still if a member would like to take the lead for specific sessions.
Well-being | Arts + Crafts | Friendship
We understand everyone loves arts and crafts for different reasons. Most members join us for leisure, to find out more about arts and crafts, make new friends or improve their general well-being. This group allows you the freedom to develop in your own direction, at a leisurely pace that will ensure you maximise your enjoyment.
Attend these sessions if you love arts and crafts and support a community spirit
AVA is an informal community group
- the group aims to support members, and encourage the wider community, to embrace creativity and art into their lives.
- the group relies on much-valued, passionate + dedicated volunteers to lead peer-supported sessions.
- the group offers members different ways of getting involved
- Be Creative Studio-sessions
- Art for Leisure Courses
- Art critique + open discussion
- Be Creative Studio-sessions
Creative Art Courses supports AVA with
- Creative and organisational guidance and support
- AVA funding structure details >
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“Firstly it was a very supportive and relaxed environment. Brian was very positive about your work. I feel very enthusiastic about continuing my art outside the class.”
“A very enjoyable experience where I learned so much. Brian is a great tutor and the environment is inspiring. I’ve learnt how to structure drawings but also how to find my own style.”
“Extremely informative and challenging. The textures exercise was particularly good fun.