Ancoats Visual Arts

Students at Drawing the head course with Heather Spears

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 in their chosen arts and crafts activity.  This peer-led art club is a great place to improve and learn from each other, while enjoying the support and encouragement from other club members. If you enjoy experimenting with new art techniques, trying new ideas and love the challenges and rewards of arts and crafts then come along and join our art club.

The art club is based in Ancoats within easy access of Manchester city centre.

Suitable for:  Beginners, improvers, intermediate, experienced artists
Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, weekly 12 – 3pm



Day: Wednesday’s
Time: 12-3pm
Peer-led group

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  • Please bring your own materials

    Items available in the studio
    Drawing boards
    Water tubs
    Still life objects

  • Evening group:
    Day: Wednesday’s: 12-3pm
    Dates: weekly

    Peer-led group

    Beginner, improver, intermediate, experienced, adults

    Group Size
    Max 12

    Bring your own. Tea, coffee available by donation.

What can I expect

Supportive environment
Draw, paint or craft in a supportive, relaxed and encouraging environment, with peer support from a friendly group of artists. Watch as your enjoyment and confidence grows. 

Enjoy 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.

Learn and progress at your own pace
We understand everyone learns and progresses at a different pace and in different ways with different objectives. Some members join us for leisure while others are working towards an exhibition. This group allows you the freedom to develop in your own direction, at a leisurely pace that will ensure you maximise your enjoyment.

Choose this group if you are passionate about arts and crafts.


 A great way to socialise and share idea/tips with other life drawers. Always enjoy this event! 

 Very friendly and welcoming, would recommend to art enthusiasts of any level. 
Dave H

 Glad I went, found it inspiring. 
Charmaine B


The Art Club

A group for all the creative people of  Greater Manchester.  
Total beginners to experienced artists are welcome. The creative art club is an informal friendly group who enjoy the social side of arts and crafts so you will find each 3 hour Wednesday session has plenty of time to relax and chat while being creative together.

Ancoats Visual Arts welcomes everyone who is interested in arts and crafts into the creative art club, no matter where in Greater Manchester you happen to live.  

If you happen to work or live in Ancoats, Clayton, Beswick, Miles Platting or the Manchester city centre, then Ancoats Visual Arts will be the local creative art club for you to join.   

The creative art club is open to all and we pride ourselves in being inclusive, friendly and supportive. The only criteria for joining is a passion for the visual arts and a willingness to support others.

The group is hosted and supported by Creative Art Courses at Hope Mill, Pollard Street.

Join us for creative arts and crafts sessions full of creative joy and creativity within a fully inclusive, relaxed, informal and social atmosphere.  

Special Student Offer

  • cashBACK Offer Details

    Follow the 5 easy steps to claim your 2 free studio sessions with Ancoats Visual Arts.  
    cashBACK vouchers are only available to students registered for a weekend, daytime or evening course with Creative Art Courses.  
    If you’re not a student of Creative Art Courses, don’t worry – each session at Ancoats Visual Arts only costs £4.35, fantastic value for 3 hours of creative joy and fun, with the support of new friends!

    5 steps to claim your cashBACK
    Click HERE to download the cashBACK vouchers.

    1. Receive your cashBACK voucher card from your tutor when you attend your course with Creative Art Courses.
    2. Become a member of Ancoats Visual Arts for free.  
      Visit the Meetup website here >
    3. Book a ‘Be Creative’ studio session for £4.35.
      Visit the Meetup website here >
    4. Leave your cashBACK voucher card, with details completed, with the club organiser when you attend the ‘Be Creative’ studio session.
    5. cashBACK Refunds will be sent via PayPal within the week following your attendance at Ancoats Visual Arts.

    We hope you enjoy your free studio sessions, come to value being an active member of Ancoats Visual Arts and continue to attend regularly – remember each session costs only £4.35 – great value considering the benefits.


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  1. Rose
    13 March 2017 @ 6:40 pm

    Please call me to book for a class for my daughter &me.
    For 2 people she is 13 years.
    Call me on 07473007272


    • artfulantics
      14 March 2017 @ 5:48 am

      HI Rose
      Thanks for contacting me. Unfortunately I only teach students 18+ years old. Try contacting the Z centre in Hulme for childrens art classes. Hope this helps. Best regards, Brian


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