Drawing classes Manchester

Looking for drawing courses or classes in Manchester.  Creative Art Courses is an artist-led teaching studio within easy access of Manchester city centre.

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Begin to draw + paint

Weekend course 2-days

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

Realistic drawing L1

Weekend course 2-days

The perfect course to improve skills in drawing accurately from life

Expressive drawing L1

Weekend course 2-days

Learn a creative, self-expressive approach to semi-abstract contemporary drawing

The Art Elements

Thurs morning or eve course 6-sessions

Key learning about line, tone, colour, shape, texture, pattern and more

Abstract Art

Weekend course 2-days

Learn abstract art techniques to create exciting expressive images

Creative sketchbooks

Weekend course 2-days

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

Acrylic painting L1

Weekend course 2-days

The perfect course to start learning to use acrylics paints

Acrylic painting L2

Weekend course 2-days

Further develop your acrylic painting with added skills and techniques

Urban sketching Ancoats

Weekend course 2-days

Build your urban sketching confidence with a focus on drawing buildings

Essential Drawing Foundations

Thurs eve course 6-sessions

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

Art + Creativity

Mon morning course 10-session x 3 terms

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

Creative life drawing Foundations

Thurs 6-session or 3-day weekend course

Fully taught life drawing course to improve core skills, observation and clarity of vision

Experimental drawing

Sat workshop 1-day

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

Mixed-media textures

Sun workshop 1-day

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

Charcoal drawing

Sat workshop 1-day

Discover the freedom of gestural drawing with willow and compressed charcoal

Dynamic colour mixing

Sun workshop 1-day

A step-by-step guide and exploration to mixing the colours you want with ease

Cezanne-simplifying nature

Mon eve workshop 1-session

Learn from Cezanne, the Father of Modernism, and improve your own art

Matisse-expressive colour

Mon eve workshop 1-session

Learn from Matisse and bring outrageous expressive colour to your own art


Mon eve workshop 1-session

Learn from Picasso and re-imagined how to use dynamic lines in your own art

Weekly Art Class

Wed morning flex 4-class block

Begin a new art project each week with inspiration and supportive teaching

Learn Life Drawing

Wed afternoon flex 4-class block

Expand your life drawing knowledge and skills topic-by-topic

Absolute-beginners Class

Fri afternoon drop-in 1-session

Art class to nurture your soul and boost creative-wellbeing

Life drawing Ancoats

Mon eve peer group

Peer-led life, figure and portrait drawing and painting for everyone

Ancoats Visual Arts

Wed day / eve peer group

Peer-led art group for everyone who loves visual arts and craft

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 drawing and mixed-media classes in the Northwest?
We offer classes in drawing materials including charcoal, pencil, drawing inks, soluble pencil, and mixed-media drawing.

Based in historical Ancoats, where history and creativity combine?
If you’re looking for drawing classes in Manchester, look no further.  On the fringes of historical Ancoats you will find Hope Mill and AWOL Studios – Manchester’s largest collective of over 80 creative enterprises,  art studios and theatre.

Discover your love of drawing any any of the many Creative drawing Courses that includes, charcoal, colour pencils, graphite, drawing inks and mixed-media.

Artist-led drawing classes
There can’t be a better city than Manchester with it’s history of innovation and creativity for the Creative Art Courses studio to be based.  Our independent artist-led drawing classes teach you all the fundamental aspects of drawing as well as creative drawing techniques covering a range of drawing materials.  Enjoy the Manchester art scene by  turning your drawing class into a mini art and culture holiday.  There are a multitude of art venues within access of Manchester city centre.

Creative Art Courses will ensure you learn loads and leave inspired, having improved your drawing technique with the knowledge of a range of drawing materials for you to continue using at home.

Beginner – Intermediate – Experienced
Everyone is welcome



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


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.