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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.

Courses + Classes

Courses + Classes
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Weekend 3-day courses

General Drawing + Life drawing

Essential Drawing Foundations

Fri – Sun 3-day course

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


Life drawing Foundations

Fri – Sun 3-day course

A unique tutor-led course for beginners and experienced drawers teaching an innovative experiential life drawing approach


Weekend 2-day courses

General Art

Begin to draw + paint

Weekend course 2-days or Eve 4-sessions

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


Creative sketchbooks

Weekend course 2-days

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


Realistic drawing

Weekend course 2-days

The perfect course to develop skills in drawing accurately and realistically from life using graphite + colour pencil


Expressive still-life drawing

Weekend course 2-days

Learn to draw with an inventive + self-expressive approach to create semi-abstract contemporary still-life drawings


Abstract Art

Weekend course 2-days

Learn 10 foundational keys to creating highly personal self-expressive abstract art


Urban sketching Ancoats

Weekend course 2-days

Build confidence in technical and creative urban sketching techniques with a focus on drawing buildings


Acrylic painting L1

Weekend course 2-days

The perfect introductory course for beginners to start learning acrylic painting skills and techniques


Acrylic painting L2

Weekend course 2-days

Further develop your acrylic painting with added skills, techniques and creative styles


Weekend 1-day Workshops

General Art

Experimental drawing

Sat workshop 1-day

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


Mixed-media textures

Sun workshop 1-day

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


Beginners colour mixing

Sat workshop 1-day

A beginners step-by-step and practical guide to mixing the colours you want with ease by understanding Hue, Tone + Chroma


Beginners Expressive Colour

Sun workshop 1-day

Discover how to harness and control the emotive and self-expressive power of colour relationships. 


Charcoal drawing

Sat workshop 1-day

Discover the freedom of gestural drawing with willow, and the drama of compressed charcoal


Midweek Daytime courses

General Art

Art + Creativity

Mon morning course 30-session course

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


Weekly Art Class

Wed morning class flexible booking

Be inspired every week with new art projects every session exploring a variety of materials + techniques


Still Life Exposed

Wednesday afternoon course 6-sessions

Transform your still life drawing + painting with insights from Cezanne, Matisse + Picasso


Ancoats Visual Arts

Tues afternoon peer group

Peer-led art group for everyone who loves visual arts and craft, with support and friendship included


Midweek Evening courses

General Art

The Art Elements Course

Wed eve course 6-sessions

Key learning about the Art Elements of line, tone, form, colour, shape, texture, pattern and composition


Begin to draw + paint

Weekend course 2-days or Eve 4-sessions

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


Life Drawing

Courses, Classes + Peer-groups

Life drawing Ancoats

Mon eve peer group

Peer-led life, figure and portrait drawing and painting for everyone, with support and friendship included


Life drawing Foundations

Thurs morning course 6-sessions

A unique tutor-led course for beginners and experienced drawers teaching an innovative experiential drawing approach


Begin Life Drawing

Mon eve tutor-led class

Tutor-led step-by-step life drawing class for absolute-beginners and those returning to life drawing


Children + Youth

Art classes with a curriculum or leisure focus

Youth art class

Sunday afternoon class  1-session

Ages 11-15 or Secondary-school aged. Tutor-led art class exploring a variety of materials, artists, and techniques


Children’s art class

Sunday morning class  1-session

Ages 8-10 or Primary-school aged. Tutor-led art class exploring a variety of materials, artists, and techniques


Private Art Tuition

Adults, family/friend groups, and youth options

Private Art Tuition

Fri, Sun, flexible

Private art tuition is available for those looking for a bespoke creative art experience.


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

WHAT MAKES TRAVELLING TO MANCHESTER SO EASY?


 

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

STUDENTS WILL EXPERIENCE

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.