20-21 Visual Arts Centre is committed to offering a wide range of educational opportunities, including formal and informal workshops for adults of all ages and artistic abilities – a warm welcome is guaranteed!

For workshops for younger artists, see our family activities section.

Artist-led Adult Workshops

Our artist-led workshops for adults aged 16+ (unless otherwise stated) give you the opportunity to be creative, allow you to develop skills, have fun and take home an amazing creation!  Our expert visiting artists can tailor your experience to any level whether you’re a complete beginner or wanting to improve your skills. The costs include expert tuition and all materials.

For more information call 01724 297070 or email To see the full range of our upcoming workshops bookable online visit our Eventbrite page.


vintge inspired collaged figure

Jointed Collaged Figures Workshop

Saturday 17 August 10.30am-3.30pm  £10.00

Using old books, maps, printed images, ephemera and other materials, Mandy Keating will guide you through the process of designing and creating your own vintage inspired jointed figures. Suitable for age 16+.

For more information call 01724 297070 or email   To book your place ask in the gallery or visit Eventbrite


Linocut print by James Green

Introduction to Linocut with James Green

Saturday 24 August 10.30am-3.30pm  £45.00

In this one-day adult workshop, artist James Green will introduce you to the tools used for lino printing before showing you how to cut the lino and print from your completed plate. At the end of the workshop you’ll take away a completed lino plate, several test prints and a ready-to-frame final one-colour display print measuring 10x15cm.

Important information: All equipment and materials will be provided, but you will need to think before the workshop about an image to turn into a linocut. Choose an image that isn’t too intricate, as linocut isn’t really suitable for tiny details. This image will need to fit into a piece of lino 10x15cm. A print out to size would be ideal, plus a mirror image print. You may also want to use a soft pencil to trace your chosen image onto a piece of heavy-duty tracing paper, although this isn’t essential.

The ink on your prints will not be totally dry by the end of the workshop. James will provide envelopes to help protect them, but you’ll need to take care with them in transit to avoid any smudging.

For more information call 01724 297070 or email   To book your place ask in the gallery or visit Eventbrite


copper cuff bracelet workshop

Copper Bracelet Workshop with Eleanor Rogerson

Saturday 28 September 10.30am-3.30pm  £25.00

Learn to make your own copper cuff bracelet in this one day beginner’s workshop run by Eleanor Rogerson. The workshop will begin with learning how to use a jeweller’s saw. After some practice, you will use the saw to cut some simple designs out of a piece of copper. You will then learn how to shape your piece of copper into a bracelet, before polishing and finishing it off, ready to take it home. Suitable for complete beginners. Age 16+ only. All materials provided.

For more information call 01724 297070 or email   To book your place ask in the gallery or visit Eventbrite

Other adult workshops coming up include…

  • Watercolour painting with Diana May on Saturday 26 October 10.30am-3.30pm  £18.00

Life Drawing

Life drawings by Terry Clarke

Brush up on your life drawing skills at our friendly, untutored Saturday classes for adults. All abilities are welcome, from beginner to advanced, and it’s only £6 per session!

10:30am to 12:30pm. Age 18+ only. Advanced payment and booking is essential.

For more information or to reserve your place, call 01724 297070 or email  Alternatively, book online on Eventbrite by clicking on the link next to the appropriate date.

See below for dates and times in 2019.

Saturday 7 September (book online here)

October session TBC

Saturday 9 November (book online here)

Saturday 7 December (book online here)

Terms & Conditions

If a session has not met its minimum number of participants seven days prior,  it will be cancelled & payment will be refunded.  Payments will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than seven days prior to the class, unless filled with a reserve. Cancellations made before this seven day period will be due a refund.

Do Something Different

Drumming Workshops

Tuesday 13 August – 10 September 1.30-3.30pm  £4.00

Do Something Different Drumming workshop

They’re back!
Our popular drumming workshops for adults with a disability have made a welcome return to 20-21. Offered as part of Do Something Different, the workshops are taking place on Tuesdays 1.30-3.30pm from 13 August to 10 September and cost just £4 per session. They were hugely popular last time so you’ll need to book on.

Just drop in to the gallery to book on and pay. For more details message us or give us a call on 01724297070.

Get Crafty

Wednesdays during term time 1-4pm  £FREE

Do Something Different Logo

As part of North Lincolnshire Council’s Do Something Different campaign, we run free creative drop-in sessions every Wednesday for adults with additional needs. Sessions run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (during term time only). There’s no need to book, just turn up!

Get Crafty will be back on Wednesday 4 September. See you then!

If you would like more information about Get Crafty call 01724 297070.

Artist Talks

Join exhibiting artists to find out more about their work and their artistic practice. This unique opportunity gives you the chance to meet the artist in person, ask questions about their exhibition and learn about their career.

Artist Forum with Susan Simpson

Thursday 12 September, 1pm

Our first Artist Forum was held back in June, and was chaired by Susan Simpson, who’s Own Two Feet exhibition was being shown at the time. Following the success of that first forum, Susan is returning to lead further Artist Forums, beginning on Thursday 12 September. As before the venue will be the gallery café, which will offer an informal setting to look at and debate topics that have relevance to the creative community. This time will also be a useful opportunity to discuss one another’s work and ideas.

Susan says – “The subject up for discussion at this first meet-up is validity – a feeling that I sometimes experience very strongly and at other times, despite lengthy searching – eludes me! It would be great to see how we all feel about the idea of needing to feel comfy in our own art bubbles…”

If you have enjoyed your workshop, or want to contribute towards the work of 20-21, you can support us by making a donation.

To find out about all the events and activities that are taking place at 20-21, visit our What’s on pages.

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