Workshops

 

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

On this page you’ll find information about

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


Artist-led Adult Workshops

 

a sketchbook showing a pencil drawing of a holiday chalet

Hideaway: Talk, Art and poetry workshop

26 May 1-4pm  FREE

Come and join artist, Judith Tucker and poet, Harriet Tarlo on a free creative talk/workshop. You will have a chance to hear about their recent Hideaway project and experiment yourself with poetry, art or both.

We will start in their ‘Hideaway: painting and poetry from the saltmarsh’ exhibition in 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and then explore what we can discover in and around the building through image and text. We will explore how heritage and environment might work together here. There will be a focus on appreciating the beauty and significance of plants growing close at hand.

All materials provided. Advance booking essential. Book your place through ArtTickets. Suitable for adults and teenagers.

 

Watch this space for announcements of more workshops soon.


Sessions for Adults with Disabilities

Do Something Different Logo

Do Something Different – Get Crafty

Wednesdays 1.30 – 3.30pm

North Lincolnshire Council offers a whole range of activities specifically for adults with a disability aged 16 and above. Have fun, meet new people and try your hand at all sorts of ‘Do Something Different’ sport, leisure and cultural activities. Here at 20-21 our friendly and welcoming Get Crafty sessions focus on art and crafts.

As part of North Lincolnshire Council’s Do Something Different campaign, we are running free creative sessions every Wednesday for adults with additional needs. Some sessions will be led by visiting artists. No need to book ahead, just turn up and join in.

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

 

Do Something Different – Get Legendary

Our Get Legendary project has unfortunately been cancelled for the remainder of this year.


Meet our Artists 

Conversation Café

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

 

View of the Hideaway: painting and poetry from the saltmarsh exhibition by Judith Tucker and Harriet Tarlo

Conversation Café with poet Harriet Tarlo and artist Judith Tucker (Online Event)

3 June 7-8pm  FREE

Join poet Harriet Tarlo and artist Judith Tucker online from the comfort of your home for conversation about their recent project and exhibition ‘Hideaway: painting and poetry from the saltmarsh’, currently showing at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

‘Hideaway’ is a collaboration between Judith and Harriet which takes Humberston Fitties and its communities as its subject. The exhibition documents both this unique location and the pair’s work with the residents and guests through interviews and creative workshops. The result is a series of stunning figurative paintings, accompanied by evocative poetry, inspired by this unique location.

Go to ArtTickets to book your place and receive your link to join the session via MS Teams.
This project is funded by the Arts Council England

Watch this space for announcements of our next Conversation Café.


Life Drawing

Life drawings by Terry Clarke

Untutored Life Drawing

After a long break due to lockdowns and other Covid measures, our popular life drawing sessions are returning!

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 £8 per session! As participants draw a nude model, please note the lower age limit of 18 years. These sessions are very popular, so make sure you book on well in advance.

A limited number of easels and drawing boards are available. Please bring your own materials.

All sessions run from 10:30am to 12:30pm and will be taking place on the following dates:

5 March, 2 April, 7 May, 4 June

Age 18+ only. Advanced payment and booking is essential.

Visit our Art Tickets page to book your place.

 

From 2 July onwards untutored life drawing will be moving to the afternoons. Sessions will run from 1.30-3.30pm, but will otherwise be unchanged.

Dates until the end of the year are as follows:

2 July, 6 August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November, 3 December

Advanced booking and payment are essential. Follow this link to book on through ArtTickets.

 

Sketchbooks showing a number of nude life drawings

Tutored Life Drawing

Would you like some expert guidance on your figure drawing, or are you thinking about trying it for the first time? Join artist Julie Oxenforth* who will guide us through this series of life drawing sessions suitable for beginners. Please bring your own materials, though some paper, pencils and charcoals can be provided if needed. Please note that as there will be a nude model present at the session, these workshops are suitable for age 18+ only.

All sessions run from 1.30-3.30pm and will be taking place on the following dates:

5 March, 2 April, 7 May and 4 June

Visit our Art Tickets page to book your place. Tickets available for all sessions. £20

 

From 2 July onwards untutored life drawing will be moving to the mornings. Sessions will run from 10.30-12.30pm, but will otherwise be unchanged. The price will remain unchanged at £20.

Dates until the end of the year are as follows:

2 July, 6 August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November, 3 December

Advanced booking and payment are essential. Follow this link to book on through ArtTickets.

Age 18+ only. Advanced payment and booking is essential.


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.