Workshops

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 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk. To see the full range of our upcoming workshops bookable online visit our Eventbrite page.

 

 

mixed media mouse sculptures by Kathryn Ashcroft

Textile Mouse Making Workshop with Kathryn Ashcroft

Saturday 14 December 10.30am-3.30pm  £25.00

Join Kathryn Ashcroft to create your own mixed-media mouse sculpture on a little wooden block. Your little mouse character will be personalised to tell your own story, with an array of details and props, created using model-making skills combined with stitching and textile techniques. All materials are provided, though participants may wish to bring their own fabrics and other mouse-related treasures to add a very personal touch to their work! Suitable for children age 8+ and also for adults.

For more information call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  To book your place ask in the gallery or visit Eventbrite

 

Fairies – Not Just for Christmas, a Textile Mixed-Media Workshop with Nicky Dillerstone

Saturday 21 December 10.30am-3.30pm

This day long workshop will focus on creating a very alternative fairy using pre-printed fabric, tactile finishes, soft metals and so much more. Simple sewing skills and a good imagination are all that is needed. All materials supplied. Suitable for age 16+

For more information call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  To book your place ask in the gallery or visit Eventbrite

 

Sue Stone textile portrait

A Focus on Faces Textile Workshop with Sue Stone

Saturday 18 January 2020  10.30am-3.30pm  £40

An introduction to hand stitch & appliqué portraits, suitable for all abilities.

In this workshop Sue will introduce you to working with faces. During the workshop you will start to make a figurative study in which the focus is on the face. Using simple techniques, such as appliqué, and a small hand stitch vocabulary Sue will guide you through quick & easy ways to get started and share the simple processes she uses herself.

There’s no need to be worried about your drawing ability Sue will provide some simple images as a starting point from which to work. By the end of the workshop participants will have the necessary skills to develop their own figurative work further and a piece of work started to develop at home.

The aim of the workshop is to gain the confidence to work figuratively and have fun doing it.

Suitable for age 16+

For more information call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  To book your place ask in the gallery or visit Eventbrite

Other adult workshops coming up include…

  • 25 January 10.30am-3.30pm: Collage, Poetry, Inspiration, Installation Workshop £70
  • 1 February 10.30am-3.30pm: Silver Ring Making Workshop with Diane Lee  £65
  • 8 February 1.30-3.30pm: Dream Handkerchief Image Transfer Workshop with Nicky Dillerstone  £18
  • 15 February 10.30-3.30pm: Stitched Shibori Workshop with CarolAnn Allan  £35
  • 22 February 10.30am-3.30pm: Drop Spinning Workshop with Joan Haliwell  £25
  • 29 February 10.30am-3.30pm:  Re-used/Reinvented Textiles & Print Workshop with Jane McKeating  £35
  • 14 March 10.30am-3.30pm: Recycling Workshop £40
  • 21 March 10.30am-3.30pm: Mosaic Birdhouse Workshop £35
  • 28 March 10.30am-3.30pm: Printed Aluminium Jewellery Workshop £40
  • 4 April 1.30-3.30pm: Wax Nature 2D Artwork Workshop £18
  • 11 April 10.30am-3.30pm: Basic Raku Ceramic Firing Workshop £45
  • 25 April 10.30am-3.30pm: Drawing with Wire Workshop £50

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 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  Alternatively, book online on Eventbrite by clicking on the link next to the appropriate date.

See below for dates and times in 2019/2020.

Saturday 7 December (book online here)
Saturday 11 January (book online here)
Saturday 8 February (book online here)
Saturday 7 March (book online here)
Saturday 4 April (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

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 sessions focus on art and crafts.

Do Something Different: 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!

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

 

Do Something Different: Craft Workshops

mosaic tile made by Jane Rose

Mosaic Tile Workshop

10 December 1.30-3.30pm  £4

This session is specially for adults with a disability – offered as part of Do Something Different.

Create a beautiful mosaic tile with the help of maker Jane Rose. Use ceramic and mirror pieces to create a lovely decorative coaster.

The session costs just £4 per participant. Advance booking is essential. Book your place in person at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre or reserve it by calling 01724 297070 or email: 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk

 

felt christmas tree craft made by Catherine Milner

Felt Christmas Tree Workshop

17 December 1.30-3.30pm  £4

This session is specially for adults with a disability – offered as part of Do Something Different.

Join textile artist Catherine Milner to create a beautiful festive felt Christmas tree. It’ll make a perfect Christmassy decoration!

The session costs just £4 per participant. Advance booking is essential. Book your place in person at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre or reserve it by calling 01724 297070 or email: 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk

 


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.

‘Prod and Poke’ Artist’s Forum

Next date: Thursday 6 February 2020

 

Artist Susan Simpson plucking her eyebrows

Our informal artist’s forums take place every month, led by artist and photographer Susan Simpson. The sessions are held in the gallery café, which offers an informal setting to look at and debate topics relevant to the creative community. There are also opportunities to discuss one another’s work and ideas. So come along, grab a coffee and maybe a delicious homemade cake from our café and join in.


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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