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.



Watercolour Landscape by Diana May

Watercolour Painting Workshop with Diana May

Saturday 26 October 10.30am-3.30pm  £25.00

Diana May is an artist and crafter who enjoys creating with a variety of mediums and believes that being creative is beneficial to your health, especially when we get together to do it as a group. In this watercolour workshop she will lead you through a day of developing drawings through to watercolour.

Bring your own materials and reference photographs if you wish, but all that you need will be supplied. Age 16+ only.

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


brick by brick logo

Introduction to LEGO® building for Adults

Saturday 16 November 10.30am-12.30pm  £5.00

Ever heard of greebling? How about illegal connections? Join LEGO® professional Chris McKnight from BrickBox for some top LEGO® tips and tricks to create your own builds, learn a little about the history of LEGO® and try your hand at individual and group LEGO® building challenges. A great chance to work on your LEGO® skills away from the kids! Suitable for age 16+

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…

  • Saturday 23 November 1.30pm-3.30pm: Needlefelt Hare Making Workshop with Tamsin Anderson (for adults only) £15
  • Saturday 7 December 1.30pm-3.30pm: Papercraft Christmas Lantern Workshop with Shobhna Patel £15

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.

No session during October

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

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.

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 Session Thursday 17 October 1-3pm

Over the past few months we’ve been welcoming Susan Simpson to 20-21 to lead a series of Artist’s Forums. The venue for these forums is the gallery café, which offers an informal setting to look at and debate topics that have relevance to the creative community. This time is also a useful opportunity to discuss one another’s work and ideas. So come along – grab a coffee and maybe a slice of homemade cake, and join the conversation.

This month’s forum will be led by exhibiting local artist Sam de Freitas. The topic up for discussion will be the organic within art: the tension, if it exists, between producing work from our own creative desire and creating work for commercial gain or growing a fanbase. How do we separate the two, or indeed, need we?

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.

Back To Top