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 or to reserve your place, call 01724 297070 or email


Sarah Jane Palmer with one of her wallpaper designs

Photo with permission: Sarah Jane Palmer

Pattern Design and Printmaking with Sarah Palmer

Saturday 27 July 10.30am-3.30pm  £25.00

Artist and surface pattern designer Sarah Jane Palmer will be running a unique pattern design and print making workshop that brings together a variety of techniques including silk screen printing onto card, wallpaper and fabric, combined with techniques such as paper collage, stencil cutting and symmetrical pattern design. You will go away at the end of the day with a variety of experimental ideas, potential wallpaper designs, artworks and/or a range of personalised gift cards inspired by our exhibition ‘Mythomania‘ by Ian Kirkpatrick. Suitable for age 16+.

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


Irene McGrath's fused glass window hangers.

Glass Window Hanger with Irene McGrath

Saturday 10 August 10.30am-1.30pm  £25.00

Join Irene McGrath to create your own unique fused glass window hanger. Irene will show you how to make your design, which will be sandwiched between two pieces of glass ready to be taken away for kiln firing. During the firing the glass pieces become fused together to form a single piece, with the design trapped between. After firing your hangers will be returned to 20-21 ready for collection. Suitable for age 16+.

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


Other adult workshops coming up include…

  • Jointed Collaged Figures with Mandy Keating on Saturday 17 August 10.30am-3.30pm £10.00
  • Introduction to Linocut with James Green on Saturday 24 August 10.30am-3.30pm  £45.00
  • Silversmithing with Diane Lees on Saturday 28 September  (times and price tbc.)

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

See below for dates and times in 2019.

6 July

3 August

7 September

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

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 (term time only). There’s no need to book, just turn up!

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


Self Portrait Superheroes

A participant in Do Something Different Self Portrait Superheroes

As part of Do Something Different, 20-21 recently hosted a series of four fortnightly sessions just for adults aged 16+ with a disability, ending with a celebratory party, performance and presentation.

Week 1: iPad self portrait workshop with disabled artist Jason Wilsher-Mills

Week 2: Superhero workshop. Turn your self portrait into a superhero!

Week 3: Drama workshop run by StarLight Arts. Learn to move like superheroes

Week 4: FREE Preview Party time for everyone who’s taken part in the workshops. Bring family and friends to come and see your work. Party food and drinks provided.

The project was a huge success and we’re looking forward to our next Do Something Different event.

Other Free Sessions for Adults

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.


If you have enjoyed your free session, 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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