In-person workshops and Get Crafty sessions have been reintroduced on a limited basis. We are offering occasional online workshops. Scroll down this page for more information. 

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

In Person Workshops

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A Ghoulish Victorian Tale – Story writing Workshop

28 October 6.30-8pm  £15.00

A classic Victorian ghost story writing session*

Join local author Addy Farmer as she explores ghost story telling from days gone by.

Come along to 20-21 Visual Arts Centre after hours and create your own terrifying Victorian Ghost Story! Refreshments and cake will be served. Please let us know of any dietary/access requirements by emailing

*This is an adults-only workshop, and is not suitable for children.

Book your tickets through Art Tickets


Sessions for Adults with Disabilities

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Surface Stories

Weekly beginning 1 September (six sessions) FREE

This Autumn join us for a six week project creating an exhibition featuring YOUR pottery artwork!

We are partnering with Quite Contrary Pottery to bring you this exciting opportunity to make pottery which you will display in your own group exhibition at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. You must be available for all six workshop dates:
Wednesday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th September, and 6th October 2021, all at 10.30am-12.30pm

Booking is essential as places are limited.
Please call 01724 297070 or email to book your place.


Do Something Different – Get Crafty

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Get Crafty has been relaunched! In-person sessions have started again from 1pm-3.30pm on Wednesday afternoons.

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.

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

Meet our Artists 

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.


Life Drawing

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Untutored Life Drawing

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! 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.

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

Unfortunately in the light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic our life drawing workshops have been suspended for the moment. We are unable to confirm when they will restart.

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.