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

Two cone shaped stylised Christmas trees wrapped in wool, one green and the other in neutral colours

Wool Wrap Christmas Tree Decoration Workshop

11 December 2021    10.30am-12pm  £12.00

Join Jen in this relaxed and festive workshop where you will make a wool wrapped Christmas tree decoration in the style of your choice. Choose from elegant neutral tones, bright and colourful, and everything in between.

Hot drinks and mince pies are included in the price.

This workshop is for adults only.

Book your place through Art Tickets.


Three felt Christmas tree decorations - a snowman, a Christmas stocking and a Christmas tree

Felt Christmas Tree Decoration Workshop

11 December 2021    1-2pm  £12.00

Come and join Jen in this fun and relaxing workshop making felt Christmas tree decorations. All materials will be provided for you to make up to three decorations in the design of your choice.

Refreshments and mince pies are included in the price.

This workshop is for adults only.

Book your place through Art Tickets.


A wire Christmas wreath with decoration of foliage, bows and baubles.

Wire Wreath Workshop

11 December 2021    2.30-3.30pm  £12.00

Come and join Jen in this Festive and fun workshop making an artificial wire Christmas wreath decoration. All materials will be provided but please feel free to bring along any foliage, decorations or ribbons you would like to include.

Refreshments and mince pies are included in the price.

This workshop is for adults only.

Book your place through Art Tickets.


Watch this space for announcements of more workshops soon.

Sessions for Adults with Disabilities

Do Something Different – Get Crafty

Do Something Different Logo

Get Crafty has been relaunched! In-person sessions have started again from 1.30-3.30pm on term time 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. No need to book ahead, except for special sessions advertised below.

A selection of handmade Christmas decorations - a bell, a bauble and a Christmas stocking

Get Crafty Christmas Crafts!

15 December 2021 1.30-3.30pm  FREE

For the last Get Crafty of 2021 we’re having a special Christmas crafts themed session. As we need an idea of numbers for this one we’re asking you to book ahead. Just call 01723 297070, email or book on in person when you visit over the next few weeks for your regular sessions. If enough people book on we’ll be laying on refreshments!

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.


Jason and His Argonauts exhibition by Jason Wilsher-Mills showing colourful figurative sculptures - two fibreglass and one giant inflatable

Conversation Cafe with Jason Wilsher-Mills

15 December 11am-12pm  FREE

Join Jason Wilsher-Mills for a Conversation Cafe. Find out about his life, and how his disability has shaped his work, both in terms of subject matter and medium. Learn more about how his work is created and the directions it’s taking, and find out about the creation of his current exhibition ‘Jason and His Argonauts’.

There will be a chance to ask your own questions, and refreshments will be served afterwards.

Book your free tickets for this event at Art Tickets


Life Drawing

Life drawings by Terry Clarke

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.