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 kids workshops, see our family activities section.


Getting Back to Basics

Adult Workshops Collage: Christine Williams, Joelle Harris and Dominic Heffer

It’s time to get back to basics! Our beginner’s art programme for adults is returning for 2018, running one Saturday a month from 10:30am to 12:30pm – and for just £20 per person!

For more information or to reserve your spot, call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.

Check out what we have in store below.

Board Game Making Workshop with Michael Whitson

Saturday 30 June

Board games have been used for recreation since at least 2000 B.C. Today they are as relevant as ever in providing a fun way to foster social interaction, learning how to resolve conflicts and the dynamic of winning and losing, as well as more academic functions such as mathematics, cause and effect and predicting future outcomes depending on actions taken. In this workshop, participants will look at the history of games, explore types of board games (positional, war, race and mancala), make a traditional game, invent their own board game and discover magic game cubes.

Willow Fish Workshop with Alice Walling 

Saturday 28 July

Learn technique for using natural willow to create fun and quirky fish for home or garden.

Mask Modding Workshop with Christine Williams

Saturday 29 September

If you like to make your own cosplays; if you’re a parent who’s ever received a letter from school informing you of a themed dress-up day at short notice; if your child wants a very particular Halloween costume that just isn’t mainstream enough to be mass produced, then this workshop will give you some useful ideas for DIY masks. We’ll be taking basic masks and with a range of materials, adapting them to make something unique. If you have a specific mask in mind let the gallery know in advance so that we can try to make sure that we have suitable materials with us on the day.

Moon Gazing Hares Workshop with Karen Raithby

Saturday 6 October (please note this workshop is 1-3pm)

Make a moon gazing hare from stoneware clay and decorate with pattern and additions. The finished hare will be frost proof and suitable for display inside or in the garden.

Image collage (left to right): Christine Williams, Joelle Harris and Dominic Heffer.


Next Steps

Next Steps Adult Workshops Collage, Tracy Gaytor, Alex Hallowes and Dale Mackie

Are you ready to take the next step? Our brand new intermediate art programme is launching January 2018. Perfect for those looking to take their skills to the next level, these all day workshops run one Saturday a month and are just £30 per person.

10:30am to 3:30pm. 

For more information or to reserve your spot, call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.

Check out what we have in store below.

Silver Enameling with Alex Hallowes 

Saturday 16 June

This workshop is suitable both for people who have some experience of enamelling and people with no experience too – if experienced you will have the opportunity to revisit techniques and develop ideas, using copper for experiments and, perhaps, finishing with a silver piece – either a pendant or a pair of earrings. Alternatively you might like to have a go at working slightly bigger – make a small bowl or a napkin ring. If you are new to enamelling you can be introduced to techniques and make simple pieces in copper.

Felt Art Workshop with Rosemary Firth

Saturday 21 July

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to work with wool to create an A3 work of art which can be displayed in your home. You will be using the wet felting method with maybe a little dry felting to finish your work. You will be provided with a large selection of pictures to inspire you, including landscapes, flowers, and seascapes, as well as a selection of merino wools in a wide range of colours.

Polymer Clay Models Workshop with Carolyn Short

Saturday 15 September

Create a miniature (approx. 6cm) relief portrait using polymer clay which is a medium that bakes in a conventional oven so is easy to use at home. Who you make is up to you (although the clay often has ideas of its own)!

Image collage (left to right): Tracy Gaytor, Alex Hallowes and Dale Mackie.


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 spot, call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.

See below for dates and times.

9 June

7 July

8 September

6 October

3 November

1 December

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.


Get Crafty

Do Something Different Logo

As part of North Lincolnshire Council’s Do Something Different campaign, we run creative drop-in sessions every Wednesday for adults with additional needs. Sessions run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (term time only) and are completely free. There’s no need to book, just turn up!

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


Celebrating Age: Arts and Crafts Sessions

Over 55 and looking for something new to try? Don’t miss our new arts and crafts drop-in sessions, a part of our Celebrating Age programme. Beginning Tuesday 17 April and running every week until 26 June, each group meet up in the gallery is completely free!

Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 3:30pm (excluding 29 May due to half term)

For more information call 012724 297070.


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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