Important Notice

Due to current CV-19 restrictions 20-21 Visual Arts Centre is temporarily closed. We will re-open when we can in line with Government guidance.


Unfortunately in the light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic all in-person workshops, life drawing sessions and Get Crafty sessions have been indefinitely postponed. However we are working on offering online workshops as an alternative. Scroll down this page for information about any online workshops that you can book on. 

During this period, if you would like to be a part of 20-21 Visual Arts Centre’s online community, then why not join our Facebook Community Art group? You’ll find regular art related discussion and a warm, welcoming space to share your work. We’re sharing some of our arts and crafts instructional videos on our website too. Scroll down this page to see what you could make.

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!

On this page you’ll find information about

For workshops for younger artists, see our family activities section.

Artist-led Adult Workshops

Workshops have gone online!

Watch this space for online workshops delivered digitally straight into your homes. We have a range of digital workshops in the planning stages, many led by exhibiting artists.


Multicoloured sparkly bunting themed Tatty Devine necklace

Tatty Devine Glitter Bunting Necklace Workshop

Live online 27 April 6-7.30pm  £47

To tie in with our Tatty Devine exhibition, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre is very excited to bring to you this online workshop, to take place via Microsoft Teams.

Tatty Devine will teach you how to make your very own Glitter Bunting Necklace for a very special evening of craft on Tuesday 27th April at 6pm. This workshop is for beginners and all abilities alike aged 14 and over, and is the perfect way to get to grips with jewellery making.

Ahead of the event you will receive a Jewellery Making Kit, containing 18 laser cut acrylic flags in rainbow glitter colours, a chain, and a set of jump rings in either silver or gold-tone, a tech sheet, a Tatty Devine gift box, and a set of 2 quality snipe nose pliers. You will also receive a link to access the session online. This class will be hosted by Tatty Devine’s workshop supervisor Katie Vickers, who will guide you through each step to create your very own piece of Tatty Devine jewellery to be treasured forever, book now, as it’s bound to be popular!

Founded in 1999 by Harriet Vine MBE and Rosie Wolfenden MBE, Tatty Devine is an independent British jewellery brand designing and making original jewellery by hand in their London and Kent studios. Their standout designs blur the boundaries between art, fashion, and culture.

Go to our Art Tickets page to find out more and book on. Ticket sales will end at 10:00am on Monday 19 April. Book early to ensure your place!

If you have any queries, please contact

Jewellery making kit by Tatty Devine

Learn in your own time

Many of our own staff at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre are accomplished artists in their own right. We’ve made some instructional videos for you to try a something new or improve your skills at home. You’ll find lots on our YouTube channel, but here’s a couple to start you off.


Paper Bowl Tutorial

Mandy, our Learning Development Assistant shows you how to use waste paper to create beautiful bowls. It’s quite an easy process and very effective. So why not grab a few old magazines and have a go?


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 postponed. We are at the moment unable to confirm a rearranged date for this workshop. Please be assured that we will be contacting everyone who has already booked on with details of what arrangements are being made regarding existing bookings.

Do Something Different

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 sessions focus on art and crafts.

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.

Please note that in the light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic our Get Crafty sessions have been temporarily cancelled. We are at the moment unable to confirm a date when they will restart.

Conversation Café

Join exhibiting artists live online 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.

Conversation Cafe with Melanie Tomlinson

Saturday 27 March 3-4pm

three of Melanie Tomlison's mechanical swans in front of a speech bubble word cloud of words and phrases associated with Conversation Cafe

Join us in our first Conversation Café to meet up together online with Melanie Tomlinson, the creator behind our current Ghost Horses and Guns exhibition.

Come and join the conversation with artist Melanie Tomlinson about her work and her exhibition; about childhood memories of the place you grew up and about the importance of sharing stories; take the opportunity to ask questions; and enjoy spending time with like-minded company, all from the comfort of your own home. Please provide your own refreshments!

Melanie’s Conversation Cafe will take place live on Zoom. Go to our Eventbrite page to book on. If you have any queries, please contact

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.