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 Workshops


A water colour painting of sky and sand


Join renowned Ukrainian artist, Liliana Relich, for an exploration into the enchanting world of watercolour. Delve into a variety of themes in each class, such as the ethereal sky in February, mesmerizing water and reflections in May, picturesque summer landscapes in June, and tranquil winter scenes in November.

Saturday 25 May  – Water and Reflections 10:30am-12pm

Saturday 13 July – Summer Landscapes 10:30am-12pm

Friday 31st May – Waterlilies 5.30pm-7pm

Friday 9th August- Lighthouse 5.30pm-7pm

Saturday 9 November – Winter Landscapes 10:30am-12pm

This inclusive class is suitable for all skill levels, and children aged 8 and above are warmly welcomed when accompanied by an adult. We provide top-quality materials, including 100% cotton paper and premium watercolours and brushes. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm for creativity! Each class is £15 per person.

Discover the joy of learning a new skill while crafting a breath taking piece of art to adorn your home. Join us in this artistic journey and unleash your inner watercolour artist with Liliana’s expert guidance..

Liliana Relich £15.00 Book Here.











Due to popular demand, Wendy Bruce will be returning to the

20-21 Visual Arts Centre for a series of four painting workshops for adults. Wendy will guide participants through the entire painting process, enabling them to craft their own impressive artworks. These adult classes cater to both beginners and individuals with some prior painting experience. All necessary materials will be provided.

Kingfisher in watercolour – Saturday 27 April

Highland Cow in watercolour – Saturday 8 June

‘It’s a Dogs Life’ French Bulldog in Acrylic paint on A3 canvas – Saturday 24 August

Robin in watercolour – Saturday 7 December

With over 20 years of experience as the Head of Art at a secondary school in Bury, Wendy Bruce brings a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to the workshops. Her painting classes enjoy widespread popularity throughout North

Lincolnshire and offer a delightful opportunity to spend a creative day, particularly within the inspiring ambiance of the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

All Classes £15 Per Person per session and run from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Book Here.

Linocut Workshop with The Humber Printmaker

Text 'Linocut Workshop' with the Humber Printmaker.

Saturday 4 May, 10am to 1.30pm.

Learn the impressive art of linocut printmaking. All materials and refreshments included.

Costs £40 per person and places can be booked on here


Sessions for Adults with Disabilities

Do Something Different Logo

Do Something Different – Get Crafty

Wednesdays 1.30 – 3.30pm

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. Some sessions will be led by visiting artists. No need to book ahead, just turn up and join in.

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

Meet our Artists 

Conversation Café

Join exhibiting artists to find out more about their work and their artistic practice in these informal meet the artist sessions. This unique opportunity gives you the chance to meet the artist in person, ask questions about their exhibition and learn about their career.


Watch this space for announcements of our next Conversation Café.

Life Drawing

Life drawings by Terry Clarke

Tutored Life Drawing

A yellow and blue paining of a nude woman. Text - Life Drawing with Julie Oxenforth.

Nurture your creativity and strengthen your observational skills with tutored life drawing. These focused and dynamic 2 hour sessions are led by Ropewalk studio artist Julie Oxenforth. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Ages 18+ welcome.

Saturday 7 September 2024
Saturday 5 October 2024

All sessions 10.30am to 12.30pm. £20 per session, materials provided. Book Here

Sketchbooks showing a number of nude life drawings

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 £8 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.

A limited number of easels and drawing boards are available. Please bring your own materials.

Untutored Life Drawing is currently taking a break but we hope to reinstate it soon. 

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.