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 metal sculpture of a human silhouette


Join artist Jim Bond to create a keyring or pendant inspired by the Knives into Jewels exhibition.  Work with copper, aluminium and steel to learn a variety of cold metal working techniques. to create a stunning keyring or pendant to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 9 December Metalwork Workshop with Jim Bond.

10.30am – 12.30am  Adult’s Workshop £5 Book Here 

1.30pm – 3.30pm Children’s Workshop (8+) Book Here



Sessions for Adults with Disabilities

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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

Would you like some expert guidance on your figure drawing, or are you thinking about trying it for the first time? Join artist Julie Oxenforth who will guide us through this series of life drawing sessions suitable for beginners. Please bring your own materials, though some paper, pencils and charcoals can be provided if needed. Please note that as there will be a nude model present at the session, these workshops are suitable for age 18+ only.

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

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.