dot-art Announces New Courses For Spring And New Partner Ness Gardens

ART gallery and consultancy, dot-art, has launched its spring programme of art classes and courses, which for the first time offers Wirral residents the chance to learn a new creative skill closer to home at Ness Gardens. The new venue will sit alongside current Liverpool based courses at Bluecoat, Sefton Park Palm House, Hope Street Ltd and, also new for this season, at the dot-art Gallery. At Ness, starting from 3rd May, there will be three new 10 week classes; Drawing at Ness Gardens which is based on the highly successful Drawing in the Palm House and led by artist Josie Jenkins, using the gardens as direct inspiration and subject matter and allowing participants to experiment with new materials and processes, Beginners Digital Photography led by current BIPP Photographer of the Year Bryn Davies and Introduction to Pastels, focusing on drawing images using pastels, focusing on the flowers and plants of Ness as inspiration. The first two courses will be on a Tuesday evening, with the third taking place in the afternoon. In addition, there will be three new one day courses at Ness, taking place on Sundays throughout the spring. Beginners Drawing and Painting will offer the chance for people to try their hand at these skills, perhaps for the first time in many years. Adventures in Analogue Photography will introduce participants to the use of traditional photographic techniques as a way of creating unique artistic images in response to the beautiful surroundings of Ness Gardens. Finally, Introduction to Wet Felting will introduce students to this unusual media, focusing on the basic techniques to create a felted panel based on plants and flowers. Back in Liverpool, Bluecoat will once again host the popular 10 week evening courses in Life Drawing, Beginners Painting (Acrylics) and Jewellery Making in Metal, as well as one day workshops covering Beginners Digital Photography, a Photography Masterclass in Exposure and for those who wish to continue their jewellery making journey, Jewellery (Soldering). Hope Street Ltd will again be hosting Richard Meaghan’s 10 week evening course in Intermediate Painting (Oils), designed for those with some painting experience, or as a follow on to his Beginners Painting course. Over in south Liverpool, the series of Sketching in the Palm House events at Sefton Park Palm House continues. These will be Sunday morning sessions but Wednesday mornings have also been added for those who would prefer a week day. Spring is also the perfect time to try a 6 Week Drawing in the Palm House evening course, starting on Wednesday 4th May, also led by award winning artist Josie Jenkins. Both the one day and 6 week courses will give you the opportunity to learn or recap basic techniques to help you draw from observation, try different materials and express what you see through drawing, in unique and inspiring surroundings. Finally, the dot-art Gallery will be the meeting point for a new series of Photowalks, beginning on Saturday 14th May. Start your weekend with a walk around Liverpool’s world famous waterfront and landmarks during which your tutor, BIPP Photographer of the Year 2016 Bryn Davies, will guide you through finding the best angles and perspectives. Full details, prices and booking information can be found here: www.dot-art.co.uk/art-classes