THE first week of October sees dot-art’s evening classes begin, starting at Bluecoat who once again will be hosting the popular 10 week evening courses in Life Drawing, Beginners Painting (Acrylics) and Jewellery Making in Metal, as well as a Beginners Digital Photography Day in October, perfect for those who want to get their cameras off the auto setting and a Photography Masterclass in Composition in November for those who want to extend their skills further. New for this season, in November there is a Drawing for Everyone course, held over 3 consecutive Sundays, in which expert tutor Roy Munday will give you all the skills you need to start, refresh or improve your drawing technique. In October there is also a new Experimenting with Mixed Media Sunday workshop, in which you can try out a range of technique and media to create your own unique work of art. 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, as well as continuing the Portrait Drawing course with artist Kathy Dereli. Starting from the basics, your tutor will provide exercises and tuition to help you improve your portrait drawing or help get you started. Taking place in Faith Bebbington’s Studio is the Wood Carving for beginners course, led by Faith herself. This 10 week course includes an introduction to wood carving, a look at the range of carving tools, how to select and choose your wood, different ways to finish the surface and finally, the creation of your own wood carving inspired by natural forms. Over at Sefton Park Palm House in south Liverpool is a 7 Week Drawing in the Palm House evening course led by Eimear Kavanagh. This course 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. dot-art will soon be launching new art classes for children aged 7-11, call 0345 017 6660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be notified when these are announced. Full details, prices and booking information can be found at www.dot-art.co.uk/art-classes.