Art classes for everyone, beginners and upwards

We are a community based art group, engaging with the local art scene.









Life drawing class, taster session for beginners.

About twice year I run taster sessions so you can come along and try life drawing. Ideal for absolute beginners. These are held at Lydiate L31 4HL. on a Saturday. Fee £20. Times 10am till 3pm.

(Regular all day life drawing class is held first Saturday of each month. Fee £28. Times 10am till 3.30pm)


Ideal for complete beginners and anyone wanting to improve. Especially if you want to improve measuring and drawing the figure more accurately and in proportion. Also how to use tone, using charcoal.

For more information, just contact me.

learn to draw the figure. life drawing class, ormskirk, lancashire, southport, merseyside











Regular exhibitions


art exhibition, at lyidate parish hall, merseyside, sefton art group
Sefton art group's spring exhibition, held at Lydiate parish hall, Merseyside

We have at least two exhibitions each year. This gives members an opportunity to prepare paintings, display them and hopefully start to enjoy selling their work! Our last one was at Lydiate parish hall, May 2019


Every one can learn art!

Many people believe that to take up art you have to be born
with a natural talent...! Not true...
You can be taught the basics of art, and much more.... Yes, you can be taught drawing, art, painting.
In the same way you'd learn other things in life:
how to drive, ride a bike, bake a cake. All you need to learn art is to have nothing more than the desire to want to do it!





Art workshops

Regular daily workshops for anyone wanting to learn new skills.

These varied art workshops offer: watercolour, pen & ink, creative drawing, working semi-abstract, taster life drawing sessions.




Visits to major exhibitions

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Some of our members on a visit to Tate Liverpool to view the summer exhibition

Last September members visited the John Moores painting prize exhibition at the Walker art gallery, Liverpool. A unique opportunity to see 'modern art' up close, and hopefully inspire members to re-think how they produce art, or to trigger ideas of their own.



Painting out of doors

beginners acrylic art course, acrylics, watercolours, beginners, liverpool, merseyside
Whenever the weather allows, we go outside to draw and paint.

When the weather allows, the members on the weekly classes, also the Saturday class, work out of doors. Each venue allows us this opportunity, whether in Southport, Lydiate and Hightown. Artists enjoy this experience as it allows you to work directly from the subject, much better than relying on a photograph!



Weekly art classes

Art classes, especially for beginners, held at Southport, Hightown (Formby), Lydiate and Liverpool.

Now taking names for the next beginners class, commencing around mid May 2019.

If you have previous art experience, then you might well slot in immediately. Contact me for more details.

Not able to do a weekly class?

Then come to the all day Saturday class, held second Saturday of each month.

First Saturday of each month, life drawing classes

 Hightown art class, Thirlmere rd. L38 3RQ

watercolour art class, hightown, liverpool, merseyside, beginners, lancashire
local artist, Roger Jenkins, at the Hightown class, giving a watercolour demonstration.

Every Wednesday morning 10am till 12. Suitable for absolute beginners and those with previous experience who want to develop their art. Fee £80 for ten weeks. On-going through the year

Atkinson Art Centre, Southport PR8 1DB

art classes, beginners, at the atkinson, southport, merseyside,Every Thursday two daytime classes. 10.30 am till 12.30 and 1.30 to 3.30. For absolute beginners and those more advanced. Fee £80 for ten weeks. On-going through the year

Lydiate art class L31 4HL

Every Thursday evening, 7.30 to 9.30. Again, suitable for beginners and those more advanced. Fee £80 for ten weeks. On-going through the year

Lydiate Parish Hall,288 Southport Road, Merseyside L31 4EQ

Every Friday, two classes, 10am till 12 and 1pm till 3.
Again, suitable for both beginners and those more advanced.

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Above, the art class at Lydiate.

Fee £80 for ten weeks. On-going through the year

All day general art class, Saturdays

For people who cannot make a weekly class, you can come to the following class held at Lydiate L31 4HL.
Second Saturday of each month is the general art class. Times 10 am till 3.30pm. For both beginners and those more advance who want to develop. Fee: £25

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Above, the art class at Lydiate.


All day life drawing classes. First Saturday of each drawing classes, near me, liverpool, southport, merseyside, ormskirk, lancashire, formby, crosby,


This class is held at Lydiate L31 4HL, first Saturday of each month. Times: 10am till 3.30pm. Suitable for all abilities, especially for beginners, who will be taught how to draw the figure in proportion. Fee is £28. Contact me to be put on the monthly notification list.

Also, a beginners taster session will be held on Saturday July 20th 2019


Liverpool art classes

beginners life drawing class, at the bluecoat, liverpool, merseyside, drawing the nude

Liverpool art classes

Classes are held at several locations in Liverpool.

Life drawing at the Bluecoat Art Centre. 10 week course,  Tuesday evenings, starting 7th May

Drawing for everyone, at the Everyman theatre, over 3 consecutive Sundays starting 15th June.

Watercolour class, at the Bluecoat Arts Centre. 3 Sundays, starting 30th June

For more details of the above classes, click here