Adventures in Art

10am - 12pm

  • Venue Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Price £10 / £6
  • Event type Creative Courses
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Adventures in Art is our weekly drop-in multi-disciplinary art workshop for adults.

The sessions run on Tuesday mornings, 10am – 12pm.

We have a variety of tutors who usually deliver 3 or 4 weeks in a row, and then a different tutor will take over with a new creative discipline/project, which could include printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and more.

Although the sessions are drop-in and there is no need to book, we do advise booking a few days ahead of each session if you can, just to ensure a place is available for you, as sessions can fill up!

No experience is necessary – everyone is very welcome. It’s a great way of having a go and trying new things in a very friendly and relaxed group.

All you need to attend is a willingness to learn and a joy of getting creative in your own way!

All materials are provided – no need to bring anything with you.

Participants must be aged 18+.

This term your tutors will be:

9, 16, 23, 30 January 2024 – Sculpture with Austin Orwin

Work with clay, wire, mod-roc and other materials to create unique 3D sculptural forms.

6, 13, 20, 27 February 2024 – Painting and drawing with Diane Hall

5, 12, 19, 26 March 2024 – Frottage and wax resist painting and drawing with Jo Shearer

Frottage is a technique in which one applies paint to a surface and then rubs the surface with a paper or other material to create a textured effect

9, 16, 23, 30 April 2024 – Creating with cardboard with Bonita Keay

Using card as a medium to create texture, structure, printing and 3d elements in four weekly sessions using cardboard as the star of the show!

We aim to make all our sessions as accessible as possible and carers/PAs are very welcome – just remember to book their free place when you book your session. If you'd like to talk to us in advance of booking or attending your sessions to discuss your access needs, our Box Office team is here to help! Email, pop in or call 0116 252 2455, open 7 days a week.

We have four blue badge parking spaces outside Attenborough Arts Centre, plus double yellow line roadside parking very close to the building for blue badge holders for up to three hours if our parking spaces are occupied.

Free parking for all customers is available after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in the University of Leicester car park next door to Attenborough Arts Centre on Lancaster Road. The closest public car park is Victoria Park.

Please ensure that you agree to our updated Terms & Conditions before booking as courses/workshops are non-refundable in some circumstances.