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dot-art Opens Liverpool’s Only Public Darkroom

dot-art Opens Liverpool’s Only Public Darkroom

dot-art is delighted to announce the launch of their new, open access darkroom in Liverpool city centre’s Cotton Exchange. Building on the continued success of their creative courses and art workshops, the darkroom will offer classes for beginners and the option to hire the space for more experienced photographers. This Autumn will also see the launch of a range of new courses to add to our popular regular sessions, including Introduction to Cartooning, Portrait Painting and Sketching in the Anglican Cathedral.

The dot-art Darkroom is working with professional photographer and analogue specialist Rachel Brewster-Wright to offer one day Introduction to the Darkroom workshops and Analogue Weekends, where she will take you through the whole process of shooting, processing and developing your own black and white film over 2 days. For experienced photographers and those who have completed one of these courses, we have Darkroom Membership. Members have unlimited access to the space via our online booking system and can also choose to book it with a technician if they need a little more support.

dot-art Managing Director Lucy Byrne said:

“We are very excited to be opening the dot-art Darkroom and giving the photographers of Liverpool the chance to access facilities that are not available anywhere else in the city. We are keen to engage with anyone interested in analogue photography and encourage enthusiasts to get in touch and arrange a visit.”

Away from the darkroom, at Bluecoat from October, we have the return of our popular courses in Life Drawing, Beginners Acrylic Painting, Abstract Painting and Watercolour. Joining these is a 10 week Portrait Painting course, and a new 3 day course, Art for Beginners, for those who want to get creative but don’t know where to start – over three Sundays you will get experimental and learn fundamental skills in a range of fine-art media. Also new is a one day Introduction to Cartooning workshop, in which you will create your own animated illustrations, learn how to structure characters, denote body language and accentuate features with artist Tommy Graham. These are joined by our ever-popular Sunday workshop in Festive Feltmaking.

Over at the Everyman we see the return of our Drawing Techniques evening course, which is designed to develop observational and expressive drawing techniques and skills, and the 3 day Drawing for Everyone course, taking place on Saturdays in November. Also on Saturdays we have single day workshops in Lino Cut and Digital Photography for Beginners.

Our NEW venue for the Autumn is the Anglican Cathedral, where we are very pleased to be holding our new Sketching in the Anglican workshops on Saturdays in October and November with artist Kathy Dereli.

Finally, our dot-art Club for creative children takes place at the fantastic Baltic Creative on Jamaica Street. We run afternoon sessions for 10-13 year olds, in two six week blocks, starting 22 September and 10 November. Every week our young artists will be encouraged to develop their drawing skills and build a lifelong love of art under the expert guidance of artist Sarah Jane Richards.

The timetable of courses is as follows:

Course Dates / Times Venue Cost
Introduction to the Darkroom 8 September, 27 October, 8 December

10am-5pm

dot-art Darkroom £65
Analogue Weekend 28-29 September, 23-24 November

10am-5pm

dot-art Darkroom £150 for 2 days
Acrylic Painting (Beginners) Tuesdays from 8 October

6.45 – 9pm

The Bluecoat £160 for 10 classes.
Life Drawing Tuesdays from 8 October

6.45 – 9pm

The Bluecoat £160 for 10 classes.
Drawing Techniques Tuesdays from 8 October

6.45 – 9pm

The Bluecoat £160 for 10 classes.
Abstract Painting Sunday 29 September, 6, 20 October

11.30am – 5pm

The Bluecoat £125 for 3 days.
Watercolour Sunday 27 October, 3, 10 November

11.30am – 5pm

The Bluecoat £125 for 3 days.
Art for Beginners Sunday 17, 24 November, 1 December

11.30am – 5pm

The Bluecoat £125 for 3 days.
Introduction to Cartooning Sunday 8 December

11.30am – 5pm

The Bluecoat £50
Festive Feltmaking Sunday 15 December

11.30am – 5pm

The Bluecoat £50
Drawing Techniques Wednesdays from 9 October

6.45-9pm

The Everyman £160

for 10 classes

Lino Cut for Beginners Sunday 2 November

11am – 5pm

The Everyman £50
Drawing for Everyone Saturday 16, 23, 30 November

11am – 5pm

The Everyman £125 for 3 days
Digital Photography for Beginners Saturday 14 December

11am – 5pm

The Everyman £50
Sketching in the Anglican Saturday 5 October, 23 November

10am-1pm

Anglican Cathedral £25
dot-art Club (10-13 years) Sundays from 22 September

Sundays from 10 November

1.30pm – 3pm

Baltic Creative £90 for 6 classes

These courses often sell out, so don’t delay! 

BOOKING INFORMATION HERE
DARKROOM DETAILS HERE

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