Adult Arts and Crafts

Adult Art and Crafts

Our selection of art and craft workshops and sessions are delivered by freelance artists and gallery staff. They are designed to help you develop new skills, experiment with new techniques and explore new and unusual materials! Each workshop connects to our changing exhibition programme. Visit our eventbrite page to book all events.

For more information or any questions please contact evad.ouldokojie@oldham.gov.uk


Life Drawing with Hunion

Thursdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, £10 per person
17 February, 17 March, 28 April, 12 May, 16 June, 14 July, 18 August, 22 September, 20 OctoberTwo drawings of a model using purple ink and black pen

Saturdays, 10.30am – 12.30pm, £15 per person 
21 May, 23 July 

From beginners to experts we welcome all abilities to our life drawing sessions. Explore drawing the nude form with a variety of models, our monthly sessions are very friendly, relaxed with refreshments and basic materials provided and a great playlist to draw along to.

Sessions are untutored but led by artist Mark Rigby who is able to support if needed.

SATURDAY sessions feature two models who will interact for interesting and dynamic poses!

Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be found by visiting Eventbrite.


Watercolour with Laura Gray
Four week course, Thursdays 7, 14, 21 and 27 July, 1.15 – 3.15pm, £60 per person 

Image of a bee painted using watercolours, the bee is in the centre of a large diamond shape and there are yellow and orange watercolour honeycomb shapes around the outside of the triangle

This four week course will allow you to explore the medium of Watercolour, taught and supported by artist Laura Gray explore how to manipulate the paints whilst creating an artwork to take home and proudly display.

Ticket cost includes materials and all four weeks of the course. You’re welcome to bring your own materials too and Laura will have some available to purchase at each session.

Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be found by visiting Eventbrite.


Macrame Workshops with Studio Dawn

Sat 11 June & Sat 8 October, £15 per person

Plant and plant pot hanging from a light peach coloured rope hanger made using a variety of knots.Studio Dawn is a small Manchester based business specialising in the art of Macrame to create beautiful pieces to brighten your home.

Take part in our two workshops to learn new skills, create beautiful items, meet other like minded people and experience the positive impact crafting can have on your mental health.
All materials and light refreshments are provided.

Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be found by visiting Eventbrite.