The Top 10 Best Art Classes in Leeds are:

  • Sketch & Paint Course at Bowery Visual Arts
  • Scenic Painting Masterclass at Open Source Arts
  • Life Drawing Classes at Leeds Drawing Club
  • Children's Pottery Painting Party at Jackrabbits Pottery
  • Creative Workshops at Robert Dutton Fine Art
  • Portraiture: Drawing & Monoprinting Workshop at Leeds Print Workshop
  • Drawing Classes at King Monk Studios
  • After School Club at Arts Bloc
  • Ladies Night at Honey Pottery
  • Pottery Painting Classes at The Little Biscuit Pottery Painting Studio

Sketch & Paint Course at Bowery Visual Arts

Location: Headingly (Leeds)

The Bowery has been sharing its love of all things creative since 2008 and offers a wide range of art classes that are sure to suit everyone.

Ever wanted to improve your painting skills? Then the Sketch & Paint Course is for you! Working primarily with acrylics, you will be taught important theory which will aid you in laying out a sketch; then the magic happens when you apply the paint! Using different artists and exhibitions for inspiration, you will be able to explore and experiment with various painting styles and techniques.

Initially, the sessions will be oriented around building skills, but afterwards, you will be able to bring in your own image you would like to paint; taking on the challenge with newfound confidence!

All materials and equipment are provided, and, though this class is aimed at beginners, everyone is welcome.


Scenic Painting Masterclass at Open Source Arts

Location: Kirkstall Road (Leeds)

Open Source Arts is committed to enabling emergent artists and creative businesses to become more established in the Leeds community. Using practical action projects and facilitating dialogue, their chief aim is to bring creative people together.

You may be forgiven for confusing Scenic painting with landscape painting, but the Scenic painting covers virtually the entire scope of craft and painting techniques. Who better to teach you this multifaceted skill set than the experienced and friendly team at Open Source Arts?

Why not explore something new and potentially life-changing and sign up for their masterclass today?


Life Drawing Classes at Leeds Drawing Club

Location: Duke Street (Leeds)

With Leeds Drawing Club, you'll use charcoal during your life drawing class

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at life drawing, Leeds Drawing Club is the place for you! The Drawing Club specialises in creating a welcoming space and atmosphere to allow you to explore your creativity at your own pace.

Their Life Drawing Sessions are untutored and begin with 3 x 10-minute poses, followed by a 1 x 20-minute pose.

Then there will be a short break where you can have some coffee, tea, and biscuits (all provided) before finishing with a 1 x 45-minute pose, so you can really take your time perfecting your drawing!

Paper, boards, and charcoal are provided but you’re free to bring your own materials.


Children's Pottery Painting Party at Jackrabbits Pottery

Location: Roundhay (Leeds)

Jackrabbits Pottery is a creative art space for students of all ages and levels. Creative freedom is encouraged in their pottery painting workshops! Expert teachers will guide students through their pottery painting project and help them create something they can be proud of. All of the materials and colourful paints any art student could wish far will be provided in this pottery painting party.

Teachers at Jackrabbits Pottery are experienced in helping students flex their creative muscles. As well as creating a welcoming workshop environment with plenty of guidance and direction, they also glaze and fire your pottery to a high standard.


Creative Workshops at Robert Dutton Fine Art

Location: Roundhay (Leeds)

Robert Dutton is an award-winning artist that incorporates mixed media in his drawings and paintings. In his Creative Workshops, Robert encourages the same freedom and fluidity he uses in his work. They provide an amazing opportunity to receive a valuable learning experience; one where you will be able to use a variety of different media, loosen up and experiment!

During the workshops, there will be regular demonstrations, as well as group and one-to-one tuition throughout. Under Robert’s expert guidance, you will gain a greater insight into studio working practices to get the best from your photographs, sketches, and support material so your creative goals can be achieved.

A great chance to “let go” and run wild with your creativity, it’s easy to see why we picked Robert Dutton for our guide to the top art classes in Leeds!


Portraiture: Drawing & Monoprinting Workshop at Leeds Print Workshop

Location: St Mary’s Lane (Leeds)

The Leeds Print Workshop is a Cooperative membership-based printmaking studio at Patrick Studios in central Leeds. Providing facilities for a broad variety of traditional printmaking facilities, they have built a supportive community of artists.

In the Portraiture: Drawing & Monoprinting Workshop you will be able to explore drawing and mono-printing techniques to create your own beautiful, unique portraits. The workshop is for people of mixed abilities so it doesn’t matter if you’re a complete beginner.

Working directly from a live model, you will develop your confidence and skills while using a variety of different media—charcoal, graphite, and pencil. You will then have the opportunity to experiment with mono-10:30 pm employing a technique in which the linked up plate is darwin into and partially wiped away, creating a chiaroscuro effect, before making prints of your portraits.

All materials and equipment will be provided but it’s recommended you bring a portfolio folder to carry your work.


Drawing Classes at King Monk Studios

Location: New Brigate (Leeds)

King Monk Studios is dedicated to providing supportive and friendly workshops for people of all ages, developing a thriving community of artists in the Leeds area.  Boasting over 2 decades of teaching experience, as well as a  vast knowledge of a variety of arts, who better to guide you through the art of drawing?


After School Club at Arts Bloc

Location: Morley (Leeds)

Catering to all ages and abilities, and providing a variety of art workshops for the community, is the amazing Art Bloc.

Their After School Club comes highly recommended, and is a great way to inspire your youngsters. Taught by friendly and professional artists, children will be able to explore a range of techniques, skills, and even a spot of art history!

Due to its popularity, you will have to book 3 weeks in advance, so if you give your kids the opportunity to have a memorable, learning experience, book now!


Ladies Night at Honey Pottery

Location: Horsforth (Leeds)

Time for a change of pace – next on our list of the best art classes in Leeds is Ladies Night at Honey Pottery!

Honey Pottery ensures you don’t need to be an artistic genius to enjoy painting there, and they’ll provide everything you require to create your masterpiece!

So, if you’re in the mood for a spot of socialising, merriment, and painting with your female friends, Ladies Night could be just the ticket!  Your party can have a maximum of 6 people and you will be given your own table. Feel free to bring a bottle, and join Honey Pottery from 7:00 pm – 10:30pm!


Pottery Painting Classes at The Little Biscuit Pottery Painting Studio

Location: Morley (Leeds)

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The Little Biscuit is a picturesque pottery painting studio situated in Morley. They provide a welcoming, comfortable space in which people of all ages and abilities can relieve stress through the therapeutic act of painting pottery. What’s more, working with a local charity, they have also provided

free pottery painting workshops – it’s clear The Little Busicuit truly cares about their local community.

A glance at their gallery shows the wonderful creations people have painted in their classes. The Little Busicuit are always running different themed Pottery Painting Classes, so, be sure to click on the link below if you want to check out what’s available.


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Thank you for checking out our guide to the best art classes in Leeds! If you live here, or are just visiting, and were struggling to find a suitable art class, we hope we’ve helped you settle on a suitable choice. Remember, everyone is an artist. For those who don’t think they have a shred of artistic talent, we’re positive you just haven’t been allowed to let your creativity flourish! Picking from one of the above classes could be the start of a magical journey, so get booking!

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