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Painting and drawing courses

Details of our art courses across the county. This includes face-to-face courses in our centres and online learning options.


All of our painting and drawing courses are listed on Eventbrite where you can find more information, book and pay.

If you need help with online booking, please contact either the centre running the course or your local adult education centre.

Courses in Alfreton

Creative art for wellbeing (Bright Side)

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 13 September to Tuesday 25 October, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Weeks: 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Alfreton adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Creative art for well-being (Bright Side) from Tuesday 13 September to Tuesday 25 October, 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Courses in Ashbourne

Taster - art drawing and painting for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 13 September, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Taster - art drawing and painting for wellbeing from Tuesday 13 September, 1pm to 3pm.

Art - drawing and painting for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time:
    Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 1pm to 3pm
    Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 29 November, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £54 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: £15
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art - drawing and painting for wellbeing from Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 1pm to 3pm.

Find out more and book on Art - drawing and painting for wellbeing from Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 29 November, 1pm to 3pm.

Art workshop - Christmas card watercolour

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 19 November, 10am to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £31 / £29 / £16
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art workshop - Christmas card watercolour on Saturday 19 November, 10am to 2.30pm.

Courses in Bolsover

Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing (taster)

  • Day, date and time: Wednesday 14 September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Bolsover adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing in mixed media (taster) on Wednesday 14 September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time:
    Wednesday 21 September to Wednesday 19 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 7 December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Weeks: 5 or 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C):
    £53 / £47 / £17 (September start 5-week course)
    £64 / £57 / £20 (November start 6-week course)
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Bolsover adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Wednesday 21 September to Wednesday 19 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 7 December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Courses in Buxton

Art workshop - David Hockney inspired landscape in acrylic

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 8 October, 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £28 / £23 / £8
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Green Man Gallery Buxton

Find out more and book on an art workshop - David Hockney inspired landscape in acrylic on Saturday 8 October.

Botanical illustration - autumn leaves and flowers in watercolour

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 12 November, 10am to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £28 / £24 / £9
  • Additional materials fee: £3
  • Venue: Buxton Methodist Church

Find out more and book on Botanical illustration - autumn leaves and flowers in watercolour on Saturday 12 November, 10am to 3pm.

Courses in Chesterfield

Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time:
    Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 10am to midday
    Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 1pm to 3pm
    Friday 23 September to Friday 21 October, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £53 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Hunloke adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 10am to midday.

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 1pm to 3pm.

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Friday 23 September to Friday 21 October, 10am to midday.

Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time:
    Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 6 December, 10am to midday
    Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 6 December, 1pm to 3pm
    Friday 4 November to Friday 9 December, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £64 / £57 / £20
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Hunloke adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 6 December, 10am to midday.

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 6 December, 1pm to 3pm.

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Friday 4 November to Friday 9 December, 10am to midday.

Courses in Clay Cross

Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing (taster)

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 13 September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Clay Cross adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing (taster) on Tuesday 13 September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time:
    Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm (5 weeks)
    Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 6 December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm (6 weeks)
  • Weeks: 5 or 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C):
    £53 / £47 / £17 (5-week September start course)
    £64 / £57 / £20 (6-week November start course)
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Clay Cross adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Tuesday 13 September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 6 December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 6 December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Weeks: 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £64 / £57 / £20
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Clay Cross adult community education centre

Courses in Cotmanhay

Art for wellbeing taster

  • Day, date and time: Wednesday 19 October, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: £3
  • Venue: Cotmanhay adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art for wellbeing taster on Wednesday 19 October, 1pm to 3pm.

Art for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time: Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 30 November, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £22 / £17 / £6
  • Additional materials fee: £3
  • Venue: Cotmanhay adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art for wellbeing from Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 30 November, 1pm to 3pm.

Courses at Derbyshire Eco Centre

From sketchbook to painting

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 12 November, 10am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £30 / £26 / £9
  • Additional materials fee: £5
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on From sketchbook to painting on Saturday 12 November, 10am to 4pm.

Courses in Glossop

Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time:
    Wednesday 21 September to Wednesday 19 October, 10am to midday
    Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 30 November, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £53 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Glossop adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Wednesday 21 September to Wednesday 19 October, 10am to midday.

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 30 November, 10am to midday.

Art workshop - Christmas wreath in watercolour

  • Day, date and time: Wednesday 7 December, 10am to 2pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £22 / £19 / £7
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Glossop adult community education centre

Find out more and book on an Art workshop - Christmas wreath in watercolour on Wednesday 7 December, 10am to 2pm.

Courses in Long Eaton

Painting and drawing mushrooms and fungi

  • Day, date and time: Wednesday 19 October, 10am to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £28 / £24 / £9
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Long Eaton adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Painting and drawing mushrooms and fungi on Wednesday 19 October, 10am to 3pm.

Courses in Matlock

Art for wellbeing taster

  • Day, date and time: Monday 12 September, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Matlock adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art for wellbeing taster from Monday 12 September, 10am to midday.

Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time:
    Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 10am to midday
    Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 1pm to 3pm
    Monday 31 October to Monday 28 November, 10am to midday
    Monday 31 October to Monday 28 November, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £54 / £57 / £20
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Matlock adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 10am to midday.

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 1pm to 3pm.

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Monday 31 October to Monday 28 November, 10am to midday.

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Monday 31 October to Monday 28 November, 1pm to 3pm.

Art workshop - drawing landscapes

  • Day, date and time: Monday 24 October, 10am to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £31 / £29 / £16
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Matlock adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Art workshop - drawing landscapes on Monday 24 October, 10am to 2.30pm.

Art workshop - step by step Christmas card watercolour

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 26 November, 10am to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £31 / £29 / £16
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Matlock adult community education centre

Find out more and book on an Art workshop - step by step Christmas card watercolour on Saturday 26 November, 10am to 2.30pm 

Courses in New Mills

Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time:
    Friday 23 September to Friday 21 October, 11.30am to 1.30pm
    Friday 4 November to Friday 2 December, 11.30am to 1.30pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £53 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Spring Bank Arts Centre

Find out more and book on an Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Friday 23 September to Friday 21 October, 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Find out more and book on an Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Friday 4 November to Friday 2 December, 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Courses in Swadlincote

Watercolour for wellbeing - looking at different techniques

  • Day, date and time:
    Wednesday 14 September to Wednesday 19 October, 1pm to 3pm
    Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 30 November, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Swadlincote adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Watercolour for wellbeing - looking at different techniques from Wednesday 14 September to Wednesday 19 October, 1pm to 3pm.

Find out more and book on Watercolour for wellbeing - looking at different techniques from Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 30 November, 1pm to 3pm.

Online Courses

Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing

  • Day, date and time:
    Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 7pm to 9pm
    Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 29 November, 7pm to 9pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £53 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Type of online course: Live video lesson

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 7pm to 9pm.

Find out more and book on Art - painting and drawing for wellbeing from Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 29 November, 7pm to 9pm.