Painting Classes

Looking for painting classes in Dorchester, UK? Look no further than Creative Image Studio! Our ongoing weekly painting classes are perfect for beginners of all ages.

With our structured program developed over 20 years, no experience or drawing ability is required to join and thrive in our acrylic painting classes. Everyone starts at the beginning of the program, regardless of their skill level, and works through the projects to ensure they have the necessary skills for more advanced stages.

In addition, our art lessons are perfect for adults who are complete beginners. We provide a step-by-step approach to build your painting skills from the ground up, so you can feel confident in your new skill.

Even experienced painters won’t get bored at Creative Image Studio. Our classes are designed to be fun and fulfilling, and you’ll have the opportunity to make new friends along the way.

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of learning to paint. With our supportive instructors and step-by-step approach, you’ll soon be on your way to becoming a skilled painter. So, join our painting classes today and discover the joy of creating art!

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Painting Class Timetable and locations:


9:30am - 12pm
£ 60
  • 1 lesson every week
  • Structured program
  • 2.5-hour lessons
  • Paint supplied
  • Tea/Coffee


10am - 12:30pm
£ 60
  • 1 lessons every week
  • Structured program
  • 2.5-hour lessons
  • Paint supplied
  • Tea/Coffee


10am - 12:30pm
£ 60
  • 4 lessons every week
  • Structured program
  • 2.5-hour lessons
  • Paint supplied
  • Tea/Coffee

Let us know when and where you would like to see another class added to our timetable

Weekly Painting Classes

Whether you’re an experienced painter or a complete beginner, our painting classes are designed to help you learn the basics and improve your skills.

We use acrylic paint in our classes and paint on a variety of different materials, like canvas, paper, fabric, wood and ceramic.  So even if you’re familiar with painting, you may still learn something new. And remember, you’re never too old to learn!

Our monthly fee for once-weekly classes is only £60, making it an affordable option for anyone who wants to learn to paint. 

The class fee includes the use of paint in the classes, but does not include the item that you are painting on.  In our classes you will learn to paint in acrylic onto fabric, canvas, wood and even ceramic. We sell all the items that you will be painting on, at affordable prices, so we are one stop shop for everything you need for Creative Image Studio lessons.  Materials purchased elsewhere may not be used in the classes.  99% of the items you paint on will be below £6, but please remember that this is NOT and additional amount every week, it is only when we start a new project.  A new project might take 2 lessons, some 5 and some 10!  Our aim is to make sure the classes and materials used are affordable to you, so your pockets are happy.

For the first few lessons you are welcome to use the studios paint brushes but we highly recommend purchasing our comprehensive brush kit that will give you the brushes you need for the various projects.  

Our program is designed to take you from a beginner to an advanced painter, and each lesson you attend will be part of that journey. Our classes are also longer than many other art classes, at 2.5 hours per session.

Join us week after week, term after term, year after year. Make new friends, have fun, and enjoy a new hobby. Sign up for our adult art classes in Dorchester or Weymouth today!

Art classes for lonely people: find community and creativity with Creative Image Studio

Art classes are a great way to learn a new skill, express yourself creatively, and meet new people. For many, they are a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. But for others, art classes offer much more than just a creative outlet – they can provide a sense of community, a way to connect with others, and a lifeline for those who are feeling lonely or isolated.

At Creative Image Studio, we understand the power of art to bring people together. That’s why our weekly art classes are not just about learning how to paint – they are also about creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can feel comfortable and supported.

Whether you’re new to the area, struggling with social anxiety, or simply looking to make new friends, our art classes are the perfect place to start. You’ll meet like-minded people who share your passion for creativity, and you’ll have the opportunity to connect with them in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Our classes are designed for adults of all skill levels, so whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced artist, you’ll feel right at home. We use a variety of materials and techniques in our classes, so you’ll have the opportunity to explore and experiment with different mediums and styles.

But more than anything, our classes are about having fun and enjoying the process of creating something beautiful. We believe that everyone has the potential to be an artist, and we’re here to help you unlock your creativity and find your own unique voice.

So if you’re feeling lonely or isolated, or just looking for a new way to connect with others and explore your creativity, we invite you to join us at Creative Image Studio. We can’t wait to meet you!

Looking for a new hobby that’s both relaxing and rewarding? Have you considered painting with acrylics?

Acrylic painting is a versatile medium that has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. Whether you’re an experienced artist or a complete beginner, there are many benefits to painting with acrylics that make it a great choice for adults looking to explore their creativity.

First of all, acrylic paint dries quickly, which means you can work fast and make changes to your painting without having to wait for the paint to dry. This makes it ideal for artists who like to work quickly or who want to experiment with different techniques.

Acrylic paint is also very forgiving, which means that mistakes can easily be corrected or painted over. This takes away the pressure to create a perfect masterpiece and allows you to relax and enjoy the creative process.

Another benefit of acrylic paint is that it is very versatile. It can be used on a wide range of surfaces, including canvas, paper, wood, and even fabric. This means that you can experiment with different materials and textures to create unique and interesting effects.

At our painting classes for adults, we specialize in teaching acrylic painting techniques to help you unlock your creativity and develop your skills as an artist. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced painter, our classes are designed to help you learn new techniques, meet new people, and have fun while you explore your creativity.

So why not give acrylic painting a try? Join us for a painting class and discover the many benefits of this versatile and rewarding medium.

If you’re looking to explore your creativity and learn a new skill, there’s no better place to paint than at Creative Image Studio in Dorchester. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose us for your next painting class:

  1. Tried and Tested Program: Our structured program has been running for over 20 years, and has been developed to build your painting skills from the ground up. Our step-by-step instructions make it easy to learn new techniques and progress at your own pace.

  2. Great for All Skill Levels: Our classes are designed for adults of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced painter, we have the tools and expertise to help you take your skills to the next level.

  3. No Experience or Drawing Needed: You don’t need any prior experience or drawing skills to join our classes. We provide everything you need to get started, including all the materials and supplies.

  4. Paint on a Variety of Materials with Acrylic Paint: Acrylic paint is a versatile medium that can be used on a wide range of surfaces, including canvas, paper, wood, and fabric. We encourage our students to experiment with different materials and textures to create unique and interesting effects.

  5. Make Friends and Have Fun: Painting is a great way to meet new people and make friends. Our relaxed and friendly environment makes it easy to connect with others who share your interests.

  6. Develop a New Hobby: Painting is a fulfilling and rewarding hobby that can bring joy and satisfaction for years to come. Whether you’re looking to explore your creativity, de-stress after a long day, or simply have fun, painting with Creative Image Studio is the perfect way to start your journey.

While online painting classes may be convenient, there are several reasons why in-person, weekly painting classes are better:

  1. Interact with Your Teacher: When you take an in-person painting class, you have the opportunity to interact with your teacher and receive feedback in real time. This can be especially helpful if you’re a beginner and need guidance on how to hold a brush, mix colors, or apply paint.

  2. Socialize with Other Students: Painting classes are a great way to meet new people and make friends. In-person classes allow you to socialize with other students, share tips and techniques, and enjoy the experience of creating art together.

  3. Better Access to Supplies and Materials: In-person classes typically provide all the necessary supplies and materials, so you don’t have to worry about purchasing your own. Additionally, your teacher can demonstrate how to use the supplies and materials effectively, which can be more difficult to do online.

  4. More Engaging Learning Experience: In-person classes often offer a more engaging learning experience than online classes. You have the opportunity to see and touch the materials, watch your teacher’s demonstrations up close, and participate in group activities.

  5. Dedicated Time for Creativity: In-person classes offer a dedicated time and space for creativity. You can disconnect from technology and other distractions, and fully immerse yourself in the painting process.

  6. Receive Personalized Instruction: In-person classes allow for personalized instruction and attention. Your teacher can tailor the instruction to your specific needs and skill level, which can be more challenging to do in an online setting.

Overall, in-person painting classes provide a more dynamic and engaging learning experience, and offer the opportunity to socialize with other students and receive personalized instruction from your teacher.

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  • Cost £60 per month (£15 per lesson)
  • 1 lesson per week, 4 lessons per month.  
  • Venue:  Dorchester, Weymouth 
  • Use of paint is included during the weekly classes, however the project item that we paint on is additional, like canvas.  Only materials purchased from the studio may be used in classes
  • Adults of all ages welcome – young to old!
  • Absolute beginners to advanced
  • Structured program.  Everyone starts at the beginning no matter their previous experience
  • Tea/coffee are provided.  Cake is supplied on a rotational basis by the students.
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