Our online activities cover a range of artforms and activities and invite you to try something new from the comfort of your own home. We're working with a range of talented Artists to demonstrate practical tasks and provide tuition in their specific field of work. 


No previous experience is required; our sessions give you the opportunity to be creative, develop your skillset and have fun whilst interacting with Artists and other participants.

The structure of each session will take a different format depending on the activity and the Artist, please see each individual listing for full details. 

Most of our sessions will take place via Zoom - for some help and guidance working online read our post on 'Staying Connected'. 

Have you seen the ArtSpeak At Home Art Book? Click here to view or view as a PDF document here

ArtSpeak Meets

Friday 15 January 

11:00 - 11:45 


Nottingham has a rich literary history, and it is one that still thrives today as the City was awarded the status of a Unesco City of Literature in 2015. 

On this virtual tour led by award winning tour guide Felicity Whittle, you’ll gain an insightful introduction to the City’s strong literary heritage whilst taking in some of the important sights throughout Nottingham City Centre. 

During this lighthearted tour, Felicity will discuss the novels, poetry and scandalous private lives of legendary local writers such as DH Lawrence and Lord Bryon. It'll also be chance to learn more about some key fictional literary figures and the successful library service in the City today. 

You can enjoy it all with a cup of tea in the comfort and warmth of your own home!


There’ll be the opportunity to ask any questions at the end of the tour. 

FREE for ArtSpeak members - Sign up to receive the Zoom event invitation link. 

This tour is delivered by Gold Star Guides. 


Tuesday 19 January 

Tuesday 2 February  

Tuesday 16 February 

10:30 - 11:45


Learn the art of being mindful and gain confidence in your artistic ability through a range of relaxing, stimulating and fun creative workshops.

Shades of Emotion - Colours can evoke different emotional responses within us; learn how to use colour theory language to express your feelings within your Artwork. Using watercolour pencils you’ll experiment with mixing colour hues and learn how to add a tint, shade and tone to your work. 

Inner Landscapes – Learn Self Exploration techniques to visualise your own Inner Landscape. Using watercolour pencils you’ll learn how to blend colours through shading and adding water to produce your own unique abstract artwork. 

Sound Reflections - Sounds can evoke different emotional responses within us. In this workshop sounds of the Sea, Countryside and Rainforest will be used as stimuli to evoke and influence your feelings and images when creating three Artworks.

Each workshop is designed to enable you to develop your skills, build on the techniques taught and broaden your vocabulary for your own unique creative voice.


The workshops will be delivered by Artist Amber Bain and can be enjoyed as a series or as individual sessions.

Click here for a materials list for each workshop

Material packs are available as an add on, at booking. 

No experience required, suitable for beginners

£5 per workshop 

Session 1 - click here

Session 2 - click here 

Session 3 - click here 

To receive a discount if booking all three sessions click the 'Book Now' button. 


Wednesday 17 February

11:00 - 12:00


Would you like to improve the quality of your landscape photography?

Would you like to learn how to use composition more effectively in urban and rural landscapes?

In this online session, photographer Rob Collins will illustrate how effective composition can improve the quality and impact of your landscape photographs. He'll give tips on how to build greater awareness of things like framing, perspective, symmetry, patterns, reflections, shadows and viewpoint to help you achieve more creative results with your images.

Landscape photography is typically associated with rural environments, but effective composition can also be very usefully applied in urban landscapes too.


Suitable for all levels - Whether you're looking to expand your skills, set new photographic goals or just want to hear a bit more about the art of Landscape Photography.


There'll be the opportunity to ask questions, share your photographic experiences and should give you something to think about next time you're out with your camera or phone. 

FREE for Artspeak members - Sign up to receive the Zoom event invitation link. 

*This session will be followed up with an outdoor Photography walk when national restrictions permit.

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