• R. Neil Bradley

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw, but never had the chance?

Maybe you loved drawing or showed promise in your arts classes at school and you thought the time had gone to be the artist you once dreamt of. Sometimes life offers you a second chance, this is your time.

Take 5 is a beginner drawing course for 5 formally untrained local artists.

A unique experience to immerse yourself in fine art and to learn from the very best.

Coventry Arts Collective Ltd have won funding from the Arts Council England to run a this artist development course exclusively for Coventry and Warwickshire residents.

Creative director Neil Bradley said: “If you’ve never had the chance to live out your dream to learn how to be a real artist in a safe and entertaining environment, then this is for you. We are interested in applications from artists who have not progressed through formal or traditional art training routes. Early career, younger artists and older untrained artists. We aim to gather a group of promising artists that represents a diversity of cultural perspectives and artistic practices in and around Warwickshire”.

Course starts Saturday 17th July 2021, and runs for 7 weeks on Saturday for 2 hours live in the afternoon, and 1.5 hours on Wednesday evenings on Zoom.

The course is free to anyone who meets the criteria.

-Coventry Arts Collective is an artist and performance development and training not for profit organisation.

The course will accept creatives with no formal training from socially and culturally underrepresented communities in Coventry and Warwickshire and those with other barriers such as financial, age, or other.


  • Take 5 is open to untrained artists living, working, studying or born in the CV postcode areas aged 16 and over. There is no upper age limit and older artists are very welcome to apply.

  • Applications may be also made via video or audio.

  • Workshops are delivered by renowned Coventry Artist John Yeadon: biography

  • Masterclasses are delivered by other professional local artists.

  • Applications are now open: take-5-art-course

Contact details for press queries:

Neil Bradley 07856319661


Supported with thanks by Arts Council England & Royal Leamington Spa Town Council

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