BELFAST
ART
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting

Saturday 24 February
Shaftesbury Square - 11am - 2 Hours
Erin McManus
Get ready to dip your brushes into a world of boundless creativity and vibrant hues with our exciting "Introduction to Oil Painting" class! Ignite your artistic spirit as our expert instructors guide you through a colorful journey, teaching you the secrets of expressive brushstrokes and the mesmerizing art of blending pigments. Dive into a realm where blank canvases transform into captivating masterpieces, and your imagination knows no bounds! Perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike, this class is your ticket to unlocking the artist within. Join us and let the strokes of your brush create wonders. Register now and paint your way to endless inspiration!
book now
£24      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 09 March
Shaftesbury Square - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Erin McManus
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
£32      
Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 23 March
Smithfield and Union - 11am - 2 Hours
Erin McManus
Dive into the vibrant world of abstract art with our Exploring Abstract Art class!

Unleash your creativity as we use various media to reinterpret everyday objects and discover fresh subjects. Explore expressive and abstract representations that breathe life into your artistic vision. Get ready to embark on a journey of 'mark making' techniques, creating dynamic starting points that will evolve into unique masterpieces. Join us in this exciting exploration of abstract expression - where every stroke tells a story!
book now
£32      

Introduction to Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting

Saturday 06 April
Shaftesbury Square - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Erin McManus
Get ready to dip your brushes into a world of boundless creativity and vibrant hues with our exciting "Introduction to Oil Painting" class! Ignite your artistic spirit as our expert instructors guide you through a colorful journey, teaching you the secrets of expressive brushstrokes and the mesmerizing art of blending pigments. Dive into a realm where blank canvases transform into captivating masterpieces, and your imagination knows no bounds! Perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike, this class is your ticket to unlocking the artist within. Join us and let the strokes of your brush create wonders. Register now and paint your way to endless inspiration!
book now
£24      
Exploring Abstract Art

Exploring Abstract Art

Saturday 20 April
Smithfield and Union - 11am - 2 Hours
Erin McManus
Dive into the vibrant world of abstract art with our Exploring Abstract Art class!

Unleash your creativity as we use various media to reinterpret everyday objects and discover fresh subjects. Explore expressive and abstract representations that breathe life into your artistic vision. Get ready to embark on a journey of 'mark making' techniques, creating dynamic starting points that will evolve into unique masterpieces. Join us in this exciting exploration of abstract expression - where every stroke tells a story!
book now
£24      
ABOUT BELFAST
ART
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere, and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Facebook Group here to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.

You can also subscribe here to receive notifications of upcoming events.

Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
REVIEWS
Very good tutor, relaxed environment and excellent model. Only criticism was cold venue and would have been good to have a few easels available.
4/5
Maggie
2024-02-12
It was a really enjoyable and the overall session went well. Any suggestions I make are only for improvement- I would honestly go back and the session did inspire me to tackle more.
5/5
Linda
2024-02-12
The event was good
5/5
E
2024-01-30

ARTISTS
Erin McManus
Erin McManus, identified by she/her pronouns, is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on Queer Protest and Kink. She has showcased her works with prominent institutions such as UsFolk, Artcetera, and Belfast Exposed, among others. Erin has been featured in exhibitions like Belfast Pride 2023 and Portraits of Humanity 2023.

In addition to her exhibition accomplishments, Erin has been actively involved in teaching figure drawing since May 2023. Her artistic endeavors reflect a commitment to diverse forms of expression and exploration within the realm of contemporary art.

Erin McManus is available for private bookings

PHOTOS
Plymouth Art Group
2024-01-02
Belfast Art Group
2024-02-20
Title or Location: Just a van
Karina Petrova (b. 1983, Ukraine) lives and works in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.She lives surrounded by nature, and in nature she finds the greatest source of inspiration to create art that "evokes positive emotions in people".Her characters are various and unique, embedded into the landscape that flows through and around them.They are the inventions of her imagination, but they are also visions of a world in harmony.For Karina, the act of creation is a healing process which unl
Credit: Karyna Petrova
Plymouth Art Group
2024-01-02

Belfast Art Group
2024-02-14
Title or Location: Girl & The Fox
Hi, I?m an Irish artist with two passions, painting & teaching. If I?m not holding weekend workshops in my studio in Donegal or various weekly classes throughout art centres around Northern Ireland, I?m in my studio in Belfast, working on commissions and living my best life :)
Credit: Natasha Barr Fine Art
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatashaBarrFineArt
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natashabarrfineart/
Plymouth Art Group
2024-01-02
Belfast Art Group
2024-02-11
Title or Location: It's only Rock and Roll
This is one of my first Airbrush portraits, approx 4ft Square All airbrushed, on dybond board Keith has so much character in his face , I tried to convey him looking back and contemplating the rock & roll lifestyle he has survived, lol
Credit: Gary Cairns

Plymouth Art Group
2024-01-02
Belfast Art Group
2024-02-11
Title or Location: Just a Dog
Karina Petrova (b. 1983, Ukraine) lives and works in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. She lives surrounded by nature, and in nature she finds the greatest source of inspiration to create art that "evokes positive emotions in people". Her characters are various and unique, embedded into the landscape that flows through and around them. They are the inventions of her imagination, but they are also visions of a world in harmony. For Karina, the act of creation is a healing process which
Credit: Karyna Petrova
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002283082087
Instagram: petrovakarinaart
Plymouth Art Group
2024-01-02

Belfast Art Group
2024-02-11
Title or Location:
I am an airbrush artist, studying virtually under Dave Bristow, UK top airbrush artist, this is completely airbrushed ,on dybond board , I tried to get a 3D effect by having the front paw and whiskers project outside the picture, I will take commissions if they are challenging and float my boat lol
Credit: Gary Cairns
Edinburgh Art Group
2024-01-01
Belfast Art Group
2024-02-05
Title or Location: Chilling
Acrylic on canvas this piece was enspired by my love of wildlife art.
Credit: Smchugh
Facebook: SAL art

Denver Art Group
2024-02-21
Title or Location: Fantasy get Away Located in Orange Virginia
The owner told me that she wanted something fun, relaxing, and beautiful to adorn her shed. She pointed out the she especially hated the electric meter. About 1/2 way across painting on the shed, she came out with ice tea and asked if I could also include the Blue Ridge Mountains. So, I made the building end (made a corner) and then added some blue ridge mountains off in the background. Finished product has feelings of Greece with Blue Ridge mountains, making it a true fantasy piece!
Credit: Nicoletta Viscardi
Facebook: Nicoletta Viscardi
Nottingham Art Group
2024-02-21
Title or Location: Charles Chaplin in The Kid.
Inspired by a visit to the kinema in the woods at Woodhall Spa.
Credit: David Wharton
Facebook: David wharton
Instagram: Wharton8241
Birmingham Art Group
2024-02-21
Title or Location: Time for Reflection
I saw a similar piece somewhere and decided to try this style as opposed to charcoal portraiture. Oils on canvas. A very different path to choose. But I'm loving it so far.
Credit: Drew Skidmore
Instagram: andrewskidmore527

Albuquerque Art Group
2024-02-19
Title or Location: Pine River, Vallecito, Colorado
I painted this recently from a photo I took during a Friends Weekend several years ago. We stopped our bicycles on the bridge and snapped a few photos. The icy cold water was a brilliant blue from the mineral content. The Pine River flows into Vallecito Lake near Bayfield and Durango.
Credit: Kristi Chapman
Facebook: Kristi Churchwell Chapman
Instagram: Kristilm50_
Albuquerque Art Group
2024-02-19
Title or Location: Starshine
Starshine is sculpted and painted on glass and decorated with glass beads .The background is painted on acid free matte board and spaced away from the glass to give the work depth. I love combining my sculpting and painting skills in artwork like this!
Credit: Cindy Strosser
Sarasota Art Group
2024-02-19
Title or Location: Bluish Fish
This is my definition of an abstract work of a fish. Everyone seems to like this painting so that's why I chose it. You could see more of my artwork on kimpestana.com. Thank you for the invitation. You made my day!
Credit: Kim Pestana

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