ARTPAD operates from the heart of Colne, Lancashire. 

Our mission is to support you in living a creative life. We can provide a relaxing and inspirational environment in which you can explore, connect with and develop your artistic skills.

We offer a range of art and craft activities for both children and adults. We want to encourage children's enthusiasm for art and creativity as they grow and we want adults to remember it! 

There are many opportunities for you, your children, family and friends to


From beginners to those who are more advanced. Explore regular weekly lessons, courses and workshops covering a wide range of mediums; kids holiday activities, private tuition, outreach and more! 

Art Education for Adults & Children Since 2011


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Relax & Unwind  

Enjoy the informal and friendly classes and lose yourself in being creative

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Meet Creative People

Join other creative people who attend classes and workshops

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Learn new skills

We welcome people of all abilities! Work at your own pace, without any pressure, and choose from a wide variety of activities

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Established in 2011

We have been building our reputation since 2011, and have learnt a lot along the way - we welcome any feedback to improve your experience further!


Fantastic workshops! Relaxing and laid back with such an air of creativity. The mixed media workshop made everyone feel like children again. 

Robyn Heaps

Dawns teaching is inspirational, challenging, fun and instructive.

ARTPAD customer

Dawn is a very talented artist and designer. She is an excellent communicator and teacher of children. A personable, organised and dedicated professional.

Lisa Slater - Teaching Colleague

Absolutely brilliant! I loved every minute of the Mixed Media workshop. Such a relaxed environment. Absolutely everything you need is provided and Dawn is a wonderful teacher. I will definitely be doing more classes

Emma Hopkinson

Summer had a great time at Imogen's party today she made a beautiful bird house thanks ARTPAD.

Lisa Tyrell

Brilliant day. The mixed media class was taught and structured very well. It was a very creative and therapeutic day. Recommend to anyone who wants to lose themselves in art.

Julie Clitheroe

I really enjoyed the mixed media workshop I attended. All materials were provided, even aprons for working in, which was great when we worked with powdered paints. The atmosphere was great. Good teaching and lovely biscuits!

Kim Griffiths

Amazing work and artist. A lovely and genuine person. A must check out!

Paige Maher

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