Cardiff Open Art School


Hello and welcome to Cardiff Open Art School.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never picked up a pencil or a paintbrush, if you’re an experienced artist or designer or are preparing a portfolio to apply for a degree COAS’s classes and workshops can help you develop your creativity. They’re also an opportunity to know like-minded creative people while learning new skills and gaining confidence in your abilities.

This term we’re running our two popular Pottery classes again as well as our new Fashion Illustration and Beginners’ Painting classes along with so much more.

Did you know that our students range from their late teens to their 80s, that many try out different classes each term as they want to learn about different creative techniques and that some love their classes so much that they join us as full time degree students. Attending COAS classes has even lead some of our students to changing their career paths and successfully pursing their ambitions of becoming full time artists, makers and ceramicists.

To sign up for our mailing list and receive updates on our programme of courses, email your contact details to Anna Lewis:

News! Our CSAD Masters Show starts on Saturday 9 September and runs through until 12 noon on Wednesday 13 September so come and take a look. We're also taking part in Llandaff Open Doors with a tour of the building at 2pm on Tuesday 12 September so to reserve your tour place please email

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Places are limited on all of the courses, so book now to avoid disappointment!

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