BUDDING artists can discover their creative side thanks to a series of new art courses in Darlington.

Both beginners and more experienced artists are invited to learn a range of techniques, including ceramics, watercolours, jewellery-making and life drawing at The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Yarm Road.

Most courses run for ten weeks, with term beginning on Monday (April 28).

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Ten-week courses for families, children and young people led by the Openart Studio will start on Saturday, May 3 from 10am to 2pm.

Activities will include mosaics, jewellery-making, paint and ceramics and need to be pre-booked.

Bookings are also being taken for summer Saturday workshops, which include watercolours, textiles, jewellery-making, and painting with oils and acrylics.

To book call 01325-486555 or visit the Civic Theatre box office in Parkgate or the Cornmill Centre.

For more information visit thebridgedarlington.org.uk