AN ART TEACHER is set to allow others to tap into their creative side with a new course in Carlisle.

Vega Brennan is running a new course for creatives at the Creative Quarter on Blackfriars Street in the city centre from the end of April to July.


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The course is for people who like making things: visual artists, musicians, poets, textile artists, writers, photographers or anybody who wants to develop their creative practice and take their work more seriously.

The eight-session course is based on Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way which has been used by many famous artists, musicians, writers and creative professionals to realise their ambitions, develop their confidence and find their authentic voice.

Vega said: ‘There are many people in Cumbria who enjoyed making art and being creative over lockdown, and this course will enable them show the world that this is more than just a hobby.’

Vega has successfully run this course at her studio near Great Orton for the past three years, with people responding positively.


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This Spring, Vega has worked with the Whistling Crew CIC to scale up this course for their headquarters, a bright and airy space, backing onto English Street.

While this course does not teach people how to draw or paint, it will show participants how to tap into their inspirations more easily and grow in confidence.


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The course costs £150. Spaces are limited to 15 participants.

The sessions, which start on Monday, April 25, run from 7-8:30pm.

To book your spot, visit


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