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ICE (Independent Creative Educators)

We teach the Arts: drawing, painting, crafts, photography, digital arts, creative writing, and other culturally creative activities. AWOL ICE is a group of tutors based at AWOL studios who are proud to embrace the independent spirit of a creative Manchester.

AWOL ICE connects its members with people who have a passion to be creative. We;

  • Are passionate about the advancement of quality inclusive teaching and learning.
  • Hold conviction that creativity and acquiring new skills can improve students’ quality of life.
  • Believe collaboration strengthens individual practice for the greater benefit of tutors, students, communities, and the education sector.
  • Offer unique learning experiences in a unique Grade 2* listed venue – Hope Mill.
  • Act to spread the word about what we love, to people across Greater Manchester, UK, and internationally.

For more information about AWOL ICE, please email Brian at

Hope Mill,
113 Pollard Street,
Manchester M4 7JA
© AWOL Studios.
Registered in England and Wales.
Company No. 07394568
Design by
Candoo Creative
Photography by
Richard Tymon