Small group classes, designed to enable anyone, at any level, receive the individual attention they need to develop their skills.
We provide quality art course tuition suitable for all levels from complete beginners to those with more experience. Learn from our team of 30 contemporary artists teaching small groups, in our studio overlooking Porthmeor beach in St Ives, where we have been since 1938.
Take a bit of St Ives magic into your home or studio with our online courses. Browse our library for courses to watch now or look out for new courses added every month. From landscape to life, oils to watercolour we’ll help you find the approach that’s right for you.
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Find your creative voice with 1-1 mentoring and a curated practical programme over several months
Combine a weekend away in St Ives with a chance to develop new skills and explore making art.
St Ives, one of the most stunning locations in the world, has long been attracting artists. For more than 85 years we have been running art classes in Cornwall in Porthmeor studios overlooking the ocean.
Step into history and tread the boards where Ben Nicholson walked. Feel inspired in our spacious studios overlooking Porthmeor beach.
Barbara Hepworth’s St Ives: A Tour of the Inspirational Town
As seen in… Words by Jonathan Lorie As a major exhibition of the British sculptor opened, Jonathan Lorie traveled to St Ives, the town that inspired Barbara Hepworth, to feel its draw for himself. “Are you OK to get a bit mucky?” asks the drawing teacher as he hands me a stick of charcoal on…
Porthmeor Programme Online (2024)
Kate Southworth + Greg Humphries
A six month online intensive, with 1-1 tutorials and small group creative sessions to develop you as an artist.
My approach to painting is less about rules and techniques and more about rediscovering a sense of play; loosening up and learning to respond freely and fearlessly. Experimental, fun, intuitive, gestural, process-focused. Attending Byam Shaw School of Art and City & Guilds in the 1980s, Boo moved to Dorset in 2002 where she discovered her…