join our live drawing classes , interactive workshops and small group courses live from the studio
Small group classes, designed to enable anyone, at any level, receive the individual attention they need to develop their skills.
Combine a weekend away in St Ives with a chance to develop new skills and explore making art.
A mix of studio based and online workshops so you can join in St Ives September Festival wherever you are in the world
What Shapes an Artist
Watch this recording of our live streamed conversation between artist tutor Alice Mumford and daughter Eleanor as they delve into questions such as why do we struggle to have the confidence to call ourselves an artist, what makes up the ‘creative compost’ of our lives and other fascinating insights into art, family and inspirational women….
Abstracting Zennor in Autumn (Online)
Sat 30 – Sun 31 Oct – Two mornings
Following Martha’s hugely successful webinar this Summer, we welcome her back to explore a rich Autumnal palette. Delve into abstract expressionism to create a landscape painting in oils with this two-part webinar.
I have enjoyed tutoring at the School of Painting, to all ages and abilities, for about 27 years. Teaching has always gone hand in hand with creating my own work, as I find sharing ideas and techniques stimulating and rewarding. My approach has been to give students the confidence to develop their skills, to think for themselves and so extend their visual language and find their own path.
St Ives, one of the most stunning locations in the world, has long been attracting artists. For more than 80 years we have been running art classes in Cornwall in Porthmeor studios overlooking the ocean.
We provide quality art course tuition suitable for all levels from complete beginners to those with more experience. Join us in St Ives or from where ever you are in the world with our online art classes.
From landscape to life, oils to watercolour we’ll help you find the approach that’s right for you.
Today, more studio space has been provided by the division of the old studios; floor length windows look out over the plane of sand to the rolling waves; and refurbished skylights bask the studios in natural light. A new lift has improved access, corridors have been revamped with panels of Cornish pine and an exhibition space for the public has been created.
Take a look at our setting right on Porthmeor Beach
With thanks to Chris Webber for the photography and Erland Cooper for the music