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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Studio Courses

Small group classes, designed to enable anyone, at any level, receive the individual attention they need to develop their skills.

online Courses

Enjoy the same quality tuition at home. Watch live or on demand.


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.

Stunning Studios

Step into history and tread the boards where Ben Nicholson walked. Feel inspired in our spacious studios overlooking Porthmeor beach.



Join us and enjoy half price life drawing.