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
Our Art Community
The Grade II* Porthmeor Studios in St Ives has an incomparable heritage. Previous tenants have included Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron and Francis Bacon, and it currently provides workspace for artists, fishermen and of course, the St Ives School of Painting. As residents of Porthmeor Studios we are right at the heart of St Ives buzzing…
Seascape Impressions in Watercolour
Mon 27 – Thu 30 Sep – 4 days
Explore unique techniques of watercolour and how it can be used to portray the atmosphere of sea, sky and coast in an impressionistic style.
I have been teaching drawing and painting for over 13 years, from secondary school level to undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have observed how students struggle with certain aspects of drawing and painting and have developed my teaching practice to deal with these ‘obstacles’ to learning. My artistic practice and my teaching practice are bound together in a symbiotic relationship.
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