designed to enable anyone, at any level, receive the individual attention they need to develop their skills. Studio Courses start again 24 August 2020.
Combine a weekend away in St Ives with a chance to develop new skills and explore making art.
join our artist talks or interactive workshops,
live from the studio
Restaurants & Beaches
With its rocky outcrops and golden crescents, St Ives’ peninsula is awash with beach options that rival any in the world, with world class surfing, powdery white sands, crystal water. Plus: some of the finest restaurants and cafés in Cornwall are just a stone’s throw away. Eating in St Ives Nestled in the town’s historic…
From Sketch to Painting – Studio Practice Sessions with Tom Rickman
Fri 25 Sep – 2 hour(s)
Demystify painting and learn the nuts and bolts of studio practice by watching an artist work through a process live. Join artist Tom Rickman in his studio where he will share with you the creative journey of transforming an idea for a landscape painting into reality.
After many years as an illustrator I taught on the BA Illustration course at Falmouth University. In 2011 I began teaching at St Ives School of Painting. I deliver courses involved with the figure, still life and landscape. My practice as a painter feeds into the teaching, often through demonstrations. The school is wonderful – the history the ethos and most of all the people.
St Ives, one of the most stunning locations in the world, has long been attracting artists. For 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.
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.