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
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…
Understanding Composition 2 online sessions with Alice Mumford
Thu 6 Aug
Fire up your creativity with this series of one hour, live online sessions, designed to inspire you to get making and investigating at home. Delivered from Artist Alice Mumford’s Cornish home she will guide you through some of the key concepts around composition that have inspired her own work.
‘Giving permission’ and ‘making transparent’ is what I try to do every time I teach. This inevitably leads to the reward of witnessing a small epiphany or pivotal direction change in a student’s approach. I enjoy teaching at the school as it has no set ‘school’ approach, each course is put together and taught from the tutors own practice. This has the benefit of enabling me to be both tutor and student within this process.
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.