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…
Banish Fear of Failure Webinar in 2 Parts -Process, Tips + Insights
Thu 16 Jul
Maybe it’s time to liberate yourself from your fear of getting your painting wrong? In this series of confidence boosting webinars artist Kerry Harding will share with you the tips and techniques she has developed over years of studio practice and teaching to banish those fears that stop you giving it a go.
Through my teaching, especially mentoring on the year long Porthmeor Programme, I have made my own connections with the inspirations that come from St Ives. The School of Painting helps students develop their own practice with the emphasis on finding their own voice.
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.