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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

join our live drawing classes , interactive workshops and small group courses live from the studio


Combine a weekend away in St Ives with a chance to develop new skills and explore making art.


A selection of online courses to watch now and watch again and again to practice what you’ve learnt.


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.

Stunning Studios

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