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.
VIDEO ON DEMAND
A selection of online courses to watch now and watch again as often as you like for up to 6 months
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…
Where Sea Meets Land – Winter Storm
Fri 21 – Fri 28 Jan – 2.5 hr plus films
Learn to convey the drama and energy of a stormy sea encountering the land in oils. Capture the movement of the sea as it clashes with an iconic Cornish harbour.
Naomi Frears is a visual artist and filmmaker based in the Porthmeor Studios in St Ives. She works across multiple platforms including painting, printmaking and film and is well known for her enigmatic and subtly haunting paintings. Naomi led our very first Porthmeor Programme and designed the popular course ‘Sketchbook to Studio’ that she ran…
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