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
IWD2021 – Gallery
Gallery The 8th March marks International Women’s Day #IWD2021. We would love to see artwork you have created which is inspired by, depicts or celebrates female artists in some way – we welcome all interpretations! Share your own work with us to celebrate #IWD2021 using the tags #WomenArtistsInspire and #SchoolofPainting and feature in our gallery…
Painting Twilight in Oils – Winter Solstice
Fri 17 Dec – 2.5 hour(s)
Learn how to capture twilight in oils, where fading light and the rich colour of the sea and the sky can naturally lead you into abstraction.
It’s always great to hear that after trying some of these quick mark-making and drawing exercises, people are keen to repeat them at home regularly as a way to relax or reset. My approach encourages play, experimentation and trust in our gut intuition. Kitty takes inspiration from her daily walking practice around the creeks and woodland near her studio at Islington Boatyard in Penryn….
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