Art Courses

Art Courses

Set in historic studios overlooking the ocean in St Ives, Cornwall our art classes attract visitors and locals alike. Class sizes are small and our team of tutors are practicing artists with a passion for teaching.

Figure

A figure painting is a work of fine art in any of the painting media with the primary subject being the human figure, whether clothed or nude. The human figure has been one of the constant subjects of art since the first stone age cave paintings, and has been reinterpreted in various styles throughout history.

Adrian Holmes

Alice Mumford

Teaching is an opportunity to pass on the wonderful sense of being part of a bigger ‘family’ of painters.

Amy Albright

My approach to teaching is to share all, to demonstrate my unique way of painting in layers and share my love for paint and it’s never ending possibilities. It’s all about the process, experimenting and those happy accidental discoveries. St Ives School of Painting is very special, with stunning inspiration on the doorstep and an aura of creativity in the studios that is contagious.

Andrew Barrowman

Landscape painting in Cornwall, Andrew Barrowman paints en plein air and in the studio using oils as his chosen medium. He tries to convey the feeling and atmosphere of a landscape onto canvas for the viewer to have an idea of what it was like to be there. His paintings often start with ideas found whilst walking his dog.

Ashley Hold

I have been teaching drawing and painting for over 13 years, from secondary school level to undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have observed how students struggle with certain aspects of drawing and painting and have developed my teaching practice to deal with these ‘obstacles’ to learning. My artistic practice and my teaching practice are bound together in a symbiotic relationship.

Camilla Dixon

My tutoring is a constantly evolving project. It supports my creative work as it requires that I not only understand my processes but can apply them in a way that is useful to other people in their quest for creative flow. Harnessing a fluid and responsive working method, can address all sorts of practical or emotional obstacles that students face. It can be quite literally life-changing.

Clare Wardman

As artist/tutor, a strong, professional empathy is essential to the courses I ‘build’ for those already engaged in their creative thinking and practices. Teaching is more a dialogue, an inclusive process of respect for each artists’, individual communication, development and talents in visual art.

Gary Long

After many years as an illustrator I taught on the BA Illustration course at Falmouth University. In 2011 I began teaching at St Ives School of Painting. I deliver courses involved with the figure, still life and landscape. My practice as a painter feeds into the teaching, often through demonstrations. The school is wonderful – the history the ethos and most of all the people.

Greg Humphries

I try to connect people to their environment with my art. I started out as a landscape painter, but it was only through undertaking a masters degree in 2009 that I realised the best way to connect people to their environment was to take them into that environment and get them to make the art! This is now the core of my practice and through my work I specialise in outdoor education and woodland management.

Hilary,Jean Gibson

In 1995 I became a tutor at St Ives School of Painting. Offering inspiration through my passion for drawing, water-based media and art history I strive to liberate a creative vision through direct observation and en plein air. My fascination in old buildings with a story to tell connects me to the studio’s historic narrative. Working in the space can feel like being inside one of my own drawings.

Iain Robertson

As an Artist/Tutor creating courses for the School, I draw from my own experience and questioning of my own practice. I try to open up a way into contemporary abstraction for practitioners who come prepared to engage with sometimes difficult concepts and hopefully take away ideas and more questions for their own practice. We can all benefit from being in this space together.

Ilker Cinarel

I love sharing my knowledge and life experiences with others. My unique approach is to try to create individual, authentic voices in the curriculum within a conceptual and non conceptual framework. It’s great to be part of an historical, internationally renowned school.

Jill Eisele

I have taught in the UK and the USA, and have painted and drawn for my entire adult life. It is both humbling and inspiring to be part of St Ives School of Painting’s community, with its exceptional artistic heritage and extraordinary location. Teaching has been an invaluable opportunity to share knowledge and techniques and to create with others. It is a privilege to create an environment where students are stimulated and encouraged in their own artistic journeys.

Kerry Harding

‘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.

Liz Hough

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.

Liz Luckwell

Linking my method to the landscape, I take students on Porthmeor Beach to make experimental drawings in the sand, bringing them back to some of man’s first marks and symbols. My teaching is grounded in an understanding for people and their desire to learn. I feel I have a genuine understanding of how nervous and apprehensive prospective students can sometimes be and am able to help them relax and enjoy being creative.

Marion Taylor

I have enjoyed tutoring at the School of Painting, to all ages and abilities, for about 27 years. Teaching has always gone hand in hand with creating my own work, as I find sharing ideas and techniques stimulating and rewarding. My approach has been to give students the confidence to develop their skills, to think for themselves and so extend their visual language and find their own path.

Mary Crockett

I have been teaching for over twenty years and enjoy seeing people’s excitement when they can make printmaking their own. I teach by demonstrating techniques. I think this is the most direct way to pass on practical skills. Teaching for the school is satisfying because print can be treated as part of general practice, not as a separate entity.

Peter Skerrett

I enjoy the intensity of the workshops that I’m invited to run here at the school. A group of artists can produce such an incredible body of work in just a few days. This really inspires my own practice. The energy helps me to see and notice more when I’m out and about in Cornwall to bring these observations back to the studio.

Rachael Kantaris

Due to the nature of printmaking, the courses I run are for relatively small groups. This allows for a high level of support so I can tailor the processes to suit individual artists’ ideas. I am very hands on, teaching through demonstrations, but within this structure, encourage students’ freedom in the way they apply these techniques to their own practice. I’m dynamic in my teaching methods and always have lots of fun. I find it incredibly exciting and enjoy the adventure of such a productive and creative environment.

Steve Dove

As a tutor in the art of drawing I guide a student to find their unique physical and psychological line as well as learning to look and see clearly and meaningfully the visual elements around them. With these skills, the act of observation, memory and attitude are transformed via the eye, mind and hand into original, graphic images.

Tom Rickman

Trevor Price

Art Courses

We provide quality 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.

Online

Our online programme will range from one hour webinars, short workshops with a small group to a course spanning over several weeks. We use Zoom to deliver these sessions. We offer the same inspirational and high quality tuition that people enjoy at our studios in St Ives but delivered to you at home. We plan to build the online programme over the coming months.

St.Ives September Festival

With over 200 events including art, music, dance, poetry and theatre, this is a great time to visit .

Try out a range of techniques with our 3 hour taster art workshops throughout the two weeks.

Creative Weekender

Short on time or juggling commitments?  Join us for the weekend, finishing 3.30 pm Sunday in time to catch the train home.

You will be working in a small group in our studio overlooking Porthmeor beach and the ocean. Who could wish for a more inspiring setting to combine a weekend away in St Ives with a chance to develop new skills.

Italy

TRIPS TO ITALY CANCELLED UNTIL 2023

Join our experienced tutors on a field trip to Tuscany, Italy. Discover the magical setting of the Verrocchio art centre, which forms part of the fortified walls of the charming hill top village Casole D’Elsa.

With six days of intensive tuition there is time to work self directed in the spacious studio. In the evening savour the views and authentic Italian food and wine sitting on the terrace discussing ideas and art with new friends.

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Abstract Art Experience

Clare WardmanIain Robertson

Mixed Media – Abstract – Art Courses – New Courses – Experienced

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Course ID: a001r00000qaTJ2
Active Instance: a024J000002uh9wQAA, 26-Oct-2020

Led by two highly experienced contemporary abstract artists, this is a mentoring course for practicing artists, providing a productive, critical approach that builds your confidence in your own discoveries.

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26 – 30 Oct – 5 days – £475 Full Request

Abstract Colour in St Ives

Liz Luckwell

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses

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Course ID: a001r00000nKEqf
Active Instance: a024J000002vejTQAQ, 22-Feb-2021

Learn to create striking, bold and contemporary work though structured and guided tuition. Unlock the secret to balancing tone, composition and colour inspired by the colourful world of St Ives abstraction.

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22 – 24 Feb 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book

Advancing Your Mixed Media Painting (5)

Liz Hough

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Abstract – Art Courses – Intermediate

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Course ID: a004J000002gj9u
Active Instance: a024J000002v9hhQAA, 15-Feb-2021

Feeling frustrated that your paintings aren’t quite working and you don’t know why? Artist Liz Hough helps you take landscape to the next level; creating space, depth and movement.

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15 – 19 Feb 2021 – 5 days – £515 Book

After Matisse

Alice Mumford

Oil – Still Life – Art Courses

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVik
Active Instance: a024J000005K9y3QAC, 11-Jan-2021

Using vibrant colour and dream-like studio settings, explore Matisse’s iconic techniques for creating paintings full of the pleasure of looking, led by artist Alice Mumford.

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11 – 13 Jan 2021 – 3 days – £575 Full Request

Approaching Painting

Liz LuckwellMarion Taylor

Acrylic – Drawing – Mixed Media – Oil – Print making – Beginners – Art Courses – Beginner

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Course ID: a00w000000i3a1N
Active Instance: a024J000001X57yQAC, 26-Apr-2021

Ideal for beginners, this course offers simple and dynamic approaches to build your confidence. Learn to depict both landscape and still life using acrylics and oils.

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26 – 29 Apr 2021 – 4 days – £455 Book

Artists’ Retreat Week

Kerry HardingIlker CinarelLiz HoughCamilla Dixon

Art Courses – Experienced

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Course ID: a00w000000i3cv9
Active Instance: a024J000002vBS9QAM, 23-Nov-2020

Remember and revive your reasons for making art. As part of a small group, benefit from directed exercises, peer feedback and independent time working in the studio as well as an individual tutorial.

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23 – 27 Nov – 5 days – £525 Book
1 – 5 Feb 2021 – 5 days – £575 Book

Artists’ Retreat Week

Kerry HardingIlker CinarelLiz HoughCamilla Dixon

Art Courses – Experienced

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000i3cv9
Active Instance: a024J000002vcBTQAY, 01-Feb-2021

Remember and revive your reasons for making art. As part of a small group, benefit from directed exercises, peer feedback and independent time working in the studio as well as an individual tutorial.

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23 – 27 Nov – 5 days – £525 Book
1 – 5 Feb 2021 – 5 days – £575 Book

Be Colour Confident

Marion Taylor

Acrylic – Oil – Art Courses

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVil
Active Instance: a024J000002vcCbQAI, 11-Feb-2021

Nothing says confidence like a bold use of colour. Your cure-all remedy for common colour quandaries like muddiness and overmixing, this course gives you the confidence to make it work for you.

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11 – 12 Feb 2021 – 2 days – £230 Book

Clarion Calls – The Palette of Winifred Nicholson

Alice Mumford

Oil – Still Life – Art Courses – Intermediate

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Course ID: a00w000000l2lBj
Active Instance: a024J000003tjFZQAY, 08-Feb-2021

The artist Winifred Nicholson beckons us to discard old conceptions that colour must be tacked down to release its true vitality. Learn to liberate colour in your painting on this fast-paced oils course. Work from a studio still life, referencing Winifred Nicholsons’s colour scale and focusing on her concept of intervals. Unlock a new way of seeing and creating in your painting.

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8 – 10 Feb 2021 – 3 days – £575 Full Request

Contemporary Landscape PLUS

Kerry Harding

Oil – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses

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Course ID: a001r00000rCtun
Active Instance: a024J000001X570QAC, 19-Apr-2021

Learn to use innovative painting exercises and unconventional tools to discover new possibilities for your landscape painting, plus: keep your creativity flowing back home with our innovative online tutorials.

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19 – 22 Apr 2021 – 4 days – £495 Book

Developing Drawing Skills

Liz Luckwell

Drawing – Art Courses

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Course ID: a001r00000rGxyz
Active Instance: a024J000001X57oQAC, 06-May-2021

Learn to master the power of the simple line. Working from subjects in and around the studios, create compelling observational drawings and equip yourself with a entirely new creative toolbox.

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6 – 7 May 2021 – 2 days – £230 Book

Developing your Portraiture Painting

Gary LongHilary,Jean Gibson

Drawing – Oil – Waterbased – Figure – Art Courses – Intermediate

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVjh
Active Instance: a024J000002vcCqQAI, 25-Jan-2021

Taking inspiration from the likes of Lucian Freud and Stanley Spencer, look at your own face in a completely different way. Understand the anatomy, tone and composition of the face, expressed in gouache and oils.

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25 – 28 Jan 2021 – 4 days – £455 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Acrylic – Beginners – Art Courses – Beginner

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Course ID: a00w000000jsnpr
Active Instance: a024J000002vBM5QAM, 09-Nov-2020

A three-day fast track into painting from the heart, this course follows Jackson Pollock’s declaration that “painting is self-discovery.” Learn to guide your own way through colour, composition and critique to paint with confidence.

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9 – 11 Nov – 3 days – £285 Full Request
27 – 29 Aug 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Acrylic – Beginners – Art Courses – Beginner

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000jsnpr
Active Instance: a024J000006FwQDQA0, 27-Aug-2021

A three-day fast track into painting from the heart, this course follows Jackson Pollock’s declaration that “painting is self-discovery.” Learn to guide your own way through colour, composition and critique to paint with confidence.

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9 – 11 Nov – 3 days – £285 Full Request
27 – 29 Aug 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book

Dynamic Botanical

David WebbLiz Luckwell

Drawing – Waterbased – Still Life – Art Courses – New Courses

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Course ID: a004J000002gRWs
Active Instance: a024J000002vcDAQAY, 08-Mar-2021

Explore the wonders of botanical forms from the micro to the macro in drawing and painting. Use the intimate studies of Durer and Elizabeth Blackadder’s expressive watercolours as starting points.

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8 – 10 Mar 2021 – 3 days – £345 Last 2 places Book

Dynamic Landscape in Oils

Jill Eisele

Oil – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses

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Course ID: a00w000000jssXA
Active Instance: a024J000001X56RQAS, 03-May-2021

Paint en plein air on the cliffs and beaches around St Ives and create intuitive expressions of landscape using oil paints and bars. An ideal course for generating ideas.

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3 – 5 May 2021 – 3 days – £345 Full Request
9 – 11 Aug 2021 – 3 days – £355 Book

Dynamic Landscape in Oils

Jill Eisele

Oil – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000jssXA
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ5bQAG, 09-Aug-2021

Paint en plein air on the cliffs and beaches around St Ives and create intuitive expressions of landscape using oil paints and bars. An ideal course for generating ideas.

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3 – 5 May 2021 – 3 days – £345 Full Request
9 – 11 Aug 2021 – 3 days – £355 Book

Elemental Ocean

Amy Albright

Acrylic – Oil – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000001VxJg
Active Instance: a024J000001X58rQAC, 28-Jun-2021

Use oils and acrylics to express the ever-shifting moods and colours of the Atlantic Ocean, just outside our window. Learn layering techniques that evoke depth and emotion in your paintings.

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28 – 30 Jun 2021 – 3 days – £365 Last 2 places Book

Experimental Shoreline

Amy Albright

Acrylic – Oil – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses – Creative Weekender

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Course ID: a004J000002gpRq
Active Instance: a024J000002vCkdQAE, 06-Nov-2020

Capture the ever changing space where the land meets the sea, where water washes over dark rocks and the tide draws in and out using both acrylics and oils. 

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6 – 8 Nov – 3 days – £325 Full Request

Exploring Watercolour, Turner + Claude Lorrain – (recording)

Hilary,Jean Gibson

Various – Waterbased – Watercolour – Landscape – Art Courses – Online – Workshop

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Course ID: a004J000007D6Kd
Active Instance: a024J000007mYNFQA2, 25-Oct-2020

Explore two key artists’ work, Turner and Claude Lorrain, unlock the mystery of tone and colour in watercolour. Fire up your creativity with these one hour webinars, designed to inspire you to get making and investigating at home delivered by artist Hilary Jean Gibson.

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25 Oct – 1 hour – £10 Book

Expressive Watercolour Landscape

Hilary,Jean Gibson

Watercolour – Landscape – Art Courses

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Course ID: a001r000010QvnF
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ8uQAG, 16-Aug-2021

Inspired by the cliffs and rock formations of Porthmeor, reveal the dynamism and energy of watercolour. Develop your colour mixing skills and experiment applying washes, pattern, texture at different scales.

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16 – 20 Aug 2021 – 5 days – £495 Book

Form, Colour + Space

Ilker Cinarel

Acrylic – Oil – Still Life – Art Courses – New Courses

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Course ID: a004J000002hAM1
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ8aQAG, 12-Jul-2021

Paint with greater observation, intensity and joie-de-vivre on this course inspired by Hockney’s exhilarating still lifes. Work with acrylics on a large scale to explore colour, scale and composition.

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12 – 14 Jul 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book

Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape

Liz LuckwellCamilla DixonJill Eisele

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Landscape – Art Courses – Beginner – Intermediate

Active sort order:
Course ID: a001r00000nKFSF
Active Instance: a024J000002vcDoQAI, 29-Mar-2021

This inspiring course offers exciting new ways to creatively absorb your spectacular St Ives surroundings. With an encouraging and experimental approach, establish a solid foundation in mixed media painting.

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29 Mar – 1 Apr 2021 – 4 days – £455 Book
31 May – 3 Jun 2021 – 4 days – £455 Book
30 Aug – 2 Sep 2021 – 4 days – £455 Book

Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape

Liz LuckwellCamilla DixonJill Eisele

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Landscape – Art Courses – Beginner – Intermediate

Active sort order:
Course ID: a001r00000nKFSF
Active Instance: a024J000001X2WzQAK, 31-May-2021

This inspiring course offers exciting new ways to creatively absorb your spectacular St Ives surroundings. With an encouraging and experimental approach, establish a solid foundation in mixed media painting.

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29 Mar – 1 Apr 2021 – 4 days – £455 Book
31 May – 3 Jun 2021 – 4 days – £455 Book
30 Aug – 2 Sep 2021 – 4 days – £455 Book

Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape

Liz LuckwellCamilla DixonJill Eisele

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Landscape – Art Courses – Beginner – Intermediate

Active sort order:
Course ID: a001r00000nKFSF
Active Instance: a024J000006FwQXQA0, 30-Aug-2021

This inspiring course offers exciting new ways to creatively absorb your spectacular St Ives surroundings. With an encouraging and experimental approach, establish a solid foundation in mixed media painting.

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29 Mar – 1 Apr 2021 – 4 days – £455 Book
31 May – 3 Jun 2021 – 4 days – £455 Book
30 Aug – 2 Sep 2021 – 4 days – £455 Book

Getting Started with Oil Painting

Greg Humphries

Oil – Beginners – Art Courses – Beginner

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVjN
Active Instance: a024J000002wF6WQAU, 16-Nov-2020

A thorough introduction to this versatile and accessible medium: learn simple and dynamic approaches to painting with oils, responding to landscape and working from still life in the studio.

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16 – 18 Nov – 3 days – £325 Full Request

Getting Started with Oils

Greg Humphries

Oil – Beginners – Art Courses – Creative Weekender – Beginner

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000002gVJC
Active Instance: a024J000002vB3LQAU, 19-Feb-2021

A thorough introduction to this versatile and accessible medium: learn simple and dynamic approaches to painting with oils, responding to landscape and working from still life in the studio.

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19 – 20 Feb 2021 – 2 days – £230 Book

Hearts + Minds: Colour Theory in Practice

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media – Oil – Art Courses – New Courses

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Course ID: a001r000010ksjJ
Active Instance: a024J000001X56qQAC, 21-Jun-2021

Revitalise your painting and use colour with renewed confidence. Inspiration from Bauhaus artist Johannes Itten contrasted with the lyrical approach of Winifred Nicholson, will open a whole new world of possibilities.

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21 – 23 Jun 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book

Inside Outside

Alice Mumford

Oil – Still Life – Art Courses

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVjT
Active Instance: a024J000001mIzJQAU, 30-Nov-2020

Artists are fascinated with using windows in their paintings to frame, open and contrast. Paint from a still life with views of town and sea from the studio windows.

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30 Nov – 2 Dec – 3 days – £555 Full Request

Japanese Woodblock Printing (2)

Adrian Holmes

Print making – Waterbased – Art Courses – New Courses

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Course ID: a004J000002h9fs
Active Instance: a024J000002vOELQA2, 11-Mar-2021

Inspired by the semi-abstract modernist tradition of St Ives, experienced woodblock artist Adrian Holmes teaches you to compose, carve and print your own designs using authentic Japanese tools and paper.

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11 – 12 Mar 2021 – 2 days – £230 Book

Japanese Woodblock Printing (3)

Adrian Holmes

Print making – Waterbased – Art Courses – New Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000002h9eV
Active Instance: a024J000001XQDbQAO, 02-Aug-2021

Inspired by the semi-abstract modernist tradition of St Ives, experienced woodblock artist Adrian Holmes teaches you to compose, carve and print your own designs using authentic Japanese tools and paper.

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2 – 4 Aug 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book

Lanyon’s Landscape (5)

Liz Hough

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000bCVjV
Active Instance: a024J000001X57PQAS, 12-Apr-2021

Learn the secret of creating lively and contemporary landscapes inspired by Peter Lanyon. Sketch iconic locations around St Ives and create dynamic compositions using paint, mixed media and collage.

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12 – 16 Apr 2021 – 5 days – £515 Full Request
12 – 16 Jul 2021 – 5 days – £515 Full Request

Lanyon’s Landscape (5)

Liz Hough

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000bCVjV
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ7wQAG, 12-Jul-2021

Learn the secret of creating lively and contemporary landscapes inspired by Peter Lanyon. Sketch iconic locations around St Ives and create dynamic compositions using paint, mixed media and collage.

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12 – 16 Apr 2021 – 5 days – £515 Full Request
12 – 16 Jul 2021 – 5 days – £515 Full Request

Light + Landscape

Tom Rickman

Oil – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000003To2O
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ8QQAW, 23-Aug-2021

Have you ever noticed that being in some landscapes can feel as though you are in a painting by Turner or Rothko? How did it come about that a landscape reminds you of a painting and not the other way around? Discover how to evoke the engulfing experience of being in the landscape.

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23 – 25 Aug 2021 – 3 days – £355 Book

Mono Printing with a Press

Trevor Price

Print making – Abstract – Art Courses – New Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000002hB3M
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ5HQAW, 08-Jul-2021

Do you want to dive into making work but get intimidated by the pressure to get it right? Trevor Price is here to help with his liberating printmaking techniques designed to get you quickly into the creative zone.

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8 – 9 Jul 2021 – 2 days – £230 Book

New Ways Into Watercolour

David Paskett

Drawing – Waterbased – Watercolour – Landscape – Art Courses – Intermediate

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000006vVY2
Active Instance: a024J000006Cpf9QAC, 27-Oct-2020

Join David Paskett, former president of the Royal Watercolour Society to learn unconventional and liberating approaches to breaking the ‘rules’ of watercolour and discover a new way to enjoy this medium.

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27 – 29 Oct – 3 days – £300 Full Request

Ocean + Abstraction

Jill Eisele

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a001r00000qYRbW
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ5lQAG, 06-Sep-2021

Using painting and abstraction depict your emotional, and sensory responses to Porthmeor Beach, just outside our studio.Consider how artists, past and present, have used paint to capture the ocean.

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6 – 8 Sep 2021 – 3 days – £355 Book

Painterly Printmaking

Rachael Kantaris

Print making – Art Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a001r00000qZ2AQ
Active Instance: a024J000002wM7tQAE, 24-Feb-2021

Explore a creative and experimental approach to a variety of printmaking techniques including monoprinting and collagraph. Use a professional press in the historic Porthmeor Print Workshop to create stunning, multi-layered prints.

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24 – 26 Feb 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book
21 – 23 Apr 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book

Painterly Printmaking

Rachael Kantaris

Print making – Art Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a001r00000qZ2AQ
Active Instance: a024J000001X58NQAS, 21-Apr-2021

Explore a creative and experimental approach to a variety of printmaking techniques including monoprinting and collagraph. Use a professional press in the historic Porthmeor Print Workshop to create stunning, multi-layered prints.

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24 – 26 Feb 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book
21 – 23 Apr 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book

Painting Flowers in Oils

Gary Long

Oil – Still Life – Art Courses – Creative Weekender

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000bCVjD
Active Instance: a024J000002uvnpQAA, 22-Mar-2021

Work from both seasonal and exotic flowers to establish a confident approach to working with oils, creating still life paintings that luxuriate in the richness of paint, colour and texture.

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22 – 24 Mar 2021 – 3 days – £365 Full Request
14 – 16 Jun 2021 – 3 days – £365 Book

Painting Flowers in Oils

Gary Long

Oil – Still Life – Art Courses – Creative Weekender

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000bCVjD
Active Instance: a024J000001X4MvQAK, 14-Jun-2021

Work from both seasonal and exotic flowers to establish a confident approach to working with oils, creating still life paintings that luxuriate in the richness of paint, colour and texture.

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22 – 24 Mar 2021 – 3 days – £365 Full Request
14 – 16 Jun 2021 – 3 days – £365 Book

Painting Landscape with a Palette Knife

Gary Long

Oil – Landscape – Art Courses – Creative Weekender

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000006we6y
Active Instance: a024J000007Ucz2QAC, 30-Apr-2021

Artist Gary Long offers expert insight into creating texture, life and depth in your paintings using a palette knife and oils. Gain confidence combining these with brushstrokes to create dynamic landscapes.

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30 Apr – 2 May 2021 – 3 days – £365 Book

Painting St Ives

Gary Long

Oil – Landscape – Art Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000bCVjS
Active Instance: a024J000001X4N0QAK, 28-Jun-2021

Capture your time in iconic St Ives, its architecture and landscape with waterbased mediums, drawing and oils. Learn to capture vivid visual notes to develop into a small figurative oil painting.

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28 – 30 Jun 2021 – 3 days – £365 Last 2 places Book

Painting the Coast Path

Greg Humphries

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Landscape – Art Courses – Creative Weekender

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000003UL4M
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ9EQAW, 17-Jul-2021

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche declared, “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” Boost your creativity and step out with us into West Cornwall’s landscape with inspirational tuition in drawing and painting.

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17 – 18 Jul 2021 – 2 days – £230 Book

Paths to Abstraction (4)

Liz Hough

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVje
Active Instance: a024J000002v9ZXQAY, 02-Nov-2020

Demystify abstract painting and explore alternative ways of seeing the world around you. Working inside and out using mixed media, develop your own approach to abstraction.

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2 – 5 Nov – 4 days – £425 Full Request
26 – 30 Jul 2021 – 5 days – £515 Book

Paths to Abstraction (4)

Liz Hough

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000bCVje
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ8GQAW, 26-Jul-2021

Demystify abstract painting and explore alternative ways of seeing the world around you. Working inside and out using mixed media, develop your own approach to abstraction.

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2 – 5 Nov – 4 days – £425 Full Request
26 – 30 Jul 2021 – 5 days – £515 Book

Poetry of Process

Kerry Harding

Oil – Abstract – Beginners – Art Courses – Beginner – Experienced – Intermediate

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVjf
Active Instance: a024J000002vBTaQAM, 07-Dec-2020

This mixed media course liberates you from expectations and encourages you to embrace the happy accident. Develop your painting in several directions simultaneously, and invest your creative energy more wisely.

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7 – 10 Dec – 4 days – £395 Full Request
7 – 10 Jun 2021 – 4 days – £495 Book

Poetry of Process

Kerry Harding

Oil – Abstract – Beginners – Art Courses – Beginner – Experienced – Intermediate

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000bCVjf
Active Instance: a024J000001X57FQAS, 07-Jun-2021

This mixed media course liberates you from expectations and encourages you to embrace the happy accident. Develop your painting in several directions simultaneously, and invest your creative energy more wisely.

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7 – 10 Dec – 4 days – £395 Full Request
7 – 10 Jun 2021 – 4 days – £495 Book

Porthmeor Programme Alumni Long Weekend

Liz HoughAdrian Holmes

Art Courses – Creative Weekender – Experienced

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Course ID: a001r00000ueKOY
Active Instance: a024J000002v9fWQAQ, 23-Oct-2020

Reconnect with the supportive resources of a professional artist tutor; the Porthmeor Studios and an intimate peer group familiar with the unique experience of your artistic journey as an alumni.

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23 – 25 Oct – 3 days – £325 Last place Book
22 – 24 Jan 2021 – 3 days – £365 Last 2 places Book
26 – 28 Mar 2021 – 3 days – £365 Book

Porthmeor Programme Alumni Long Weekend

Liz HoughAdrian Holmes

Art Courses – Creative Weekender – Experienced

Active sort order:
Course ID: a001r00000ueKOY
Active Instance: a024J000002v9fbQAA, 22-Jan-2021

Reconnect with the supportive resources of a professional artist tutor; the Porthmeor Studios and an intimate peer group familiar with the unique experience of your artistic journey as an alumni.

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23 – 25 Oct – 3 days – £325 Last place Book
22 – 24 Jan 2021 – 3 days – £365 Last 2 places Book
26 – 28 Mar 2021 – 3 days – £365 Book

Porthmeor Programme Alumni Long Weekend

Liz HoughAdrian Holmes

Art Courses – Creative Weekender – Experienced

Active sort order:
Course ID: a001r00000ueKOY
Active Instance: a024J000001X57KQAS, 26-Mar-2021

Reconnect with the supportive resources of a professional artist tutor; the Porthmeor Studios and an intimate peer group familiar with the unique experience of your artistic journey as an alumni.

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23 – 25 Oct – 3 days – £325 Last place Book
22 – 24 Jan 2021 – 3 days – £365 Last 2 places Book
26 – 28 Mar 2021 – 3 days – £365 Book

Pushing the Boundaries

Kerry HardingMarion Taylor

Acrylic – Oil – Abstract – Art Courses – Intermediate

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Course ID: a001r00000nKEkc
Active Instance: a024J000002veoPQAQ, 18-Jan-2021

This dynamic course explores the boundaries between representation and abstraction. Extend your painting vocabulary through a series of structured exercises, manipulating paint and image in a fun and experimental way.

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18 – 21 Jan 2021 – 4 days – £495 Book
10 – 13 May 2021 – 4 days – £495 Book

Pushing the Boundaries

Kerry HardingMarion Taylor

Acrylic – Oil – Abstract – Art Courses – Intermediate

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Course ID: a001r00000nKEkc
Active Instance: a024J000001X575QAC, 10-May-2021

This dynamic course explores the boundaries between representation and abstraction. Extend your painting vocabulary through a series of structured exercises, manipulating paint and image in a fun and experimental way.

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18 – 21 Jan 2021 – 4 days – £495 Book
10 – 13 May 2021 – 4 days – £495 Book

Revealing Landscape

Amy AlbrightKerry Harding

Oil – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses

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Course ID: a004J000002hRtB
Active Instance: a024J000002wE5aQAE, 01-Mar-2021

Learn to create enigmatic paintings inspired by landscape. Use oil paint with fresh and fluid methods that reveal and respond to traces of marks and colour. Two Artist tutors will show you how to enjoy the process of layering, erasing and exposing in an organic and exciting way. It is a great opportunity to build your confidence using oils, loosen up and widen your painting repertoire.

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1 – 5 Mar 2021 – 5 days – £575 Last 2 places Book

Saturday Life Live (online)

Hilary,Jean GibsonSteve DoveJill EiseleGary LongGreg HumphriesTom RickmanIlker Cinarel

Drawing – Figure – Art Courses – Online – Life Drawing – Beginner – Experienced – Intermediate

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Course ID: a004J000007CiZz
Active Instance: a024J000007khUbQAI, 24-Oct-2020

Join two expert tutors as they draw a semi-nude model and share tips and techniques for success. This classic, traditional skill is a solid foundation for all drawing and painting.

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24 Oct – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book
7 Nov – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book
21 Nov – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book
5 Dec – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book

Saturday Life Live (online)

Hilary,Jean GibsonSteve DoveJill EiseleGary LongGreg HumphriesTom RickmanIlker Cinarel

Drawing – Figure – Art Courses – Online – Life Drawing – Beginner – Experienced – Intermediate

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000007CiZz
Active Instance: a024J000007nI3VQAU, 07-Nov-2020

Join two expert tutors as they draw a semi-nude model and share tips and techniques for success. This classic, traditional skill is a solid foundation for all drawing and painting.

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24 Oct – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book
7 Nov – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book
21 Nov – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book
5 Dec – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book

Saturday Life Live (online)

Hilary,Jean GibsonSteve DoveJill EiseleGary LongGreg HumphriesTom RickmanIlker Cinarel

Drawing – Figure – Art Courses – Online – Life Drawing – Beginner – Experienced – Intermediate

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000007CiZz
Active Instance: a024J000007nI3aQAE, 21-Nov-2020

Join two expert tutors as they draw a semi-nude model and share tips and techniques for success. This classic, traditional skill is a solid foundation for all drawing and painting.

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24 Oct – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book
7 Nov – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book
21 Nov – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book
5 Dec – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book

Saturday Life Live (online)

Hilary,Jean GibsonSteve DoveJill EiseleGary LongGreg HumphriesTom RickmanIlker Cinarel

Drawing – Figure – Art Courses – Online – Life Drawing – Beginner – Experienced – Intermediate

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000007CiZz
Active Instance: a024J000007nhADQAY, 05-Dec-2020

Join two expert tutors as they draw a semi-nude model and share tips and techniques for success. This classic, traditional skill is a solid foundation for all drawing and painting.

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24 Oct – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book
7 Nov – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book
21 Nov – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book
5 Dec – 2 hour(s) – £10 Book

Sea + Rocks

Ashley Hold

Oil – Landscape – Art Courses

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Course ID: a004J000001XvfA
Active Instance: a024J000001X4MOQA0, 17-Apr-2021

Learn to make fresh and lively oil studies of the breaking waves and rocky outcrops of St Ives. Explore both reality and imagination through the composition of a compelling painting.

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17 – 18 Apr 2021 – 2 days – £230 Book

Silver Light

Alice Mumford

Oil – Still Life – Art Courses

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Course ID: a00w000000bCUrN
Active Instance: a024J000001X4cEQAS, 17-May-2021

Working from still life, explore Scottish artist Anne Redpath’s mastery of light and use of different greys, enlivened by jewel like notes of colour, to produce paintings of unexpected vitality.

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17 – 19 May 2021 – 3 days – £575 Full Request

Sketch into Painting: From Near to Far & Back Again.

Tom Rickman

Mixed Media – Various – Abstract – Art Courses – Online – Workshop

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Course ID: a004J000007DASR
Active Instance: a024J0000081e8CQAQ, 27-Nov-2020

Demystify painting and learn the nuts and bolts of studio practice by watching an artist work through a process live. Join artist Tom Rickman in his studio as he concentrates on how to tackle the foreground / middle / distance and the subject of compositional space.

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27 – 28 Nov – 4 hours 10:00 – £20 Book

Sketch to Paint – Portraiture (Recording)

Gary Long

Drawing – Oil – Figure – Art Courses – Online – Life Drawing

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Course ID: a004J000007DMyW
Active Instance: a024J000007okyxQAA, 02-Nov-2020

Demystify painting and learn the nuts and bolts of studio practice by watching an artist work through a process online. Join artist Gary Long in our studio where he will share with you the creative journey of creating a portraiture in oils working from a model.

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2 Nov – 4 hours – £20 Book

St Ives Harbour + Town

Liz Hough

Mixed Media – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses – Creative Weekender

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Course ID: a004J000006weqI
Active Instance: a024J000007UhdgQAC, 18-Jun-2021

The winding cobbled streets, whitewashed cottages and iconic harbour of St Ives have captivated artists for centuries. Learn a contemporary, immediate and effective approach to capturing this special place.

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18 – 20 Jun 2021 – 3 days – £365 Book

Still Life Essentials

Ashley Hold

Drawing – Oil – Still Life – Art Courses – New Courses

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Course ID: a004J000001VxKy
Active Instance: a024J000001XODdQAO, 24-May-2021

Describe the forms of a still life composition in oils, learning elemental colour theory and how to mix shades and tints – essential knowledge you can apply to any painting project.

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24 – 26 May 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book

The Sensory Coast

Greg Humphries

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Landscape – Art Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000dojzr
Active Instance: a024J000001X4NFQA0, 06-Apr-2021

Take a step beyond the visual with instinctive drawing and painting exercises on the beautiful beaches and cliffs outside our studio and create artwork that powerfully connects with the coastal elements.

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6 – 8 Apr 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book

The Sensory Coast

Greg Humphries

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Landscape – Art Courses – Creative Weekender

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Course ID: a004J000001Xvkq
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ9nQAG, 13-Aug-2021

Take a step beyond the visual with instinctive drawing and painting exercises on the beautiful beaches and cliffs outside our studio and create artwork that powerfully connects with the coastal elements.

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13 – 15 Aug 2021 – 3 days – £345 Book

The Thick + the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media – Oil – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000002g5ax
Active Instance: a024J000002vfmKQAQ, 08-Mar-2021

This course revels in the bounty of materials available to you as a painter. Use differences in texture and viscosity to describe organic coastal forms. Combine sheer washes and sprays with thicker, impasto marks by layering, scraping and saturating, building the dramatic expanse of the sea. 

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8 – 10 Mar 2021 – 3 days – £345 Full Request
5 – 7 Jul 2021 – 3 days – £355 Book

The Thick + the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media – Oil – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000002g5ax
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ5RQAW, 05-Jul-2021

This course revels in the bounty of materials available to you as a painter. Use differences in texture and viscosity to describe organic coastal forms. Combine sheer washes and sprays with thicker, impasto marks by layering, scraping and saturating, building the dramatic expanse of the sea. 

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8 – 10 Mar 2021 – 3 days – £345 Full Request
5 – 7 Jul 2021 – 3 days – £355 Book

Turner Sea + Sky

Hilary,Jean Gibson

Watercolour – Landscape – Art Courses – Creative Weekender

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000002gjmX
Active Instance: a024J000001X55sQAC, 14-May-2021

Reveal a fresh and immediate approach to watercolour, emulating Turner’s rapidly made and highly expressive studies, known as colour “beginnings”. Create vibrant seascapes that evoke the boundlessness of sea and sky.

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14 – 16 May 2021 – 3 days – £355 Book

Turner Sea + Sky

Hilary,Jean Gibson

Waterbased – Watercolour – Landscape – Art Courses – Creative Weekender

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000dogvP
Active Instance: a024J000002vfn7QAA, 15-Mar-2021

Reveal a fresh and immediate approach to watercolour, emulating Turner’s rapidly made and highly expressive studies, known as colour “beginnings”. Create vibrant seascapes that evoke the boundlessness of sea and sky.

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15 – 17 Mar 2021 – 3 days – £355 Last 2 places Book

Unfolding Sea + Sky

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses – Creative Weekender

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000001VxD9
Active Instance: a024J000001X56WQAS, 05-Jun-2021

Make your own concertina sketchbook, panoramic sea and sky unfolding freely across the pages. Make gestural work in a range of media, capturing the movement of light, air and water.

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5 – 6 Jun 2021 – 2 days – £230 Book

Where Sea Meets Land

Gary Long

Oil – Landscape – Art Courses

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000bCVkL
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ52QAG, 19-Jul-2021

How to convey that fleeting moment when a wave crashes on the shore, its drama, energy and movement? Learn the secrets to capturing this dramatic encounter between sea and the land in oils.

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19 – 21 Jul 2021 – 3 days – £365 Book

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  • Oil
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  • Watercolour
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  • Various
  • Figure
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