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

Alessandra Ausenda

My own practice involves a range of materials and collaborations and I have always been inspired by sharing my enthusiasm for creating with others. Whatever age group I work with, there is a connection and a tangible excitement in creative activity.  It is a powerful tool with which to explore the world and ourselves.  I see myself as a fellow traveller; sometimes leading and other times following

Alex Yarlett

Alice Ellis-Bray

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.

Annabel Wilkes

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.

Boo Mallinson

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.

Caroline Robinson

Eleanor Crow

Faye Bridgewater

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.

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.

Iona Sanders

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.

Kate Southworth

Kieran Stiles

Laura Kent

Laura Menzies

Liz Hough

My research for the online courses helps me to contextualise the rich history of the artists and landscape in and around St Ives. It is important for students to discover what sort of artist they are; I focus on what the student has to say, helping them to develop their own language, and to “find 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.

Martha Holmes

Maxine Hart

Natalie Day

Nina Squire

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.

Steven Buckler

Tom Rickman

Trevor Price

Victoria Gillow

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 small group zoom

The closest to a studio experience without the need to travel. Learn in a small group, ask questions and get feedback on your work in real time using your camera and mic. Chat live with fellow students and make new friends.

Online – Multipart

Two or three part online courses to develop your learning further.

Online Art Courses – All

The same inspirational, high quality tuition as our studio courses in St Ives without the need to travel. Capture a bit of St Ives magic in your home or studio.

Online Broadcast

Online Pre-recorded

High quality pre-recorded online courses available to watch now on demand.

Watch again to practise what you’ve learned.

Weekend Art Courses

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.

Personal Development

Extend your learning with developmental courses over several months and build lasting connections with your fellow students.

Bursary Emerging Artists

We are looking to award a full bursary to enable two 19-25 year old emerging artists who live in Cornwall to attend the Porthmeor Programme Online, for free. Normal cost is £1,575. This is generously funded by the artist Roy Ray who was Director of St Ives School of Painting for 35 years

Women Artists Inspire

A selection of courses and webinars by women artists who inspire us, to celebrate International Women’s Day. Share your artwork #womenartistsinspire

September Festival Workshops

From 11-22 Sep, join us on our inspirational 3 hour workshops to celebrate some of the wonderful artists we work with here at St Ives School of Painting.

 

St Ives September Festival

A 2 week celebration of music and the arts. Join our 3 hr workshops

An opportunity to try out a range of short courses. Each day we have two workshops with the same tutor, which follow on from each other but can be enjoyed individually.

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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A Botanical Journal: Painting Flora by the Sea

Hilary Jean Gibson

Art Courses – Waterbased – Still Life

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Course ID: a00Nz000005Jk2j
Active Instance: a02Nz000001UpkTIAS, 24-May-2024

Using water based media in the breath-taking St. Ives landscape, learn how to draw and paint the indigenous Cornish Spring flora set against the colours of the sky and ocean. 

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24 – 26 May – 3 days – £425 Book

Abstract Colour in St Ives (CW)

Liz Luckwell

Weekend Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000G1qli
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNVoQAN, 20-Sep-2024

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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20 – 22 Sep – 3 days – £425 Book

Abstract Nude

Camilla Dixon

Weekend Art Courses – Mixed Media – Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000NWAjq
Active Instance: a024J00000DzEzzQAF, 12-Apr-2024

Join us for this fun and accessible approach to capturing the nude figure. Explore abstraction and experiment in a variety of mediums.

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12 – 14 Apr – 3 days – £425 Book

Abstract Relief (3-day)

Camilla Dixon

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a00Nz000006xJbD
Active Instance: a02Nz000002ZkDKIA0, 27-May-2024

This fun, experimental course explores ways to develop creative practice through processes of abstraction and translation between 2D and 3D.

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27 – 29 May – 3 days – £425 Book

Abstracting Nature (CW)

Kitty Hillier

Weekend Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000K5jCK
Active Instance: a02Nz000001Gec2IAC, 04-Oct-2024

Draw inspiration from the work of various artists including Eileen Agar, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Sandra Blow, to inspire your own creative journey, discovering your unique colour stories, how to create successful compositions and how to resolve your abstract collages and paintings.

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4 – 6 Oct – 3 days – £425 Book

Abstracting Zennor in Autumn

Martha Holmes

Online Pre-recorded – Oil – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000G1lmX
Active Instance: a024J00000BQ8NNQA1, 01-Jan-2025

Following Martha’s hugely successful first webinar with us, we welcome her back to explore a rich Autumnal palette. Delve into abstract expressionism to create a landscape painting in oils with this two-part recording.  

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£55 Book

Abstraction – A Closer Look

Liz Hough

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000NYNaF
Active Instance: a024J00000DPmySQAT, 01-Jan-2025

Over 3 sessions, Liz takes you through common questions asked on her previous courses: finding your own, unique content; form versus line; and scaling up.

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£120 Book

Abstraction – Developing

Liz Hough

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000FFGfL
Active Instance: a024J000008PxZkQAK, 01-Jan-2025

Over 4 recordings, explore Liz’s processes of painting, collage and print. Emerge confident in experimentation with a cohesive collection of new works and ideas.

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£120 Book

Approaching Abstraction

Boo Mallinson

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000FHLJt
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNj7QAF, 15-Nov-2024

Free up your practice and work more intuitively on this playful three-day course led by new tutor, Boo Mallinson.

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15 – 17 Nov – 3 days – £495 Book

Approaching Painting

Liz LuckwellSteven BucklerMarion Taylor

Art Courses – Drawing – Beginners

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Course ID: a00w000000i3a1N
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNoGQAV, 28-Oct-2024

Ideal for beginners, this course provides a solid grounding in drawing and painting, learning simple and dynamic approaches to build your confidence.

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28 – 31 Oct – 4 days – £525 Book

Art & Message

Camilla Dixon

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a00Nz000005rmtN
Active Instance: a02Nz000001qlgbIAA, 25-Nov-2024

Join us for this new exciting, exploratory course helping you to transform your ideas, thoughts and obsessions into art.

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25 – 27 Nov – 3 days – £425 Book

Artist Retreat Weekend – Autumn

Ilker CinarelLiz Hough

Weekend Art Courses – Mixed Media

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Course ID: a004J00000G2ceX
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNmTQAV, 22-Nov-2024

A developmental weekend working with two professional artists, combining 1-1 tutorials with a fun practical weekend of painting. Aimed at those developing an art practice.

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22 – 24 Nov – 3 days – £525 Book

Artist Retreat Weekend – Spring

Kate SouthworthJill Eisele

Weekend Art Courses – Mixed Media

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Course ID: a004J00000G2GQo
Active Instance: a024J00000DzExQQAV, 05-Apr-2024

A developmental weekend working with two professional artists, combining 1-1 tutorials with a fun practical weekend of painting. Aimed at those with an art practice.

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5 – 7 Apr – 3 days – £475 Book

Artist Retreat Weekend – Summer

Kieran StilesKate Southworth

Weekend Art Courses – Mixed Media

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Course ID: a004J00000K5JoU
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNPmQAN, 19-Jul-2024

A developmental weekend working with two professional artists, combining 1-1 tutorials with a fun practical weekend of painting. Aimed at those with an art practice.

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19 – 21 Jul – 3 days – £495 Book

Artists’ Retreat Week

Ilker CinarelLiz HoughCamilla Dixon

Art Courses – Mixed Media

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Course ID: a00w000000i3cv9
Active Instance: a024J00000DzEo7QAF, 18-Mar-2024

Remember and revive your reasons for making art and reboot your practice. As part of a small group, benefit from directed exercises, peer feedback and 1-1 mentoring from two professional artists.

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18 – 22 Mar – 5 days – £625 Book
9 – 13 Dec – 5 days – £695 Book

Artists’ Retreat Week

Ilker CinarelLiz HoughCamilla Dixon

Art Courses – Mixed Media

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Course ID: a00w000000i3cv9
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNWvQAN, 09-Dec-2024

Remember and revive your reasons for making art and reboot your practice. As part of a small group, benefit from directed exercises, peer feedback and 1-1 mentoring from two professional artists.

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18 – 22 Mar – 5 days – £625 Book
9 – 13 Dec – 5 days – £695 Book

Atmospheric Perspective – ‘Blueing’ of objects on the horizon

Kieran Stiles

Art Courses – Oil – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000QqC3m
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNPhQAN, 15-Jul-2024

Join artist Kieran Stiles on his new course, discovering the phenomenon of ‘atmospheric perspective’, where we see objects in the distance as more blue. This is a process explored by artists, since the 15th Century, as a way of exaggerating a sense of depth in a painting.

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15 – 17 Jul – 3 days – £495 Book

Barbara Hepworth’s Garden

Hilary Jean Gibson

Weekend Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000QqC6h
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNQkQAN, 26-Jul-2024

Join us for this three-day course working in Barbara Hepworth’s beautiful sculpture garden in St Ives.

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26 – 28 Jul – 3 days – £425 Book

Beginners Oil Painting

Greg Humphries

Art Courses – Oil – Beginners

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVjN
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNK5QAN, 01-Jul-2024

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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1 – 3 Jul – 3 days – £425 Book

Beginners Watercolour

Hilary Jean Gibson

Weekend Art Courses – Watercolour – Beginners

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Course ID: a004J00000K5elA
Active Instance: a02Nz000002ZYwvIAG, 23-Aug-2024

An ideal first step to watercolour painting. Discover the essential techniques of this luminous and rewarding medium. Build confidence through demonstrations, theory and practice, using different papers, tools and approaches.

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23 – 25 Aug – 3 days – £425 Book

Bonnard + the Electric Light

Alice Mumford

Online Pre-recorded – Oil

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Course ID: a004J00000ITTRt
Active Instance: a024J00000CRz2MQAT, 31-Jan-2025

Take a journey with artist Alice Mumford to explore the intimately lit domestic spaces of Bonnard’s paintings. Learn how to capture the warm diffused light of Bonnard’s tabletop settings and see how he captured the poetry of everyday life as it played out in living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. 

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£55 Book

Capturing St Ives

Hilary Jean Gibson

Art Courses – Waterbased – Landscape

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Course ID: a001r00000nKF2g
Active Instance: a024J00000DzEn9QAF, 11-Mar-2024

Use the simple yet powerful technique of line and wash to study St Ives’ buildings, cottages and cobbled streets and bring them to life in the studio.

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11 – 13 Mar – 3 days – £425 Book

Clarion Calls – The Palette of Winifred Nicholson

Alice Mumford

Art Courses – Oil – Still Life

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Course ID: a00w000000l2lBj
Active Instance: a024J00000DzMp1QAF, 20-May-2024

Learn to liberate colour in your painting on this fast-paced oils course. Unlock a new way of seeing and creating in your painting.

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20 – 22 May – 3 days – £645 Full Request
23 – 25 Sep – 3 days – £645 Book

Clarion Calls – The Palette of Winifred Nicholson

Alice Mumford

Art Courses – Oil – Still Life

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Course ID: a00w000000l2lBj
Active Instance: a02Nz000001qxLBIAY, 23-Sep-2024

Learn to liberate colour in your painting on this fast-paced oils course. Unlock a new way of seeing and creating in your painting.

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20 – 22 May – 3 days – £645 Full Request
23 – 25 Sep – 3 days – £645 Book

Coastal Cyanotypes + Relief Printing

Annabel Wilkes

Art Courses – Print making

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Course ID: a004J00000FFjb2
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNJpQAN, 12-Aug-2024

Join new tutor Annabel Wilkes for this exciting approach to image-making using found objects from St Ives’ beautiful coastline.

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12 – 14 Aug – 3 days – £445 Book

Coldwax Painting

Laura Menzies

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000K3yEC
Active Instance: a024J00000CRyytQAD, 31-Jan-2025

Enjoy learning about the possibilities of coldwax painting, a technique for adding texture and depth to your work.

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£27 Book

Collage & Surrealism – Eileen Agar

Kitty Hillier

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000FIivu
Active Instance: a024J00000CzMb9QAF, 31-Jan-2025

Spanning painting, collage, photography and sculpture, Eileen Agar transformed the everyday into the extraordinary.

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£27 Book

Colour + Landscape in Oils

Martha Holmes

Online Pre-recorded – Oil – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000FyuEe
Active Instance: a024J000009mDCTQA2, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Martha Holmes for this two part course on oils following her sell out show at The New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, Between Land and Sea.

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£55 Book

Composition, Intuition + Instinct in Painting

Iona Sanders

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000NUxYG
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNh4QAF, 14-Oct-2024

An introduction to finding ways into creating lively, expressive paintings through intuitive and instinctual responses to the world around you.

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14 – 16 Oct – 3 days – £435 Book

Contemporary Figure Painting

Gary Long

Weekend Art Courses – Mixed Media – Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000IQd6p
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNfNQAV, 25-Oct-2024

Enjoy creating works using thick paint and vigorous brushstrokes as you explore the work of David Park on this three-day course.

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25 – 27 Oct – 3 days – £445 Book

Coves, Rocks + Cliffs in Watercolour

David Webb

Online Pre-recorded – Watercolour – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000DDM6A
Active Instance: a024J00000Bdy9NQAR, 31-Jan-2025

Learn how to use watercolour to depict coves, rocks and cliffs with artist David Webb in this webinar recording. Learn to look at a scene with an artist’s eye and choose which elements are important and which can be left out.

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£27 Book

Developing Drawing Skills

Liz LuckwellHilary Jean Gibson

Art Courses – Drawing – Beginners

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVj2
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNl3QAF, 18-Nov-2024

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 an entirely new creative toolbox.

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18 – 21 Nov – 4 days – £525 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses – Acrylic – Beginners

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Course ID: a00w000000jsnpr
Active Instance: a024J00000DzFDXQA3, 22-Apr-2024

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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22 – 24 Apr – 3 days – £425 Book
2 – 4 Sep – 3 days – £425 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses – Acrylic – Beginners

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Course ID: a00w000000jsnpr
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNU9QAN, 02-Sep-2024

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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22 – 24 Apr – 3 days – £425 Book
2 – 4 Sep – 3 days – £425 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Weekend Art Courses – Acrylic – Beginners

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Course ID: a00w000000i1hix
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNI3QAN, 15-Jun-2024

A 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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15 – 16 Jun – 2 days – £295 Book
2 – 3 Nov – 2 days – £295 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Weekend Art Courses – Acrylic – Beginners

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000i1hix
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNiMQAV, 02-Nov-2024

A 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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15 – 16 Jun – 2 days – £295 Book
2 – 3 Nov – 2 days – £295 Book

Dynamic Botanical

Liz Luckwell

Weekend Art Courses – Mixed Media – Still Life

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Course ID: a004J00000IT62x
Active Instance: a024J00000DzF2xQAF, 19-Apr-2024

Exploring the dynamic floral paintings of David Hockney, freshen up your approach to botanical drawing and painting.

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19 – 21 Apr – 3 days – £425 Book

Dynamic Landscape in Oils

Jill Eisele

Art Courses – Oil – Landscape

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Course ID: a00w000000jssXA
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNRQQA3, 05-Aug-2024

Paint en plein air on the cliffs and beaches around St Ives and create intuitive expressions of landscape using oil paints and bars.

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5 – 7 Aug – 3 days – £445 Book

Experimental Drawing + Collage

Kitty Hillier

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000IRoIM
Active Instance: a024J00000C1ZcNQAV, 31-Jan-2025

Enjoy creating experimental and abstract compositions inspired by your everyday surroundings in this recording.

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£27 Book

Experimental Landscapes (Recording)

Natalie Day

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000NYFUM
Active Instance: a024J00000DPe0rQAD, 31-Jan-2025

Join us for this experimental, abstract webinar inspired by the Cornish landscape with new tutor, Natalie Day.

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£27 Book

Experimental, Abstract Landscapes

Natalie Day

Art Courses – Drawing – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000NVWPW
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNTUQA3, 27-Aug-2024

Join contemporary artist Natalie Day for this playful and collaborative course using natural pigments to build confidence developing abstract artwork.

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27 – 29 Aug – 3 days – £435 Book

Expressive Mark Making

Amy Albright

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000PgdhA
Active Instance: a024J00000ARn3GQAT, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Amy Albright as she helps you to free-up your art practice and energize your paintings.

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£27 Book

Expressive Painting in the Elements

Amy Albright

Art Courses – Acrylic – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000Qq76U
Active Instance: a024J00000DzFFaQAN, 29-Apr-2024

Explore expressionist painting in the elements with artist Amy Albright as you immerse yourself in the Cornish landscape to sketch and paint with playfulness and emotion. 

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29 Apr – 1 May – 3 days – £495 Book

Expressive Watercolour Landscape (3 days)

Hilary Jean Gibson

Art Courses – Watercolour – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J000002hKnB
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNJZQA3, 24-Jun-2024

Develop a free and energetic approach to painting with watercolour to depict land, sky and boundless seascapes. Learn to create contemporary, striking pieces, launching you on a whole new adventure in watercolour painting.

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24 – 26 Jun – 3 days – £425 Book

Figure – Degas

Tom Rickman

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000K5WSN
Active Instance: a024J00000Ci443QAB, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Tom Rickman for a Degas-inspired recording. Recorded live from our studio in St Ives with a model, you are invited to join in at home with guided exercises. 

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£27 Book

Figure – Form, Shape + Colour (rec)

Camilla Dixon

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000Qpzei
Active Instance: a024J00000DyxGtQAJ, 31-Jan-2025

Learn how to extract the essence of the figure from life and onto paper, with simple guided exercises working from a live model.

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£27 Book

Figure – Inspired by Antony Gormley (recording)

Ilker Cinarel

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000PHiAS
Active Instance: a024J00000DYYlyQAH, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Ilker Cinarel for this experimental, expressive webinar inspired by Antony Gormley’s drawings and paintings of the human figure. Recorded from our studio in St Ives with a model, you are invited to join at home with guided exercises.

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£27 Book

Figure – Inspired by David Hockney (rec)

Gary Long

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000QlHGb
Active Instance: a024J00000CagK3QAJ, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Gary Long for this David Hockney-inspired life drawing webinar. Recorded from our studio in St Ives with a model, you are invited to join at home with guided exercises.  

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31 Jan – watch until 1 Apr 2025 – £27 Book

Figure – Inspired by Diebenkorn

Gary Long

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000DD18u
Active Instance: a024J00000CjKujQAF, 31-Jan-2025

Join us for this recording of a two hour online figure class inspired by the Bay Figurative artist Richard Diebenkorn. Broadcast from our studio in St Ives with a clothed model.

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£27 Book

Figure – Inspired by Egon Schiele

Gary Long

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Join Gary Long as he explores the distinctive mark-making of Austrian artist Egon Schiele. Recorded from our studio in St Ives with a model, you are invited to join in at home with guided exercises. 

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£27 Book

Figure – Inspired by Gustav Klimt

Tom Rickman

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Watch this two hour online figure class inspired by the rich and vibrant work of Gustav Klimt on demand now.

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£27 Book

Figure – Inspired by Matisse

Alice Mumford

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Join us and enjoy a recording of our wonderful two hour online figure class inspired by the work of artist Henri Matisse looking at energetic line, pattern and form.

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£27 Book

Figure – Inspired by Picasso

Ilker Cinarel

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Join artist Ilker Cinarel from our studio in St Ives for this Picasso-inspired webinar with a clothed model.

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£27 Book

Figure – Inspired by Warhol (rec)

Ilker Cinarel

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Figure

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Practice your life drawing skills in this regular Saturday Life Drawing online class. With professional tutors, learn about form, proportion and composition by sketching the clothed figure in a variety of short and long poses.

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£27 Book

Figure – Light + Atmosphere

Ashley Hold

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Join us for this two hour online figure class focusing on light, shade, and the qualities of tone to create atmosphere. Recorded from our studio in St Ives with a clothed model, join in at home with guided exercises and watch live or later.

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£27 Book

Figure – Matisse Part 2

Alice Mumford

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Join us for the second part in this online figure class inspired by the work of artist Henri Matisse. Extending from the last session, this time we’ll be adding rich colour to Matisse’s lively compositions.

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£27 Book

Figure – Picasso – Body in Space

Ilker Cinarel

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Join artist Ilker Cinarel from our studio in St Ives for this Picasso-inspired  life drawing webinar.

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£27 Book

Figure – Shape + Shadow

Tom Rickman

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Use bold outlines, shape and shadow to create dramatic effect  inspired by poses from classic cinema. 

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£27 Book

Figure – Shape, Colour + Texture

Gary Long

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Join us for this two hour recording of a figure class inspired by the Bay Area Movement artist David Park. Broadcast from our studio in St Ives with a clothed model.

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£27 Book

Figure – The Folded Line

Tom Rickman

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Join artist Tom Rickman for this exploration of folded material on the human form. Working from a model learn how drapery not only covers or reveals but animates and extends the body in this online webinar.  

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£27 Book

Figure – Whistler’s Woman in White

Gary Long

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Join artist Gary Long for this Whistler-inspired recording. Draw and paint from a clothed model in our Porthmeor Studios.

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£27 Book

Figure- Edward Hopper

Gary Long

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Join us for this two hour online figure class inspired by artist Edward Hopper. Recorded from our studio in St Ives with a clothed model.

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£27 Book

Figure- Paula Rego

Gary Long

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Figure

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Join us for this two-hour online figure class inspired by artist Paula Rego. Broadcast from our studio in St Ives with a clothed model, join in at home with guided exercises.

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£27 Book

Framing the Landscape (Recording)

Maxine Hart

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Enjoy creating dynamic landscape paintings from photographs in this new three-part series with artist Maxine Hart.

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£90 Book

From Where I Stand – A Response to Place 

Victoria Gillow

Art Courses – Acrylic – Landscape

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Embark upon an artistic journey with Cornish painter Victoria Gillow, as you immerse yourself into your surrounds to develop a personal creative response to place. 

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1 – 3 Apr – 3 days – £425 Book

Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape

Liz LuckwellMarion Taylor

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Course ID: a001r00000nKFSF
Active Instance: a024J00000DnRPrQAN, 20-May-2024

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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20 – 23 May – 4 days – £525 Book
19 – 22 Aug – 4 days – £525 Book

Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape

Liz LuckwellMarion Taylor

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Course ID: a001r00000nKFSF
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNSlQAN, 19-Aug-2024

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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20 – 23 May – 4 days – £525 Book
19 – 22 Aug – 4 days – £525 Book

Illuminating Landscapes

Alex Yarlett

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Explore and celebrate the incredible light and perspective that Cornwall has to offer us, and discover ways to paint with boldness, colour and joy.

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3 – 5 Jun – 3 days – £455 Book

Ink, Paint + Paper (recording)

Steven Buckler

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Learn how to create atmospheric art works on paper, in response to the wild landscape above Zennor, using acrylic inks and paint. 

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£27 Book

Interpreting the Landscape

Maxine Hart

Online Pre-recorded – Acrylic – Landscape

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Join us for this experimental recording and explore using gestural, energetic marks to create movement and fluidity in your paintings.

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£27 Book

Introduction to Matisse – Pattern + Illusion

Alice Mumford

Online Pre-recorded – Oil – Still Life

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In this 2 part course led by artist Alice Mumford, learn how Matisse used pattern to create the illusion of three dimensions and immerse yourself in the joy of looking and painting in oils.

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£55 Book

Japanese Woodblock Printing (3)

Adrian Holmes

Art Courses – Print making

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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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27 – 29 May – 3 days – £445 Book

Joan Eardley – Land, Sea, People + Place

Jill Eisele

Art Courses – Oil – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000BqLnQ
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNJeQAN, 24-Jun-2024

Join artist Jill Eisele on a painter’s pilgrimage into the world of Joan Eardley.  This three day  course taps into the rich seam of Eardley’s work inspiring you to explore place, people, landscape and mark making in your own work. 

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24 – 26 Jun – 3 days – £445 Last place Book
21 – 23 Oct – 3 days – £445 Book

Joan Eardley – Land, Sea, People + Place

Jill Eisele

Art Courses – Oil – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzNgBQAV, 21-Oct-2024

Join artist Jill Eisele on a painter’s pilgrimage into the world of Joan Eardley.  This three day  course taps into the rich seam of Eardley’s work inspiring you to explore place, people, landscape and mark making in your own work. 

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24 – 26 Jun – 3 days – £445 Last place Book
21 – 23 Oct – 3 days – £445 Book

Joan Eardley- A Painter’s Painter

Jill Eisele

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Watch Jill Eisele in this recording as she takes us on an artist’s journey to Joan Eardley’s Catterline on the wild east coast of Scotland. Explore how Eardley continues to inspire painters today.

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£18 Book

Landscape + Psychogeography

Greg Humphries

Art Courses – Drawing – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzNUEQA3, 09-Sep-2024

Whether your artwork is based in abstraction, realism or conceptualism; this course, led by environmental artist Greg Humphries, aims to deepen your relationship with your environment, and the art you produce in it.

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9 – 11 Sep – 3 days – £425 Book

Light + Landscape

Tom Rickman

Weekend Art Courses – Oil – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzNWqQAN, 28-Jun-2024

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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28 – 30 Jun – 3 days – £425 Book

Light, Colour, Texture

Alex Yarlett

Online Pre-recorded – Acrylic – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000DPdPJQA1, 31-Jan-2025

Join us for this energetic webinar led by new tutor Alex Yarlett exploring capturing the atmosphere, emotions and feelings of a place.

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£27 Book

Line, Texture, Tone – Coldwax Painting

Laura Menzies

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000D10f7QAB, 31-Jan-2025

Enjoy creating luminous abstract paintings using coldwax painting. Learn how these three fundamental aspects – texture, line and shape – can help develop your unique visual vocabulary.

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£90 Book

Looking For Colour (rec)

Camilla Dixon

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Active Instance: a02Nz00000158NlIAI, 01-Jan-2025

Discover a whole new world of colour through fun and experimental exercises along with exploring the art of ‘simply looking’. This class recording will stimulate and inspire your quest for colour.

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£27 Book

Love Drawing Landscape

Liz Luckwell

Weekend Art Courses – Drawing

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Course ID: a004J00000K5QZa
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNHUQA3, 03-May-2024

Energising and experimental tuition both in the studio and out in the landscape will fire up your drawing confidence and open up a whole new way of looking at the world.

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3 – 5 May – 3 days – £425 Book

Magical Landscapes

Kate SouthworthGreg Humphries

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzNHoQAN, 10-Jun-2024

Enter the magical landscapes of West Penwith and the landscape of the soul guided by two inspirational tutors exploring the work of Bryan Wynter, Ithell Colquhuon and Hilma af Klint.

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10 – 13 Jun – 4 days – £525 Book

Mindful Ways to Abstraction

Kitty Hillier

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000K2sNf
Active Instance: a02Nz000001CmczIAC, 29-Jul-2024

Capture the Cornish landscape in reduced and simplified forms, using the drawings and paintings of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham as a starting point along with the sights and sounds around St. Ives for inspiration.

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29 – 31 Jul – £425 Book

Mindful Ways to Abstraction (CW)

Kitty Hillier

Weekend Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000K5LZc
Active Instance: a024J00000DzFESQA3, 26-Apr-2024

Capture the Cornish landscape in reduced and simplified forms, using the drawings and paintings of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham as a starting point along with the sights and sounds around St. Ives for inspiration.

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26 – 28 Apr – 3 days – £425 Book

Observation + Abstraction

Camilla Dixon

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000IR4SO
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNhrQAF, 04-Nov-2024

Explore the possibilities of abstraction on this three-day course drawing inspiration from your direct surroundings. Experiment with new ways of working from figuration to abstraction.

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4 – 6 Nov – 3 days – £425 Book

Observation + Abstraction

Camilla Dixon

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Active Instance: a024J00000Ckac1QAB, 31-Jan-2025

Explore the possibilities of abstraction drawing inspiration from your direct surroundings. Experiment with new ways of working from figuration to abstraction.

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£27 Book

Oil Painting for Beginners CW

Greg Humphries

Weekend Art Courses – Oil – Beginners

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Course ID: a004J000002gVJC
Active Instance: a024J00000DzEgNQAV, 10-May-2024

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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10 – 12 May – 3 days – £425 Book

Painterly Printmaking

Rachael Kantaris

Art Courses – Print making

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Course ID: a001r00000qZ2AQ
Active Instance: a024J00000DzEnEQAV, 13-Mar-2024

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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13 – 15 Mar – 3 days – £435 Full Request
13 – 15 Nov – 3 days – £435 Book

Painterly Printmaking

Rachael Kantaris

Art Courses – Print making

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Course ID: a001r00000qZ2AQ
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNgVQAV, 13-Nov-2024

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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13 – 15 Mar – 3 days – £435 Full Request
13 – 15 Nov – 3 days – £435 Book

Painting Flowers in Oils

Gary Long

Art Courses – Oil – Still Life

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Course ID: a004J00000K55mP
Active Instance: a024J00000DzEytQAF, 08-Apr-2024

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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8 – 10 Apr – 3 days – £435 Full Request
11 – 13 Nov – 3 days – £435 Book

Painting Flowers in Oils

Gary Long

Art Courses – Oil – Still Life

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Course ID: a004J00000K55mP
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNj2QAF, 11-Nov-2024

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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8 – 10 Apr – 3 days – £435 Full Request
11 – 13 Nov – 3 days – £435 Book

Painting Flowers in Oils

Gary Long

Online Pre-recorded – Oil – Still Life

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Course ID: a004J00000DDGyv
Active Instance: a024J00000CjKmoQAF, 31-Jan-2025

Learn how to capture in oils, bold spring blooms, to create a beautiful expressive still life, rich in colour and texture.

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£55 Book

Painting Landscape with a Palette Knife

Gary Long

Weekend Art Courses – Oil – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J000006we6y
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNQfQAN, 26-Jul-2024

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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26 – 28 Jul – 3 days – £445 Book

Painting the Coast Path

Greg Humphries

Art Courses – Acrylic – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000QqT3r
Active Instance: a024J00000E05iiQAB, 22-Apr-2024

Have you ever noticed how your best ideas come about 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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22 – 24 Apr – 3 days – £425 Book

Painting the Coast Path

Greg Humphries

Weekend Art Courses – Acrylic – Landscape

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Course ID: a00w000000i0q57
Active Instance: a024J00000E05hxQAB, 12-Jul-2024

Have you ever noticed how your best ideas come about 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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12 – 14 Jul – 3 days – £425 Book

Painting Twilight in Oils

Tom Rickman

Online Pre-recorded – Oil – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000Fyj3B
Active Instance: a024J000009kgviQAA, 31-Jan-2025

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.

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£27 Book

Painting Twilight in Oils – Winter Solstice

Tom Rickman

Online Pre-recorded – Oil – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000IRVlh
Active Instance: a024J00000Bwd2fQAB, 31-Jan-2025

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.

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£27 Book

Painting with Form, Colour + Space

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses – Acrylic – Still Life

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Course ID: a004J000002hAM1
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNNhQAN, 08-Jul-2024

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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8 – 10 Jul – 3 days – £425 Book
2 – 4 Dec – 3 days – £425 Book

Painting with Form, Colour + Space

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses – Acrylic – Still Life

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Course ID: a004J000002hAM1
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNnhQAF, 02-Dec-2024

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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8 – 10 Jul – 3 days – £425 Book
2 – 4 Dec – 3 days – £425 Book

Pastel Painting – Porthmeor Seascapes CW

Nina Squire

Art Courses – Pastel – Seascapes

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Course ID: a00Nz000001u91e
Active Instance: a02Nz0000001YsTIAU, 16-Aug-2024

Drawing inspiration from the awe-inspiring St Ives coastline, dive into pastel painting and discover unique techniques that are possible when painting with soft pastels.

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16 – 18 Aug – 3 days – £445 Book

Pastel Painting – Seascapes (rec)

Nina Squire

Online Pre-recorded – Pastel – Seascapes

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Course ID: a00Nz000005uacQ
Active Instance: a02Nz000001sWAQIA2, 01-Jan-2025

In this two-part webinar series, Dorset based artist, Nina Squire, shows you different ways of working with soft pastels to create painterly dynamic seascapes.

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£55 Book

Porthmeor Art Collective – Inked with Victoria Gillow

Victoria Gillow

Youth – Ink – Landscape

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Course ID: a00Nz000005dApS
Active Instance: a02Nz000001hDxVIAU, 24-Mar-2024

Ever wondered how to use ink? Develop a tool kit for how to start working with this richly tonal medium. Learn about drawing with graphite, creating tone with ink, and then incorporate wax with artist Victoria Gillow.

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24 Mar – 2 hour(s) 14:00 – £12 Last place Book

Porthmeor Programme – Studio Based

Kate Southworth

Weekend Art Courses – Mixed Media

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Course ID: a004J00000IREqS
Active Instance: a024J00000DYk5PQAT, 15-Mar-2024

An eight month intensive course to develop you as an artist, enabling you to find and express your individual creative voice.

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Available until 15 Mar 2025 – £2700 Full Request

Porthmeor Programme Online Alumni – Spring 2024

Kate SouthworthNatalie Day

Online small group zoom – Mixed Media – Personal Development

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Course ID: a00Nz0000050Ufy
Active Instance: a02Nz000001J05NIAS, 24-May-2024

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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24 – 26 May – 3 days – £295 Book

Porthmeor Seascapes

Nina Squire

Art Courses – Pastel – Seascapes

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Course ID: a00Nz000001u8aE
Active Instance: a02Nz0000001YqrIAE, 04-Mar-2024

Drawing inspiration from the awe-inspiring St Ives coastline, dive into pastel painting and discover unique techniques that are possible when painting with soft pastels.

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4 – 6 Mar – 3 days – £445 Full Request

Postcards from St Ives – Christopher Wood

Alice Mumford

Online Pre-recorded – Oil – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000K4o2U
Active Instance: a024J00000CS8XDQA1, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Alice Mumford as she explores Christopher Wood’s quest for a lyrical way of describing the world through line and rhythm.

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£27 Book

Postcards from St Ives – Ithell Colquhoun

Kate Southworth

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000FGNcb
Active Instance: a024J00000CimUQQAZ, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Kate Southworth for this Ithell Colquhoun-inspired recording. See how living and working in the sacred sites and magical landscapes of west Cornwall shaped Colquhoun’s diverse practice.

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£27 Book

Postcards from St Ives – Patrick Heron

Hilary Jean Gibson

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000FGzYu
Active Instance: a024J00000CkZNRQA3, 31-Jan-2025

Join us for this Patrick Heron-inspired webinar. See how Heron’s aerial approaches to depicting the landscape of St Ives in gouache can be integrated into your own way of working.

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£27 Book

Postcards from St Ives – Victor Pasmore, Line + Space

Hilary Jean Gibson

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000FFkBC
Active Instance: a024J00000ChJUYQA3, 31-Jan-2025

Capture the Cornish landscape in simplified shapes, lines and motifs in this Victor Pasmore inspired recording. See how this seminal artist pioneered a new way of working with abstraction.

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£27 Book

Postcards from St Ives – Whistler at the Coast

Andrew Barrowman

Online Pre-recorded – Oil – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000ISZEx
Active Instance: a024J00000CRz44QAD, 31-Jan-2025

James Whistler and Walter Sickert painted together in St Ives in 1884. What can we take from their energetic studies to help you with your own landscape painting in oils?

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£27 Book

Postcards from St Ives – Wynter & Rooftops

Hilary Jean Gibson

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000IQ6iH
Active Instance: a024J00000BlFQoQAN, 31-Jan-2025

Enjoy creating abstract and experimental paintings and drawings inspired by the iconic Downalong rooftops of St Ives, with drawing, simple printmaking and waterbased painting.

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£27 Book

Postcards from Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Hilary Jean Gibson

Online Pre-recorded – Drawing – Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000G1wAu
Active Instance: a024J00000BQj0lQAD, 31-Jan-2025

Follow in the footsteps of St Ives artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and explore her unique approach to painting and drawing the rocks and waves of the famous rugged coastline of St Ives. 

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£27 Book

Resolving Intuitive Painting (recording)

Caroline Robinson

Online Pre-recorded – Oil – Abstract

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Course ID: a00Nz000003HrpN
Active Instance: a02Nz000000PYmTIAW, 01-Jan-2025

Immerse yourself in a world of instinct with this explorative online class, looking at ways to coax an intuitive painting to it’s natural conclusion.

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£27 Book

Saturday Life Live – Colour Blocking for movement + pose

Camilla Dixon

Online Broadcast – Drawing – Figure

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00Nz000007sXPd
Active Instance: a02Nz000001IGovIAG, 30-Mar-2024

Practice your life drawing skills in this regular Saturday Life Drawing online class. With professional tutors, learn about form, proportion and composition by sketching the clothed figure in a variety of short and long poses.

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19:07 30 Mar – watch until 29 May – £27 Book

Seabed, Cove + Coast

Kitty Hillier

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J00000FGhII
Active Instance: a024J00000CjgA2QAJ, 01-Feb-2025

Enjoy creating dynamic reliefs inspired by the landscape around you in this four-part online course.

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£90 Book

Seascape Impressions in Watercolour

David Webb

Art Courses – Watercolour – Landscape

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Explore unique techniques of watercolour and how it can be used to portray the atmosphere of sea, sky and coast in an impressionistic style.

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22 – 25 Jul – 4 days – £525 Book

Seeing the Light with Kieran Stiles

Kieran Stiles

Online Pre-recorded – Oil – Landscape

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When artists talk about light, what do they mean? How does it work, and what does it say? Explore different concepts and methods of representing light in this 2 and a half hour recorded online course led by artist Kieran Stiles.

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£27 Book

Sketching the Landscape – From Watercolours to Oils

Eleanor Crow

Weekend Art Courses – Oil – Landscape

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Taking inspiration from the likes of Monet, the Scottish Colourists as well as Van Gogh and Whistler, venture outside ‘en plein air’ to sketch and paint the landscapes and seascapes of St. Ives, capturing the emotional and sensory elements of a place in a moment in time.

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5 – 7 Jul – 3 days – £445 Book

St Ives in Watercolour

David Webb

Art Courses – Watercolour – Landscape

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Join artist David Webb for this exploration through the streets and thoroughfares of St Ives. Working in watercolour, learn how to capture the character of this unique location. 

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16 – 18 Sep – 3 days – £435 Book

St Ives in Watercolour – weekend

David Webb

Weekend Art Courses – Watercolour – Landscape

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Join artist David Webb for this exploration through the streets and thoroughfares of St Ives. Working in watercolour, learn how to capture the character of this unique location. 

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29 – 31 Mar – 3 days – £435 Book

Starting From Scratch (rec)

Iona Sanders

Online Pre-recorded – Acrylic

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Banish fear of failure and find your inner voice on this two part online course with tutor Iona Sanders.

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£55 Book

Still Life Variations

Eleanor Crow

Art Courses – Drawing – Still Life

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Transform everyday objects into still life paintings on this new three-day course with artist Eleanor Crow.

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30 Sep – 2 Oct – 3 days – £445 Book

Still Life: Colour + Composition

Martha Holmes

Online Broadcast – Oil – Still Life

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Active Instance: a02Nz000001IFuTIAW, 19-Apr-2024

We welcome back Martha Holmes into the studio, for what will be a captivating insight into how she approaches the subject of ‘still life’, which has recently become one of her main painting focuses.

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19:07 19 Apr – watch until 18 Jul – £55 Book

Still Life: Surface + Space (CW)

Tom Rickman

Weekend Art Courses – Oil – Still Life

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzrV8QAJ, 29-Mar-2024

Train your eye to work with negative space and learn to develop your observation, composition and painting skills so you can approach still life painting with new found confidence.  

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29 – 31 Mar – 3 days – £425 Full Request
29 Nov – 1 Dec – 3 days – £425 Book

Still Life: Surface + Space (CW)

Tom Rickman

Weekend Art Courses – Oil – Still Life

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Active Instance: a02Nz0000007v9dIAA, 29-Nov-2024

Train your eye to work with negative space and learn to develop your observation, composition and painting skills so you can approach still life painting with new found confidence.  

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29 – 31 Mar – 3 days – £425 Full Request
29 Nov – 1 Dec – 3 days – £425 Book

Sunday Kids Art Club – Inked with Victoria Gillow

Victoria Gillow

Youth – Drawing – Landscape

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Ever wondered how to use ink? Develop a tool kit for how to start! In this workshop with artist Victoria Gillow, learn how to draw with graphite, create tone with ink, and incorporate wax.

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24 Mar – 2 hour(s) 10:00 – £12 Full Request

The Art of Keeping it Simple

Marion TaylorLiz Luckwell

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Still Life

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Simplify and refine your still-life studies on this four-day course. Inspired by innovative Modernist artists, this course shows you the essential approach to creating powerful paintings.

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25 – 28 Mar – 4 days – £525 Book

The Landscape Psychogeographer

Greg Humphries

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000CzkgYQAR, 31-Jan-2025

Join us for this explorative webinar using a combination of psychogeographical approaches to deepen your relationship with your surrounding environment.

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£27 Book

The Minimalist Landscape

Tom Rickman

Art Courses – Oil – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000Cb62mQAB, 15-Apr-2024

How can you resist the urge to over complicate a painting? Learn the art of simplicity in your landscapes so everything matters more and learn to make meaning out of less.

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15 – 17 Apr – 3 days – £425 Book

The Self as an Artistic Act

Alice Ellis-Bray

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Figure

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Explore acts of self-expression through this experimental online course using the home, clothing and everyday objects as a starting point for inspiration.

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£27 Book

The Texture of Nature

Kieran Stiles

Art Courses – Mixed Media – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzNIZQA3, 17-Jun-2024

As artists, how do we turn our direct experiences of the landscape into a visual vocabulary? And how can we incorporate physical elements into rich textures?

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17 – 19 Jun – 3 days – £475 Book

The Thick + the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean CW

Jill Eisele

Art Courses – Oil – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzMmdQAF, 07-Jun-2024

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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7 – 9 Jun – 3 days – £445 Book

The Woman in the Window

Eleanor Crow

Art Courses – Oil – Figure

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzMn9QAF, 06-May-2024

Join us for this three-day studio course exploring how to depict the figure in an interior setting. Learn techniques to help you compose a visually compelling painting .

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6 – 8 May – 3 days – £445 Book

Turner Sea + Sky

Hilary Jean Gibson

Art Courses – Watercolour – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzF0mQAF, 15-Apr-2024

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 Apr – 3 days – £425 Book

Turner Sea + Sky

Hilary Jean Gibson

Weekend Art Courses – Watercolour – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzNhmQAF, 18-Oct-2024

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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18 – 20 Oct – 3 days – £425 Book

Unlocking Your Creativity

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses – Mixed Media

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Active Instance: a02Nz000000TrDpIAK, 08-Apr-2024

This transformational course gives you space to explore your personal approach to making art. Structured creative exercises will help silence those doubting gremlins, generate new ideas and reignite the artist in you.

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8 – 10 Apr – 3 days – £425 Book
7 – 9 Oct – 3 days – £425 Book

Unlocking Your Creativity

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses – Mixed Media

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Active Instance: a02Nz000000TriTIAS, 07-Oct-2024

This transformational course gives you space to explore your personal approach to making art. Structured creative exercises will help silence those doubting gremlins, generate new ideas and reignite the artist in you.

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8 – 10 Apr – 3 days – £425 Book
7 – 9 Oct – 3 days – £425 Book

Unpicking Paintings Online Course

Alice Mumford

Online Broadcast – Mixed Media – 10 week course

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Active Instance: a02Nz000000bGCHIA2, 28-Mar-2024

Do you sometimes wonder why a composition works in some paintings and not so well in others? Join Alice Mumford to find out what common themes underpin paintings from different eras in Western Art. 

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Available until 28 Mar 2025 – £195 Book

Watercolour Painting en plein air

David Webb

Art Courses – Watercolour – Seascapes

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzMn4QAF, 06-May-2024

Learn the skills of painting en plein air with watercolours, observing and painting what you see, outside in the St. Ives landscape with watercolour artist David Webb. 

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6 – 8 May – 3 days – £435 Book

Ways of Abstracting

Liz Hough

Online Pre-recorded – Mixed Media – Abstract

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Active Instance: a024J00000BeEcZQAV, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Liz Hough in our studio to demystify abstract painting and explore alternative ways of seeing the world around you. Fire up your creativity with this one hour live online session designed to inspire and get you making and investigating at home.

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£27 Book

Well Grounded (rec)

Victoria Gillow

Online Pre-recorded – Painting – Landscape

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Active Instance: a02Nz000001yP1NIAU, 01-Jan-2025

Join practising artist, Victoria Gillow, in this playful exploration of building history and narratives into paintings, through the use of coloured grounds and under painting.

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£27 Book

Where Sea Meets Land

Gary Long

Weekend Art Courses – Oil – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzMp7QAF, 31-May-2024

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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31 May – 2 Jun – 3 days – £445 Book
30 Aug – 1 Sep – 3 days – £445 Book

Where Sea Meets Land

Gary Long

Weekend Art Courses – Oil – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzMr5QAF, 30-Aug-2024

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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31 May – 2 Jun – 3 days – £445 Book
30 Aug – 1 Sep – 3 days – £445 Book

Where Sea Meets Land – Winter Storm

Gary Long

Online Pre-recorded – Oil – Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000C3DleQAF, 31-Jan-2025

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.

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£55 Book

Window into Plein Air (rec)

Andrew Barrowman

Online Pre-recorded – Oil – Landscape

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Course ID: a00Nz000002YKT2
Active Instance: a02Nz0000007x0AIAQ, 31-Jan-2025

Have you ever wanted to paint outside but unsure where to start? Delve into the practice of oil painting en plein air inspired by the remarkable Cornish landscape.

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£27 Book

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