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 ranges from one hour webinars, short workshops with a small group to a course spanning over several weeks or months. We broadcast live and send you a recording after the session too. We offer the same inspirational and high quality tuition that people enjoy at our studios in St Ives but delivered to you at home.

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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Abstraction – Landscape a Sense of Place

Liz Hough

Drawing – Landscape – Art Courses – Online – Workshop

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Investigate key ideas that feed the making of mixed media painting inspired by landscape. Through 5 Sessions over 5 months explore what gives a painting its special personal approach, learn to instil into your work something unique to its maker.

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3 Mar – 7 Jul – 5 afternoons 16:30 – £100 Book

Developing Drawing Skills

Liz Luckwell

Drawing – Art Courses

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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 – 2 days – £230 Book

Developing Portraiture (online)

Gary Long

Drawing – Oil – Figure – Art Courses – Online

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Active Instance: a024J000008sBSiQAM, 25-Jan-2021

Are you frustrated that your portraits of people just never look convincing, but you don’t know why? Get the tools, tips and support you need so you can start to paint with more confidence.

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25 – 28 Jan – 4 days – £225 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Acrylic – Beginners – Art Courses – Beginner

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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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27 – 29 Aug – 3 days – £345 Book

Dynamic Landscape in Oils

Jill Eisele

Oil – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses

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

Dynamic Landscape in Oils

Jill Eisele

Oil – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses

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

Elemental Ocean

Amy Albright

Acrylic – Oil – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses

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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 – 3 days – £365 Last 2 places Book

Experimental Oil Landscapes – online course

Kerry Harding

Oil – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses – Online

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Active Instance: a024J000008r3mBQAQ, 01-Feb-2021

This is a unique opportunity to take part in an inspirational 3 week online art course with renowned artist Kerry Harding. Combining videos you can watch in your own time with live group tutorials using Zoom, you will work through a series of tasks and learn to incorporate the playful exploration of oil paint into a series of landscape inspired paintings.

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1 – 16 Feb – 3 weeks – £245 Book

Expressive Watercolour Landscape

Hilary,Jean Gibson

Watercolour – Landscape – Art Courses

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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 – 5 days – £495 Book

Form, Colour + Space

Ilker Cinarel

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

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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 – 3 days – £345 Last place Book

Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape

Liz LuckwellCamilla DixonJill Eisele

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

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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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31 May – 3 Jun – 4 days – £455 Book
30 Aug – 2 Sep – 4 days – £455 Book

Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape

Liz LuckwellCamilla DixonJill Eisele

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

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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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31 May – 3 Jun – 4 days – £455 Book
30 Aug – 2 Sep – 4 days – £455 Book

Getting Started with Oil Painting (online)

Greg Humphries

Oil – Beginners – Landscape – Art Courses – Online – Beginner

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Active Instance: a024J000008tYojQAE, 15-Mar-2021

A thorough introduction to this versatile and accessible medium spread over 2 weeks: learn simple and dynamic approaches to painting with oils, responding to landscape and working from still life .

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15 – 25 Mar – 2 weeks – £255 Book

Getting Started with Watercolour -LW

Hilary,Jean Gibson

Watercolour – Beginners – Landscape – Art Courses – Creative Weekender – Beginner

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Active Instance: a024J000008kctuQAA, 06-Aug-2021

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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6 – 8 Aug – 3 days – £325 Book

Hearts + Minds: Colour Theory in Practice

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media – Oil – Art Courses – New Courses

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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 – 3 days – £345 Book

Japanese Woodblock Printing (3)

Adrian Holmes

Print making – Waterbased – Art Courses – New Courses

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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 – 3 days – £345 Book

Kids Sunday Art Club – Ben Nicholson

Various

Acrylic – Drawing – Various – Abstract – Online – Youth – Children 7-12 – Beginner

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Course ID: a004J000007EGqK
Active Instance: a024J000008a7ToQAI, 07-Feb-2021

Love art? Bored at home? Why not join us online and explore new techniques. This week looking at a view from a window inspired by Ben Nicholson.

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7 Feb – 1 hour(s) 10:30 – £10 Book

Kids Sunday Art Club – My Dream World

Various

Drawing – Various – Waterbased – Abstract – Online – Youth – Children 7-12 – Beginner

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Course ID: a004J000007F6cM
Active Instance: a024J000008k2vbQAA, 14-Mar-2021

Love art? Bored at home? Why not join us online and explore new techniques and a variety of processes with artist Alessandra Aussenda.

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14 Mar – 1 hour(s) 10:30 – £10 Book

Kids Sunday Art Club – Patrick Heron

VariousLiz Luckwell

Acrylic – Drawing – Various – Abstract – Online – Youth – Children 7-12 – Beginner

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Course ID: a004J000007E2U7
Active Instance: a024J000008a7O6QAI, 24-Jan-2021

Love art? Bored at home? Why not join us online? Learn to take elements of a still life and abstract them into shapes and colours like Patrick Heron did.

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24 Jan – 1 hour(s) 10:30 – £10 Book

Kids Sunday Art Club – Postcards

Various

Drawing – Various – Online – Youth – Children 7-12 – Beginner

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Course ID: a004J000007F6cC
Active Instance: a024J000008k2vgQAA, 28-Feb-2021

Love art? Bored at home? Why not join us online and explore new techniques and a variety of processes with artist Alessandra Aussenda.

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28 Feb – 1 hour(s) 10:30 – £10 Book

Lanyon’s Landscape (5)

Liz Hough

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses

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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 Jul – 5 days – £515 Full Request
22 – 26 Nov – 5 days – £515 Book

Lanyon’s Landscape (5)

Liz Hough

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVjV
Active Instance: a024J0000093CURQA2, 22-Nov-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 Jul – 5 days – £515 Full Request
22 – 26 Nov – 5 days – £515 Book

Light + Landscape

Tom Rickman

Oil – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses

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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 – 3 days – £355 Last 2 places Book

Matisse – Pattern + Illusion

Alice Mumford

Oil – Figure – Still Life – Art Courses – Online

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Active Instance: a024J000008rgxtQAA, 08-Feb-2021

In this 4 day online 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.

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8 – 11 Feb – 4 days – £350 Full Request

Mono Printing with a Press

Trevor Price

Print making – Abstract – Art Courses – New Courses

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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 – 2 days – £230 Book

Ocean + Abstraction

Jill Eisele

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

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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 – 3 days – £355 Book

Paint St Ives Harbour in Watercolour – without leaving home

David Webb

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

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Course ID: a004J00000AAKuc
Active Instance: a024J000008tx1UQAQ, 26-Feb-2021

Learn how to use watercolour to paint a harbour scene with artist David Webb in this live webinar. 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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26 Feb – 1 morning 10:30 – £25 Book

Painting Flowers in Oils

Gary Long

Oil – Still Life – Art Courses – Creative Weekender

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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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14 – 16 Jun – 3 days – £365 Last 2 places Book

Painting St Ives

Gary Long

Oil – Landscape – Art Courses

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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 – 3 days – £365 Last place Book

Painting the Coast Path

Greg Humphries

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

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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 – 2 days – £230 Book

Paths to Abstraction (5 days)

Liz Hough

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Abstract – Landscape – Art Courses

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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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26 – 30 Jul – 5 days – £515 Full Request

Poetry of Process

Kerry Harding

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

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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 Jun – 4 days – £495 Book

Pushing the Boundaries

Kerry Harding

Acrylic – Oil – Abstract – Art Courses – Intermediate

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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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10 – 13 May – 4 days – £495 Full Request

Saturday Life Live – Inspired by Seurat

Alice Mumford

Drawing – Various – Figure – Art Courses – Online

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Active Instance: a024J000008imTFQAY, 06-Feb-2021

Join us for this two hour online figure class inspired by the work of artist Seurat best known for his painting Bathers at Asnières in The National Gallery. Broadcast 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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6 Feb – 2 hour(s) 10:30 – £12 Book

Sea + Rocks

Ashley Hold

Oil – Landscape – Art Courses – Creative Weekender – Experienced – Intermediate

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Course ID: a004J000001XvfA
Active Instance: a024J000008imdgQAA, 10-Sep-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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10 – 12 Sep – 3 days – £335 Book

Silver Light

Alice Mumford

Oil – Still Life – Art Courses

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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 – 3 days – £575 Full Request

Slow Time Drawing with Alice Mumford

Alice Mumford

Drawing – Still Life – Art Courses – Online – Workshop

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Course ID: a004J000007EcOl
Active Instance: a024J000008ivShQAI, 26-Apr-2021

Learn to look more deeply at the world around you and improve your ability to work with and understand tone. Join artist Alice Mumford as she shares with you how to develop these key skills that have served her own painting practice so well.

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26 – 27 Apr – 2 mornings – £50 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 – 3 days – £365 Book

Still Life Essentials

Ashley Hold

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

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Course ID: a004J000007Evdu
Active Instance: a024J000008imrGQAQ, 05-Nov-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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5 – 7 Nov – 3 days – £335 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 – 3 days – £335 Book

The Luminous Landscape

Amy Albright

Acrylic – Oil – Various – Landscape – Art Courses – New Courses – Online – Beginner – Experienced – Intermediate

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Course ID: a004J000007DQ7I
Active Instance: a024J000008sT0DQAU, 10-Mar-2021

How do you capture the essence of the landscape; the energy, tension and mystery of elements meeting? This online course teaches you to build free, abstract landscape paintings with sweeping marks and shadowy layers that echo the movement of the land.

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10 Mar – 4 weeks – £360 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 – 3 days – £345 Book

The Thick + the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean

Jill Eisele

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

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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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5 – 7 Jul – 3 days – £355 Book

Turner Sea + Sky

Hilary,Jean Gibson

Watercolour – Landscape – Art Courses – Creative Weekender

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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 – 3 days – £355 Book

Understanding Composition – Static + Movement

Alice Mumford

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

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Course ID: a004J00000AAAgw
Active Instance: a024J000008sQKaQAM, 21-Jan-2021

Fire up your creativity with this webinar designed to inspire you to get making and investigating at home. In this session artist Alice Mumford focusses on a key concept of composition, static and movement in painting and the power of repetition.

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21 Jan – 1 hour(s) 17:00 – £12 Book

Understanding Composition Webinar – Top Trumps

Alice Mumford

Various – Art Courses – Online – Workshop

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Course ID: a004J00000AAAkA
Active Instance: a024J000008sQX4QAM, 28-Jan-2021

Fire up your creativity with this webinar designed to inspire you to get making and investigating at home. In this session artist Alice Mumford shares with you her take on Top Trump compositional devices when it comes to painting.

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28 Jan – 1 hour(s) 17:00 – £12 Book

Unfolding Sea + Sky

Jill Eisele

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

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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 – 2 days – £230 Book

Unlocking Your Creativity

Ilker Cinarel

Acrylic – Mixed Media – Art Courses – Creative Weekender

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Course ID: a004J000003TDE6
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ8fQAG, 23-Jul-2021

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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23 – 25 Jul – 3 days – £325 Book

Ways of Abstracting

Liz Hough

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

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Course ID: a004J00000AA5kb
Active Instance: a024J000008rh4wQAA, 04-Feb-2021

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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4 Feb – 1 hour(s) 17:00 – £12 Book

Where Sea Meets Land

Gary Long

Oil – Landscape – Art Courses

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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 – 3 days – £365 Book

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  • Oil
  • Acrylic
  • Watercolour
  • Drawing
  • Waterbased
  • Print making
  • Various
  • Figure
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