Transform plants and flowers into beautiful monoprints with local printmaker, Annabel Wilkes.
Record the fine detail of textures hardly visible to the eye with vibrant colours and layer your prints to make scenes. Suitable for any level, this is a fun and accessible approach to printing.
For Children aged 7-12, these Summer workshops are like no other, where children get to work in our studio overlooking the sea and use the same high quality art materials as our adult courses. They are taught by experienced artist tutors and leave feeling inspired with beautiful artwork.
Annabel’s approach to teaching allows students to really explore and experiment with new mediums, allowing confidence and creativity to flow. Annabel enjoys sharing her fascination of plants and knowledge of mixing processes, which enables others to enjoy and learn new exciting skills.
What to Bring
All materials are provided.
Timings and Breaks
The workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 12.30pm, please aim to arrive ten to fifteen minutes before the start time.
Why do we use your personal data?
SSP keeps personal data about children to whom we provide services and we use this data to:
- Support children and monitor their progress;
- Provide appropriate support and pastoral care; and
- Monitor the quality of our provision of services to young people
What types of personal data do we process?
We will process following categories of personal data
- home address
- parent/guardian contact details
- health information for emergencies
- feedback and evaluation data
- transaction amount
- transaction date
Who has access to your personal data?
Where required SSP may share data with third parties, but only where it is necessary to:
- comply with a legal obligation;
- for the protection or detection of crime; or to
- allow a partner organisation to act on behalf of SSP
We keep data locked and secure. Access internally is only given to staff and tutors who are need access for safeguarding and delivery.
What is the legal ground to process your personal data?
The processing of your personal data is necessary for SSP to fulfil the service of managing your enrolment which is a contract.
How long will we save your data?
We will keep children’s personal data associated with feedback and evaluation for as long as it is useful for developing and monitoring the quality of our provision. The data gathered is anonymised after the end of the programme or activity. We will not connect your feedback with anything that would identify you as an individual.
We will keep your data for as long as you are an active customer. We define active as engaging with us in the last five years. This can be through making a booking, an enquiry or opening a marketing email. After this time, we will anonymise your data and retain only what we need for monitoring of how courses have performed and bookkeeping purposes.
How can I get help in choosing a course?
Our friendly expert staff are always happy to discuss your needs and our courses in more detail to help you with your decision. Please call us on 01736 797180
How do I get my work home?
Tutors have special techniques for transporting oil paintings and the school has plastic folders available in our shop for £3.50 or do bring a portfolio.
For international students we are happy to arrange transportation of your work back home.
What do I need to bring?
Absolutely nothing! All materials and aprons are provided although some people do like to bring their own set of brushes.
What do I do for lunch?
Courses allow an hour’s break for lunch and there are numerous places nearby or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch into the studio.
What times do courses run?
Most of our courses start at 10am and end at 4.30pm on the first day. Subsequent days we start at 9.30am ending at 4pm.
Weekend Courses run 10am – 4pm on the first day but the final day starts at 9.30 and ends at 3.30 with a short lunch break to enable people to get home that evening.
Do you have to be experienced to come to the School?
The School is a very friendly and welcoming place for all ages and experience. Our drop-in life classes and August half-day workshops are ideal for those wanting to have a go for the first time. Most of our longer courses are also fine for novices.
If any of the courses do need a bit of experience we flag this up in the brochure and on the website.
Booking a Course
Can I pay by cheque?
Please get in touch by phone and we can hold your place for a few days whilst you post your cheque (made payable to: St Ives School of Painting) to us at St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios. St Ives TR26 1NG
How can I reserve a place?
We will hold a provisional reservation for 24 hours if you give us a call whilst you find accommodation. Otherwise please book online or by telephone 01736 797180.
You can reserve a place with a £100 deposit; balance is due 12 weeks before course start date.
About St Ives
Where do I park?
The nearest long stay public car parks are the Island and Barnoon both 5 minute walk away. In the peak summer months it may be easier to park at the big top car park by the leisure centre and walk down into town. If you don’t fancy the walk up the hill at the end of the day there is a shuttle bus which runs from outside the cinema.
How do I get there?
Public Transport: If you are coming from further afield the main train line runs into St Erth which is a 15 min taxi ride away or you can take the St Ives Bay Line which runs approx. every 30 minutes. The School is a 10 minute walk from St Ives station.
Driving: M5 will take you to Exeter where we recommend that you take the A30 across Bodmin Moor and into Cornwall. After passing Hayle, leave the A30 at St Erth roundabout for St Ives. Turn right at the second roundabout. This road will take you through Lelant and Carbis Bay into St Ives.
Where can I stay?
St Ives has a huge selection of hotels, guest houses and self catering accommodation to choose from. Please browse the art holidays St Ives section on our website and give us a call if you would like any help.
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