Porthmeor Art Collective - Make Multi-Layered Paintings

- Materials included

Course details

Based at Porthmeor Studios St Ives, young people are taught contemporary art practice by working artists and start finding their artistic voice. 

Kitty Hillier Porthmeor Art Collective
Kitty Hillier Porthmeor Art Collective

Work on un-primed panels to develop multi-layered abstract paintings. Get to know textures and materials by mixing paint with fabric, sand, string and scrap card, create interesting surfaces. Play with ideas of concealing and revealing – sanding, scraping, scratching back into the work like artist Antoni Tàpies.  

The Porthmeor Art Collective is a chance for young people aged 13 to 16 to connect and develop their creativity through an artist. Using our high-quality materials in our art studio overlooking the sea, your Sunday afternoons have just gotten a lot brighter. 

We are happy to announce we can now offer limited FREE Scholarship places for those on low income. Please contact Cat Lee Youth Arts Manager for a Scholarship application form to apply. 

Sundays once a month, 2 – 4pm. Come and join a like-minded group of young people who are passionate about art. 


Porthmeor Art Collective – Make Multi-Layered Paintings

– Materials included

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What to Bring

Our studios are fully equipped and we provide you with all the art materials you need for your workshop so just bring yourself and lots of enthusiasm!

The class will be held in the ground floor studio at the School of Painting.

Timings & Breaks

The workshops start at 2pm and finish at 4pm. We will have a comfort break in the middle.

Young people will need to be aware of social distancing and sanitise regularly.

Meet Your Tutors

At St Ives School of Painting we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Our Trustees, staff and volunteers share this commitment. See our Safeguarding Policy under our Quick Links in the footer.

St Ives Painting Course Kitty Hillier in her studio.

Kitty Hillier

“It’s always great to hear that after trying some of these quick mark-making and drawing exercises, people are keen to repeat them at home regularly as a way to relax or reset. My approach encourages play, experimentation and trust in our gut intuition.”  

In her own practice Kitty takes inspiration from her daily walking practice around the creeks and woodland near her studio at Islington Boatyard in Penryn. Using acrylic, ink and enamel paint applied with various tools and mark-making techniques, she carves, scrapes and builds up richly layered surfaces that reflect patterns found in nature and the slow formation of structures over time.  

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