Reflected by Steven Buckler © Steven Buckler

Porthmeor Art Collective - Responding to the Landscape

Mixed Media / Landscape - Materials included

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Course details

Work with artist Steven Buckler to explore the difference between recording a landscape and responding to it.

Steven Buckler
© Steven Buckler

Steven will guide you through his process of using coloured inks to create backgrounds, on to which he adds details observed from the landscape using a range of media.

Work into these outside by recording parts of the landscape. Then respond to the landscape by drawing and painting into the prepared ink surface back in the studio. You will learn about using negative and positive space, about creating compositions by cropping your images. You will leave the session with 3 dynamic paintings.

We are happy to continue to offer limited FREE Scholarship places for those on low income. Please contact Cat Lee Youth Arts Manager for a Scholarship application form to apply [email protected].

This group is for young artists aged 11-16, and helps young people connect with their creativity and get to know contemporary art practices. 

Porthmeor Art Collective – Responding to the Landscape

Mixed Media / Landscape – Materials included

Book Selected Date

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

Steven Buckler
Steven Buckler in his studio © 2023 St Ives School of Painting

Steven Buckler

My work is about more than the landscape, it’s about the sense of being in it. The atmosphere, the light and the colour. For me it is about drawing and painting these bits of our landscape that are normally edited out of our perception and experience.

Steven Buckler is a Falmouth based freelance artist, illustrator and animator, who has recently completed a Masters in Illustration.

He trained as an animator at The Surrey Institute of Art and worked in children’s television for 4 years before going into teaching in 2003. He now has 15 years of experience in teaching art to young people alongside his ongoing artistic career.

Steven exhibits his fine art in galleries across Cornwall and Devon, and has illustrated a number of books, the most recent being “Song For The Forgotten” by Cornish author Natasha Carthew and published by National Trust Books. Steven has had a number of solo exhibitions and also shown work with The Royal Scottish Academy, The South West Academy of Fine Art and the St Ives Society of Artists.

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