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. Being part of this process, I am proud of the journey individuals make. Making work in the Modern British Tradition I take inspiration from landscape around my home in West Penwith and time spent living and studying in rural Italy. Working in acrylics, oils, collage and painted papers I take simple shapes, abstracted from nature, and arrange them into strong compositions. Interpreting ideas of place, in this way, I capture the essence of these rugged, rural spaces.


Paths to Abstraction 25/11/2019

£435

Explore in depth ways of seeing abstraction in nature and demystify the making of abstract painting. Using a mixed media approach, move from observation to abstraction. Working inside and out this course gives you a step by step framework to develop your own approach to abstraction and includes an untutored self study day.
 


Porthmeor Programme Alumni Long Weekend 06/12/2019

£325

Feeling a Porthmeor Programme shaped hole in your life? The Porthmeor Alumni Long Weekends are a series of stepping stones leading on from the solid foundations you have built over the year. 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 a Porthmeor Programme alumni.
 
Please note: This course is for those who have recently completed the Porthmeor Programme. 
 


Porthmeor Programme Alumni Long Weekend 10/01/2020

£325

Feeling a Porthmeor Programme shaped hole in your life? The Porthmeor Alumni Long Weekends are a series of stepping stones leading on from the solid foundations you have built over the year. 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 a Porthmeor Programme alumni.
 
Please note: This course is for those who have recently completed the Porthmeor Programme. 
 


St Ives Harbour and Town 20/01/2020

£435

The winding cobbled streets, whitewashed cottages and iconic harbour of St Ives have captivated artists for centuries. Learn a contemporary, fast and effective approach to capturing this special place. Experiment with a process of layering collage with painting, inspired by artists like Terry Frost, so you can rapidly create an impressive and evocative work. One of the days will be a self-study day with clear tasks and goals.
 


Lanyon's Landscape 10/02/2020

£435

Learn the secret of creating lively and contemporary landscapes inspired by St Ives artist Peter Lanyon. Sketch iconic locations around St Ives and enjoy a field trip to a location with panoramic views. Create dynamic compositions using paint, mixed media and collage. One of the days will be a self-study day with clear tasks and goals. An ideal course to loosen up your approach and equally rewarding for beginners.


Porthmeor Programme Alumni Long Weekend 03/04/2020

£325

Feeling a Porthmeor Programme shaped hole in your life? The Porthmeor Alumni Long Weekends are a series of stepping stones leading on from the solid foundations you have built over the year. 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 a Porthmeor Programme alumni.
 
Please note: This course is for those who have recently completed the Porthmeor Programme. 
 


Spirit of Tuscany 10/05/2020

£485

Get truly immersed in the spirit of Tuscany on this field trip to Italy. Absorb the vibrant Sienese colours and explore an expressive approach to landscape and place. Develop your ideas using drawing, collage and acrylics to experiment and explore. Loosen up your painting and find your personal response to the stunning landscape and medieval townscape surrounding the centre.


St Ives Harbour and Town 25/05/2020

£435

The winding cobbled streets, whitewashed cottages and iconic harbour of St Ives have captivated artists for centuries. Learn a contemporary, fast and effective approach to capturing this special place. Experiment with a process of layering collage with painting, inspired by artists like Terry Frost, so you can rapidly create an impressive and evocative work. One of the days will be a self-study day with clear tasks and goals.
 


Lanyon's Landscape 06/07/2020

£435

Learn the secret of creating lively and contemporary landscapes inspired by St Ives artist Peter Lanyon. Sketch iconic locations around St Ives and enjoy a field trip to a location with panoramic views. Create dynamic compositions using paint, mixed media and collage. One of the days will be a self-study day with clear tasks and goals. An ideal course to loosen up your approach and equally rewarding for beginners.


Spirit of Tuscany 17/08/2020

£485

Get truly immersed in the spirit of Tuscany on this field trip to Italy. Absorb the vibrant Sienese colours and explore an expressive approach to landscape and place. Develop your ideas using drawing, collage and acrylics to experiment and explore. Loosen up your painting and find your personal response to the stunning landscape and medieval townscape surrounding the centre.


Advancing Your Mixed Media Painting (3) 21/09/2020

£285

Feeling frustrated that your paintings aren’t quite working and you don’t know why? Build your confidence and take your mixed media landscape painting to the next level. Improve your compositions, create layers, understand pictorial planes and create the illusion of space and movement. Learn practical skills and hone your artistic eye so you can breath new life into your paintings.


Porthmeor Programme Alumni Long Weekend 23/10/2020

£325

Feeling a Porthmeor Programme shaped hole in your life? The Porthmeor Alumni Long Weekends are a series of stepping stones leading on from the solid foundations you have built over the year. 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 a Porthmeor Programme alumni.
 
Please note: This course is for those who have completed the Porthmeor Programme. To learn more about the Porthmeor Programme, please click here. 


Paths to Abstraction (5) 02/11/2020

£435

Explore in depth ways of seeing abstraction in nature and demystify the making of abstract painting. Using a mixed media approach, move from observation to abstraction. Working inside and out this course gives you a step by step framework to develop your own approach to abstraction and includes an untutored self study day.
 


Porthmeor Programme Alumni Long Weekend 22/01/2021

£325

Feeling a Porthmeor Programme shaped hole in your life? The Porthmeor Alumni Long Weekends are a series of stepping stones leading on from the solid foundations you have built over the year. 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 a Porthmeor Programme alumni.
 
Please note: This course is for those who have completed the Porthmeor Programme. To learn more about the Porthmeor Programme, please click here. 


Advancing Your Mixed Media Painting (5) 15/02/2021

£435

Feeling frustrated that your paintings aren’t quite working and you don’t know why? Build your confidence and take your mixed media landscape painting to the next level. Improve your compositions, create layers, understand pictorial planes and create the illusion of space and movement. Learn practical skills and hone your artistic eye so you can breath new life into your paintings. Includes an untutored self study day.
 


LW Lanyon's Landscapes 28/03/2021

£275

Learn the secret of creating lively and contemporary landscapes. You will start by sketching iconic locations around St Ives that inspired Peter Lanyon and countless other artists over the centuries. Transform these sketches into dynamic compositions using paint, mixed media and collage. An ideal course to loosen up your approach and equally rewarding for beginners.