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.

Overlooking Hayle Estuary, with its industrial working history and old harbour walls, I often use these textures and structures for inspiration. Drawing underpins my method of working. I let images emerge from the process, pushing the materials to their limits, sometimes using 3D and malleable metals where I score, stamp and stress with wax, thus producing Verdigris effects.


Inspired by Nature; A View of Porthmeor 21/10/2019

£355

The forms and beauty of the natural world and the Cornish coastline were a recurrent inspiration for both Barbara Hepworth and Wilhelmina Barns Graham. Delve into the abstracted forms of these two renowned and innovative St Ives Modernist artists. Respond to the same environments that inspired them, including visiting the Hepworth garden and working from the same rugged landscape. NB. Please note this course was previously called Exploring Forms.


 


LW - Printing for Painters 25/10/2019

£275

A rare opportunity to work with tutors from both the St Ives School of Painting and  Porthmeor Print Workshop. Translate visual information gathered in the landscape into multi layered prints using mono printing and drypoint, including time creating work on one of three presses. You will enjoy this course if you love the simplicity and immediacy of print, an approach that will also benefit and inspire your painting.


Developing Drawing Skills 28/10/2019

£355

Create compelling drawings from observation and give yourself a completely new creative toolbox. Taught in a small group, you will learn techniques to closely observe as well as respond expressively to the world around you. Unlock the secrets of this timeless medium and develop a new love for drawing that will last you a lifetime.
 


KIDS CLUB - 03/11/19

£10

This is a Kids Art Club like no other, where children get to work on easels and use the same high art quality materials as our adults courses. They are taught by experienced artist tutors and start to take their first steps as Young Artists.

In this session, the children will try their hand at fashion design using bold colours and shapes to create their wildest fashion fantasies. 


The Art of Keeping it Simple 04/11/2019

£355

Many artists have used the still-life genre as a successful vehicle to experiment and develop their ideas. In this course students will consider the deceptively simple still life paintings of renowned British Modernists Ben Nicholson and William Scott, who created innovative, powerful works by reducing subject and content to its essentials. Learn to create dynamic paintings by focusing on simple forms, considered composition and a limited colour palette.


KIDS CLUB - 17/11/19

£10

This is a Kids Art Club like no other, where children get to work on easels and use the same high art quality materials as our adults courses. They are taught by experienced artist tutors and start to take their first steps as Young Artists.

Learn the basics of painting. From colour mixing to creating texture, they will gain the tools to construct their own pictures. 


Mini Art Foundation - Painting 17/11/19

£10

Learn the secrets of painting and unlock the potential of the palette and paintbrush. Artist Liz Luckwell teaches you how to use colour, brushstrokes and texture to add atmosphere and bring your paintings alive. 

This is part of St Ives School of Painting’s Mini-Foundation for 13-18's, a series of artist led workshops designed to help you discover new artforms and find out what makes you tick.

Book just this session OR for the term and get a session free.


CW - Developing Drawing Skills 25/01/2020

£180

Create compelling drawings from observation and give yourself a completely new creative toolbox. Taught in a small group, you will learn techniques to closely observe and respond to the world around you. Unlock the secrets of this timeless medium and develop a new love for drawing that will last you a lifetime.
 


Abstract Colour in St Ives 17/02/2020

£270

Learn to create striking, bold and contemporary work though structured and guided tuition. Start with exploratory studies in how to balance tone, composition and colour to maximum effect, inspired by the dynamic paintings of Sandra Blow. Working in acrylic paint and collage, learn to create robust, mixed media paintings, build your confidence in approaching abstraction and your own personal approach. 


Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape 16/03/2020

£355

This course is a concentrated dose of encouraging tuition and individual experimentation, giving you a solid foundation in mixed media landscape. Our spectacular surroundings and relaxed St Ives studios provide an ideal climate for you to feel confident and excited about trying something new.


CW - Love Drawing Landscape 21/03/2020

£180

Drawing is the simplest yet the most rich and versatile of mediums. Focusing on landscape, develop a connection between looking and creating and open up new ways of looking at the world around you. Through experimental exercises in the rugged coastal landscape and in the studio, you will discover just how rewarding drawing can be.


LW - Printing for Painters 03/04/2020

£275

A rare opportunity to work with tutors from both the St Ives School of Painting and  Porthmeor Print Workshop. Translate visual information gathered in the landscape into multi layered prints using mono printing and drypoint, including time creating work on one of three presses. You will enjoy this course if you love the simplicity and immediacy of print, an approach that will also benefit and inspire your painting.
 


Approaching Painting 20/04/2020

£355

This course is ideal for the beginner and guides you through some of the key materials and methods used by painters. Gather visual information through drawing, then develop your work using tonal studies and simple print making techniques. Progressing into paint, explore the properties and application of both acrylic and oil paint to create informed and individual paintings. 


The Art of Keeping it Simple 29/06/2020

£375

Many artists have used the still-life genre as a successful vehicle to experiment and develop their ideas. In this course students will consider the deceptively simple still life paintings of renowned British Modernists Ben Nicholson and William Scott, who created innovative, powerful works by reducing subject and content to its essentials. Learn to create dynamic paintings by focusing on simple forms, considered composition and a limited colour palette.


Developing Drawing Skills 06/07/2020

£355

Create compelling drawings from observation and give yourself a completely new creative toolbox. Taught in a small group, you will learn techniques to closely observe as well as respond expressively to the world around you. Unlock the secrets of this timeless medium and develop a new love for drawing that will last you a lifetime.