Ilker Cinarel

I love sharing my knowledge and life experiences with others. My unique approach is to try to create individual, authentic voices in the curriculum within a conceptual and non conceptual framework. It’s great to be part of an historical, internationally renowned school.

My multifaceted practice incorporates artworks that embrace both contemporary and traditional processes, painting, drawing, sculpture, film, and performance with

the juxtaposition of materials, forms and processes blurring past, present and future.

What our students say

Ilker was a wonderful and inspirational tutor this week. Patient offering advice, constructive criticism and constant encouragement. I recommend this course to anyone wanting to explore a new subject. 

Louise Hopper

Ilker has been a fantastic course leader, and his course was a real joy. I didn’t want it to be over! He is really generous, insightful and encouraging. I’m excited to be brave with making art.

Dinah Mason

Ilker being a great listener made everyone feel important, talented and able. His excitement was truly infectious. Making me feel all is possible. Gently pushing and challenging in a way that made me feel – yes! He never felt flippant – his comments never generic – always 100% giving of his own creativity. What a great mentor.

Lydia Knights

For a first experience at St Ives school of art I was so impressed with the quality of tutorship for this course! Ilker gave such a huge amount of energy and passion to challenge each one of us but from a place of playfulness and encouragement. It was just what I needed at this time in my practice and I feel a surge of courage and inspiration to push deeper into the ´content ’ of my art practice and move beyond the safety of the commercial appeal to a place of truth, vulnerability and honesty. Excellent value and investment.

Isabelle Roberts

I love the supportive and creative atmosphere at the school. It was well equipped and a joy to work in. Both Ilker and Liz were excellent tutors in their own individual ways and complimented each other very well.

Amy Fitzgerald

It would be easier to say what I did not like – which was nothing.


In truth the course surpassed my expectations. I wasn’t quite sure what form the course would bring, but Ilker provided not only a framework to bring into – and help build – a regular practice but also a safe space for us to explore ideas while being gently challenged to delve deeper.

Mali Perdeaux

Extremely worthwhile – I’m still inwardly digesting what I learnt, not just about creativity but also myself.

Amanda Mugford

I loved every moment of this course, it was an inspiration. Ilker led the 2 days with most generous open methods that drew us all in and made it possible for me to fly! Thank you Ilker – MORE, MORE!

Cecilia MacFarlene

The rich and diverse experience of Ilker and his sensitivity to my needs enabled me to realise just how far I’ve come and some of the ways in which I can move forward.

Jill Richards

This course was literally a life changing experience for me. The tutor, Ilker , was brilliant . Inspirational and so supportive. It exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much!

Clara B

I absolutely loved my time on this course, it was so immersive and all-consuming. It was wonderful to be in such a beautiful studio and I really enjoyed Ilker’s teaching. Everything was really well organised & set up so we could get stuck straight in

Susannah

The weekend was well organised with plenty for us to get our teeth into. Great explanations and demonstrations from Liz, lots of food for thought from Ilker

Sal

I absolutely loved my time on this course, it was so immersive and all-consuming. It was wonderful to be in such a beautiful studio and I really enjoyed Ilker’s teaching. Everything was really well organised & set up so we could get stuck straight in

Susannah

Ilker was friendly, approachable, and helpful. He instilled confidence and encouraged us to have a go at things and think out of the box.

Julia

Inspiring instructors… Ilker Cinarel and Camilla Dixon made for a brilliant week of individual creativity and group discussions that went beyond art into emotions.

Jack

Courses with Ilker Cinarel

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Artist Retreat Weekend - Autumn

Ilker CinarelLiz Hough

Weekend Art Courses - Mixed Media

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Course ID: a004J00000G2ceX
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNmTQAV, 22-Nov-2024

A developmental weekend working with two professional artists, combining 1-1 tutorials with a fun practical weekend of painting. Aimed at those developing an art practice.

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22 - 24 Nov - 3 days - £525 Book

Artists' Retreat Week

Ilker CinarelLiz HoughCamilla Dixon

Art Courses - Mixed Media

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Course ID: a00w000000i3cv9
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNWvQAN, 09-Dec-2024

Remember and revive your reasons for making art and reboot your practice. As part of a small group, benefit from directed exercises, peer feedback and 1-1 mentoring from two professional artists.

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9 - 13 Dec - 5 days - £625 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Weekend Art Courses - Acrylic - Beginners

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Course ID: a00w000000i1hix
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNI3QAN, 15-Jun-2024

A fast track into painting from the heart, this course follows Jackson Pollock's declaration that "painting is self-discovery." Learn to guide your own way through colour, composition and critique to paint with confidence.

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15 - 16 Jun - 2 days - £265 Book
2 - 3 Nov - 2 days - £265 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Weekend Art Courses - Acrylic - Beginners

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Course ID: a00w000000i1hix
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNiMQAV, 02-Nov-2024

A fast track into painting from the heart, this course follows Jackson Pollock's declaration that "painting is self-discovery." Learn to guide your own way through colour, composition and critique to paint with confidence.

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15 - 16 Jun - 2 days - £265 Book
2 - 3 Nov - 2 days - £265 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses - Acrylic - Beginners

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Course ID: a00w000000jsnpr
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNU9QAN, 02-Sep-2024

A three-day fast track into painting from the heart, this course follows Jackson Pollock's declaration that "painting is self-discovery." Learn to guide your own way through colour, composition and critique to paint with confidence.

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2 - 4 Sep - 3 days - £395 Book

Figure - Inspired by Antony Gormley (recording)

Ilker Cinarel

Online Pre-recorded - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000PHiAS
Active Instance: a024J00000DYYlyQAH, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Ilker Cinarel for this experimental, expressive webinar inspired by Antony Gormley’s drawings and paintings of the human figure. Recorded from our studio in St Ives with a model, you are invited to join at home with guided exercises.

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£27 Book

Figure - Inspired by Picasso

Ilker Cinarel

Online Pre-recorded - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000ISU7W
Active Instance: a024J00000CjKuoQAF, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Ilker Cinarel from our studio in St Ives for this Picasso-inspired webinar with a clothed model.

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£27 Book

Figure - Picasso - Body in Space

Ilker Cinarel

Online Pre-recorded - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J00000K4i2d
Active Instance: a024J00000CjKxCQAV, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Ilker Cinarel from our studio in St Ives for this Picasso-inspired  life drawing webinar.

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£27 Book

Life Drawing

VariousIlker CinarelSteve DoveMarion TaylorGary LongHilary Jean GibsonLiz Luckwell

Life Drawing - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J000002gGIZ
Active Instance: a02Nz000003PYHqIAO, 25-May-2024

Drawing from the figure is a classic, traditional skill and these tutored life drawing classes are ideal for those wanting to learn and improve, build a portfolio or for beginners who would like to just have a go.

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25 May - 2.5 hour(s) 10:30 - £25 Book
29 Jun - 2.5 hour(s) 10:30 - £28 Book

Life Drawing

VariousIlker CinarelSteve DoveMarion TaylorGary LongHilary Jean GibsonLiz Luckwell

Life Drawing - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J000002gGIZ
Active Instance: a02Nz000003PYHvIAO, 29-Jun-2024

Drawing from the figure is a classic, traditional skill and these tutored life drawing classes are ideal for those wanting to learn and improve, build a portfolio or for beginners who would like to just have a go.

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25 May - 2.5 hour(s) 10:30 - £25 Book
29 Jun - 2.5 hour(s) 10:30 - £28 Book

The Essence of Form

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses - Acrylic - Still Life

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Course ID: a004J000002hAM1
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNNhQAN, 08-Jul-2024

Uncover the beauty of the everyday, looking at artists such as William Scott, David Hockney and Ben Nicholson for inspiration.

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8 - 10 Jul - 3 days - £395 Book
2 - 4 Dec - 3 days - £395 Book

The Essence of Form

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses - Acrylic - Still Life

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Course ID: a004J000002hAM1
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNnhQAF, 02-Dec-2024

Uncover the beauty of the everyday, looking at artists such as William Scott, David Hockney and Ben Nicholson for inspiration.

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8 - 10 Jul - 3 days - £395 Book
2 - 4 Dec - 3 days - £395 Book

Unlocking Your Creativity

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses - Mixed Media

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVkJ
Active Instance: a02Nz000000TriTIAS, 07-Oct-2024

This transformational course gives you space to explore your personal approach to making art. Structured creative exercises will help silence those doubting gremlins, generate new ideas and reignite the artist in you.

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7 - 9 Oct - 3 days - £395 Book