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

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

I didn’t think we would be doing so much and that the course would be quite as stimulating as it has been!

Heidi King

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

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.


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

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

Courses with Ilker Cinarel

Artists' Retreat Week

Ilker CinarelCamilla DixonLiz Hough

Art Courses - Mixed Media

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000i3cv9
Active Instance: a024J00000BveE8QAJ, 27-Jun-2022

Remember and revive your reasons for making art. As part of a small group, benefit from directed exercises, peer feedback and independent time working in the studio as well as an individual tutorial.

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27 Jun - 1 Jul - 5 days - £495 Book
10 - 14 Oct - 5 days - £575 Full Request
20 - 24 Mar 2023 - 5 days - £575 Book
9 - 13 Oct 2023 - 5 days - £575 Book

Artists' Retreat Week

Ilker CinarelCamilla DixonLiz Hough

Art Courses - Mixed Media

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000i3cv9
Active Instance: a024J00000BG7i6QAD, 10-Oct-2022

Remember and revive your reasons for making art. As part of a small group, benefit from directed exercises, peer feedback and independent time working in the studio as well as an individual tutorial.

View

27 Jun - 1 Jul - 5 days - £495 Book
10 - 14 Oct - 5 days - £575 Full Request
20 - 24 Mar 2023 - 5 days - £575 Book
9 - 13 Oct 2023 - 5 days - £575 Book

Artists' Retreat Week

Ilker CinarelCamilla DixonLiz Hough

Art Courses - Mixed Media

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000i3cv9
Active Instance: a024J00000CRztVQAT, 20-Mar-2023

Remember and revive your reasons for making art. As part of a small group, benefit from directed exercises, peer feedback and independent time working in the studio as well as an individual tutorial.

View

27 Jun - 1 Jul - 5 days - £495 Book
10 - 14 Oct - 5 days - £575 Full Request
20 - 24 Mar 2023 - 5 days - £575 Book
9 - 13 Oct 2023 - 5 days - £575 Book

Artists' Retreat Week

Ilker CinarelCamilla DixonLiz Hough

Art Courses - Mixed Media

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000i3cv9
Active Instance: a024J00000CTFTGQA5, 09-Oct-2023

Remember and revive your reasons for making art. As part of a small group, benefit from directed exercises, peer feedback and independent time working in the studio as well as an individual tutorial.

View

27 Jun - 1 Jul - 5 days - £495 Book
10 - 14 Oct - 5 days - £575 Full Request
20 - 24 Mar 2023 - 5 days - £575 Book
9 - 13 Oct 2023 - 5 days - £575 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses - Acrylic - Beginners

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000jsnpr
Active Instance: a024J00000C3QdjQAF, 21-Nov-2022

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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21 - 23 Nov - 3 days - £345 Book
8 - 10 May 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book
20 - 22 Nov 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses - Acrylic - Beginners

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000jsnpr
Active Instance: a024J00000CSj9jQAD, 08-May-2023

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.

View

21 - 23 Nov - 3 days - £345 Book
8 - 10 May 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book
20 - 22 Nov 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book

Discover Painting

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses - Acrylic - Beginners

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000jsnpr
Active Instance: a024J00000CTKGoQAP, 20-Nov-2023

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.

View

21 - 23 Nov - 3 days - £345 Book
8 - 10 May 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book
20 - 22 Nov 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book

Form, Colour + Space

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses - Oil - Still Life

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000002hAM1
Active Instance: a024J00000C3X3kQAF, 31-Oct-2022

Paint with greater observation, intensity and joie-de-vivre on this course inspired by Hockney’s exhilarating still lifes. Work with acrylics on a large scale to explore colour, scale and composition.

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31 Oct - 2 Nov - 3 days - £345 Book
4 - 6 Dec 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book

Form, Colour + Space

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses - Oil - Still Life

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000002hAM1
Active Instance: a024J00000CTmZPQA1, 04-Dec-2023

Paint with greater observation, intensity and joie-de-vivre on this course inspired by Hockney’s exhilarating still lifes. Work with acrylics on a large scale to explore colour, scale and composition.

View

31 Oct - 2 Nov - 3 days - £345 Book
4 - 6 Dec 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book

Form, Colour + Space

Ilker Cinarel

Weekend Art Courses - Oil - Still Life

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J00000K5MzA
Active Instance: a024J00000CTG9FQAX, 01-Jul-2023

Paint with greater observation, intensity and joie-de-vivre on this course inspired by Hockney’s exhilarating still lifes. Work with acrylics on a large scale to explore colour, scale and composition.

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1 - 2 Jul 2023 - 2 days - £245 Book

Life Drawing

VariousHilary Jean GibsonSteve DoveIlker CinarelGary LongMarion TaylorLiz Luckwell

Life Drawing - Drawing - Figure

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000002gGIZ
Active Instance: a024J00000CFRvuQAH, 02-Jul-2022

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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2 Jul - 2.5 hour(s) - £25 Book
16 Jul - 2.5 hour(s) - £25 Book

Life Drawing

VariousHilary Jean GibsonSteve DoveIlker CinarelGary LongMarion TaylorLiz Luckwell

Life Drawing - Drawing - Figure

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J000002gGIZ
Active Instance: a024J00000CTFaVQAX, 16-Jul-2022

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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2 Jul - 2.5 hour(s) - £25 Book
16 Jul - 2.5 hour(s) - £25 Book

Porthmeor Programme Alumni - Autumn

Ilker CinarelLiz Hough

Weekend Art Courses - Mixed Media

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J00000G2ceX
Active Instance: a024J00000BcNvEQAV, 11-Nov-2022

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 an alumni.

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11 - 13 Nov - 3 days - £365 Book
10 - 12 Nov 2023 - 3 days - £365 Book

Porthmeor Programme Alumni - Autumn

Ilker CinarelLiz Hough

Weekend Art Courses - Mixed Media

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J00000G2ceX
Active Instance: a024J00000CU3z6QAD, 10-Nov-2023

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 an alumni.

View

11 - 13 Nov - 3 days - £365 Book
10 - 12 Nov 2023 - 3 days - £365 Book

Unlocking Your Creativity

Ilker Cinarel

Weekend Art Courses - Mixed Media

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J00000IS6T5
Active Instance: a024J00000C3X36QAF, 16-Sep-2022

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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16 - 18 Sep - 3 days - £345 Book

Unlocking Your Creativity

Ilker Cinarel

Art Courses - Mixed Media

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J00000K55fl
Active Instance: a024J00000CSisRQAT, 20-Feb-2023

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.

View

20 - 22 Feb 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book

Unlocking Your Creativity (2)

Ilker Cinarel

Weekend Art Courses - Mixed Media

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000dogvU
Active Instance: a024J00000C41VhQAJ, 09-Jul-2022

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.

View

9 - 10 Jul - 2 days - £235 Book
10 - 11 Jun 2023 - 2 days - £235 Book
28 - 29 Oct 2023 - 2 days - £235 Book

Unlocking Your Creativity (2)

Ilker Cinarel

Weekend Art Courses - Mixed Media

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000dogvU
Active Instance: a024J00000CSjHHQA1, 10-Jun-2023

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.

View

9 - 10 Jul - 2 days - £235 Book
10 - 11 Jun 2023 - 2 days - £235 Book
28 - 29 Oct 2023 - 2 days - £235 Book

Unlocking Your Creativity (2)

Ilker Cinarel

Weekend Art Courses - Mixed Media

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000dogvU
Active Instance: a024J00000CTG7vQAH, 28-Oct-2023

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.

View

9 - 10 Jul - 2 days - £235 Book
10 - 11 Jun 2023 - 2 days - £235 Book
28 - 29 Oct 2023 - 2 days - £235 Book