Kate Southworth

Kate Southworth makes paintings, spells and rituals. Her work explores calendrical and alchemical transformation. In addition to solo and two-person shows, her work has appeared in more than 35 group exhibitions including Craftivism at Arnolfini, Bristol.

She has taught Fine Art, Curatorial Practice and Interactive Art at universities in Cornwall, London and Dublin. She has a practice-based PhD from the University of Leeds, an MSc in Multimedia Systems from London Guildhall University and a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Manchester Polytechnic.

She has given talks on contemporary art at many venues including Tate St Ives, Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

What our students say

The tutor was wonderful. The course fascinating. And the setting, inspiring. I learned more about myself and my creativity, which I would never of gained on my own.


The tutor was warm, generous and kind.


I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this rich and insightful webinar. Kate was a fantastically engaging presenter. I loved her talk on Ithell Colquhoun and how she really brought to life her connection with the spirit world and energies contained in the landscape. The demonstrations were wonderful – and so clearly developed and easy to follow. I have had so much fun playing with these techniques in the studio. 

Amy F

The course is about personal development and it certainly achieves that. It stretches you, makes you move out of your comfort zone and try different things. I have never enjoyed playing so much and being in my studio space. Thank you

Chrisi K

A beautiful course on all levels, deep and lovely productive time spent on understanding the process – Kate really is a great tutor.


Look at painting in a completely different way to other courses.


I didn’t really know what to expect as I am new to painting, but it was such brilliant experience, I really learnt a lot.

Kate facilitated and respected the varied needs & ways of working of each individual, regardless of previous experience. Kate was a very gentle and open tutor giving just the right amount of structure and guidance, whilst never imposing herself but always available. Thank you very much for a relaxing and reviving course.

Jayne H

The academic underpinning and contextualisation added to the fantastic facilitation of technique learning and application. All elements of the learning experience where full and well supported.

Sarah M

Courses with Kate Southworth

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Artist Retreat Weekend - Summer

Kieran StilesKate Southworth

Weekend Art Courses - Mixed Media

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Course ID: a004J00000K5JoU
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNPmQAN, 19-Jul-2024

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


19 - 21 Jul - 3 days - £455 Last place Book

Postcards from St Ives - Ithell Colquhoun

Kate Southworth

Online Pre-recorded - Mixed Media - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000FGNcb
Active Instance: a024J00000CimUQQAZ, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Kate Southworth for this Ithell Colquhoun-inspired recording. See how living and working in the sacred sites and magical landscapes of west Cornwall shaped Colquhoun's diverse practice.


£27 Book