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.

What our students say

The course adverts really don’t get across the inspirational elements of the experience. It reawakens the artist in everyone.

Liz Grindrod

Very inspirational course. Learnt a lot of new techniques. Liz was a great tutor for building confidence and ideas. Thank you. 

Jennifer Kirtland

Just the course I needed to give me confidence to start drawing. Taught enthusiastically with interesting references to the St Ives artists and their legacy. 

Oliver Peterken

A big thank you to Hilary and Liz – a fantastic course! I look forward to continuing at home all I have learnt and will certainly be back for future courses. 

Janet Jones

I really enjoyed the course, I learnt a lot – feel inspired to carry on. The tutors were lovely and very knowledgeable and friendly. The organisation of the course was very good and the facilities and location great. Thank you. 

Celia Keeping

Amazing! Thank you, you have open up my love of art and given me the confidence to start! Liz and Marion were inspirational and motivational. P.s. All staff very friendly and helpful.

Wendy Bougen

Really enjoyable – learned loads and found the workshops most informative. Liz and Mary were encouraging and generous in their tutoring. Thank you both. 

Maggie Thompson

It was just what I needed – from working on large pieces over along time at home – this has been valuable to focus on colour/balance, composition In a free but structured way – thank you Liz you’ve been great. 

Lorraine Thorne

A dynamic 4 day course led by two very experienced teachers. I felt pushed to the edges of my creativity at times but both teachers influenced me forward to complete pieces of work I would have never thought I was capable of.

Sheila Sloan

The course adverts really don’t get across the inspirational elements of the experience. It reawakens the artist in everyone.

Liz Grindrod

I loved my tutors! The range they showed – between accurate drawing and having fun with different materials – was superb! 

Andrea Huggenberger

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

More than fulfilled my expectations. A wonderful friendly atmosphere putting you at your ease. Could have been intimidating but it certainly wasn’t!

Melanie Peckham

Multiple drawing exercises in a short time frame was just what I hoped for and will provide the foundations for further practice and tuition.

Colin Shaw

Had a thoroughly enjoyable 3 days learning to work in a totally new way. it was lovely to work amongst so many other talented people and very inspiring.

Jane Warner

Lovely to walk into a light filled studio, sea in the background and a riot of flowers. Liz was excellent in demonstrating techniques and most encouraging in helping to develop both close observation and more free expression.

Sue Watts

I found the course inspiring and immensely enjoyable!! Liz was so supportive and encouraging, calming nerves and nurturing our creativity.

Melanie Fielder

Thank you profoundly for your fantastic, encouraging, gentle, brilliant, lively, intelligent, deeply informed from so

many sources and resources  and creative teaching.

Liz is a marvellous teacher and over the last few days she’s supported and encouraged me to see things differently, whilst nudging when required. I’m feeling so much more confident in letting go and playing with colours and textures.

Very well structured with excellent tuition and overall a wide, diverse, and interesting course.

Robert M

Explored a range of techniques in a safe creative environment nurtured by the school itself and Liz’s deft personal guidance.

I thought I knew how to draw but during the three-day course I discovered new approaches to the use of pencil and charcoal!

Pat T

Excellent and engaging tutor. Very good equipment and facilities and atmospheric building. I learned so much about the artists and my own interests and skills.

Tutors put you at ease and were enthusiastic and encouraging. Technicians made the day flow smoothly supporting the tutors in a very organised and friendly manner. The building and environment are inspirational in themselves. Thank you for a great experience on my first visit of many I hope.

Karen

Courses with Liz Luckwell

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Abstract Colour in St Ives

Liz Luckwell

September Festival Workshops - Mixed Media - Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000Ph0eH
Active Instance: a02Nz000006KYdKIAW, 18-Sep-2024

Unlock the secret to balancing tone, composition and colour inspired by the colourful world of St Ives abstraction.

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18 Sep - 3 hour(s) 13:30 - £55 Book

Abstract Colour in St Ives (CW)

Liz Luckwell

Weekend Art Courses - Mixed Media - Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000G1qli
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNVoQAN, 20-Sep-2024

Learn to create striking, bold and contemporary work though structured and guided tuition. Unlock the secret to balancing tone, composition and colour inspired by the colourful world of St Ives abstraction.

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20 - 22 Sep - 3 days - £395 Book

Approaching Painting

Liz LuckwellSteven Buckler

Art Courses - Drawing - Beginners

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Course ID: a00w000000i3a1N
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNoGQAV, 28-Oct-2024

Ideal for beginners, this course provides a solid grounding in drawing and painting, learning simple and dynamic approaches to build your confidence.

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28 - 31 Oct - 4 days - £495 Book

Developing Drawing Skills

Liz LuckwellHilary Jean Gibson

Art Courses - Drawing - Beginners

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVj2
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNl3QAF, 18-Nov-2024

Learn to master the power of the simple line. Working from subjects in and around the studios, create compelling observational drawings and equip yourself with an entirely new creative toolbox.

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18 - 21 Nov - 4 days - £495 Book

Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape

Liz LuckwellMarion Taylor

Art Courses - Mixed Media - Landscape

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Course ID: a001r00000nKFSF
Active Instance: a024J00000DzNSlQAN, 19-Aug-2024

This inspiring course offers exciting new ways to creatively absorb your spectacular St Ives surroundings. With an encouraging and experimental approach, establish a solid foundation in mixed media painting.

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19 - 22 Aug - 4 days - £495 Book

Life Drawing

VariousIlker CinarelSteve DoveMarion TaylorGary LongHilary Jean GibsonLiz Luckwell

Life Drawing - Drawing - Figure

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Course ID: a004J000002gGIZ
Active Instance: a02Nz000003PYHwIAO, 06-Jul-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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6 Jul - 2.5 hour(s) 10:30 - £28 Book

Love Drawing Landscape

Liz Luckwell

Summer Art Classes (3hr) - Drawing - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000PJ8QK
Active Instance: a02Nz000005SNJlIAO, 11-Jul-2024

Fire up your drawing confidence with this half day workshop. Working in the rugged coastal landscape and in the studio learn new ways of looking at the world and interpreting it through your drawings in a sketchbook.

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11 Jul - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book
25 Jul - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book
8 Aug - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book
18 Sep - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book

Love Drawing Landscape

Liz Luckwell

Summer Art Classes (3hr) - Drawing - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000PJ8QK
Active Instance: a02Nz000005SLMpIAO, 25-Jul-2024

Fire up your drawing confidence with this half day workshop. Working in the rugged coastal landscape and in the studio learn new ways of looking at the world and interpreting it through your drawings in a sketchbook.

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11 Jul - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book
25 Jul - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book
8 Aug - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book
18 Sep - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book

Love Drawing Landscape

Liz Luckwell

Summer Art Classes (3hr) - Drawing - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000PJ8QK
Active Instance: a02Nz000005SKKIIA4, 08-Aug-2024

Fire up your drawing confidence with this half day workshop. Working in the rugged coastal landscape and in the studio learn new ways of looking at the world and interpreting it through your drawings in a sketchbook.

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11 Jul - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book
25 Jul - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book
8 Aug - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book
18 Sep - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book

Love Drawing Landscape

Liz Luckwell

Summer Art Classes (3hr) - Drawing - Landscape

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J00000PJ8QK
Active Instance: a02Nz000006KjDdIAK, 18-Sep-2024

Fire up your drawing confidence with this half day workshop. Working in the rugged coastal landscape and in the studio learn new ways of looking at the world and interpreting it through your drawings in a sketchbook.

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11 Jul - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book
25 Jul - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book
8 Aug - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book
18 Sep - 3 hour(s) - £55 Book