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

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

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

Jennifer Kirtland

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

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

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

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

Courses with Liz Luckwell

Abstract Colour in St Ives

Liz Luckwell

Acrylic - Mixed Media - Abstract - Landscape - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Active Instance: a024J000002vejTQAQ, 22-Feb-2021

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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22 - 24 Feb 2021 - 3 days - £285Book

Approaching Painting

Liz LuckwellMarion Taylor

Acrylic - Drawing - Mixed Media - Oil - Print making - Beginners - Art Courses (2-5 days) - Beginner

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Active Instance: a024J000001X57yQAC, 26-Apr-2021

Ideal for beginners, this course offers simple and dynamic approaches to build your confidence. Learn to depict both landscape and still life using acrylics and oils.

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26 - 29 Apr 2021 - 4 days - £365Book

Developing Drawing Skills

Liz Luckwell

Drawing - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Active Instance: a024J000001X57oQAC, 06-May-2021

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 a entirely new creative toolbox.

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6 - 7 May 2021 - £195Book

Dynamic Botanical

Liz Luckwell

Drawing - Waterbased - Still Life - Art Courses (2-5 days) - New Courses

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Course ID: a004J000002gRWs
Active Instance: a024J000002v4JYQAY, 12-Oct-2020

Explore the wonders of botanical forms from the micro to the macro in drawing and painting. Use the intimate studies of Durer and Elizabeth Blackadder's expressive watercolours as starting points.

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12 - 14 Oct - 3 days - £285Book
8 - 10 Mar 2021 - 3 days - £285Book

Dynamic Botanical

Liz Luckwell

Drawing - Waterbased - Still Life - Art Courses (2-5 days) - New Courses

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Course ID: a004J000002gRWs
Active Instance: a024J000002vcDAQAY, 08-Mar-2021

Explore the wonders of botanical forms from the micro to the macro in drawing and painting. Use the intimate studies of Durer and Elizabeth Blackadder's expressive watercolours as starting points.

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12 - 14 Oct - 3 days - £285Book
8 - 10 Mar 2021 - 3 days - £285Book

Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape

Liz LuckwellCamilla DixonJill Eisele

Acrylic - Mixed Media - Landscape - Art Courses (2-5 days) - Beginner - Intermediate

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Course ID: a001r00000nKFSF
Active Instance: a024J000002vcDoQAI, 29-Mar-2021

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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29 Mar - 1 Apr 2021 - 4 days - £375Book
31 May - 3 Jun 2021 - 4 days - £375Book

Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape

Liz LuckwellCamilla DixonJill Eisele

Acrylic - Mixed Media - Landscape - Art Courses (2-5 days) - Beginner - Intermediate

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Course ID: a001r00000nKFSF
Active Instance: a024J000001X2WzQAK, 31-May-2021

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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29 Mar - 1 Apr 2021 - 4 days - £375Book
31 May - 3 Jun 2021 - 4 days - £375Book

The Art of Keeping it Simple

Marion TaylorLiz Luckwell

Oil - Still Life - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Active Instance: a024J000002vBDWQA2, 05-Oct-2020

Inspired by the innovative and deceptively simple still life work of British Modernists Ben Nicholson and William Scott, this course shows you the essential approach to creating powerful paintings.

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5 - 8 Oct - 4 days - £375Book
22 - 25 Mar 2021 - 4 days - £375Book

The Art of Keeping it Simple

Marion TaylorLiz Luckwell

Oil - Still Life - Art Courses (2-5 days)

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVkF
Active Instance: a024J000002vfm0QAA, 22-Mar-2021

Inspired by the innovative and deceptively simple still life work of British Modernists Ben Nicholson and William Scott, this course shows you the essential approach to creating powerful paintings.

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5 - 8 Oct - 4 days - £375Book
22 - 25 Mar 2021 - 4 days - £375Book