Our Youth Programme


We start working with children from the
age of 7 and love to build positive and lasting relationships from childhood through to teenage years and beyond – for life.

Click the links below to see what we do for young people at School of Painting.

Inclusion ProjectsSt Ives School of Painting run inclusion projects to engage specific young people that would not normally be able to engage in our youth arts projects. These vary from cultural camps for targeted young people, to working onsite at secondary schools. We seek to reach out beyond the studio walls and welcome those who would otherwise be unable to access visual arts and culture.  Young People gain skills, confidence, improved aspiration and a Nationally recognised qualification: Bronze Arts Award.
Emerging Artists 19-25An exciting and unique opportunity to study with St Ives School of Painting. We are looking to award a full bursary to enable two 19-25 year old emerging artists, living in Cornwall, attend the Porthmeor Programme Online, for free. Normal cost is £1,575.
SUNDAY CLUB 7-10 Come join in on our locals’ sessions, Sundays once a month in term-time. 10am to 12 midday. Summer Term 2024 dates: 12th May, 9th June, 7th July
Young Life 11-16Life Drawing for young people. A chance to practise and perfect your figure drawing with these heavily subsidised sessions.
Porthmeor Art Collective 11-16Come join in on our locals’ sessions, Sundays once a month in term-time. 2pm to 4pm.Summer Term 2024 dates: 12th May, 9thJune, 7th July


Emerging Artists 19-25