Young Artists at School of Painting
Our Sunday Kids Art Club for budding artists aged 7-12 is now running online. Starting at 10.30am for an hour, these sessions can also be enjoyed by other siblings and parents. This is an art club like no other, where children are taught by experienced artist tutors and start to take their first steps as young artists. A brilliant introduction to the world of making art! Keep an eye out for session dates.
Our workshops for teens aged 13-18 are currently on hold due to COVID, but with plans to relaunch them as online sessions in Spring 2021. They are designed to help young people discover what makes them tick as an artist. The sessions feature creative pathways that are often not available at school, such as figure drawing, fashion, 3D and printmaking. Led by professional artists, the sessions expand young people’s creative horizons and help them gain confidence in their approach.
St Ives School of Painting’s Culture Camp is a youth initiative established in 2017. It aims to open the doors of St Ives’ cultural institutions to young people otherwise without access, giving them a week of workshops, gallery visits and talks and opening their eyes to the possibilities of art. Upon completion, students receive a nationally recognised Bronze Arts Award accreditation. In 2019 we ran two Camps, one for School pupils from low income backgrounds in West Cornwall, and the other for those at a Cornish Pupil Referral Unit. 90 young people have received an Arts Award through St Ives School of Painting so far, encouraging them to engage with learning and the arts. Culture Camp will run again in 2021, working with the Pupil Referral Unit and local schools under new COVID restrictions.
The youth programme is subsidised thanks to the support of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, St Ives Rotary, The National Lottery but also thanks to the generous donations of many of the students that have walked through our doors. These donations have contributed directly to transforming young people’s lives and brightening Britain’s creative future.
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