This project focuses on contemporary art practices and ideas, taught professional artists.
11-16 Years | Porthmeor Art Collective
The Porthmeor Art Collective is workshops for young artists aged 11-16. Based at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives they are taught contemporary art practice by working artists and start finding their artistic voice.
Come join in on our locals’ sessions, Sundays once a month in term-time. 2pm to 4pm. Autumn Term 2023 Dates: 15th October, 12th November, 10th December
We are happy to continue to offer limited FREE Scholarship places for those on low income. Please contact Cat Lee Youth Arts Manager for a Scholarship application form to apply.
School can feel so ‘samey’ even in GCSE Art. This gives me so much more than that and something else in my life to focus on.
Help support us
Established in 1938, St Ives School of Painting has been a registered charity since 2002.
Supported by kind donations from our students and sponsors Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust; St Ives Rotary; The National Lottery we provide free or subsidised art classes for local young people. With 30% of young people in Cornwall living in poverty, these donations contribute directly to transforming young people’s lives and brightening Britain’s creative future.
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St Ives Rotary St Ives
Rotary offer generous support to the Schools’ work with local young people. Part of the proceeds raised by the annual artist postcard sale held during the September Festival is donated to the School. This supports our Sunday Art Club as well as other creative programmes for local young people.
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust
Culture Camp is made possible by the generous support of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust. Their funds enable us to offer Culture Camp as an inclusion project, completely free and ring fenced to young people who would never normally have access to culture. This also includes an Arts Award accreditation to support their life chances.