Porthmeor Art Collective 13-16s

13-16 Years

These sessions are now ONLINE as live sessions on Tuesdays after school. Our new online project focuses on contemporary art practices and ideas, taught by 18-25 year old emerging artists.

13-16 Years | Porthmeor Art Collective

Explore art forms and ideas that respond directly to pop culture and the contemporary art world.

Session information

Led and delivered by 18-25 year old emerging artists, explore modern art history and the exciting contemporary art scene.

Join us as we address topics in pop culture such as album artworks of musicians like Kanye West, Doja Cat and Tyler, the Creator.

The Porthmeor Art Collective will give you the tools to develop your artistic talents to help you excel past your peers and connect with global art community that exists without borders.

This is a special offer to join our online pilot project for free to help us develop the future programme by giving us ongoing feedback over the sessions. Numbers will be limited to 25 per session.

This project is supported by the Roy Ray Legacy Fund as he was passionate about nurturing young talent.

Session Dates
Tuesdays @4.30pm for 60-minutes.

6, 13, 20 & 27 July, FREE!

This is a chance to join in with 4 free sessions in our pilot.

For those of you that want one, for £10 we can post you an A4 St Ives School of Painting sketchbook for you to work through in the sessions.

Need more info? Contact us on info@schoolofpainting.co.uk or DM us on Instagram @porthmeor_youngartists

Check out our Instagram to see what we’ve been doing. See details of our county wide Young Artists Exhibition and Competition at the Penwith Gallery here.

Our tutors are all DBS checked and the online platform we use monitored at all times, sessions are password protected. Check out our Safeguarding policy.

Help support us

Established in 1938, St Ives School of Painting has been a registered charity since 2020.

Supported by kind donations from our students and sponsors Wilhelmina Barns-Graham TrustSt Ives RotaryThe 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.

Registered Charity no 1146825

Our supporters

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.

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.

Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit. School of Painting currently have one Kickstart employee, funded until November 2021.

Little Parc Owles Trust

Little Parc Owles Trust was set up to support art education work in Cornwall, and aims to support projects and events that engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds with the Fine and Applied Arts.

Cornwall Council


European Union

Real Ideas

Community Led Local Development

European Social Fund