Youth 13-18

13-18 Years

Fortnightly sessions on Sunday afternoons for local teenagers who want to have fun with different mediums and subjects, guided by our professional artists.

13-18 Years | Want to make art?


Due to current operating restrictions we have paused all youth sessions until 2021. We hope to welcome you back in January.

Work with a range of professional artists and mediums in our fully equipped and inspiring studios. This term learn how to draw and paint outside, each artist bringing their own special way of seeing the landscape and natural forms – from environmental to expressive to stylised.

Club information

These workshops are what you’ve been looking for to give you creative space outside of school, home and college and add a spark to your weekends. Held on fortnightly Sundays 1pm-4pm in term time.

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

Summer Term Paused

Based on recent feedback we have paused running workshops over the Summer term due to many young people being tied up with exams. If there is enough demand we would happily reconsider so email to express interest. Workshops will resume September 2020.

Session Dates
The group runs on fortnightly Sundays, 1- 4 pm in term time. Cornwall residents pay the membership price of just £10, all materials included. FREE or partial Scholarship places are available on request, funded by West Cornwall Youth Trust.

Come and join us!
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St Ives, one of the most stunning locations in the world, has long been attracting artists. For 80 years we have been running art classes in Cornwall in Porthmeor studios overlooking the ocean.

We provide quality art course tuition suitable for all levels from complete beginners to those with more experience.

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

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.

The National Lottery

Cornwall Council


European Union

Arts Council England