Our Sunday Kids Art Club is back in the Studio. We cant wait to see you in person!
Sunday Kids Art Club
This is a Kids Art Club like no other, where children get to work on easels and use the same high art quality materials as our adults courses. They are taught by experienced artist tutors and start to take their first steps as Young Artists.
Come join in on specific Sundays, 10am to 12 midday. Dates for 2022 will be released soon.
Did you know we have a project for teenagers? Click here for more info.
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 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.
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.
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.