A list of our events at St.Ives - from 2 hour stand alone classes and workshops to full dayevents. To book any of our events, please contact The Cornish Riviera Box Office Telephone 01726 879500 or Online Here

REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS

Mondays 10 - 12/ Open Drawing Group/ A stand alone opend drawing class for all levels and abilities£10

Mondays 2 - 4 pm / Water Colour Classes / With a different theme each week exploring techniques and materials.£15

Wednesdays / 7 - 8.30 pm / Beginners Guitar Classes / Small groups, learn to play the guitar with Pete Giles.  £10

Sundays / 12.00 - 16.30 / 15 Minute Portrait Studio / (From 7 April), drop in and get your portrait done £15

Watercolour Abstract Landscapes

MON 18 MARCH 14:00 - 16:00

Create a semi abstract painting in water-colours, based on shapes and patterns from the surrounding scenery.
We will start by going out and drawing or photographing some iconic and eye catching shapes of St Ives, which we can then take as a basis to work reducing them to abstract patterns.

There is no need to have any experience with watercolour. The session will be led by artist Zoe Eaton. All materials are included.
tickets Adult £15 Child £10 - free child ticket with and adult ticket when boked online

Click Here To Book Online

BATIK FABRIC DYE

THURS 21 MARCH 14.00 - 16.00

An introduction to Batik with Zoe Eaton, a beautiful method of decorating textiles.  

To make your batik, first design and create a stencil. We then apply melted wax to your stencil, which hardens and forms a 'resist' in the dye bath. We will be dying with natural dyes. The wax is easy to remove later, when the fabric is dry, revealing your design.

Included are all materials, and squares of plain white cotton squares - ideal as reusable fabric gift wrap.  Feel free to bring along any small white, pre-washed cotton items such as table cloths, pillow case, T- Shirt, tea towel etc) to decorate on the day.

Suitable for adults and children over 5 years of age. Adults £15, children £10.

Click Here To Book Online.

PAPER MAKING

FRI 22 March 10.00 - 12.00

Gain a hands on introduction to this ancient craft of paper making!  We start by making a pulp from recycled paper - then use the  'deckle and mold' process to create your own 'stockpile' of sheets. These are then pressed and dried -to create your own lovely sheets.  Get to Experiment with decorations by adding seeds, glitter, dried flowers etc, or create embossed effects.  

The finished paper is ideal for art projects, cards and gifts.

*One FREE child place with each adult ticket. Adults £15 and Kids £10 (under 5's go free with an adult).  Click To Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Monday 25 March 10.00 - 12.00

A drawing class for all levels and abilities - The sessions are taught by experienced tutors, in a friendly and informative style.  Each week we explore different themes and media. from the local landscape, to botanical, portraits, people and animals! All welcome, materials included but feel free to bring your own.  Today (weather permitting) we go outise and capture local townscapes.

Booking advised, £10 per session (£7.50 concs). Click Here To Book Online.

watercolours - cOLLAGE & wATERCOLOUR

MON 25 March 14:00 - 16:00

COLLAGE & MIXED MEDIA - Building up an image with collage and watercolours.

Building up your compostion using various media to collage into your work and using watercolour to bring it all together, a fun and interesting session.

Suitable for all ages and experience.

All Tickets £15 all materials included.

Click Here To Get Tickets Online.

Beginners Guitar LESSON

Wed 27 March 19.00 - 20.30

A weekly stand alone guitar class suitable for complete beginners, or lapsed players who wish to get back into playing. Led by Pete Giles, in a relaxed and informal style, with small groups and plenty of time for individual feedback.
You are welcome to just one session, or come along every week to build up your skills - bring your guitar (or ask about borrowing one)
Costs £10 per session. Click Here To Book Online.

NATURAL SOAP MAKING

Sat 30 March 10:00 - 12:00

Make lovely hand made soap bars, using natural ingredients, from the kitchen and garden. Begin with an organic vegetable melt and pour soap base - then add lots of lovely ingredients to experiment with - including herbs, spices, oats, seaweed, peel and essential oils - Mix and match to create your own favourite recipes.

Get to make several small bars of small soaps, and finish with pretty wrapping.

Adults £20, Children £10 including materials. Click Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 1 April 10.00 - 12.00

A drawing class for all levels and abilities - The sessions are taught by experienced tutors, in a friendly and informative style.  Each week we explore different themes and media. from the local landscape, to botanical, portraits, people and animals!

All welcome, materials included but feel free to bring your own.

Booking advised, £10 per session (£7.50 concs).  Click Here To Book Online.

PEN & WASH LANDSCAPES

Mon 1 April 14:00 - 16:00

An afternoon where we will go outside to draw the stunning local scenery and experience the elements! Make a number of sketches that can be further developed.We will provide advice on pen drawing techniques, how to create interesting lines and marks, and other approaches to quickly capturing what you see. Back at the studio will show you how to lay a 'wash' over your drawings to create depth and colour - using water colours, inks and quality paper surfaces. The class is suitable for all levels of ability, complete beginners welcome. Tools and materials included. Dress for the Weather!

Adults £15, Children £10  Click Here To Book Online.

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CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

TUE 2 APRIL 14:00 - 16:00

Learn how to create a beautiful decoratived platter or box, using Decoupage, a technique that involves layering collaged papers with glues and varnish - these can be combined with paint effects and personalised to your choice of design.
This technique is great to cover boxes, trays, picture frames, or give new lease of life to old items of furniture, and they make great gifts too!
During this workshops we will take you through the steps of choosing your design, cutting, and use of correct materials and tools. Included in the price is a square palmleaf plate (25cm x 25 cm ), or box to decorate, and all materials. However feel free to bring along your own small object, and any relevant images you want to use.
Adults £15, child price £10

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

DRAW St.Ives!

Every Tues, Wed &, Thursday

10.30 am - 12.00/  £7.00

Join us on one of our outdoor drawing experiences and get to see St.ives in a different light!  These 90 minute drawing tours are sutable for all levels and abilities, including complete beginners.  We take you to lovely spots around St.Ives, depending on the season and weather, including  beach scenes, coastal path, townscapes, pretty streets, gardens, harbour scenes and more.  We include drawing materials and tips and techniques on capturing what you see.

No booking needed, just meet at Barnoon Workshop, and dress for the weather!

Check our calendar for dates.

 

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Beginners Guitar LESSON

Wed 3 April 19.00 - 20.30

A weekly stand alone guitar class suitable for complete beginners, or lapsed players who wish to get back into playing.  Led by Pete Giles, in a relaxed and informal style, with small groups and plenty of time for individual feedback.
You are welcome to just one session, or come along every week to build up your skills - bring your guitar (or ask about borrowing one)
Costs £10 per session.  Click Here To Book Online.

how to use colour

Sat 6 April 14.00 - 16.00

Would you like to know how to mix any colour, or find out why you sometimes end up with a muddy brown? Wonder how to put colour theory into practice? Understand why some colours work together? This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the principles and application of colour theory - including artists, designers, textile artists etc.

This workshop with Zoe Eaton. provides some practical applications of colour theory, using a combination of exercises and discussion.  Get to create a 12 part colour wheel, recognise the difference between colour bias, hue and tone - and learn effective use of colour to create contrast, definition, harrmony or depth.  Build your own colour notebook to refer to later.

£15 to include materials  Click Here To Book Online.

 

the 15 minute portrait studio

Sundays 12 - 4.30 pm / £15

Have you ever sat for your portrait?  You can drop in, and get your portrait done in under 15 minutes. . The 15 minute portrait studio is a Contemporary twist on the traditional art of seaside portraitature.  Each session has a choice of 2 or three artists,  each with their own style and choice of materials -   from drawing, watercolours, digital drawing,  and more.  Choose your artist and  leave with an original piece of art,.

Todays artists are Zoe Eaton, Marie Keeling and Bobby Wotnot.  See here for more details of artists work..

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Learn to Play Guitar in a Day

Sun 7 April 11.00 - 16.00

Have you always wanted to play guitar, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you have a guitar and started, but have since lapsed playing.  This one day workshop really is an excellent way to kick-start your playing, and lay good foundations for future improvement.

With Tutor Pete Giles, who has over 20 years experience teaching adults to play. Pete has developed an easy system to get started, with emphasis on practical skills over theory, using popular tunes, and a combination of individual and group exercises.  Taught in small groups, there is plenty of time for individual feedback.

By the end of the day you should be able to:Play 4 chords, Understand how to read 'guitar tabs'. Have an insight into the principles of tuning Play a complete song all the way through!  If you need to borrow a guitar please ask.

Tickets are £45.  Click Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 8 April 10.00 - 12.00

A drawing class for all levels and abilities - The sessions are taught by experienced tutors, in a friendly and informative style.

Each week we explore different themes and media. from the local landscape, to botanical, portraits, people and animals!  All welcome, materials included but feel free to bring your own.

Booking advised, £10 per session (£7.50 concs).

Click Here To Book Online.

FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

Mon 8 April 14:00 - 16:00

We will be taking inspiration from the watercolours by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the influential Scottish architect, artist and designer, who painted flowers and plants throughout his life.. His remarkable body of work is characterised by stunning compositions, with organic patterns and forms.

During this workshop, get to create beautiful flower studies,from life, using a technique called 'Line & Wash. Led by Zoe Eaton, Get tips and techniques for developing your own flower drawing style.  We start with loose pencil work, then add areas of colour with transparent watercolour washes, on watercolour paper.

Adults £15, children £10 (1 free childs place with an adult ticket, when booked on line in advance).  Click Here To Book Online.

FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

WED 10 APRIL 10:00 - 12:00

Learn how to recycle old plastic carrier bags into a strong, waterproof material. Plastic bags are cut and fused with a hot iron in layers - to make an A3 sized material, that can be cut and sewn like any other fabric. We will guide you through effective tips, techniques and design ideas for your fabric.

You can then turn your finished material into a clutch bag, phone, pencil/ glasses case, bunting or colourful wall hangings.

We have templates, plastic snap fasteners and sewing machine available to complete your projects. No sewing experience is needed. Feel free toBring along any colourful or interesting plastic bags

£20 adults (kids £10) including materials. Click Here To Book Online

 

Beginners Guitar Session

Wed 10 April 19:00 - 20:30

A weekly stand alone guitar class suitable for complete beginners, or lapsed players who wish to get back into playing.
Led by Pete Giles, in a relaxed and informal style, with small groups and plenty of time for individual feedback.
You are welcome to just one session, or come along every week to build up your skills - bring your guitar (or ask about borrowing one)
Costs £10 per session. Click Here To Book Online.

NATURE RELIEF TILES

THURS 11 APRIL 14:00 - 16:00

Create beautiful art pieces with Plaster of Paris tiles! We will be using natural foraged materials, including plants, seaweed, shells, and seeds - then get creative with your own arrangements. With Zoe Eaton, learn how to create a mold with your chosen items, and mix Plaster of Paris to cast your mold. The Plaster picks up fantastic details, and makes a lasting durable cast.. You will have time to make 2 tiles - that can be painted later when fully dried out.

Adults £20, Children £10 including materials. Free child place when you book in advance, with an adult ticket.

Click Here To Book Online

Explore Abstract Drawing

FRI 12 APRIL 14.00 - 16.00

Delve into the world of patterns and abstraction, with artist Bobby Wotnot.  It is well known that 'losing yourself' in art is a very beneficial experience and good for your wellbeing.

Suitable for all levels of drawing ability, from complete beginners, to those who wish to find a different way to draw and discover a new language. During the session we will be using a combination of exploration, exercises and discussion, and finish with a final piece on heavyweight paper. First we will explore shapes and lines, as a basis for building pattern - then Introduce colour with coloured pencils, markers pens, compressed charcoal etc.

Adults £15/Children £10 Click Here To Book Online.

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PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS

SAT 13 April 10:00 - 16:00 - EXPRESSIVE PORTRAITS

A series of stand alone Painting days with Zoe Eaton, for complete beginners, or those who want to further develop their skills in using Acrylic paints
Find out more about this beautiful and versatile medium, including use of a variety of surfaces, brushes, cleaning methods, mixing mediums and more. At each day we work with a chosen theme and introduce different techniques, tools and materials. Leave with a finished painting on an A4 canvas.

Cost of each day is £40 to include all materials and canvas

13 April - EXPRESSIVE PORTRAITS - Get to paint a portrait, froma photo or live model.  We start with drawings and propostions of the face, then lay down a loose underpainting for structure and tone, before complieting your portrait on a canvas.

11 May -SEASCAPE/LANDSCAPE - We start with some quick sketches of the local scenery, then develop these into a painting - planining composition, and colour.  Use 

16 June - VIEWS OF ST IVES - Create an acrylic painting of St.Ives Town, indorporating pretty buildings and streets.  Develop your own style from a starting point of sketches or photos.  

20 July STILL LIFE - We will set up an arrangment of objects to choose from, plan your composition and explore colour mixing, using mediums including glazing and impasto to create your finished work on canvas.

Wear old clothes and bring a packed lunch!

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 15 April 10:00 - 12:00

A drawing class for all levels and abilities - The sessions are taught by experienced tutors, in a friendly and informative style.

Each week we explore different themes and media. from the local landscape, to botanical, portraits, people and animals!

All welcome, materials included but feel free to bring your own.

Booking advised, £10 per session (£7.50 concs).

Click Here To Book Online.

BEACH TREASURE crafts

Tues 16 April 10:00 - 12:00

Create beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.

We will be combining these with beads and wire - drilling and threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. Lots of tools and materials on hand to explore.

All materials and tools provided but feel free to bring your own beach finds to personalise them even more. Leave with beautiful wall hangings, mobiles, key rings or charms!

Adults £15 Children £10 (free childs place with an adult when booked online in advance).

Click Here To Book Online.

 

PAPER MAKING

TUES 16 APRIL  14.00 - 16.00

Gain a hands on introduction to this ancient craft of paper making!  We start by making a pulp from recycled paper - then use the  'deckle and mold' process to create your own 'stockpile' of sheets. These are then pressed and dried -to create your own lovely sheets.  Get to Experiment with decorations by adding seeds, glitter, dried flowers etc, or create embossed effects.  

The finished paper is ideal for art projects, cards and gifts.

*One FREE child place with each adult ticket. Adults £15 and Kids £10 (under 5's go free with an adult).  Click To Here To Book Online.

The art of Monoprint

WED 17 APRIL 14:00 - 16:00

Mono print literally means single - a print technique using line and mark making directly from an inked surface, thereby creating a slightly different image with each paper print.
It is a wonderfully tactile method, that produces a host of interesting, and sometimes unexpected results, with little preparation or equpitment needed..

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton and Pete Giles who will show how to develop your mage from drawings or photographs, and abstract mark making. Using single colour, water based bloc printing inks, which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media.

Adults £15 Children £10 /
* 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online.

Click Here To Book Online

Beginners Guitar Session

Wed 17 April 19:00 - 20:30

A weekly stand alone guitar class suitable for complete beginners, or lapsed players who wish to get back into playing.
Led by Pete Giles, in a relaxed and informal style, with small groups and plenty of time for individual feedback.
You are welcome to just one session, or come along every week to build up your skills - bring your guitar (or ask about borrowing one)
Costs £10 per session.

Click Here To Book Online.

PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

Thurs 18 April 10:00 - 12:00

Take inspiration from some of St Ives based abstract artists, including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and Barnes- Graham for your own little abstract piece.

We will start with some paper collage exercises to explore shapes and colour, then finish with an acrylic painting on a canvas. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Adults £20 Kids, £10 (FREE child place with each adult ticket when you book online in advance).

Click Here To Book Online.

BEACH FIND MOSAICS

FRI 19 APRIL 14:00 - 16:00

Create a small mosaic tile using materials found on the beach including pebbles, sea glass, plastic and shells.

We will take you through the process of design, preparation and gluing. All materials are included, but feel free to bring along your own beach find treasures.

Adults £20/ Children £10 Free child place with a paying adult if booked online.

Click Here To Book Online

Aluminium Jewellery 'Made by Caroline'

Sat APRIL 20th 10:00 - 13:00

Design and make your own jewellery in this three hour workshop.

Using re-claimed aluminium you will hand cut your own designs (or use my templates) using a piercing saw. File then brush the edges smooth and add a beaten texture.

Finally construct your finished pieces using fittings supplied. (chain, brooch backs, silver ear hooks etc). Enough time to make a pair of ear rings and a necklace or brooch.

Bring your own simple designs cut out in card ( or use my templates) which must all fit onto a 7cm sq piece of metal.

Wear old clothes or an apron. 

£35 per person. To book Cornish Riviera Box Office

A maximum of 5 people over 16 only

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 22 April 10:00 - 12:00

A drawing class for all levels and abilities - The sessions are taught by experienced tutors, in a friendly and informative style.

Each week we explore different themes and media. from the local landscape, to botanical, portraits, people and animals!

All welcome, materials included but feel free to bring your own.

Booking advised, £10 per session (£7.50 concs).

Click Here To Book Online.

SUPER Colour Pencil Techniques

Wed 24 April 10.00 - 12.00

Get the most from Colour Pencils! Experiment with a range of pencil types including :- standard pencils, and newer types on the market including Blendable , Prisma & Polycolour,, Pastel, Water Colour, ...and gain exciting tips and techniques.

With Zoe Eaton & Pete Giles, creators of the St.tIves colouring book #colourstives - who show you how to achieve a host of effects, including 'dry' blending, Stippling, Hatching, Scumbling, Layering, Burnishing, Frottage and Scratching in.. Some pencil makes work with 'wet' blending using water, baby oil and alcohol. We will work on a range of little exercises and drawing projects, and look at work of contemporary artists who use colour pencils.  The workshop includes materials
Costs £10 (adults and children over 5, under 5's free) Click Here To Book Online.

BATIK FABRIC DYE

Wed 24 April 14.00 - 16.00

An introduction to Batik with Zoe Eaton- a beautiful method of decorating textiles.  To make your batik, first design and create a stencil. We then apply melted wax to your stencil, which hardens and forms a 'resist' in the dye bath. We will be dying with natural dyes. The wax is easy to remove later, when the fabric is dry, revealing your design.

Included are all materials, and squares of plain white cotton squares - ideal as reusable fabric gift wrap. Feel free to bring along any small white, pre-washed cotton items such as table cloths, pillow case, T- Shirt, tea towel etc) to decorate on the day.

Suitable for adults and children over 5 years of age. Adults £15, children £10. 

Click Here To Book Online.

Beginners Guitar Session

WED 24 APRIL 19:00 - 20:30

A weekly stand alone guitar class suitable for complete beginners, or lapsed players who wish to get back into playing.
Led by Pete Giles, in a relaxed and informal style, with small groups and plenty of time for individual feedback.
You are welcome to just one session, or come along every week to build up your skills - bring your guitar (or ask about borrowing one)
Costs £10 per session.

Click Here To Book Online.

BEACH TREASURE crafts

Thurs 25 April 14:00 - 16:00

Create beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and wire - drilling and threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. Lots of tools and materials on hand to explore.

All materials and tools provided but feel free to bring your own beach finds to personalise them even more. Leave with beautiful wall hangings, mobiles, key rings or charms!

Adults £15 Children £10 (free childs place with an adult when booked online in advance).

Click Here To Book Online.

Botanical Block Printing

FRI 26 APRIL 10:00 - 16:00

Spend the day with printer Erin Lacy (from Pick Pretty Paints) and master the basics of block printing. Learn how to transform botanical drawings into stylised patterns - then carve into line blocks and use to adorn a linen tea towel.

During the day you will explore mark making using your own carved lino block and use to make a series of floral repeats on fabric. Leave the class with a selection of design developments, printed fabric samples and your final block and printed tea towel.
Erin will also provide a print out, which will include helpful tips on how to print on to fabric at home.

Adults £35 Including all materials - Early booking advised.

Click Here To Book Online.

 

Mon 29 April 10:00 - 12:00 OPEN DRAWING GROUP

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

A drawing class for all levels and abilities - The sessions are taught by experienced tutors, in a friendly and informative style.

Each week we explore different themes and media. from the local landscape, to botanical, portraits, people and animals!

All welcome, materials included but feel free to bring your own.

Booking advised, £10 per session (£7.50 concs).

Click Here To Book Online.

Wild botanical drawing

TUES 30 APRIL 10:00 - 16:00

Be A Wild Botanical Artist for the Day!

Spend the day capturing plants and flowers in season, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.
During this day with Zoe Eaton, gain an introduction to the traditional Art of Botanicals - creating drawings and watercolour paintings, on plain white backgrounds. Get different tips and approaches to Studying the plant in depth and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style.

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers as they grow in beautiful locations around St.Ives - depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks, Fill sketchbooks with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials.

In the afternoon we can develop our sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners to drawing and painting. All materials are included - but please bring
suitable footwear and clothing for the weather (raincoat, sun hat, etc)
a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15, recommended for over 10's

Click To Book Online Here

Beginners Guitar Session

Wed 31 April 19:00 - 20:30

A weekly stand alone guitar class suitable for complete beginners, or lapsed players who wish to get back into playing.
Led by Pete Giles, in a relaxed and informal style, with small groups and plenty of time for individual feedback.
You are welcome to just one session, or come along every week to build up your skills - bring your guitar (or ask about borrowing one)
Costs £10 per session.

Click Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 6 MAY 10:00 - 12.00

A drawing class for all levels and abilities - The sessions are taught by experienced tutors, in a friendly and informative style.

Each week we explore different themes and media. from the local landscape, to botanical, portraits, people and animals!

All welcome, materials included but feel free to bring your own.

Booking advised, £10 per session (£7.50 concs).

Click Here To Book Online.

Pen & Wash Landscapes

MON 6 MAY 10:00 - 12:00

An afternoon where we will go out to draw the stunning local scenery and experience the elements! Make a number of sketches with waterproof drawing pens, .We will provide advice on pen drawing techniques, how to create interesting lines and marks, and other approaches to quickly capturing what you see.  Back at the studio, learn how to lay a watercolour 'wash' over your drawings to create depth and colour.

The class is suitable for all levels of ability, complete beginners welcome. Tools and materials included. Dress for the Weather!

Adults £15, children £10 Click Here To Book Online. 

 

Beginners Guitar Session

WED 8 MAY 19:00 - 20:30

A weekly stand alone guitar class suitable for complete beginners, or lapsed players who wish to get back into playing.
Led by Pete Giles, in a relaxed and informal style, with small groups and plenty of time for individual feedback.
You are welcome to just one session, or come along every week to build up your skills - bring your guitar (or ask about borrowing one)
Costs £10 per session.

Click Here To Book Online.

Explore Abstract Drawing

THURS 9 MAY 14.00 - 16.00

Delve into the world of patterns and abstraction, with artist Bobby Wotnot.  It is well known that 'losing yourself' in art is a very beneficial experience and good for your wellbeing.

Suitable for all levels of drawing ability, from complete beginners, to those who wish to find a different way to draw and discover a new language. During the session we will be using a combination of exploration, exercises and discussion, and finish with a final piece on heavyweight paper. First we will explore shapes and lines, as a basis for building pattern - then Introduce colour with coloured pencils, markers pens, compressed charcoal etc.

Adults £15/Children £10 Click Here To Book Online.

Bobby Wotnot

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 13 MAY 10:00 - 12.00

A drawing class for all levels and abilities - The sessions are taught by experienced tutors, in a friendly and informative style.

Each week we explore different themes and media. from the local landscape, to botanical, portraits, people and animals!

All welcome, materials included but feel free to bring your own.

Booking advised, £10 per session (£7.50 concs).

Click Here To Book Online.

WATERCOLOUR SPRING FLOWERS

MON 13 MAY 14:00 - 16:00

An afternoon to explore watercolour with artist/tutor Zoe Eato.  We  focus on a lovely selection of spring flowers -Explore line and wash, and wet in wet techniques.

With time to draw and paint and plenty of guidence on hand to get you to some good results.

£15 per person all materials included

Click To Book Online Here

CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

THURS 23 MAY 14:00 - 16:00

Learn how to create a beautiful decoratived platter or box, using Decoupage, a technique that involves layering collaged papers with glues and varnish - these can be combined with paint effects and personalised to your choice of design.
This technique is great to cover boxes, trays, picture frames, or give new lease of life to old items of furniture, and they make great gifts too!
During this workshops we will take you through the steps of choosing your design, cutting, and use of correct materials and tools. Included in the price is a square palmleaf plate (25cm x 25 cm ), or box to decorate, and all materials. However feel free to bring along your own small object, and any relevant images you want to use.
Adults £15, child price £10

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

BATIK FABRIC DYE

Tues 28 May 14.00 - 16.00

An introduction to Batik with Zoe Eaton- a beautiful method of decorating textiles.

To make your batik, first design and create a stencil. We then apply melted wax to your stencil, which hardens and forms a 'resist' in the dye bath. We will be dying with natural dyes. The wax is easy to remove later, when the fabric is dry, revealing your design.

Included are all materials, and squares of plain white cotton squares - ideal as reusable fabric gift wrap. Feel free to bring along any small white, pre-washed cotton items such as table cloths, pillow case, T- Shirt, tea towel etc) to decorate on the day.

Suitable for adults and children over 5 years of age. Adults £15, children £10.

Click Here To Book Online.

The art of Monoprint

WED 29 MAY 14:00 - 16:00

Mono print literally means single - a print technique using line and mark making directly from an inked surface, thereby creating a slightly different image with each paper print.
It is a wonderfully tactile method, that produces a host of interesting, and sometimes unexpected results, with little preparation or equpitment needed..

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton and Pete Giles who will show how to develop your mage from drawings or photographs, and abstract mark making. Using single colour, water based bloc printing inks, which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media.

Adults £15 Children £10
* 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online.

Click To Book Online Here

NATURE RELIEF TILES

THURS 30 MAY 14:00 - 16:00

Create beautiful art pieces with Plaster of Paris tiles! We will be using natural foraged materials, including plants, seaweed, shells, and seeds - then get creative with your own arrangements. With Zoe Eaton, learn how to create a mold with your chosen items, and mix Plaster of Paris to cast your mold. The Plaster picks up fantastic details, and makes a lasting durable cast.. You will have time to make 2 tiles - that can be painted later when fully dried out.

Adults £20, Children £10 including materials. Free child place when you book in advance, with an adult ticket

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BEACH TREASURE crafts

FRI 31 MAY 10:00 - 12:00

Create beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and wire - drilling and threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. Lots of tools and materials on hand to explore.

All materials and tools provided but feel free to bring your own beach finds to personalise them even more. Leave with beautiful wall hangings, mobiles, key rings or charms!

Adults £15 Children £10 (free childs place with an adult when booked online in advance).

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BEACH FIND MOSAICS

FRI 31 MAY 14:00 - 16:00

Create a small mosaic tile using materials found on the beach including pebbles, sea glass, plastic and shells.

We will take you through the process of design, preparation and gluing. All materials are included, but feel free to bring along your own beach find treasures.

Adults £20/ Children £10 Free child place with a paying adult if booked online.

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

SAT 1 JUNE 10:00 - 12:00

Learn how to recycle old plastic carrier bags into a strong, waterproof material. Plastic bags are cut and fused with a hot iron in layers - to make an A3 sized material, that can be cut and sewn like any other fabric. We will guide you through effective tips, techniques and design ideas for your fabric.

You can then turn your finished material into a clutch bag, phone, pencil/ glasses case, bunting or colourful wall hangings.

We have templates, plastic snap fasteners and sewing machine available to complete your projects. No sewing experience is needed. Feel free toBring along any colourful or interesting plastic bags

£20 adults (kids £10) including materials.
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Wild botanical drawing

TUES 4 JUNE 10:00 - 16:00

Be A Wild Botanical Artist for the Day!

Spend the day capturing plants and flowers in season, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.
During this day with Zoe Eaton, gain an introduction to the traditional Art of Botanicals - creating drawings and watercolour paintings, on plain white backgrounds. Get different tips and approaches to Studying the plant in depth and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style.

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers as they grow in beautiful locations around St.Ives - depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks, Fill sketchbooks with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials.

In the afternoon we can develop our sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners to drawing and painting. All materials are included - but please bring
suitable footwear and clothing for the weather (raincoat, sun hat, etc)
a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15, recommended for over 10's

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Explore Abstract Drawing

THURS  6 JUNE 14.00 - 16.00

Delve into the world of patterns and abstraction, with artist Bobby Wotnot.  It is well known that 'losing yourself' in art is a very beneficial experience and good for your wellbeing.

Suitable for all levels of drawing ability, from complete beginners, to those who wish to find a different way to draw and discover a new language. During the session we will be using a combination of exploration, exercises and discussion, and finish with a final piece on heavyweight paper. First we will explore shapes and lines, as a basis for building pattern - then Introduce colour with coloured pencils, markers pens, compressed charcoal etc.

Adults £15/Children £10 Click Here To Book Online.

Bobby Wotnot

PAPER MAKING

TUES 11 JUNE 14.00 - 16.00

Gain a hands on introduction to this ancient craft of paper making!  We start by making a pulp from recycled paper - then use the  'deckle and mold' process to create your own 'stockpile' of sheets. These are then pressed and dried -to create your own lovely sheets.  Get to Experiment with decorations by adding seeds, glitter, dried flowers etc, or create embossed effects.  

The finished paper is ideal for art projects, cards and gifts.

*One FREE child place with each adult ticket. Adults £15 and Kids £10 (under 5's go free with an adult).  Click To Here To Book Online.

BEACH TREASURE crafts

SAT 22 JUNE 14:00 - 16:00

Create beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and wire - drilling and threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. Lots of tools and materials on hand to explore.

All materials and tools provided but feel free to bring your own beach finds to personalise them even more. Leave with beautiful wall hangings, mobiles, key rings or charms!

Adults £15 Children £10 (free childs place with an adult when booked online in advance).

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The art of Monoprint

TUES 25 JUNE 14:00 - 16:00

Mono print literally means single - a print technique using line and mark making directly from an inked surface, thereby creating a slightly different image with each paper print.
It is a wonderfully tactile method, that produces a host of interesting, and sometimes unexpected results, with little preparation or equpitment needed..

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton and Pete Giles who will show how to develop your mage from drawings or photographs, and abstract mark making. Using single colour, water based bloc printing inks, which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media.

Adults £15 Children £10 /
* 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online.

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Explore Abstract Drawing

THURS  4 JULY 14.00 - 16.00

Delve into the world of patterns and abstraction, with artist Bobby Wotnot.  It is well known that 'losing yourself' in art is a very beneficial experience and good for your wellbeing.

Suitable for all levels of drawing ability, from complete beginners, to those who wish to find a different way to draw and discover a new language. During the session we will be using a combination of exploration, exercises and discussion, and finish with a final piece on heavyweight paper. First we will explore shapes and lines, as a basis for building pattern - then Introduce colour with coloured pencils, markers pens, compressed charcoal etc.

Adults £15/Children £10 Click Here To Book Online.

Bobby Wotnot

Wild botanical drawing

SAT 6 JULY 10:00 - 16:00

Be A Wild Botanical Artist for the Day!

Spend the day capturing plants and flowers in season, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.
During this day with Zoe Eaton, gain an introduction to the traditional Art of Botanicals - creating drawings and watercolour paintings, on plain white backgrounds. Get different tips and approaches to Studying the plant in depth and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style.

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers as they grow in beautiful locations around St.Ives - depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks, Fill sketchbooks with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials.

In the afternoon we can develop our sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners to drawing and painting. All materials are included - but please bring
suitable footwear and clothing for the weather (raincoat, sun hat, etc)
a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15, recommended for over 10's

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CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

TUES 9 JULY 14:00 - 16:00

Learn how to create a beautiful decoratived platter or box, using Decoupage, a technique that involves layering collaged papers with glues and varnish - these can be combined with paint effects and personalised to your choice of design.
This technique is great to cover boxes, trays, picture frames, or give new lease of life to old items of furniture, and they make great gifts too!
During this workshops we will take you through the steps of choosing your design, cutting, and use of correct materials and tools. Included in the price is a square palmleaf plate (25cm x 25 cm ), or box to decorate, and all materials. However feel free to bring along your own small object, and any relevant images you want to use.
Adults £15, child price £10

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Sculpture with Breeze blocks

Thurs 11 July 10:00 - 16:00

Gain an introduction to stone carving - using breeze blocks!
These are soft and easy to carve, and ideal for beginners. With Breeze blocks you can gain quick results, and complete a sculpture in a day.

Led by Zoe Eaton, who will take you through all the stages of design, creating a 'maquette, 'roughing out' your sculpture, and then 'finishing with chisles and rasps. You can then paint your sculpture with masonary paint, or seal with PVA.

By the end of the day you will leave with a sculpture suitable for indoor our outdoor display. No experience needed, all materials included. Please wear old clothing and closed footwear.

Cost £50 per person.

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PAPER MAKING

TUES 16 JULY 14.00 - 16.00

Gain a hands on introduction to this ancient craft of paper making!  We start by making a pulp from recycled paper - then use the  'deckle and mold' process to create your own 'stockpile' of sheets. These are then pressed and dried -to create your own lovely sheets.  Get to Experiment with decorations by adding seeds, glitter, dried flowers etc, or create embossed effects.  

The finished paper is ideal for art projects, cards and gifts.

*One FREE child place with each adult ticket. Adults £15 and Kids £10 (under 5's go free with an adult).  Click To Here To Book Online.

BEACH TREASURE crafts

WED 17 JULY 14:00 - 16:00

Create beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and wire - drilling and threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. Lots of tools and materials on hand to explore.

All materials and tools provided but feel free to bring your own beach finds to personalise them even more. Leave with beautiful wall hangings, mobiles, key rings or charms!

Adults £15 Children £10 (free childs place with an adult when booked online in advance).

Click Here To Book Online.

The art of Monoprint

TUES 30 JULY 14:00 - 16:00

Mono print literally means single - a print technique using line and mark making directly from an inked surface, thereby creating a slightly different image with each paper print.
It is a wonderfully tactile method, that produces a host of interesting, and sometimes unexpected results, with little preparation or equpitment needed..

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton and Pete Giles who will show how to develop your mage from drawings or photographs, and abstract mark making. Using single colour, water based bloc printing inks, which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media.

Adults £15 Children £10 /
* 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online.

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BEACH TREASURE crafts

TUES 6 AUGUST 10:00 - 12:00

Create beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and wire - drilling and threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. Lots of tools and materials on hand to explore.

All materials and tools provided but feel free to bring your own beach finds to personalise them even more. Leave with beautiful wall hangings, mobiles, key rings or charms!

Adults £15 Children £10 (free childs place with an adult when booked online in advance).

Click Here To Book Online.

Wild botanical Drawing

THURS 8 AUGUST 10:00 - 16:00

Be A Wild Botanical Artist for the Day!

Spend the day capturing plants and flowers in season, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.
During this day with Zoe Eaton, gain an introduction to the traditional Art of Botanicals - creating drawings and watercolour paintings, on plain white backgrounds. Get different tips and approaches to Studying the plant in depth and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style.

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers as they grow in beautiful locations around St.Ives - depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks, Fill sketchbooks with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials.

In the afternoon we can develop our sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners to drawing and painting. All materials are included - but please bring
suitable footwear and clothing for the weather (raincoat, sun hat, etc)
a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15, recommended for over 10's

Click Here To Book Online

The art of Monoprint

FRI 9 AUGUST 10:00 - 12:00

Mono print literally means single - a print technique using line and mark making directly from an inked surface, thereby creating a slightly different image with each paper print.
It is a wonderfully tactile method, that produces a host of interesting, and sometimes unexpected results, with little preparation or equpitment needed..

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton and Pete Giles who will show how to develop your mage from drawings or photographs, and abstract mark making. Using single colour, water based bloc printing inks, which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media.

Adults £15 Children £10 /
* 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online.

Click Here To Book Online

CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

TUES 13 AUG 14:00 - 16:00

Learn how to create a beautiful decoratived platter or box, using Decoupage, a technique that involves layering collaged papers with glues and varnish - these can be combined with paint effects and personalised to your choice of design.
This technique is great to cover boxes, trays, picture frames, or give new lease of life to old items of furniture, and they make great gifts too!
During this workshops we will take you through the steps of choosing your design, cutting, and use of correct materials and tools. Included in the price is a square palmleaf plate (25cm x 25 cm ), or box to decorate, and all materials. However feel free to bring along your own small object, and any relevant images you want to use.
Adults £15, child price £10

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

PAPER MAKING

THURS 15 AUGUST 14.00 - 16.00

Gain a hands on introduction to this ancient craft of paper making!  We start by making a pulp from recycled paper - then use the  'deckle and mold' process to create your own 'stockpile' of sheets. These are then pressed and dried -to create your own lovely sheets.  Get to Experiment with decorations by adding seeds, glitter, dried flowers etc, or create embossed effects.  

The finished paper is ideal for art projects, cards and gifts.

*One FREE child place with each adult ticket. Adults £15 and Kids £10 (under 5's go free with an adult).  Click To Here To Book Online.

BEACH TREASURE crafts

TUES 20 AUGUST 10:00 - 12:00

Create beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and wire - drilling and threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. Lots of tools and materials on hand to explore.

All materials and tools provided but feel free to bring your own beach finds to personalise them even more. Leave with beautiful wall hangings, mobiles, key rings or charms!

Adults £15 Children £10 (free childs place with an adult when booked online in advance).

Click Here To Book Online.

The art of Monoprint

WED 21 AUGUST 14:00 - 16:00

Mono print literally means single - a print technique using line and mark making directly from an inked surface, thereby creating a slightly different image with each paper print.
It is a wonderfully tactile method, that produces a host of interesting, and sometimes unexpected results, with little preparation or equpitment needed..

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton and Pete Giles who will show how to develop your mage from drawings or photographs, and abstract mark making. Using single colour, water based bloc printing inks, which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media.

Adults £15 Children £10 /
* 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online.

Click Here To Book Online

BEACH TREASURE crafts

TUES 27 AUGUST 14:00 - 16:00

Create beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and wire - drilling and threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. Lots of tools and materials on hand to explore.

All materials and tools provided but feel free to bring your own beach finds to personalise them even more. Leave with beautiful wall hangings, mobiles, key rings or charms!

Adults £15 Children £10 (free childs place with an adult when booked online in advance).

Click Here To Book Online.

Wild botanical Art day

WEDS 28 AUGUST 10:00 - 16:00

Be A Wild Botanical Artist for the Day!

Spend the day capturing plants and flowers in season, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.
During this day with Zoe Eaton, gain an introduction to the traditional Art of Botanicals - creating drawings and watercolour paintings, on plain white backgrounds. Get different tips and approaches to Studying the plant in depth and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style.

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers as they grow in beautiful locations around St.Ives - depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks, Fill sketchbooks with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials.

In the afternoon we can develop our sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners to drawing and painting. All materials are included - but please bring
suitable footwear and clothing for the weather (raincoat, sun hat, etc)
a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15, recommended for over 10's

Click Here To Book Online

The art of Monoprint

THURS 29 AUGUST 10:00 - 12:00

Mono print literally means single - a print technique using line and mark making directly from an inked surface, thereby creating a slightly different image with each paper print.
It is a wonderfully tactile method, that produces a host of interesting, and sometimes unexpected results, with little preparation or equpitment needed..

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton and Pete Giles who will show how to develop your mage from drawings or photographs, and abstract mark making. Using single colour, water based bloc printing inks, which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media.

Adults £15 Children £10 /
* 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online.

Click Here To Book Online

Sculpture with Breeze blocks

TUES  17 SEPT 10:00 - 16:00

Gain an introduction to stone carving - using breeze blocks!
These are soft and easy to carve, and ideal for beginners. With Breeze blocks you can gain quick results, and complete a sculpture in a day.

Led by Zoe Eaton, who will take you through all the stages of design, creating a 'maquette, 'roughing out' your sculpture, and then 'finishing with chisles and rasps. You can then paint your sculpture with masonary paint, or seal with PVA.

By the end of the day you will leave with a sculpture suitable for indoor our outdoor display. No experience needed, all materials included. Please wear old clothing and closed footwear.

Cost £50 per person.

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NATURAL SOAP MAKING

WED 18 SEPT 10:00 - 12:00

Make lovely hand made soap bars, using natural ingredients, from the kitchen and garden. Begin with an organic vegetable melt and pour soap base - then add lots of lovely ingredients to experiment with - including herbs, spices, oats, seaweed, peel and essential oils - Mix and match to create your own favourite recipes.

Get to make several small bars of small soaps, and finish with pretty wrapping.

Adults £20, Children £10 including materials. Click Here To Book Online.

The art of Monoprint

THURS 19 SEPT 14:00 - 16:00

Mono print literally means single - a print technique using line and mark making directly from an inked surface, thereby creating a slightly different image with each paper print.
It is a wonderfully tactile method, that produces a host of interesting, and sometimes unexpected results, with little preparation or equpitment needed..

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton and Pete Giles who will show how to develop your mage from drawings or photographs, and abstract mark making. Using single colour, water based bloc printing inks, which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media.

Adults £15 Children £10

Click To Book Online Here