HOW TO BOOK 

To buy tickets for any of our bookable events: contact The Cornish Riviera Box Office, Telephone 01726 879500   or Online Here,   or in person at local Tourist Information Centres, and St.Ives Library.

SUMMER 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

Tues/Wed/Thur/Sat 10.30 - 12.00 /Draw St.Ives/ Drop in outdoor drawing experience for all abilities £7

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

Sundays / 12 - 4 pm / 15 Min Portrait Studio/ Drop in and sit for your portrait, £15 Except 28 July.

Beginners Guitar LESSON

Every Wednesday 19.00 - 20.30

3 April ... and every wednesday unless stated otherwise

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.

DRAW St.Ives!

Outdoor Drawing Sessions - Every Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat

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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15 mINUTE pORTRAIT sTUDIO

Sundays 12 - 4 pm

A contemporary twist on the tradition of seaside portraiture.  Drop in and sit for your portrait, in under 15 minutes.  There's a choice of artists styles to choose from.  Leave with an original piece of artwork for just £15. For Artists Details Click HERE

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OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MONDAYS / 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 children &  concs).

Click Here To Book Online.

Create A HOLIDAY SKETCHBOOK/JOURNAL

WEDS 21 AUG 10.00 - 12.00

Create your own visual diary of your holiday, or for your specific area of interest .

We start with a plain A5 sketch book, and cover with fabric, papers or artwork. Then create themed template pages, using techniques, including collage, colour washes, decorated boarders,etc Get inspiration for examples of page designs, lettering styles and writing prompts. Discover interesting ways to Incorporate tickets, postcards and other ephemera that one collects along the way. You then have a unique and beautiful art book - to add your own notes, drawings or photos! A lasting memoir of your travels or hobby!

With All materials to get you started, including a plain paper A5 eco sketchbook. Feel free to bring along collected contributions such as cards, receipts, papers and images.

All Tickets £12.   Click Here To Book Online.

PAINT A st.ives abstract

THURS 22 AUG 10:00 - 12:30

Create your own little abstract painting with Zoe Eaton. We take a look at the style and techniques of some of the great St Ives based abstract artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and W.Barnes- Graham - to take inspiration and create your own work.  Theres help at every step with techniques and approaches.

We start with paper collage, to explore shapes, colour and develop your composition. Then use your collage as a basis for a finished design, with acrylic paint, on an A4 canvas.
No experience in using acrylic paints needed - this workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities (wear old clothes, can get messy)!

Adults £20, Kids, £12

Click Here To Book Online.

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NATURE RELIEF TILES

SAT 24 AUG 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.

Click Here To Book Online

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OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 26 AUG 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 PEN & WASH LANDSCAPES

MON 26 AUG 14:00 - 16:00

PEN & WASH LANDSCAPES

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

DRAWING WITH WIRE

TUES 27 AUG 10:00 - 12:00

DRAWING WITH WIRE

Create some wonderful 3D wire drawings, taking inspiration from the work of Alexander Calder.who created a large amount of wire portraits, animals and circus performers.

We will start with some 'continuous line drawings' to develop your design and find the right shape. Then create your sculpture using aluminium modelling wire, which is soft and easy to manipulate.
Leave with some charming little wire sculptures that can be hung on a wall or attached to a background.

Not recommended for children under the age of 5. Adults £15 / Kids £10

Click Here To Book Online

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BEACH TREASURE mobiles

TUES 27 AUGUST 14:00 - 16:00

Make beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and fittings - drilling, threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. 

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!

Tickets £15  * Group Discount., book 4 tickets for price of 3

Click Here To Book Online.

Wild botanical drawing

WEDS 28 AUGUST 10:00 - 16:00

Spend the day learning how to  capture plants and flowers, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.  With Zoe Eaton, get  tips and approaches to Studying the plant in depth and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style. There is help and advice at every step of the way, making this workshop suitable for complete beginners and above.

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks.  In poor weather, work from specimens indoors.   Fill an A5  sketchbook with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials.

In the afternoon we work back in the studio where you will develop your sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

All materials are included - but dress for the weather, and bring  a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15)

Click Here To Book Online

nature mono prints

THURS 29 AUGUST 10:00 - 12:00

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton who will show how to develop your image from drawings of plants,leaves, or seaweed to create simple line drawings with mono printing techniques.
Using single colour, based bloc printing inks, and mono - printing techniques which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media - it is a simple technique that produces different and unexpected results each time.
We also show how you can prepare and make pressings and prints directly from the plants themselves!
Adults £15 Children £10. Click To Book Online Here

Click Here To Book Online

ALFRED WALLIS PAINTING WORKSHOP

THURS 29 AUG 14.00 - 16.30

learn a little about the fascinating life and working methods of Alfred Wallis, and take inspiration as a basis for your own artwork. Alfred Wallis (1855 - 1942) was a naive artist who lived and worked in St.Ives. Take a little tour around town and walk in Alfred Walis footsteps taking in significant sights, make sketches or take photos. Back at the studio we will lead you into making your own painting, drawing on the styles, themes, techniques and colours of Alfred Wallis. This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities, and complete novices!. Adults £20, children £10.

  Click Here To Book Online.

st.ives with colour pencils

SAT 31 AUG 10.00 - 12.00

Learn to get the most out of colour pencils and Create drawings of pretty streets, houses and town scenes.
Get to Experiment with a range of pencil types including :- standard pencils, Blendable Polycolour,, Pastel and Water Colour, Gain tips and techniques to create a range of textures and interest to your drawings including 'dry' blending, Stippling, Hatching, Scumbling, Layering, Burnishing, Frottage and Scratching in..

Costs £10  Click Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 2 SEPT 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 POSTCARDS

MON 2 Sept  14:00 - 16:00

Make A6 artworks or postcards, based on scenes of St Ives!  We will go out and do some quick sketches, that can be used as a basis for your postcard designs, whether realistic or more abstract. Back at the studio, get to explore with a variety of different media including water-colours, inks, wax crayons, oil pastels and pens - to get a range of individual works.  No experienced needed, and all materials included. Great for all ages and abilities

Adults £15 Children £10 

Click To Book Online Here

'Views of St Ives' ACRYLIC Painting Day

TUES 3 SEPT 10:00 - 16:30

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. At each day we work with a chosen theme and introduce different techniques, tools and materials.

For this session, create a scene of St.ives in your own style.  We start by making observational drawings and photos from local town views, then make a preparatory study on paper - working out composition and colours.  Finish your Townscape using a mixture of techniques including dry brushing and scratching techniques.  Leave with a finished painting on an A4 canvas.
Tickets in advance :  Each Painting Day : £40.00  including all materials.  
Tea & Coffee available.  We suggest that you might bring a packed lunch or there are plenty of eating places nearby.

click HERE to book online or Tel 01726 079500

INTRODUCTION TO BATIK

WEDS 4 SEPT 14:00 - 16:00

An introduction to Batik - a beautiful method of decorating textiles.
We will be using a stencil and tub dye method - With Zoe Eaton who will help you to design and create your own stencil. We then apply melted wax, which hardens and forms a 'resist' in the dye bath. The wax is easy to remove later, when the fabric is dry, revealing your design.

Included are all materials, and samples of plain cotton - ideal to use as a wall hanging or sewing project. But feel free to bring along any small, 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 £20, children £10.

  Click Here To Book Online.

DECOUPAGE

THURS 5 SEPT 10:00 - 12:30

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 or round  palm leaf plate (25cm x 25 cm ) to decorate, and all materials. However feel free to bring along your own small object, and any relevant images you want to use.
Adults £20, child price £10  CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

 

 

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expressive portraits in ACRYLICS

SAT 7 SEPT 10:00 - 16:00 

Adults £40 Children £20 (not suitable for under 8's)

Develop your portrait style and Create a portrait from life, or make a self portrait - using acrylic paints  with Zoe Eaton. Suitable for complete beginners, or those who want to further develop their skills in using acrylic paints or portraiture.  During the day you will

  • Gain an introduction to basic proportions of the face, through a series of exercises and drawings.
  • Plan a composition, colour palatte, and style.
  • Lay an 'under painting' in monochrome colour
  • Develop approaches to mixing  flesh tones, and paint handling techniques.
  • Leave with a  completed painting on an A4 sized canvas. 
  • To Book Tel CRBO 01726 879500 or ONLINE HERE
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OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 9 SEPT 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.

YOUR FACE MY ART - PORTRAIT SESSION

SAT 14 SEPT/ Sun 15/ Sun 22/Sun 29/ 12:00 - 16.30

A contemporary twist on the tradition of seaside portraiture.  Drop in and sit for your portrait, in under 15 minutes.  There's a choice of artists styles to choose from.  Leave with an original piece of artwork for just £15!

 

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 16 SEPT 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 POSTCARDS

MON 16 SEPT 14:00 - 16:00

Make A6 artworks or postcards, based on scenes of St Ives!

We will go out and do some quick sketches, that can be used as a basis for your postcard designs, whether realistic or more abstract. Back at the studio, get to explore with a variety of different media including water-colours, inks, wax crayons, oil pastels and pens - to get a range of individual works.  No experienced needed, and all materials included. Great for all ages and abilities

Adults £15 Children £10 

Click To Book Online Here

Intrdoduction to stone carving using 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, and bring some gardening or strong gloves.

Cost £50 per person.  Click To Book Online Here 

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A WALK WITH WATERCOLOUR

WEDS 18 SEPT 10:00 - 12:00

St Ives artist Nicola Higgins will take you on a watercolour adventure and will be there for advice and share some of her techniques to help you make lovely expressive paintings and capture the wonderful scenery of this beautiful seaside town.

No experience needed, all welcome and materials are provided. In bad weather we will work indoors but hopefully the sun will shine!

Booking advised. £18 per person.

NATURAL SOAP MAKING

WED 18 SEPT 14:00 - 16:00

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.

Create A HOLIDAY SKETCHBOOK/JOURNAL

THURS 19 SEPT 10:00 - 12:00

Create your own visual diary of your holiday, or for your specific area of interest .

We start with a plain A5 sketch book, and cover with fabric, papers or artwork. Then create themed template pages, using techniques, including collage, colour washes, decorated boarders,etc Get inspiration for examples of page designs, lettering styles and writing prompts. Discover interesting ways to Incorporate tickets, postcards and other ephemera that one collects along the way. You then have a unique and beautiful art book - to add your own notes, drawings or photos! A lasting memoir of your travels or hobby!

With All materials to get you started, including a plain paper A5 eco sketchbook. Feel free to bring along collected contributions such as cards, receipts, papers and images.

All Tickets £12. Click Here To Book Online.

nature mono prints

THURS 19 SEPT 14:00 - 16:00

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton who will show how to develop your image from drawings of plants,leaves, or seaweed to create simple line drawings with mono printing techniques.
Using single colour, based bloc printing inks, and mono - printing techniques which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media - it is a simple technique that produces different and unexpected results each time.
We also show how you can prepare and make pressings and prints directly from the plants themselves!
Adults £15 Children £10  Click To Book Online Here

Aluminium Jewellery with Made By Caroline

FRI 20 SEPT 10:00 - 12:30

A fantastic opportunity to design and make your own jewellery using re-claimed aluminium. with Caroline Kelley- Foreman. Caroline has many years experience in jewellery making, and sells her collections in Cornish shops and craft fairs.

Learn how to hand cut your own designs, (or use pre-designed templates) with 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).

There should be enough time to make a pair of ear rings, and a necklace or brooch! You can bring your own simple designs,
Wear old clothes or an apron. Suitable for complete beginners to metal work. aged 16 and over,
Cost £35 inc materials -

. Click Here To Book Online

 

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

FRI 20 SEPT 14:00 - 16:30

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 DAY

SAT 21 SEPT 11:00 - 16:00
Have you always wanted to play guitar, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you have a guitar lying about, 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

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 23 SEPT 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.

DROP INTO WATERCOLOUR

MON 23 SEPT 14:00 - 16.00

Stand alone sessions suitable for complete beginners, or those who want a little guidance and help with watercolour painting. Learn how to make the most of this lovely transparent paint, and pick up tips and techniques, with artist Zoe Eaton.

There is a different subject each week, so you can pick and mix your topics. Cost £15 per session, to include all materials.

Click Here To Book Online.

SCENTED CONTAINER CANDLES

TUES 24 SEPT 10:00 - 12.00

Make your own quality scented candles, using eco soya container wax.

Experiment with containers such as recycled glass jars and shells.

Learn about different wax types, safe working methods, correct wicks to use, and how to colour and fragrance with essential oils. Add additional ingredients such as dried flowers, shells and get creative with decorations for your containers.

Leave with 2 or 3 lovely quality scented candles, great for indoors or outdoor use, or nice gifts!

Costs £20

Click Here To Book Online.

MOSAICS WITH BEACH FINDS

TUES 24 SEPT 14:00 - 16:00

Choose your surface to mosaic, and Create a small mosaic using materials found on the beach including pebbles, sea glass, plastic and shells. Make a coaster, tile or decorate jar.

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

Click Here To Book Online

WILD BOTANICAL DRAWING

WEDS 25 SEPT /  10:00 - 16:00

Spend the day learning how to  capture plants and flowers, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.  With Zoe Eaton, get  tips and approaches to Studying the plant in depth and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style. There is help and advice at every step of the way, making this workshop suitable for complete beginners and above.

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks.  In poor weather, work from specimens indoors.   Fill a sketchbook with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials.

In the afternoon we work back in the studio where you will develop your sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

All materials are included - but dress for the weather, and bring  a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15)


Adults £35

Click Here To Book Online

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ALFRED WALLIS PAINTING WORKSHOP

THURS 26 SEPT 14.00 - 16.30

learn a little about the fascinating life and working methods of Alfred Wallis, and take inspiration as a basis for your own artwork. Alfred Wallis (1855 - 1942) was a naive artist who lived and worked in St.Ives. Take a little tour around town and walk in Alfred Walis footsteps taking in significant sights, make sketches or take photos. Back at the studio we will lead you into making your own painting, drawing on the styles, themes, techniques and colours of Alfred Wallis. This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities, and complete novices!

 All materials included. Adults £20, Children £10.

  Click Here To Book Online.

FABULOUS RESIN

FRI 27 SEPT 10:00 - 12:30

Make Charms and jewellery - Learn how to cast Crystal Resin into small items such as recycled bottle tops, shells and molds - to create keyrings, charms,r pendants, magnets or brooches. Feel free to bring your own little treasures to cast, including beads, photographs, dried flowers or keepsakes.

You will have the opportunity to make several pieces, with all materials and fitments included . Some items may need to be collected the next day to allow for drying
Adults £25 ,(Children aged 8 and above £15)

 Click Here To Book Online.

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INTRODUCTION TO BATIK

SAT 28 SEPT 10:00 - 12:00

An introduction to Batik - a beautiful method of decorating textiles.
We will be using a stencil and tub dye method - With Zoe Eaton who will help you to design and create your own stencil. We then apply melted wax, which hardens and forms a 'resist' in the dye bath. The wax is easy to remove later, when the fabric is dry, revealing your design.

Included are all materials, and samples of plain cotton - ideal to use as a wall hanging or sewing project. But feel free to bring along any small, 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 £20, children £10.

  Click Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 30 SEPT 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.

DROP INTO WATERCOLOUR

MON 30 SEPT 14:00 - 16.00

Stand alone sessions suitable for complete beginners, or those who want a little guidance and help with watercolour painting. Learn how to make the most of this lovely transparent paint, and pick up tips and techniques, with artist Zoe Eaton.

There is a different subject each week, so you can pick and mix your topics. Cost £15 per session, to include all materials.

Click Here To Book Online.

STREET SCENES OF ST. IVES

THURS 3 OCT 14:00 - 16.00

This artist led afternoon of drawing and mixed media. We will take some time outside drawing and taking inspiration from the streets of St Ives and then return to the studio to explore and experiment with different media to finish off your compositions.

Cost £15 per session, to include all materials.

Click Here To Book Online.

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OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 7 OCT 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.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 14 OCT 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.

DECOUPAGE WORKSHOP

SAT 19 OCT 10.00 - 12.30

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 or round palmleaf plate  to decorate, and all materials. However feel free to bring along your own small object, and any relevant images you want to use.
Adults £20, child price £10  

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Create A HOLIDAY SKETCHBOOK/JOURNAL

SAT 19 OCT 14:00 - 16:00

Create your own visual diary of your holiday, or for your specific area of interest .

We start with a plain A5 sketch book, and cover with fabric, papers or artwork. Then create themed template pages, using techniques, including collage, colour washes, decorated boarders,etc Get inspiration for examples of page designs, lettering styles and writing prompts. Discover interesting ways to Incorporate tickets, postcards and other ephemera that one collects along the way. You then have a unique and beautiful art book - to add your own notes, drawings or photos! A lasting memoir of your travels or hobby!

With All materials to get you started, including a plain paper A5 eco sketchbook. Feel free to bring along collected contributions such as cards, receipts, papers and images.

All Tickets £12. Click Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 21 OCT 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).

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WATERCOLOUR - Autumn SCENES

MON 21 OCT 14:00 - 16:00

Stand alone sessions suitable for complete beginners, or those who want a little guidance and help with watercolour painting. Learn how to make the most of this lovely transparent paint, and pick up tips and techniques, with artist Zoe Eaton.

There is a different subject each week, so you can pick and mix your topics. Cost £15 per session, to include all materials.

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NATURE RELIEF TILES

TUES 22 OCT 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.

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urban scenes with colour pencils

WED 23 OCT 10.00 - 12.00

Learn to get the most out of colour pencils and Create drawings of pretty streets, houses and town scenes.
Get to Experiment with a range of pencil types including :- standard pencils, Blendable Polycolour,, Pastel and Water Colour, Gain tips and techniques to create a range of textures and interest to your drawings including 'dry' blending, Stippling, Hatching, Scumbling, Layering, Burnishing, Frottage and Scratching in..

Costs £10 (adults and children over 5). Click Here To Book Online.

INTRODUCTION TO BATIK

WED 23 OCT 14:00 - 16:00

An introduction to Batik - a beautiful method of decorating textiles.
We will be using a stencil and tub dye method - With Zoe Eaton who will help you to design and create your own stencil. We then apply melted wax, which hardens and forms a 'resist' in the dye bath. The wax is easy to remove later, when the fabric is dry, revealing your design.

Included are all materials, and samples of plain cotton - ideal to use as a wall hanging or sewing project. But feel free to bring along any small, 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 £20, children £10.

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FABULOUS RESIN

THURS 24 OCT 10:00 - 12:30

Learn how to cast Crystal Resin into small items such as recycled bottle tops, shells and molds - to create keyrings, charms,r pendants, magnets or brooches. Feel free to bring your own little treasures to cast, including beads, photographs, dried flowers or keepsakes.

You will have the opportunity to make several pieces, with all materials and fitments included . Some items may need to be collected the next day to allow for drying
Adults £25 ,(Children aged 8 and above £15)

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ALFRED WALLIS PAINTING WORKSHOP

THURS 24 OCT 14.00 - 16.30

learn a little about the fascinating life and working methods of Alfred Wallis, and take inspiration as a basis for your own artwork. Alfred Wallis (1855 - 1942) was a naive artist who lived and worked in St.Ives. Take a little tour around town and walk in Alfred Walis footsteps taking in significant sights, make sketches or take photos. Back at the studio we will lead you into making your own painting, drawing on the styles, themes, techniques and colours of Alfred Wallis. This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities, and complete novices!

. Adults £20, children £10.

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PAINT A ST IVES ABSTRACT

FRI 25 OCT 10:00 - 12:00

Create your own little abstract painting with Zoe Eaton. We take a look at the style and techniques of some of the great St Ives based abstract artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and W.Barnes- Graham - to take inspiration and create your own work. Theres help at every step with techniques and approaches.

We start with paper collage, to explore shapes, colour and develop your composition. Then use your collage as a basis for a finished design, with acrylic paint, on an A4 canvas.
No experience in using acrylic paints needed - this workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities (wear old clothes, can get messy)!

Adults £20, Kids, £12

 

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EXPLORE ABSTRACT DRAWING

FRI 25 OCT 14:00 - 16:00

Delve into the world of patterns and abstraction, with artist Peter Giles.

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.

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'Views of St Ives' ACRYLIC Painting Day

SAT 26 OCT 10:00 - 16:30

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. At each day we work with a chosen theme and introduce different techniques, tools and materials.

For this session, create a scene of St.ives in your own style.  We start by making observational drawings and photos from local town views, then make a preparatory study on paper - working out composition and colours.  Finish your Townscape using a mixture of techniques including dry brushing and scratching techniques.  Leave with a finished painting on an A4 canvas.
Tickets in advance :  Each Painting Day : £40.00  including all materials.  
Tea & Coffee available.  We suggest that you might bring a packed lunch or there are plenty of eating places nearby.

 

 

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OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 28 OCT 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).

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DECOUPAGE WORKSHOP

WEDS 30 OCT 10.00 - 12.30

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 or round palmleaf plate  to decorate, and all materials. However feel free to bring along your own small object, and any relevant images you want to use.
Adults £20, child price £10  

  Click Here To Book Online.

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OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 4 NOV 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).

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CARDS & GIFT WRAP

THURS 28 NOV 14:00 - 16:00

Create lovely seasonal wrapping paper and greetings cards. Add the personal touch to your Christmas or seasonal event, and leave with a set of unique cards and hand printed wrapping paper!

We have lots of useful tips, and ideas to help you realise your designs. With simple mono-printing, collage and mixed media techniques explained. All materials are included. Choose from morning session or afternoon. Advanced booking recommended.
Adults £15, Children £10

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CARDS & GIFT WRAP

SAT 30 NOV 14:00 - 16:00

Create lovely seasonal wrapping paper and greetings cards. Add the personal touch to your Christmas or seasonal event, and leave with a set of unique cards and hand printed wrapping paper!

We have lots of useful tips, and ideas to help you realise your designs. With simple mono-printing, collage and mixed media techniques explained. All materials are included. Choose from morning session or afternoon. Advanced booking recommended.
Adults £15, Children £10

Click Here To Book Online.