WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 2019

Mon 7 Jan 10:00 - 12:00 OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 7 Jan 10:00 - 12:00

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.

 

Mon 7 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 Pen & Wash Landscapes

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.

Wed 9 Jan 10:00 - 12:00 Explore Abstract Drawing

EXPLORE ABSTRACT DRAWING

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

Wed 9 Jan 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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

Thurs 10 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 Drawing Basics (4 week course).

WEEK 1

If you have always wanted to draw but don't know where to start, or maybe you would like to revisit some basic skills, this four week course is for you. Led by Pete Giles, designed to explore basic skills in observational drawing, in a relaxed and informal sessions.

Each week we start with 'warm up' exercises' before moving on to a drawing project. Get a sketchbook, with projects to do in between classes, to reinforce the learning and practice your skills.

Week 1 - Using line and mark making, developing hand eye coordination.

Week 2 - Drawing Still life - how to get basic structures, measure size, direction, proportions and angles - that you can apply to anything!

Week 3 - Making things look 3D - how to draw tone to create depth, with charcoal and inks.

Week 4 - Introduction into composition.

£40 for the full course, all materials included.

Click Here To Book Online.

Sun 13 Jan 11:00 - 16:00 Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!

Sun 13 Jan 11:00 - 16:00

Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!

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.

Mon 14 Jan 10:00 - 12:00 OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 14 Jan 10:00 - 12:00

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.

Mon 14 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 Watercolour Abstract Landscapes

Watercolour Abstract Landscapes

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 Pete Giles. All materials are included.
tickets Adult £15 Child £10

Click Here To Book Online.

 

Wed 16 Jan 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

Thurs 17 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 Drawing Basics (4 week course).

WEEK 2

If you have always wanted to draw but don't know where to start, or maybe you would like to revisit some basic skills, this four week course is for you. Led by Pete Giles, designed to explore basic skills in observational drawing, in a relaxed and informal sessions.

Each week we start with 'warm up' exercises' before moving on to a drawing project. Get a sketchbook, with projects to do in between classes, to reinforce the learning and practice your skills.

Week 1 - Using line and mark making, developing hand eye coordination.

Week 2 - Drawing Still life - how to get basic structures, measure size, direction, proportions and angles - that you can apply to anything!

Week 3 - Making things look 3D - how to draw tone to create depth, with charcoal and inks.

Week 4 - Introduction into composition.

£40 for the full course, all materials included.

Click Here To Book Online.

 

Fri 18 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 ALFRED WALLIS PAINTING WORKSHOP

Fri 18 Jan 10:00 - 12:00

ALFRED WALLIS PAINTING WORKSHOP

Alfred Wallis (1855 - 1942) was a naive artist who lived and worked in St.Ives. Study a little of his life and working methods, and take inspiration as a basis for your own artwork. Pete Giles 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 £15, children £10.

Click Here To Book Online.

Mon 21 Jan 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.

 

Mon 21 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 Pen & Wash Landscapes

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.

Wed 23 Jan 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

Thurs 24 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 Drawing Basics (4 week course).

WEEK 3

If you have always wanted to draw but don't know where to start, or maybe you would like to revisit some basic skills, this four week course is for you. Led by Pete Giles, designed to explore basic skills in observational drawing, in a relaxed and informal sessions.

Each week we start with 'warm up' exercises' before moving on to a drawing project. Get a sketchbook, with projects to do in between classes, to reinforce the learning and practice your skills.

Week 1 - Using line and mark making, developing hand eye coordination.

Week 2 - Drawing Still life - how to get basic structures, measure size, direction, proportions and angles - that you can apply to anything!

Week 3 - Making things look 3D - how to draw tone to create depth, with charcoal and inks.

Week 4 - Introduction into composition.

£40 for the full course, all materials included.

Click Here To Book Online.

Mon 28 Jan 10:00 - 12:00 OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 28 Jan 10:00 - 12:00

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.

Mon 28 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 Watercolour Abstract Landscapes

Watercolour Abstract Landscapes

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 Pete Giles. All materials are included.
tickets Adult £15 Child £10

Click Here To Book Online.

 

Wed 30 Jan 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

Thurs 31 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 Drawing Basics (4 week course).

WEEK 4

If you have always wanted to draw but don't know where to start, or maybe you would like to revisit some basic skills, this four week course is for you. Led by Pete Giles, designed to explore basic skills in observational drawing, in a relaxed and informal sessions.

Each week we start with 'warm up' exercises' before moving on to a drawing project. Get a sketchbook, with projects to do in between classes, to reinforce the learning and practice your skills.

Week 1 - Using line and mark making, developing hand eye coordination.

Week 2 - Drawing Still life - how to get basic structures, measure size, direction, proportions and angles - that you can apply to anything!

Week 3 - Making things look 3D - how to draw tone to create depth, with charcoal and inks.

Week 4 - Introduction into composition.

£40 for the full course, all materials included.

Click Here To Book Online.

 

Mon 4 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 4 Feb 10:00 - 12:00

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.

Wed 6 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 Explore Abstract Drawing

EXPLORE ABSTRACT DRAWING

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 Tickets.

Bobby Wotnot

Wed 6 Feb 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

Sat 9 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

Sat 9 Feb 10:00 - 12:00

FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

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.

£20 adults (kids £10) including materials, but feel free to bring along any interesting or colourful bags.

Click Here To Book Online.

 

Mon 11 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 11 Feb 10:00 - 12:00

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.

Wed 13 Feb 14:00 - 16:00 Everything You Want To KNow About Colour

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.

 

Wed 13 Feb 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

Fri 15 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 Colour Pencil Techniques

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.

Sat 16 Feb 10:00 - 16:00 PAINTING WITH OILS

A series of stand alone Painting days with Zoe Eaton, for beginners, or those who want to further develop their skills in using oils. 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 session we work with a chosen theme and introduce different techniques, tools and materials.

Cost of each day is £45 to include all materials (bring a packed lunch or plenty of places nearby).

16 Feb - STILL LIFE Using an acrylic under-painting and developing blending techniques in oils.

16 March - ABSTRACT - Explore mark making, Patterning and colour mixing to create an abstract piece.

13 April - PORTRAITS - approaches to Create a portrait from life, with a toned under painting,,and mix flesh tones.

11 May -SEASCAPE - With inspiration from the local scenery, using wet in wet, impasto gels and palatte knife painting.

15 June - ST.IVES TOWN - Town scape using dry brushing and scratching techniques.

20 July - BOTANICS - Flower and plant studies, built up with glazes and liquin mediums.

Click To Book Online Here.

 

Mon 18 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 18 Feb 10:00 - 12:00

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.

Mon 18 Feb 14:00 - 16:00 FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

Mon 18 Feb 14:00 - 16:00

FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

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 To Book Online Here.

Tues 19 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 NATURE RELIEF TILES

Tues 19 Feb 10:00 - 12:00

NATURE RELIEF TILES

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.

Adults £20, Children £10 including materials.

Click Here To Book Online

Weds 20 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 ALFRED WALLIS PAINTING WORKSHOP

Weds 20 Feb 10:00 - 12:00

ALFRED WALLIS PAINTING WORKSHOP

Alfred Wallis (1855 - 1942) was a naive artist who lived and worked in St.Ives. Study a little of his life and working methods, and take inspiration as a basis for your own artwork. Zoe Eaton 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!

*FREE CHILD PLACE WITH ADULT TICKET* when you book in advance online

All materials included. Adults £15, children £10.

Click Here To Book Online.

Wed 20 Feb 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

Thurs 21 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

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.

Thurs 21 Feb 14:00 - 16:00 BEACH TREASURE MOBILES & CHARMS

Thurs 21 Feb 14:00 - 16:00

BEACH TREASURE MOBILES & CHARMS

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.

 

Fri 22 Feb 10:00 - 12:30 CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

Fri 22 Feb 10:00 - 12:30

CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

Discover the art of Decoupage with Zoe Eaton- and leave with a beautiful decorated platter.  Decoupage is the art of collaging items with cut paper images - a technique that can be used to update old furniture, and decorate small items.

During the workshop, gain tips and techniques you need to get started:

 

  • Explore with magazine images, decorative papers, napkins, prints etc to develop your own theme. 
  • Learn how to to blend edges in with acrylic paint for seamless layers. 
  • Learn about different types of glue, varnish and under-painting for perfect results. 
  • All materials provided but feel free to bring your own magazines etc.

  Limited spaces so early booking recommended.

Adults £15 Children £10.

Click To Book Online Here.

 

Mon 25 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 18 Feb 10:00 - 12:00

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.

Tues 26 Feb 14:00 - 16:00 THE ART OF MONO-PRINT

Weds 26 Feb 14:00 - 16:00

THE ART OF MONO-PRINT

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 equipment 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. We will also look at how this medium is used by contemporary artists such as Tracy Emin.

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

Click Here To Book Online.

Wed 27 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 HANDMADE PAPER MAKING

HAND MADE PAPER

Learn how to make lovely hand made paper, from recycled materials.

We start by making a pulp from recycled paper - then use the dipping the 'deckle and mold' process to create your own 'stockpile' of sheets. These are then pressed and dried - a process that you can even do at home.


Get to Experiment with decorations by adding seeds, glitter, dried flowers etc, and 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.

Wed 27 Feb 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

Thurs 28 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 BATIK FABRIC WRAPS

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

Use for presents, table decorations or make unique re-usable fabric gift wraps - as in wrapping techniques from the Japaese art of Furoshiki., or Korean 'Bojagi'.

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.

Mon 4 March 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.

Mon 4 March 10:00 - 12:00 Pen & Wash Landscape

Mon 4 March 10:00 - 12:00

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.

 

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Wed 6 March 10:00 - 12:00 Explore Abstract Drawing

EXPLORE ABSTRACT DRAWING

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

Wed 6 March 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

Sat 9 March 10:00 - 12:00 FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

Sat 9 March 10:00 - 12:00

FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

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.

Sun 10 March 11:00 - 16:00 Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!

Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!

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.

Mon 11 March 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).

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Wed 13 March 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

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Sat 16 March 14:00 - 16:00 THE ART OF MONO-PRINT

Sat 16 March 14:00 - 16:00

THE ART OF MONO-PRINT

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 equipment 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. We will also look at how this medium is used by contemporary artists such as Tracy Emin.

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

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Mon 18 March 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).

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Wed 20 March 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

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Thurs 21 March 14:00 - 16:00 BATIK FABRIC WRAPS

BATIK FABRIC WRAPS

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

Use for Christmas presents, table decorations or make unique re-usable fabric gift wraps for Christmas presents - as in wrapping techniques from the Japaese art of Furoshiki., or Korean 'Bojagi'.

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.

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Mon 25 March 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).

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Wed 27 March 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

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Sat 30 March 10:00 - 12:00 NATURAL SOAP MAKING

Sat 30 March 10:00 - 12:00

NATURAL SOAP MAKING

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.

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Mon 1 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).

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Mon 1 April 14:00 - 16:00 PEN & WASH LANDSCAPES

Mon 1 April 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

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Tues 2 Apr 10:00 - 12:30 CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

Tues 2 Apr 10:00 - 12:30

CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

Discover the art of Decoupage with Zoe Eaton- and leave with a beautiful decorated platter.  Decoupage is the art of collaging items with cut paper images - a technique that can be used to update old furniture, and decorate small items.

Adults £15 Children £10

During the workshop, gain tips and techniques you need to get started:

 

  • Explore with magazine images, decorative papers, napkins, prints etc to develop your own theme. 
  • Learn how to to blend edges in with acrylic paint for seamless layers. 
  • Learn about different types of glue, varnish and under-painting for perfect results. 
  • All materials provided but feel free to bring your own magazines etc.

  Limited spaces so early booking recommended.

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Wed 3 April 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

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Sat 6 April 14:00 - 16:00 Everything You Want To KNow About Colour

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

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Sun 7 April 11:00 - 16:00 Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!

Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!

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.

Mon 8 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).

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Mon 8 April 14:00 - 16:00 FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

Mon 8 April 14:00 - 16:00

FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

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).

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Wed 10 April 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

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Mon 15 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).

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Wed 17 April 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

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Thurs 18 April 10:00 - 12:00 PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

Thurs 18 April 10:00 - 12:00

PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

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).

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Mon 22 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).

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Wed 24 April 10:00 - 12:00 Colour Pencil Techniques

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)

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Weds 24 April 14:00 - 16:00 BATIK FABRIC WRAPS

BATIK FABRIC WRAPS

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

Use for Christmas presents, table decorations or make unique re-usable fabric gift wraps for Christmas presents - as in wrapping techniques from the Japaese art of Furoshiki., or Korean 'Bojagi'.

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.

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Wed 24 April 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

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Thurs 25 April 14:00 - 16:00 BEACH TREASURE MOBILES & CHARMS

Thurs 25 April 14:00 - 16:00

BEACH TREASURE MOBILES & CHARMS

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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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).

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Wed 31 April 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.

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Tues 28 May 14:00 - 16:00 BATIK FABRIK WRAPS

BATIK FABRIC WRAPS

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

Use for Christmas presents, table decorations or make unique re-usable fabric gift wraps for Christmas presents - as in wrapping techniques from the Japaese art of Furoshiki., or Korean 'Bojagi'.

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.

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Wed 29 May 19:00 - 20:30 Beginners Guitar Session

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.