creative events and workshops

We run creative events all year, from regular, open classes in drawing, watercolour and guitar, to short and longer workshops in a range of art and craft subjects including printing, jewellery making and sculpture. All our courses include materials, and are taught in a relaxed and informal style by creative professionals.  View all of our events in one page CALENDAR view

HOW TO BOOK 

To buy tickets for any of our bookable events please: contact

 

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.

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. Last session Sat 9 Nov

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Beginners Guitar LESSON

Every Wednesday 19.00 - 20.30

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

Costs £10 per session. 

Click Here To Book Online.

EXPLORE ABSTRACT DRAWING

WED 13 NOV 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.

Adults £15 See top of page or. Click Here To Book Online.

monday DRAWING GROUP

MON 25 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). Click Here To Book Online.

WATERCOLOUR

MON 25 NOV 14:00 - 16:00

A stand alone watercolour session, suitable for beginners and above.  We will be creating a watercolour picture, with help at all stages.

All materials included. Adults £15, children £10

Click Here To Book Online.

Painting with oils

Learn how to use this beautiful and versatile medium. Oil paints are injoying a resurgance - as they are mainly natural ingredients, and binders without the plastic of acrylic!  Learn how to mix with mediums including linseed oil and genuine turps (extracted from pine trees).
Each week we have a different stand alone topic, designed to explore and develop a variety of techniques -  Develop your own artistic style and gain an understanding of colour mixing, using mediums, glazing, impasto painting, brush work, how to prepare and use painting surfaces and more. Suitable for complete beginners, or experienced artists who want to develop the use of oil paints.

  • 27 Nov - Still Life Fruit and bowls with Focus on an an acrylic underpainting, on paper - then using transparent oil glazes over your under painting.
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  • Wed 18 Dec
  • Costs £20 per session,(Child price £12) to include all materials (wear old clothes or bring an apron)!   To book ONLINE CLICK HERE or call The cornish Riveria Box office 01726 879500

FABULOUS RESIN jewellery

Sat 30 Nov, 10 - 12.3

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.

Bobby Wotnot

making Cards & GIFT WRAP!

 Or Sat 30 Nov 2 - 4 pm

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 stamp-printing, collage and mixed media techniques explained. Get to make printed gift wrap on recyclable brown paper, and several greetings cards with envenlopes

All materials are included. Advanced booking recommended.
Adults £15, Children £10 .

PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - ST IVES ABSTRACT

TUES 10 DEC 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.

We start with paper collage exercises, to explore shapes, colour and develop your composition. Then use your collage as a basis for your finished design, with acrylic paint on 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.

DECOUPAGE WORKSHOP

Thur 12  DECEMBER 10 - 12

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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SEASONAL WREATHS & NATURAL DECORATIONS

SAT 14 DEC 10:00 - 12:00/

or Sat 14 Dec / 14:00 - 16:00

Create stunning festive wreaths - using natural seasonal materials . Get contemporary design ideas with Zoe Eaton - using dried fruit and seeds, willow, wire, foliage, shells, bells and bits and bobs!
Workshop includes all materials to make one or two wreaths or wall hangings and some tree decorations.  Choose from the Morning or Afternoon Session.

Adults £15, children £10 - (under 5's free).  All materials are included (except lights). Advanced booking recommended.

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scented candle making

THURS 19 DEC 18:30 - 20:30

SAT 21 DEC 14:00 - 16:00

Find out how to 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, and how to use correct wicks.  You will also find out how to colour your candle,  and fragrance with a choice of essential oils to crate your own recipes. You can add additional ingredients such as dried flowers, shells and sand, or get creative with decorations for your containers.
Leave with 2 or 3  quality scented candles, that are great for indoor or outdoor use, and make  ideal Christmas gifts!.

All materials included. Adults £20, children £10   To Book Online Click Here

NATURAL SOAP MAKING

SAT 21 DEC 10:00 - 12:00

Get to make hand made soap bars, using all natural ingredients. We start with an organic vegetable melt and pour soap base, then add herbs, spices, essential oils, oats, seaweed, lemon peel...
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We have lovely ingredients to experiment with, to create your own recipes. Learn which ingredients are best to add bulk, texture, colour, decoration. and beneficial skin properties.
Leave with several bars of soap, finished with pretty wrappings. .
Adults £20, children £10 including material To Book Online Click Here

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the big arty party

Fri 27 December, 6.30  - 10.00

VENUE: The Western Hotel, Royal Square, St.Ives. 

A fun evening of Arty activities and Challlenges, with Games, Prizes, Canapes and a Bar.

* GAMES * Quick on the Draw, group quizzes,,  Make your own Party hat  * and more.
* PORTRAIT CHALLENGE * - Draw or paint our guest model (TBA). There's help on hand from Barnoon Tutors, and materials provided - including drawing and collage materials,  Watercolour paints & paper.  Lovely Prizes up for grabs (including Art Kits, Gift Vouchers, and other goodies) awarded for the Judges choice, Best Under 18's, and The Peoples Vote..

  • TICKETS * Early Bird Offer  book (before 30 Nov) £12.00 per person, and  4 tickets for Price of 3!  (adults and children aged 6 and above) - £15 thereafter.  Price includes: Materials. and Canapes.  To Book Online click HERE   

vIEWS OF ST IVES in Acrylic

SAT 18 JAN/  10:00 - 16:00

Sat 8 Feb / 10:00 - 16.00

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. No existing art skills are required, with step by step help for beginners.
We start by making observational drawings or photos (or bring along your own photos) from local town views, then make a preparatory study on paper - working out composition and colours.
Learn how to transfer your study to a canvas and create an under painting. Finish your Town scape using a mixture of techniques and leave with a finished painting on an A4 sized canvas.

Tickets £40.00 (children £20) including all materials.
To book call the Cornish Riveria Box Office 01726 879500 or click on link above.  You may want to wear old clothes, and bring a packed lunch.

Click Here To Book Online.

nature relief tiles

 TUES 18 FEB 14:00 - 16:00

Create beautiful art pieces with Plaster of Paris! We will be using natural foraged materials, including plants, seaweed, shells, and seeds - then get creative with your own arrangements.
Learn how to create a mold in clay in a shape and size of your choice, from a small round bauble to a square tile. Press in your chosen  items to create and a mold and then cast with Plaster of Paris.

The Plaster picks up fantastic details, and makes a lasting durable piece of wall  art or  garden decoration. You will have time to make 2-3 pieces - that can be painted later when fully dried out.

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

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DECOUPAGE WORKSHOP

WEDS 19 FEB 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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NATURE MONOPRINTS

THURS 20 FEB 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 Here To Book Online.

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