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

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 & Saturday

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

Sunday 7 July Marie Keeling / Zoe Eaton / Bobby Wotnot

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exhibition: wall story by zoe eaton

An exhibition of work  by Zoe Eaton, following  her residency in Gujarat, India in January 2019.

The exhibition includes colourful abstract paintings on canvas, and watercolors on paper, with a new floral mural painted on the wall outside the building.

Open 29 June to 14 July, Daily 10 - 4 pm.(Sundays 12 - 4pm)

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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 concs).

Click Here To Book Online.

aluminium jewellery with made by caroline

  • Fri 12 July 10:00 - 13.00
  • Sat 3 Aug 10.00 - 13.00

A fantastic opportunity to design and make your own jewellery using re-claimed aluminium. with Caroline Kelly- 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 To Book Teleohone The Cornish Riviera Box Office 01726 879500 or  ONLINE HERE

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  • aluminium dragonfly
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MIXED MEDIA POSTCARDS

MON 15 JULY 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 (free child place with an adult ticket when booked online)

 Click Here To Book Online.

Bobby Wotnot

PAPER MAKING

TUES 16 JULY 14.00 - 16.00

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

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

Fully Booked

MOSAICS WITH BEACH FINDS

WED 17 JULY 10:00 - 12:00

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 Free child place with a paying adult if booked online.

Click Here To Book Online

BEACH TREASURE mobiles

WED 17 JULY 14:00 - 16:00

Make beautiful wall hangings - with beach finds including shells, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and fittings with methods including - drilling, threading and wire wrapping.  You can  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! Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Tickets £15 (adults & children over 5, under 5 Free) * Group Discount., book 4 tickets for price of 3

Click Here To Book Online.

DRAWING WITH WIRE

THURS 18 JULY 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

THE THEORY OF COLOUR

THURS 18 JULY 14.00 - 16.00

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

This workshop with Zoe Eaton. provides some practical applications of colour theory, using a combination of exercises and discussion. During the session you will:
Create a 12 part colour wheel from 6 colours
Recognise the difference between colour bias, hue and tone
Learn effective use of colour to create contrast, definition, harrmony and depth.
Build your own colour notes to refer to later.
Adults £15, Children £10 * free child place with each adult ticket

£15 to include materials  Click Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 22 JULY 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.

DIP INTO WATERCOLOUR

MON 22 JULY 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.

HOW TO DRAW PORTRAITS

TUES 23 JULY 10:00 - 12:00

A fun and informal session designed to give an introduction to drawing portraits, with Zoe Eaton. 
During this session we start by looking at the basic proportions of the face. 
Get to explore with a variety of drawing materials and surfaces, designed to build confidence and hone your skills, before finishing with a longer pose - with emphasis on developing your own portrait style, whether it is expressionistic, realist or more abstract or minimal.
This workshop is suitable for Adults and Children of all levels of ability.
Ticket price includes all materials.

Tickets in advance : Adults £15.00, Children £10.00
Free child place with a paying Adult if booked Online, or by Phone 01726 879500

  Click Here To Book Online.

NATURE RELIEF TILES

TUES 23 JULY 14:00 - 16:00

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

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

Click Here To Book Online

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ALFRED WALLIS PAINTING WORKSHOP

WED 24 JULY 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!

*FREE CHILD PLACE WITH ADULT TICKET* when you book in advance online All materials included. Adults £20, children £10.

  Click Here To Book Online.

INTRODUCTION TO BATIK

FRI 26 JULY 10:00 - 12:30

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 29 JULY 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.

DIP INTO WATERCOLOUR

MON 29 JULY 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.

sketching St.Ives with colour pencils

TUES 30 JULY 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.

nature monoprints

TUES 30 JULY 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 * 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online. Click Here To Book Online

FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

WED 31 JULY 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

 

aluminium jewellery with made by caroline

  • Sat 3 Aug 10.00 - 13.00

A fantastic opportunity to design and make your own jewellery using re-claimed aluminium. with Caroline Kelly- 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 To Book Teleohone The Cornish Riviera Box Office 01726 879500 or  ONLINE HERE

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  • aluminium jewellery
  • aluminium dragonfly
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OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 5 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.

DIP INTO WATERCOLOUR

MON 5 AUG 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.

BEACH TREASURE mobiles

TUES 6 AUGUST 10:00 - 12:00

Make beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and fittings, and methods including 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!  Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Tickets £15 (adults and children over 5) * Group Discount., book 4 tickets for price of 3

Click Here To Book Online.

MOSAICS WITH BEACH FINDS

TUES 6 AUG 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 Free child place with a paying adult if booked online.

Click Here To Book Online

Create A HOLIDAY SKETCHBOOK/JOURNAL

WEDS 7 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 MINI Abstract

WED 7 AUG 14:00 - 16:30

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.

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 a little 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 *Free kids place with an adult ticket when you book online

Click Here To Book Online.

Wild botanical Drawing

THURS 8 AUGUST 10:00 - 16:00

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

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers as they grow in beautiful locations around St.Ives - depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks (in poor weather, work from specimens indoors). Fill a sketchbook with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials. In the afternoon we can develop our sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners . All materials are included - but dress for the weather, and bring  a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15, recommended for over 10's

Click Here To Book Online

The art of Monoprint

FRI 9 AUGUST 10:00 - 12:00

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

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

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

expressive portraits in ACRYLICS

SAT 10 Aug 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 or Click ONLINE HERE

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 12 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 SEAWEED & SHELLS

MON 12 AUG 14:00 - 16.00

WATERCOLOUR - Seaweed, Shells and Sea Life.

Learn how to use lovely transparent watercolour paints to create studies of seaweed, shells and other sea life. Explore with watercolour washes and techniques.  Suitable for all levels and abilities.

Adults £15 / Child £10 (Free child place with an adult ticket when booked online)

Click Here To Book Online.

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HOW TO DRAW PORTRAITS

TUES 13 AUG 10:00 - 12:00

A fun and informal session designed to give an introduction to drawing portraits, with Zoe Eaton.
During this session we start by looking at the basic proportions of the face.
Get to explore with a variety of drawing materials and surfaces, designed to build confidence and hone your skills, before finishing with a longer pose - with emphasis on developing your own portrait style, whether it is expressionistic, realist or more abstract or minimal.
This workshop is suitable for adults and children of all levels of ability. Adults £15, children £10 includes all materials.
Free child place with a paying adult if booked online.

CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

TUES 13 AUG 14:00 - 16:00

Learn how to create a beautiful decoratived platter or box, using Decoupage, a technique that involves layering collaged papers with glues and varnish - these can be combined with paint effects and personalised to your choice of design.
This technique is great to cover boxes, trays, picture frames, or give new lease of life to old items of furniture, and they make great gifts too!
During this workshops we will take you through the steps of choosing your design, cutting, and use of correct materials and tools. Included in the price is a square palmleaf plate (25cm x 25 cm ), or box to decorate, and all materials. However feel free to bring along your own small object, and any relevant images you want to use.
Adults £20, child price £10  CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

DRAWING WITH WIRE

WED 14 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

FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

WED 14 AUG 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

 

urban scenes with colour pencils

THURS 15 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 (adults and children over 5).

Click Here To Book Online.

PAPER MAKING

THURS 15 AUGUST 14.00 - 16.00

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

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

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

FABULOUS RESIN CHARMS

SAT 17 AUGUST 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)

 Click Here To Book Online.

Bobby Wotnot

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 19 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 POSTCARDS

MON 19 AUG 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  (free child place with an adult ticket when booked online).

Click To Book Online Here

BEACH TREASURE mobiles

TUES 20 AUGUST 10:00 - 12:00

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 (adults and children over 5) * Group Discount., book 4 tickets for price of 3

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.

MOSAICS WITH BEACH FINDS

TUES 20 AUG 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 Free child place with a paying adult if booked online.  . Click Here To Book Online

nature mono prints

WED 21 AUGUST 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 * 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online. 
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PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE

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.

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 a little 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 *Free kids place with an adult ticket when you book online

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INTRODUCTION TO BATIK

THURS 22 AUG 14:00 - 16:30

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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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. Free child place when you book in advance, with an adult ticket

Click Here To Book Online

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  • Plaster Tile

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

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BEACH TREASURE crafts

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 (adults and children over 5) * Group Discount., book 4 tickets for price of 3

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Wild botanical drawing

WEDS 28 AUGUST 10:00 - 16:00

Spend the day capturing plants and flowers in season, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.  Get tips and approaches to Studying plants and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style.

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers as they grow in beautiful locations around St.Ives - depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks, Fill sketchbooks with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials. In the afternoon we can develop our sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

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

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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 * 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online. Click To Book Online Here

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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!

*FREE CHILD PLACE WITH ADULT TICKET* when you book in advance online All materials included. Adults £20, children £10.

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urban scenes 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 (adults and children over 5). 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).

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'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.

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INTRODUCTION TO BATIK

WEDS 4 SEPT 14:00 - 16:30

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.

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

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.

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).

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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  (free child place with an adult ticket when booked online).

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.

Cost £50 per person.  Click To Book Online Here 

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. £15 per person.

NATURAL SOAP MAKING

WED 18 SEPT 10:00 - 12:00

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

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

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

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

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.

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 Free child place with a paying adult if booked 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!

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

Bobby Wotnot

INTRODUCTION TO BATIK

SAT 28 SEPT 10:00 - 12:30

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.

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. Free child place when you book in advance, with an adult ticket

Click Here To Book Online

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 - 16:30

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.

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!

*FREE CHILD PLACE WITH ADULT TICKET* when you book in advance online All materials included. Adults £20, children £10.

  Click Here To Book Online.