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 

Most of our events require booking.  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!  Depending on the season and weather, we sometimes draw outside.

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.

WATERCOLOUR

Mondays  14:00 - 16:00

 Adults £15, children £10 

A stand alone watercolour session, suitable for beginners and above,   Each session  has a different topic or  theme, exploring a variety of watercolour techniques. Covering topics from local scenes, still life, botanics, shells and sealife.  Depending on the  weather, we may paint indoors or outdoors for part of the session.  There is help on hand ateach stage with tutor Zoe Eaton - and all tools and materials are included.  Booking requried - message us or click on link below.

Mon 25 Nov - Working with ink underpaintings and watercolour washes

Click Here To Book Online.

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.

DRAW ST IVES - in winter

Every Thursday & Saturday / 10.30  - 12.00  (From 5th Dec)

£8.00  per session

Join us on one of our outdoor drawing experiences, and get to see St.Ives in a different light! These fun and informal sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities, including complete beginners.   We visit a lovely spot in St.Ives, within a short distance of the Workshop. Depending on the  weather, this might be a local Seaview, Town scapes, pretty streets, Gardens or Park.

We include all drawing materials, but feel free to bring your own too.  Tutor Pete Giles will offer help,  tips and techniques on capturing what you see.

No booking required, just meet at Barnoon Workshop, and dress for the weather!  If the weather is bad,  we will be able to draw inside instead -  but please check our CALENDAR  for dates and confirmation. 

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.

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  • Wed 11 Dec
  • 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

PAINT a canvas - ABSTRACT

TUES 10 DEC 10:00 - 12:00

Adults £20, Children £12

Tutor Zoe Eaton

Paint an abstract painting on canvas..  Take inspiration from some of the great  St Ives based  artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and W.Barnes- Graham - as inspiration  for your own design. Leave wtih an A4 sized canvas.   Suitable for all ages and abilities

Begin by making a paper  collage, to explore shapes, colour, patterns and  composition. Use your collage as a plan for the  acrylic painting..   No experience in using acrylic paints is  needed - and all tools and mateials are provided.   Leave with a paper collage and a paitning on a quality A4 sized canvas.  Wear old clothes, can get messy)!  booking required.

.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.

TO BOOK ONLINE CLICK HERE

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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

FABULOUS RESIN jewellery

Fri 20 Dec / 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).  Booking required, please message us or click on link

 Click Here To Book Online.

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NATURAL SOAP MAKING

Fri 20 Dec, 14:00 - 16:00

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, 7  - 10.00 pm

VENUE: The Western Hotel, Royal Square, St.Ives. / Doors open 6.30 pm

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)   Price includes: Materials. and Canapes.  To Book Online click HERE   

EXPLORE ABSTRACT DRAWING

THURS 9 JAN 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.

Tickets £15

TO BOOK ONLINE CLICK HERE   

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MODERN CALIGRAPHY

SAT 11 JAN 10:00 - 12:00

Discover the beautiful art of hand lettering. Use to add interest to cards, letters, labels, sketchbooks or almost anything that needs text!

During this workshop with Zoe Eaton, get to learn the basics you will need to get started - taught through fun practice sheets and little projects Build up skills in using tools and techniques from hand movement, layout and spacing methods. Experiment with different types of pens, inks and paper surfaces. Begin my mastering a classic italic font, and then get to try other, contemporary fonts.

Leave with a little hand made notebook containing your experiments, handouts, notes and future practice sheets.

£15 pp including materials.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

 

 

BEGINNERS GUITAR DAY

SUN 12 JANUARY 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 25 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 £50 Tickets available from Cornish Riviera Box Office, or message us to reserve your place.

  Click Here To Book Online.

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.

PAINT A CANVAS - ABSTRACT

WED 12 FEB 10:00 - 12:30

Paint your own canvas with acrylic paints. It is suitable for all from beginners to those who have experience with help at every stage from planning your composition, colour mixing and painting techniques.

Included is an A4 or A5 canvas, extra or larger canvases can be bought for a small cost.

We will look to the work of St Ives abstract artists including Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Wilhemina Barnes-Graham etc for inspiration. We start with a colour paper collage to plan your design then move on to painting.

Adults £20 Kids £12.50

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

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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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  • decoupage blank
  • decoupage bowl

CREATE A SKETCHBOOK/JOURNAL

WED 19 FEB 14:00 - 16:00

Create your own visual diary of your holiday, or personal area of interest .We have lots of ideas, inspiration, techniques, and lovely bits and bobs to get you started.

We Start with a plain A5 plain eco sketch book, or papers from scratch to make a book. Create and design a cover, then 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, Feel free to bring along collected contributions such as cards, receipts, papers and images.

All Tickets £12.

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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DRAWING WITH WIRE

THURS 20 FEB 14:00 - 16:00

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 ing modelling wire.

Leave with some charming little wire sculptures that can be hung on a wall or attached to a background.

Not recomended for children under the age of 5.

Cost £15 / Children £10 

Click Here To Book Online.

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  • wire snail

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MODERN CALIGRAPHY

FRI 21 FEB 10:00 - 12:00

Discover the beautiful art of hand lettering. Use to add interest to cards, letters, labels, sketchbooks or almost anything that needs text!

During this workshop with Zoe Eaton, get to learn the basics you will need to get started - taught through fun practice sheets and little projects Build up skills in using tools and techniques from hand movement, layout and spacing methods. Experiment with different types of pens, inks and paper surfaces. Begin my mastering a classic italic font, and then get to try other, contemporary fonts.

Leave with a little hand made notebook containing your experiments, handouts, notes and future practice sheets.

£15 pp including materials.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

 

 

FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

THURS 27 FEB 14:00  16:30

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 small 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 to Bring along any colourful or interesting plastic bags, packaging, netting etc.

£20 adults (kids £10) including materials.

 Click Here To Book Online.

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BEGINNERS GUITAR DAY

SUN 1 MAR 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 25 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 £50 Tickets available from Cornish Riviera Box Office, or message us to reserve your place.

  Click Here To Book Online.

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MODERN CALIGRAPHY

SAT 7 MARCH 10:00 - 12:00

Discover the beautiful art of hand lettering. Use to add interest to cards, letters, labels, sketchbooks or almost anything that needs text!

During this workshop with Zoe Eaton, get to learn the basics you will need to get started - taught through fun practice sheets and little projects Build up skills in using tools and techniques from hand movement, layout and spacing methods. Experiment with different types of pens, inks and paper surfaces. Begin my mastering a classic italic font, and then get to try other, contemporary fonts.

Leave with a little hand made notebook containing your experiments, handouts, notes and future practice sheets.

£15 pp including materials.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE