and courses

Intuitive Abstract Painting Workshop with Zoe Eaton

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16 (1.30-4pm) 
St Ives Library (Greta Williams Room) Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LX

Create several abstract works with water-based paints and mixed media as abstract artist Zoe Eaton of Barnoon Arts shares her approach to creating ‘intuitive’ paintings.
Zoe will start with  a series of playful and creative exercises, designed to tap into your inner abstract artist!
Explore improvisational mark making to develop ideas. Experiment with tools and techniques using watercolour, gouache, collage, acrylic and mixed media to create a variety of study pieces.  Finish with a sketchbook full of ideas and a finished pieces on quality paper or canvas board.
£45 including materials, suitable for all ages. Maximum 10 places BOOKING

Tie-Dye T-Shirt with Jo McIntosh

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18  (10.30am-12.30pm) 
Bayspace, Fernlea Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BH

£25 per person. You will need to bring a white cotton T-shirt. All other materials will be provided.
Email or call or text 07534 618490 to book.

Iyengar Yoga with Ann Nicol

Bayspace, Fernlea Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BH

All levels of practitioners are welcome to this 3-hour Iyengar workshop at the beautiful Bayspace overlooking St Ives harbour.
We will be exploring standing and seated asanas and ending with some restorative practises.
Please bring a mat, a belt, a blanket and blocks if you have them. There will be a small amount of equipment for loan. £25 per session.
Pre-booking and any enquiries, email

Printmaking with a Gelli plate

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 (10am-1pm)
The Island Centre, 2 Rope Walk, St Ives TR26 1SY.

Come and learn the exciting printmaking technique of gelli plate printmaking with Cornwall Art Workshops.
This fun workshop will teach you both basic and advanced techniques.  You will produce a collection of unique prints to take away with you.
All materials and refreshments will be provided. Adults only. No previous experience required. £55 per person. To book email

Festival Portrait Challenge

St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY

Take part in our festival Portrait Challenge! Draw our special guest model for a chance to be crowned ‘Portrait Artist of the Festival’. There is help and guidance on hand with Barnoon Arts tutors and basic art materials provided ( A4 and A3 drawing board, papers and a range of pencils, colour pencils, pastels…but feel free to bring your own favourite materials. The judges favourite portrait will receive a £20 Barnoon Arts gift voucher. BOOKING £20

Discover Church Bells at Towednack Church

Towednack Church, Towednack, St Ives TR26 3AZ

An opportunity to learn more about the world’s largest and loudest musical instrument, visit the bells in the belfry, discover how bells are rung full circle, make a joyful noise chiming all the bells and even have a brief introductory lesson. Anyone of any age from about 10 years onwards can learn to ring.
Admission is free and includes tea and cake but please book in via email to or by text to 07983415888 as space for access to the tower is limited. Under 18s need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Printing on Fabric with Jo McIntosh

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25  (10.30am-12.30pm) 
Bayspace, Fernlea Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BH
£25 per person. All materials provided.
Email or call or text 07534 618490 to book.

The Drop-in Art Room

St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY
Think you need to be a great artist to come to an art class? Think again!
This drop-in art session is for all ages and abilities. Whether you say you can’t paint or draw or you’ve always wanted to have a taste of what it’s like to be an artist, this session will be super fun and chilled with expert advice on hand.
With plenty of activities and materials on hand to try, there’s something for everyone. Add to the Communal Drawing, draw from the Nature Table, try Mono-printing, make an Abstract Collage, Adult and Child Colouring sheets to try – and more..
Run by St Ives Arts Club and Barnoon Arts. No need to book, just drop in, pay on arrival and have fun! Adults £5. Children £2.