Workshops
and courses

The St Ives Festival offers the chance for visitors to try their hand at an extensive range of creative pursuits taught by leading resident artists. Our workshops programme includes everything from batik printing to lithography and watercolour painting courses. Tickets for the workshop programme tend to go very fast, so if you’d like to have a memorable creative experience and expert tuition in an idyllic setting, keep an eye out on this year’s programme information which we’ll post here in the coming weeks.

Saturday 14th September, Tues 17th, Wed 18th, Thur 19th, Sat 21st, Tues 24th, Wed 25th, Thur 26th, Sat 28th
Draw St Ives
10.30am – Noon, £7 (No booking required), Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View
An outdoor drawing experiences suitable for all abilities. We take you to lovely spots around St.Ives, depending on the weather, including beach scenes, coastal path, townscapes, streets, gardens or harbour scenes. Included are Drawing materials, with and tips and techniques on capturing what you see. Meet at Barnoon Workshop, and dress for the weather.

Monday 16th September
Discover Cornish Place Names
10.30am – 4pm, £15, St Ives Archive Research Centre, Wesley Methodist Church, St Ives Road, Carbis Bay TR26 2SF
Would you like to find out a little about the Cornish language and local place names? This workshop aims to stretch your knowledge through the unique and special names found all around us, with Cornish bard Delia Brotherton. Limited spaces, prior booking please. No previous knowledge required. Further details tirhatavas@hotmail.co.uk. 15 spaces only available.

Tuesday 17th September
Introduction to Stone Carving
10am – 5pm, £50, Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View
An introduction to the techniques of stone carving – using breeze blocks. These are soft and easy to carve, ideal for beginners to gain quick results, and complete a ‘Stone’ sculpture in a day. Zoe Eaton will guide you through the stages of Design, Roughing Out and Finishing. Booking essential.

Wednesday 18th September
A Walk With Water Colours
10am – Noon, £18, Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View
Paint the beautiful local scenery in watercolours, with artist Nicola Higgins. No experience needed and all materials are provided, with plenty of handy tips and techniques.

Saturday 21st September
Learn to Play Guitar in a Day
11am – 4pm, £45.00, Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View
Have you always wanted to play guitar, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you are a lapsed guitar player. This one-day workshop is an excellent way to kick-start your playing and lay good foundations for improvement. Tutor Pete Giles has over 20 years’ experience teaching adults. Booking essential.

Wednesday 25th September
Wild Botanical Drawing
10am – 4pm, £35, Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View
Tutor Zoe Eaton will introduce the traditional Art of Botanical drawing, with emphasis on developing your own artistic style. We start by capturing plants as they grow in their natural habitat around stunning scenery. Then develop your drawings with watercolours, to create finished works back at the studio.