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.

Outside Workshops
For outside workshops we recommend you bring sturdy walking shoes (or trainers) and either warm waterproof clothing, sunhats and sun cream as appropriate. We meet at Porthmeor Studios but a few landscape workshops are based at the Penwith Studio, accessed via a steep cobbled ramp.

Friday 13th (DAY 1), Saturday 14th (DAY 2), Sunday 15th (DAY 3)
Willow Basketmaking Workshop with Annemarie O’Sullivan
10.30am – 4.30pm, £300 (including all materials), Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Working with Annemarie in a stunning historic studio space overlooking Porthmeor Beach, learn to make a simple basket or functional bag over three days using beautiful native willow. Attach a leather or wooden handle. This is an immersive course for beginners or anyone wishing to improve their willow basketmaking skills. To book please visit www.annemarieosullivan.co.uk

Saturday 14th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th, Saturday 21st, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th, Saturday 28th September
Draw St Ives
10.30am – Noon, £7 (no booking required), Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View.
An outdoor drawing experience 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 and tips and techniques on capturing what you see. Meet at Barnoon Workshop, and dress for the weather.

Saturday 14th, Saturday 21st, Saturday 28th September
Life Drawing
1.30 – 4pm, Tickets £18 Non-members, £9 Members, St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Drawing from the figure is a classical ritual practised by artists for centuries. We have offered life drawing at our Porthmeor Studios for more than 30 years, under the expert guidance of our artist tutors. Ideal for anyone wanting to hone their skills or simply have a go. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Monday 16th September
Sea and Rocks
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
The breaking waves and rocky outcrops of St Ives inspire this drawing workshop. Working from direct observation, explore line, tone and composition. Learn technical drawing methods that capture the forms and atmosphere of the coastal landscape. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Monday 16th September
Getting Started with Watercolour
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Where better to begin with this luminous medium than St Ives? Get to grips with the essential theory and techniques of watercolours, exploring their fluid and lively potential. An ideal place to build confidence experimenting with a variety of brushes and materials. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

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.
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Monday 16th September
Coastal Oils
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Walk on the wilder side of St Ives, using the timeless medium of oils to explore the form and textures of earth and water. Gain insight into painterly techniques that capture the convergence of rugged rock and swelling sea. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Monday 16th September
Expressive Watercolours
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Enjoy a fresh and energetic approach to watercolour painting. Inspired by the dramatic seascapes and boundless skies of Porthmeor beach, indulge in this versatile medium with a variety of experimental mark-marking techniques. Gain expert insight into expanding the expressive potential of your watercolours. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Monday 16th September
Painting on the Coast
2 – 5pm, £36 (materials provided), St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square.
Open your senses and explore the relationship between land and sea in this outdoor painting workshop with local artist Ria Poole. Using a mindful, playful and expressive approach, you will paint on the coast in acrylics and mixed media. Please wear warm old clothes and bring something to sit on. All materials provided; all abilities welcome. 6 places only. www.riapoole.com
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Tuesday 17th, Thursday 26th September
Capturing Sea and Sky
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Make your own concertina sketchbook using tinted paper, allowing the shifting sea and sky to unfold freely across the pages. Work gesturally, using conté, charcoal, ink and salt to capture the movement of light, air and water. This workshop gives you a taster of our longer course, Ocean and Abstraction. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Tuesday 17th September
The Sensory Coast
930am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Take a step beyond the visual, exploring St Ives’ coastal environment using all five of your senses. Expand your creative vocabulary with drawing and painting exercises that use instinct and gesture to capture the coastal landscape. Make mixed media pieces that connect powerfully with the elements. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Tuesday 17th September
Hepworth: Form and Purpose
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Trace the symbolic curvature of Barbara Hepworth’s crisp, geometric forms – extraordinary and iconic responses to the Cornish environment. Explore composition through taut lines and flowing arcs using monoprinting and drawing to develop your own intuitive and abstract responses to a sculptural still life. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

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.
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Tuesday 17th September
A View of Porthmeor
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was a pioneer of the modernist movement here in St Ives. This workshop takes inspiration from her profound eight-line artworks. Here on Porthmeor Beach more than thirty years later, use the immediate technique of monoprinting to capture the undulating forms of the sea and horizon. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Tuesday 17th, Thursday 26th September
The Thick and The Thin of it: Painting the Ocean
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This workshop revels in the bounty of materials available to you as a painter. Use differences in texture and viscosity to describe organic coastal forms. Combine sheer washes and sprays with thicker, impasto marks by layering, scraping and saturating, building the dramatic expanse of the sea. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Wednesday 18th September
Approaching Painting
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This workshop exposes the structural building blocks of a painting – an ideal foundation for beginners. Begin using sketching to record the landscape of St Ives, followed by tonal studies and an exploration of line and form using acrylic paint – a fun and versatile medium. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Wednesday 18th September
Love Drawing Landscape
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Use line drawing to create a rich and resonant connection between looking and creating, opening up new ways of seeing landscape. Experimental exercises take you into the rugged Cornish surroundings. Develop your work in the studio and discover the versatility of drawing, creating mood with tone and depth. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Wednesday 18th September
Introduction to Natural Pigments
9.30am -12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This is paint at its most elemental. Learn to process pure pigments and combine them with different binders. Earth pigments tell a unique story of place, history and geology. You’ll learn to make acrylic, oil and egg tempera paint, an insight into this extraordinary alchemy. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

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.
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Wednesday 18th September
Botanical Blocks
10am – 3pm, £35, Sloop Studio Courtyard, Back Lane.
Printer Erin Lacy from Pick Pretty Paints will guide you through the basics to block printing. Using lino carving techniques Erin will demonstrate how to take your botanical drawings from the morning and transform these into printing blocks. http://www.pickprettypaints.com/. Tickets via Event Organiser. Including all materials to adorn and print a linen tea towel. To book e-mail pickprettypaints@gmail.com

Wednesday 18th September
Dynamic Watercolours with Jane Betteridge
10.30am – 1pm, £12 (materials included), St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square.
Paint a seascape exploring the unique properties of watercolour and take it to another level by adding some texture, making ingredients such as salt, inks, granulation fluid, texture pastes and cling film. Jane Betteridge is a qualified adult education tutor whose inspiration is drawn from the landscape of countryside and seaside.
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Wednesday 18th September
Landscape in Natural Pigments
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Use paint made from pure earth pigments to describe land and sea. The colour palette of natural pigments is earthier and more organic than standard paints. This pushes you to use depth and texture to describe landscape. This workshop presents the pure and unadulterated thrill of painting in its rawest form. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Wednesday 18th September
Spirit of Place
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This workshop is an exciting, practical approach to abstract landscape. Begin with a short walk to gather your observations of shape and line, capturing the energy of place. Inspired by Peter Lanyon’s radical landscape work, make gestural, calligraphic images using oil bars, inks and wax resists. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Wednesday 18th September
Batik
2 – 5pm, £15 (materials provided) St Ives Library, Gabriel Street.
During this workshop you will learn a little about the history of and the different cultures who use this technique to decorate fabric. You will also learn how to apply molten wax as a resist and two ways of colouring the design.
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Thursday 19th, Thursday 26th September
Capture St Ives
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Capture the unforgettable essence of St Ives – its buildings, cottages and cobbled streets standing as they have for centuries. Use line and wash, a simple yet powerful technique, to capture your surroundings in situ. Back in the studio, evolve your studies into more complete pieces. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Thursday 19th September
Introduction to Oils
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Oil paints are an incredibly rich artistic medium, but they can be daunting. Offering insight into laying out a palette, mixing colour and application techniques, this workshop is ideal for beginners. Emphasis is on having fun and experimenting, giving you the confidence and inspiration to explore oil paints independently. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Thursday 19th September
Exploring Botanical Forms
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Working monochromatically using inks, pencil and pen, explore the structural subtleties and sublime shapes of late summer, working from a wide range of plant forms in the studio. Discover how technical approaches of measuring and composition enable more fluid and expressive drawings later. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Thursday 19th September
A Postcard from St Ives

10am – 1pm, also 2pm – 4pm, Free, Bible Christian Church Hall, Back Road West.
Make a postcard or postcard-sized object using different materials, crafts and cross stitch.

Thursday 19th, Wednesday 25th September
Painting Outside with Earth Pigments
10am – 4pm, £60 (all materials included), St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square.
Immerse yourself in a day of painting with natural pigments. We will paint outside and use the Arts Society to make paint, processing pure pigments and learning how to apply different binders. The pigments have a unique story to tell and painting relates to and deepens our connection to the environment.
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Thursday 19th, Thursday 26th September
Have-A-Go Thursday
10.30am – 12.30pm, Free, Clore Studio, Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack.
Join our drop-in Have-A-Go sessions and get your hands on some clay! You will get the chance to make different types of pots, like pinch pots, with our experienced staff and volunteers. Open to all ages and no experience is necessary. Clay and tools provided.

Thursday 19th September
Botanical Colour
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
The delicate flushes and vivid hues of the botanical palette make it a decadent one to work from. Gain insight into the artform’s long tradition, exploring the organic structures of plants through a variety of exercises using coloured inks, washes and pastels. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Thursday 19th September
Expressive Landscape in Oils
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Capture St Ives’ sweeping scenery, making sketches and studies en plein air. Back in the studio, use these to generate dynamic landscape paintings in oils. Gain insider knowledge into creating expressive, loose and vibrant responses to place, including how to use different tools and assemble a palette. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Thursday 19th, Thursday 26th September
Life Drawing (Workshop)
7.30 – 9.30pm, Tickets £18 Non-members, £9 Members, St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Drawing from the figure is a classical ritual practiced by artists for centuries. We have offered life drawing at our Porthmeor Studios for more than 30 years, under the expert guidance of our artist tutors. Ideal for anyone wanting to hone their skills or simply have a go. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Friday 20th September
Watercolour Beachcomber
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Wander Porthmeor beach making annotated sketches of rock pool ecosystems and collecting beach fragments. In the studio, create compositions from your finds; a water bath can be used to create dimension and fluidity. Learn refined watercolour techniques and experiment with washes, resists and salt. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Friday 20th September
Introduction to Portraiture
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This drawing workshop offers an introduction to the structure of the portrait, exposing the architecture of this challenging subject by teaching you essential measuring techniques. The emphasis is on process rather than producing a finished product, giving you confidence and control in your approach. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Friday 20th September
Developing a Creative Sketchbook with Elaine Turnbull
10.30am – 1pm, £13.50 (including sketchbook), St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square.
Banish the fear of the first blank page in your sketchbook! An informal approach, looking at Elaine’s sketchbooks as a starting point. Work with a variety of mixed media drawing and painting techniques to develop your visual language and create lively pages in your sketchbook. www.stisa.co.uk/artist-gallery/elaine-turnbull/
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Friday 20th September
Ocean and Light
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Capture how light moves on the ocean using watercolour and inks. Work from the sweeping views of our studio and out on Porthmeor beach. Experiment with water-based media, using limited palettes and other atmospheric techniques to produce subtlety and drama in your paintings. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Friday 20th September
Tonal Portraiture
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
An opportunity to examine the tonal structure of portraiture in paint. Study how light affects the contours and shapes of the human face and how to describe this using tonal colour. An ideal follow-up to the morning’s drawing course, create a resonant connection with your subject using the unmatched flexibility of acrylic paint. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Saturday 21st, Friday 27th September
Dynamic Landscape
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Work en plein air in the rugged setting of St Ives’ coastline, making sketches and monochromatic studies that express shifts in weather and atmosphere. Back in the studio, build complexity in your landscape drawings, considering scale and composition, without losing the intuitive energy of your initial responses. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Saturday 21st September
Life Drawing
10am – 12.30pm, Tickets £18 Non-members, £9 Members, St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Drawing from the figure is a classical ritual practiced by artists for centuries. We have offered life drawing at our Porthmeor Studios for more than 30 years, under the expert guidance of our artist tutors. Ideal for anyone wanting to hone their skills or simply have a go. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Saturday 21st September
Botanical Blocks
10am – 3pm, £35, Sloop Studio Courtyard, Back Lane.
Printer Erin Lacy from Pick Pretty Paints will guide you through the basics to block printing. Using lino carving techniques Erin will demonstrate how to take your botanical drawings from the morning & transform these into printing blocks. http://www.pickprettypaints.com/ Tickets via Event Organiser. Including all materials to adorn & print a linen tea towel. To book e-mail pickprettypaints@gmail.com

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.
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Saturday 21st, Friday 27th September
Mixed Media Landscape
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This workshop uses inventive painting exercises to capture your unique response to the St Ives landscape. Expand your painting vocabulary and discover new creative combinations, experimenting layering acrylics with charcoal and collage. This is an ideal workshop to invigorate your work, helping you create fresh and confident landscape paintings. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Sunday 22nd September
The Drawn Garden
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
A drawing workshop inspired by Patrick Heron’s garden paintings. Work en plein air with a variety of tools to create expressive responses to the forms and colours of St Ives’ public gardens. Develop drawings back in the studio. An ideal precursor to the afternoon painting workshop. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Sunday 22nd September
Measured Still Life
9.30am – 12:30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Measured drawing is a fundamental tool for accurately describing shapes and proportions in any subject. This workshop introduces you to a method that enables you to work quickly – ideal for making studies and drawing in situ to develop later using tone and shade. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Sunday 22nd September
Patrick Heron’s Gardens
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Taking inspiration from Patrick Heron’s effervescent garden paintings, work en plein air to create expressive responses to St Ives’ colourful public gardens. Back in the studio, use acrylics to develop these into intuitive paintings inspired by nature. An ideal follow-up to the morning’s drawing workshop. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Sunday 22nd September
Still Life Essentials
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Describe the forms of a still life composition in acrylics using only the primary colour palette and white. You’ll learn elementary colour theory and how to apply this in mixing shades and tints, essential knowledge that you can apply to any painting project. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Monday 23rd, Thursday 26th September
Town and Harbour
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
The winding cobbled streets, whitewashed cottages and iconic harbour of St Ives have long-since bewitched artists. Inspired by the likes of Terry Frost, learn a fast-paced, mixed media approach to capturing place that incorporates drawing and painted papers. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Monday 23rd, Thursday 26th September
Lanyon’s Landscapes
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Make sketches from iconic locations around St Ives. The dramatic coastline and architecture of Penwith inspired the dynamic landscape work of Peter Lanyon and countless others for centuries. Use a mixed media approach to develop your drawings and tap into Lanyon’s compelling language of landscape. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Monday 23rd September
Painting on the Coast
2 – 5pm, £36 (materials provided), St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square.
Open your senses and explore the relationship between land and sea in this outdoor painting workshop with local artist Ria Poole. Using a mindful, playful and expressive approach, you will paint on the coast in acrylics and mixed media. Please wear warm old clothes and bring something to sit on. All materials provided; all abilities welcome. 6 places only. To book go to www.riapoole.com

Tuesday 24th September
Introduction to Natural Pigments
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This is paint at its most elemental. Learn to process pure pigments and combine them with different binders. Earth pigments tell a unique story of place, history and geology. You’ll learn to make acrylic, oil and egg tempera paint, an insight into this extraordinary alchemy. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Tuesday 24th September
Love Drawing Landscape
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), Penwith Studio. Meet at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives School of Painting.
Use line drawing to create a rich and resonant connection between looking and creating, opening up new ways of seeing landscape. Experimental exercises take you into the rugged Cornish surroundings. Develop your work in the studio and discover the versatility of drawing, creating mood with tone and depth. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Tuesday 24th September
Tonal Drawing and Painting on the Coast
10am – 3pm, £30, The Crypt Gallery, Norway Square.
Paul Wadsworth will guide you in expressive tonal painting and drawing responding to the coast. It will be an expressive approach using palette knives, rags, hands and card. All material provided.
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Tuesday 24th September
Exploring a Line with Sue Dove
10.30am – 1pm, £15 (materials included), St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square.
Using black acrylic we will make long thin paintings … playing with line and shapes … then isolating areas of our drawings/paintings with collage.
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Tuesday 24th September
Landscape in Natural Pigments
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting.
Use paint made from pure earth pigments to describe land and sea. The colour palette of natural pigments is earthier and more organic than standard paints. This pushes you to use depth and texture to describe landscape. This workshop presents the pure and unadulterated thrill of painting in its rawest form. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Wednesday 25th September
Introduction to Acrylics
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This studio-based workshop offers an accessible approach to a diverse and lively medium that moves at your pace. A simple and dynamic introduction to acrylic paint, it offers insight into colour theory and mark-making techniques using a variety of tools. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Wednesday 25th September
The Sensory Coast
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), Penwith Studio. Meet at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives School of Painting.
Take a step beyond the visual, exploring St Ives’ coastal environment using all five of your senses. Expand your creative vocabulary with drawing and painting exercises that use instinct and gesture to capture the coastal landscape. Make mixed media pieces that connect powerfully with the elements. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

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.
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Wednesday 25th September
Dance Workshop

10am – 12noon, £8 (workshop only) £15 (workshop and Knot performance on Tues 24th at The Guildhall), The Island Centre.
The workshop provides a sampling of acrobatic techniques, including handstands, floor acrobatics, partner balances and group lifts and climbs. There will be a focus on balances, lifts and ‘tricks’ that can be used to develop skills and ideas for group-led acrobatic sequences. Please let us know when booking if there are particular acrobatic movements you are keen to learn and we will do our best to incorporate these within the workshop. Supported by Carn to Cove. For more information: 01209 312500 or claire@carntocove.org.uk
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Wednesday 25th September
Approaching Painting
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This workshop exposes the structural building blocks of a painting – an ideal foundation for beginners. Begin using sketching to record the landscape of St Ives, followed by tonal studies and an exploration of line and form using acrylic paint – a fun and versatile medium. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Wednesday 25th September
Wild Weaving
2 – 5pm, £15 (materials provided), St Ives Library, Gabriel Street.
During this workshop you will learn how to make a loom from card or a wooden frame and some basic weaving techniques to enable you to create a woven picture as well as learning about the different materials which can be used for weaving.
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Wednesday 25th September
One-to-one creative mentoring taster sessions with artist and psychologist Dr Ria Poole, St Ives Harbour (exact location provided upon booking). £36 for 45 mins. Afternoon sessions available: 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 16:15. These are bespoke mentoring for adults who are keen to develop their artistic practice. Whether you are new to painting, feeling stuck creatively, or more experienced and requiring a fresh perspective, I offer practical guidance and support to enable you to take your practice to where you want it to be.Please message Ria directly or use the contact form to book: www.riapoole.com/courses.

Thursday 26th, Friday 27th September
Two-day Collagraph, Drypoint and Monoprinting workshop with Rachael Kantaris
10am – 4pm (Thursday Day One, Friday Day Two), £135 (materials provided), Porthmeor Print Workshop, Above the Penwith Gallery, Back Road West.
This intensive short course, in the beautiful and historic Porthmeor Print Workshop, will be stimulating, motivating and fun, encouraging an experimental use of various printmaking techniques resulting in exciting multi-layered prints. We will be looking in depth at several techniques, all of which can be combined. Students will leave with a body of finished work and ideas to inspire a new direction. Suitable for both complete beginners to experienced artists. Places limited to 10. Click here for tickets or for more info and tickets please contact rachael@kantaris.com, 07825611885 rachaelkantaris.com

Friday 27th September
Painterly Printmaking with Jill Eisle CANCELLED
10.30am – 1pm, £10.50 (materials included), St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square.
Working within the traditions established by Blake and Degas, you will explore expressive opportunities for artists to expand their ideas through colour and mark-making using simple printmaking techniques without a press. Using water-soluble inks, oil pastels and pigment, we will make about 5 prints each, exploring transfer monotype, monotype and stencils, further developing these pieces into ‘Painterly Prints’. http://www.stisa.co.uk/artist-gallery/jill-eisele

Friday 27th September
Spoon Carving
10.30am – 4.30pm, £45 (including materials), St Ives Surf House, The Island.
Spend the day carving your own spoon on this intensive course with skilled woodsman Felix Kary. Using wood sustainably sourced from native Cornish trees, the entire process will be demonstrated, from selecting and cleaving greenwood to finishing, using traditional carving tools and techniques with their origins from Europe and Scandinavia. www.newcraftsmanstives.com
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Saturday 28th September
Life Drawing
10am – 12.30pm, Tickets £18 Non-members, £9 Members, St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Drawing from the figure is a classical ritual practiced by artists for centuries. We have offered life drawing at our Porthmeor Studios for more than 30 years, under the expert guidance of our artist tutors. Ideal for anyone wanting to hone their skills or simply have a go. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk