Art and Craft Workshops & Events

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Open Drawing Class

Every Monday 10:00 - 12:00

An open 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)

Photo by Jordan Laurence-Jackson

Beginners Guitar 

Wednesdays 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. You are welcome to just to come to one session, or come along every week to build up your skills - bring your guitar (or ask about borrowing one) Costs £10 per session, booking required.

Also if you require more private one to one tuition feel free to get in touch so we can arrange a convenient time.

£15 an hour or £25 for two hours.




18 September

SCULPTURE With Breeze Blocks 

1 Day Course 10:00 - 16:00 

Gain an introduction to stone carving techniques - 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,  'Roughing Out' your sculpture, and then 'Finishing' with chisles and rasps. You can then paint your sculpture with masonry 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 - gets very messy!

£50 per person.

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First step is to draw your design, or bring a picture as inspiration, or choose from lots of our images and source material, or the stunning scenery to get you inspired.  

The next step is to transform your image into a 3D little sketch, or 'Maquette'.  This helps to visualise your sculpture, and work out the next stage of 'roughing out' - removing the excess stone to create a rough shape -and then get carving!


Tues 18 Sept 10:30 - 12:00

DRAW ST IVES

A chance to draw in the open air around this beautiful town. This artist led session is good for all abilities no need to book just arrive at Barnoon Workshop before 10:30 and let's get out there and draw. Please dress for the weather.

All materials provided although feel free to bring your own sketchbook etc.

All places £6

Weds 19 Sept 10:30 - 12:00

DRAW ST IVES

A chance to draw in the open air around this beautiful town. This artist led session is good for all abilities no need to book just arrive at Barnoon Workshop before 10:30 and let's get out there and draw. Please dress for the weather.

All materials provided although feel free to bring your own sketchbook etc.

All places £6

Weds 19 Sept 11:00 - 17:00

YOUR FACE MY ART - 15 Minute Portrait Studio

A contemporary take on  traditional seaside portraiture - with artists creating live portraits in a range of styles. Drop in and get your portrait done in around 15 minutes, and leave with original artwork for £15. For more details on individual artists work click here

Todays artists in residence are:

Zoe Eaton

Bobby Wotnot

Rachel Jakeman

Wed 19 Sept 19:00 - 20:30

BEGINNERS GUITAR

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. You are welcome to just to come to one session, or come along every week to build up your skills - bring your guitar (or ask about borrowing one).  Costs £10 per session, booking required. Click Here To Book Online.

Thurs 20 Sept 10:30 - 12:00

DRAW ST IVES

A chance to draw in the open air around this beautiful town. This artist led session is good for all abilities no need to book just arrive at Barnoon Workshop before 10:30 and let's get out there and draw. Please dress for the weather.

All materials provided although feel free to bring your own sketchbook etc.

All places £6

Thurs 20 Sept 14:00 - 16:00

NATURAL SOAP MAKING

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.

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Fri 21 Sept 10:00 - 12:00

WATERCOLOUR ABSTRACT LANDCAPES

Create a semi abstract painting in watercolours, based on shapes and patterns from the surrounding scenery.

We will start by going out and drawing or photographing some iconic and eye catching shapes of St Ives, which we can then take as a basis to work reducing them to abstract patterns.There is no need to have any experience with watercolour.

The session will be led by artist Zoe Eaton. All materials are included. tickets Adult £15/ Child £10

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Fri 21 Sept 14:00 - 16:00

WATERCOLOUR - Seaweed, Shells and Sea Life.

Learn how to use lovely transparent watercolour paints to create studies of seaweed and shells collected from the beach.

Explore with washes on a variety of paper surfaces with Zoe Eaton, leave with several paintings. Suitable for all levels and abilities.

All materials included.Adult £15, Child £10

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Mon 24 Sept 10:00 - 12:00

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

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.

Tues 25 Sept 10:30 - 12:00

DRAW ST IVES

A chance to draw in the open air around this beautiful town.

This artist led session is good for all abilities no need to book just arrive at Barnoon Workshop before 10:30 and let's get out there and draw. Please dress for the weather.

All materials provided although feel free to bring your own sketchbook etc.

All places £6

Weds 26 Sept 10:30 - 12:00

DRAW ST IVES

A chance to draw in the open air around this beautiful town.

This artist led session is good for all abilities no need to book just arrive at Barnoon Workshop before 10:30 and let's get out there and draw. Please dress for the weather.

All materials provided although feel free to bring your own sketchbook etc.

All places £6

Weds 26 Sept 19:00 - 20:30

BEGINNERS GUITAR

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. You are welcome to just to come to one session, or come along every week to build up your skills - bring your guitar (or ask about borrowing one).

Costs £10 per session, booking required.

Click Here To Book Online.

Sat 29 September 10:00 - 12:00

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 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.

£20 adults (kids £10) including materials, but feel free to bring along any interesting or colourful bags.

Click Here To Book Online. 

Mon 1 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

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.

Monday 1 Oct 14:00 - 16:00

'Pen and Wash' - Landscape

An afternoon where we will go outside to draw the stunning local scenery and experience the elements! Make a number of sketches that can be further developed. Zoe Eaton will provide advice on pen drawing techniques, how to create interesting lines and marks, and other approaches to quickly capturing what you see. Back at the studio will show you how to lay a 'wash' over your drawings to create depth and colour - using water colours, inks and quality paper surfaces. The class is suitable for all levels of ability, complete beginners welcome. Tools and materials included. Dress for the Weather!

Adults £15 Children £10

Click Here To Book Online.

Tues 2 Oct 10:30 - 12:00

DRAW ST IVES

A chance to draw in the open air around this beautiful town.

This artist led session is good for all abilities no need to book just arrive at Barnoon Workshop before 10:30 and let's get out there and draw. Please dress for the weather.

All materials provided although feel free to bring your own sketchbook etc.

All places £6

Weds 3 Oct 10:30 - 12:00

DRAW ST IVES

A chance to draw in the open air around this beautiful town.

This artist led session is good for all abilities no need to book just arrive at Barnoon Workshop before 10:30 and let's get out there and draw. Please dress for the weather.

All materials provided although feel free to bring your own sketchbook etc.

All places £6

Weds 3 Oct 19:00 - 20:30

BEGINNERS GUITAR

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.

You are welcome to just to come to one session, or come along every week to build up your skills - bring your guitar (or ask about borrowing one)

Costs £10 per session, booking required.

Click Here To Book Online.

Thurs 4 Oct 10:30 - 12:00

DRAW ST IVES

A chance to draw in the open air around this beautiful town.

This artist led session is good for all abilities no need to book just arrive at Barnoon Workshop before 10:30 and let's get out there and draw. Please dress for the weather.

All materials provided although feel free to bring your own sketchbook etc.

All places £6

Mon 8 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

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).

To Book Online Click Here.

Fri & Sat 12/13 October

Wild Botanical Weekend

2 Day Course - £95 

Spend a weekend exploring some of Cornwall's plants and fauna, as they grow in their natural habitat. Barnoon Workshop is situated just minutes from a wide diversity of environments including the South West Coastal path, Town Gardens and hidden spots, numerous St.Ives beaches and lush wild countryside, with some of Britain's most beautiful views. The weekend includes plenty of outdoor drawing, with tips and techniques from our tutors on approaches to capturing the essence of plants, from tiny wild flowers to larger shrubs and trees. Back at the studio, spend more time developing your sketches, with a variety of drawing media and watercolours. Leave with a full sketchbook of studies, and a portfolio of more finished works on lovely paper surfaces. Suitable for all levels of ability. Cost £95 - includes all materials & refreshments.

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Our timetable is subject to weather conditions, and may change - Outside of the timetable, there will be access to the studio.

Saturday 10 - 4 pm Coastal path Walk - identify and draw wild plants and flowers in a sketchbook.

Afternoon Studio work - exploring approaches to mixed media, including inks, pastels, pencils and watercolours and printing directly with plants.

Sunday 10 - 4 pm Town exploration walk around gardens, formal planting and hidden spots. - followed by studio time, consolidating portfolios and sketchbooks.

Mon 15 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

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.

Mon 22 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

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.

Mon 22 Oct 14:00 - 16:00

WATERCOLOUR SHAPES OF ST.IVES

Create a semi abstract painting in water-colours, based on shapes and patterns from the surrounding scenery.

We will start by going out and drawing or photographing some iconic and eye catching shapes of St Ives, which we can then take as a basis to work reducing them to abstract patterns.

There is no need to have any experience with watercolour.The session will be led by artist Zoe Eaton.

All materials are included. Tickets Adult £15 Child £10 A free child place with an adult ticket when booked online in advance.

Click Here To Book Online

Tues 23 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

NATURE RELIEF TILES

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.

Adults £20, Children £10 including materials.  

Click Here To Book Online.

Tues 23 Oct 10:30 - 12:00

DRAW ST IVES

A chance to draw in the open air around this beautiful town.

This artist led session is good for all abilities no need to book just arrive at Barnoon Workshop before 10:30 and let's get out there and draw. Please dress for the weather.

All materials provided although feel free to bring your own sketchbook etc.

All places £6

Tues 23 Oct 14:00 - 16:00

COLOUR PENCIL TECHNIQUES - Masterclass.

Get the most from Colour Pencils! Experiment with a range of pencil types including :- standard pencils, and newer types on the market including Blendable , Prisma & Polycolour,, Pastel, Water Colour, ...and gain exciting tips and techniques. With Zoe Eaton & Pete Giles, creators of the Colour S.tIves colouring book - who show you how to achieve a host of effects, including 'dry' blending, Stippling, Hatching, Scumbling, Layering, Burnishing, Frottage and Scratching in.. Some makes work with 'wet' blending using water, baby oil and alcohol. We will work on a exercises, drawing projects a look at work of contemporary artists who use colour pencils.

The workshop includes materials. Costs £10 Click Here To Book Online

Weds 24 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

Take inspiration from some of St Ives based abstract artists, including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and Barnes- Graham for your own little abstract piece.

We will start with some paper collage exercises to explore shapes and colour, then finish with an acrylic painting on a canvas. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Adults £20 Kids, £10 (FREE child place with each adult ticket when you book online in advance).

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Thurs 25 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

BEACH TREASURE MOBILES & CHARMS

Create beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.

We will be combining these with beads and wire - drilling and threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. Lots of tools and materials on hand to explore.

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!

Adults £15 Children £10 (free childs place with an adult when booked online in advance)

Click Here To Book Online.

Thurs 25 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

SAND CAST CANDLE MAKING

Create beautiful and unique candles, by casting wax into sand, then decorate with beach finds.

Learn about different wax types, safe working methods, correct wicks, colour and fragrance methods.  The finished candles have a light sand crust and are ideal for indoors or outdoors. You will have time to make about 3 candles of varying sizes.

Costs £20(adults) Children £10 inc materials. Click Here To Book Online.

Fri 26 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

HAND MADE PAPER MAKING

Learn how to make lovely hand made paper, from recycled materials. We start by making a pulp, then use the dipping the deckle and mold process -to create a variety of papers.

Experiment with decorations by adding seeds, glitter, dried flowers etc. The finished paper is ideal for art projects, cards and gifts.

Adults £15 and Kids £10

Free child place with an adult ticket when you book online. Click Here To Book Online

Mon 29 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

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.

Mon 29 Oct 14:00 - 16:00

Pen and Wash' - Landscape

An afternoon where we will go outside to draw the stunning local scenery and experience the elements! Make a number of sketches that can be further developed. Zoe Eaton will provide advice on pen drawing techniques, how to create interesting lines and marks, and other approaches to quickly capturing what you see.

Back at the studio will show you how to lay a 'wash' over your drawings to create depth and colour - using water colours, inks and quality paper surfaces.

The class is suitable for all levels of ability, complete beginners welcome. Tools and materials included. Dress for the Weather!

Adults £15 Children £10 * A free child place with an adult ticket when booked online in advance. 

Click here to book online. 

Tues 30 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

ALFRED WALLIS PAINTING WORKSHOP

Alfred Wallis (1855 - 1942) was a naive artist who lived and worked in St.Ives. Study a little of his life and working methods, and take inspiration as a basis for your own artwork. Zoe Eaton 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 £15, children £10.

Click Here To Book Online

Tues 30 Oct 14:00 - 16:00

THE ART OF MONO-PRINT

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 equipment 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. We will also look at how this medium is used by contemporary artists such as Tracy Emin.

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

Click Here To Book Online.

Wed 31 Oct 10:00 - 12:00

WIRE SUGAR SKULLS

Create some wonderful wire drawings, taking inspiration from the work of Alexander Calder, and Mexican Sugar Skulls!

We will start with some 'continuous line drawings' to develop your design - then create your sculpture using aluminium modelling wire.

Not recommended for children under the age of 5.

All tickets £10 Book Online here.

Thurs 1 Nov 14:00 - 16:00

ABSTRACT DRAWING

Delve into the world of patterns and abstraction, with artist Bobby Wotnot. 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.

In the second hour we will embark on your final drawing, building from the style you have been developing in the first hour.

£15 inc (child £10) all materials

Click Here To Book Online.

Sat 3 Nov 10:00 - 12:00

SAND CAST CANDLE MAKING

Create beautiful and unique candles, by casting wax into sand, then decorate with beach finds.Learn about different wax types, safe working methods, correct wicks, colour and fragrance methods.

The finished candles have a light sand crust and are ideal for indoors or outdoors.  You will have time to make about 3 candles of varying sizes.

Costs £20 (adults) Children £10 inc materials. Click Here To Book Online.

Mon 5 Nov 10:00 - 12:00

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

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).

Sat 10 Nov 10:00 - 12:00

NATURAL SOAP MAKING

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.

Mon 12 Sept 10:00 - 12:00

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

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 To Book Online Here.

Sun 28 November 11:00 - 16:00

Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!

Have you always wanted to play guitar, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you have a guitar and started, 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 To Book Online Click Here