WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 2019

Mon 7 Jan 10:00 - 12:00 OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 7 Jan 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).

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Sun 13 Jan 11:00 - 16:00 Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!

Sun 13 Jan 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.

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Mon 14 Jan 10:00 - 12:00 OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 14 Jan 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.

Sat 9 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

Sat 9 Feb 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.

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Mon 18 Feb 14:00 - 16:00 FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

Mon 18 Feb 14:00 - 16:00

FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

We will be taking inspiration from the watercolours by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the influential Scottish architect, artist and designer, who painted flowers and plants throughout his life.. His remarkable body of work is characterised by stunning compositions, with organic patterns and forms.

During this workshop, get to create beautiful flower studies,from life, using a technique called 'Line & Wash. Led by Zoe Eaton, Get tips and techniques for developing your own flower drawing style.
We start with loose pencil work, then add areas of colour with transparent watercolour washes, on watercolour paper.

Adults £15, children £10 (1 free childs place with an adult ticket, when booked on line in advance).

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Tues 19 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 NATURE RELIEF TILES

Tues 19 Feb 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.

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Weds 20 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 ALFRED WALLIS PAINTING WORKSHOP

Weds 20 Feb 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.

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Thurs 21 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

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 21 Feb 14:00 - 16:00 BEACH TREASURE MOBILES & CHARMS

Thurs 21 Feb 14:00 - 16:00

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.

 

Fri 22 Feb 10:00 - 12:30 CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

Fri 22 Feb 10:00 - 12:30

CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

Discover the art of Decoupage with Zoe Eaton- and leave with a beautiful decorated platter.  Decoupage is the art of collaging items with cut paper images - a technique that can be used to update old furniture, and decorate small items.

During the workshop, gain tips and techniques you need to get started:

 

  • Explore with magazine images, decorative papers, napkins, prints etc to develop your own theme. 
  • Learn how to to blend edges in with acrylic paint for seamless layers. 
  • Learn about different types of glue, varnish and under-painting for perfect results. 
  • All materials provided but feel free to bring your own magazines etc.

  Limited spaces so early booking recommended.

Adults £15 Children £10.

Click To Book Online Here.

 

Weds 26 Feb 14:00 - 16:00 THE ART OF MONO-PRINT

Weds 26 Feb 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.

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Thurs 28 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 BATIK FABRIC WRAPS

An introduction to Batik with Zoe Eaton- a beautiful method of decorating textiles.

Use for presents, table decorations or make unique re-usable fabric gift wraps - as in wrapping techniques from the Japaese art of Furoshiki., or Korean 'Bojagi'.

To make your batik, first design and create a stencil. We then apply melted wax to your stencil, which hardens and forms a 'resist' in the dye bath. We will be dying with natural dyes. The wax is easy to remove later, when the fabric is dry, revealing your design.

Included are all materials, and squares of plain white cotton squares - ideal as reusable fabric gift wrap.

Feel free to bring along any small white, pre-washed cotton items such as table cloths, pillow case, T- Shirt, tea towel etc) to decorate on the day.

Suitable for adults and children over 5 years of age. Adults £15, children £10.

Click Here To Book Online.

Mon 4 March 10:00 - 12:00 Pen & Wash Landscape

Mon 4 March 10:00 - 12:00

PEN & WASH LANDSCAPES

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.We 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

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Sat 9 March 10:00 - 12:00 FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

Sat 9 March 10:00 - 12:00

FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

We will be taking inspiration from the watercolours by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the influential Scottish architect, artist and designer, who painted flowers and plants throughout his life.. His remarkable body of work is characterised by stunning compositions, with organic patterns and forms.

During this workshop, get to create beautiful flower studies,from life, using a technique called 'Line & Wash. Led by Zoe Eaton, Get tips and techniques for developing your own flower drawing style.
We start with loose pencil work, then add areas of colour with transparent watercolour washes, on watercolour paper.

Adults £15, children £10 (1 free childs place with an adult ticket, when booked on line in advance).

Click Here To Book Online.

Sat 16 March 14:00 - 16:00 THE ART OF MONO-PRINT

Sat 16 March 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 To Book Online Here.

Sat 30 March 10:00 - 12:00 NATURAL SOAP MAKING

Sat 30 March 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.

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Mon 1 April 14:00 - 16:00 PEN & WASH LANDSCAPES

Mon 1 April 14:00 - 16:00

PEN & WASH LANDSCAPES

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.We 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.

Thurs 21 March 14:00 - 16:00 BATIK FABRIC WRAPS

BATIK FABRIC WRAPS

An introduction to Batik with Zoe Eaton- a beautiful method of decorating textiles.

Use for Christmas presents, table decorations or make unique re-usable fabric gift wraps for Christmas presents - as in wrapping techniques from the Japaese art of Furoshiki., or Korean 'Bojagi'.

To make your batik, first design and create a stencil. We then apply melted wax to your stencil, which hardens and forms a 'resist' in the dye bath. We will be dying with natural dyes. The wax is easy to remove later, when the fabric is dry, revealing your design.

Included are all materials, and squares of plain white cotton squares - ideal as reusable fabric gift wrap.

Feel free to bring along any small white, pre-washed cotton items such as table cloths, pillow case, T- Shirt, tea towel etc) to decorate on the day.

Suitable for adults and children over 5 years of age. Adults £15, children £10.

Click Here To Book Online.

Tues 2 Apr 10:00 - 12:30 CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

Tues 2 Apr 10:00 - 12:30

CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

Discover the art of Decoupage with Zoe Eaton- and leave with a beautiful decorated platter.  Decoupage is the art of collaging items with cut paper images - a technique that can be used to update old furniture, and decorate small items.

Adults £15 Children £10

During the workshop, gain tips and techniques you need to get started:

 

  • Explore with magazine images, decorative papers, napkins, prints etc to develop your own theme. 
  • Learn how to to blend edges in with acrylic paint for seamless layers. 
  • Learn about different types of glue, varnish and under-painting for perfect results. 
  • All materials provided but feel free to bring your own magazines etc.

  Limited spaces so early booking recommended.

Click Here To Book Online.

Mon 8 April 14:00 - 16:00 FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

Mon 8 April 14:00 - 16:00

FLOWERS IN LINE & WASH

We will be taking inspiration from the watercolours by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the influential Scottish architect, artist and designer, who painted flowers and plants throughout his life.. His remarkable body of work is characterised by stunning compositions, with organic patterns and forms.

During this workshop, get to create beautiful flower studies,from life, using a technique called 'Line & Wash. Led by Zoe Eaton, Get tips and techniques for developing your own flower drawing style.
We start with loose pencil work, then add areas of colour with transparent watercolour washes, on watercolour paper.

Adults £15, children £10 (1 free childs place with an adult ticket, when booked on line in advance).

Click Here To Book Online.

Thurs 18 April 10:00 - 12:00 PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

Thurs 18 April 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).

Click Here To Book Online.

Thurs 25 April 14:00 - 16:00 BEACH TREASURE MOBILES & CHARMS

Thurs 25 April 14:00 - 16:00

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.

Weds 24 April 14:00 - 16:00 BATIK FABRIC WRAPS

BATIK FABRIC WRAPS

An introduction to Batik with Zoe Eaton- a beautiful method of decorating textiles.

Use for Christmas presents, table decorations or make unique re-usable fabric gift wraps for Christmas presents - as in wrapping techniques from the Japaese art of Furoshiki., or Korean 'Bojagi'.

To make your batik, first design and create a stencil. We then apply melted wax to your stencil, which hardens and forms a 'resist' in the dye bath. We will be dying with natural dyes. The wax is easy to remove later, when the fabric is dry, revealing your design.

Included are all materials, and squares of plain white cotton squares - ideal as reusable fabric gift wrap.

Feel free to bring along any small white, pre-washed cotton items such as table cloths, pillow case, T- Shirt, tea towel etc) to decorate on the day.

Suitable for adults and children over 5 years of age. Adults £15, children £10.

Click Here To Book Online.

Tues 28 May 14:00 - 16:00 BATIK FABRIK WRAPS

BATIK FABRIC WRAPS

An introduction to Batik with Zoe Eaton- a beautiful method of decorating textiles.

Use for Christmas presents, table decorations or make unique re-usable fabric gift wraps for Christmas presents - as in wrapping techniques from the Japaese art of Furoshiki., or Korean 'Bojagi'.

To make your batik, first design and create a stencil. We then apply melted wax to your stencil, which hardens and forms a 'resist' in the dye bath. We will be dying with natural dyes. The wax is easy to remove later, when the fabric is dry, revealing your design.

Included are all materials, and squares of plain white cotton squares - ideal as reusable fabric gift wrap.

Feel free to bring along any small white, pre-washed cotton items such as table cloths, pillow case, T- Shirt, tea towel etc) to decorate on the day.

Suitable for adults and children over 5 years of age. Adults £15, children £10.

Click Here To Book Online.