Events & Workshops

We currently run creative events all year,  in a range of art and craft subjects.   All our courses include materials, and are taught in a relaxed and informal style by creative professionals.  

We run outdoor art sessions all year, weather permitting, iall ages and abilities.  Choose from Watercolours or Drawing, see below. 

We have limited capabiltiy for indoor workshops due to current regulations - therefore indoor workshops can now be booked for single people, family groups or social bubbles only.  Choose your workshop from the list and select your preferred date then contact us.  

HOW TO BOOK 

Outdoor Water Colour Painting

MONDAYS   &  FRIDAYS / 10 AM - 12.00 / £15 pp inc 

Meet at HARBOUR GALLERIES, THE WHARF, ST IVES, TR26 ILF

Spend a lovely couple of hours,  painting outdoors in stunning  St.Ives.  Each session is a stand alone watercolour class, ideal for all ages and abilities - from complete  beginners, to experienced artists who  want some time and space to paint.  We run in small groups, with plenty of individual help and advice on hand with tutor Zoe Eaton.   We will go outside and draw/ paint a scene  ranging  from local street scenes, Harbour Views, Gardens... 

**Due to current the current situation we  limit the class size  to max of 6 people to allow for social distance., and in accordance with government guidelines.  

What We Provide

  • Drawing board, paper and drawing equiptment / use of paints/ brushes and palatte
  • We can loan all  the materials you need -  but feel free to bring your own   - You can also buy a watercolour kit to keep  fro our shop.

What You Need To Do

  • Dress for the weather - with appropriate sun or rain protetction, as the whole session is outdoors.  In very bad weather we may have to cancel.
  • Booking Essential - see top of page. for booking  details. 
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DRAW ST IVES !

Tues/ Wed/ Thur & Sat / 10.30 AM - 12.00£10  pp inc  (Ask about prices for your own private group )

Get to see St.Ives in a different light!   Join us for a fun and informal sketching sessions outdoors, with Tutor Pete Giles.    There is help on hand with tips and techniques on capturing what you see  -  So whether you are a complete beginner to drawing - or have more experience  - these sessions are for you!  We welcome adults and accompanied children of all ages.

  What We Provide

  • Use of a Drawing Board, paper, pen and paper included in price
  • Although we can supply drawing materials,  please feel free to bring your own.

What You Need To Provide

  • Dress for the weather, with sun or rain protenction and appropriate footwear/ gear for short walks
  • A photo camera is useful
  • BOOKING REQUIRED:  Please message us to reserve your place. 
  • Please check our CALENDAR  for dates and confirmation.  Payment can be made on the day  by cash or card payment.
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Book Studio Time For Your Workshop Choice

Book studio time, just  for you, or your familly unit or social bubble.   Our workshops  are  held at  our workshop space indoors, at Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View, St.Ives 

  • Choose   your  workshop subject  from the list below.  These are all designed for all ages and abilities, and include materials.
  • Book your workshop for -  just one person, or for your group, familly or social bubble  up to a maximinum of 5 people (due to current Covid restrictrions). 
  • Choose your dates or preferred dates - see our CALENDAR page for available slots
  • Get in touch to  book,  details at the top of the page.

PAINT A CANVAS - BEACH, SEA & SKY

  • 2 1/2 hour workshop
  • Min Price £75  / For 1 to 3 people/ plus £20 each extra person. up  to max 5 people  

Come along and Paint a beautiful seascape using acrylic paints on canvas - designed  for all ages and abilities .   Create your impression of the magnificent scenery overlooking Porthmeor Beach - capturing the fleeting light, colours and textures of the sea and sky.   We work in the studio, but in good weather may work outside, so dress for the weather - or feel free to work from your own photos.

There is help at each step of the way, with painting techniques, colour mixing and more,  with tutor Zoe Eaton..  Price includes all materials and an A4 or A3  canvas.  See top of page for booking details 

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PAINT A CANVAS - ABSTRACT

  • 2 hour workshop
  • Min Price £75  /up to 3 people/ plus £20 each extra person up  to max 5 people  

Be inspired by some of the great St.Ives modernist painters including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and W. Barnes- Graham. - and  create your own little abstract painting with acrylic paints on an  A4 canvas.  The workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners.  We start with a paper collage to design your colours, shapes and composition, then move on to acrylic paints.  There is help at each step of the way, with painting techniques, colour mixing and more,  with  artist Zoe Eaton.  Price includes all materials. See top of page for booking details.

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BEACH CRAFTS

  • 2 hour workshop
  • Price:  £60 (up to 3 people) plus £15 each extra person to max of 5

Use pretty beach finds including pebbles, crockery, shells and sea glass to create beauitufl and unique pieces.  We have all the tools and finishings you need to make a mosaic coaster, wall hangings, key rings etc.  We provide beach finds too, but feel free to bring along your own personal finds. 

This workshop is suitable for adults and children of all levels of ability.   see top of page to book.

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RESIN JEWELLERY & CHARMS

  • 2 1/2 hour workshop
  • Min Price  £75  (up to 3 people) £20  each extra person, to max 5 people  

Make charms, keyrings, brooches, fridge magnets and more.  Learn all the tips and techniques on how to cast and mix crystal resin,  to create a variety  of small items!   Get to experiement with a range of moulds, and little treasures to add - beads, dried flowers, wire, collage or bring along your own little treasures to cast. Leave with several finished, individual pieces.   This workshop is great fun, but not recommended for children under aged 5.

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CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

  • 2 and half hour workshop
  • COST :  Min £60 (For up to 3 people, plus £15 each extra person to max of 6 

Learn how to create a beautiful decoratived platter or box, using Decoupage, a technique that involves layering collaged papers with glues and varnish - these can be combined with paint effects and personalised to your choice of design.  This technique is great to cover boxes, trays, picture frames, or give new lease of life to old items of furniture, and they make great gifts too!
During this workshops we will take you through the steps of choosing your design, cutting, and use of correct materials and tools. Included in the price is a square or round palmleaf plate  to decorate, and all materials. However feel free to bring along your own small object, and any relevant images you want to use. 

To book, see top of page

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Painting the Style of Alfred Wallis

  • 2  hour workshop
  • Min price £60 / for up to 3 people / £15 each extra person

Learn a little about the fascinating life and working methods of Alfred Wallis, and take inspiration as a basis for your own artwork.
Alfred Wallis (1855 - 1942) was a naive artist who lived and worked in St.Ives. Take a little tour around town and walk in Alfred Walis footsteps taking in significant sights, make sketches or take photos. Back at the studio we 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!

To Book: See top of page

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

  • 2  Hour Workshop 
  • COST/ £60 for up to 3 people / £15 each extra person.

Learn how to use make the most of these beautiful transparent paints with tutor Zoe Eaton.  This is an indoor studio workshop but depending on the weather and preferred choice of subject we can paint still life, botannics, shells, seaweed or draw inspiration from the local landscape.   All materials are included. Suitable for all ages and abilbities.

To book see top of page

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NATURAL SOAP MAKING

  • Book Your Slot / Afternoons 2 - 4 pm
  • Min Price £75 (for up to 3 people)  £20 for each extra person to max of 6 people)

Learn how to make a vairety of lovely natural soaps, that are animal product free, and without any nasty chemicals - and using easy to obtain ingredients you can make at home.

We will be using vegetable soap base, and adding a whole range of lovely extra ingredients for beneficial skin properties,  scent,  texture and  decoration  - including herbs,  and essential oils.  Experiment with different combinations and create your own recipes.  Leave with several bars of quality, handmade soaps.
To book see top of page.

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Oil Painting Taster Session

  • 3  Hour Workshop 
  • COST £75 for up to 3 people, £20 each extra person.

Discover painting with this beautiful and versatile medium with artist Zoe Eaton. Suitable for beginners, or experienced artists who want to develop the use of oil paints.  We start with guided exercises, mark making and colour mixing to explore the basic techniques and  painting mediums,  impasto painting, brush work, and palette knife painting.  Then move onto a  Wet-on-wet, or 'alla prima' (Italian, meaning at first attempt), direct painting   on canvas.  Choose your choice of subject from: still life,  St, Ives Abstract or the local landsclape/seascape. 

To book see top of page

PORTRAITS & PEOPLE

  •  2 hour workshop
  • Min Price £75 (for up to 3 people)  £20 for each extra person to max of 6 people)
  • See top of page for booking details

Fun and informal  drawing sessions, designed for all levels of ability, from complete beginners, to those who wish to develop and practice their style. Get to draw portraits or the clothed figure from a live model, with tutor Zoe Eaton.

We start with short warm up exercises, designed to explore a variety of drawing techniques, materials and surfaces, before finishing with a longer pose - with emphasis on developing your own style, whether it is expressionistic, realistic or more abstract or minimal.

This workshop is suitable for adults and children of all levels of ability.  We are currently only able to offer classes for single bubble groups, max 6 people . Meet at Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View St.Ives

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CONTAINER CANDLE MAKING

  • Book Your Slot / Afternoons 2 - 4 pm
  • £75  (for up to 3 people)  £20 for each extra person 

Get to make beautiful container candles!  Learn  about the different types of wax available,   the correct use of wicks,  suitable containers you can use,  and how to scent and colour your candles. 

We will be using eco soya container wax, and recycled containers.  Get to decorate your containers and leave with 2 or three unique candles, scented with your choice of essential oils.    Great for Christmas, or gift ideas.

See top of page for booking details.

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