A list of our events at St.Ives - from 2 hour stand alone classes and workshops to full dayevents. To book any of our events, please contact The Cornish Riviera Box Office Telephone 01726 879500 or Online Here

REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS

Mondays 10 - 12/ Open Drawing Group/ A stand alone opend drawing class for all levels and abilities£10

Mondays 2 - 4 pm / Water Colour Classes / With a different theme each week exploring techniques and materials.£15

Wednesdays / 7 - 8.30 pm / Beginners Guitar Classes / Small groups, learn to play the guitar with Pete Giles.  £10

Sundays / 12.00 - 16.30 / 15 Minute Portrait Studio / (From 7 April), drop in and get your portrait done £15

Beginners Guitar LESSON

Every Wednesday 19.00 - 20.30

3 April ... and every wednesday unless stated otherwise

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 and plenty of time for individual feedback.
You are welcome to just one session, or come along every week to build up your skills - bring your guitar (or ask about borrowing one)

Costs £10 per session. 

Click Here To Book Online.

DRAW St.Ives!

Every Tues, Wed, Thurs & Saturday

10.30 am - 12.00/  £7.00

Join us on one of our outdoor drawing experiences and get to see St.ives in a different light!  These 90 minute drawing tours are sutable for all levels and abilities, including complete beginners.  We take you to lovely spots around St.Ives, depending on the season and weather, including  beach scenes, coastal path, townscapes, pretty streets, gardens, harbour scenes and more.  We include drawing materials and tips and techniques on capturing what you see.

No booking needed, just meet at Barnoon Workshop, and dress for the weather!

Check our calendar for dates.

 

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The 15 Minute Portrait Studio

Sundays 12 - 4.30 pm / £15

Have you ever sat for your portrait?  You can drop in, and get your portrait done in under 15 minutes. .Your Face My Art is a Contemporary twist on the traditional art of seaside portraitature.  Each session has a choice of 2 or three artists,  each with their own style and choice of materials -   from drawing, watercolours, digital drawing,  and more.  Choose your artist and  leave with an original piece of art,.

Every Sunday from April until October - no need to book just drop in!

Sun 7 April  artists are Zoe Eaton, Marie Keeling and Bobby Wotnot.  See here for more details of artists work..

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HOW TO DRAW PORTRAITS

TUES 23 APRIL 10:00 - 12:00

A fun and informal session designed to give an introduction to drawing portraits, with Zoe Eaton.
During this session we start by looking at the basic proportions of the face.
Get to explore with a variety of drawing materials and surfaces, designed to build confidence and hone your skills, before finishing with a longer pose - with emphasis on developing your own portrait style, whether it is expressionistic, realist or more abstract or minimal.
This workshop is suitable for adults and children of all levels of ability.

Adults £15, children £10 includes all materials.
Free child place with a paying adult if booked online.

Click Here To Book Online.

ALFRED WALLIS PAINTING WORKSHOP

TUES 23 APRIL 14:00 - 16:00

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. Pete Giles 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 £20, children £10.

 

Click Here To Book Online.

Colour Pencil Techniques

Wed 24 April 10.00 - 12.00

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 St.Ives colouring book #colourstives - who show you how to achieve a host of effects, including 'dry' blending, Stippling, Hatching, Scumbling, Layering, Burnishing, Frottage and Scratching in. Some pencil makes work with 'wet' blending using water, baby oil and alcohol. We will work on a range of little exercises and drawing projects, and look at work of contemporary artists who use colour pencils.  The workshop includes materials
Costs £10 (adults and children over 5, under 5's free) 

Click Here To Book Online.

MOSAICS with beach finds

THURS 25 APRIL 10:00 - 12:00

Choose your surface to mosaic, and Create a small mosaic using materials found on the beach including pebbles, sea glass, plastic and shells. Make a coaster, tile or decorate jar.

We will take you through the process of design, preparation and gluing. All materials are included, but feel free to bring along your own beach find treasures.

Adults £20/ Children £10 Free child place with a paying adult if booked online. Click Here To Book Online

BEACH TREASURE crafts

Thurs 25 April 14:00 - 16:00

Make beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and fittings - drilling, threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. 

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!

Tickets £15 (adults and children over 5) * Group Discount., book 4 tickets for price of 3

Click Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

Mon 29 April 10.00 - 12.00

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.

SPRING FLOWERS IN WATERCOLOUR

Mon 29 April 14.00 - 16.00

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.

Wild botanical drawing

TUES 30 APRIL 10:00 - 16:00

Spend the day capturing plants and flowers in season, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.  During this day with Zoe Eaton, gain an introduction to the traditional Art of Botanicals - creating drawings and watercolour paintings, on plain white backgrounds. Get different tips and approaches to Studying the plant in depth and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style.

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers as they grow in beautiful locations around St.Ives - depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks, Fill sketchbooks with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials.

In the afternoon we can develop our sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners to drawing and painting. All materials are included -dress for the weather and bring a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15, recommended for over 10's

Click To Book Online Here

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 6 MAY 10:00 - 12.00

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.

Pen & Wash Landscapes

MON 6 MAY 14:00 - 16:00

An afternoon where we will go out to draw the stunning local scenery and experience the elements! Make a number of sketches with waterproof drawing pens, .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, learn how to lay a watercolour 'wash' over your drawings to create depth and colour.

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. 

 

Explore Abstract Drawing

THURS 9 MAY 14.00 - 16.00

Delve into the world of patterns and abstraction, with artist Bobby Wotnot.  It is well known that 'losing yourself' in art is a very beneficial experience and good for your wellbeing.

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.

Adults £15/Children £10 Click Here To Book Online.

Bobby Wotnot

PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS

SAT 11 MAY 10:00 - 16:00 - SEASCAPE/LANDSCAPE

A series of stand alone Painting days with Zoe Eaton, for complete beginners, or those who want to further develop their skills in using Acrylic paints
Find out more about this beautiful and versatile medium, including use of a variety of surfaces, brushes, cleaning methods, mixing mediums and more. At each day we work with a chosen theme and introduce different techniques, tools and materials. Leave with a finished painting on an A4 canvas.  Cost of each day is Adults £40 (children £20, not suitable for ages under 8)

11 May -SEASCAPE/LANDSCAPE - 1 May -SEASCAPE/LANDSCAPE - With inspiration from the local scenery, we will sketch and photograph sea and landscapes then use as a basis for your painting. Get tips on deciding your composition, and experiment with techniques including under painting and glazing to achieve rich glowing colours.  

16 June - VIEWS OF ST IVES - Create an acrylic painting of St.Ives Town, incorporating pretty buildings and streets.  Develop your own style from a starting point of sketches or photos., gain tips on composition, and colour palatte - to complete your piece.

19 July STILL LIFE - We will set up an arrangment of objects to choose from, plan your composition and explore colour mixing, and experiment with mark making and texture  to create your finished work on canvas.

Wear old clothes and bring a packed lunch!

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 13 MAY 10:00 - 12.00

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.

WATERCOLOUR POSTCARDS & MIXED MEDIA

MON 13 MAY 14:00 - 16:00

Make A6 artworks or postcards, based on scenes of St Ives!

We will go out and do some quick sketches, that can be used as a basis for your postcard designs, whether realistic or more abstract. Back at the studio, get to explore with a variety of different media including water-colours, inks, wax crayons, oil pastels and pens - to get a range of individual works.
No experienced needed, and all materials included. Great for all ages and abilities

Adults £15 Children £10 (free child place with an adult ticket when booked online).

 

Click To Book Online Here

PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

TUES 14 MAY 10:00 - 12:30

Create your own little abstract painting with Zoe Eaton. We take a look at the style and techniques of some of the great St Ives based abstract artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and W.Barnes- Graham - to take inspiration and create your own work.

We start with paper collage exercises, to explore shapes, colour and develop your composition. Then use your collage as a basis for your finished design, with acrylic paint on canvas.
No experience in using acrylic paints needed - this workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities (wear old clothes, can get messy)!

Adults £20, Kids, £12 ( *Free kids place with an adult ticket when you book online) Click Here To Book Online.

THE THEORY OF COLOUR

TUES 14 MAY 14.00 - 16.00

Would you like to know how to mix any colour, or find out why you sometimes end up with a muddy brown? Wonder how to put colour theory into practice? Understand why some colours work together?  This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the principles and application of colour theory - including artists, designers, textile artists etc.

This workshop with Zoe Eaton. provides some practical applications of colour theory, using a combination of exercises and discussion. During the session you will:
Create a 12 part colour wheel from 6 colours
Recognise the difference between colour bias, hue and tone
Learn effective use of colour to create contrast, definition, harrmony and depth.
Build your own colour notes to refer to later.
Adults £15, Children £10 * free child place with each adult ticket

£15 to include materials  Click Here To Book Online.

Create A HOLIDAY SKETCHBOOK/JOURNAL

THURS 16 MAY 14.00 - 16.00

Create your own visual diary of your holiday, or for your specific area of interest .

We start with a plain A5 sketch book, and cover with fabric, papers or artwork. Then create themed template pages, using techniques, including collage, colour washes, decorated boarders,etc Get inspiration for examples of page designs, lettering styles and writing prompts.

Discover interesting ways to Incorporate tickets, postcards and other ephemera that one collects along the way. You then have a unique and beautiful art book - to add your own notes, drawings or photos! A lasting memoir of your travels or hobby!

With All materials to get you started, including a plain paper A5 eco sketchbook. Feel free to bring along collected contributions such as cards, receipts, papers and images.

 Tickets £12 (adults and children over 5).   Click Here To Book Online.

DRAWING WITH WIRE

SAT 18 MAY 10:00 - 12:00

DRAWING WITH WIRE

Create some wonderful 3D wire drawings, taking inspiration from the work of Alexander Calder.who created a large amount of wire portraits, animals and circus performers.

We will start with some 'continuous line drawings' to develop your design and find the right shape. Then create your sculpture using aluminium modelling wire, which is soft and easy to manipulate.
Leave with some charming little wire sculptures that can be hung on a wall or attached to a background.

Not recommended for children under the age of 5. Adults £15 / Kids £10

Click Here To Book Online

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 20 MAY 10:00 - 12.00

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.

WATERCOLOUR ABSTRACT SHAPES OF ST IVES

MON 20 MAY 14:00 - 16.00

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 - free child ticket with and adult ticket when boked online

 

Click Here To Book Online.

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CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

THURS 23 MAY 14:00 - 16:00

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 palmleaf plate (25cm x 25 cm ), or box to decorate, and all materials. However feel free to bring along your own small object, and any relevant images you want to use.
Adults £15, child price £10

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 27 MAY 10:00 - 12.00

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.

WATERCOLOUR POSTCARDS & MIXED MEDIA

MON 27 MAY 14:00 - 16:00

Make A6 artworks or postcards, based on scenes of St Ives!

We will go out and do some quick sketches, that can be used as a basis for your postcard designs, whether realistic or more abstract. Back at the studio, get to explore with a variety of different media including water-colours, inks, wax crayons, oil pastels and pens - to get a range of individual works.
No experienced needed, and all materials included. Great for all ages and abilities

Adults £15 Children £10 (free child place with an adult ticket when booked online).

 

Click To Book Online Here

Create A HOLIDAY SKETCHBOOK/JOURNAL

TUES 28 MAY 10.00 - 12.00

Create your own visual diary of your holiday, or for your specific area of interest . We start with a plain A5 sketch book, and cover with fabric, papers or artwork. Then create themed template pages, using techniques, including collage, colour washes, decorated boarders,etc Get inspiration for examples of page designs, lettering styles and writing prompts.

Discover interesting ways to Incorporate tickets, postcards and other ephemera that one collects along the way. You then have a unique and beautiful art book - to add your own notes, drawings or photos! A lasting memoir of your travels or hobby! With All materials to get you started, including a plain paper A5 eco sketchbook. Feel free to bring along collected contributions such as cards, receipts, papers and images.

All Tickets £12.   Click Here To Book Online.

BATIK FABRIC DYE

Tues 28 May 14.00 - 16.00

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

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. 

Colour Pencil Techniques

Wed 29 MAY 10.00 - 12.00

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 St.Ives colouring book #colourstives - who show you how to achieve a host of effects, including 'dry' blending, Stippling, Hatching, Scumbling, Layering, Burnishing, Frottage and Scratching in. Some pencil makes work with 'wet' blending using water, baby oil and alcohol. We will work on a range of little exercises and drawing projects, and look at work of contemporary artists who use colour pencils.  The workshop includes materials
Costs £10 (adults and children over 5, under 5's free) 

Click Here To Book Online.

NATURE mono printS

WED 29 MAY 14:00 - 16:00

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton who will show how to develop your image from drawings of plants,leaves, or seaweed to create simple line drawings with mono printing techniques.
Using single colour, based bloc printing inks, and mono - printing techniques which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media - it is a simple technique that produces different and unexpected results each time.
We also show how you can prepare and make pressings and prints directly from the plants themselves!
Adults £15 Children £10  * 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online. Click To Book Online Here

NATURE RELIEF TILES

THURS 30 MAY 14:00 - 16:00

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 out.

Adults £20, Children £10 including materials. Free child place when you book in advance, with an adult ticket

Click Here To Book Online

BEACH TREASURE crafts

FRI 31 MAY 10:00 - 12:00

Make beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and fittings - drilling, threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. 

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!

Tickets £15 (adults and children over 5) * Group Discount., book 4 tickets for price of 3

Click Here To Book Online.

MOSAICS WITH BEACH FINDS

FRI 31 MAY 14:00 - 16:00

Choose your surface to mosaic, and Create a small mosaic using materials found on the beach including pebbles, sea glass, plastic and shells. Make a coaster, tile or decorate jar.

We will take you through the process of design, preparation and gluing. All materials are included, but feel free to bring along your own beach find treasures.

Adults £20/ Children £10 Free child place with a paying adult if booked online.

Click Here To Book Online.

FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

SAT 1 JUNE 10:00 - 12:00

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. Feel free toBring along any colourful or interesting plastic bags

£20 adults (kids £10) including materials.  Click Here To Book Online 

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 3 JUNE 10:00 - 12.00

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.

WATERCOLOUR SEA WEED & SHELLS

MON 3 JUNE 14:00 - 16.00

WATERCOLOUR - Seaweed, Shells and Sea Life.

Learn how to use lovely transparent watercolour paints to create studies of seaweed, shells and other sea life.

Explore with washes on a variety of paper surfaces and find out what the different types of brushes are used for.

Suitable for all levels and abilities.

Adults £15 / Child £10 (Free child place with an adult ticket when booked online)

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Click Here To Book Online.

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Wild botanical drawing

TUES 4 JUNE 10:00 - 16:00

Spend the day capturing plants and flowers in season, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.
During this day with Zoe Eaton, gain an introduction to the traditional Art of Botanicals - creating drawings and watercolour paintings, on plain white backgrounds. Get different tips and approaches to Studying the plant in depth and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style. During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers as they grow in beautiful locations around St.Ives - depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks, Fill sketchbooks with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials. In the afternoon we can develop our sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners to drawing and painting. All materials are included - Dress for the weather and bring a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15, recommended for over 10's

Click Here To Book Online Here

expressive portraits in ACRYLICS

WEDS 5 JUNE 10:00 - 16:00 

Adults £40 Children £20 (not suitable for under 8's)

Develop your portrait style and Create a portrait from life, or make a self portrait - using acrylic paints  with Zoe Eaton. Suitable for complete beginners, or those who want to further develop their skills in using acrylic paints or portraiture.  During the day you will

  • Gain an introduction to basic proportions of the face, through a series of exercises and drawings.
  • Plan a composition, colour palatte, and style.
  • Lay an 'under painting' in monochrome colour
  • Develop approaches to mixing  flesh tones, and paint handling techniques.
  • Leave with a  completed painting on an A4 sized canvas. 

Explore Abstract Drawing

THURS  6 JUNE 14.00 - 16.00

Delve into the world of patterns and abstraction, with artist Bobby Wotnot.  It is well known that 'losing yourself' in art is a very beneficial experience and good for your wellbeing.

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.

Adults £15/Children £10 Click Here To Book Online.

Bobby Wotnot

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 10 JUNE 10:00 - 12.00

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.

WATERCOLOUR POSTCARDS & MIXED MEDIA

MON 10 JUNE 14:00 - 16:00

Make A6 artworks or postcards, based on scenes of St Ives!

We will go out and do some quick sketches, that can be used as a basis for your postcard designs, whether realistic or more abstract. Back at the studio, get to explore with a variety of different media including water-colours, inks, wax crayons, oil pastels and pens - to get a range of individual works.
No experienced needed, and all materials included. Great for all ages and abilities

Adults £15 Children £10 (free child place with an adult ticket when booked online).

click To Book Online Here

PAPER MAKING

TUES 11 JUNE 14.00 - 16.00

Gain a hands on introduction to this ancient craft of paper making!  We start by making a pulp from recycled paper - then use the  'deckle and mold' process to create your own 'stockpile' of sheets. These are then pressed and dried -to create your own lovely sheets.  Get to Experiment with decorations by adding seeds, glitter, dried flowers etc, or create embossed effects.  The finished paper is ideal for art projects, cards and gifts.

*One FREE child place with each adult ticket. Adults £15 and Kids £10 (under 5's go free with an adult).  Click To Here To Book Online.

THE THEORY OF COLOUR

WEDS 12 JUNE 14.00 - 16.00

Would you like to know how to mix any colour, or find out why you sometimes end up with a muddy brown? Wonder how to put colour theory into practice? Understand why some colours work together?  This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the principles and application of colour theory - including artists, designers, textile artists etc.

This workshop with Zoe Eaton. provides some practical applications of colour theory, using a combination of exercises and discussion. During the session you will:
Create a 12 part colour wheel from 6 colours
Recognise the difference between colour bias, hue and tone
Learn effective use of colour to create contrast, definition, harrmony and depth.
Build your own colour notes to refer to later.
Adults £15, Children £10 * free child place with each adult ticket

£15 to include materials  Click Here To Book Online.

PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

THURS 13 JUNE 14:00 - 16:30

Create your own little abstract painting with Zoe Eaton. We take a look at the style and techniques of some of the great St Ives based abstract artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and W.Barnes- Graham - to take inspiration and create your own work.

We start with paper collage exercises, to explore shapes, colour and develop your composition. Then use your collage as a basis for your finished design, with acrylic paint on  canvas.
No experience in using acrylic paints needed - this workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities (wear old clothes, can get messy)!

Adults £20, Kids, £12 *Free kids place with an adult ticket when you book online Click Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 17 JUNE 10:00 - 12.00

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.

WATERCOLOUR TREES & PALMS

MON 17 JUNE 14:00 - 16:00

Learn how to use lovely transparent watercolour paints to create studies of Trees and Palms.

Explore with washes on a variety of paper surfaces and find out what the different types of brushes are used for.

Suitable for all levels and abilities all materials included

Adults £15 / Child £10 (Free child place with an adult ticket when booked online)

 

 Click Here To Book Online.

DRAWING WITH WIRE

WED 19 JUNE 14:00 - 16:00

DRAWING WITH WIRE

Create some wonderful 3D wire drawings, taking inspiration from the work of Alexander Calder.who created a large amount of wire portraits, animals and circus performers.

We will start with some 'continuous line drawings' to develop your design and find the right shape. Then create your sculpture using aluminium modelling wire, which is soft and easy to manipulate.
Leave with some charming little wire sculptures that can be hung on a wall or attached to a background.

Not recommended for children under the age of 5. Adults £15 / Kids £10

Click Here To Book Online

Create A HOLIDAY SKETCHBOOK/JOURNAL

THURS 20 JUNE 10.00 - 12.00

Create your own visual diary of your holiday, or for your specific area of interest .

We start with a plain A5 sketch book, and cover with fabric, papers or artwork. Then create themed template pages, using techniques, including collage, colour washes, decorated boarders,etc Get inspiration for examples of page designs, lettering styles and writing prompts.

Discover interesting ways to Incorporate tickets, postcards and other ephemera that one collects along the way. You then have a unique and beautiful art book - to add your own notes, drawings or photos! A lasting memoir of your travels or hobby!

With All materials to get you started, including a plain paper A5 eco sketchbook. Feel free to bring along collected contributions such as cards, receipts, papers and images.

All Tickets £12.

  Click Here To Book Online.

BEACH TREASURE crafts

SAT 22 JUNE 14:00 - 16:00

Make beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and fittings - drilling, threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. 

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!

Tickets £15 (adults and children over 5) * Group Discount., book 4 tickets for price of 3.

Click Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 24 JUNE 10:00 - 12.00

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.

nature prints

TUES 25 JUNE 14:00 - 16:00

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton who will show how to develop your image from drawings of plants,leaves, or seaweed to create simple line drawings with mono printing techniques.
Using single colour, based bloc printing inks, and mono - printing techniques which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media - it is a simple technique that produces different and unexpected results each time.
We also show how you can prepare and make pressings and prints directly from the plants themselves!
Adults £15 Children £10 * 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online. Click To Book Online Here

Click To Book Online Here

PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

SAT 29 JUNE 10:00 - 12:30

Create your own little abstract painting with Zoe Eaton. We take a look at the style and techniques of some of the great St Ives based abstract artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and W.Barnes- Graham - to take inspiration and create your own work.

We start with paper collage exercises, to explore shapes, colour and develop your composition. Then use your collage as a basis for your finished design, with acrylic paint on a little canvas.
No experience in using acrylic paints needed - this workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities (wear old clothes, can get messy)!

Adults £20, Kids, £12 *Free kids place with an adult ticket when you book online  Click Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 1 JULY 10:00 - 12.00

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.

WATERCOLOUR SKY & SEA

MON 1 JULY 14:00 - 16:00 

SKY AND SEA - approaches to capturing local sky and seascapes.

We will start by going out and looking and drawing or photographing some eye catching views that we get from St Ives, which we can then take as a basis to work from.

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 - free child ticket with and adult ticket when booked online.

Click Here To Book Online

expressive portraits in ACRYLICS

TUES 2 JULY 10:00 - 16:00 

Adults £40 Children £20 (not suitable for under 8's)

Develop your portrait style and Create a portrait from life, or make a self portrait - using acrylic paints  with Zoe Eaton. Suitable for complete beginners, or those who want to further develop their skills in using acrylic paints or portraiture.  During the day you will

  • Gain an introduction to basic proportions of the face, through a series of exercises and drawings.
  • Plan a composition, colour palatte, and style.
  • Lay an 'under painting' in monochrome colour
  • Develop approaches to mixing  flesh tones, and paint handling techniques.
  • Leave with a  completed painting on an A4 sized canvas. 

NATURE RELIEF TILES

WEDS 3 JULY 14:00 - 16:00

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 out.

Adults £20, Children £10 including materials. Free child place when you book in advance, with an adult ticket

Click Here To Book Online

Explore Abstract Drawing

THURS  4 JULY 14.00 - 16.00

Delve into the world of patterns and abstraction, with artist Bobby Wotnot.  It is well known that 'losing yourself' in art is a very beneficial experience and good for your wellbeing.

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.

Adults £15/Children £10 Click Here To Book Online.

Bobby Wotnot

Wild botanical drawing

SAT 6 JULY 10:00 - 16:00

Spend the day capturing plants and flowers in season, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.
During this day with Zoe Eaton, gain an introduction to the traditional Art of Botanicals - creating drawings and watercolour paintings, on plain white backgrounds. Get different tips and approaches to Studying the plant in depth and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style.

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers as they grow in beautiful locations around St.Ives - depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks, Fill sketchbooks with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials.

In the afternoon we can develop our sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners to drawing and painting. All materials are included - but dress for the weather and a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15, recommended for over 10's

Click To Book Online Here

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 8 JULY 10:00 - 12.00

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.

WATERCOLOUR SEA WEED & SHELLS

MON 8 JULY 14:00 - 16.00

WATERCOLOUR - Seaweed, Shells and Sea Life.

Learn how to use lovely transparent watercolour paints to create studies of seaweed, shells and other sea life.

Explore with washes on a variety of paper surfaces and find out what the different types of brushes are used for.

Suitable for all levels and abilities.

Adults £15 / Child £10 (Free child place with an adult ticket when booked online)

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Click Here To Book Online.

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  • watercolour seaweed

Create A HOLIDAY SKETCHBOOK/JOURNAL

TUES 9 JULY 10.00 - 12.00

Create your own visual diary of your holiday, or for your specific area of interest .

We start with a plain A5 sketch book, and cover with fabric, papers or artwork. Then create themed template pages, using techniques, including collage, colour washes, decorated boarders,etc Get inspiration for examples of page designs, lettering styles and writing prompts.

Discover interesting ways to Incorporate tickets, postcards and other ephemera that one collects along the way. You then have a unique and beautiful art book - to add your own notes, drawings or photos! A lasting memoir of your travels or hobby!

With All materials to get you started, including a plain paper A5 eco sketchbook. Feel free to bring along collected contributions such as cards, receipts, papers and images.

All Tickets £12.

  Click Here To Book Online.

CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

TUES 9 JULY 14:00 - 16:00

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 palmleaf plate (25cm x 25 cm ), or box to decorate, and all materials. However feel free to bring along your own small object, and any relevant images you want to use.
Adults £15, child price £10

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

introduction to stone carving - using breeze blocks

Thurs 11 July 10:00 - 16:00

Gain an understanding of the techniques of  stone carving - 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 'Stone' sculpture in a day! Led by Zoe Eaton, who will take you through  the three main  stages of stone carving:

  1. Design, from initial drawings to creating a model or small clay 'maquette',
  2. Roughing Out -  Starting to point out your block and making a rough shape.
  3. Finishing-  with chisles and rasp to refine and realise your design. You can then paint your sculpture with masonary paint, or seal with PVA. 

 By the end of the day you could leave with a finished sculpture, suitable for indoor our outdoor display. No experience needed, all materials included. Please wear old clothing and closed footwear. Not suitable for children under 16 years.

Cost £50 per person. Click To Book Online Here or tel 01726 879500

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 15 JULY 10:00 - 12.00

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.

MIXED MEDIA POSTCARDS

MON 15 JULY 14:00 - 16:00

Make A6 artworks or postcards, based on scenes of St Ives. We will go out and do some quick sketches that can be used as a basis for your postcard designs, whether realistic or more abstract. Back at the studio, get to explore with a variety of different media including water-colours, inks, wax crayons, oil pastels and pens - to get a range of individual works. No experienced needed, and all materials included.
Great for all ages and abilities

Adults £15 Children £10 (free child place with an adult ticket when booked online)

 Click Here To Book Online.

Bobby Wotnot

PAPER MAKING

TUES 16 JULY 14.00 - 16.00

Gain a hands on introduction to this ancient craft of paper making!  We start by making a pulp from recycled paper - then use the  'deckle and mold' process to create your own 'stockpile' of sheets. These are then pressed and dried -to create your own lovely sheets.  Get to Experiment with decorations by adding seeds, glitter, dried flowers etc, or create embossed effects.  

The finished paper is ideal for art projects, cards and gifts.

*One FREE child place with each adult ticket. Adults £15 and Kids £10 (under 5's go free with an adult).  Click To Here To Book Online.

MOSAICS WITH BEACH FINDS

WED 17 JULY 10:00 - 12:00

Choose your surface to mosaic, and Create a small mosaic using materials found on the beach including pebbles, sea glass, plastic and shells. Make a coaster, tile or decorate jar.

We will take you through the process of design, preparation and gluing. All materials are included, but feel free to bring along your own beach find treasures.

Adults £20/ Children £10 Free child place with a paying adult if booked online.

Click Here To Book Online

BEACH TREASURE crafts

WED 17 JULY 14:00 - 16:00

Make beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and fittings - drilling, threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. 

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!

Tickets £15 (adults and children over 5) * Group Discount., book 4 tickets for price of 3

Click Here To Book Online.

DRAWING WITH WIRE

THURS 18 JULY 10:00 - 12:00

DRAWING WITH WIRE

Create some wonderful 3D wire drawings, taking inspiration from the work of Alexander Calder.who created a large amount of wire portraits, animals and circus performers.

We will start with some 'continuous line drawings' to develop your design and find the right shape. Then create your sculpture using aluminium modelling wire, which is soft and easy to manipulate.
Leave with some charming little wire sculptures that can be hung on a wall or attached to a background.

Not recommended for children under the age of 5. Adults £15 / Kids £10

Click Here To Book Online

THE THEORY OF COLOUR

THURS 18 JULY 14.00 - 16.00

Would you like to know how to mix any colour, or find out why you sometimes end up with a muddy brown? Wonder how to put colour theory into practice? Understand why some colours work together?
This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the principles and application of colour theory - including artists, designers, textile artists etc.

This workshop with Zoe Eaton. provides some practical applications of colour theory, using a combination of exercises and discussion. During the session you will:
Create a 12 part colour wheel from 6 colours
Recognise the difference between colour bias, hue and tone
Learn effective use of colour to create contrast, definition, harrmony and depth.
Build your own colour notes to refer to later.
Adults £15, Children £10 * free child place with each adult ticket

£15 to include materials  Click Here To Book Online.

PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

Fri 26 JULY 2 - 4.30 pm

Create your own little abstract painting with Zoe Eaton. We take a look at the style and techniques of some of the great St Ives based abstract artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and W.Barnes- Graham - to take inspiration and create your own work.

We start with paper collage exercises, to explore shapes, colour and develop your composition. Then use your collage as a basis for your finished design, with acrylic paint on a little canvas. No experience in using acrylic paints needed - this workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities (wear old clothes, can get messy)!

Adults £20, Kids, £12  *Free kids place with an adult ticket when you book online

Click Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 22 JULY 10:00 - 12.00

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.

NATURE RELIEF TILES

TUES 23 JULY 14:00 - 16:00

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 out.

Adults £20, Children £10 including materials. Free child place when you book in advance, with an adult ticket

Click Here To Book Online

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 29 JULY 10:00 - 12.00

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.

Colour Pencil Techniques

TUES 30 JULY 10.00 - 12.00

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 St.Ives colouring book #colourstives - who show you how to achieve a host of effects, including 'dry' blending, Stippling, Hatching, Scumbling, Layering, Burnishing, Frottage and Scratching in. Some pencil makes work with 'wet' blending using water, baby oil and alcohol. We will work on a range of little exercises and drawing projects, and look at work of contemporary artists who use colour pencils.  The workshop includes materials
Costs £10 (adults and children over 5, under 5's free) 

Click Here To Book Online.

nature prints

TUES 30 JULY 14:00 - 16:00

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton who will show how to develop your image from drawings of plants,leaves, or seaweed to create simple line drawings with mono printing techniques.
Using single colour, based bloc printing inks, and mono - printing techniques which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media - it is a simple technique that produces different and unexpected results each time.
We also show how you can prepare and make pressings and prints directly from the plants themselves!

Adults £15 Children £10 * 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online. Click Here To Book Online

FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

WED 31 JULY 14:00 - 16:30

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. Feel free toBring along any colourful or interesting plastic bags

£20 adults (kids £10) including materials. Click Here To Book Online

 

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 5 AUG 10:00 - 12.00

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.

BEACH TREASURE crafts

TUES 6 AUGUST 10:00 - 12:00

Make beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and fittings - drilling, threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. 

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!

Tickets £15 (adults and children over 5) * Group Discount., book 4 tickets for price of 3

Click Here To Book Online.

MOSAICS WITH BEACH FINDS

TUES 6 AUG 14:00 - 16:00

Choose your surface to mosaic, and Create a small mosaic using materials found on the beach including pebbles, sea glass, plastic and shells. Make a coaster, tile or decorate jar.

We will take you through the process of design, preparation and gluing. All materials are included, but feel free to bring along your own beach find treasures.

Adults £20/ Children £10 Free child place with a paying adult if booked online.

Click Here To Book Online

Create A HOLIDAY SKETCHBOOK/JOURNAL

WEDS 7 AUG 10.00 - 12.00

Create your own visual diary of your holiday, or for your specific area of interest. We start with a plain A5 sketch book, and cover with fabric, papers or artwork. Then create themed template pages, using techniques, including collage, colour washes, decorated boarders,etc Get inspiration for examples of page designs, lettering styles and writing prompts.

Discover interesting ways to Incorporate tickets, postcards and other ephemera that one collects along the way. You then have a unique and beautiful art book - to add your own notes, drawings or photos! A lasting memoir of your travels or hobby! With All materials to get you started, including a plain paper A5 eco sketchbook. Feel free to bring along collected contributions such as cards, receipts, papers and images.

All Tickets £12.   Click Here To Book Online.

PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

WED 7 AUG 14:00 - 16:30

Create your own little abstract painting with Zoe Eaton. We take a look at the style and techniques of some of the great St Ives based abstract artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and W.Barnes- Graham - to take inspiration and create your own work.

We start with paper collage exercises, to explore shapes, colour and develop your composition. Then use your collage as a basis for your finished design, with acrylic paint on a little canvas.
No experience in using acrylic paints needed - this workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities (wear old clothes, can get messy)!

Adults £20, Kids, £12 *Free kids place with an adult ticket when you book online

Click Here To Book Online.

Wild botanical Drawing

THURS 8 AUGUST 10:00 - 16:00

Spend the day capturing plants and flowers in season, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.  During this day with Zoe Eaton, gain an introduction to the traditional Art of Botanicals - creating drawings and watercolour paintings, on plain white backgrounds. Get different tips and approaches to Studying the plant in depth and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style.

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers as they grow in beautiful locations around St.Ives - depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks, Fill a sketchbook with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials. In the afternoon we can develop our sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners . All materials are included - but dress for the weather, and bring  a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15, recommended for over 10's

Click Here To Book Online

The art of Monoprint

FRI 9 AUGUST 10:00 - 12:00

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 equpitment 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.

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

expressive portraits in ACRYLICS

SAT 10 Aug 10:00 - 16:00 

Adults £40 Children £20 (not suitable for under 8's)

Develop your portrait style and Create a portrait from life, or make a self portrait - using acrylic paints  with Zoe Eaton. Suitable for complete beginners, or those who want to further develop their skills in using acrylic paints or portraiture.  During the day you will

  • Gain an introduction to basic proportions of the face, through a series of exercises and drawings.
  • Plan a composition, colour palatte, and style.
  • Lay an 'under painting' in monochrome colour
  • Develop approaches to mixing  flesh tones, and paint handling techniques.
  • Leave with a  completed painting on an A4 sized canvas. 

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 12 AUG 10:00 - 12.00

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.

WATERCOLOUR SEAWEED & SHELLS

MON 12 AUG 14:00 - 16.00

WATERCOLOUR - Seaweed, Shells and Sea Life.

Learn how to use lovely transparent watercolour paints to create studies of seaweed, shells and other sea life.

Explore with washes on a variety of paper surfaces and find out what the different types of brushes are used for.

Suitable for all levels and abilities.

Adults £15 / Child £10 (Free child place with an adult ticket when booked online)

.

Click Here To Book Online.

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  • watercolour seaweed

CONTEMPORARY DECOUPAGE

TUES 13 AUG 14:00 - 16:00

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 palmleaf plate (25cm x 25 cm ), or box to decorate, and all materials. However feel free to bring along your own small object, and any relevant images you want to use.
Adults £15, child price £10

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

DRAWING WITH WIRE

WED 14 AUG 10:00 - 12:00

DRAWING WITH WIRE

Create some wonderful 3D wire drawings, taking inspiration from the work of Alexander Calder.who created a large amount of wire portraits, animals and circus performers.

We will start with some 'continuous line drawings' to develop your design and find the right shape. Then create your sculpture using aluminium modelling wire, which is soft and easy to manipulate.
Leave with some charming little wire sculptures that can be hung on a wall or attached to a background.

Not recommended for children under the age of 5. Adults £15 / Kids £10

Click Here To Book Online

FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

WED 14 AUG 14:00 - 16:30

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. Feel free toBring along any colourful or interesting plastic bags

£20 adults (kids £10) including materials. Click Here To Book Online

 

Colour Pencil Techniques

THURS 15 AUG 10.00 - 12.00

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 St.Ives colouring book #colourstives - who show you how to achieve a host of effects, including 'dry' blending, Stippling, Hatching, Scumbling, Layering, Burnishing, Frottage and Scratching in. Some pencil makes work with 'wet' blending using water, baby oil and alcohol. We will work on a range of little exercises and drawing projects, and look at work of contemporary artists who use colour pencils.  The workshop includes materials
Costs £10 (adults and children over 5, under 5's free) 

Click Here To Book Online.

PAPER MAKING

THURS 15 AUGUST 14.00 - 16.00

Gain a hands on introduction to this ancient craft of paper making!  We start by making a pulp from recycled paper - then use the  'deckle and mold' process to create your own 'stockpile' of sheets. These are then pressed and dried -to create your own lovely sheets.  Get to Experiment with decorations by adding seeds, glitter, dried flowers etc, or create embossed effects.  

The finished paper is ideal for art projects, cards and gifts.

*One FREE child place with each adult ticket. Adults £15 and Kids £10 (under 5's go free with an adult).  Click To Here To Book Online.

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 19 AUG 10:00 - 12.00

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.

MIXED MEDIA POSTCARDS

MON 19 AUG 14:00 - 16:00

Make A6 artworks or postcards, based on scenes of St Ives. We will go out and do some quick sketches that can be used as a basis for your postcard designs, whether realistic or more abstract. Back at the studio, get to explore with a variety of different media including water-colours, inks, wax crayons, oil pastels and pens - to get a range of individual works. No experienced needed, and all materials included.
Great for all ages and abilities

Adults £15 Children £10 (free child place with an adult ticket when booked online)

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Bobby Wotnot

BEACH TREASURE crafts

TUES 20 AUGUST 10:00 - 12:00

Make beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and fittings - drilling, threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. 

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!

Tickets £15 (adults and children over 5) * Group Discount., book 4 tickets for price of 3

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Create A HOLIDAY SKETCHBOOK/JOURNAL

WEDS 21 AUG 10.00 - 12.00

Create your own visual diary of your holiday, or for your specific area of interest .

We start with a plain A5 sketch book, and cover with fabric, papers or artwork. Then create themed template pages, using techniques, including collage, colour washes, decorated boarders,etc Get inspiration for examples of page designs, lettering styles and writing prompts.

Discover interesting ways to Incorporate tickets, postcards and other ephemera that one collects along the way. You then have a unique and beautiful art book - to add your own notes, drawings or photos! A lasting memoir of your travels or hobby!

With All materials to get you started, including a plain paper A5 eco sketchbook. Feel free to bring along collected contributions such as cards, receipts, papers and images.

All Tickets £12.

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MOSAICS WITH BEACH FINDS

TUES 20 AUG 14:00 - 16:00

Choose your surface to mosaic, and Create a small mosaic using materials found on the beach including pebbles, sea glass, plastic and shells. Make a coaster, tile or decorate jar.

We will take you through the process of design, preparation and gluing. All materials are included, but feel free to bring along your own beach find treasures.

Adults £20/ Children £10 Free child place with a paying adult if booked online.

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nature mono prints

WED 21 AUGUST 14:00 - 16:00

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton who will show how to develop your image from drawings of plants,leaves, or seaweed to create simple line drawings with mono printing techniques.
Using single colour, based bloc printing inks, and mono - printing techniques which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media - it is a simple technique that produces different and unexpected results each time.
We also show how you can prepare and make pressings and prints directly from the plants themselves!

Adults £15 Children £10 * 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online. Click To Book Online Here
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PAINT A MINI MASTERPIECE - St.Ives Abstract

THURS 22 AUG 10:00 - 12:30

Create your own little abstract painting with Zoe Eaton. We take a look at the style and techniques of some of the great St Ives based abstract artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and W.Barnes- Graham - to take inspiration and create your own work.

We start with paper collage exercises, to explore shapes, colour and develop your composition. Then use your collage as a basis for your finished design, with acrylic paint on a little canvas.
No experience in using acrylic paints needed - this workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities (wear old clothes, can get messy)!

Adults £20, Kids, £12 *Free kids place with an adult ticket when you book online

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THE THEORY OF COLOUR

THURS 22 AUG 10:00 - 12:00

Would you like to know how to mix any colour, or find out why you sometimes end up with a muddy brown? Wonder how to put colour theory into practice? Understand why some colours work together?

This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the principles and application of colour theory - including artists, designers, textile artists etc.

This workshop with Zoe Eaton. provides some practical applications of colour theory, using a combination of exercises and discussion. During the session you will:
Create a 12 part colour wheel from 6 colours
Recognise the difference between colour bias, hue and tone
Learn effective use of colour to create contrast, definition, harrmony and depth.
Build your own colour notes to refer to later.
Adults £15, Children £10 * free child place with each adult ticket

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NATURE RELIEF TILES

SAT 24 AUG 14:00 - 16:00

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 out.

Adults £20, Children £10 including materials. Free child place when you book in advance, with an adult ticket

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OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 26 AUG 10:00 - 12.00

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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DRAWING WITH WIRE

TUES 27 AUG 10:00 - 12:00

DRAWING WITH WIRE

Create some wonderful 3D wire drawings, taking inspiration from the work of Alexander Calder.who created a large amount of wire portraits, animals and circus performers.

We will start with some 'continuous line drawings' to develop your design and find the right shape. Then create your sculpture using aluminium modelling wire, which is soft and easy to manipulate.
Leave with some charming little wire sculptures that can be hung on a wall or attached to a background.

Not recommended for children under the age of 5. Adults £15 / Kids £10

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BEACH TREASURE crafts

TUES 27 AUGUST 14:00 - 16:00

Make beautiful wall hangings and charms - with beach finds including shells, sea glass, driftwood and plastic.  We will be combining these with beads and fittings - drilling, threading and wire wrapping - get creative with added paint or pen markers. 

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!

Tickets £15 (adults and children over 5) * Group Discount., book 4 tickets for price of 3

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Wild botanical Art day

WEDS 28 AUGUST 10:00 - 16:00

Spend the day capturing plants and flowers in season, as they grow around the stunning scenery of St.Ives.
During this day with Zoe Eaton, gain an introduction to the traditional Art of Botanicals - creating drawings and watercolour paintings, on plain white backgrounds. Get different tips and approaches to Studying the plant in depth and capturing its essence - but with the emphasis on developing your own artistic style.

During the morning, we will go out and sketch a whole variety of plants and flowers as they grow in beautiful locations around St.Ives - depending on the weather and season, we will visit the coastal path, and hidden gardens and parks, Fill sketchbooks with drawings, colour notes, and explore different drawing materials. In the afternoon we can develop our sketches into more fully formed art pieces, using watercolours and goache paints on quality paper surfaces.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners to drawing and painting. All materials are included - but please dress for the weather and bring a packed lunch
Adults £35, (accompanied children £15, recommended for over 10's

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nature mono prints

THURS 29 AUGUST 10:00 - 12:00

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton who will show how to develop your image from drawings of plants,leaves, or seaweed to create simple line drawings with mono printing techniques.
Using single colour, based bloc printing inks, and mono - printing techniques which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media - it is a simple technique that produces different and unexpected results each time.
We also show how you can prepare and make pressings and prints directly from the plants themselves!
Adults £15 Children £10 * 1 FREE Child place with each adult ticket price when booked online. Click To Book Online Here

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Colour Pencil Techniques

SAT 31 AUG 10.00 - 12.00

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 St.Ives colouring book #colourstives - who show you how to achieve a host of effects, including 'dry' blending, Stippling, Hatching, Scumbling, Layering, Burnishing, Frottage and Scratching in. Some pencil makes work with 'wet' blending using water, baby oil and alcohol. We will work on a range of little exercises and drawing projects, and look at work of contemporary artists who use colour pencils.  The workshop includes materials
Costs £10 (adults and children over 5, under 5's free) 

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OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 2 SEPT 10:00 - 12.00

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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expressive portraits in ACRYLICS

SAT 7 SEPT 10:00 - 16:00 

Adults £40 Children £20 (not suitable for under 8's)

Develop your portrait style and Create a portrait from life, or make a self portrait - using acrylic paints  with Zoe Eaton. Suitable for complete beginners, or those who want to further develop their skills in using acrylic paints or portraiture.  During the day you will

  • Gain an introduction to basic proportions of the face, through a series of exercises and drawings.
  • Plan a composition, colour palatte, and style.
  • Lay an 'under painting' in monochrome colour
  • Develop approaches to mixing  flesh tones, and paint handling techniques.
  • Leave with a  completed painting on an A4 sized canvas. 

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 9 SEPT 10:00 - 12.00

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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OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 16 SEPT 10:00 - 12.00

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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MIXED MEDIA POSTCARDS

MON 16 SEPT 14:00 - 16:00

Make A6 artworks or postcards, based on scenes of St Ives. We will go out and do some quick sketches that can be used as a basis for your postcard designs, whether realistic or more abstract. Back at the studio, get to explore with a variety of different media including water-colours, inks, wax crayons, oil pastels and pens - to get a range of individual works. No experienced needed, and all materials included.
Great for all ages and abilities

Adults £15 Children £10 (free child place with an adult ticket when booked online)

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Bobby Wotnot

Intrdoduction to stone carving using Breeze blocks

TUES  17 SEPT 10:00 - 16:00

Gain an introduction to stone carving - 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, creating a 'maquette, 'roughing out' your sculpture, and then 'finishing with chisles and rasps. You can then paint your sculpture with masonary 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.

Cost £50 per person.  Click To Book Online Here 

A WALK WITH WATERCOLOUR

WEDS 18 SEPT 10:00 - 12:00

St Ives artist Nicola Higgins will take you on a watercolour adventure and will be there for advice and share some of her techniques to help you make lovely expressive paintings and capture the wonderful scenery of this beautiful seaside town.

No experience needed, all welcome and materials are provided. In bad weather we will work indoors but hopefully the sun will shine!

Booking advised. £15 per person.

NATURAL SOAP MAKING

WED 18 SEPT 10:00 - 12:00

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.

nature mono prints

THURS 19 SEPT 14:00 - 16:00

The workshop is led by Zoe Eaton who will show how to develop your image from drawings of plants,leaves, or seaweed to create simple line drawings with mono printing techniques.
Using single colour, based bloc printing inks, and mono - printing techniques which can then be tinted with watercolours or drawing media - it is a simple technique that produces different and unexpected results each time.
We also show how you can prepare and make pressings and prints directly from the plants themselves!
Adults £15 Children £10  Click To Book Online Here

FANTASTIC PLASTIC FUSION

FRI 20 SEPT 14:00 - 16:30

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. Feel free toBring along any colourful or interesting plastic bags

£20 adults (kids £10) including materials. Click Here To Book Online

 

BEGINNERS GUITAR DAY

SAT 21 SEPT 11:00 - 16:00
Have you always wanted to play guitar, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you have a guitar lying about, 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

OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 23 SEPT 10:00 - 12.00

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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MOSAICS WITH BEACH FINDS

TUES 24 SEPT 14:00 - 16:00

Choose your surface to mosaic, and Create a small mosaic using materials found on the beach including pebbles, sea glass, plastic and shells. Make a coaster, tile or decorate jar.

We will take you through the process of design, preparation and gluing. All materials are included, but feel free to bring along your own beach find treasures.

Adults £20/ Children £10 Free child place with a paying adult if booked online.

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OPEN DRAWING GROUP

MON 30 SEPT 10:00 - 12.00

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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NATURE RELIEF TILES

TUES 22 OCT 14:00 - 16:00

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 out.

Adults £20, Children £10 including materials. Free child place when you book in advance, with an adult ticket

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Colour Pencil Techniques

WED 23 OCT 10.00 - 12.00

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 St.Ives colouring book #colourstives - who show you how to achieve a host of effects, including 'dry' blending, Stippling, Hatching, Scumbling, Layering, Burnishing, Frottage and Scratching in. Some pencil makes work with 'wet' blending using water, baby oil and alcohol. We will work on a range of little exercises and drawing projects, and look at work of contemporary artists who use colour pencils.  The workshop includes materials
Costs £10 (adults and children over 5, under 5's free) 

Click Here To Book Online.