Arts and crafts diary of events in Cornwall

The Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) have compiled this list of arty and crafty events to put in your diary, going on down here in our beautiful Cornwall.

Please note that Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) do not organise any events ourselves, we publish event details for other local organisers, in good faith, but no responsibility can be taken for errors, event cancellations etc. Many of the organisers include contact details and you should always check directly with organisers for confirmation.

There are currently 18 listed here.

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Ashley Hanson exhibition

Thursday, 26th November 2020 until Sunday, 3rd January 2021

Ashley is intrigued by the impact of image on the flat, map-like, painter’s space, and the dialogue and tension between the different realities of information and imagination - between what inspires and drives the paintings and the uncertainties and excitement of the painting process.
Journeys, places, books, music, all generate ideas, providing catalyst and context, and colour always excites, but until it is resolved, a painting is a live thing, full of possibilities.
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Terrace Gallery, 65 The Terrace, Upper Market Street,  Penryn, Cornwall TR10 8EH


info@terracegallery.co.uk
www.terracegallery.co.uk

The modern portrait

Monday, 30th November 2020 until Wednesday, 2nd December 2020

The portrait continues to be an enduring and powerful subject for artists to this day. This fascinating three day course will help students to develop their own response to portraiture with the choice of using a variety of source material from historical figures, popular culture, friends and family to self-portraits or the imagination. A variety of materials and processes will be used during the course from drawing and painting through to collage and the use of a polaroid camera. Jesse Leroy Smith has been working with the portrait throughout his career with painting, photography, printmaking and film and he is a passionate advocate of the power of portraiture in a contemporary context.
The course will include looking at a number of modern and contemporary artists who have worked with the portrait from Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud to David Hockney, Luc Tuymans, Jenny Saville and Gillian Wearing among others.
With lots of hands-on work and a constant flow of inspiring exercises and examples of related artists’ work; this exciting course will give students an unforgettable immersion into the world of the modern portrait.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Painting with oils

Thursday, 3rd December 2020 until Sunday, 6th December 2020

A four day workshop surveying the fundamentals of representational painting focusing on tonal values, composition, form, colour identification and mixing and mark making. The subject will be a range of still life set ups with practitioners working in oils. The aim will be to understand the foundational skills of painting. The course is suitable for beginners and improvers with students taught largely on a one to one basis with the Tutor coming around to each person teaching to their level and helping them overcome any obstacles that arise. Jon will also share with students the process by which he paints and offer some short demonstrations at different stages to illustrate what he is teaching to the group.
The course includes advice on studio practice such as how to set yourself up at home with the right brushes, paints and setting out your palette with practical exercises over the three days. This indoor course takes place in the beautiful period school studio.
All drawing materials, brushes, supports and paint will be supplied by the art school.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Experimental figure

Monday, 7th December 2020 until Wednesday, 9th December 2020

A fantastically liberating course where a grounding in looking is partnered with an energised journey of different experimental and expressive approaches and techniques. Faye is a very inspiring person to be around and her teaching is both considered and structured and yet vital and empowering.
This exciting new course guides students to learn how to convey a sense of the weight, depth and volume of the body through techniques that utilize a broad range of drawing and painting materials and their resulting effects and marks. Some more experimental techniques will include working on a large format and drawing and painting with long sticks to help students work more freely. Much of the course is spent on looking at aspects of the anatomy in an engaging way so that you can create more convincing images of the human form; while the poses that you will work from range from traditional standing and seated poses through to more energised and thrilling examples such as learning to capture the figure in motion.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Mad Dog Mcrea

Saturday, 12th December 2020

After a sell out concerts in 2018 and 2019 Mad Dog Mcrea return to The Rum Store with their own captivating music performed to give a night to remember.
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band.
Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and “loyal-to-the-hilt”, fan base – Mad Dog Mcrea are more than just a very popular, festival act – with five albums under their belts, they are serious and acclaimed recording artists too. During 2019 Mad Dog Mcrea will be in the studio recording a new album.
The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard.
For more information and to book visit  www.carnglaze.com/mad-dog-mcrea-saturday-12th-december-8pm-carnglaze/
Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6HQ


www.carnglaze.com

 

 

The modern portrait

Sunday, 7th February 2021 until Tuesday, 9th February 2021

The portrait continues to be an enduring and powerful subject for artists to this day. This fascinating three day course will help students to develop their own response to portraiture with the choice of using a variety of source material from historical figures, popular culture, friends and family to self-portraits or the imagination. A variety of materials and processes will be used during the course from drawing and painting through to collage and the use of a polaroid camera. Jesse Leroy Smith has been working with the portrait throughout his career with painting, photography, printmaking and film and he is a passionate advocate of the power of portraiture in a contemporary context.
The course will include looking at a number of modern and contemporary artists who have worked with the portrait from Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud to David Hockney, Luc Tuymans, Jenny Saville and Gillian Wearing among others.
With lots of hands-on work and a constant flow of inspiring exercises and examples of related artists’ work; this exciting course will give students an unforgettable immersion into the world of the modern portrait.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Painting with oils

Wednesday, 10th February 2021 until Saturday, 13th February 2021

A four day workshop surveying the fundamentals of representational painting focusing on tonal values, composition, form, colour identification and mixing and mark making. The subject will be a range of still life set ups with practitioners working in oils. The aim will be to understand the foundational skills of painting. The course is suitable for beginners and improvers with students taught largely on a one to one basis with the Tutor coming around to each person teaching to their level and helping them overcome any obstacles that arise. Jon will also share with students the process by which he paints and offer some short demonstrations at different stages to illustrate what he is teaching to the group.
The course includes advice on studio practice such as how to set yourself up at home with the right brushes, paints and setting out your palette with practical exercises over the three days. This indoor course takes place in the beautiful period school studio.
All drawing materials, brushes, supports and paint will be supplied by the art school.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Experimental figure

Friday, 26th February 2021 until Sunday, 28th February 2021

A fantastically liberating course where a grounding in looking is partnered with an energised journey of different experimental and expressive approaches and techniques. Faye is a very inspiring person to be around and her teaching is both considered and structured and yet vital and empowering.
This exciting new course guides students to learn how to convey a sense of the weight, depth and volume of the body through techniques that utilize a broad range of drawing and painting materials and their resulting effects and marks. Some more experimental techniques will include working on a large format and drawing and painting with long sticks to help students work more freely. Much of the course is spent on looking at aspects of the anatomy in an engaging way so that you can create more convincing images of the human form; while the poses that you will work from range from traditional standing and seated poses through to more energised and thrilling examples such as learning to capture the figure in motion.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Sea and coast

Monday, 8th March 2021 until Wednesday, 10th March 2021

This exciting three day course takes place at dramatic coastal sites around West Cornwall where artist Kit Johns will help participants to explore a wide variety of different painting approaches. This course will encourage an experimental approach to using painting and drawing materials, often resulting in new exciting and unexpected results.
Kit will share his deep knowledge of depicting the sea from Cornwall's coastline and he will demonstrate the different tools, brushes, paints, sprays and inks he uses in his work. Participants will paint on a variety of surfaces including various papers and Kit’s trademark vintage maps.
A fantastic hands-on course enabling participants to paint under the guidance of one of Cornwall's most exciting young artists.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Edgelarks ~ Philip Henry and Hannah Martin

Saturday, 13th March 2021

Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) embark on another tour of the unusual and adventurous. Combining exquisite folk with influences as diverse as blues, Indian classical, and beatboxing, the BBC Folk Award winners are taking their show to some equally special places. The pair take their strong roots sound, mixing original songwriting with stomping beatbox harmonica, soaring fiddle and vocal harmonies, running wilder with each repeat play.
A busy collaborative period has included work as part of the Gigspanner Big Band (featuring members of Bellowhead and Steeleye Span); and performing at BBC Radio Two’s Festival In A Day to a Hyde Park crowd of 50,000 – supporting Kylie Minogue! They are now leaving the beaten track firmly behind them, and would love you to join them for this celebration of hidden gems, extraordinary venues, and uncommon concerts.
For more information visit www.carnglaze.com/edgelarks-philip-henry-and-hannah-martin-saturday-13th-march-2021-8pm/
Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6HQ


www.carnglaze.com

 

 

Landscape for beginners painting course

Wednesday, 28th April 2021 until Friday, 30th April 2021

This exciting new three day course with artist Anita Reynolds will provide a lively and informative introduction to landscape painting.
The first two days will be spent outside on the stunning coastline and moorlands of West Cornwall. Anita begins by showing you how to take meaningful notes and studies for paintings and how to overcome the challenges of working on location. There is a lot to see and take in when working outside; the skill is in learning how to simplify and focus when there, what materials to use and how to use them.
Back in the studio on day three Anita will show you how to consolidate and develop your ideas in order to produce a number of paintings using all the resources gathered over the previous two days.
Throughout the course Anita will be on hand to offer one-to-one tuition and advice, her aim is always to create a relaxed and playful atmosphere delivered with enthusiasm and humour. She is a very generous and intuitive teacher who quickly understands the needs of each student and is passionate about helping you to find your own creative voice.
An inspiring three days aimed at setting you off with the skills you need to paint landscapes.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Sea and coast

Monday, 21st June 2021 until Wednesday, 23rd June 2021

This exciting three day course takes place at dramatic coastal sites around West Cornwall where artist Kit Johns will help participants to explore a wide variety of different painting approaches. This course will encourage an experimental approach to using painting and drawing materials, often resulting in new exciting and unexpected results.
Kit will share his deep knowledge of depicting the sea from Cornwall's coastline and he will demonstrate the different tools, brushes, paints, sprays and inks he uses in his work. Participants will paint on a variety of surfaces including various papers and Kit’s trademark vintage maps.
A fantastic hands-on course enabling participants to paint under the guidance of one of Cornwall's most exciting young artists.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Sea and coast

Monday, 16th August 2021 until Wednesday, 18th August 2021

This exciting three day course takes place at dramatic coastal sites around West Cornwall where artist Kit Johns will help participants to explore a wide variety of different painting approaches. This course will encourage an experimental approach to using painting and drawing materials, often resulting in new exciting and unexpected results.
Kit will share his deep knowledge of depicting the sea from Cornwall's coastline and he will demonstrate the different tools, brushes, paints, sprays and inks he uses in his work. Participants will paint on a variety of surfaces including various papers and Kit’s trademark vintage maps.
A fantastic hands-on course enabling participants to paint under the guidance of one of Cornwall's most exciting young artists.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

The modern portrait

Friday, 22nd October 2021 until Sunday, 24th October 2021

The portrait continues to be an enduring and powerful subject for artists to this day. This fascinating three day course will help students to develop their own response to portraiture with the choice of using a variety of source material from historical figures, popular culture, friends and family to self-portraits or the imagination. A variety of materials and processes will be used during the course from drawing and painting through to collage and the use of a polaroid camera. Jesse Leroy Smith has been working with the portrait throughout his career with painting, photography, printmaking and film and he is a passionate advocate of the power of portraiture in a contemporary context.
The course will include looking at a number of modern and contemporary artists who have worked with the portrait from Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud to David Hockney, Luc Tuymans, Jenny Saville and Gillian Wearing among others.
With lots of hands-on work and a constant flow of inspiring exercises and examples of related artists’ work; this exciting course will give students an unforgettable immersion into the world of the modern portrait.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Experimental figure

Monday, 8th November 2021 until Wednesday, 10th November 2021

A fantastically liberating course where a grounding in looking is partnered with an energised journey of different experimental and expressive approaches and techniques. Faye is a very inspiring person to be around and her teaching is both considered and structured and yet vital and empowering.
This exciting new course guides students to learn how to convey a sense of the weight, depth and volume of the body through techniques that utilize a broad range of drawing and painting materials and their resulting effects and marks. Some more experimental techniques will include working on a large format and drawing and painting with long sticks to help students work more freely. Much of the course is spent on looking at aspects of the anatomy in an engaging way so that you can create more convincing images of the human form; while the poses that you will work from range from traditional standing and seated poses through to more energised and thrilling examples such as learning to capture the figure in motion.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

 

 

Painting with oils

Thursday, 11th November 2021 until Sunday, 14th November 2021

A four day workshop surveying the fundamentals of representational painting focusing on tonal values, composition, form, colour identification and mixing and mark making. The subject will be a range of still life set ups with practitioners working in oils. The aim will be to understand the foundational skills of painting. The course is suitable for beginners and improvers with students taught largely on a one to one basis with the Tutor coming around to each person teaching to their level and helping them overcome any obstacles that arise. Jon will also share with students the process by which he paints and offer some short demonstrations at different stages to illustrate what he is teaching to the group.
The course includes advice on studio practice such as how to set yourself up at home with the right brushes, paints and setting out your palette with practical exercises over the three days. This indoor course takes place in the beautiful period school studio.
All drawing materials, brushes, supports and paint will be supplied by the art school.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Painting with oils

Thursday, 9th December 2021 until Sunday, 12th December 2021

A four day workshop surveying the fundamentals of representational painting focusing on tonal values, composition, form, colour identification and mixing and mark making. The subject will be a range of still life set ups with practitioners working in oils. The aim will be to understand the foundational skills of painting. The course is suitable for beginners and improvers with students taught largely on a one to one basis with the Tutor coming around to each person teaching to their level and helping them overcome any obstacles that arise. Jon will also share with students the process by which he paints and offer some short demonstrations at different stages to illustrate what he is teaching to the group.
The course includes advice on studio practice such as how to set yourself up at home with the right brushes, paints and setting out your palette with practical exercises over the three days. This indoor course takes place in the beautiful period school studio.
All drawing materials, brushes, supports and paint will be supplied by the art school.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

The modern portrait

Monday, 13th December 2021 until Wednesday, 15th December 2021

The portrait continues to be an enduring and powerful subject for artists to this day. This fascinating three day course will help students to develop their own response to portraiture with the choice of using a variety of source material from historical figures, popular culture, friends and family to self-portraits or the imagination. A variety of materials and processes will be used during the course from drawing and painting through to collage and the use of a polaroid camera. Jesse Leroy Smith has been working with the portrait throughout his career with painting, photography, printmaking and film and he is a passionate advocate of the power of portraiture in a contemporary context.
The course will include looking at a number of modern and contemporary artists who have worked with the portrait from Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud to David Hockney, Luc Tuymans, Jenny Saville and Gillian Wearing among others.
With lots of hands-on work and a constant flow of inspiring exercises and examples of related artists’ work; this exciting course will give students an unforgettable immersion into the world of the modern portrait.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

 

 

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