Arts and crafts courses, workshops and classes in Cornwall

There lots of arts and crafts courses, workshops and classes going on in Cornwall. Drawing and painting classes are hugely popular. There are currently 5 listed in this section.

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Life Drawing Sessions

Every Wednesday evening

Life drawing classes West CornwallNewlyn School of Art offers exciting Wednesday evening Life Drawing Sessions taught by many well known artists on rotation including; Neil Pinkett, Paul Wadsworth, Jason Walker, Jesse Leroy Smith, Lisa Wright, Sam Bassett, Mark Surridge, Kate Walters, Gareth Edwards, Michael Broughton, Marie-Claire Hammon and Maggie O'Brien. Wednesdays; arrive at 6.50 for a 7pm start. Ends at 9pm. £13 for the two hour session including any painting materials if used. Break for complimentary tea or coffee at 8pm.
To avoid disappointment please book a few days in advance of the sessions to make sure you have secured a place. Advance booking only please.

For more information please see our website at www.newlynartschool.co.uk or call 01736 365557.

Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW

Little Music and Movement Project

Friday, 6th January 2017 until Friday, 31st March 2017

Early years music education with developmental movement activities to explore creativity and develop early skills.
Weekly on Friday mornings at The Exchange.
10.00 babies, 10.45 toddlers
Booking on a termly basis, £60 for 12-week spring term (no session during Feb half-term).
Visit the web siite for more information.
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL

www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Dressmaking 'Boot camp' style

Wednesday, 1st February 2017 until Wednesday, 29th March 2017

This is a skill based course designed to give each participant a range of traditional dressmaking skills that are transferrable to a variety of patterns.
Sessions are themed, lots of samples are made and each person makes their own choice of garment alongside the course as their homework.
There will be opportunity for problem solving as we go.
The course is taught by a fully experienced and qualifyed teacher, there is much hilarity, tea and biscuits( occaisionally talk of gin!) along the way.
If it sounds like your kind of course , give me a call.
Porthleven Community Primary School, Porthleven, Cornwall TR13 9BX

lovemia.co@gmail.com
lovemiatextileartist.wordpress.com

Jewellery making beginners six week workshop

Tuesday, 21st February 2017 (6 weeks)

You have the option to make all of the projects in silver, see Facebook and Instagram for examples, paid for on the day.
The price includes all copper, so nothing else to pay unless you wish to make all, or some in silver.
£150:00 to include first weeks silver ring.
Jewellery Making Cornwall, Perranarworthal, Cornwall TR3 7PE
 

griffiths.stuart@ymail.com

Pottery Course Treknow

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 (10 Wednesdays)

Full 10 week course at Treknow Villiage Hall.
From 7 till 9 each Wednesday.
Come for an initial taster session on March 22nd.
Come and find out about making with clay.
Be amazed at what you can achieve in no time at all.
There are three hand building techniques used in claywork, you need only learn and practice these construction methods in order to start making wonderful pieces of work.
Helen Marton has 20 years experience as a maker, whilst also teaching ceramics and contemporary craft at Falmouth University.
Course fee: £165.00 covers 9 weeks tuition, transport of work, handouts and firing costs. £50.00 covers first 12kg bag of clay and pottery toolkit Restricted parking.
Treknow Village Hall. Trewarmett, Treknow, Tintagel, North Cornwall PL34 0EW

Nellie.nogland38@gmail.com

Weekly Art Studio

Thursday, 30th March 2017

Redwing GalleryTired of working on the kitchen table? Want to try a different media or techniques?
Our upper gallery and workshop turn into a big open-access studio on Thursdays between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.
You can use the space for just £2 per person.
Bring your own materials if you have them.
Use the printmaking presses, bookbinding equipment, papermaking moulds and deckles, brushes, large format slide cutter etc.
Cafe open for refreshments and live music downstairs.
Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street, (Just off market Jew Street), Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2HT




 

 

 

Experimental Painting in Layers

Friday, 31st March 2017

Experimental Painting in Layers with Amy Albright.
During this one day course you will work with artist Amy Albright and learn how to use oil paint in a fresh, fluid and unique way.
You will be encouraged to use experimental mark making that reveal and respond to marks and traces made previously, as you build up your own layered canvas using acrylic paint initially followed by oil paint.
You will learn new techniques, such as how to use layered glazes using a range of tools to create subtle and refined marks.
Along the way, you will also create many smaller works on paper. Amy will demonstrate exciting dynamic painting techniques such as imprinting with rags, dripping paint, glazing and delicate detail marks to help you create your own layered painting.
31st March 2017 -10:30 - 4:30 pm..
Visit web site for more information about this workshop.
Krowji
, The Old Grammar School, West Park, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3AJ


www.krowji.org.uk

Learn to Draw

Saturday, 1st April 2017

Drawing workshop CornwallIn this fun and relaxed workshop, you will discover the foundations of creating accurate and lifelike pencil drawings with professional artist, Tamsin Dearing.
Suitable for all abilities and no art experience is required.
You will learn observation and shading techniques, increase your creative confidence and develop your own style
All materials are provided.
£30 with tea, coffee and biscuits included
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Numbers are limited so that everyone receives individual attention.
Booking is essential.
The Centre, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AR


contact@tamsindearing.co.uk
www.tamsindearing.co.uk

Introduction to Abstraction

Monday, 3rd April 2017

Ever wanted to have a go at abstract art but no idea how to get started? Then this inspiring workshop with Ali Cockrean will demystify an area of art that many struggle with. From forming an idea; translating it onto canvas and then developing your work into a finished painting, Ali will guide you through the process and answer all your questions about abstraction as you work. All abilities very welcome.
Ali has been a professional artist and tutor for over 10 years. Ali is an expressionistic landscape painter and has work in private collections worldwide. She was also commissioned by the BBC to paint the Queens’ Diamond Jubilee River Pageant from the Millennium Bridge in London.
A selection of materials are required to be brought along with you for the workshop, and are also available to purchase in the Truro Arts shop and you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies on the day of workshop.­
Monday 3rd April, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

Landscapes in Oil

Tuesday, 4th April 2017

In this workshop Amanda wants to demonstrate the versatility of oil paint. Starting with a demo she will show some techniques she has developed over the years also talking about her own personal process and how she creates a final painting. Amanda will hope to get everyone to produce one oil painting in their own unique style; it is important that everyone is given the chance to find their own voice and hopefully will feel encouraged and motivated to keep painting. All abilities very welcome.
Amanda has years painting full time as a professional landscape artist – exhibiting in many solo, joint and mixed shows and has been published in several books and magazine articles.
A selection of materials are required to be brought along with you for the workshop, they are also available to purchase in the Truro Arts shop and you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies on the day of workshop.­     
Tuesday 4th April, 10am - 4pm
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


www.truroartscompany.co.uk

Memory Journal Making Workshop

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

The Duchy Makery is delighted to be working with talented designer-makers from across Cornwall to present a programme of creative workshops that celebrate nostalgia, vintage style and the joy of making.
See out website for the full programme of workshops.
You're invited to join us for a day of vintage inspired making on Wednesday the 5th of April at our base at The Duchy's Vintage Emporium in pretty St Mawgan village in Cornwall.
In a space surrounded by inspiring vintage treasures The Memory Journal workshop includes expert tuition from Bridget at The Fluffy Slug, vintage materials, delicious homemade cake and refreshments and a lovely light lunch - all served using gorgeous vintage crockery of course.
Visit Facebook events page
Duchy Makery, St Mawgan, Cornwall TR8 4EP


hello@duchymakery.co.uk
www.duchymakery.co.uk

 

 

Experimental Painting in Layers

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Experimental Painting in Layers with Amy Albright.
During this one day course you will work with artist Amy Albright and learn how to use oil paint in a fresh, fluid and unique way.
You will be encouraged to use experimental mark making that reveal and respond to marks and traces made previously, as you build up your own layered canvas using acrylic paint initially followed by oil paint.
You will learn new techniques, such as how to use layered glazes using a range of tools to create subtle and refined marks.
Along the way, you will also create many smaller works on paper. Amy will demonstrate exciting dynamic painting techniques such as imprinting with rags, dripping paint, glazing and delicate detail marks to help you create your own layered painting.
31st March 2017 -10:30 - 4:30 pm..
Visit web site for more information about this workshop.
Krowji
, The Old Grammar School, West Park, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3AJ


www.krowji.org.uk

April up-cycled Sparkly Jewellery Making Workshops

Thursday, 6th April 2017

Sparklylynne will be hosting workshops every Thursday evening in April.
7pm till 10pm
Do you: want to make something wonderful, fabulous and up-cycled using beads and things?
Do you have grannies pearls, a necklace that your mum gave you or a broken piece of special jewellery lying in a drawer somewhere, that you don't wear but you don't want to throw it away as it has sentimental value and special memories?
Do you have your own or your children's toys that you can't bear to throw away or give to charity, hiding in a cupboard?
Would you like: to learn how to transform them into something new that you can wear, take on new adventures and form new memories with?
Would you like to meet new people (or bring you own friends) and spend a very chilled out creative evening - even sipping cocktails and eating canapes if that helps you with the making process.
How: ​bring your own precious treasures to one of 'sparklylynne's' April workshops, use some of her hoarded beauties and learn how to make something that you would wear again.
NB. Workshops cost £15 and are taking place in Picnic, Falmouth and Jo is laying on yummy treats to help inspiration flow. Please book early to avoid disappointment as classes will be fairly small.
There is a discount if you would like to book in for more than 1 workshop.
PS. Don't be put off if you don't wear big necklaces: the idea is to make something new from your own broken treasure so you can make a necklace that is smaller in scale than sparklylynne tends to make.
Visit our Facebook events page, our Facebook page, find us on Instagram. or visit sparklylynne's website.
Picnic Cornwall, 14 Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3DR


sparklylynne@gmail.com

April up-cycled Sparkly Jewellery Making Workshops

Thursday, 13th April 2017

Sparklylynne will be hosting workshops every Thursday evening in April.
7pm till 10pm
Do you: want to make something wonderful, fabulous and up-cycled using beads and things?
Do you have grannies pearls, a necklace that your mum gave you or a broken piece of special jewellery lying in a drawer somewhere, that you don't wear but you don't want to throw it away as it has sentimental value and special memories?
Do you have your own or your children's toys that you can't bear to throw away or give to charity, hiding in a cupboard?
Would you like: to learn how to transform them into something new that you can wear, take on new adventures and form new memories with?
Would you like to meet new people (or bring you own friends) and spend a very chilled out creative evening - even sipping cocktails and eating canapes if that helps you with the making process.
How: ​bring your own precious treasures to one of 'sparklylynne's' April workshops, use some of her hoarded beauties and learn how to make something that you would wear again.
NB. Workshops cost £15 and are taking place in Picnic, Falmouth and Jo is laying on yummy treats to help inspiration flow. Please book early to avoid disappointment as classes will be fairly small.
There is a discount if you would like to book in for more than 1 workshop.
PS. Don't be put off if you don't wear big necklaces: the idea is to make something new from your own broken treasure so you can make a necklace that is smaller in scale than sparklylynne tends to make.
Visit our Facebook events page, our Facebook page, find us on Instagram. or visit sparklylynne's website.
Picnic Cornwall, 14 Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3DR


sparklylynne@gmail.com

April up-cycled Sparkly Jewellery Making Workshops

Thursday, 20th April 2017

Sparklylynne will be hosting workshops every Thursday evening in April.
7pm till 10pm
Do you: want to make something wonderful, fabulous and up-cycled using beads and things?
Do you have grannies pearls, a necklace that your mum gave you or a broken piece of special jewellery lying in a drawer somewhere, that you don't wear but you don't want to throw it away as it has sentimental value and special memories?
Do you have your own or your children's toys that you can't bear to throw away or give to charity, hiding in a cupboard?
Would you like: to learn how to transform them into something new that you can wear, take on new adventures and form new memories with?
Would you like to meet new people (or bring you own friends) and spend a very chilled out creative evening - even sipping cocktails and eating canapes if that helps you with the making process.
How: ​bring your own precious treasures to one of 'sparklylynne's' April workshops, use some of her hoarded beauties and learn how to make something that you would wear again.
NB. Workshops cost £15 and are taking place in Picnic, Falmouth and Jo is laying on yummy treats to help inspiration flow. Please book early to avoid disappointment as classes will be fairly small.
There is a discount if you would like to book in for more than 1 workshop.
PS. Don't be put off if you don't wear big necklaces: the idea is to make something new from your own broken treasure so you can make a necklace that is smaller in scale than sparklylynne tends to make.
Visit our Facebook events page, our Facebook page, find us on Instagram. or visit sparklylynne's website.
Picnic Cornwall, 14 Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3DR


sparklylynne@gmail.com

Wedding Jewellery and Tiara Workshop

Saturday, 22nd April 2017

In this workshop, learn how easy it is to create a range of beautiful jewellery for a Wedding or special occasion.
Learn the ancient art of pearl knotting, creating a stunning pearl necklace using high quality Swarovski glass pearls and traditional silk thread. 
Plus, we’ll also create a tiara or hairband using simple wire wrapping techniques, Swarovski glass pearls and fine quality preciosa crystals. 
If time allows, we’ll also create a simple pair of pearl earrings to complete the set.
The workshop is from 10am until 3.30pm, with a planned 30 minute lunch break (please bring your own lunch, but I will provide tea and coffee).
To enrol on this course go to the Cornwall Adult Education website or phone 0300 1231117 quoting course code:  F609161.
You can also contact Falmouth Adult Education via email: aefalmouth@cornwall.gov.uk
For more information about what you'll be learning on this workshop, please contact the Tutor, Amanda Crago on 07773 159746 or email: bowerbirdjewellery@gmail.com
Visit Facebook events page
Falmouth Adult Education Centre, Tregenver Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2QW


aefalmouth@cornwall.gov.uk

 

 

3D Animation Essentials (10 weeks)

Monday, 24th April 2017

Gain a basic understanding of the 'principles' and techniques of 3D animation through many different examples and demonstrations. We will start with traditional hand drawn animation, moving on to computers and begin to use the software 3DS max. Develop your skills and techniques on a humanoid character.
Find our more about this course at Truro College.
Truro College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX


www.truro-penwith.ac.uk

Sketchbooks for Beginners

Monday, 24th April 2017 (10 weeks)

Make and use a sketchbook. Practical exercises to develop drawing and painting skills through an exploration of colour, texture, text and collecting techniques.
10:00am - 12:00pm or 18:00pm - 20:00pm
Find our more about this course at Penwith College.
Penwith College, St Clare Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SA


www.truro-penwith.ac.uk

Home-made: Textile Crafts (10 weeks)

Wednesday, 26th April 2017

A unique craft course covering a variety of textile techniques such as embroidery, applique, crochet and patchwork. Projects often have an emphasis on up-cycling - turning old and unused materials into new and unique pieces for your home or thoughtful gifts for friends and family. All levels of ability welcome, students are encouraged to bring in own materials/pieces to 'up-cycle'. A kit list will be sent out prior to the course starting.
Find our more about this course at Truro College.
Truro College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX


www.truro-penwith.ac.uk

Introduction to Jewellery Making Course

Wednesday, 26th April 2017 (5 weeks)

In this course, discover the world of bead weaving by learning some of the most versatile bead stitches around: right angle weave, herringbone stitch and peyote stitch, in flat, circular and/or tubular form to create spectacular jewellery using small seed beads, crystals, glass pearls or the new shaped twin beads.
This is a fun, stress-free course aimed at beginners to improvers, but anyone wishing to explore different media in jewellery making is welcome to attend.
This is a 5 week course 6pm - 8pm each Wednesday (except October half-term).
To enrol on this course go to the Cornwall Adult Education website or phone 0300 1231117 quoting course code: F609153.
You can also contact Falmouth Adult Education via email: aefalmouth@cornwall.gov.uk
For more information about what you'll be learning on this workshop, please contact the Tutor, Amanda Crago on 07773 159746 or email: bowerbirdjewellery@gmail.com
Visit Facebook events page
Falmouth Adult Education Centre, Tregenver Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2QW



April up-cycled Sparkly Jewellery Making Workshops

Thursday, 27th April 2017

Sparklylynne will be hosting workshops every Thursday evening in April.
7pm till 10pm
Do you: want to make something wonderful, fabulous and up-cycled using beads and things?
Do you have grannies pearls, a necklace that your mum gave you or a broken piece of special jewellery lying in a drawer somewhere, that you don't wear but you don't want to throw it away as it has sentimental value and special memories?
Do you have your own or your children's toys that you can't bear to throw away or give to charity, hiding in a cupboard?
Would you like: to learn how to transform them into something new that you can wear, take on new adventures and form new memories with?
Would you like to meet new people (or bring you own friends) and spend a very chilled out creative evening - even sipping cocktails and eating canapes if that helps you with the making process.
How: ​bring your own precious treasures to one of 'sparklylynne's' April workshops, use some of her hoarded beauties and learn how to make something that you would wear again.
NB. Workshops cost £15 and are taking place in Picnic, Falmouth and Jo is laying on yummy treats to help inspiration flow. Please book early to avoid disappointment as classes will be fairly small.
PS. Don't be put off if you don't wear big necklaces: the idea is to make something new from your own broken treasure so you can make a necklace that is smaller in scale than sparklylynne tends to make.
Visit our Facebook events page, our Facebook page, find us on Instagram. or visit sparklylynne's website.
Picnic Cornwall, 14 Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3DR


sparklylynne@gmail.com

Printmaking (8 weeks)

Monday, 8th May 2017

You will investigate various new techniques, experimenting within new ways - Relief, Intaglio & Lithography, to print on both paper and textile. Emphasis on using techniques easy to do at home.
Find our more about this course at Truro College.
Truro College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX


www.truro-penwith.ac.uk

Introduction to WordPress

Saturday, 13th May 2017

At the end of this 1 day course you will have installed, configured and added content to a real live Wordpress website hosted on an Internet server. You will have added post and pages, been introduced to Themes and Plugins and explored layouts. We will leave your site running for 30 days to enable you to show colleagues your work.
Find our more about this course at Truro College.
Truro College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX


www.truro-penwith.ac.uk

A Day of Life Drawing

Wednesday, 17th May 2017

A day of life drawing for the complete beginner and practising artist. A fun, dynamic one day course using traditional and modern approaches. You will learn to explore life drawing though drawing and painting using composition, proportion, tone and colour. Full professional tuition, feedback and discussion as required, with individual help for specific problems as required. Tutor Rebecca Turk-Richards.
Find our more about this course at Penwith College.
Penwith College, St Clare Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SA


www.truro-penwith.ac.uk

Learn to Draw: Pencil Portraiture

Tuesday, 30th May 2017

Drawing workshop CornwallIn this fun and relaxed workshop, you will discover the foundations of creating accurate and lifelike pencil drawings with professional artist, Tamsin Dearing.
Suitable for all abilities and no art experience is required. You will learn observation and shading techniques, increase your creative confidence and develop your own style
All materials are provided.
£48 - book directly through Truro Arts
10:00pm - 4:00pm
Numbers are limited so that everyone receives individual attention.
Booking is essential.
Truro Arts Company, River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk
www.truroartscompany.co.u

Pottery Workshop for Beginners

Saturday, 10th June 2017

A creative pottery one day workshop exploring handbuilding techniques such as pinch, coil, slab and slip decoration in a friendly environment. All work will be fired and returned at a later date. Materials cost £5 included in tuition price.
Find our more about this course at Truro College.
Truro College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX


www.truro-penwith.ac.uk

Beaded Jewellery Making Course

Wednesday, 14th June 2017 (5 weeks)

In this course, explore further the exciting world of bead weaving and beaded jewellery learning more new bead weaving stitches and creating your own jewellery to make for yourself or to give as gifts to friends.
Create a bib-style necklace using vertical netting stitch, a lariat style necklace using St Petersburg Stitch, an Art Deco pendant and earrings set using simple Brick stitch and a bracelet using double St Petersburg stitch.
This is a fun, stress-free course aimed at beginners to improvers, but anyone wishing to explore different media in jewellery making is welcome to attend.
This is a 5 week course 6pm - 8pm each Wednesday.
To enrol on this course go to the Cornwall Adult Education website or phone 0300 1231117 quoting course code: F609060.
You can also contact Falmouth Adult Education via email: aefalmouth@cornwall.gov.uk
For more information about what you'll be learning on this workshop, please contact the Tutor, Amanda Crago on 07773 159746 or email: bowerbirdjewellery@gmail.com
Visit Facebook events page
Falmouth Adult Education Centre, Tregenver Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2QW


aefalmouth@cornwall.gov.uk

Oil Painting course

Saturday, 5th August 2017 until Tuesday, 8th August 2017

The Oil Painting course is tutored by Newlyn based artist Jason Walker who is a highly respected painter in oils currently serving on the committee of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Jason will take those attending the course through the basics of using oil paint. This course is suitable for beginners and improvers and includes lots of one to one tuition on the building blocks of using oil paint including advice on studio practice such as how to set yourself up at home with the right brushes, paints and studio set up to suit you and practical exercises over the four days for tackling a still life subject with the basics of understanding colour, tone and composition. This course takes place in the beautiful period school studio and will focus on the still life.
All drawing materials, brushes, supports and paint will be supplied by the art school.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Oil Painting course

Saturday, 4th November 2017 until Saturday, 11th November 2017

The Oil Painting course is tutored by Newlyn based artist Jason Walker who is a highly respected painter in oils currently serving on the committee of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Jason will take those attending the course through the basics of using oil paint. This course is suitable for beginners and improvers and includes lots of one to one tuition on the building blocks of using oil paint including advice on studio practice such as how to set yourself up at home with the right brushes, paints and studio set up to suit you and practical exercises over the four days for tackling a still life subject with the basics of understanding colour, tone and composition. This course takes place in the beautiful period school studio and will focus on the still life.
All drawing materials, brushes, supports and paint will be supplied by the art school.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk