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

Learn to crochet - make a tote bag (2 week course)

Wednesday, 13th March 2019 until Wednesday, 20th March 2019

This short course runs over 2 weeks - Wednesday 13th March and Wednesday 20th March, from 7pm to 9:30pm.
At Emily's in Truro,  20 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SQ
Learn how to crochet a stylish, sturdy and very useful tote bag.  Using a super-chunky yarn made from recycled fabric, it's quick and simple to make.
This course is suitable for absolute beginners, experienced beginners and anyone else who fancies it!
In the first 2.5 hour session you will learn the basic techniques and stitches to get started with crochet, and will be guided through the process of starting to make your tote bag.  You'll learn how to hold the yarn, make chain stitches, create treble stitches, and interpret a simple pattern.
During the week between sessions you'll have the opportunity to carry on with your bag at home if you wish, and you'll be given access to some online video tutorials to help you along with the pattern.
In the second 2.5 hour session you'll use your new crochet skills to continue the bag project with assistance, following the pattern, and will learn the techniques needed to finish the bag.
Everyone learns at their own pace, and although it is perfectly feasible that an absolute beginner may complete the tote bag within 5 hours, you should not expect a complete project if this is your first go.  You can be assured however that you will have time to make good progress with the project and will be fully equipped with all the skills and experience needed to finish it (with video tutorials and continued help and advice available to you if you get stuck).
The cost of the workshop includes all materials (except for the bag handles).  Tea and cookies are also included on both evenings.  At the end of the course, you’ll go away with your tote bag, crochet hook, pattern, and your new skills that will carry you forward in your crochet adventures.
A range of bag handles in different colours/materials will be available for you to buy at the workshop, costing from around £5-£8 depending on your choice.
Discount - for those who have previously attended a Kitty Clarke workshop - you will be given a refund of £5 when you book this workshop.
A maximum of six places are available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Visit or web site or visit our Facebook events page
Emily's, 20 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SQ

info@kittyclarke.co.uk

Creative Textile Workshop - Batik

Friday, 22nd March 2019

You will learn information about the history of batik; including the way it is used in other cultures. Instruction will be given on the selection and safe methods of melting wax, creating a design onto fabric and using the wax on the outline to act as a resist. You will also discover which materials can be used to colour the image in.
1 session for 5 hrs starting 10:30am
Fee £19.00 includes materials
Organised by the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA)
Tutor  Jo McIntosh
Visit WEA page about this event
WEA Cornwall Office, 47 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2NS


Glyn Macey - The Wild Landscape

Monday, 25th March 2019

With his irrepressible energy and imagination Glyn will teach you how to explore atmosphere and life in a landscape, giving you confidence to capture the essence of place. You will learn how to use acrylic paints in unusual, creative, and surprising ways to create inviting landscapes packed with life. This workshop is all about experimenting and having fun.
All abilities very welcome.
Glyn is a highly acclaimed artist and tutor and has previously been featured on the ITV series ‘Cornwall with Caroline Quentin’. Glyn is also the author of highly acclaimed acrylic painting book ‘Acrylics Unleashed’.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Mixed Media & Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 25th March 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £75
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ

arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Joe Armstrong - Colourful Impasto Landscapes

Monday, 1st April 2019

Joe will commence the workshop with a short demo where you will get a feel for his style and his process of creating a painting from beginning to end. Joe will then encourage you to open up and become comfortable creating your piece using a palette knife and lots of colourful paint.
All abilities very welcome.
Joe Armstrong is a well-known Cornish artist. His large scale, colourful landscape paintings can be seen in galleries throughout Cornwall. He can often be seen painting ‘en plein air’ in and around Truro on sunny days.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Oil
Date/Time:    Monday 1st April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ

arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Beeswax food wrap workshop

Friday, 5th April 2019

Beeswax food wraps are an alternative to single use clingfilm and tin foil.
They are re-usable, washable and then at the end of their life they are compostable as they are made from 100% cotton and beeswax.
Have a fun couple of hours making these great practical wraps.
£14 per person including all materials.  10am to 12pm
To book go to Facebook, Tamar Crafting Workshops and go to events or email.
Stuart House, Jane Room, Barras Street, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6AB

toni@tamarcrafting.co.uk

 

 

Needle Felting Workshop for Beginners

Saturday, 6th April 2019

Come along to a beginners workshop, where you will learn how to sculpt wool using the needle-felting technique. I have just 10 spaces available for each session so to book please email me and I will request a £5 deposit to secure your place.
The workshop costs £15 and during 3 hours of crafting fun we will cover the basics of equipment and you will learn how to create a 3D shape, attach parts, add colour and a bit of personality to your sculpture.
I also ask beginners to pay an additional £1 deposit on the day against needle breakages. This enables me to keep the cost down and restock needles, as you may have a break or two when you are starting out and this seems the fairest way to spread the cost.
I provide all the equipment, materials and tea and coffee. Just bring yourself and some nibbles to share during the half-time break.
I will have a small supply of felting kits and wool available to purchase on the day if you wish to continue your new hobby.
Visit our Facebook events page
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5FH


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk/

Barry Amey - Using Spray Paints in Painting

Monday, 8th April 2019

During this workshop Baz will introduce you to various painting techniques using a spray can. He will show you different ways to apply the paint, such as block printing, pouring, different types of strokes and using stencils, plus you will also have the chance to experiment with a variety of nozzles to create different effects.
All abilities very welcome.
Baz is a professional spray paint artist. His work, using spray paint and enamel paint, has been exhibited widely throughout the country.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Spray Paint
Date/Time:    Monday 8th April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Flat to Fabulous with Deb Karash

Saturday, 13th April 2019 until Monday, 15th April 2019

Join /American jeweller Deb Karash on her first visit to England to teach - Saturday 13th - Monday 15th April 2019.
This three day fabrication course is open to all levels.
Improve your skills in this fun three day course. Add interest to your jewellery designs with surface texture, volume, and layers. Emphasis is placed on planning and finishing techniques in order to achieve a more professional look.
You will learn easy soldering and riveting tips, how to incorporate found materials or beads, how to create a rich surface on copper and silver, and how to use commercial findings or make your own.  Leave with several finished pieces including a brooch. This class is perfect for preparing to take the Drawing on Metal class.
Visit our Facebook events page
Cornwall College - St Austell Campus, J384, John Keay House, Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4DJ


info@csacj.co.uk
www.csacj.co.uk/product/flat-to-fabulous-with-deb-karash/

Adrian Holmes - Traditional Woodblock Printing

Monday, 15th April 2019

Join printmaker Adrian Holmes for a print workshop in the wonderful art of Japanese woodblock printing. Traditional Japanese woodblock printing is a beautiful meditative print process using watercolours and rice paste. Green and environmental friendly it uses non-toxic materials to create rich organic colourful prints. Enjoy this opportunity to learn in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere and create a beautiful finished woodblock print.
All abilities very welcome.
Adrian is a highly qualified woodblock print workshop leader who has spent many years teaching in the UK and Japan.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Japanese Printing
Date/Time:    Monday 15th April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Drawing on metal

Wednesday, 17th April 2019 until Sunday, 21st April 2019

Join American jeweller Deb Karash on her first visit to England to teach - Wednesday 17th -Sunday 21st April 2019. This five day drawing on metal course is open to all levels.
Who doesn’t want to add a little colour to their jewellery, or maybe your own patterns and images? This class focuses on Deb’s technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils. Learn to add color and excitement to your work with Deb Karash’s special technique.
In this five day course you should finish at least one pendant and several sample pieces.  Fabrication techniques will be covered as time allows.
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Cornwall College - St Austell Campus, J384, John Keay House, Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4DJ


info@csacj.co.uk
www.csacj.co.uk/product/drawing-on-metal-with-deb-karash/

 

 

Amanda Hoskin - Using Mixed Media to Create a Picture

Monday, 29th April 2019

In this workshop Amanda will push the boundaries of painting either landscapes, a still life or an abstract. You will experiment with various mediums including oils, watercolours, inks, charcoal, layering of paper and gold, silver or copper leaf. Amanda will do a demo to show how she uses these materials; discussing thoughts and ideas as she works. This workshop will be experimental and fun where any preconceived ideas of how you think you should work are left at the door.
All abilities very welcome.
Amanda has many years’ experience as a professional artist and tutor who has also published several magazine articles and books. Her work is known and loved throughout Cornwall and can be found in galleries across the Duchy.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Mixed Media
Date/Time:    Monday 29th April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop: Badges and Brooches

Saturday, 11th May 2019

This workshop is suitable for anyone as if you are a beginner you can make something simple.
If you are more experienced you can create a little work of art.
The class costs £15 for 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun.  
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Anna Rennie - Silver Jewellery Making for Beginners

Monday, 13th May 2019

Design and make your own silver band ring.  With full tuition from a BA qualified Silversmith you will learn the techniques to measure, form and texture your very own silver band ring. Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in having a go at the hugely enjoyable craft of jewellery making.
All abilities very welcome.
Anna has a BA (Hons) degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery Making and is a Bishopsland Fellow graduate. She is an experienced tutor of many years and works professionally as a jeweller and silversmith.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Silversmithing
Date/Time:    Monday 13th May 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £60
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop: Woodland Critters

Saturday, 18th May 2019

This workshop is suitable for anyone who has completed one of my beginners classes. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create either a hare, fox, badger or squirrel. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email us to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Sarah Wimperis - Inspired By Vincent : Portraits

Monday, 20th May 2019

BuddyThis workshop is a fun, right-brain stimulating exploration of the style and techniques of Vincent Van Gogh and is open to all levels of artist from professional to complete beginner. You will look at some reproductions of Van Gogh’s works and Sarah will demonstrate some of his techniques before you either create your own version of your choice of his paintings or use his style to paint an image of your own. You may like to bring a reference photo to work from if you would prefer to create an original painting. Sarah advises that you choose an image of a person who isn’t showing too much of their teeth and if you would prefer to paint a self-portrait you will need to bring along a small self-standing mirror.
All abilities very welcome.
A professional artist and illustrator, the only English artist -animator to work on the film ‘Loving Vincent’ and, through sheer practice, an expert in the style of van Gogh. Sarah has exhibited with the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Discerning Eye, the RI and the RWS as well as numerous solo shows. Sarah has written two painting books and illustrated hundreds of other titles as well as working on BBC Jackanory. She is Artist Ambassador for Artlook Software and Artist Ambassador for Royal Talens. Sarah has recently been featured in Cancer Research UK’s national campaign ‘The Missing Third’.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 20th May 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

 

 

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 8th June 2019

This workshop is suitable for all and provides an introduction to using armature. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create a simple sugar mouse with bendy tail. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Tracey Hunter - The Cornish Coast

Monday, 10th June 2019

IMG_5409In a relaxed and informal atmosphere, Tracey will demonstrate the process and techniques of building up an acrylic painting of the Cornish coast. Tracey will also demonstrate how to paint clouds, waves, cliffs and sand, looking at brush techniques and colour mixing. Full guidance will be given to each individual, relative to their style and painting.
All abilities very welcome.
Tracey has worked as a professional artist for the past 15 years and is an experienced tutor. Her work can we seen in galleries across Cornwall and Devon.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 10th June 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 15th June 2019

This workshop is suitable for anyone who has completed one of my beginners classes. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create an owl. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email  to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


www.stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Play Day with the Dante Quartet in Cornwall

Sunday, 23rd June 2019

Violinist Krysia Osostowicz and her experienced Dante colleague Richard Jenkinson (cello), bring their innovative and exciting approach to the special Benslow Music Group Quartet concept, where tutors sit and play within the group, approaching everything as large-scale chamber music. Individual responsibility and initiative are encouraged, as is discussion on musical issues and techniques.  Krysia and Richard will offer their personal insight into rehearsal tips and techniques.  The workshop is a fantastic way to observe and participate in a professional rehearsal environment.
Tutors: Members of the Dante String Quartet
Standard: Intermediate to Advanced
Tutor website: www.dantequartet.org
Fee: £75 (including tuition and lunch) Code: 19/DQ1
Please go to Benslow website and book if interested.
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Lavethan, near Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4QG


info@benslowmusic.org
www.benslowmusic.org

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 6th July 2019

This workshop is suitable for all and is part of my summer collection of sea-themed projects:
Seals, seagulls and herrings, pebbles and shells, mermaids and starfish. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create a Godrevy seal. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email  to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Glyn Macey - Boats Harbours And Fishing Tat

Monday, 8th July 2019

Using mixed media and found objects, you will create artwork full of texture and interest inspired by Cornish boats and harbours.
Guided by Glyn’s irrepressible energy and imagination you will learn how to use acrylic paints in unusual, creative, and surprising ways to create two inviting pieces of work packed with life.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Mixed Media & Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 8th July 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £75
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 13th July 2019

This workshop is suitable for all and is part of my summer collection of sea-themed projects:
Seals, seagulls and herrings, pebbles and shells, mermaids and starfish. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create a seagull or herrings. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email  to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 3rd August 2019

This workshop is suitable for all and is part of my summer collection of sea-themed projects:
Seals, seagulls and herrings, pebbles and shells, mermaids and starfish. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create pebbles and shells. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 24th August 2019

This workshop is suitable for all and is part of my summer collection of sea-themed projects:
Seals, seagulls and herrings, pebbles and shells, mermaids and starfish. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create pebbles and shells. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 14th September 2019

This workshop is suitable for all and costs £15. 
In 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create hanging buzzy bees. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, 28th September 2019

This workshop is suitable for anyone who has completed one of my beginners classes. 
The class costs £15 and in 3 hours of relaxation and crafting fun, you will create a ram using armature. 
I will also have a small supply of felting kits, wool and equipment available to purchase on the day. 
The cost includes all equipment, materials, tea and coffee so please just bring yourself and some nibbles to share.
Email to book your place.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JL


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com
www.stargazeycrafts.co.uk