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

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

Sketchbooks for Beginners

Every Monday

Sketching for Beginners is a weekly class giving practical exercises to develop sketching skills and explore colour, texture, writing and the art of ideas.
Friendly and fun.
Outside weather permitting.
Bring pencil, rubber and small A5/A4 sketchbook.
Pastels/charcoal etc. optional.
10am till 12pm every Monday during term time.
Penlee Coach House, Penlee Gallery, Penlee Park, Penzance, Cornwall TR18

www.outofplace.org.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

Creating a legacy: free writing workshops at Heart of Conflict

Wednesday, 7th June 2017

Inspired by the Heart of Conflict exhibition – looking at Cornwall in 1914-18 – this session will allow you to discover tales and write stories that, until now, have never been celebrated.
The exhibition looks at events across all classes, and affecting all lives: from conscientious objectors to stretcher bearers, the home front to the front line, the Women’s Land Army to the Nursing Yeomanry to the Munitionettes. From inventors to industrialists to factory workers.
You’ll uncover a wealth of material that will lead you to create a short story… perhaps the first of many.
More information can be found on the Bridging Arts web blog.
Entry is free and includes entry to the Museum. To book visit here or email info@bridging-arts.com
Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ
 

 

info@bridging-arts.com

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
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Falmouth Adult Education Centre, Tregenver Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2QW


aefalmouth@cornwall.gov.uk

Free poetry workshop: Remembering Cornish experience in World War One

Saturday, 24th June 2017

Acclaimed local author Jenny Alexander offers a unique two-hour session at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, looking at the searing stories of sacrifice, love and loss presented in the ‘Heart of Conflict’ exhibition.
Come and explore your personal responses to the wartime experiences of the people of Cornwall, through crafting and sharing poems.
Suitable for everyone, including complete beginners.
Booking essential 15 places only.
For more informat visit the Bridging Arts web site.
Enrolment is free and includes entry to the Museum. Email info@bridging-arts.com to book your place or book via the listings page of the Royal Cornwall Museum.
Royal Cornwall Museum
, River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ. Call 01872 272205 for more information.


info@bridging-arts.com

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

Beginners Printmaking Evening Course

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 (10 Weeks)

Join us in this fun and experimental course where you will learn a variety of intaglio and relief printmaking process and techniques.
You will be guided through each step, with practical tasks to create your very own unique series of prints, postcards and fabric pieces.
This is a hands-on course where you will use a range of tools, materials and equipment, developing skills that you can develop in the future.
*Monoprint: Mark making, hand cut stencils and raw materials. Using an etching press make a series of mono prints onto a range of papers
*Collagraph: Make and print a collagraph using a range of textural materials, colour ink and print onto a range of papers
*Lino: Design, cut and print a lino block
*Screenprint: Silk screen printing using cut stencil techniques onto paper
*Drypoint: Make a drypoint and print a series of prints exploring colour and Chine Colle
56 Highfields, Cadogan Road, Camborne, Cornwall TR14 7RY


kiwprintstudio@gmail.com
www.kiwiprintstudio.co.uk/p/evening-courses.html

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