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

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

Craftschool

Saturday, 22nd July 2017 until Saturday, 16th September 2017

An exhibition that focusses on the art of making, in particular the renaissance of handcrafting functional objects with a purity of materials. Integral to the exhibition will be a practical workshop space in the upper gallery for craft-making. One-hour ‘taster’ classes will be led each morning by regional makers (free with admission), with charged, full-day intensive workshops on Saturdays.
Craft from a range of makers will be displayed alongside artists’ film and photography that focusses on the art of making, a connection to materials and sharing of skills. With so much manufactured disposal objects in our world, it is a reminder that we can all make objects with our hands.
Details of which classes are available each day will be listed on our web site..
They will be suitable for all ages over 7 years. U12s must be accompanied by an adult.
A donation is requested for materials.
Bookings for morning classes need to be made in person in the Gallery.
Bookings and payment for Saturday workshops will be through eventbrite.
Visit our Facebook events page
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ
 

info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
newlynartgallery.co.uk

Wesley Rock - Art Group (Penzance)

Monday, 24th July 2017

Wesley Rock Art Group Penzance Use of all types of media is encouraged with participants bringing their own favourite materials and others, such as charcoal, acrylics and pastels made available from group funds.

Our latest works are published on our web site for all to see. Everyone is welcome to come and view our work, or better still join us for an afternoon session.

Visit the Wesley Rock Art Group web site to see some of our latest creations and for more information.

Monday 1.30pm until 3.00pm at our new venue St Thomas, Church Road, Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 3JJ

wesley-rock-art-group.cacd.co.uk

Alfred Wallid tour and paint

Tuesday, 1st August 2017

Alfred Wallis (1855 - 1942) was a naive artist who lived and worked in St Ives.
Find out a little more about his life, his painting style and techniques. We start with a short tour, taking in significant places of interest, and to make some sketches of local views. Back at the workshop you can turn your sketches into an Alfred Wallis style painting, with Zoe Eaton, drawing on his colours and techniques for inspiration.
14:00 - 16:30
All materials included. Adults £20, Children £10
Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View West, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1JG

www.barnoonworkshop.co.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

 

 

1 Week landscape course

Saturday, 12th August 2017 until Friday, 18th August 2017

This exciting course offers the opportunity for students to spend a week painting on the dramatic coastline of West Cornwall with three different respected landscape artists working in Cornwall today.
A hands-on course spent outside in the inspiring cliff-top locations for which West Cornwall has become famous. Lots of one-to-one tuition and an amazing opportunity to learn from painting out on the coastline with some very experienced artists over the course of one inspiring week of painting.
For more information visit the event web page on the Newlyn School of Art web site.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Amanda Hoskin – Sketchbook Expressions

Monday, 14th August 2017

Amanda is a master of the sketchbook and uses her notes and sketches as the starting point for her painting. In this workshop she will show you how to use a sketchbook to inspire and inform your own work, using her own journals as examples in her demonstrations. She will encourage you to push the boundaries of your painting and experiment with mixed media, oils and pastels.
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.
10am - 4pm
www.amandahoskin.co.uk
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

Tamsin Dearing – Learn to Draw ‘Pencil Portraiture’

Tuesday, 15th August 2017

n this fun and relaxed workshop you will explore the foundations of drawing lifelike portraits and receive expert tips to improve your observation and shading. Tamsin will build your drawing confidence by helping you see what is there and to accurately capture that on paper.
All abilities very welcome.
Tamsin Dearing is a self-taught professional artist with a fascination for the stories every individual face can tell. This workshop is perfect for helping you overcome the fear factor in drawing likenesses and give you the confidence you need to develop your skills.
Tamsin supplies everything for this workshop, however if you would like to use your own pencils and paper you can. Also, if there is a particular person you would like to draw please bring along an image.
Tuesday 15th August, 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

Cornish landscapes

Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 until Friday, 25th August 2017

This inspiring four day landscape painting course takes students to paint in a number of dramatic coastal locations which are off the beaten track and intensely beautiful. The course will take in some of West Cornwall's most special places such as the coast path near to Lamorna Cove, Penberth Cove and the cliffs above Cape Cornwall among other spots.
Maggie O’Brien will help students to create highly individual, atmospheric works which express the essence of Cornwall. The course enables students to try their hand at painting with oil making studies with the supportive presence of Maggie always on hand encouraging students to try new things and find their own favoured techniques. For some painting with oil will be a new experience and with lots of help from Maggie past students have found that it's become quite addictive.
This work may be figurative or abstract or occupy the exciting ground between the two.
Teaching will be tailored to individual need and include one to one tuition and group demonstrations using a variety of tools such as brushes, knives, sticks, hands, rags etc and a variety of paints and drawing materials and techniques.
A fantastic opportunity to spend four days out in the amazing coastline around West Cornwall with one of the most experienced artists working here today.
For more information visit the event web page on the Newlyn School of Art web site.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Art of the Patronus

Tuesday, 22nd August 2017

In this workshop, inspired by the collection at the Royal Cornwall Museum, we’re going to be
thinking about the moment of departure – setting out on a great journey into the unknown, full of
excitement, anticipation and trepidation. We’ll make stunning sailing boats out of mixed media
and express the thrill of that moment in a poem or a letter home, to be inscribed on the sail.
10am – 12.30pm
Suitable for ages 8-14 years.
Price £12 inclusive of all materials
Bookings essential on 01872 272205.
For more information call 01872 501680 or visit the Art of the Patronus web page.
Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ.


www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

 

 

Expressive Landscape five day course

Saturday, 26th August 2017 until Wednesday, 30th August 2017

The Expressive Landscape five day course taught by artist Jack Davis is a fantastic new course aimed at freeing up your approach to landscape painting. Jack breaks down the painting process encouraging students to respond intuitively to the landscape. The course includes tuition with a variety of different paints and supports exploring how each different painting surface affects the process and the results. The painting methods used on the course are often far from traditional and as such it is a real eye opener in regard to new ways of working. At the heart of the course is always the response to the dramatic landscape of West Cornwall. Jack is an amazingly positive, sensitive and inspiring tutor who always manages to get the best out of people.
The course is open to all levels of experience from near beginners through to more advanced practicing artists.
With some coastal path walking the course requires a basic level of fitness.
For more information visit the event web page on the Newlyn School of Art web site.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Exploring Colour course

Thursday, 31st August 2017 until Friday, 1st September 2017

Luke Frost is well known for his exciting use of colour and comes from a line of celebrated colourists including his grandfather Sir Terry Frost and his father Anthony. This exciting course explores how to capture, mix and combine found colours with paint.
The course starts with a session down at Newlyn Harbour where Luke will help students to explore the process of making studies from the colours and forms found among the surrounding fishing boats, empty crates, nets, sea and harbour walls. Returning to the school the group will be given a series of exercises to help them approach colour contrasting and combining. Each student will tackle this differently some focusing closely on the colours and forms recorded down in the harbour while others may choose to work in a more abstract way.
Luke will discuss his approach to painting with some examples of his work to hand and with lots of art books and exhibition catalogues on modern and contemporary artists he will help students to understand how a number of well known artists have explored colour in their work such as John Hoyland and Patrick Heron among others.
Much of the course will be hands on with a huge array of mixed pots of paints shared between the group so they can dart back and forth between the colours and their work all the time being encouraged to explore how colours are informed by those around them.
The course also includes experimenting with coloured paint applied to different surfaces from paper and board through to aluminium and their impact on painted colour.
All materials are included in the price of this course.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

1 Week landscape course

Saturday, 9th September 2017 until Friday, 15th September 2017

This exciting course offers the opportunity for students to spend a week painting on the dramatic coastline of West Cornwall with three different respected landscape artists working in Cornwall today.
A hands-on course spent outside in the inspiring cliff-top locations for which West Cornwall has become famous. Lots of one-to-one tuition and an amazing opportunity to learn from painting out on the coastline with some very experienced artists over the course of one inspiring week of painting.
For more information visit the event web page on the Newlyn School of Art web site.
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