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

Wesley Rock - Art Group (Penzance)

Monday, 1st May 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

Weekly Art Studio

Thursday, 4th May 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




 


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

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

 

 

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
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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