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

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

Wesley Rock - Art Group (Penzance)

Monday, 23rd October 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

Sketchbooks for Beginners

Monday, 23rd October 2017

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

Half-term Craft Workshops for local teenagers

Monday, 23rd October 2017

On Monday the 23rd of October we are running a 2 hour ceramics workshop, 2-4pm for local 13-17 year olds.
They will get to make their own pinch pots and tiles using clay and various tools.
This workshop has been funded by The Norman Family Charitable Trust and will only cost a £5 booking fee.
Find us on F.facebook
The Craft Collective shop, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2BP

cornwallartsandcraftscic@gmail.com
cornwallartsandcrafts.co.uk

Mini-Zine making

Thursday, 26th October 2017

Mini-Zine making with Camilla Stacey.
Camilla will teach you how to make mini-zines, small self-published magazines that can be made in an afternoon.
26 October at 2:00–5:00pm
Workshop for adults and young people (14+), £4.50
To book please phone 01736 448402.
Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street, (Just off market Jew Street), Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2HT

www.redwinggallery.co.uk

 

 

Collage

Thursday, 26th October 2017

Collage with Camilla Stacey
Using found materials and reusing papers that might otherwise be discarded, Camilla will show you how to make contemporary collages.
26 October at 10:00–1:00
Workshop for adults and young people (14+), £4.50
To book please phone 01736 448402
Redwing Gallery, 36A Market Jew Street, (Just off market Jew Street), Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2HT


www.redwinggallery.co.uk

Half-term Craft Workshops for local teenagers

Saturday, 28th October 2017

On the 28th of October we are running a 2 hour workshop, 2-4pm, on the technique of pyrography.
Using a heated metallic point to decorate a wooden box and other items.
This workshop has been funded by The Norman Family Charitable Trust and will only cost a £5 booking fee.
Find us on F.facebook
The Craft Collective shop, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2BP


cornwallartsandcraftscic@gmail.com
cornwallartsandcrafts.co.uk

Polymer Clay Jewellery course

Wednesday, 1st November 2017 until Wednesday, 29th November 2017

Polymer clay is a fun, versatile medium where you’ll explore new techniques to create more jewellery.
As well as blending two or three colours together, you will learn how to create simple pattern flower canes to insert into pendants and rings, plus make your own patterned beads; learn how to make a mould from a found object using polymer clay and then using this mould to make charms from polymer clay.
You’ll also learn how to use texture mats and/or rubber stamps with small shaped cutters to make your own pendants.
Plus you’ll discover different ways to varnish and finish your jewellery.
Held for 5 Wednesdays from 6pm - 8pm. 
Workshop cost includes materials.
Visit our Facebook
Falmouth Adult Education Centre, Tregenver Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2QW


aefalmouth@cornwall.gov.uk
https://compass.cornwall.gov.uk/PSWebEnrolment/webenrolment.aspx?page=~/webcontrols/coursedisplay.ascx&CourseInformationID=2384

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

Cornwall flute workshop: explore techniques to make your tone sparkle

Sunday, 5th November 2017

Join us in Cornwall this Guy Fawkes Day for a half-day flute workshop.
Explore tips and techniques to make your tone sparkle (just in time for the fireworks later on).
If you’ve always wanted to tap into a beautifully resonant flute tone but are not sure how, then this flute workshop is for you. Spend a morning with American flautist and teacher Jessica to learn techniques to simplify the mystery of a stunning tone no matter which genre you play. Replace tone development dread with confidence and delight. Learn contemporary flute techniques that will help you refine, strengthen and deepen your understanding of the tools needed to create resonance in your playing. We’ll go beyond ‘just playing long notes’ and delve into topics such as extended techniques, vibrato, dynamic control and breathwork.
At the end of this one-day workshop you will be able:
Explore how your flute headjoint, body posture, mouth and throat positioning can be tweaked for your best sound.
Learn a variety of exercises that you can put into your daily practice routine to deepen into refining dynamics, articulation, lip flexibility and vibrato control.
Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided for you during your breaktimes.
Suitable for players that are approx. Gr. 3/4+ to advanced, including teachers, all ages welcome.
If you are age 12 or under you will need to have a parent/guardian present at the venue during the event (there will be a vestibule waiting area provided for this purpose).
Please note: This workshop is a bespoke event designed around the attendees registered. Surveys asking about your playing level and experience will be sent out before the event.
Cost: £35 Early bird (til midnight on Sunday, 1 October 2017), £40 thereafter.
Book through Eventbrite.
BACS payment available if you would prefer to pay this way instead of through Eventbrite. Email me if you prefer this method.
Your registration fee is non-refundable, so please book your place mindfully.
Feel free to email Jessica about any further information.
For more info about Jessica, please visit her web site at www.JQflute.com or her  Facebook events page
This venue is also easily accessible by public transport inluding easy bus links. Details sent out at registration, if required.


jqflute@gmail.com

 

 

Toddle Tate

Tuesday, 14th November 2017

Play, explore, create and investigate art in these fun sessions for under 5s and their carers. Activities will use messy play, movement, stories, music and song to explore the galleries and artworks together.
The November session is inspired by the large scale sculptures of Rebecca Warren whilst in December the focus is on creating a forest of illuminated cardboard Christmas trees.
Sessions are aimed at toddlers (18 month+) and pre-school children, younger siblings welcome. Advance booking recommended. Booking opens the Wednesday before the event.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

Wreath making workshop

Friday, 24th November 2017 until Saturday, 25th November 2017

Our Wreath making evening will make the perfect Christmas gift for you, your friend or family member.
We will be providing gorgeous Christmas treats including a glass of mulled wine/Baileys or hot chocolate accompanied by artisan bread, a selections of Cornish cheeses and homemade chutney and warm mince pies.
Our candlelit venue will warm your heart with beautiful alternative Christmas acoustic music.
Relax and enjoy our on-site Nellys bar which will fill your glasses all night long.
Fen Featherston, a local Cornish florist will be showing you how to make the perfect country wreaths for your door! It contains dried fruits, orange, lemon and limes, dried chillies, cinnamon bundles.
The foliage is a lovely combination of eucalyptus and blue spruce.
These wreaths will last throughout the Christmas period.
Each attendee will receive the following; 10" wreath ring, moss, floristry wire, blue spruce, eucalyptus, 5 bundles of cinnamon, 16 slices of lemon and orange, 3 dried oranges, 9 pine cones, and dried chillies.
6.00pm till 9.00pm
For further queries or group bookings please contact us by email.
A Curious Hall, 13-14 Webber Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3AU


hello@nellyscornwall.co.uk

Botanical Illustration

Monday, 4th December 2017

Sarah Jane Humphrey – Wintertime Botanical Illustration.
Learn to draw and paint flowers and foliage with accuracy and precision. Sarah encourages a scientific scrutiny of subject matter and will help you produce images that combine Victorian idealism with 21st Century aesthetics.
All abilities very welcome.
With over 20 years of professional experience, Sarah has completed commissioned artworks for major brands such as Body Shop, McGraw Hill, The Eden Project and Bloomsbury. She also works with the RHS and won
a silver medal for her botanical art in 2016.
Monday 4th December, 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

Wreath making workshop

Friday, 8th December 2017 until Saturday, 9th December 2017

Our Wreath making evening will make the perfect Christmas gift for you, your friend or family member.
We will be providing gorgeous Christmas treats including a glass of mulled wine/Baileys or hot chocolate accompanied by artisan bread, a selections of Cornish cheeses and homemade chutney and warm mince pies.
Our candlelit venue will warm your heart with beautiful alternative Christmas acoustic music.
Relax and enjoy our on-site Nellys bar which will fill your glasses all night long.
Fen Featherston, a local Cornish florist will be showing you how to make the perfect country wreaths for your door! It contains dried fruits, orange, lemon and limes, dried chillies, cinnamon bundles.
The foliage is a lovely combination of eucalyptus and blue spruce.
These wreaths will last throughout the Christmas period.
Each attendee will receive the following; 10" wreath ring, moss, floristry wire, blue spruce, eucalyptus, 5 bundles of cinnamon, 16 slices of lemon and orange, 3 dried oranges, 9 pine cones, and dried chillies.
6.00pm till 9.00pm
For further queries or group bookings please contact us by email.
A Curious Hall, 13-14 Webber Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3AU


hello@nellyscornwall.co.uk

Toddle Tate

Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Play, explore, create and investigate art in these fun sessions for under 5s and their carers. Activities will use messy play, movement, stories, music and song to explore the galleries and artworks together.
The November session is inspired by the large scale sculptures of Rebecca Warren whilst in December the focus is on creating a forest of illuminated cardboard Christmas trees.
Sessions are aimed at toddlers (18 month+) and pre-school children, younger siblings welcome. Advance booking recommended. Booking opens the Wednesday before the event.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

 

 

Wreath Making

Wednesday, 13th December 2017 and/or Thursday, 14th December 2017

Using traditional techniques create a unique and beautiful Christmas wreath for your front door this year. Our tutor will guide you through every step of making and decorating a stunning wreath – be it a traditional beauty or a modern masterpiece.
Wednesday 13th December 6pm - 9pm and/or Thursday 14th December 9.30am - 12.30pm
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

Traditional Woodblock Printing

Monday, 12th February 2018

Traditional Woodblock Printing with Adrian Holmes.
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.
Monday 12th February 2018, 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

Bringing Landscapes to Life

Monday, 26th February 2018

Andrew Tozer – Bringing Landscapes to Life
Spend the day learning how to capture the essence of Cornwall’s dramatic and ever-changing coast line. Be inspired by Andrews’s impressionistic style and carefully selected colour palette whilst bringing your painting to life. Andrew incorporates fantastic use of light and depth into his paintings - be prepared to surprise yourself and come away feeling fully inspired.
Andrew Tozer is one of the leading contemporary painters whose work resonates impressionism. He is a well-known Cornish artist and has work in galleries throughout the county. Andrew paints en plein air which he believes creates authenticity and a vibrant sense of movement within his work.
Monday 26th February 2018, 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

Figurative sculpture

Monday, 12th March 2018

Learn how to build a realistic figurative sculpture of the human form. You will construct an armature using technical measuring methods, develop an understanding of the architecture of the anatomy and learn how to define the details of muscles.
Sara Ross moved to Cornwall 5 years ago to concentrate on her own creative work after many years in London working as a sculptor and painter in the film industry. She worked on films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Da Vinci Code.
Monday 12th March 2018, 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

Silk screen printing and surface design

Monday, 26th March 2018

Claire Armitage – Silk screen printing and surface design
This workshop will introduce participants to surface design, textiles and silk screen printing, exploring design processes such as repeat print and colour separation.
Claire’s award-winning textile collections are exhibited nationally and comprise a range of luxurious silk scarves, garments and accessories. Claire has also worked as a freelance costume designer for nearly a decade and is
a lecturer at Falmouth University. In 2012 Claire won the British Craft Trade Fair award for Excellence and recently designed a textile collection for National Trust Scotland.
Monday 26th March 2018, 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

Illustration Masterclass

Monday, 9th April 2018

Caroline Pedler - Illustration Masterclass
Join published author Caroline Pedler in this illustration masterclass. She’ll show you how to get a project going, guiding you through creating a narrative, producing thumbnail artwork and ultimately a complete book.
Caroline is a Cornish illustrator, fine artist and lecturer. As well as exhibiting her fine art work throughout Cornwall she has illustrated and published over 50 books which have been translated into 23 different languages worldwide.
onday 9th April 2018, 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

Paint the City!

Monday, 16th April 2018

Paint the City with Lizzie Black.
Weather permitting, you will work out on location gathering sketches and ideas before heading back to produce an oil painting that reflects your personal response to Truro. Lizzie will help you build your observational skills, guide you in colour selecting and mixing, share her techniques and help you develop your own style.
Lizzie Black is a Cornish landscape painter and paints en plein air. She has a BA Hons in Fine Art and is an experienced Arts Facilitator. Her work can be found in galleries throughout West Cornwall.
A selection of materials are required to be brought along with you for the workshop, they are as follows:
A range of canvas boards or heavy watercolour paper.
Monday 16th April 2018, 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