St Ives School of Painting is a place of retreat, a space for you to come and open up your creativity. Our passion is for the simple yet limitless medium of painting and drawing. It is part of the fabric of our studios where artists have made work for more than a 100 years including Francis Bacon, Patrick Heron and Ben Nicholson. Our courses take place in the recently renewed Porthmeor Studios, â€œwith the best sea views in Britainâ€? steeped in a hundred years of artistic practice. We have been teaching in this creative space since 1938. Come and join us, whatever your level of experience or background. Our students who travel to us from around the UK and internationally, regularly tell us their experience with us is the best theyâ€™ve ever had. This international reputation is based on our carefully designed stimulating courses and our experienced and passionate tutors. Whether you are with us for one day or a week, your time spent with us painting and drawing will develop a deep knowledge about the world around you that can last a lifetime.
“FUN, LAUGHTER AND INDUSTRIOUS WORKING TOO!” – SUSAN GRIPPER
COURSES AT A GLANCE Portraiture Painting Developing Drawing Skills Sketching with your iPad Getting Started with Oils Dynamic Oils Insight into Painting the Figure The Palette of Winifred Nicholson Exploring Painting - towards a personal practice Where Sea Meets Land Expressive Watercolour Towards Abstraction Developing Spontaneous Drawing Spirit of Place Lanyon’s Landscapes Colour and Painting Animals in Paintings Constructing Landscape Expressive Oils Inside Outside Simplicity and Form
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The Art of Keeping it Simple Into the Wild Painting the Tuscan Landscape Woodlands, Glades & Pathways Exploring Form & Abstraction Lyrical Landscape Colour and Painting Lanyon’s Landscapes Porthmeor Artists Now - Studio Perspectives Small Wonders The Spirit of Tuscany The Maritime Artist Abstracting the Figure in Paint Turner’s Sea & Sky Dreamscapes and Memories Bonnard the Revolutionary On the Trail of Ben Nicholson The Art of Keeping it Simple Narrative Painting Abstracting Landscape Illustrating St Ives Colour and Painting Woodlands Glades and Pathways Getting Started with Oils Getting Started with Mixed Media Painting Paths to Abstraction Oil Painting in St Ives Marking Time Personal Journeys in Tuscany Mixed media
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Sketching with your iPad 13–14 Feb | Digital
out a palette, create strong compositions and experiment with using different painting techniques.
£155 Erwin van Wanrooij Unlock the power of your iPad as a creative tool using the Sketchbook Pro app. This two day workshop introduces technical tips that turn your iPad or Tablet into a modern day sketchbook. (App available in your app store for £2.96).
The Palette of Winifred Nicholson 03–05 Mar | Oils
Getting Started with Oils 17–20 Feb | Oils £295 Mixed You will be introduced to simple and dynamic approaches to painting in oils. Work on board and canvas, learn to mix colours, work thin and impasto (thick and textured) and use brushes and palette knives. You will work from landscape as well as in the studio. An ideal taster to the versatility of oils covering tools, different surfaces and approaches.
“LOVED IT. BEST PAINTING COURSE I’VE BEEN ON AND I’VE DONE LOTS!” JULIE - WINIFRED NICHOLSON
COURSE DETAILS The St Ives School of Painting welcomes students from across the UK and internationally. All materials are provided which makes packing easy! We provide quality tuition suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to those with more experience. Class sizes are kept small and our team of tutors are current contemporary artists with many years teaching experience. Their style of tuition is unique to us, an approach to sharing skills we have honed for over 75 years. Immerse yourself in pure creativity! Portraiture Painting 03–06 Feb | Oils £330 Gary Long & Hilary Jean Gibson Using artists like Lucian Freud and Stanley Spencer as a starting point, this course will allow you to examine in-depth approaches to representationalstyle portraiture. You will move from initial drawing and water-based studies to painting with oils on canvas. This group is kept small to enable intensive tuition.
Developing Drawing Skills 10–12 Feb | Drawing
£235 Hilary Jean Gibson Create compelling drawings from observation and give yourself a whole new creative tool box. You will learn techniques to closely observe and capture the world around you, creating mood with tonal values and mastering the power of the simple line. It is ideal if you want to increase confidence in a range of approaches and develop your representational drawing skills.
“JO TAUGHT NEW TECHNIQUES I WASN’T FAMILIAR WITH AND WORKED INDIVIDUALLY TO ENSURE WE UNDERSTOOD CONCEPTS. THE LOCATION IS EXCELLENT.” KIRAN - DYNAMIC OILS Dynamic Oils 23–25 Feb | Oils £235 Jo Salter Develop your skills and techniques for using oils to capture the world around you in a fast and contemporary way. Create fresh and dynamic studies both in the studio and out in the landscape. Practical tips on working outside, mixing colour and creating lively compositions will ensure you have what you need to unlock a new lease of life in your oil painting.
Insight into Painting the Figure 26–28 Feb | Mixed Media £235 Gary Long You will take an in-depth approach to capturing the human figure in paint using the nude model as the focus. This is an ideal follow on from Insight Into Drawing the Figure or for those who would like to take their work further. You will start working with gouache and move on to oils, learn to lay
£235 Alice Mumford Explore Nicholson’s favourite subjects - colour, still life and the window. The artist Winifred Nicholson sought to release the true vitality of colour by discarding old conceptions that colour must be ‘tacked down’. A fast paced and vibrant course suitable for anyone interested in oils and exploring Nicholson’s unique insights.
Exploring PaintingTowards a Personal Practice 10–12 Mar | Mixed Media £235 Jesse Leroy Smith Explore the diversity and potential of painting and in particular, discover your own personal approach. Work on different scales both individually as well as collaboratively and with different media. You will be challenged and inspired to loosen up your way of working. This course will particularly suit those with previous experience of painting.
Where Sea Meets Land 17–20 Mar | Oils £295 Gary Long Explore an expressive and energetic approach to capture the dramatic encounter between the sea and the land. You will visit nearby beaches and work with gouache to create visual notes on colour and weather to develop into a larger canvas back in the studio. Over a short period, you will be shown tips and techniques to create confident and expressive paintings.
Expressive Watercolour 21–22 Mar | Water-based £155 Hilary Jean Gibson Develop a free and fresh approach to painting watercolour, a dynamic and flexible medium. You will experiment with different scales and bring in mixed media to loosen up your technique. From studio set-ups and location-based studies you will build skills in applying washes, colour mixing, pattern and texture. This is an ideal course if you are a beginner or just wanting to loosen up your way of working.
Towards Abstraction 24–26 Mar | Mixed Media
Developing Spontaneous Drawing 27–28 Mar | Drawing
£235 Marion Taylor Abstraction in the context of St Ives modernism will set the tone for this course, looking at artists such as Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon and Patrick Heron. Play with scale, composition and materials through practical exercises and demonstrations. You will take home new insights, useful processes and lots of ideas for taking your work forward.
£155 Kate Walters Work with music and poetry and explore a range of drawing techniques designed to enhance a personal sense of resonance and self-expression. We will work with monoprinting, drawing through carbon paper and other drawing techniques designed to encourage spontaneity and freshness. You will tap into your latent creativity and open up new ways of working.
“THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE WORKSHOP AND FEEL I HAVE LEARNED HEAPS. FOR THE FIRST TIME I UNDERSTOOD WHAT ABSTRACTION MEANS AND HOW TO DO IT. MARION WAS FANTASTIC, KNOWS HER SUBJECT INSIDE OUT AND GAVE A GREAT BALANCE OF GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL TUITION.” DEBORAH – TOWARDS ABSTRACTION
Spirit of Place 31 Mar–02 Apr | Mixed Media £240 Jo Salter Explore your response to landscape, place and time through painting and drawing. You will work with a mixed media approach and go on a group trip out into the wild Penwith landscape to gather notes. This is a stimulating and challenging course that will encourage you to find new ways of conveying energy, connection and immediacy in your work.
Lanyon’s Landscapes 02–04 Apr | Mixed Media £240 Liz Hough Create dynamic compositions inspired by the St Ives modernist artist Peter Lanyon. Use collage with painting while adopting unusual perspectives to move you towards abstraction. Time will be spent at Little Trevalgan, Peter Lanyon’s favourite spot in West Penwith, with stunning 360° panoramic views of the peninsula.
“EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS - LARGELY DUE TO THE TUTOR’S PROFESSIONAL AND RESPONSIBLE ATTENTION. VERY WELL PREPARED, VERY ENTHUSIASTIC, SENSITIVE CRITIQUES AND VERY FRIENDLY.” SUE GLENNIE SMITH - LANYON’S LANDSCAPES Colour and Painting 07–09 Apr | Mixed Media £235 Marion Taylor Understand how to make colour work within your painting. Work from still life, the perfect
genre for learning and experimentation, using both acrylics and oils. The course will equip you with practical approaches to colour, to help build strong compositions and compelling drawings and paintings.
Animals in Paintings 10–11 Apr | Mixed Media
£155 Emma McClure Represent animals in your painting in a fresh and playful way. Using the town of St Ives and its inhabitants as inspiration we will focus on working intuitively to allow the essence of the scene to evolve. The approach of contemporary artists will be considered such as Milton Avery, Craigie Aitchison, Tracy Emin and Francis Bacon.
Constructing Landscape 14–17 Apr | Mixed Media
£295 Liz Luckwell + Daniel Barnard This workshop will respond to landscape through dynamic drawing and the creation of threedimensional sculptures. Inspired by the approach of St Ives modernist painter Peter Lanyon, students will move from building constructions inspired by landscape into drawing and painting. You will experiment with space, form and composition, adopting transformational responses to the world around you.
Expressive Oils 22–24 Apr | Oils £235 Gary Long Develop your own rich, painterly style and capture the shape, colour and the essence of the flower as still life. Working from bold colourful arrangements, you will be guided through the mixing of colour palettes, working on both canvas and board and using different tools such as brushes and palette knife.
Inside Outside 28–30 Apr | Oils £235 Alice Mumford Looking through windows as a subject has long fascinated and challenged artists including Vermeer, Pierre Bonnard and Winifred Nicholson, who each found their own solutions. This course examines the particular challenge and excitement of playing with space. You will work towards a final large painting, increase your confidence in working with oils and learn to produce confident and bold compositions.
Simplicity and Form 01–02 May | Mixed Media
£155 Emma McClure Explore the art of simplification and capture the essence of a subject in your painting. Artists such as Winifred Nicholson, Mary Fedden, Georgia O’Keefe and David Hockney will be our starting point for two days of exploring a lively still life. You will learn a variety of approaches to help you capture the essential nature of a subject in a playful and fresh way.
The Art of Keeping it Simple 06–08 May | Mixed Media £235 Marion Taylor Simplify the essence of both subject and content and play with surface and texture. Painting and drawing in the context of St Ives modernism will set the tone for this course, including Ben Nicholson, William Scott and Patrick Heron. You will be based in the studio, working from still life – the perfect genre for learning and experimentation. Transform the way you work with tools and techniques that will open up a fresh approach to working.
Into the Wild 12–16 May | Mixed Media £355 Marion Taylor + Liz Luckwell Find your own personal visual language through the transformative process of combining sketches with memory, imagination and the senses. Time will be spent out in the rugged landscape around St Ives gathering material before you return to the studio to be guided through a process of developing mixed media painting.
“A VERY GOOD BALANCE BETWEEN INSPIRING MY OWN WAY AND LEARNING NEW TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES. A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE WITH TALENTED AND SUPPORTIVE TUTORS” ANCA CARRINGTON
Woodlands, Glades & Pathways 19–21 May | Mixed Media
Lanyon’s Landscapes 09–11 Jun | Mixed Media
£240 Liz Hough Create dynamic and exciting compositions with a direct and immediate mixed media technique. This painting course takes the landscape of the ancient woods at Trencrom Hill as inspiration in the context of artists such as Ivon Hitchens, Graham Sutherland and Samuel Palmer. With drawing, collage and painting you will be encouraged to experiment and create vibrant and lively work.
£240 Liz Hough Create dynamic compositions inspired by the St Ives modernist artist Peter Lanyon. Use collage with painting while adopting unusual perspectives to move you towards abstraction. Time will be spent at Little Trevalgan, Peter Lanyon’s favourite spot in West Penwith, with stunning 360° panoramic views of the peninsula.
Exploring Form & Abstraction 27–30 May | Mixed Media £295 Marion Taylor + Liz Luckwell The inspiration for this course will be the abstracted forms of Barbara Hepworth, the vibrant collages of Sandra Blow and the intense mark-making of Wilhelmina Barns Graham. Time will be spent in the Hepworth Sculpture Garden and on Porthmeor Beach. You will produce a large amount of experimental drawings, monoprints and paintings ideal for future development.
Lyrical Landscape 02–04 Jun | Oils £235 Alice Mumford This adventure in drawing and painting will explore how to connect with the elements around you. You will learn how to take your oil painting out into the rugged and beautiful landscape of St Ives and develop your own intuitive approach. This is a lively fast paced course with much of the time spent outdoors. You will produce lots of quick dynamic studies in oils.
Colour and Paint 04–06 Jun | Mixed Media £235 Marion Taylor Understand how to make colour work within your painting. Work from still life, the perfect genre for learning and experimentation, using both acrylics and oils. The course will equip you with practical approaches to colour, to help build strong compositions and compelling drawings and paintings.
Porthmeor Artists Now Studio Perspectives 16–19 Jun | Mixed Media £295 Naomi Frears, Phil Medley, Iain Robertson, Sam Bassett Over four days, four artists working today in Porthmeor Studios will open up their studio practice to you. You will explore with each artist their approach to generating ideas, embracing the unexpected and moving ideas forward. Starting with a studio visit the artists will share unique insights into their creative process followed by a practical workshop with the artists. Experience recommended.
Small Wonders 23–25 Jun | Mixed Media £235 Jo Salter Working on a small scale can create something precious and magic. This method enables you to rapidly cover a surface and capture the fast changing landscape. You will explore paint application and surface texture using oils and acrylics, working outdoors as well as in the studio. Learn to paint light and colour in an energetic and fresh way.
The Maritime Artist 27–28 Jun | Water-based £155 Hilary Jean Gibson Develop your skills in drawing and waterbased illustration. You will use as inspiration the installation by international artist Mark Dion in the historic Porthmeor Studios. This impressive collection of objects and memorabilia from fishing and artistic heritage makes for a fascinating study.
“HILARY IS AN EXCELLENT TUTOR. CALM AND ENCOURAGING, VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE.” BARBARA HASWELL
Abstracting the Figure in Paint 30 Jun–03 Jul | Mixed Media £325 Gary Long + Marion Taylor Using oils, mixed media and drawing; you will work from the nude and clothed figure and explore the exciting relationship between abstraction and representation. The work of the Bay Area Figurative movement of the 1950s will be your starting point, moving between a recognizable subject and boldly coloured, abstract arrangements.
Turner’s Sea & Sky 07–09 Jul | Water-based £235 Hilary Jean Gibson JMW Turner, the pre-eminent painter of water, with his unique ability to represent the elemental power of the sea, will be the inspiration for this course. In particular, his rapidly made and highly expressive watercolours, sometimes referred to as colour ‘beginnings’. You will learn to create vibrant watercolour, denote the sky, sea and beach, and transform unadulterated colour into a boundless seascape.
Dreamscapes and Memories 08–11 Jul | Mixed Media £295 Kate Walters Learn to explore, express and develop internal visions through the creative process using a range of materials and techniques including painting and monoprinting. A vital part of this process is being fully present, alert, and in tune with one’s inner world, and developing awareness through breath work, group walking and dream studies.
Bonnard the Revolutionary 14–16 Jul | Oils £235 Alice Mumford Pierre Bonnard inspires our use of colour, light and composition on this course. Picasso accused him of being ‘a piddling little artist’ due to his fascination with the domestic over the grand. Bonnard went on to influence a whole generation of artists and changed the way the viewer interacts with the painting. You will produce lots of work on this course and come out energised and inspired.
“ALICE IS A WISE, INTUITIVE AND GENEROUS TUTOR, WHO GAVE INFORMATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS AND GOOD ADVICE. BEEN ON MANY COURSES - THIS WAS THE BEST! ” SHEILA DODD - BONNARD THE REVOLUTIONARY On the Trail of Ben Nicholson 21–22 Jul | Mixed Media £155 Alice Mumford Join artist Alice Mumford in the process of taking observations of place to printed textile. The landscape of St Ives will be the starting point. You will translate the experience of exploration into a personalised printed textile bag, following a tradition of textile making by other St Ives artists including Patrick Heron and Terry Frost.
The Art of Keeping it Simple 23–25 Jul | Mixed Media £235 Marion Taylor Simplify the essence of both subject and content and play with surface and texture. Painting and drawing in the context of St Ives modernism will set the tone for this course, including Ben Nicholson, William Scott and Patrick Heron. You will be based in the studio working from still life – the perfect genre for learning and experimentation. Transform the way you work with tools and techniques that will open up a fresh approach to working.
Narrative Painting 28–31 Jul | Mixed Media £325 Gary Long Explore the challenges of telling a story through painting, looking at painters from Paula Rego to Walter Sickert and Edward Hopper. The clothed figure will be drawn in the studio and outside, moving towards a representational painting using mixed media, gouache and oil. Learn to convey mood, drama or subtlety and create characters that engage curiosity and tell a story.
Abstracting Landscape 29 Jul–01 Aug | Mixed Media £295 Marion Taylor + Liz Luckwell The Penwith coastline will be the inspiration for this painting abstraction course. Time will be
spent out in the landscape exploring this wild coast while being introduced to varied techniques for collecting visual notes. Back in the studio you will translate these into expressive mixed media paintings with a focus on moving work towards abstraction.
Illustrating St Ives 04–06 Aug | Water-based £235 Gary Long Explore the architecture and landscape of St Ives using water-based media and drawing as ideal sketchbook tools. Students will explore a range of techniques to bring sketchbook work alive, capturing vivid visual notes that can be returned to later for developing work in the studio.
Colour and Painting 04–06 Aug | Mixed Media £235 Marion Taylor Understand how to make colour work within your painting. Work from still life, the perfect genre for learning and experimentation, using both acrylics and oils. The course will equip you with practical approaches to colour, to help build strong compositions and compelling drawings and paintings.
Woodlands Glades and Pathways 11–13 Aug | Mixed Media £240 Liz Hough Create dynamic and exciting compositions with a direct and immediate mixed media technique. This painting course takes the landscape of the ancient woods at Trencrom Hill as inspiration in the context of artists such as Ivon Hitchens, Graham Sutherland and Samuel Palmer. Experiment with drawing, collage and painting and create vibrant and lively work.
Getting Started with Oils 11–14 Aug | Oil £295 Mixed You will be introduced to simple and dynamic approaches to painting in oils. Work on board and canvas, learn to mix colours, work thin and impasto (thick and textured) and use brushes and palette knives. You will work from landscape as well as in the studio. An ideal taster to the versatility of oils covering tools, different surfaces and approaches.
Getting Started with Mixed Media Painting 18–21 Aug | Mixed Media £295 Marion Taylor + Liz Luckwell An ideal course if you are a beginner trying out painting for the first time or if you just want a creative boost. Our tutors have specially designed this course to share with you simple and dynamic approaches to painting, incorporating acrylics, oils, simple printmaking and drawing.
Paths to Abstraction 18–20 Aug | Mixed Media £235 Liz Hough Explore in depth ways of seeing abstraction in nature and the world around you. Demystify the process of abstraction using a mixed media approach, including collage and acrylic painting. You will move from observation to abstraction over the three days and leave with a tool bag of approaches to develop your own personal approach to abstraction.
Oil Painting in St Ives 25–27 Aug | Oil £235 Alice Mumford An ideal course to be guided through the practicalities and challenges of working with oils en plein air. Capture the renowned light and colour of St Ives and experience the iconic locations of the historic harbour, Porthmeor beach and the views to Godrevy Lighthouse. You will spend most of the time out and about and generate lots of quick and vibrant studies in oils.
Marking Time 26–28 Aug | Mixed Media £235 Liz Luckwell The St Ives modernist artist, Wilhelmina Barns Graham, is the starting point for this course, with her crisp drawings of rocks, landscapes and buildings. Using the immediate landscape around Porthmeor Beach, you will explore the movement between representation and ‘joyous invention’ that so characterised Wilhelmina’s work. Using drawing, monoprinting and mixed media painting techniques you will investigate how to create powerful and evocative responses to your environment.
“THOROUGHLY ENJOYED FIRST FORAY INTO ART - NOT IN ANY WAY INTIMIDATING.” ADRIAN
COURSES IN ITALY St Ives School of Painting on holiday in Tuscany, Italy. We are delighted to offer our students the opportunity to work with our experienced tutors in the inspirational setting of the Verrocchio Art Centre, which is situated on the fortified walls of the charming hill-top village, Casole d’Elsa in Tuscany. We have formed a strong relationship with The Art Centre based on shared principles and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for our students to work in. We will be following in the footsteps of many of the St. Ives modernists who visited this area of Italy and received huge inspiration from the stunning surroundings. These creative holidays include six days’ tuition, materials are provided and the studio is open for students to develop their work each day and evening. There are opportunities to visit San Gimignano and Siena and sociable evening meals on the terrace to discuss ideas with like minded people while enjoying the wonderful views and Italian food and wine. Accommodation costs from £90/night including breakfast and dinner with wine, and should be booked with the art centre’s office in Bristol www.verrocchio.co.uk 0117 330 4973. The nearest airport is Pisa.
Painting the Tuscan Landscape 17–27 May £445 Gary Long This is a beautiful time of year to capture the spring-time Italian landscape as well as explore the ancient architecture of the town and the bustling life in markets and cafes. Students will have opportunities to explore these varied subjects incorporating the natural landscape with Italian life and architecture using drawing, gouache and oils.
The Spirit of Tuscany 24 Jun–5 Jul £460 (Includes trip to Siena) Liz Hough This inspirational course will get you truly immersed in the spirit of Tuscany, capturing the evocative Sienese colours and exploring the approaches artists have made to the same environment, ranging from the subtle tonality of Morandi to 14th century frescoes. There will be
tutored studio time to develop personal ideas from sketch books as well as drawing and using collage and acrylics to experiment and explore.
Personal Journeys in Tuscany 13–23 Sep £445 Liz Luckwell and Marion Taylor You will develop an experimental approach to looking, drawing and painting in the stunning surroundings of Casole d’Elsa on the FlorenceTuscan border. Embark on an individual artistic journey using a mixed media approach designed to open up your personal expression. The olive grove landscapes and 15th century city walls, doors, gateways and passageways that make up the townscape provide a rich supply of inspirational source material to work from.
OUR TUTORS Our tutors combine professional artistic skills with many years’ experience of teaching. Our regular team is complemented by visiting artists based in Cornwall and across the UK, including those currently at Porthmeor Studios. More information about our artist tutors can be found on our website.
JESSE LEROY SMITH
EMMA MC CLURE
HILARY JEAN GIBSON
Daniel is a master in ironic quirky sculptures using found objects. With a BA Hons in Fine Art he teaches our Constructing Landscape course and figure drawing classes.
Gary is a figurative painter, known for his landscape paintings, still life and figure studies. He lectured at Falmouth University for over ten years and exhibits widely across the UK and Worldwide.
Alice’s intimate light-filled interiors and observational paintings are regularly exhibited in London and Cornwall. She studied at Camberwell School of Art and her studio is in her rural family home in Cornwall.
Emma’s simplified paintings include animals, still life motifs and landscapes. She gained an MA in Painting at Chelsea College of Art and exhibits regularly at Cadogan Contemporary in London and Cornwall Contemporary in Penzance.
Hilary specialises in illustration, watercolour and print-making, showing work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and Mall Galleries. She studied at St Martins School of Art followed by a postgraduate teaching qualification.
Jesse’s paintings explore the subtlety of colour and touch using different forms of mark making such as pouring, burning and staining. He trained at the Royal Academy and is part of TAap artist collective, resident in Porthmeor studios this Spring.
Kate studied Education and Fine Art as a postgraduate at Brighton and Falmouth. Her interest in the subtle world led her to working with a shaman for several years and the significance of the feminine in all spiritual traditions resonates deeply within her work.
From plaster to wax, to metals and paint, Liz works with a range of media. She trained at Dartington College of Arts and exhibits widely in group and solo shows.
Jo is primarily a painter inspired by stories of people and places. He studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen and also gained a postgraduate teaching qualification. He spent most of his life in the Western Isles creating art and teaching.
Liz studied Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic and the Royal Academy Schools. Her work takes inspiration from Cornwall’s charismatic scenery and she has won many awards, exhibiting widely throughout the UK.
Marion is based in the Porthmeor Studios and produces large abstract paintings that subtly hint at landscape. She exhibits widely in the UK and is a highly respected figure in West Cornwall’s art scene.
“AMAZING SETTING - INSPIRING. I HAD A FANTASTIC WEEK. THERE WAS A RELAXED BUT STIMULATING ATMOSPHERE AND SOMETHING TO BE LEARNT REGARDLESS OF PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. I AM GOING HOME FEELING MUCH MORE CONFIDENT ABOUT MY WORK AND INVIGORATED.” STEPHANIE
SUPPORTING THE ST IVES SCHOOL OF PAINTING Every gift, however large or small, will make a difference to us and leaving a bequest is one of the most powerful and effective ways of ensuring that the School continues to thrive for future generations. The St Ives School of Painting is a registered charity that for more than 75 years has been helping artists and all those interested in creative expression. Today it is a thriving and internationally renowned centre for visual arts practice which each year provides teaching and inspiration to over 2000 people of all ages and abilities. Please contribute to the School’s future success by considering leaving a bequest in your will. This will help ensure we can keep running our studios all year round and continue to provide special opportunities for people to take part in the School, like our Young Artists programme. In 2013 a bequest from Alison Holt from Norfolk enabled the School to purchase new blinds for its large studio skylights, while other bequests have been used to provide furniture and equipment as well as to support young artists.
GIFT IN YOUR WILL It’s easy to leave a gift in your will to St Ives School of Painting. Just make sure you include the following details: Charity name: St Ives Art School trading as St Ives School of Painting Registered Address: St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, St Ives, TR26 1NG. Registered charity no: 1146825
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LIFE DRAWING CLASSES–DROP-IN
– Day courses start at 10.00am and finish at 4.30pm. – All materials are included in day courses. – Overalls are available although we still advise
Our first life drawing class was established nearly 30 years ago. Today our tutored figure classes are ideal for those wanting to learn and improve, build a portfolio or for beginners who would like to just have a go.
that you wear old clothing.
– The studio is wheelchair accessible with a lift. – We recommend you bring warm, waterproof
clothing and footwear if your course is venturing outside. – Whilst on a course you receive the member’s discount rate for our drop-in life drawing classes. – Refreshments are provided throughout the day.
– For a list of ideas on where to stay, please visit the accommodation page on our website.
No need to book – just turn up ten minutes early. Beginners are very welcome. £15 (£8 members or if you are attending a course) Saturday 10.00 –12.30 and 1.30 –4.00 Taught by our team of specialist tutors each with a different approach and focus. Wednesday 7.30 –9.30pm Working with short poses from the nude led by the highly experienced artist Steve Dove.
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Nude sketch – Steve Dove
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