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We provide quality art course tuition suitable for all levels from complete beginners to those with more experience. Learn from our team of 30 contemporary artists teaching small groups, in our studio overlooking Porthmeor beach in St Ives, where we have been since 1938.

Take a bit of St Ives magic into your home or studio with our online courses. Browse our library for courses to watch now or look out for new courses added every month. From landscape to life, oils to watercolour we’ll help you find the approach that’s right for you.

Get in touch

Tel: 01736 797180. web: St Ives School of Painting. email: info@schoolofpainting.co.uk

St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 1NG

Art Workshops (November, December)

Have fun and learn something new with these one day and half day workshops suitable both for complete beginners and those with more experience giving a taste of our longer more in depth courses. All materials are provided. An ideal addition to your holiday itinerary.

Kids Workshops

Leave your children in safe hands and enjoy some time to yourself whilst they enjoy getting creative with our professional artists.

Life Drawing

Thursday evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm and Saturday mornings 10.30am – 1pm. Cost £25 or £12.50 for members ( Annual membership £40)

Life Darawing

With guidance and support from our experienced tutor, enjoy the mindful experience of drawing the human figure. These sessions are designed to be accessible to everyone and build confidence in drawing.

Beginners are very welcome, do let the tutor know so they can give you extra support

The sessions also give professional artists who simply want the opportunity to work from a model a regular space to develop their practice.

Steve Dove will run our regular Thursday evening sessions and a team of different tutors will bring their own style to our Saturday classes.

The model will be nude, we use both male and female models.

Please remember no under 16’s but 16-18 year olds welcome if accompanied.

Life Drawing (schoolofpainting.co.uk)