St Ives School of Painting | Workshops & Classes in September

Charlotte Ballam

With its astonishing natural beauty, famous clear light and rich history, St Ives continues to draw artists and art lovers from near and far and there is no better month than September to immerse yourself in this side of St Ives. If you’re not quite ready to strike out solo with your sketchbook there are plenty of classes and workshops that you're able to join; many of which are just a hop, skip and jump away from your luxury cottage in St Ives.

St Ives School of Painting

Perched right on Porthmeor Beach with awe inspiring views of the sea, the School of Painting has been running art classes out of the iconic Porthmeor Studios for 80 years. Their class sizes are limited and are run by experienced, practising artists who are able to tailor their approach to teach all abilities, from those with some experience already to total novices.

Art Courses

If you're all for jumping in feet first, art courses run from two to five days with the majority of them being suitable for all abilities; whether you're looking to paint the rooftops of St Ives, get started with watercolours, paint flowers in oils or expolore botanical forms. Designed to ensure that everyone receives the attention they require to be able to develop their skills, they are comprised of small groups and there is ample opportunity for 1-to-1 attention. Staying at the Sail Lofts puts the natural beauty that has inspired artists for decades on your doorstep, while The School of Painting is located just minutes from your luxury cottage in St Ives.

See full details of available art courses here.

Workshops and Classes

If you don’t have days to devote to one course or would prefer to try your hand at a few techniques, why not attend some workshops? From line and wash to oils and collage, workshops are suitable for both beginners and those with more experience and are the perfect way to dabble if you’re not sure about committing to a more in depth course. All materials will be provided for you, and while spaces may be available on the day, it’s always best to book.

September Festival Workshops will run from 14 – 28 September, morning and afternoon: see a full calendar of workshops and courses here.

Luxury cottages in St Ives

Whilst the crowds have dwindled in September, the good weather usually prevails and with a packed social calendar it’s the perfect time to experience the true essence of the town. To find out more about our luxury cottages in St Ives, visit our website or call the office on 01736 799175.