Discover your Creativity in St Ives

Conor Fletcher

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Just a short walk from the Sail Lofts holiday cottages in St Ives, on Back Road West are Porthmeor Studios where inside you will find the St Ives School of Painting, celebrating their 80th year the art school has helped so many embrace their creative side whilst in St Ives. Whether it's watercolour, life drawing, mixed media or oil there's a wide range of workshops for you to enjoy and try throughout your stay in St Ives. Here's a look at some of the events at taking place over the next few weeks to build up to the September Festival. If you've not taken a look at the highlights of the September Festival then why not find out and have a read of our recent blog post?

If your course happens to be out and about around St Ives then it's well worth being prepared for most conditions as you can never predict the weather in Cornwall! Be sure to bring some wet-weather gear just incase

Getting Started With Watercolour - Hilary Gibson - 15/08

This beginner's course is a great way to familiarise yourself with this wonderful medium. No need to bring equipment as easels, tables, boards, sketching stools, paints, brushes, inks, paper and collage materials  are all provided. Simply turn up and embrace your creativity.

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Expressive Watercolour - Hilary Gibson - 15/08

With the seascapes of Porthmeor, Porthgwidden and Porthminster on your doorstep it's hard not to embrace the wonders of the Cornish coast when in St Ives. Throughout this workshop you can enjoy fine-tuning your talents and take the beginning steps to master this wonderful art style.

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Sea and Rocks - Ashley Hold - 16/09

Dramatic scenes of waves crashing on the coastal rocks that are dotted around St Ives. An amazing way to capture the awe-inspiring nature of Cornwall's coastline this workshop allows you to learn technical drawing and capture the best that Cornwall's atmosphere offers.

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If you happen to be in St Ives and want to embrace your creative side then there's much to look forward to over the coming weeks in St Ives, from the September Festival to exploring the coast and taking part in the variety of workshops in St Ives why not take a look at a last minute break to Cornwall?