Get creative in St Ives

Tash Murch

Well it's official, summer has arrived and with the lovely warm days and plentiful sunshine we are very much enjoying the summer holidays here in St Ives.

We know there can be a lot to think about when on holiday but how about taking a few hours to immerse yourself into the creative side of St Ives.

With picturesque views, it’s not hard to see why St Ives is a magnet for artists and creatives and you can learn from the best with immersive classes and workshops delivered by artists in St Ives. From painting with watercolours on the beach to making your own Lino prints or candles, the choices are endless.

If you fancy indulging your creative side whilst staying in our luxury self-catering apartments in St Ives - here a few ideas to help you break up those sunny beach days...


Barnoon Workshops

Located overlooking Porthmeor Beach, Barnoon Workshop studios are just a 5-minute walk from your luxury holiday apartment.

Running regular workshops both in their studios and outdoors too, spend a few hours out and about in St Ives whilst learning to draw, watercolour or create a mixed media sketchbook. Join as a party booking or a one-off workshop, either way you could spend a day making candles or natural soap and have a unique holiday souvenir to take home too.


Leach Pottery

Known as one of the most respected pottery makers in the world, Leach Pottery based on Higher Stennack Road offer pottery workshops for all the family. If you are interested in learning a new skill, Leach Pottery delivers taster sessions through to intensive day courses, where you can learn basic pottery skills, how to throw pottery, or even make a teapot.


Pick Pretty Paints

Located in The Sloop Studios, the historic artist quarter, Pick Pretty Paints offer an insight into the workings of a print studio. If you have ever wanted to make your own design for a piece of clothing or try out the process of printing, Erin Lacy at Pick Pretty Paints will be able to show you how.

Delivering regular screen-printing workshops, Erin teaches printing techniques from designing and carving a Lino stamp to creating your own prints on a variety of materials. Based only a few minutes from your luxury apartment. How about creating a St Ives inspired print to show your friends back home?


St Ives School of Painting 

Based in historic studios located right next to the sea, St Ives School of Painting is positioned perfectly for inspiration. Whether you are a complete beginner or have been painting for years, courses cover a wide range of themes and mediums including watercolour, oil, acrylic, drawing and mixed media.

There is always the option to turn your St Ives stay into an art holiday, by booking onto one of their longer 3 - 4 day courses, and your luxury self-catering apartment is just 3 minute stroll away, it's the perfect combination for a relaxing arty break.


If you are feeling inspired, don’t forget as our guest, you’re entitled to free entry to both the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Please visit the Sail Lofts office and we will book the tickets for you and your party.