St. Ives School of Painting

St Ives School of painting has just celebrated its 80th birthday. It occupies part of the sea wall in art studios on Porthmeor Beach and provides a creative and imaginative space where students can expand their knowledge and develop their skills. The varied course programme attracts students from far and wide, to be taught by practicing artists in historic surroundings, at the centre of a thriving arts community. In addition to its popular art courses, the School runs an art programme for children and teenagers, some of whom who have never accessed the arts before. These opportunities take tje form of art workshops, year long programmes, summer art camps and after-school clubs.


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Opening hours

Mondays – Saturdays 9 – 5pm. One evening open late for Thursday Life Drawing Sessions: 7.30 – 9.30pm




St. Ives School of Painting
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1NG

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What's on

Life Drawing Classes

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Thursday 14 March 2019 – Sunday 08 March 2020

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Wednesday 29 May 2019 – Wednesday 26 June 2019

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Wednesday 29 May 2019 – Saturday 22 June 2019

Brad Waters: Artist Open Studio

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Saturday 01 June 2019 – Sunday 30 June 2019

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

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