Book a Workshop

We currently run creative events all year,  in a range of art and craft subjects.   All our courses include materials, and are taught in a relaxed and informal style by creative professionals.   We run outdoor art sessions all year, weather permitting,  for all ages and abilities.  Choose from  OUTDOOR ART CLASSES (Watercolours or Drawing),  or INDOOR STUDIO  TIME  at Barnoon Workshop,


  • TELEPHONE:  Call or message  0790 0095203
  • EMAIL:  [email protected]
  • ONLINE Some events can be booked online (see event description)
  • IN PERSON - Barnoon Arts, Unit 6, Harbour Galleries, The Wharf, St.Ives TR26 1LF

SCHOOL VISITS & LARGE GROUPS - Please email us for enquiries.



  • Outdoor art classes are Suitable for adults and accompanied children of all ages - Choose from DRAW ST IVES / WATERCOLOUR ST IVES/ MIXED MEDIA SKETCHBOOK / see descriptions below
  • Max group size 10 (For larger group sizes / schools/ private parties please enquire)
  • Choose From Draw St Ives,  Watercolour or Mixed Media Sketchbook (see below)
  • Meet at HARBOUR GALLERIES,  WHARF ROAD, ST IVES, TR26 ILF (WHAT THREE WORDS ///shredder.guides.maternal)

Spend a lovely couple of hours,  on one of our fun and informal drawing and painting sessions., all  outdoors in stunning  St.Ives.  Each session is a stand alone class, ideal for all ages and abilities - from complete  beginners and above. In small groups, with plenty of individual help and advice on hand with the tutor.  

What We Provide : We provide all  materials you need including Drawing board, paper and drawing equiptment / use of paints/ brushes and palatte,    What You Need To Bring: Dress for the weather - with appropriate sun or rain protetction, as the whole session is outdoors.  In very bad weather we may have to cancel.

Draw St Ives!

  • Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturdays  / 10.30 - 12.00
  • £10 per person
  • Suitable For Adults and Children of All Ages
  • Meet at our Gallery Space, in  The Harbour Galleries, Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LF. 

Get to see St.Ives in a different light!   Join us for a fun and informal sketching session outdoors, with Tutor Pete Giles and leave with several  sketches of beautiful St.Ives.   There is help on hand with tips and techniques on capturing what you see  -  So whether you are a complete beginner to drawing - or have more experience  - these sessions are for you!   No need to bring anything as we provide use of all  materials ,    Booking required, free to reserve your place,  payment can be made on the day.   ONLINE EVENTBRIGHT BOOKING HERE     

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Watercolour St Ives

  • Mondays (10.30 - 12.15)  OR  2  - 3.45
  • from 2 May - October 2022 
  • £15 per person, inc materials.
  • Suitable for adults and children

A stand alone, informal, outdoor watercolour class with Zoe Eaton.  Suitable for all ages, from complete beginnners and above, and accompanied children.    We choose a different spot at each session, within  a short walk from the Harbour Galleries,   and make several paintings  based on the theme and techniques of the session.  There's help and advice at each step of the way.  All materials are included. Leave with several watercolour paintings on a range of paper sizes.   The event is entirely outdoors, in very bad weather, we may have to cancel this event.

Meet at our gallery space at The Harbour Galleries, Wharf Road, TR26 1LF.   To book your space message us, and payment can be made on the day.

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Sketchbook St Ives!

  •  £20 per person (children aged 5 and under free)
  • 10.30 - 12.30
  • Every Friday until October
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities including complete beginners
  • Meet at Harbour Galleries, Wharf Road, St ives TR26 1LF 
  • Outdoor event, dress for the weather!


Fill a sketchbook with your creative images  and  drawings of St Ives. Ideal for all the family, from complete beginners and above.   Starting from Barnoon Arts in the Harbour Galleries, we take a short walk stopping to capture different views of this beautiful town . Our friendly and experienced tutors are on had with a range of drawing exercises and techniques to get you started.  Explore a variety of drawing materials which might include graphite, inks, collage and other mixed media.

This event is entirely outdoors, so dress for the weather  (in very bad weather, we may have to cancel this event).   All Materials provided including an A5 or A4 sketchbook to fill and keep.   Meet at the Harbour galleries, at 10.15 for a 10.30 start.       Booking recommended to ensure your place.  TO BOOK  free to reserve at  Eventbright HERE   (payment can be  made on the day by cash or card).

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Painting In The Landscape

  •  1.30  - 4.30 pm
  •  Tues 16 August, Tue  23 August,  Thurs 22 September
  • £35  (accompanied children £20,  (aged 5 and under free)


Spend an afternoon immersed in the beautiful areas around St ives, painting 'Plein Air' and   create your own impression of the magnificent scenery - capturing the fleeting light, colours and textures .   There is help at each step of the way, with painting techniques, colour mixing, composition and   developing an expressive  approach,  with tutor Zoe Eaton.  We start with some initial sketches and then work on a small canvas (A4 or A3), using acrylic paints.  Leave with a painted canvas capturing your own interpretation of the scenery.

All materials are provided. -  Dress for the weather. Working entirely outside, weather permitting, in very bad weather we can make initial sketches and photos, and then work in the studio.  Start from Barnoon Workshop,  Barnoon carpark, Clodgy View, St Ives TR26 1JG.

To book, see top of page.

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The Big Draw 'Safari' - St Ives to Lelant

  •  £65 per person 
  • Wed 14 September / 10.00 - 17.00
  • Meet at Harbour Galleries, Wharf Road, St ives TR26 1LF 
  • Outdoor event, dress for the weather! Walking including over at time uneven terrain and footpaths.  
  • All materials included (art kit with a seawhites hard backed sketchbook and drawing materials) and a  taxi lift back to St Ives from Lelant.


Take a field trip, sketching and painting  along the beautiful coastal path, towards the saltings of Lelant, with artists Peter Giles and Zoe Eaton.  Capture your response to this stunning landscape, with diverse views including stunning coastal views, wildlife and flora.   Fill a sketchbook with mixed media drawings.

During the day we make many stops to draw different aspects of our walk, with plenty of helps and tips along the way.  With approaches to drawing botanicals, wide open vistas, wildlife, buildings,  seascapes and whatever else we encounter along the way.  Explore a variety of drawing media including graphite, pens, collage, inks and  watercolour wash.  

Our journey starts at Barnoon Arts, in the Harbour Galleries on the Wharf in St Ives.  From there we walk towards Carbis Bay on the stunning 'old coast path'  and finish at Lelant saltings.  We make many stops enrounte, and a lunch stop.  We finish at the Badger Inn in Lelant, with time for refreshments and summary of the day.  There is a  taxi lift arranged back to St Ives, included in the price.

This event is entirely outdoors, so dress for the weather.  Please bring appropriate sun/rain protection / walking shoes/  drinking water and a packed lunch.

 Meet at the Harbour galleries, at 9.45  for a 10.00 start.       Booking essential to ensure your place.  See top of page for booking details.

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The following classes are all held at our lovely indoor studio  space - situated at Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy  View, St.Ives, TR26 1JG. 


  • Wednesday 10th August 14:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday 24th August 14:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday 21st September 14:00 - 16:30
  • £25 per person inc materials

Delve into the world of patterns and abstraction, with artist Peter Giles. 

Suitable for all levels of drawing ability, from complete beginners, to those who wish to find a different way to draw and discover a new language.

During the session we will be using a combination of exploration, exercises and discussion and finish with a final piece on larger paper. First we will explore shapes and lines, as a basis for building pattern - then Introduce colour with coloured pencils, markers pens and more.

 To Book email [email protected]

St Ives Abstract Painting

  • £25 per person /children aged 5 and under free
  • Tues 30 August / 2 - 4.30 pm

PRIVATE PARTY BOOKING   / Choose your Date, and day Tuesday  - Saturdays /  2 - 4.30 pm. / Pay flat rate fee for up to 5 people/ £120  inc materials

Take inspiration from some of the great St.Ives  abstract painters. including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and Wilhemina Barnes-Graham, and create your own abstract piece.  This workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners. 

There is help at each step of the way, with painting techniques, colour mixing and composition ,  with  artist Zoe Eaton.  We start with a paper collage, to design your colours, shapes and composition, before painting. with acrylics.   Leave with a  painting  on a quality A4 or  A3  size  canvas ..  The workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners. 

Price includes all materials. See top of page for booking details.

Your Face, My Art! (Walk in Portrait Studio)

Sunday 18 September /  11.00  - 5.00 pm

£20 per portrait

This September Festival event is  a contemporary twist  on the tradition of  seaside portraiture.    There will be a choice of artists on hand, each offers a different style and techniques to create your likeness.  Choose your artist, and sit for your portrait, in about 15 minutes.

Artists: Zoe Eaton, Marie Keeling, Erin Lacy

Watch this space for more details.


Candle Making


  • Choose your Date, and day Tuesday  - Saturdays /  2 - 4.30 pm.  
  • Pay flat rate fee for up to 5 people.  £120  inc materials

A great introduction to candle making for all ages.  Discover how to make beautiful, scented containter candles.  You will learn which containters can be used,  choosing the correct wick,  how to melt the wax, colour and scent your candles., and   the  very many different types of  candle wax availalble.    Included in the session are all materials,  containters,  items for decoration and essential oils.   Leave with several candles in a variety of  rcontainers.   To  book see top of page.

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Natural Soap Making

  •  Private Party Booking
  •  Choose your Date, and day Tuesday  - Saturdays /  2 - 4.00 pm. 
  • Pay flat rate fee for up to 7 people, £120  inc materials

Learn how to make a vairety of lovely natural soaps, that are animal product free, and without any nasty chemicals -  using easy to obtain ingredients that you can find at home.  Discover how to add natural scent,  decoration and texture, and beneficial skin properties.

We will be using vegetable 'melt and pour' soap base and adding a whole range of lovely extra ingredients for beneficial skin properties,  scent,  texture and  decoration  - including herbs,  and essential oils.  Experiment with different combinations and create your own recipes.  Leave with several bars of quality, handmade soaps.

To book see top of page.

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Resin Charms

PRIVATE PARTY BOOKING  : Choose your Date, and day Tuesday  - Saturdays /  2 - 4.30 pm.  Pay flat rate fee for up to 6 people.  £120  inc materials

Learn how to cast Crystal Resin into small items such as bottle tops, moulds and shells - to create key rings, charms, pendants, fridge magnets and brooches. Discover what you can add,  how to increase drying time, and avoid common pitfalls. You will have the opportunity to make several pieces, with all materials included ( feel free to bring your own small items such as broken jewellery or keepsakes to include). To book this event, please message us with your choice of date.  

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