Book a Workshop or Class

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]
  • Or see our CALENDAR  page for available slots
  • IN PERSON - Barnoon Arts, Unit 6, Harbour Galleries, The Wharf, St.Ives TR26 1LF


  • Outdoor art classes are Suitable for adults and accompanied children of all ages
  • Booking Required: message us to reserve your date : see above
  • Choose From Draw Stives or Watercolour  (see below)
  • PRIVATE PARTY BOOKINGS TAKEN AT OTHER TIMES - For Larger Groups, School groups,  and private parties.  Please enquire.

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

What We Provide : Drawing board, paper and drawing equiptment / use of paints/ brushes and palatte.   We can loan all  the materials you need -  but feel free to bring your own   if you prefer.  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

  • Tues, Thurs and Sat / 10.30 - 12.00
  • £10 pp inc materials

Get to see St.Ives in a different light!   Join us for a fun and informal sketching sessions outdoors, with Tutor Pete Giles.    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!  Leave with several sketches of beautiful St.Ives.  To book see top of page

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Watercolour St Ives

  • Mondays and Fridays 10.30 - 12.00
  • £15 pp inc materials

A Stand alone, informal 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, withn  a short walk from the Harbour Galleries,   and make several paintings  based on the theme and techniques of the session.  To book see top of page..

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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.   See bottom of page for directions.  Some subjects are booked for familly groups or social bubles,  choose your date and subject for a workshop for just you or your group. See Calendar 

Paint A Canvas - Seascape / Landscape

  • 2 & 1/2 hour workshop
  • Choose your date for your group or party to book /afternoons 2 pm
  • Min Price £80  / For 1 to 3 people/ plus £25 each extra person. up  to max 6 people  
  • Suitable for adults  & children of all ages  / top of page for booking details

Paint a beautiful seascape with  acrylic paints on canvas  .   Create your impression of the magnificent scenery overlooking Porthmeor Beach - capturing the fleeting light, colours and textures of the sea, sand  and sky.   We work in the studio, but and pop outside for initial sketches. photos.   so dress for the weather - or feel free to work from your own photos.  Leave the session with an acrylic painting on an A3 sized canvas.  There is help at each step of the way, with painting techniques, colour mixing and more,  with tutor Zoe Eaton..  Price includes all materials   See CALENDAR for available slots

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Paint A St.Ives Abstract

  • Choose a date for your group or party / Tue - Thurs, 2 - 4.30 pm
  • Min Price £80  /up to 3 people/ plus £25 each extra person up  to max 5 people  
  • Suitable for adults and  children of all ages - for your group or party

Take inspiration from some of the great St.Ives modernist abstract painters. including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and Wilhemina Barnes-Graham and create your abstract.  Leave with an  acrylic painting  on an   A3  aized canvas.  The workshop is suitable for all ages and levels of ability, including complete beginners.  Start with a paper collage to design your colours, shapes and composition, then move on to acrylic paints.  There is help at each step of the way, with painting techniques, colour mixing and more,  with  artist Zoe Eaton.  Price includes all materials. See top of page for booking details.

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Shoreline Beach Crafts

  • Choose a date for your group or party / Tue - Thurs, 2 - 4.00 pm
  • Price:  £80 ( for 1 - 3 people)  then £10 each extra person
  • Suitable for Adults and children of all ages.

A  lovely way  to work with pretty beach finds such as pebbles, driftwood, crockery,  shells and sea glass.  Transform them into unique art pieces.   In the studio we have all the tools, materials  and finishings you need  for your  group  to make their choice of objects:  You can  make a beach find mosaic coaster or tile,  wall hangingskey rings, pebble art and more etc.   We provide the beach finds too, but feel free to bring along your own beach treasures to add the personal touch.   Contact us to book your slot for your group.

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Resin Jewellery & Charms

  • Choose a date for your group or party / Tue - Thurs, 2.00 - 4.30 pm
  • Min Price  £80  (for 1 to  3 people)  £25 each extra person
  • Suitable for adults, and children aged 5 and over.

Learn all the tips and techniques you need to  cast and mix crystal resin,  to create a variety  of small items!   Get to experiement with a range of methods and moulds, and discouver what you can add  to resin such as  beads, dried flowers, wire, collage.  Feel free to bring along your own little treasures to cast.  You will have time to make  several  individual pieces, including brooches, pendants, fridge magnets,  charms or  keyrings.   Contact us to book your workshop.

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Painting the Style of Alfred Wallis

  • Choose a date for your group or party / Tue - Thurs, 2 - 4.00 pm
  • Min Price  £80  (for 1 to  3 people) then £15 each extra person
  • Suitable for adults and children 

Learn a little about the fascinating life and working methods of Alfred Wallis, and take inspiration as a basis for your own artwork.  Alfred Wallis (1855 - 1942)  was a naive artist who lived  in St.Ives, painting on found materials such as card and wood.  Take a little tour around town and walk in Alfred Wallis's footsteps taking in significant sights, make sketches or take photos.

Back at the studio we will lead you into making your own painting, drawing on the styles, themes, techniques and colours of Alfred Wallis. This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities, and complete novices!  To Book: See top of page

Studio Watercolour Painting

  • Choose a date for your group or party / Tue - Thurs, 2 - 4.00 pm
  • £80 for up to 3 people / £15 each extra person.
  • Suitable for adults and children

Learn how to  make the most of these beautiful transparent paints with tutor Zoe Eaton.  Help at each step of the way,  this is an indoor studio workshop but depending on the weather and preferred choice of subject we may go outdoors.  Choose from still life, botannics, shells, seaweed or draw inspiration from the local landscape.   Leave with  your finished paintings on quality watercolour papers.  All materials are included. To book see top of page

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Natural Soap Making

  •  Choose a date for your group or party / Tue - Thurs, 2 - 4.30 pm
  • Min Price £80  (for 1 to 3 people)  £20 for each extra person to max of 6 people
  • Get in touch about booking for your social group or bubble - Choose your date

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 you can find at home.  Discover what ingredients can be used 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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Oil Painting Taster Session

  • Choose a date for your group or party / Tue - Thurs, 2 - 4.30 pm
  •  COST £80 for up to 3 people, £25 each extra person.
  • Suitable for adults and children aged 12 and above

Discover painting with this beautiful and versatile medium with artist Zoe Eaton. Suitable for beginners, or experienced artists who want to develop the use of oil paints.  We start with guided exercises, mark making and colour mixing to explore the basic techniques and  painting mediums,  impasto painting, brush work, and palette knife painting.  Then move onto a  Wet-on-wet, or 'alla prima' (Italian, meaning at first attempt), direct painting   on canvas.  Choose your choice of subject from: still life,  St.Ives Abstract or the local landscape/seascape.  

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Sunday 12 Sept, 12 – 4 pm/ Sat 18 Sept, 12.00 – 4.30 / Sun 19 Sept 12 – 4.30 and Thursday 23 Sept 4 – 7 pm


Back for the third year – an opportunity to sit for your portrait, from a choice of artists!  Each portrait takes about 15 mins, with a flat rate fee of £20 per portrait.  We  have a range of artists to choose from representing different  artistic styles  and materials. Watch this space for full details of artists and   timetable.  Pre booking recommended. email [email protected]

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Drawn To Zennor

Tues 14 Sept 10.30 – 4.30 pm / £65 pp

A wonderful opportunity to spend the day capturing your response to  the stunning scenery on the field walk from St Ives To Zennor.   Tutors Zoe Eaton and Peter Giles will offer drawing techniques and guidance  to complete a sketchbook/ journal of the day.  Explore  a variety of drawings and mixed media studies using a whole host of techniques and materials.  During the day we willdevelop approaches to landscape and botanical drawing,  with  mixed media techniques including  watercolours, pencils, frottage, and mark making.  Develop  confidence in your own visual language, and  more experimental approaches. leave with a filled hard backed  journal.

WHO IS THIS  FOR ?  Should Feel  Comfortable to  walk  approximatly 5 miles, across open country, grassland and at times uneven ground.  All levels of drawing ability are welcome including complete beginners.  Accompanied children over the age of  10 years. 

ITINERY:  10.30 am Meet at Barnoon Workhop where we start our walk.  We take the field route to Zennor which is much flatter and easier than the coastal  path route - making many stops along the way for drawing and rest stops.  We reach Zennor at approx 3.30pm for time to  see Zennor, summarise our day and take  refreshments,  before taking a taxi ride back to St Ives at 4.30 pm.


  • Use of all materials, 
  •  A4 multimedia hard cased  sketchbook 
  • Mini bus lift back from Zennor to St Ives.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:  A packed lunch, drinking water, suitable outdoor clothing with rain and sun protection. 

To book please message us or email us.  See top of page for details.


Fri 17 Sept 10.00 – 12.30 


Delve into the world of patterns and abstraction, with artist Peter Giles. It is well known that 'losing yourself' in art is a very beneficial experience and good for your well-being.

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 heavyweight paper. First we will explore shapes and lines, as a basis for building pattern - then Introduce colour with coloured pencils, markers pens, compressed charcoal etc

To Book email [email protected]