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

LARGE GROUPS/ PRIVATE PADuring 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 etcle

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



  • 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 St Ives 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, or Mixed media Sketchbook  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 : We can loan all the 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

  • Tues, Thurs and Sat / 10.30 - 12.00
  • £10 per person
  • Private bookings at other times (£100 up to 10 people )

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! We provide use of all  materials , drawing board, A4 quality cartridge pape.  r Leave with several A4 sketches of beautiful St.Ives.  To book see top of page

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Watercolour St Ives

  • Mondays and Fridays 10.30 - 12.15
  • £15 per person (for private parties at other times please enquire)

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, withn  a short walk from the Harbour Galleries,   and make several paintings  based on the theme and techniques of the session.  All materials are included. To book see top of page..

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Mixed Media Sketchbook Tour of St Ives

  • Wed  10.30 - 12.45
  • £20 pp inc  sketchbook 
  • Private Party Bookings at Other times £150  - for groups up to  10 people.  (larger groups please email us)

Join us on a short walk around St Ives, capturing different views  of this beautiful town, with either Zoe Eaton or Peter Giles.   Depending on the weather and season, we take a different route through this beautiful town, making stops along the way to sketch.  Explore a variety of drawing exercises and techniques to help draw  what you see, whilst  gaining tips  for using mixed media materials  (eg  drawing pens, graphite, coloured pencil techniques, inks wash etc).  Leave with a sketchbook filled with your drawings.   Suitable for all ages and abilities .

  To book see top of page..

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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 throughout the day.  Get to explore  a variety of drawing and mixed media techniques,  including  use of watercolours, pencils, frottage, and mark making.  We will explore approaches to capturing landscape and botannicals. Develop  confidence in your own visual language.  Leave with a filled hard backed  journal, as a momento of your day.

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

ITINERY:  10.30 am Meet at Barnoon Workhop where we start our walk., taking  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  We reach Zennor at approx 3.30pm.  before taking a taxi ride back to St Ives at 4.30 pm.

PRICE INCLUDES:       DRAWING KIT - With  A4 multimedia hard cased  sketchbook ,  portable plastic drawing case, waterproof drawing pen, eraser, rubber,  graphite stick, sharpener and selection of coloured pencils. 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., charged mobile phone.

To book please message us or email us.  See top of page for 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.   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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Aluminium Jewellery with Made By Caroline

  • Choose a date for your group or party / Monday  2.00 - 4.30 pm
  •  Price  £175  (up to  5 people)  
  • Suitable for adults, and children aged 12 and over.

Join jewellery designer,  Caroline Kelly Foremen (fram Made By Caroline) and  learn how to transform  sheet aluminimum, into unique pieces!   This  recycled and  versatile material  is easy to work with and can  be made into a wide range of  items, from jewellery (pendands, brooch, earrings) or a book mark. keyring or fridge magnet.     Caroline will guide you  through all the process, from drawing your design to  the finished piece.  Leave with a variety of  objects of choice.  All materials are included., and no previous experience is needed.  Contact us to book your workshop.

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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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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 - 4.00 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 - 4.00 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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Fri 17 Sept 10.00 – 12.30  / £25

Or Bespoke group booking £80 for up to 4 people (choose date)

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

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 and enjoy the beneficial experience of mindful drawing practices.

To Book email [email protected]


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 – This September Fesitval event is an opportunity to sit for your portrait,  with a contemporary twist on street portraiture.   At each session there will be different artists in residence , using a range of artistic styles and materials.    Each portrait takes about 15 mins, with a flat rate fee of £20 per portrait.    Watch this space for full details  and  timetable.  Pre booking recommended. email [email protected]

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