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.   


  • TELEPHONE:  Call or message  0790 0095203
  • EMAIL:  [email protected]
  • ONLINE Some events can be booked online via EVENTBRITE (see event description)
  • IN PERSON - Barnoon Arts, Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY
  • SCHOOL VISITS & LARGE GROUPS - Please email us for enquiries.



Outdoor art classes are Suitable for adults and accompanied children of all ages 


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.  

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 or  Thursday    / 10.30 - 12.00
  • £10 per person
  • Suitable For Adults and Children of All Ages


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)  From   March 2023
  • £15 per person, inc materials.
  • Suitable for adults and children

Paint beautiful St Ives  using watercolours - 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.

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 from March 2023
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities including complete beginners


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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Book your own very own private art session, in our beautiful small studio, upstairs  overlooking St Ives Harbour.  We can tailor the session to your individual needs, whether you are a complete beginner or above. 

The price is a flat rate fee for your party so you  pay same price for one person, or share the fee between up to 3 people.  Our sessions include complete tuition, all materials and complimentary  tea or coffee.

Choose from the following subjects. and contact us for dates and availabillity

  • ABSTRACT PAINTING  / With Zoe Eaton /  £90 for  2 1/2  hour workshop                                     Gain techniques in apporaching abstract art, taking inspiration for St Ives Modernist painters. We start with creating collage with coloured paper to identify palatte and composition, then finish with an acrylic painting on an A4 or A3 canvas.
  • ABSTRACT DRAWING / with Peter Giles / £80 for 2 1/2 hours

    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.

  • SHELL & SEAWEED STUDIES IN WATERCOLOUR / Zoe Eaton / £80 for   2 & half hours                 Gain tips and approaches in using watercolours to capture the beautifu of local seaweed species, and shells.  NO experience in using watercolours is needed, ideal for adults and children. 
  •  BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING   / £80 2 hour session /                                                                  Explore a variety of plants and flowers,  native to cornwall and make watercolour studies on quality waqtercolour papers.  Depending on weather and season, we can work partly outside to study plants in situ.
  • SEASCAPE/LANDSCAPE / £90 3 hour session /                                                                                                         Create your impression of the beautiful scener on the doorstep - using either watercolour paints or acylic paint on canvas - gain tips and approaches to creating a finished piece.  In good weather we go outside to make initial photos/ and sketches, then proceed to the final painting.




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