Workshops, Classes & Events


  • 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.


Draw St Ives!

  • Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday 10.30 - 12.00
  • £10 per person
  • Suitable For Adults and Children of All Ages,  complete beginners and above
  • This  event is outside, dress for the weather


Get to see St.Ives in a different light!   Join us for a fun and informal outdoor sketching session  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 advised to secure your place -  free to reserve your place,  payment can be made on the day. 


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Watercolour St Ives

  • Tuesdays  (10.30 - 12.30)  - Bookings  From   March 2023
  • £20 per person, including  materials (under 5's free)
  • Suitable for adults and accompanied children
  • Outdoors

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, .    We choose a different spot at each session, within  a short walk ,  and make several paintings  based on the theme and techniques of the day.   This could be landscapes, street scenes, seascapes, boats and harbour views, beach scenes  or gardens and plants.  There's plenty of help and advice at each step of the way and all materials are included.   Leave with several watercolour paintings on a range of quality watercolour  paper sizes.   

The event is entirely outdoors, in very bad weather, we may have to cancel this event. Advanced booking recommended to secure your place.  Message us to save your space, or  Tickets available from link below


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Sketchbook St Ives!

  •  £20 per person (children aged 5 and under free)
  • 10.30 - 12.30,    Fridays  from March 2023
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities including complete beginners


Drawing in a sketchbook allows you to experiment with different styles and drawing media, whilst keeping all your drawings in one place. and create a keepsake of your morning.    Ideal for all the family, from complete beginners and above.   

We take a short walk, making stops to capture different views of this beautiful town , depending on the season and weather.   Our  experienced tutors are on hand with a range of guided drawing exercises and techniques to get you started.  Explore a variety of mixed media drawing materials which might include graphite, inks, collage, pastels and colour pencils., depending on the themes of the session.   

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 10.15 for a 10.30 start.     

 Booking recommended to ensure your place.    Eventbright HERE   

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Monday Drawing Group

  •  £12 per person *
  • 10.00 - 12.00  Mondays, Term times 
  • SPRING /SUMMER  Dates  March 6, 13, 20 /  April 10. 17, 24 /  MAY 1. 8. 15, 22, 29 /  JUNE 5, 12, 19, 26 / JULY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities including complete beginners
  • VENUE   St Ives Arts Club (upstairs in the theatre room)


Learn to draw, or develop and build on your drawing skills in The  Monday  drawing group.    These stand alone sessions are designed so that you can drop in to just one day,  or come along every week .  A social and  creative way to start your week!

At each session we introduce a different subject  (anything from botanics and  still life to  portraits).  With guided exercises, and a focus on techniques of the  chosen media ,  (from the humble pencil to graphite, inks, pencils, pastels, collage and more). We  incorporate key drawing knowledge and skills each week,  for example   developing line, tone and composition and occassionally look to other artists and artistic movements for inspiration.  Tutors Zoe Eaton,  Pete Giles and occassional guest tutors.

These indoor art sessions are currently held in the upstairs theatre room in The St Ives Arts Club,  Westcotts Quay, St Ives.  Advance booking is advised, and payment can be made on the day (£1 discount for arts club members). See top of page for ways to book.

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  • Available from Feb 2023
  • Approx 3 hour sessions, 10 am or  2 pm  
  • Flate Rate Fee for one or two people 
  • £120 ( Includes  all materials and complimentary  tea or coffee) 

Spend an afternoon  in our beautiful  studio, with views directly overlooking St Ives Bay.   Choose your subject, (from the options below) and enjoy a private bespoke  session  with  tuition and  materials  included.   We can fit up to three people in the studio, or more for bespoke outside workshops.    Whether you are a complete beginner or more experienced, we can tailor the session to your individual interests and needs.

The price is a flat rate fee for your party  - so you  pay the same price for one person, or share the fee between up to 3 people.   Please enquire for larger group sizes.

TO BOOK:  Email us with your requirements / Dates / Choice of Subject  - or give us a ring 0790 0095203



  • ABSTRACT PAINTING   with Zoe Eaton.     Gain techniques in apporaching abstract art,  and paint an abstract painting on canvas.   We start by creating preparatory collages or drawings,   to identify colours and composition.  Then  creaqte  an acrylic painting,  with help at each stage including  brush techniques, colour mixing, and other watercolour techniques. 
  • ABSTRACT DRAWING  with Peter Giles   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.
  • STUDIO WATERCOLOUR SESSION  / Zoe Eaton    Gain tips and approaches in using watercolours to capture the beauty of  this lovely medium.  Choose your studio subject from:   local beach  finds (seaweed species,  shells)  Botanics, Townscape, or  landscape.   Gain techniques  into mixing a wash, mark making, brush techniques, mixing a colour wheel and more depending on your interests.
  • SEASCAPE or LANDSCAPE  painting   /     Create your impression of the beautiful scenery on our  doorstep - using  acylic paint on canvas, with step by step help and advice.   In good weather we go outside to make initial photos/ and sketches, then proceed to the studio fo finish the final painting.   Gain help with composition,  colour mixing, effective use of the paint and brush work, creating an underpainting,  and finishing your piece.  Included in the price are use of all materials, and  A3 quality (Seawhites) canvas
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