Book a Workshop or Event

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 or Mixed Media Sketchbook (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., 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 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

  • WINTER HOURS Thursday  and Saturday  / 10.30 - 12.00
  • £10 per person
  • Private bookings at other times (£100 up to 10 people )
  • 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 and Fridays / 10.30 - 12.15 / From  March  2022
  • £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, within  a short walk from the Harbour Galleries,   and make several paintings  based on the theme and techniques of the session.  Leave with several watercolour studies.   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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Mixed Media Sketchbook Tour

  •  £20 per person
  • 10.00 - 12.30
  • From Wed 13 April, then every Wednesday

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,  making stops along the way to sketch.  Explore a variety of drawing exercises and techniques to help  capture  what you see, whilst  gaining tips  for using mixed media materials .     Suitable for all ages and abilities including complete beginners.  Materials provided including an A4 sketchbook 

 TO BOOK  free to reserve at  Eventbright HERE   (payment can be  made on the day by cash or card).

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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  For large groups/school groups please enquire.


  •  £25
  • Wed 16 Feb 2022, 2 - 4.30 pm
  • Wed 4 April / 2 - 4.30 pm

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]

Studio Watercolour Painting

  • 2 hour workshop / £20
  • Mon 14 Feb / Shells and seaweeed
  • Monday 21 Feb
  • Thurs 7 April / spring Plants

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  with a different topic at each session.    Leave with  your finished paintings on quality watercolour papers.  All materials are included. To book see top of page

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Resin Charms

  • Tuesday 15 Feb 2022 /  2 - 4.30 pm
  • £30 per person
  • (Private party booking price , max 6 people £120)

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 or see website details.  To book see top of page

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St Ives Abstract Painting

  • 2 hour workshop / £25 per person
  • Wed 23 February 10.30 - 12.30

Take inspiration from some of the great St.Ives modernist abstract painters. including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and Wilhemina Barnes-Graham, and create your own abstract piece.    Start with a paper collage to design your colours, shapes and composition, before painting.   Leave with an  acrylic painting  on an choice of size  canvas . There is help at each step of the way, with painting techniques, colour mixing and more,  with  artist Zoe Eaton.  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.

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Paper Making

  • 2 hour workshop / £20 per person
  • Suitable for adults and  children of all ages 
  • Tue 12 April, 2 - 4 pm

Learn how to make  beautiful hand made paper, that is ideal  for drawing projects, labels and gifts.  During the session you will  learn how to prepare recycled papers, use a deckle and mold,  press and size the papers and  embellish with dried flowers and plants,  and emboss with stamps and plants.  Great fun for all ages and abilities. To book see top of page

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Natural Soap Making

  • 2 hour workshop / £25 per person
  • Bookings from March 2022
  • (Private party rate / £120 max 7 people - choose 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 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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Paint A Seascape / Landscape

  • 2 & 1/2 hour workshop / £25 per person
  • Suitable for adults  & children of all ages  
  • Dates TBA

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.   Starting with initial outdoor  sketches and  photos  we then return to the studio to create the painting., or in good weather work outside.   Leave the session with an acrylic painting on a 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   To book, see top of page.

Shoreline Beach Crafts

  • 2 hour workshop / £20 per person
  • Private Party bookings / £100 max 7 people
  • Suitable for Adults and children of all ages.
  • Bookings from March 2022

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......   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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Oil Painting Taster Session

  • 2 and half hour workshop / £30 per person
  •  Private Party Booking/ £120  for up to 6 people, .
  • 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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