Are you open minded, motivated and excited about making work? Then joining one of our one year programmes could be just what you need. Our Porthmeor Programme, now in its third year, is ideal for those looking for a longer-term structure to learning and a supportive group of peers.They are rooted in our ideals of creating a nurturing and safe space so you can take risks and gain the confidence you need to move your work to the next level. An artist tutor will be with you all the way, so they get to know you and your work.
Workshops run on weekends so students can travel from across the UK to join us. They always have a practical making element. These can range from skills and technique development to exercises exploring ideas and motivations. Their primary purpose is to encourage risk taking and expansion of your personal practice. In addition there are one to one tutorials and group discussions. Carefully selected visiting artists will join the lead tutor. The programme will close with a celebratory group exhibition.
We cater for a range of students from early stage artists to those with more experience looking to challenge and stimulate their practice.
“I feel I am more confident in my ideas and approaching work in a freer more experimental way. I’m more able to push through when the going gets tough. I spend less time worrying and more time painting.
This programme is a real tonic for artists, the playful approach and the serious are well balanced. It’s great to have surprises and learn something new. I have felt nurtured and challenged throughout”
Following an intensive three day study week, a rich and varied programme of 8 weekend tutorials and practical creative workshops will be provided around every four weeks with a break in July and August.
These sessions will be delivered alternately Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Saturday, Sunday to allow people to travel and will culminate in a group exhibition.
The fee for the year is £2,100 and includes tuition, your materials during the workshops, a final exhibition and access to free life-drawing classes throughout the programme.
We want to make sure the programme is going to be a good fit for your current needs. So we ask interested students to give us some information to help us with this.
Two groups will run concurrently: Liz Hough will lead a group of 8 and Kerry Harding a group of 10. Both artists have led our previous year long development programme and have a wealth of experience in teaching and their own artist practice.
Participants will be selected based on their desire to develop and on how much they will benefit from joining the programme at this time.The selection panel will also consider the mix of the group in terms of approaches and experience and determine which artist students would be best suited to.
Applications close 30 November 2016
Please send in up to five images of your work and no more than five hundred words why you will benefit from joining the programme. We will then be in touch to have a chat about the programme with you so we can get a better feel for how it might work for you.
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St Ives School of Painting have a graduate bursary scheme available for Porthmeor Programme 2017. The bursaries are worth £1,000 each. We can also offer financial help towards travel and accommodation. The purpose of the bursary is to help new graduates keep developing and learning in those first few years after college in a supportive and stimulating space. It will offer support to those who otherwise would not be able to afford to join the programme.
Applicants must have graduated from a degree or masters arts programme within the last five years. We give priority to those based permanently in Cornwall and you must demonstrate a financial need. A panel will award the bursary places based on demonstrated financial need and potential for individual development. The panel will be Alison Sharkey Director of St Ives School of Painting, artist Kerry Harding and artist Naomi Frears.
To apply for Graduate Bursaries
Please submit applications by 30 Nov 2016
include up to five images
a statement about your practice and where you want to go next
an explanation of why financially the bursary would be critical
any evidence you might want to submit about financial need.
two references we can contact
We may ask you to come and visit the studio and meet us.
The programme starts March 2017.
Both programmes end with a final celebratory exhibition 9-11 February
Kerry’s paintings are her own particular view of nature with paint remaining the hero. By years of exploring more experimental uses of this medium Kerry has a distinctive vocabulary of marks and surfaces that successfully interpret the textures and atmospheres of the Cornish landscape.
An experienced painter and skilled tutor, Kerry studied fine art at The Ruskin School, Oxford University in 1991 followed by an MA in fine art at Falmouth and has been teaching at St Ives School of Painting since early 2014.
Kerry has exhibited extensively with her most recent show at the Hilton Fine Art Gallery in Bath.
See more images at kerryharding.co.uk
Taking inspiration from Cornwall’s rugged environment, Liz’s work is based on the landscape personal to her. Working directly outside and translating drawings, prints and memories into mixed media paintings back in her St Ives studio.
Liz studied painting at the Royal Academy Schools and has been awarded prizes at the RA for her compositional studies in landscape, and winning the Daler-Rowney Prize at the prestigious RA Summer Exhibition.
Whilst living in Italy she studied at Academia di Belle Arti in Perugia, and received a commission from St Michael’s Chapel, Cordigliano.
Represented by Oliver Contemporary in London, Liz specialises in landscape based mixed media paintings and prints working in the Modern British Tradition.
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