Clare Wardman

Through the School of Painting, creative minds come together to learn, share experiences and ideas. As artist/tutor, a strong, professional empathy is essential to the courses I ‘build’ for those already engaged in their creative thinking and practices. Teaching is more a dialogue, an inclusive process of respect for each artists’, individual communication, development and talents in visual art.

I trained in Fine Art Painting and Drawing, my post-graduate research explores the notion of fragment and site in architectural weathering. From these disciplined and interrogative approaches, I embrace the intuitive and non-predictive facets of the ‘messy’ and playful parts to ‘thinking in making’. My passion is for the materials I use and the complexities of my haptic knowledge and visual understanding.



Calre Wardman Artist at St Ives School of Painting Porthmeor Studios


Abstract Art Experience 30/03/2020


This mentoring course for practicing artists is led by two highly experienced contemporary, abstract artists. The tutors’ expertise in the language of abstract art will provide a productive, critical approach to the development of your practice, through in-depth tutorials and group discussion. Working in a supportive studio environment, you will focus on ideas and processes that enable you to gain understanding and confidence in your own discoveries.