Liz Luckwell

Linking my method to the landscape, I take students on Porthmeor Beach to make experimental drawings in the sand, bringing them back to some of man’s first marks and symbols. My teaching is grounded in an understanding for people and their desire to learn. I feel I have a genuine understanding of how nervous and apprehensive prospective students can sometimes be and am able to help them relax and enjoy being creative.

Overlooking Hayle Estuary, with its industrial working history and old harbour walls, I often use these textures and structures for inspiration. Drawing underpins my method of working. I let images emerge from the process, pushing the materials to their limits, sometimes using 3D and malleable metals where I score, stamp and stress with wax, thus producing Verdigris effects.


Reinterpreting the Figure 04/02/2019

£365

Learn creative ways to capture the human form. Through exercises and experimenting with materials, explore three key approaches with the help of two different artist tutors. Break out of the constraints of realism, explore the use of space and harness the power of the accidental. Tap into your emotional instincts and imagination in this challenging and fun approach to the figure.





 


SUNDAY CLUB- Spring 2019 17/02/2019

£10

Aimed at local children aged 7-12 these regular art club sessions are held on Sunday mornings 10 am-12 pm fortnightly. Run by a professional artist the focus is on having fun, learning skills and working in a professional studio using quality materials.


SUNDAY CLUB- Spring 2019 03/03/2019

£10

Aimed at local children aged 7-12 these regular art club sessions are held on Sunday mornings 10 am-12 pm fortnightly. Run by a professional artist the focus is on having fun, learning skills and working in a professional studio using quality materials.


Approaching Painting (4) 04/03/2019

£345

This course is ideal for the beginner and guides you through some of the key materials and methods used by painters. Gather visual information through drawing, then develop your work using tonal studies and simple print making techniques. Progressing into paint, explore the properties and application of both acrylic and oil paint to create informed and individual paintings. 
 


Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape 25/03/2019

£355

Are you new to painting or keen to build your confidence? This course will set you on the path to painting with confidence using a mixed media approach in an expressive way. Learn to incorporate acrylics with simple printmaking and drawing inspired by the stunning landscape around St Ives. You will spend time out in the elements as well as in the studio.
 


SUNDAY CLUB- Spring 2019 31/03/2019

£10

Aimed at local children aged 7-12 these regular art club sessions are held on Sunday mornings 10 am-12 pm fortnightly. Run by a professional artist the focus is on having fun, learning skills and working in a professional studio using quality materials.


Love Drawing Landscape 11/04/2019

£180

Drawing is the simplest yet the most rich and versatile of mediums. This course on landscape will help you establish a connection between looking and creating, opening up new ways of looking at the world around you. Through experimental exercises in the rugged coastal landscape and in the studio, discover just how rewarding drawing can be.


The Art of Keeping it Simple 15/04/2019

£355

Many artists have used the still-life genre as a successful vehicle to experiment and develop their ideas. In this course students will consider the deceptively simple still life paintings of renowned British Modernists Ben Nicholson and William Scott, who created innovative, powerful works by reducing subject and content to its essentials. Learn to create dynamic paintings by focusing on simple forms, considered composition and a limited colour palette.


Developing Drawing Skills 16/05/2019

£180

Create compelling drawings from observation and give yourself a completely new creative toolbox. Taught in a small group, you will learn techniques to closely observe and respond to the world around you. Unlock the secrets of this timeless medium and develop a new love for drawing that will last you a lifetime.
 


Exploring Botanical Forms 20/05/2019

£355

Explore the wonders of botanical forms from the micro to the macro using drawing and painting. Starting with detailed drawings using academic techniques, such as measuring and composition, you will develop a more fluid, expressive response. The intimate studies of artists like Durer, Karl Blossfeldt's photography and the expressive watercolours and prints of Elizabeth Blackadder will be our starting points.  

 


LW - Printing for Painters 31/05/2019

£275

A rare opportunity to work with tutors from both the St Ives School of Painting and  Porthmeor Print Workshop. Translate visual information gathered in the landscape into multi layered prints using mono printing and drypoint, including time creating work on one of three presses. You will enjoy this course if you love the simplicity and immediacy of print, an approach that will also benefit and inspire your painting.
 


Inspired by Nature; A View of Porthmeor 24/06/2019

£355

The forms and beauty of the natural world and the Cornish coastline were a recurrent inspiration for both Barbara Hepworth and Wilhelmina Barns Graham. Delve into the abstracted forms of these two renowned and innovative St Ives Modernist artists. Respond to the same environments that inspired them, including visiting the Hepworth garden and working from the same rugged landscape. NB. Please note this course was previously called Exploring Forms.



 


Developing Drawing Skills 01/07/2019

£355

Create compelling drawings from observation and give yourself a completely new creative toolbox. Taught in a small group, you will learn techniques to closely observe as well as respond expressively to the world around you. Unlock the secrets of this timeless medium and develop a new love for drawing that will last you a lifetime.
 


Approaching Painting (4) 15/07/2019

£355

This course is ideal for the beginner and guides you through some of the key materials and methods used by painters. Gather visual information through drawing, then develop your work using tonal studies and simple print making techniques. Progressing into paint, explore the properties and application of both acrylic and oil paint to create informed and individual paintings. 


Abstract Colour in St Ives 05/08/2019

£270

Learn to create striking, bold and contemporary work though structured and guided tuition. Start with exploratory studies in how to balance tone, composition and colour to maximum effect, inspired by the dynamic paintings of Sandra Blow. Working in acrylic paint and collage, learn to create robust, mixed media paintings, build your confidence in approaching abstraction and your own personal approach. 


CW - Love Drawing Landscape 17/08/2019

£180

Drawing is the simplest yet the most rich and versatile of mediums. Focusing on landscape, develop a connection between looking and creating and open up new ways of looking at the world around you. Through experimental exercises in the rugged coastal landscape and in the studio, you will discover just how rewarding drawing can be.


Exploring Botanical Forms 27/08/2019

£270

Explore the wonders of botanical forms from the micro to the macro using drawing and painting. Starting with detailed drawings using academic techniques, such as measuring and composition, you will develop a more fluid, expressive response. The intimate studies of artists like Durer, Karl Blossfeldt's photography and the expressive watercolours and prints of Elizabeth Blackadder will be our starting points.  

 


Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape 02/09/2019

£355

Are you new to painting or keen to build your confidence? This course will set you on the path to painting with confidence using a mixed media approach in an expressive way. Learn to incorporate acrylics with simple printmaking and drawing inspired by the stunning landscape around St Ives. You will spend time out in the elements as well as in the studio.
 


Inspired by Nature; A View of Porthmeor 21/10/2019

£355

The forms and beauty of the natural world and the Cornish coastline were a recurrent inspiration for both Barbara Hepworth and Wilhelmina Barns Graham. Delve into the abstracted forms of these two renowned and innovative St Ives Modernist artists. Respond to the same environments that inspired them, including visiting the Hepworth garden and working from the same rugged landscape. NB. Please note this course was previously called Exploring Forms.


 


LW - Printing for Painters 25/10/2019

£275

A rare opportunity to work with tutors from both the St Ives School of Painting and  Porthmeor Print Workshop. Translate visual information gathered in the landscape into multi layered prints using mono printing and drypoint, including time creating work on one of three presses. You will enjoy this course if you love the simplicity and immediacy of print, an approach that will also benefit and inspire your painting.


Developing Drawing Skills 28/10/2019

£355

Create compelling drawings from observation and give yourself a completely new creative toolbox. Taught in a small group, you will learn techniques to closely observe as well as respond expressively to the world around you. Unlock the secrets of this timeless medium and develop a new love for drawing that will last you a lifetime.