Get Creative and Get Involved!

Be a Porthmeor Young Artist and get a Silver Arts Award – a qualification at Level 2 Grade A*- C.

Work alongside professional artists to develop your art skills, see inspiring arts events and operate in a team to create your own.

Held on fortnightly Sundays 1pm-4pm from October to July, these workshops will give you a space to be creative outside of school, home and college and add a creative spark to your weekends, while giving you some arts industry experience.

You’ll have all the art materials you could wish for and fantastic guidance in a real working art studio setting.

Check out our Instagram page to see what we’ve already been doing.


This is now an established group working on a year long programme so recruitment has now closed.

Please contact us at for more information about our young artist programme starting Oct 2018  and our Summer School happening in Aug 2018.

The group runs Sundays, 1pm-4pm and fortnightly in term time, just £5 a session. For 13-18 year olds.

Session dates:

Autumn Term:

8th, 22nd October; 5th, 19th November; 3rd and 17th December

Spring Term:

7th, 21st January; 4th, 18th February; 4th and 18th March

Summer Term:

22nd April; 6th, 20th May; 3rd, 17th June; 1st and 15th July

Porthmeor Young Artists Supporters

St Ives Rotary

St Ives Rotary offer generous support  to the Schools’ work with local young people. Part of the proceeds raised by the annual artist postcard sale held during the September Festival  is donated to the School. This supports our Sunday Art Club as well as other creative programmes for  local young people.

Wilhelmina Barns Graham Trust

The trust are generously providing financial support for  the Porthmeor Young Artist Programme.

Arts Council England

This project has received generous support from Arts Council England enabling young people of Cornwall have better access to arts and culture.

Rotary St Ives

Barns-Graham Trust finals