Young People

We start working with children from the age of 7 and love to build positive and lasting relationships from childhood through to teenage years and beyond – for life.

We have a variety of workshops and projects, ranging from Arts Awards projects for teenagers, to Family Art trails, Sunday Art Clubs for children and tailor made school/college group workshops.

Porthmeor Young Artists

Art programme for young people aged 13-18s that want to do more art out of school and college. They meet fortnightly on Sunday afternoons 1pm-4pm, are guided by a range of professional artists and have fun with different mediums and subjects.

Check out this video of our recent Young Artists Festival, all produced by young people doing their Silver Arts Award. Please see individual page for more detail on the Porthmeor Young Artists project here.  Check out our Instagram page to follow what they have been up to lately.

Do you have a 13-18 year old who loves making art? Encourage them to come and see our Young Cornish Artists exhibition at the Penwith Gallery in St Ives, plus vote for their favourite artwork.

Summer School, Culture Camp 2019

In its third year, Culture Camp is the ultimate art summer camp. Running again from Monday 5th to Friday 9th August, it’s for teenagers aged 13-18 who want a summer of culture. Five days of painting, drawing and making ceramics at Leach Pottery, plus a visit to Tate St Ives. Based in our studio overlooking the sea, you’ll even get a Bronze Arts Award for taking part.  We are currently fundraising for this project to try and bring the cost down per person. This may become a referral project through Cornish Schools. More information will be released soon.

Sunday Art Club

For budding artists aged 7-12 who would like to develop their painting and drawing skills and experience the high quality materials in our artists studios. Tutored by a professional artist. Please see individual page for more detail here.

Family Art Trail

Enjoy a self guided family art tour of St Ives with our Family Art trail that brings it all to life. Please see individual page for more detail here.


t: 01736 797180

St Ives School of Painting
Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall
TR26 1NG

St Ives School of Painting and the St Ives Art School are trading names of names of St Ives Art School, company no 7871063 registered in England, a company limited by guarantee, registered charity no 1146825, whose registered office is at Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1NG.

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