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.

We recently curated a Young Cornish Artists exhibition and competition at the Penwith Gallery, check here to see the winning artworks and find out more. Check out this video of our 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.

Culture Camp 2019

In its third year, Culture Camp is the ultimate art camp. Running again in October half-term, this is now a referral only project for teenagers from west Cornwall secondary schools. Five days of painting, drawing and making ceramics at Leach Pottery, plus a behind the scenes visit to Tate St Ives. Based in our studio overlooking the sea, they will get a Bronze Arts Award for taking part. This project is funded by the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust and the Arts Award Access Fund.

Please contact Cat if your school is interested in being part of this project

Sunday Art Club

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

Summer Art Workshops for Kids and Teens

On Thursdays throughout Summer 2019, we are running fun and engaging art workshops for Kids aged 7-12 and Teens aged 13-18. Kids sessions run 10am-1pm and Teens sessions run 2pm-5pm. Running on dates 18 July, 25 July, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug and 22 Aug. Click here to see more.

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.


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