Arts and crafts diary of events in Cornwall

The Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) have compiled this list of arty and crafty events to put in your diary, going on down here in our beautiful Cornwall.

Please note that Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) do not organise any events ourselves, we publish event details for other local organisers, in good faith, but no responsibility can be taken for errors, event cancellations etc. Many of the organisers include contact details and you should always check directly with organisers for confirmation.

There are currently 15 listed here.

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The Picture Room - Sarah Woods

Wednesday, 8th September 2021 until Sunday, 30th October 2022

With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints and drawings by some of the region’s most recognised artists. All profits from sales directly help to support the gallery’s education and exhibition activities.
Newlyn Art Gallery
, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Ad Minoliti

Saturday, 28th May 2022 until Sunday, 30th October 2022

Experience Ad Minoliti's colourful and geometric paintings
Artist Ad Minoliti draws on the rich legacy of geometric abstraction in Latin America and presents alternative universes influenced by feminist and queer thought. The exhibition will also feature Minoliti’s ongoing project The Feminist School of Painting, transforming part of the gallery space into an active classroom.
Originated by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and re-presented at Tate St Ives.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

Bryan Adams

Wednesday, 29th June 2022

Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams’ career as a multi-million selling recording artist has seen him score huge hits, including Run to You, Summer of ’69 and (Everything I Do) I Do It for You.
Wednesday 29 June 2022
Eden Sessions summer music concerts, Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG


www.edensessions.com

The realist landscape painting course

Monday, 18th July 2022 until Thursday, 21st July 2022

A four day realist landscape painting course, where Jon Doran will teach students key principles to engage with when working in the landscape with oil paint. Realism has a rich history of landscape painting, from Constable to Corot, Sargent to Sorolla and numerous painters pushing it to new and exciting levels today. It’s the movement of painting that seeks to master the use of oil paint and employ it to capture not only landscape as it is seen, but in all it’s beauty too. In the pursuit of this goal, Jon and the students will study the techniques of numerous artists of the past and present and then venture out in the landscape themselves. They will focus on key painting principles such as finding a suitable and balanced compositional arrangement, capturing light and shadow relationships, tone, explore the use of a limited palette and experiment with a range of application techniques. Helpful tools such as the black mirror and the sight size method will be introduced in aiding the process of painting from life.
Cornwall lends itself to landscape painting given the wide range of atmospheric subject matter, from the rugged north coast cliffs, to quiet, secluded coves. Jon and the students will visit different locations each day and explore different approaches for tackling different subjects.
If you enjoy working in the fresh air and desire to paint the beautiful Cornish landscape as you see it, this course is for you.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Sea and coast

Friday, 22nd July 2022 until Sunday, 24th July 2022

This exciting three day course takes place at dramatic coastal sites around West Cornwall where artist Kit Johns will help participants to explore a wide variety of different painting approaches. This course will encourage an experimental approach to using painting and drawing materials, often resulting in new exciting and unexpected results.Kit will share his deep knowledge of depicting the sea from Cornwall's coastline and he will demonstrate the different tools, brushes, paints, sprays and inks he uses in his work. Participants will paint on a variety of surfaces including various papers and Kit’s trademark vintage maps. A fantastic hands-on course enabling participants to paint under the guidance of one of Cornwall's most exciting young artists.A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

 

 

Monoprinting landscape

Thursday, 4th August 2022 until Sunday, 7th August 2022

On this course you will explore some of the wildest and ancient parts of West Cornwall, and be shown by artist Kate Walters how to absorb the visual poetry of place and respond with drawings and notes. You will develop these studies and observations into monotypes back in the studio at Newlyn School of Art with Kate, learning how to get the best from various monotype techniques. You will be shown images of work by a range of landscape artists who like to respond to wild places and landscape poetry created by indigenous peoples.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
This course will help partcipants to exploit the versatile and experimental possibilities of monotype using positive and negative processes (adding and subtracting) and working with line and/or areas of colour/tone. Most fundamentally you'll have one or more smooth surfaces such as sealed card or pvc on which you either paint an image - then pressing a piece of paper onto it, make a one-off print (which can be worked into afterwards) or, you'll ink up a sealed flat surface with ink using a roller, then drop a piece of paper onto it, before drawing using linear marks to create another one-off image. You will be able to combine techniques and work across all the ways of working with monotype. It is portable and we will take small pieces of sealed card with us into the landscape on our walks...
This course focusses on the exciting possibilities of monoprinting without a press to enable students to continue with what they have learnt after the course.
Kate finds great inspiration for her work in wild places where the human psyche has not imposed itself too much. She loves to visit the Northern and Western Isles of Scotland to walk, write, and draw. Her recent book 'Iona Notebooks' has sold out and a new edition, 'Shetland Notebooks', is in preparation.
This course involves a considerable amount of walking, with natural breaks to respond creatively to the beauty of the landscape through drawing and writing and as such requires a reasonable level of fitness. Bring walking boots and for those who prefer to use them you may bring walking poles and a small back pack to carry a few materials and a sketchbook provided by the art school. All art/studio materials will be provided.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

St Erme Village Show

Saturday, 13th August 2022

St Erme Annual Village Show, hosted by the Horticultural Society, will be opened by Radio Cornwall Gardening expert Liam Shoesmith at 3pm Saturday 13th August at the St Erme Community Centre. The show exhibits photography, art, handicrafts and children's work, floral art, flowers, vegetables, fruit and cookery (both adult and child classes).
Details of how to enter an exhibit and the schedule list of classes can be found in the Local Organisations section of the St  Erme Parish council website.
On the day there is opportunity to purchase a delicious great value cream tea and buy raffle tickets.
Visit our Facebook events page
Castle Field, Trispen, Truro, Cornwall TR4 9BD


nickandhelen25@btinternet.com
www.stermeparishcouncil.org.uk

Sea and coast

Thursday, 18th August 2022 until Saturday, 20th August 2022

This exciting three day course takes place at dramatic coastal sites around West Cornwall where artist Kit Johns will help participants to explore a wide variety of different painting approaches. This course will encourage an experimental approach to using painting and drawing materials, often resulting in new exciting and unexpected results.Kit will share his deep knowledge of depicting the sea from Cornwall's coastline and he will demonstrate the different tools, brushes, paints, sprays and inks he uses in his work. Participants will paint on a variety of surfaces including various papers and Kit’s trademark vintage maps. A fantastic hands-on course enabling participants to paint under the guidance of one of Cornwall's most exciting young artists.A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Sea and coast

Monday, 12th September 2022 until Wednesday, 14th September 2022

This exciting three day course takes place at dramatic coastal sites around West Cornwall where artist Kit Johns will help participants to explore a wide variety of different painting approaches. This course will encourage an experimental approach to using painting and drawing materials, often resulting in new exciting and unexpected results.Kit will share his deep knowledge of depicting the sea from Cornwall's coastline and he will demonstrate the different tools, brushes, paints, sprays and inks he uses in his work. Participants will paint on a variety of surfaces including various papers and Kit’s trademark vintage maps. A fantastic hands-on course enabling participants to paint under the guidance of one of Cornwall's most exciting young artists.A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Exploring colour course

Monday, 19th September 2022 until Tuesday, 20th September 2022

Luke Frost is well known for his exciting use of colour and comes from a line of celebrated colourists including his grandfather Sir Terry Frost and his father Anthony. This exciting course explores how to capture, mix and combine found colours with paint.
The course starts with a session down at Newlyn Harbour where Luke will help students to explore the process of making studies from the colours and forms found among the surrounding fishing boats, empty crates, nets, sea and harbour walls. Returning to the school the group will be given a series of exercises to help them approach colour contrasting and combining. Each student will tackle this differently some focusing closely on the colours and forms recorded down in the harbour while others may choose to work in a more abstract way.
Luke will discuss his approach to painting with some examples of his work to hand and with lots of art books and exhibition catalogues on modern and contemporary artists he will help students to understand how a number of well known artists have explored colour in their work such as John Hoyland and Patrick Heron among others.
Much of the course will be hands on with a huge array of mixed pots of paints shared between the group so they can dart back and forth between the colours and their work all the time being encouraged to explore how colours are informed by those around them.
The course also includes experimenting with coloured paint applied to different surfaces from paper and board through to aluminium and their impact on painted colour.
All materials are included in the price of this course.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

 

 

The realist landscape painting course

Wednesday, 21st September 2022 until Saturday, 24th September 2022

A four day realist landscape painting course, where Jon Doran will teach students key principles to engage with when working in the landscape with oil paint. Realism has a rich history of landscape painting, from Constable to Corot, Sargent to Sorolla and numerous painters pushing it to new and exciting levels today. It’s the movement of painting that seeks to master the use of oil paint and employ it to capture not only landscape as it is seen, but in all it’s beauty too. In the pursuit of this goal, Jon and the students will study the techniques of numerous artists of the past and present and then venture out in the landscape themselves. They will focus on key painting principles such as finding a suitable and balanced compositional arrangement, capturing light and shadow relationships, tone, explore the use of a limited palette and experiment with a range of application techniques. Helpful tools such as the black mirror and the sight size method will be introduced in aiding the process of painting from life.
Cornwall lends itself to landscape painting given the wide range of atmospheric subject matter, from the rugged north coast cliffs, to quiet, secluded coves. Jon and the students will visit different locations each day and explore different approaches for tackling different subjects.
If you enjoy working in the fresh air and desire to paint the beautiful Cornish landscape as you see it, this course is for you.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Abstract landscape

Sunday, 25th September 2022 until Wednesday, 28th September 2022

This lively new four day course is taught by artist Anita Reynolds. The aim of the course is to move away from a representational way of interpreting the landscape towards a looser approach. The course is divided between working outside in the stunning coastal and moorland landscape of Cornwall to gather information, and developing sketches and ideas back in the studio.
Abstract works still need to follow basic principles of composition, colour, tone and form; Anita will show you how to manipulate and play-up these aesthetics to achieve the level of abstraction you are looking for in your artwork.
During the course you will use a wide range of materials, tools and surfaces and you will be encouraged to work in a wide variety of sizes from small intimate studies to large scale dynamic paintings.
Anita is the most generous of artists and a joy to be around and her courses combine a sharing of her deep knowledge of painting the landscape with a love of fun and an energised approach to painting.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Abstract landscape

Monday, 10th October 2022 until Thursday, 13th October 2022

This lively new four day course is taught by artist Anita Reynolds. The aim of the course is to move away from a representational way of interpreting the landscape towards a looser approach. The course is divided between working outside in the stunning coastal and moorland landscape of Cornwall to gather information, and developing sketches and ideas back in the studio.
Abstract works still need to follow basic principles of composition, colour, tone and form; Anita will show you how to manipulate and play-up these aesthetics to achieve the level of abstraction you are looking for in your artwork.
During the course you will use a wide range of materials, tools and surfaces and you will be encouraged to work in a wide variety of sizes from small intimate studies to large scale dynamic paintings.
Anita is the most generous of artists and a joy to be around and her courses combine a sharing of her deep knowledge of painting the landscape with a love of fun and an energised approach to painting.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Monoprinting landscape

Monday, 17th October 2022 until Thursday, 20th October 2022

On this course you will explore some of the wildest and ancient parts of West Cornwall, and be shown by artist Kate Walters how to absorb the visual poetry of place and respond with drawings and notes. You will develop these studies and observations into monotypes back in the studio at Newlyn School of Art with Kate, learning how to get the best from various monotype techniques. You will be shown images of work by a range of landscape artists who like to respond to wild places and landscape poetry created by indigenous peoples.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
This course will help partcipants to exploit the versatile and experimental possibilities of monotype using positive and negative processes (adding and subtracting) and working with line and/or areas of colour/tone. Most fundamentally you'll have one or more smooth surfaces such as sealed card or pvc on which you either paint an image - then pressing a piece of paper onto it, make a one-off print (which can be worked into afterwards) or, you'll ink up a sealed flat surface with ink using a roller, then drop a piece of paper onto it, before drawing using linear marks to create another one-off image. You will be able to combine techniques and work across all the ways of working with monotype. It is portable and we will take small pieces of sealed card with us into the landscape on our walks...
This course focusses on the exciting possibilities of monoprinting without a press to enable students to continue with what they have learnt after the course.
Kate finds great inspiration for her work in wild places where the human psyche has not imposed itself too much. She loves to visit the Northern and Western Isles of Scotland to walk, write, and draw. Her recent book 'Iona Notebooks' has sold out and a new edition, 'Shetland Notebooks', is in preparation.
This course involves a considerable amount of walking, with natural breaks to respond creatively to the beauty of the landscape through drawing and writing and as such requires a reasonable level of fitness. Bring walking boots and for those who prefer to use them you may bring walking poles and a small back pack to carry a few materials and a sketchbook provided by the art school. All art/studio materials will be provided.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Barbara Hepworth: Art and Life

Saturday, 26th November 2022 until Monday, 1st May 2023

Explore the life and work of one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century.
Originated by Hepworth Wakefield, the exhibition at Tate St Ives will have a special focus on Hepworth’s life in Cornwall, bringing together many of her most important works.
You'll also be able to visit the nearby Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life is organised by The Hepworth Wakefield in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, and Tate St Ives
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

 

 


 

 

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