Training providers in Cornwall for creative people

There are lots of businesses and organisations running arts and crafts courses, workshops and classes in Cornwall. Drawing and painting classes are hugely popular. Also music and drama tution is widely availble though a range of teachers and training providers.

Also see our Arts and crafts courses, workshops and classes in Cornwall page for details of specific dates of classes and courses.

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Newlyn School of Art

Newlyn School of Art

An exciting art school offering holiday art courses in painting, drawing, printmaking and stone carving of 1 to 4 days in length taught by many of the best known artists working in Cornwall today including Neil Pinkett, Jason Walker, Jessica Cooper, Paul Wadsworth, Maggie O’Brien and many others.

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Dowsing workshops

Dowsing workshops in west Cornwall

Dowsing is an ancient craft with modern uses. Why does this place feel so special? Should I really be eating this? If I dig here, will I hit the water main? Find out about things you can't see. John Moss, a registered tutor for the British Society of Dowsers, runs approved workshops at various levels in West Cornwall which give a good grounding in theory and practice. Workshops include an information pack, home-made lunch and irresistible cake. Small groups in a beautiful setting. Good company, good fun.

Aggie Arts

Aggie Arts is an activity holiday company offering arts and crafts workshops and holidays

Aggie Arts offers on demand arts, crafts, and foodie workshops and holidays on the stunning Cornish coast. Based in a UNESCO world heritage centre, St Agnes (‘Aggie’), near Truro, Cornwall, Aggie Arts taps in to the hidden talents of the crafty Cornish coast. Perfect for interest groups, hen parties, corporate teams or just for a wonderful break away. We offer a wide variety of workshops and courses: cornish pasty making, Bunting, dressmaking, wine tasting, millinery, painting, drawing, felting, jewellery making, and photography are just some of the workshops you can choose from.

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Annie Bungeroth

Documentary photography

Freelance documentary photographer, videographer and photo trainer based near Penzance. Most of my commissioned work is for overseas development agencies and NGOs. My work usually relates to current social issues. I am keen to work on local issues.

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Jackie Lowman

Artwork by Jackie Lowman

I am one of the lead exhibitors at the National Trust Gallery at Cotehele where I exhibit all year round. I am also a member of 'Drawn to the Valley' Artists exhibiting throughout the year including the very popular 'Open Studios'. Having started painting after moving to Cornwall and originally working in watercolour, acrylic and pastel I now prefer the versatility of mixed media.My paintings bring together a love of texture, colour and the wonderful Cornish landscape creating a sense and mood of impressionism. I also regularly get invited to do workshops for local art groups. Please contact me for further information if you are interested. 'So much inspiration, never enough time'.

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Rock Cottage Pottery

Rock Cottage Pottery

Traditional English slipware made on the potter's wheel decorated with coloured slips and metal oxides. A country pottery workshop with all pots in the oven to tableware range being oven proof and dishwasher safe. Individual or small group tuition in pottery skills is offered for children and/or adults by arrangement.

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Beau Nidol

Beau Nidol fused Tiffany and leaded glass

We run half day courses in fused Tiffany and leaded glass in our workshop in Bude. Courses start at 10.30am and 2pm and run for 2 to 3 hours. We also make and sell glass art and sculptures.

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Bowerbird Jewellery

Bowerbird Jewellery

I'm an Australian/Cornish jewellery designer, specialising in beaded, mixed-media and found object jewellery and accessories. My work is one-of-a-kind, handmade with attention to detail. Stockists: Falmouth Art Gallery and Create Arts Cafe, Falmouth. I'm also a tutor with Falmouth Adult Education.

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Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery

Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin

The Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery brings together the very best teachers in the fields of art, craft and jewellery, in an inspiring creative environment. Based at Coldrenick Farm in Bodmin, the school provides students of all levels with a safe and supportive learning environment. The school offers a range of classes for all levels in metal clay, beading, wirework, glass fusing, mosaic work, enamelling and lots more.

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Kiwi Printmaking Studio

Kiwi Printmaking Studio

A spacious and professional printmaking studio, which offers extensive facilities in Intaglio and Relief Printing, for all ages and levels of experience. The studio also delivers a Beginner 10 week evening course covering a range of processes. An Intermediate 10 week evening course taking skills and processes taught in the beginner course further, to develop your printing skills and techniques. A new advanced 10 week evening course, covering a refined program to encourage the progression from student to a capable independent printmaker. Kiwi also offers children's workshops great for school holiday activities, and other screen services for those independent printers, such as screen coating and exposing.

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Bal Maiden Studio Glass

Bal Maiden Studio Glass

Helston based Bal Maiden Studio Glass, run by Noreen Todd, offers over a decade of glass making experience. We design and produce modern domestic and architectural artglass. Our work has been seen at the V & A and on BBC2. We currently exhibit at Pictures and Things in Helston and on the Bruntnell-Astley website. Our bespoke commissioning service offers a wide variety of techniques and finishes including leaded stained glass, fusing, sandblasting, kiln-formed casting and painting. We run a range of courses for beginners and the more experienced glass maker, detailed on our website.

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Tamsin Dearing Fine Art

Portrait by Cornish artist Tamsin Dearing

Tamsin is a self taught, professional artist, who specialises in pencil and pastel portraiture. With a lifelong love of art, and a fascination with the stories that every face tells, Tamsin prides herself on capturing the unique personality of each subject, with her beautifully realistic style. Alongside drawing commissioned portraits, Tamsin teaches portraiture county wide, and has opened up a world of creativity to many people who previously claimed that they could not draw. Tamsin exhibits her work in Cornwall, where she lives, and her portraits hang in private collections internationally.

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Lindsey Keates Tidalmarks Studio

Lindsey Keates Tidalmarks Studio

The Garden studio showcases Lindsey's Fine art perfectly - graphic coastal paintings of local scenes, environmental art combined with bespoke hand painted driftwood pieces. Prices for originals start from £50 -975. Tidalmarks tuition.This term I am offering an investigation of sky land and sea. I also offer seasonal workshops. As a working artist of course it is important to pass on unique tips and advice on ideas; however Tidalmarks Studio is a relaxed informal space, where we teach you to paint like you. People usually say 'I’ve never learnt so much in one day', so come along and see for yourself.

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Lee Stevenson

Artwork by Lee Stevenson

Lee is an artist printmaker, born in West Cornwall. He trained at Falmouth School of Art and North Staffs University. He makes hand-made limited edition prints including etching, aquatinting, lino and wood-cuts. He is also known for his landscapes in oils. Subject range: life studies, Cornish sea and landscapes and still-life. His work is based on drawing from observation. He gets a lot of inspiration from the seasonal changes in the landscape. He runs short workshops in relief printmaking at his studio in Rosudgeon. For further details go to his website.

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Atson: Art - Make - Teach

Atson: Art - Make - Teach

With a background in adult mental health I am particularly interested in creating activities to improve people's well being. My work covers a broad range of art and craft subjects and much of what I love doing I teach - for all ages and abilities, in groups or on a one-to-one basis. Commissions welcome. To learn more about what I do please see my website.

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Coastal Valley Camping and Crafts

Coastal Valley Camping and Crafts

Kick your shoes off, sit back and unwind in a beautiful landscaped valley. The sound of the babbling stream harmonises with the birds and without a car or house in sight, you have found a bit of Cornish bliss. As well as the beautiful, relaxing camp site and Glamping tents we have 3 beaches all accessed via public footpaths at the foot of the land. 1.25milem across fields and headland is Watergate Bay, (cafes, surf shops and Jamie’s Fifteen). 1m to Porth Beach or Whipsiderry Beach. Daily art and craft workshops for those that are game to explore their untapped talents and have fun. We will run very affordable activities and will ‘hold your hand’ every step of the way providing an enriching experience. We will be upcycling, textiles art, recycling, silk painting and willow weaving. See our web site for our exciting program of workshops.

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Cornwall College arts and crafts courses

For a wide selection of arts and design qualification courses and recreational arts and crafts courses throughout Cornwall, visit the at Cornwall College web site.

The Small Shed Pottery

Offering residential pottery holidays for beginners, with day and weekend tuition also available. A fun, relaxed space for students to get creative on a traditional kick wheel and enjoy a stay in the heart of Falmouth.

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Scrapbook Magic

  • Address: Mullion Meadows Craft Centre, Helston, Cornwall TR12 7HB
  • Telephone: 01326 240381
  • Email: enquiries@scrapbookmagic.co.uk
  • Contact: Margaret Bishop

Scrapbook and card making supplies, classes and demonstrations. The shop is open Mon - Fri 10-4pm during the winter months and 10-5pm during the summer months. Classes are held during week days.

Newmoor Barn

  • Address: Newmoor Barn, Polson, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 9QU
  • Telephone: 01566 784266
  • Email: info@newmoorbarn.com
  • Contact: Amanda Braggins

We are in the Tamar Valley on the borders of Devon and Cornwall. We raise Angora goats and use their fleece and sheeps fleece from local farmers we create a variety of textile pieces. We offer a variety of workshops in spinning, felting and ceramics. We also work with people with additional needs.

John Knight guitar tuition

John Knight is a highly experienced guitarist offering guitar tuition in the Helston/Coverack area, from complete beginners to advanced - all ages on a one to one basis. Materials supplied. Tuition in a relaxed, friendly music studio environment, remember it's never too late to start making music.

Mullion Glass Studio and Workshop

Beautiful new studio situated behind the Chocolate Factory in Mullion. Workshops held daily. Lots of lovely glass for sale - all kiln-fired on site.

Callington School of Art

  • Address: Lower House, Church Street, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7AN
  • Telephone: 01579 383491
  • Email: info@callingtonartschool.com
  • Contact: Tessa Sulston

Callington School of Art offers a variety of residential and day courses for both beginners and the more experienced artist. Courses are held in our excellent well equipped studio and may involve location work as well.

Love Betty

I make up-cycled and re-cycled fabric wares, original clothing for adults and children, handbags and purses. I take the re-loved and turn them into the be-loved. I also take bespoke orders and run sewing classes and workshops from my studio.

Plein Air Printmaking Holidays

  • Address: Forreglos Drive, Marazion, Cornwall TR17 0BX
  • Telephone: 07773 521820
  • Email: oliver@oliverwest.net
  • Contact: Oliver West

This Plein Air experience of mobile printmaking will take you out into the wilds of West Cornwall. This printmaking experience is suitable for beginners and specialists alike. Providing you with unspolt landscapes from Mounts Bay over the moors to St Ives, Sennen and as far as Land’s End.

Hevva

  • Address: 17 Polkerris, Par, Cornwall PL24 2TL
  • Telephone: 01726 252222
  • Email: info@hevva.co.uk
  • Contact: Gary Craddock

Hevva is a group of experienced dancers and musicians who display, teach and promote the traditional dances and music of Cornwall.

Tresithick Upholstery Training

Traditional upholstery courses tutored by Master Upholsterer. 5-day hobby courses, and 6-week AMUSF accredited courses leading to professional qualifications (AMUSF Level 2 and 3). Suitable for all ages and levels from beginner upwards.

The Sculpture Workshop

Create a unique sculpted head. Complete beginners just wanting to have a go will be amazed at just how creative they can be. Great for a corporate away day. Contact me for times of the next workshop.

10 Acre Wood

  • Address: Polmorla Road, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7LH
  • Telephone: 07960 757494
  • Email: j.bailey456@gmail.com
  • Contact: Jane Bailey

10 Acre Wood is a privately owned Ancient woodland nestled in a beautiful valley in North Cornwall. We run occasional workshops in traditional rural crafts and skills alongside Forest School activities for children. Also available for private hire as a venue for workshops and special events.

Gweall Teag Ceramics

Pottery and ceramics. I make individual hand-built pieces; wheel-thrown bowls, jugs, teapots, dishes, tiles, planters and buttons in stoneware. I make all my own glazes. Visitors are welcome to my studio and gallery. Tuition available.

Tom Kemp - woodsman and coppice crafts

  • Address: Holifield Farm, Bonallack Lane, Gweek, Cornwall TR12 6UJ
  • Telephone: 07531 265646
  • Email: woodforthetrees@gmail.com
  • Contact: Tom Kemp

Coppice crafts and woodland services. Produce include everything from hand carved spoons to larger commission such as arbours. Hedge laying and living willow sculpture also offered. Courses include spoon carving and charcoal making.

Jackie Ash - piano, keyboards, organ teacher

All ages. Jazz, classical, pop. Theory. Learn at your own pace... Exams if required. Friendly female teacher.

Cornwall Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

The Cornwall Guild has been established since 1951 and is one of the oldest Guilds in the country. We run two venues each month - Probus Village Hall on the 3rd Friday and at Chacewater W.I. Hall on the 4th Saturday [except Aug]. We also hold four Weavers Days a year, again at the Chacewater venue. We are a teaching Guild and endeavour to pass down the traditional craft of hand spinning and weaving to younger generations to safe guard it for the future.

Angie Truman - felt by Wool and Wossit

  • Address: High Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SX
  • Telephone: 07887 390779
  • Email: woolandwossit@gmail.com
  • Contact: Angie Truman

I'm a textile artist - crafting delightful hand felted accessories from local wool and other fibres. I run wet and needle felting workshops with huge enthusiasm, without pretension and with plenty of fun.

Richard Buckingham Furniture and Courses

  • Address: Polcoverack Vean, Coverack, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6SP
  • Telephone: 07971 697902
  • Email: richardkbuckingham@gmail.com
  • Contact: Richard Buckingham

Two day furniture making skills for beginners and those wanting to refine their skills. Using tools, sharpening and joint cutting. £200pp. Weekend and longer courses also available.

School of Textile Craft

  • Address: The WAC, Unit 4 Woods Browning Industrial Estate, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 1DQ
  • Telephone: 07762 151539
  • Email: schooloftextilecrafts@gmail.com
  • Contact: Denise Lapwood

School of Textile Craft, covering patchwork, quilting, applique, machine embroidery, textile art, embellishing, fabric dyeing, Devore, silk flower making. Schedules available.

Cornwall ART Studio

Painting workshops. You will paint your own canvas with the guidance of an experienced artist, who will provide on the spot demonstrations throughout a session. All tools and materials inc. Absolute beginners welcome.

Winifred and Mabel, Wadebridge

We are a contemporary craft co-operative based in the centre of Wadebridge. With an eclectic mix of 17 Cornish makers, designers and artists.sewing and craft workshops are held in our studio. We are always on the look out for new and exciting makers, get in touch.

Amanda Rae Thompson

  • Address: Dilkhush, Portheast way, Gorran Haven, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6JA
  • Telephone: 01726 843567 (evenings only please)
  • Email: arthompson@artist-art.co.uk
  • Contact: Amanda Rae Thompson

Amanda's art includes pet portraits, wildlife and drawings of people, line and wash of local areas. She also teaches pastel painting in day workshops.

Pisky Cove - wingletang workshops

  • Address: Wingletang, Trewartha Road, Praa Sands, Cornwall TR20 9ST
  • Telephone: 0784 3375008
  • Email: piskycove@googlemail.com
  • Contact: Cayte Walker

Learn to spin. Conquer fleece and fibre to create yarn. Book a private lesson or bring a friend - group rates available. Wheel and fibre provided just bring yourself and a smile.

A House of Cake

This is "the" place to order your very own personalised celebration cakes for all occasions.I pride myself on my ability to design virtually any cake for any occasion. I hold lessons and tutorials on all aspects of sugar work, also hen and children’s parties.

Bedlam Theatre Company of Cornwall

  • Address: 4 Dereham Terrace, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3DE
  • Telephone: 01872 272695
  • Email: esh@bedlamtc.co.uk
  • Contact: Emma Spurgin Hussey

Affordable weekly two-hour workshops where young actors learn stagecraft, meet new friends, and have huge amounts of fun. Run by actors Emma Spurgin Hussey and Rory Wilton. Please contact us for more details.

Cotton Cottage

Supplier of high quality beautifully printed cottons for all your crafting and dressmaking needs. Sewing classes for beginners to advanced based in the Cotton Cottage workshop in Coverack. Please email for further information.

Roseland Mews Studio

  • Address: Roseland, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3PQ
  • Telephone: 01579 344971
  • Email: jane@roselandmews.co.uk
  • Contact: Jane Lockyer

Roseland Mews Studio, a converted barn, in a secluded hamlet along the river Seaton near Liskeard, offers practical one and two day courses; covering all kinds of skills, techniques and materials; including embroidery, patchwork and quilting, fabric printing, painting, dying, and distressing.

Felt at Sea

Felt at Sea use a range of different textile techniques to create innovative wearable art including up-cycled knitwear and delicate handmade felt.

Harbour Crystals and Wools

  • Address: 25 Causewayhead, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SP
  • Telephone: 01736 874455
  • Email: helen@harbourcrystals.com
  • Contact: Mrs Helen Stone

We sell crystals, jewellery, wool and gifts. We give free advice with friendly service and throughout the year we have knitting and crochet courses. We have a wide range of yarns from acrylic to pure wool.

Glory of Glass

1-day fused glass workshops under the direction of glass artist Wendy Bradberry. Located at Red Store, Lerryn. All glass, materials, tools and kiln firing included. Light lunch, tea and coffee provided. £60 per person per day. Group bookings taken. Please call to enquire.

Suzi Humphries Cake Design

At Suzi Humphries Cake Design we are passionate about creating your dream cake, professionally and beautifully handcrafted wedding and celebration cakes are made in our studio in Cornwall. We also teach cake decorating and sugar craft classes from our studio, contact us for more information.

Liz Gregory

  • Address: Longnail, Tremail, Camelford, Cornwall PL32 9YQ
  • Telephone: 01840 261123
  • Email: liz@lizgregory.com
  • Contact: Liz Gregory

I run classes in my studio during the summer months and also do talks and demonstrations / classes for art or other groups. Landscapes and still life in collage, acrylic and pastel.

The Jewellery Works Studio

The Jewellery Works Studio offers wedding ring and ring making workshops for couples and individuals, bespoke wedding ring ordering service, ring commissions, jewellery repairs and alterations.

Jan Robson

Artist illustrator working chiefly in watercolour, oil or mixed media. Specialising in yacht portraiture, land/seascape and natural objects. Work exhibited in several galleries in the south west. Watercolour painting courses for beginners and improvers.

Gweall Teag Ceramics

I make a range of hand thrown and hand built work in stoneware, from buttons to large planters and sculpture. Commissions welcome. Tuition is available at my studio in all aspects of craft pottery. Places are limited to 3 students per session at a fee of £30 per day or £15 per half day.

Coast and Country Crafts and Quilts

  • Address: Barras Moor Village, Cornish Garden Nurseries, Perranarworthal, Truro, Cornwall TR3 7PE
  • Telephone: 01872 870478
  • Email: sally@coastandcountrycrafts.co.uk
  • Contact: Sally Snapes

We offer a wide range of tutored craft and quilting workshops for all abilities. We are open Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm. We're closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Minrock

  • Address: Peterville House, Water Lane, St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0QU
  • Telephone: 01872 552210
  • Email: minrock@hotmail.co.uk
  • Contact: Caroline Snellgrove

We are a silversmithing workshop in St Agnes. Caroline runs our open workshops, teaching basic and intermediate skills (our most popular workshop is making a silver ring!) All our jewellery for sale is designed and made by Caroline and Tessa.