Celebrating The St Ives School

Celebrating The St Ives School
26th and 27th October 2024

10am – 3pm

£180 (inc all materials and VAT)

Tutor – Esther Donaldson

Although they did not see themselves as part of a group or school, the ‘St Ives School’ was used to refer to the artists associated with the fishing town of St Ives in West Cornwal, which became a centre for Modern and abstract art in the 1940s to the 1960s. Artists included Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Alfred Wallis, Roger Hilton, Barbara Hepworth to name a few.

This two-day course will focus on the work of some of the St Ives school of artists and through studying their practices and paintings, will use this as a stimulus before we head out to the coastline behind Paintbox Art School to find our own inspiration and language, utilising the rocky coastline and two harbours.

Starting off by creating mixed media studies on day one, outside on location, we will then utilise these as a starting point on day two to create a large scale piece of work reflecting the nature and language of the Port Seton coast and/or harbour.

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