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.

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Patrick Heron

Saturday, 19th May 2018 until Sunday, 9th September 2018

Celebrate one of Cornwall’s most acclaimed artists in this major retrospective of his work
The exhibition will stretch from Heron’s early work in the 1940s to his death at the very end of the 20th century, showing the full evolution of his vibrant abstract paintings.
Making use of the gallery’s new building, the show will include a number of large-scale paintings offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore this modern master’s sense of scale, colour and composition.
Free entry for Members
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/

Janet Cardiff - Forty Part Motet

Friday, 25th May 2018 until Monday, 27th August 2018

Janet Cardiff’s internationally acclaimed sound installation Forty Part Motet (2001) is at Richmond Chapel in Penzance, a former Wesleyan Chapel and Grade II listed building, usually closed to the public. Cardiff has reworked 16th-century composer Thomas Tallis’s choral masterpiece Spem in alium nunquam habui by recording 40 individual male voices from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir (bass, baritone, alto, tenor and child soprano) and playing each individual voice through its own speaker. The speakers are carefully positioned in eight different groups of five. Each group forms a choir of five singers with different vocal ranges so that the visitor can move amongst the 40 speakers to listen to single voices, or be immersed in the overall complexity of the choral ensemble.
The recording took place in a hall on the grounds of the cathedral. When the singers took a break during the three-hour session, Cardiff and sound editor Georges Bures Miller decided to keep recording; the singers talking and other sounds can be heard as an interlude in the final work, creating an intimate, direct connection between singers and listeners.
A Groundwork exhibition presented by Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange.
Groundwork is a season of international contemporary art in Cornwall from May to September 2018. With a focus on place and an emphasis on moving image, sound and performance, the programme presents new commissions made in Cornwall, together with existing works by internationally acclaimed artists. Groundwork is organised by Helston-based arts organisation CAST (Cornubian Arts and Science Trust).
Launch Weekend: 5 - 7 May 2018
For further information  www.groundwork.art
Richmond Chapel, Tolver Road , Penzance , Cornwall TR18 2AB


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/janet-cardiff/

Derek Wilson

Saturday, 9th June 2018 until Saturday, 22nd September 2018

Belfast based artist / maker Derek Wilson will exhibit a range of sculptural forms alongside functional ware.
Wilson combines his minimal aesthetic with accomplished craftsmanship, material knowledge and a propensity to propel modern ceramics through reinterpretation of its form.
The Studi Café, Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn , Cornwall TR18 5PZ


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Rose Wylie at The Exchange

Saturday, 9th June 2018 until Saturday, 15th September 2018

History painting.
Rose Wylie is best known for creating colourful, large-scale, figurative paintings that are smart, funny, and quietly political. These are usually made from memory and draw on a wide range of cultural references from history, fashion and cinema, to mythology, sport and literature. The thread linking these fields is her interest in how images evolve and accumulate meaning – becoming familiar, iconic and part of the narrative of popular culture and wider history.
At The Exchange, alongside works inspired by Quentin Tarantino films, and her memories of London during the Second World War, will be a selection of preparatory works on paper.
History Painting is a Plymouth Art Centre exhibition and curated by Ben Borthwick. The exhibition will be shown across both our galleries.
The Exchange, Princes Street , Penzance , Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/rose-wylie/

Rose Wylie at Newlyn Art Gallery

Saturday, 9th June 2018 until Saturday, 15th September 2018

History painting.
Rose Wylie is best known for creating colourful, large-scale, figurative paintings that are smart, funny, and quietly political. These are usually made from memory and draw on a wide range of cultural references from history, fashion and cinema, to mythology, sport and literature. The thread linking these fields is her interest in how images evolve and accumulate meaning – becoming familiar, iconic and part of the narrative of popular culture and wider history.
The large scale paintings at Newlyn Art Gallery include three recent works inspired by the Pilgrims ship the Mayflower voyage, which had a final landing at Newlyn to take on fresh water before sailing to America in 1620. In the lower gallery we will present Ben Rivers’ film What Means Something (2015) which reflects on his friendship with Rose, her painting and the artistic processes they have in common.
History Painting is a Plymouth Art Centre exhibition and curated by Ben Borthwick. The exhibition will be shown across both our venues.
Newlyn Art Gallery, New Street , Newlyn , Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/rose-wylie/

 

 

Entranced by a Special Place: the Art of SJ Lamorna Birch RA

Saturday, 16th June 2018 until Saturday, 8th September 2018

A painter of pure landscape, self-taught and self-made, Samuel John Lamorna Birch RA (1869 – 1955) was the founder and father figure of the Lamorna colony of artists and writers in West Cornwall.  Entranced by a Special Place refers to Birch's lifelong association with Lamorna, from where he took his name. This exhibition brings together over seventy paintings, with work from all stages of his life and is being shown as part of the Royal Academy’s 250th Anniversary celebrations. Ground floor galleries. A selection of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5.
Call Penlee House Gallery on 01736 363625 or visit web site for more information.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleehouse.org.uk

A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement

Saturday, 30th June 2018 until Saturday, 8th September 2018

Turn the handles and be amazed by our astounding automata.
This summer we will be celebrating Falmouth's tradition of automata making and generally enjoying all things that move. From Peter Markey, Ron Fuller and the original Cabaret Mechanical Theatre to the finest and most recent local and contemporary automata makers.
In association with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre.
Falmouth Art Gallery, Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth Cornwall TR11 2RT


www.falmouthartgallery.com

Art exhibition by textile/ mixed media artist Sarah Laidlaw

Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 until Sunday, 30th September 2018

Art Exhibition at Heartlands, Pool, Red River Cafe by Textile and Mixed Media Artist Sarah Laidlaw.
The exhibition has orginal art for sale and limited edition prints.
Sarah Laidlaw's art is inspired by the flowers in the Cornish hedgerows and meadows that surround her cottage.
Her contemporary and colourful art will bring the countryside into your home. 
Heartlands, Robinson's Shaft, Dudnance Lane, Redruth, Pool, Cornwall TR15 3QY


sarahlaidlaw.art@outlook.com
www.sarahlaidlaw.co.uk

Bridget Winterbourne - The Complete Picture

Saturday, 4th August 2018 until Thursday, 30th August 2018

Exciting new art work and a new collaborative book from artist Bridget Winterbourne.
Self-taught artist, Bridget Winterbourne, has a passion for painting vibrant, colourful landscape and coastal scenes, inspired by nature in Cornwall and Somerset, using a variety of painting materials.
Bridget exhibits in several events and galleries throughout the UK and this year she is taking part, for the fourth time, in the very popular artist exhibitions at Willoughby Gallery at Castle Bude, Cornwall.
Taking inspiration from Cornwall and her home in Somerset, Bridget will showcase her latest paintings, fine art prints, cards and books. With her love of the great outdoors, she explores the beauty of secret and secluded places, from remote beaches to meadows, woodlands and hedgerows. These special places are where she finds captivating and exhilarating subjects to paint throughout all the seasons.
This exhibition of new work is also the launch of Bridget’s new book ‘The Complete Picture’. A chance meeting with poet, John Watts, was the catalyst for this stunning and original creative collaboration. John describes Bridget’s paintings using his sublime prose, complimenting beautifully the relationship between painting and poetry.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 4th August until Thursday 30th August 2018 with a preview evening on Friday 3rd August 6.30-8.30pm. More information concerning location and times can be found on the Castle Bude website.
For more information about Bridget and her artwork visit www.bridgetwinterbourne.co.uk or find her ‘Art to Inspire’ page on Facebook
Castle Bude.org.uk, The Wharf, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8LG


bridget@bridgetwinterbourne.co.uk
thecastlebude.org.uk/gallery-exhibitions/the-willoughby-gallery-2018-2/

Jubilee Pool: Then, Now, To Come

Saturday, 4th August 2018 until Saturday, 22nd September 2018

Work-in-progress of a three-year participative, creative exploration of the life and history of Penzance’s iconic and much-loved lido.
For more information on the project see www.awen.org.uk/node/76
The Engine Room, The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/jubilee-pool/

 

 

Catherine Haines

Monday, 6th August 2018 until Saturday, 22nd September 2018

A collection of etchings and paintings that explore folklore, the sea and collections by artist Catherine Haines.
Opening Event: Fri 10 Aug 18.00 – 21.00
with Indian street food from Sharmi’s Kitchen, serving curries, chapatis, pakoras, and Indian Scotch eggs
All welcome.
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.
The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn , Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/catherine-haines-2/

Mirva Collective Pop Up Shop

Sunday, 12th August 2018 until Saturday, 8th September 2018

Fresh from the Tropical Summer Event at the Acorn, The Mirva Collective is back and raring to go for another Pop Up session in Penzance.
Celebrating a year of trading as a collective, Mirva is delighted to present it's members, old and new as they offer for sale their beautiful handmade items. 
New member enquiries welcome, just drop us a line.
Visit our Facebook page
Market Jew St, Penzance, Opposite Humphry Davy Statue and Lloyds Bank Building


mirvagallery@outlook.com
www.mirvagallery.co.uk

Ashley Jennings - Watercolour with Confidence

Monday, 20th August 2018

True Blueaa squareLearn how to create a watercolour painting with confidence. Ashley will guide you through different techniques, encouraging you to produce vibrant and expressive work using depth and colour.
All abilities very welcome.
Ashley has taught watercolour painting for twenty years and enjoys passing on his experience and knowledge. He specialises in giving individual attention as well as guiding the group as a whole.
Medium:    Mixed Media
Date/Time:    Monday 20th August 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Colour and Space

Monday, 20th August 2018 until Sunday, 26th August 2018

Colour and Space is pleased to announce an exhibition launch of affordable art at Trenance Cottages. The exhibition will showcase a collection of etchings, screen prints and paintings from established and emerging artists and will promote enjoying affordable art in a relaxed and friendly environment.
The display will include etchings by Louise Davies who is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Her work is inspired by the landscape and reflects the countryside and coast of where she spent her early childhood. Alongside this will be the eye catching screen prints from Brighton based duo Maze who create strong clean patterns and bold geometric shapes balanced with vibrant colours inspired by 1950’s educational book covers, nature and mechanical drawings.
There will also be a burst of coastal creativity from Bold & Noble who create handmade prints that celebrate their love of graphic design, maps and typography. Their designs are printed using traditional methods as well as using recycled or carefully sourced materials. New work will be on display by Newquay based artist Gareth Ellis who has recently taking up printmaking to great success, the prints show his love of Cornwall and depict his favourite views from around the coast.
Indulge your creative side with a fresh new look at affordable art. The Colour and Space exhibition will be on display until Sunday 26th August.
Visit our Facebook events page
Trenance Cottages, Trenance Road, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2HW


info@colourandspace.co.uk
www.colourandspace.co.uk

Round the room folk session

Wednesday, 22nd August 2018

Round the Room Session (MC Hilary Roberts)
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

 

 

Family fun willow weaving workshop Snails and Mini Beasts

Wednesday, 22nd August 2018

Through out the summer we will be running short and simple willow workshops were both adults and children can make willow items.
Its a great activity and you get to take home what you make.
Workshops are based at Mellingey Mill Willow Craft Centre and take place in the field shelter which is an outside structure providing shelter for us to work under, it is situated in the Willow Garden behind the car park at Mellingey Mill.
The Craft Centre is set in 12.5 acres of valley woodland and is loved by all that visit.
Places are limited so booking is essential.
This is a two hour workshop starting at 10.30 and finishing at 12.30.
To book call 07739 808759.
Adults £15.00 Children £12.00, Family x 4 £45.00
Visit our Facebook events page
Mellingey Mill Willow Craft Centre, St Issey, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7QU


emmascottwillowcraft@gmail.com
www.emmascottwillowcraft.co.uk

The Grove's Summer Fete

Friday, 24th August 2018

The Grove's Summer Fete.
We are looking for stall holders, a charge of £15.00 and a raffle prize, to join us.
This is an public event.
181 Charlestown Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 3NP


rachel@grove-charlestown.co.uk

Craft fayre and fun day

Saturday, 25th August 2018

We are holding a craft fayre and fun day on the 25th August hosted by Pirate FM. 
We already have many things booked for the day including bouncy castle, zorb football, hover archery, face painting and glitter tattoos, jump with Jo and live entertainment throughout the day. 
We are looking for anyone who would like to sell their crafts on the day please contact the email by 14th July to reserve your place. 
Stalls are free but any donations offered will be going to cancer research.
St Ives Holiday Village, The Old Coach Road, Lelant, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3HX


stives-admin@jfhols.co.uk

Personalise a notebook workshop

Saturday, 25th August 2018

This workshop will show you how to personalise a journal/notebook cover for personal use or presents. 
It is a fun workshop and you will get messy and sticky, so please wear clothes that can be splashed in paint and glue. 
All equipment will be supplied
Ponsanooth Hall, Ponsanooth, Cornwall TR3 7ED


butterfliesandladybugs@outlook.com

Large craft and fun day event

Sunday, 26th August 2018

There will be over 40 beautiful hand made local craft stalls.
We have food stalls. fresh fruit n veg, home baking,  cheese, home made pies, luxury sweets, and more. inflatables for children, pony rides, ice cream van burger van, inside cafe for refreshments snacks etc...
Psychic mediums, healers, psychic animal healer.
Charity dog show all welcome to enter.
Entertainment we have the fantastic PenZamba and The Amazing Lottie Brown soul singer.
There is something for everyone.
Entry is free.
Parking is free.
Come and enjoy this fun filled day with us.
Rousudgeon Car Boot field, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 9QE


natashajj@hotmail.co.uk

Willow Weaving Fish sculpture

Sunday, 26th August 2018

Willow Weaving workshop with Emma Scott Creative Crafts.
Mellingey is a working willow craft centre and we grow, weave and sell a variety of willow products along with running willow workshops throughout the year.
We have a lovely field shelter in the Willow Garden where we teach our workshops so you get to see the growing willow that you will be weaving with.
You will need to come prepared for working outside, wellies will be needed if you would like to have a tour around the willow beds and see the restoration taking place.
No experience is needed as I will guide you through the processes step by step.
All materials and tools are supplied and you get to take home your creative achievements and a new skill by the end of the day.
Tea coffee and delicious cake are available throughout the day all you need to bring is your lunch.
Places are limited so booking is essential.
The workshop starts at 10.30 and finishes about 5.30 the cost is £45.00.
For more information please take a look at my website or call 07739 808759.
Mellingey Mill Willow Craft Centre, St Issey, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7QU


emmascottwillowcraft@gmail.com

Geology and Gems

Tuesday, 28th August 2018

A free taster lecture about geology and gems delivered by Camborne School of Mines at the Penryn Campus.
Useful for jewellery makers but also suitable for anyone interested in the topic.
This is part of a programme of taster lectures and workshops delivered by the University of Exeter in Cornwall as part of the European Social Fund project, Widening Participation Through Skills.
You chosen taster session will include information about routes into education and support available and free lunch.
Please email to register interest.
Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EZ


returntolearning@exeter.ac.uk
www.exeter.ac.uk/cornwall/events/returntolearning/

Family fun willow weaving workshop Lanterns

Wednesday, 29th August 2018

Through out the summer we will be running short and simple willow workshops were both adults and children can make willow items it is a great family activity and you get to take home what you make.
Workshops are based in the field shelter which is an outside structure providing shelter for us to work under, it is situated in the Willow Garden behind the car park at Mellingey Mill.
The Craft Centre is set in 12.5 acres of valley woodland and is loved by all that visit.
This is a two hour workshop starting at 10.30 and finishing at 12.30.
Places are limited booking is essential to book your place please call 07739 808759.
Adults £15.00 Children £12.00, Family x 4 £45.00
Mellingey Mill Willow Craft Centre, St Issey, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7QU


emmascottwillowcraft@gmail.com
www.emmascottwillowcraft.co.uk

Mike Hindle - Portrait Sketching

Monday, 3rd September 2018

SONY DSCDuring this workshop you will learn how to capture a face in just a few minutes using a minimum of materials. Learn to draw in a relaxed and fluid manner, to capture anyone at any time.
You will begin with speed sketching exploring various techniques to find new approaches to the subject. As the day progresses he will slowly extend drawing time.
Mike Hindle is a full time artist of over 20 years, branching in to performing, singing and storytelling.
Medium:    Pencil
Date/Time:    Monday 3rd September 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Round the room folk session

Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Round the Room Session (MC Bill Goodyear)
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

The London Group at St Ives

Saturday, 8th September 2018 until Saturday, 29th September 2018

Founded in 1913 The London Group is one of the UK’s most prestigious and longest-established artists’ collectives and it has forged a unique alliance with the Penwith Society of Artists and the Belgrave St Ives during the St Ives September Festival.
The London Group at St Ives, an exhibition of current members at the Penwith Gallery and a concurrent exhibition of notable past members at the Belgrave St Ives Gallerycalled The London Group - the St Ives Connection.
Both exhibitions will show The London Group’s significant contribution to British Art  during the Group’s 115 year history.
Visit our Facebook page
Penwith Gallery, Back Road West, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1NL


enquiries@thelondongroup.com
www.thelondongroup.com

Needle Felting Workshop for Beginners

Saturday, 8th September 2018

Come along to a workshop, where you will learn how to sculpt wool using the needle-felting technique. I have just 10 spaces available for each session so to book please email stargazeycrafts@gmail.com and I will request a £5 deposit to secure your place.
The workshop costs £15 and during 3 hours of felty fun we will cover the basics of equipment and you will learn how to create a 3D shape, attach parts, add colour and a bit of personality to your sculpture.
I also ask beginners to pay an additional £1 deposit on the day against needle breakages. This enables me to keep the cost down and restock needles, as you may have a break or two when you are starting out and this seems the fairest way to spread the cost.
If demand is high I will try to put on 2 classes and both will be confirmed once full. There will be a supply of felting kits and wool available to purchase on the day if you wish to continue your new hobby.
I provide all the equipment, materials, tea and coffee. Just bring yourself and some nibbles to share during the half-time break.
Improving mood and cognitive function are just a few of the ways that craft can improve your wellbeing so felt your way to to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Visit our Facebook events page
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5FH


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com

Judi Trevorrow - Reflections in Acrylic

Monday, 10th September 2018

DSCN1724 2In this workshop Judi will show you how to create a painting containing reflections. Get creative with acrylic paint and learn how to capture Cornish coastal scenes first loosely and then in more detail.
All abilities very welcome.
Judi is a well-regarded local artist with many years teaching experience. She has a unique style and is very generous when it comes to sharing her knowledge.
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 10th September 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Arts and crafts exhibition

Friday, 14th September 2018 until Saturday, 15th September 2018

Arts and crafts exhibition with selected arts and crafts available for sale.
Exhibits will include paintings, handicrafts, lace, woodturning, quilting, photography, handmade note books and children's art.
Moring coffee, light lunches and teas available.
Admission by programme £2.00
A big welcome to everyone.
10.30am - 4.30pm
St Pauls Church, Church Hill, Chacewater TR4 8PZ
 


Breeze Art and Makers Fair

Friday, 14th September 2018 until Sunday, 16th September 2018

A rejuvenated fair which takes the place of the former Cornwall Design Fair.
The 3 day event comprises 80 exhibition stands, for craft and design makers, gallery stands, a contemporary glass exhibition staged in Trereife House, a sculpture exhibition set in the Parterre Garden, talks, demonstrations and workshops in the Walled Garden and local food market.
We are looking for the best artist makers and designers in the UK today. The event will celebrate diversity and range of skills in all materials. Breeze Art and Makers Fair offers an opportunity for you to sell work directly to a large audience and develop a relationship with a new customer base. Our Selection Panel will be made up of prominent makers, designers, and sector leaders, to bring the best quality, most exciting work to the exhibition.
Visit our Facebook page
Trereife House, Trereife Park, Penzance, West Cornwall TR20 8TJ


hello@breezefair.org
www.breezefair.org

Borlase Smart: A Passion for the Sea

Saturday, 15th September 2018 until Saturday, 17th November 2018

Robert Borlase Smart (1881 – 1947) was originally from Devon but made his name as an artist in St Ives. During the First World War, he served with the Artists’ Rifles Regiment and as a Captain with the Machine Gun Corps, and, on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, this exhibition features a selection of his war drawings. It also includes many of his magnificent marine paintings and seascapes depicting the turbulent seas of the West Cornwall coast alongside a selection of work by his students and associates, including Leonard Fuller, Peter Lanyon and Julius Olsson.
Ground floor galleries. A selection of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5.
Call Penlee House Gallery on 01736 363625 or visit web site for more information.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleehouse.org.uk

Jo Polack - ‘Felt Fantastic’ an Introduction to Feltmaking

Monday, 17th September 2018

FELTThere are few things as beautiful as the colours and textures of felt making, and this workshop will equip you with the skills to use this ancient art to create stunning work of your own. Jo will take you step-by-step through the process of wet felting and you will make a range of small samples before using what you have learned to create larger pieces, with the tutor on hand for guidance. Everyone will leave the workshop with a picture, a wall hanging, or pieces to add to other textile arts and crafts.
Jo Polack is a textile artist living and working in St Agnes. Her felt work and layered mixed media embroidery is inspired by the ecosystems of our Cornish coastal waters, and for the past decade she has worked in community arts running events, workshops and projects that encourage people to explore the environment through creativity.
Her felt work and her layered mixed media embroidery is largely inspired by the detail in the ecosystems of our Cornish coastal waters, working clos
ely with marine ecologists, local divers, fishermen and conservation charities. Her ‘Stitch Maps’ of local towns and landscapes are also much sought after.Medium:    Felt
Date/Time:    Monday 17th September 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £55
All abilities very welcome. For more information give us a call on 01872 240567.
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Sarah Jane Humphrey - Watercolour Botanical Illustration

Monday, 24th September 2018

image two thumbLearn to draw and paint flowers and foliage with accuracy and precision. Sarah encourages a scientific scrutiny of subject matter and will help you produce images that combine Victorian idealism with 21st Century aesthetics.
All abilities very welcome.
With over 20 years of professional Illustration experience, Sarah has completed commissioned artworks for major brands such as Body Shop, McGraw Hill, The Eden Project and Bloomsbury. She also works with the RHS and won a silver medal for her botanical art in 2016.
For more infomation give us a call on 01872 240567.
Medium:    Watercolour
Date/Time:    Monday 24th September 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Nashashibi / Skaer

Saturday, 29th September 2018 until Sunday, 13th January 2019

Travel to Gauguin's Tahiti through the work of two British filmmakers
Contemporary British artists Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer will premiere in the UK an ambitious new 16mm film that retraces Paul Gauguin’s fêted journey to Tahiti. The exhibition will include an exploration of the mythology surrounding Gauguin and his time in French Polynesia. Visions of the tropics by Gauguin will be shown alongside his predecessors, such as William Hodges and Edward Gennys Fanshawe who accompanied Captain Cook to the South Pacific, as well as Nashashibi/Skaer’s new film. Together these works will address the way art has represented the exoticised woman and colonised lands.
Free entry for Members
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/

Michael Porter

Saturday, 29th September 2018 until Saturday, 5th January 2019

Newlyn-based artist Michael Porter presents a new series of exquisitely executed watercolours that explore soil, plants and the natural world.
Digging in the dirt
Getting your hands dirty
Grovelling in the dirt
Flinging dirt in your face
A clod of dirt
A dirty stain
Dumped in dirt
And yet it can be so beautiful
Michael Porter, April 2018
All works are for sale.
With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints, drawings, and ceramics by some of the region’s most recognised artists. All profits from sales directly help to support the gallery’s learning and exhibition activities.
The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/michael-porter-2/

Fragment24a

Saturday, 29th September 2018 until Saturday, 5th January 2019

Within Many and Beautiful Things, Fragment24a will present work by The Collaborators, the gallery’s collective of artists under 30 years old. Reflecting the themes of Many and Beautiful Things this year’s exhibition will be a celebration of all that is youthful. Co-curated by Amos Jacob and Cat Gibbard.
We are now taking submissions from artists under the age of 30 participate in the three strands comprising Fragment24a
Fragment24a will unfold in three areas: an exhibition of work in all media exhibited in The Engine Room at The Exchange; as two billboard prints of still images, one for a wall at Newlyn Art Gallery, and another at The Exchange; plus an Instagram takeover over four weekends during the exhibition.
The exhibition in The Engine Room will be co-selected by Amos Jacob, a young curator and producer of The Thrown Gauntlet festival in Falmouth. The two billboards will feature a single page of a zine, each enlarged to fill a gallery wall, with images by Collaborators and invited young people, some who may not consider themselves to be artists but are documenting their own and their peers’ lives. These images will be co-selected by Oliver Udy of Antler Press.
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The Engine Room, The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/fragment24a/

Many and Beautiful Things

Saturday, 29th September 2018 until Saturday, 5th January 2019

An exhibition concerned with that time in youth when anything is possible, everything is ahead of you, and life is a rush for new experiences. Featuring Rineke Dijkstra’s portraits of a young soldier going through training in the French Foreign Legion, Binelde Hyrcan’s film of young boys in Angola as they dream of the high life, Melanie Manchot filmed her daughter for one minute every month from the age of 11 - 18 years old, Santiago Mostyn documented in text and photographs his band of friends as they travelled across America and Joseph Szabo in 1970s was a high school teacher who used the camera to connect with his students.
Plus #fragment24a, a billboard, poster, and social media commission to give voice to young people in Cornwall today.
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Whitegold Festival

Saturday, 29th September 2018

The 2018 Whitegold Festival takes place in St Austell town centre on Saturday, September 15.
The Festival celebrates all-things clay from Cornish craft artists to brass bands, street performances, workshops and artist demonstrations, dramatic kiln firings and cooking in a traditional clay oven.
The Festival kicks off at 11 and runs throughout the day.
It’s free and for all the family.
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Various sites in town centre, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 5AZ


producer@whitegold.org.uk
www.whitegold.org.uk

Andrew Tozer - Bringing Landscapes to Life

Monday, 1st October 2018

Hot-Day-Constantine-Bay thumbSpend the day learning how to capture the essence of Cornwall’s dramatic and ever-changing coast line. Be inspired by Andrews’s impressionistic style and carefully selected colour palette whilst bringing your painting to life. Andrew incorporates fantastic use of light and depth into his paintings - be prepared to surprise yourself and come away feeling fully inspired.
Andrew Tozer is one of the leading contemporary painters whose work resonates impressionism. He is a well-known Cornish artist and has work in galleries throughout the county. Andrew paints en plein air which he believes creates authenticity and a vibrant sense of movement within his work.
 For more information gie us a call on 01872 240567.
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 1st October, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £48
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Ivefest

Friday, 5th October 2018 until Monday, 8th October 2018

We are holding our first beer and bands event this year showcasing some of the best talent from across the south west.
We are holding two great competitions during the weekend with fantastic prizes.  The first is an open mic competition and the second is a battle of the bands. 
To enter please send a short video (does not need to be professional) of you performing along with names, contact details and the type of music you perform. 
If you are successful and make it through to the event we will send you a email with all the relevant information.
Day tickets for this event will be charged at £5 a day all of these proceeds will be going to cancer research.
St ives Holiday Village, Lelant, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 3HX


stives-admin@jfhols.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop for Beginners

Saturday, 6th October 2018

Come along to a workshop, where you will learn how to sculpt wool using the needle-felting technique. I have just 10 spaces available for each session so to book please email stargazeycrafts@gmail.com and I will request a £5 deposit to secure your place.
The workshop costs £15 and during 3 hours of felty fun we will cover the basics of equipment and you will learn how to create a 3D shape, attach parts, add colour and a bit of personality to your sculpture.
I also ask beginners to pay an additional £1 deposit on the day against needle breakages. This enables me to keep the cost down and restock needles, as you may have a break or two when you are starting out and this seems the fairest way to spread the cost.
If demand is high I will try to put on 2 classes and both will be confirmed once full. There will be a supply of felting kits and wool available to purchase on the day if you wish to continue your new hobby.
I provide all the equipment, materials, tea and coffee. Just bring yourself and some nibbles to share during the half-time break.
Improving mood and cognitive function are just a few of the ways that craft can improve your wellbeing so felt your way to to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Visit our Facebook events page
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5FH


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com

Sue Lewington - Bookmaking and Creative Content

Monday, 8th October 2018

20171128_152325 edited SQUARETogether with Sue, you will make a number of small books using different folded structures and stitches. After lunch you will work on content through words, painting, drawings and collage (this bit is totally up to you). The day will give you a grounding of simple structures and how to expand them to make ‘artists books’. The day is suitable for anyone who can fold paper and use a needle and thread.
All abilities very welcome.
Sue has taught drawing, painting and book making classes for many years as well as publishing sketchbooks and exhibiting her work.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567.
Medium:    Bookbinding (Watercolour / Mixed Media)
Date/Time:    Monday 8th October 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Glyn Macey - The Atmosphere of Landscape

Monday, 15th October 2018

With his irrepressible energy and imagination Glyn will teach you how to paint vibrant and expressive work in acrylics, inspired by the Cornish landscape. You will learn how to use acrylic paints in unusual, creative, and surprising ways to create inviting landscapes packed with life. This workshop is all about experimenting and having fun.
All abilities very welcome.
Glyn is a highly acclaimed artist and tutor and has previously been featured on the ITV series ‘Cornwall with Caroline Quentin’. Glyn is also the author of highly acclaimed acrylic painting book ‘Acrylics Unleashed’.
For more information give us a call at 01872 240567.
Medium:    Mixed Media & Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 15th October 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £75
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Round the room folk session

Wednesday, 17th October 2018

Round the Room Session (MC Bill Goodyear)
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Silver and metal clay narrative jewellery with Iwona Tamborska

Thursday, 18th October 2018 until Wednesday, 24th October 2018

This six day masterclass with Polish art jeweller Iwona Tamborska will take your metal clay work to a whole new level. Dates are Thursday 18th October to Wednesday 24th October 2018. Sterling silver tube, wire and metal clay are included in the price of the course. Instalment payments available for this course.
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Cornwall College, St Austell Campus, J384, John Keay House, Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4DJ


info@csacj.co.uk
www.csacj.co.uk/product/silver-and-metal-clay-narrative-jewellery/

Debbie Orford - Lino Printing Christmas Cards

Monday, 22nd October 2018

lino sq 1This course offers an introduction into lino printing and the chance to create unique Christmas cards. You will learn how to create a two coloured lino print and experiment with colour mixing. Bring along an idea or inspiration for your festive design to get you started.
Debbie has a degree in woven and printed textiles and worked as a screen printer for two years. Whilst teaching in a secondary school, Debbie has also been producing lino and collagraph prints for the last three years and selling in local galleries.
All abilities very welcome. For more information give us a call on 01872 240567.
Medium:    Lino Printing
Date/Time:    Monday 22nd October, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £55
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Materials of painting

Monday, 22nd October 2018 until Wednesday, 24th October 2018

This fascinating three-day course led by Nina Royle is a must for any artist who would like to bring a richer understanding of the qualities of paint and the importance of the painting surface into their work.
On the course students will consider how their personal painting styles are affected by the qualities and characteristics of materials used and how they have been applied to the surface of the support they are working on. How also can meaning in their work be strengthened, by investing time into a deep and rich understanding of these aspects in painting?
On each day of the course a different painting material or surface to work on will be selected as a guide for enquiry. These will be introduced with a short talk given by Nina that will touch on how the materials in question are made, where they are sourced from and their use historically. The talks will be delivered in an informative yet creative way that will inspire a different way of thinking about materials.
On day one of the course students will learn how to make traditional gesso panels with rabbit skin glue and whiting. This is a painting ground that has a beautiful warm, absorbent texture, which can acquire an ivory-like finish when polished. The panels lend themselves to being painted on in a number of ways that will also be explored, alongside the idea of why a painting ground is integral to painting.
Day two will look at the concept of variety through a limited palette of black and white pigments mixed with aqueous binders. Ink as a material will also be looked at. Opposed to considering black and white as non-colours or as contrasts of light and dark, Nina will introduce them as colours in their own right, possessing a diversity of shades. The differences between various commonly available blacks and white paint colours will also be explored.
Day three will be a more general look at coloured pigments with a special focus on their history of use in oil paint. Students will make their own oil paint and explore a range of different binders and mediums that can be used to alter it’s properties. In doing this students will explore the benefits and drawbacks of making their own paint.
An unmissable opportunity to explore how you can engage more with the qualities of the paints and surfaces you use as an artist.
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

Judi Trevorrow - Padstow Estuary in Acrylic

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

IMG_2784 squareWith Judi you will look at constructing a Padstow Estuary scene in acrylic paint. This is Judi’s favourite kind of scene to paint and she will demonstrate the process from start to finish. She will guide you through different techniques and colour mixing.
All abilities very welcome.
Judi is a well-regarded local artist with many years teaching experience. She has a unique style and is very generous when it comes to sharing her knowledge.
For more information give us a call at 01872 240567
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Tracey Hunter - ‘Walk Through the Woods’

Monday, 29th October 2018

During this workshop you will create an atmospheric interpretation of a walk through the woods.
Tracey will guide you through creating distance, working from background to foreground, using layers of acrylic paint. You will investigate the patterns formed by light and trees. As a guide only you will work from provided photographic images - ‘your interpretation’ is essential.
All abilities very welcome.
Tracey has worked as a professional artist for the past 15 years and is an experienced tutor. For more information on the workshop give us a call at 01872 240567.
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 29th October 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Experimental figure

Monday, 29th October 2018 until Wednesday, 31st October 2018

A fantastically liberating course where a grounding in looking is partnered with an energised journey of different experimental and expressive approaches and techniques. Faye is a very inspiring person to be around and her teaching is both considered and structured and yet vital and empowering.
This exciting new course guides students to learn how to convey a sense of the weight, depth and volume of the body through techniques that utilize a broad range of drawing and painting materials and their resulting effects and marks. Some more experimental techinques will include working on a large format and drawing and painting with long sticks to help students work more freely. Much of the course is spent on looking at aspects of the anatomy in an engaging way so that you can create more convincing images of the human form; while the poses that you will work from range from traditional standing and seated poses through to more energised and thrilling examples such as learning to capture the figure in motion.
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

Alistair Brown and Peter Wray

Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Special guests Alistair Brown and Peter Wray.
Evening start at 8.30pm.
Free entry.
All welcome to perform or listen.
Penzance Folk Club. upstairs at the Admiral Benbow, 46 Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AF
There is some on-street parking in Chapel Street and nearby. There is a paying car-park between The Yacht Inn and Battery Road.


www.penzancefolkclub.co.uk

Needle Felting Workshop for Beginners

Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Come along to a workshop, where you will learn how to sculpt wool using the needle-felting technique. I have just 10 spaces available for each session so to book please email stargazeycrafts@gmail.com and I will request a £5 deposit to secure your place.
The workshop costs £15 and during 3 hours of felty fun we will cover the basics of equipment and you will learn how to create a 3D shape, attach parts, add colour and a bit of personality to your sculpture.
I also ask beginners to pay an additional £1 deposit on the day against needle breakages. This enables me to keep the cost down and restock needles, as you may have a break or two when you are starting out and this seems the fairest way to spread the cost.
If demand is high I will try to put on 2 classes and both will be confirmed once full. There will be a supply of felting kits and wool available to purchase on the day if you wish to continue your new hobby.
I provide all the equipment, materials, tea and coffee. Just bring yourself and some nibbles to share during the half-time break.
Improving mood and cognitive function are just a few of the ways that craft can improve your wellbeing so felt your way to to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Hall for Gwinear, 71 Churchtown, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5FH


stargazeycrafts@gmail.com

Winter Fair

Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Winter Fair, from 10.30am to 4.00am
Selection of craft stalls, tombola etc.
Refreshments.
All proceeds in aid of Kernow Young Carers and Invictus Trust.
Charlestown Church Hall, Charlestown, near St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4PT


spol785@btinternet.com

Anthony Smith - Working with Neocolour II

Monday, 5th November 2018

Similar to water-soluble pencils but even more versatile, Caran d’Ache Neocolour II crayons are softer than coloured pencils, denser than wax crayons and extremely responsive to a wet brush.
In this inspirational workshop, Anthony will introduce you to some of the techniques and tricks he uses to create his beautiful, atmospheric paintings. You will be working with various types of paper, but especially on an oriental high wet strength tissue that gives amazing results and you will leave the workshop with a minimum of four finished pieces of artwork.
Anthony has been painting for over 30 years and has run his own gallery in Mullion since 2001. He loves to share his experiences and skills, running his own workshops since the early 90’s as well as demonstrating for Caran d’Ache. For more information give us a call on 01872 240567.
Medium:    Caran d'Ache Neocolour II
Date/Time:    Monday 5th November 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £55
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Dena O’Brien - Advanced Screen Printing

Sunday, 11th November 2018 and Monday, 12th November 2018

The two-day course introduces and allows deeper exploration into the resources and techniques required to create an A4 design into a 2/3 colour silk screen print. You will have the opportunity to take your own drawings, images and ideas and transform them into hand cut stencils. You will learn how to align your design and print 2/3 colours onto paper creating a small limited edition to take home with you.
Dena is a professional print maker with a studio in Cornwall. She began her career after studying a masters degree in Print at the Royal College of Art in London.
For more information give us a call at 01872 240567
Medium:    Screen Printing
Date/Time:    Sunday 11th & Monday 12th November 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £120
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Keep it in Cornwall for Kids 5th craft fayre and Christmas sales

Friday, 16th November 2018 until Saturday, 17th November 2018

45 Stalls with a wonderful selection of items suitable for presents.
Enjoy a coffee or lunch in the lovely relaxing surroundings of the hotel.
Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 1TE


keepitincornwallforkids@hotmail.com

Debbie Orford - Lino Printing Christmas Wrapping Paper

Sunday, 18th November 2018

Create your own sheet of festive wrapping paper. This three hour course offers an introduction into lino printing, using a simple technique to create a Christmas inspired design with very little drawing ability required.
All abilities very welcome, ideal for festive family fun.
Debbie has a degree in woven and printed textiles and worked as a screen printer for two years. Whilst teaching in a secondary school, Debbie also been producing lino and collagraph prints for the last three years and selling in local galleries.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Lino
Date/Time:    Sunday 18th November 2018, 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Price:    £30
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Jo Polack - 3D or ‘Moulded’ Felt Making

Monday, 19th November 2018

Immerse yourself in the resist method of wet felting and transform beautiful wool into a vessel of your choice. Jo will guide you through each stage of the process. You will leave the workshop with not only a complete 3D piece but also fully equipped with the skills to go on to create your own bags, hats, bags, phone cases and even more abstract artwork. All wool is supplied. Please bring an apron or wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet.
Please note: This is not needle felting
This workshop is suitable for those who previously attended Jo’s ‘An Introduction to Felt-Making’ workshop at Truro Arts or who have experience of wet felt making.
Jo Polack is a textile artist living and working in St Agnes. Her felt work and layered mixed media embroidery is inspired by the ecosystems of our Cornish coastal waters, and for the past decade she has worked in community arts running events, workshops and projects that encourage people to explore the environment through creativity.
For more information give us a call at 01872 240567
Medium:    Felt
Date/Time:    Monday 19th November 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £55
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Melanie Chadwick - Creating Textures and Collage with Liquid Acrylics

Monday, 26th November 2018

You will be making inky textured collages in this session using liquid acrylics. Mel will guide you through a variety of art techniques including washes, wet-in-wet, lifting off and splattering. At the end of the session you will have a learnt a variety of techniques and be able to apply them to your own art making. You will also take home with you at least one finished collaged textured art greeting card that you can frame, or gift to a friend.
All abilities very welcome.
Melanie Chadwick is a freelance illustrator and designer living and working in Cornwall. She graduated with a degree in Fine Art over 15 years ago and since then has worked on a variety of illustration projects and commissions with clients based in the UK, USA and further afield.
Her illustration work has been published on greeting cards, calendars, gift wrap as well as in recipe books and magazines. You’ll find her illustrations on Cornish Seasalt’s latest pinch pot packaging- look out for them in Sainsbury’s.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Ink / Mixed Media
Date/Time:    Monday 26th November 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Flambards Christmas Fayre

Saturday, 1st December 2018 and Sunday, 2nd December 2018

Flambards once again hosts its wonderful annual Christmas Fayre, a festive and family-friendly event, combining the magic of Christmas with the perfect opportunity to choose some great gifts and treats.
The Fayre will be brimming with local goodies - loads of fantastic stalls of affordable, high-quality products, food and drink, in and around the park, including the Exhibition Centre, Cafe area, Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz, where you can wander around the stunning exhibitions.
And for those wanting a bite to eat, Flambards’ spacious under cover cafe and various food outlets will be open throughout the weekend with a wide variety of refreshments.
Live music from Helston Town Band will add to the festive atmosphere and we’re delighted to have them along again, they are always a huge hit, getting everyone into the Christmas spirit.  And of course  Santa will be there all weekend – catch him meandering through the park with his elf or see him sat down in his grotto for meet and greets at specific times during each day – wherever you see him, he’ll be happy to stop for a chat or a photo opportunity – don’t forget your camera!
For this very special weekend, Flambards have set the amazing price of only £1.00 entrance per person – this includes entrance to the Fayre, the Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz, as well as ample free parking. Amazing value for what’s going to be a great Christmas shopping experience and a brilliant, festive weekend.
Open Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm
(Please note than no dogs, other than assistance dogs, are permitted in the park).
Visit our Facebook events page
Flambards, Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0QA


shirley@cornishmagpie.co.uk

The Alternative Christmas Present Show 2018

Sunday, 2nd December 2018

It’s our annual Alternative Christmas Present Show.
The stalls range from minerals and fossils with local crafts from over the South West. So whether you are looking for family Christmas treats or presents for everyone, do come along.
He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice. Even with his busy schedule, Santa has found time to come and visit for both days.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust will be in attendance for an alternative Christmas present that keeps on giving to their causes long after the crackers have been pulled.
Hot food available from midday. Bar open 12noon – 2pm.
Admittance to the Show and Gardens is adults £2 with children under 16 free. (Full entry price includes a guided tour of the Caverns ~ running on the hour from 11am – 4pm, open access to the Gardens, and entry to the show. adults £7, children & concessions £5.)
We hope you can join us …
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018
10am to 5pm
Entry ~ £2 under 16’s free
Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6HQ


www.carnglaze.com

Nicola Tilley - Watercolour Innovations

Monday, 3rd December 2018

Pordenack Rocks SQUAREIf you fancy putting a little more play into your artwork and test driving some of those  exciting materials you’ve been eyeing - this is the workshop for you. In this ‘adventure in fluid paint,’ Nicola will take you through a variety of exciting possibilities and inspire you to let loose.
Some experience with watercolour essential.
Nicola has been a professional watercolourist for over 20 years, has exhibited widely and is a very experienced and generous workshop leader.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Watercolour
Date/Time:    Monday 3rd December 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Rex O’Dell - The Art of Landscape Painting in Acrylic

Monday, 10th December 2018

Experienced tutor Rex O’Dell will guide you through all aspects of landscape painting. After demonstrating two different styles of painting he will be on hand offering tips and tricks to each individual to really bring out your confidence and style.
All abilities very welcome.
Rex has been a professional artist for many years. He has worked alongside the Tate St. Ives, Truro Cathedral and Anderton and Rowlands.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 10th December 2018, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Wreath Making

Wednesday, 12th December 2018 and Thursday, 13th December 2018

Using traditional techniques create a unique and beautiful Christmas wreath for your front door this year. Our tutor will guide you through every step of making and decorating a stunning wreath - be it a traditional beauty or a modern masterpiece.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Craft
Date/Time:    Wednesday 12th December 6pm - 9pm and Thursday 13th December 6pm - 9pm
Price:    £30
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Rachel Bishop - Glass Workshop

Monday, 4th February 2019

Enjoy discovering the beautiful craft of stained glass using the techniques of copper foil. Make a colourful glass hanging star decoration, or a design of your choice, to take home.
Rachel is an experienced and qualified teacher of crafts, making and selling her glass items across Cornwall and Herefordshire.
For more information give us a call at 01872 240567
Medium:    Glass
Date/Time:    Monday 4th February 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £60
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Sara Ross - Figurative Sculpture

Monday, 11th February 2019

Learn how to build a realistic figurative sculpture of the human form. You will construct an armature using technical measuring methods, develop an understanding of the architecture of the anatomy and learn how to define the details of muscles.
Sara Ross moved to Cornwall 5 years ago to concentrate on her own creative work after many years in London working as a sculptor and painter in the film industry. She worked on films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Da Vinci Code.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Clay
Date/Time:    Monday 11th February 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Caroline Pedler - Illustration Masterclass

Monday, 18th February 2019

Join published author Caroline Pedler in this illustration masterclass. She’ll show you how to get a project going, guiding you through creating a narrative, producing thumbnail artwork and ultimately a complete book.
Caroline is a Cornish illustrator, fine artist and lecturer. As well as exhibiting her fine art work throughout Cornwall she has illustrated and published over 50 books which have been translated into 23 different languages worldwide.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567.
Medium:    Pencil
Date/Time:    Monday 18th February 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Sarah Wimperis - Inspired by Vincent : Landscapes

Monday, 4th March 2019

This workshop is a fun, right-brain stimulating exploration of the style and techniques of Vincent Van Gogh and is open to all levels of artist from professional to complete beginner. You will look at some reproductions of Van Gogh’s works and Sarah will demonstrate some of his techniques before you either create your own version of your choice of his paintings or use his style to paint an image of your own. You may like to bring a reference photo to work from if you would prefer to create an original painting.
A professional artist and illustrator, the only English artist -animator to work on the film ‘Loving Vincent’ and, through sheer practice, an expert in the style of van Gogh. Sarah has exhibited with the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Discerning Eye, the RI and the RWS as well as numerous solo shows. Sarah has written two painting books and illustrated hundreds of other titles as well as working on BBC Jackanory. She is Artist Ambassador for Artlook Software and Artist Ambassador for Royal Talens. Sarah has recently been featured in Cancer Research UK’s national campaign ‘The Missing Third’.This workshop is a fun, right-brain stimulating exploration of the style and techniques of Vincent Van Gogh and is open to all levels of artist from professional to complete beginner. You will look at some reproductions of Van Gogh’s works and Sarah will demonstrate some of his techniques before you either create your own version of your choice of his paintings or use his style to paint an image of your own. You may like to bring a reference photo to work from if you would prefer to create an original painting.
All abilities very welcome.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Sarah Jane Humphrey - Botanical Sketchbooks

Monday, 11th March 2019

Using a magnifying glass, watercolour paints and a graphite pencil, you will record the exquisite detail of your chosen plant or flower. Sarah encourages a scientific scrutiny of subject matter and will help you produce images that combine Victorian idealism with 21st Century aesthetics. She will help you master the techniques needed to create a beautiful sketchbook containing your botanical studies.
All abilities very welcome.
With over 20 years of professional Illustration experience, Sarah has completed commissioned artworks for major brands such as Body Shop, McGraw Hill, The Eden Project and Bloomsbury. She also works with the RHS and won a silver medal for her botanical art in 2016.
For more information give us a call at 01872 240567
Medium:    Graphite and Watercolour
Date/Time:    Monday 11th March 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Rob Norrington - Pastel Life Drawing

Monday, 18th March 2019

This workshop is an introduction to high quality coloured pastels. The day will focus primarily on drawing the human figure clothed in a variety of costumes, using props and furniture. This will be an extended life drawing class and introduction to the fascinating world of pastel techniques. The desired outcome is that everyone should develop both their confidence and their drawing skills through observation and understanding.
All abilities very welcome.
Rob Norrington has been a school teacher and head of the art department for 27 years. He has published two books on drawing and has received five international awards for graphics and illustration.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Pastel
Date/Time:    Monday 18th March 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Glyn Macey - The Wild Landscape

Monday, 25th March 2019

With his irrepressible energy and imagination Glyn will teach you how to explore atmosphere and life in a landscape, giving you confidence to capture the essence of place. You will learn how to use acrylic paints in unusual, creative, and surprising ways to create inviting landscapes packed with life. This workshop is all about experimenting and having fun.
All abilities very welcome.
Glyn is a highly acclaimed artist and tutor and has previously been featured on the ITV series ‘Cornwall with Caroline Quentin’. Glyn is also the author of highly acclaimed acrylic painting book ‘Acrylics Unleashed’.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Mixed Media & Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 25th March 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £75
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Joe Armstrong - Colourful Impasto Landscapes

Monday, 1st April 2019

Joe will commence the workshop with a short demo where you will get a feel for his style and his process of creating a painting from beginning to end. Joe will then encourage you to open up and become comfortable creating your piece using a palette knife and lots of colourful paint.
All abilities very welcome.
Joe Armstrong is a well-known Cornish artist. His large scale, colourful landscape paintings can be seen in galleries throughout Cornwall. He can often be seen painting ‘en plein air’ in and around Truro on sunny days.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Oil
Date/Time:    Monday 1st April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Barry Amey - Using Spray Paints in Painting

Monday, 8th April 2019

During this workshop Baz will introduce you to various painting techniques using a spray can. He will show you different ways to apply the paint, such as block printing, pouring, different types of strokes and using stencils, plus you will also have the chance to experiment with a variety of nozzles to create different effects.
All abilities very welcome.
Baz is a professional spray paint artist. His work, using spray paint and enamel paint, has been exhibited widely throughout the country.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Spray Paint
Date/Time:    Monday 8th April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Flat to Fabulous with Deb Karash

Saturday, 13th April 2019 until Monday, 15th April 2019

Join /American jeweller Deb Karash on her first visit to England to teach - Saturday 13th - Monday 15th April 2019.
This three day fabrication course is open to all levels.
Improve your skills in this fun three day course. Add interest to your jewellery designs with surface texture, volume, and layers. Emphasis is placed on planning and finishing techniques in order to achieve a more professional look.
You will learn easy soldering and riveting tips, how to incorporate found materials or beads, how to create a rich surface on copper and silver, and how to use commercial findings or make your own.  Leave with several finished pieces including a brooch. This class is perfect for preparing to take the Drawing on Metal class.
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Cornwall College - St Austell Campus, J384, John Keay House, Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4DJ


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Adrian Holmes - Traditional Woodblock Printing

Monday, 15th April 2019

Join printmaker Adrian Holmes for a print workshop in the wonderful art of Japanese woodblock printing. Traditional Japanese woodblock printing is a beautiful meditative print process using watercolours and rice paste. Green and environmental friendly it uses non-toxic materials to create rich organic colourful prints. Enjoy this opportunity to learn in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere and create a beautiful finished woodblock print.
All abilities very welcome.
Adrian is a highly qualified woodblock print workshop leader who has spent many years teaching in the UK and Japan.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Japanese Printing
Date/Time:    Monday 15th April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Drawing on metal

Wednesday, 17th April 2019 until Sunday, 21st April 2019

Join American jeweller Deb Karash on her first visit to England to teach - Wednesday 17th -Sunday 21st April 2019. This five day drawing on metal course is open to all levels.
Who doesn’t want to add a little colour to their jewellery, or maybe your own patterns and images? This class focuses on Deb’s technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils. Learn to add color and excitement to your work with Deb Karash’s special technique.
In this five day course you should finish at least one pendant and several sample pieces.  Fabrication techniques will be covered as time allows.
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Cornwall College - St Austell Campus, J384, John Keay House, Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4DJ


info@csacj.co.uk
www.csacj.co.uk/product/drawing-on-metal-with-deb-karash/

Amanda Hoskin - Using Mixed Media to Create a Picture

Monday, 29th April 2019

In this workshop Amanda will push the boundaries of painting either landscapes, a still life or an abstract. You will experiment with various mediums including oils, watercolours, inks, charcoal, layering of paper and gold, silver or copper leaf. Amanda will do a demo to show how she uses these materials; discussing thoughts and ideas as she works. This workshop will be experimental and fun where any preconceived ideas of how you think you should work are left at the door.
All abilities very welcome.
Amanda has many years’ experience as a professional artist and tutor who has also published several magazine articles and books. Her work is known and loved throughout Cornwall and can be found in galleries across the Duchy.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Mixed Media
Date/Time:    Monday 29th April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Anna Rennie - Silver Jewellery Making for Beginners

Monday, 13th May 2019

Design and make your own silver band ring.  With full tuition from a BA qualified Silversmith you will learn the techniques to measure, form and texture your very own silver band ring. Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in having a go at the hugely enjoyable craft of jewellery making.
All abilities very welcome.
Anna has a BA (Hons) degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery Making and is a Bishopsland Fellow graduate. She is an experienced tutor of many years and works professionally as a jeweller and silversmith.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Silversmithing
Date/Time:    Monday 13th May 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £60
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Sarah Wimperis - Inspired By Vincent : Portraits

Monday, 20th May 2019

BuddyThis workshop is a fun, right-brain stimulating exploration of the style and techniques of Vincent Van Gogh and is open to all levels of artist from professional to complete beginner. You will look at some reproductions of Van Gogh’s works and Sarah will demonstrate some of his techniques before you either create your own version of your choice of his paintings or use his style to paint an image of your own. You may like to bring a reference photo to work from if you would prefer to create an original painting. Sarah advises that you choose an image of a person who isn’t showing too much of their teeth and if you would prefer to paint a self-portrait you will need to bring along a small self-standing mirror.
All abilities very welcome.
A professional artist and illustrator, the only English artist -animator to work on the film ‘Loving Vincent’ and, through sheer practice, an expert in the style of van Gogh. Sarah has exhibited with the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Discerning Eye, the RI and the RWS as well as numerous solo shows. Sarah has written two painting books and illustrated hundreds of other titles as well as working on BBC Jackanory. She is Artist Ambassador for Artlook Software and Artist Ambassador for Royal Talens. Sarah has recently been featured in Cancer Research UK’s national campaign ‘The Missing Third’.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 20th May 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Royal Cornwall Show

Thursday, 6th June 2019 until Saturday, 8th June 2019

Interested in crafts? Planning a wedding? Want to shop in Wadebridge town centre? Is woodland your thing?
Whatever your interest, we aim to make you very welcome here.
There’s something for every member of the family at the Royal Cornwall Show.
It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is brim-full of exhibits and activities which offer so much in the way of entertainment, competition, information, shopping and all that’s best in food and farming.
It's a time and place to meet old friends, conduct business, enjoy Cornwall in all its glory and to welcome thousands of visitors from outside our county.
This is a top agricultural show which attracts increasing numbers of animals, entered into the hundreds of classes which are refined each year. And year on year people travel from further and further afield in the hope of coming away with an award.
Dog and goat sections; rare breed classes. A top flower show and thriving countryside area. Rabbits, cage birds, cavies - even bees get noticed here!
We support and promote Cornish-grown and Cornish-produced food both in the trade section and in our own cafes and restaurants.
Main ring entertainment is mounted on a grand scale and the traditional steam fair is a colourful extravaganza; there are stages and avenues alive with music, song and dance.
You can come to the Royal Cornwall Show with a single-minded ambition to buy a tractor or a car. Here is where you will see them all on display.
Royal Cornwall Show, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE


www.royalcornwallshow.org

Tracey Hunter - The Cornish Coast

Monday, 10th June 2019

IMG_5409In a relaxed and informal atmosphere, Tracey will demonstrate the process and techniques of building up an acrylic painting of the Cornish coast. Tracey will also demonstrate how to paint clouds, waves, cliffs and sand, looking at brush techniques and colour mixing. Full guidance will be given to each individual, relative to their style and painting.
All abilities very welcome.
Tracey has worked as a professional artist for the past 15 years and is an experienced tutor. Her work can we seen in galleries across Cornwall and Devon.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 10th June 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £50
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

Glyn Macey - Boats Harbours And Fishing Tat

Monday, 8th July 2019

Using mixed media and found objects, you will create artwork full of texture and interest inspired by Cornish boats and harbours.
Guided by Glyn’s irrepressible energy and imagination you will learn how to use acrylic paints in unusual, creative, and surprising ways to create two inviting pieces of work packed with life.
For more information give us a call on 01872 240567
Medium:    Mixed Media & Acrylic
Date/Time:    Monday 8th July 2019, 10am - 4pm
Price:    £75
Visit event web page on the Truro Arts Company web site for more information.
Truro Arts Company, 26 River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


arts@truroartscompany.co.uk

 

 

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