The Art of St Ives

Ref: C2340873

The art and design of St Ives in Cornwall has a special style which evolved with the building of a rail link and the imigration of some of Europes' finest artists. Learners will discover the essence of the place, the background and connections that helped to develop this unique style and how it changed with a changing world.

Course aim

To discover the unique art and design of St Ives.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explore the delights of the Cornish landscape and examples of Impressionist painters.
  • Compare and contrast European artists with Cornish artists from mid wars period.
  • Create a fun seaside postcard
  • Appreciate a Cornish cream scone.
  • Compare and choose favourite Cornish painting styles

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • pencil or small watercolour pallet may be useful but not essential.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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The Art of St Ives

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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