I have never painted before. Is this workshop suitable for me?

Yes! Our workshops are suitable for all experience levels and it is normal for us to have experienced artists working alongside complete beginners.

You will be be offered the level of support that you require and for this reason the class sizes are limited to 10 places.

What is the format of the workshop?

Every workshop begins with a demonstration which discusses the use of colour and colour mixing, brush techniques and will be focusing on the theme for the session.

Participants will then select the image that they would like to work with and then will commence painting at their own individual workstation. The tutors will circulate to provide assistance and further on the spot demonstrations as required.

The workshop has a flexible format and you can decide to eat lunch at your easel, or stop and have a break - the choice is yours.

At the end of the workshop, you will have your completed canvas to take home with you.

What time is the Workshop?

Our workshops run from 10am - 2pm. Please arrive in good time for a prompt 10am demonstration. The studio doors will be open from 9.45am. You will be aiming to complete your canvas by 2pm.

When do the workshops run?

Our workshops are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during school term time. We publish new workshop dates 5 times a year. They do book very quickly so we advise you to join our email list so you receive notification when new dates are available to book - email cornwallartstudio@gmail.com

What do I need to bring to a workshop?

All materials and equipment are included in the fee. All you need to bring is a packed lunch. We will supply tea, coffee, herbal tea & biscuits throughout the day, but if you have any specific dietary requirements (for example, soya milk, decaffeinated drinks etc) then we would ask you to bring your own supplies.

Please wear old clothes, or bring an apron, in case of the odd paint splash!

What will I paint?

This depends on the workshop theme. Sometimes we paint from still life & sometimes we use photographic images. We will have a large selection of photographic images for you to choose from at the studio. The images have been carefully selected for all abilities to ensure that they are achievable within the workshop.

What medium will I be working with?

You will be painting with Daler Rowney acrylic paints onto tripled primed cotton canvas. The canvas sizes may vary, but generally we use 10'x14' or 12'x12' canvases. The canvas will be supplied and is included in the workshop fee, but if you require additional canvases to take home with you then these can be purchased for £5 each.

Where is Cornwall Art Studio?

Cornwall Art Studio, Polmorla Road (car park), Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7NR.

Directions: We are a 1 minute drive from the town centre. From the main street in Wadebridge (The Platt), take the turning with the Bridge on Wool pub on the corner into Polmorla Road, follow this road for a short distance until you see a car park on the left hand side. Cornwall Art Studio is situated in the corner of the car park farthest from the entrance.

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Where should I park?

Cornwall Art Studio is situated in the corner of a large car park, and there is always ample parking available. The car park is Pay and Display. You can access details of the current tariff by clicking here

There are also other car parks available in Wadebridge within walking distance of the Studio.

Where can I check the availability of a workshop?

The availablity status of each workshop is kept up to date on our Programme.

I have booked a Workshop, but I am unable to make the session. What do I do?

Please contact us at your earliest opportunity to let us know. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more information.

I have a query not covered by this FAQ?

Contact Julia either by e-mail: julia@cornwallartstudio.com or on 07799 473726.