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23 February 2020

Get Creative in Cornwall

Whether you've always wanted to know how to throw a pot or arrange flowers, there are a whole host of creative experiences in West Cornwall that you're sure to love. Here are our top 5 for spring 2020/

Pick Pretty Paints - Print Making Workshops with their Print Makers: Set in a historic courtyard studio in St Ives, Textile Artist, Erin Lacy, has been using traditional print processes to develop hand-mixed, eco-friendly paints as well as promoting printmaking through her workshops. Whether you are interested in learning a new technique or are a beginner, Erin can tailor classes to create lino prints, screenprints, stencils & stamps.

Newlyn School of Art - Sea and Coast with Kit Johns: If you think of Cornwall, your mind automatically conjures up images of the sea and coast. Discover the "wild and untamed nature of the Cornish landscape" on a three-day mixed media course with local artist Kit. As well as being taught a variety of painting techniques and approaches you will also get to discover beautiful parts of the coastline.

Watercolour Workshops Cornwall - Sea Life Watercolours with Sarah Bell: Whether you're a beginner or a watercolour whizz, Sarah, can help you 'grow creatively'. In this particular workshop, discover the underwater world, learning to sketch and bring to life the creatures of the deep with every brush stroke. 

Flower Arranging Workshops - Mother's Day Bouquets & Easter Wreaths with Jo from Heart of the Woods: Tie a beautiful posy of brilliantly bright flowers for your mum or create a beautiful spring or Easter wreath to adorn your door or use as a centrepiece, all under the guidance of Jo. Using local, seasonal and foraged flowers and foliage you are sure to create a beautiful and natural floral arrangement.

Leach Pottery - Throwing Taster Session: Celebrating its centenary, Leach Pottery "is among the most respected and influential studio potteries in the world" - so what better place to get a taste for pottery. Get behind the wheel and get creative with clay. You will be guided through the various skills needed, including clay preparation, wedging, centering clay on the wheel and throwing basic cylinders.

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