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St Ives School Of Painting

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As a life Model, working across the UK, I modelled for The School in November 2018. This is the... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2018
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Brilliant Facility

A wonderful art school with a great atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent courses and life drawing... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Jane G
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

As a life Model, working across the UK, I modelled for The School in November 2018. This is the best studio that I have worked for, and I model for over 50 . With a fabulous Atelier atmosphere steeped in history, I cannot recommend it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jane C, Manager at St Ives School Of Painting, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review, it really means a lot to us and I will certainly pass on your comments to Gary and Liz too.

Reviewed 30 October 2018

A wonderful art school with a great atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent courses and life drawing classes.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jane C, Manager at St Ives School Of Painting, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you Jane so glad you enjoyed the course. Look forward to seeing you again next year!

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Visited for a 5 day course on landscape abstract art. Gentle tuition from Liz, got the impression she was very sensitive to the needs of the group; she was encouraging but also happy to let you find your own way. Loved the interior, a historic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

As a complete beginner with seven other accomplished artists, Hilary Jean Gibson looked after us really really well. A seasoned watercolorist and excellent teacher. 10am - 4.30 on Saturday and Sunday, inside and en plein air, working in monochrome Prussian blue to start with, we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

I was given the Mixed Media Landscape painting course for my birthday. Although I do a weekly art class, I was a little apprehensive. There were twelve other students in the class of varying ability, who were all friendly, as was the tutor Greg (...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I joined an Introduction to Watercolour course with a very open mind never having painted anything since school over 50 years ago. My fellow students were all nice people and tutor Hilary Jean Gibson took us through the basics to enable us to put brush...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

What a great way to spend 3 days in St Ives. We did a watercolour beginners course with Hilary Jean Gibson, and learned so much in the time. We met some lovely people of all sorts of different abilities and covered a wide range of...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

An experience of a life-time - learning to paint more freely and creatively, in the fabulous rustic environment of the Verrocchio Art Centre in the lovely and friendly hill-top town. Liz is a relaxed but extremely well-prepared and very competent, encouraging teacher. The Verrochio Art...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Spent 4 days on a beginners guide to acrylics. Lots of interesting tasks and the teachers are very knowledgeable and fun to work with. Highly recommend this school of art I came away with so many ideas.

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 5 November 2014

We went to St Ives last week during October half term and struggled to find different things for the kids to do. I looked at the website for St Ives school of painting and noticed there were kids courses for famous St Ives artists....Alfred Wallis...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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Response from Jane C | Property representative |
Hello Sarah, Was it watercolour you were particularly interested in or learning to paint generally? We have lots of courses specifically aimed at complete beginners to get you started on your creative journey. All the... More