Art & craft workshops and holidays in Cornwall

Offering bespoke workshops to suit you or your group, Aggie Arts provides art and craft workshops in St Agnes, Cornwall. We have something for everyone and every budget so choose your workshop, get in touch and we’ll do the rest!


Christmas Workshops with Aggie Arts … Scnadinavian felt heart basket decoration workshop Christmas handmadeBack by popular demand are our sell-out Driftwood Christmas Trees and Scandinavian Christmas Decoration Workshops.  This year we are operating on both the North and South Coasts of Cornwall so check out the individual workshop pages for more in or drop us a line to book!



START TO STITCH! Following a successful first 11150362_875421469178487_5791057577179939548_ncourse textiles tutor Annie Lucas brings back this popular beginners / refreshers machine sewing course at the MMI, St Agnes 12 Jan – 14 Feb 2016. Click here for more detailed info and to book!


... which ties in very nicely with some Cornish pasty making!

Cornish pasty making workshops with Billy Deakin, twice World Pasty making Champion! Learn about the folklore of pasties, see a demonstration first hand and then try your own from scratch.

You’ll be able to see how much you’ve learned because you then get to enjoy your freshly-made Cornish pasty as lunch or dinner, perhaps with a drink from the award-winning Driftwood Spars bar!

We were all so pleased with what we learned & achieved. Excellent tuition throughout… with humour & gentle encouragement. We’ll be back for another Aggie Arts experience! Gina, via TripAdvisor



AnnieUpcycle3Upcycled homewares courses with Annalise Harvey, an award-winning wedding dress maker. For those who love vintage textiles:  maybe you have an old curtain from your childhood bedroom, or your grandma’s favourite apron?

In these fun craft workshops you can use your cherished items, or indeed any fabric of your choice to create useful but funky items to brighten up your home and bring those past memories back into the present!


Holly Hen Party 6Fascinator making courses and workshops with Holly Young, our award-winning renowned local milliner. You can either start from scratch or work from a pre-made base to make a great item for a wedding or day at the races!

Ideal for hen parties or a get together with friends. Holly provides a unique creative experience in our workspace overlooking the Atlantic.



Jo felt imageFelt making courses and workshops with Jo Polack, an incredibly talented local artist. A great way to learn an ancient technique given a modern twist. We’ve made hats, iPhone covers, tea cosies and lots more!

Ideal for groups and those looking to acquire a new skill while on holiday in Cornwall. This is a “wet” workshop so make sure you bring some old clothes!



PoppyFreehand machine embroidery courses with the legendary Poppy Treffry! Learn how to tame a Singer sewing machine and make your own piece with help from one of Cornwall’s finest exports, some say second only to the pasty.

These incredibly popular workshops only crop up every now and again so keep an eye on the website, book early and don’t miss out!



Children's Book Illustration Workshop - Caroline Pedler

Painting and art workshops including Painting for Beginners and Life Drawing run by Jilly Ballatyne, one of our amazingly experienced local artists and tutors.

Jilly has over twenty years of experience teaching art courses around Europe and has settled back in Cornwall at her amazing art cafe in Truro. Come and learn how to paint in Cornwall.



Stewart Girvan

Make the most of the magical coastal scenery in St Agnes, Cornwall

Photography courses in Cornwall with landscape photographer Stewart Girvan. Learn how to make the most of your DSLR and take some time to enjoy the breathtaking Cornish coastline time and time again with your favourite images.

Stewart will tailor the photography course to suit you and your interests. This workshop is ideal for small groups and private photography sessions.



Wave by Paul HoareWatercolour courses, including watercolour for complete beginners, with Paul Hoare, one of our talented local artists. Workshops take place overlooking Trevaunance Cove and are ideal for any level.

With the views we have here in Cornwall, you can’t help but be inspired to get creative in one of our watercolour courses.



We look forward to meeting you on your next holiday in Cornwall!

Towan Roath, St Agnes engine house photography by Stewart Girvan