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!

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

Cornish pasty making workshops with St Agnes’ champion pasty maker! Learn about the folklore of pasties, see a demonstration first hand and then try your own.

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



Upcycled homewares courses with Annalise Harvey, an award-winning wedding dress maker. If you love vintage textiles or 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.

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


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

Jo felt image

Felt 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 more so far!

Ideal for groups and those looking to acquire a new skill while on holiday in Cornwall.


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 book early so you don’t miss out!


Hen party Cornwall jewellery making with Aggie ArtsJewellery making courses, including silver ring making and precious metal clay (both silver metal clay and bronze metal clay – a special paste which takes the form of the objects it is painted upon).

Use shells from our local beach or leaves from a tree to make beautiful pieces for you or as a gift for others. This is a great activity for hen parties and groups of friends of all abilities.


Children's Book Illustration Workshop - Caroline Pedler

Painting and art workshops including Painting for Beginners and Children’s Book Illustration run by Caroline Pedler, one of our amazing internationally-published local Cornish artists.

You can find her books in many of the great art shops we have in St Agnes, as well as on bookshelves around the UK. We also offer life drawing classes and private tuition.


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.


We offer cyanotype photography courses using traditional techniquesPhoto Art courses use a cyanotype photography technique to create some magical results. These courses make the most of the rich natural environment found in Cornwall.

A great experience for any age and any ability, you’ll be amazed at the process and the results. A great course for those looking to learn a new skill and do something a little different.


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