About Workshops

Our studio space has successfully hosted workshops and art clubs for over 8 years in the heart of Truro, TR1 2SJ. It is situated above our huge art shop and lovely cafe, making it handy for purchasing any materials or enjoying barista-made coffee while you paint.

Previously we welcomed up to 14 students in this space, however attendee numbers will be significantly reduced in order to foster a safe and comfortable environment.

What about the Coach House?

When we took on our characterful period property ‘The Coach House’ in September 2020 we knew that there was lots of work ahead to make it the best possible venue for our workshops. With the support of our tutors and students we safely held 21 inspiring workshops this spring/summer, and to continue offering our best we have decided now is the time to take the positive step of carrying out essential works, as well as upgrading our space. All works will be complete by Spring 2022.

Until then we will be moving all art workshops back to the mezzanine level of the Art shop & Café in Truro Centre, TR1 2SJ.


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There are a 3 different lunch options at workshops – simply choose the best one for you!

£10 Lunch ticket. Enjoy a homemade vegetarian quiche and fresh mixed salad, with a choice of bottled apple juice or elderflower presse. To order a lunch simply add a food ticket to your order at time of booking, or add one at a later date. Just make sure you order at least 2 days prior to the workshop date.

Pre-order from the cafe menu upon arrival– settle up first thing and we will bring your food & drink to you at designated break times. (Menu prices apply)

• Alternatively, you are very welcome to bring your own packed lunch, or enjoy lunch at one of Truro’s eateries.


Free tea, coffee & biscuits will be available during the morning and afternoon breaks, or order from the Café downstairs and barista made drinks will be bought to your station. (menu prices apply)


Each workshop requires students to supply their own materials according to the list provided by our artists, unless otherwise stated.

You will receive 10% off all materials for the workshop and are always
welcome to pop down to the shop throughout the day. Our paint share is available on selected workshops – where applicable please purchase a paint share ticket online at least 2 days ahead.

Order items from the materials list by emailing us at least 2 days prior to the workshop date. We will call you back to talk you though any options and take payment.


For just £10 students are welcome to make full use of our paints while attending selected workshops. We hope this makes trying a new medium much easier – no investing in paints that might not be used again! We will provide Daler-Rowney Georgian Oils or System 3 Acrylics.

(All other items on the materials list must be supplied by students. Hand sanitiser and appropriate social distancing are required if handling paints.)

This option is available on selected workshops, just add the ‘paint share’ option to your basket via online booking. Email workshops@truroartscompany.co.uk to check any details with us.


Workshops are classed as educational by the UK Government and have been running safely under ever-changing guidelines since Sept 2020. Currently our students are not required to wear a facemask, but are more than welcome to if it’s more comfortable. Hand gel and antibacterial wipes will be available throughout the day, and the studio will have been thoroughly cleansed prior to each workshop. You can read our full Coronavirus Policy by clicking the button below.


The Mezzanine is located up a small flight of stairs which unfortunately does not allow for wheelchair access.


~The Mezzanine is the top floor of our historic building which means it can get quite warm. We recommend wearing light clothing.

~There is sometimes noise from the café environment below, if you have any hearing requirements, please let us know ahead of the date and we will make sure you are positioned close to the tutor.

~If you cannot attend a workshop for any reason we are unable to offer a refund unless we can fill your space.

~Workshop lunch bookings are non-refundable within 1 week of the workshop date, for any reason.

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