Arts and crafts diary of events in Cornwall

The Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) have compiled this list of arty and crafty events to put in your diary, going on down here in our beautiful Cornwall.

Please note that Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) do not organise any events ourselves, we publish event details for other local organisers, in good faith, but no responsibility can be taken for errors, event cancellations etc. Many of the organisers include contact details and you should always check directly with organisers for confirmation.

There are currently 35 listed here.

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The Picture Room - Sarah Woods

Wednesday, 8th September 2021 until Sunday, 30th October 2022

With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints and drawings by some of the region’s most recognised artists. All profits from sales directly help to support the gallery’s education and exhibition activities.
Newlyn Art Gallery
, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Discovering Anchor Studio: An artist’s haven in Newlyn

Saturday, 25th September 2021 until Saturday, 8th January 2022

The Grade II* listed Anchor Studio has been at the heart of cultural life in Newlyn since the 1880s. It  was used for over 60 years by Stanhope Forbes, father of the Newlyn School, and then by John Wells, a principal St Ives Modernist. Forbes and his wife Elizabeth ran their school of painting from Anchor, attracting many students who became distinguished  artists. Featuring paintings by artists associated with Anchor, this exhibition explores the history of the studio and its recent restoration. The restoration of Anchor Studio has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England. This exhibition has been curated in partnership with the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust.
Call Penlee House Gallery on 01736 363625 or visit web site for more information.
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE


www.penleehouse.org.uk

Petrit Halilaj: Very volcanic over this green feather

Saturday, 16th October 2021 until Sunday, 16th January 2022

The first UK museum solo exhibition for artist Petrit Halilaj born 1986, Kosovo.
Petrit Halilaj's work investigates cultural identity, nationhood and heritage, and ideas of personal and collective memories and freedoms. Halilaj lives and works between Germany, Kosovo and Italy. His work encompasses sculpture, video, drawing and text, as well as traditional fabrics and materials.
Halilaj presents a powerful new work created for Tate St Ives. His installation revisits 38 childhood drawings that he made in Kukës II refugee camp in Albania during the Kosovo war (1998–99), when he was thirteen years old. Layering large-scale, hanging images throughout the gallery, Halilaj’s immersive environment combines the images that accompanied him during conflict. Poignant rural landscapes, birds and animals, are interspersed with scenes of war and violence. Very volcanic over this green feather reveals the complicated relationship of reality and imagination, and between the often divergent perspectives of official histories and lived experiences.
Supported by the Petrit Halilaj Exhibition Supporters Circle: Huo Family Foundation (UK) Limited, and Tate Members.
Advance booking is recommended.
All visitors including Members need to book a ticket.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

SEEN

Saturday, 23rd October 2021 until Saturday, 8th January 2022

SEEN is curated by young LGBTQIA+ people from Cornwall aged between 11 – 19 working in partnership with LGBT+ charity Intercom Trust.
Through workshops and conversation about contemporary art the young people have explored the importance of representation within art and culture and the many sides of what it means to be seen. The expanding subject of Queer art involves an important history of reclamation, resistance, love and freedom and often explores personal experiences as well as depictions of LGBTQIA+ cultures.
This exhibition increases young LGBTQIA+ people’s engagement with contemporary art, allows them to create a platform that speaks to them, for new voices to be heard and for them to be seen.
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is an Arts Council Collection National Partner. The Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England.
The Exchange Princes Street , Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2NL


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk/activities/seen/

The Picture Room - Ben Sanderson

Saturday, 6th November 2021 until Saturday, 8th January 2022

With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints and drawings by some of the region’s most recognised artists. All profits from sales directly help to support the gallery’s education and exhibition activities.
Newlyn Art Gallery
, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

 

 

Tate St Ives Winter Festival

Saturday, 27th November 2021

Celebrate the start of the festive season at Tate St Ives.
Be the first to see the Tate St Ives 2021 Winter Light Commission, AVIARY by artist Sammy Lee, which projects flocks of computer-generated birds onto the domed ceiling of the gallery’s entrance loggia. Discover KEMENETH, a new work by artist Adam James in collaboration with St Ives communities presented at the gallery and around St Ives.
Enjoy the exhibitions alongside pop-up talks, performance, film and online events. This special programme is for all ages, including activities for families and young people.
27 November 2021 at 10.00–19.00
28 November 2021 at 10.00–16.20
£1 entry - Timed tickets must be booked online before visiting
Visit our Facebook events page
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


visiting.stives@tate.org.uk
www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/festival/winter-festival-2021

Saltash Christmas Festival 2021

Saturday, 4th December 2021

Brought to you by the Saltash Chamber of Commerce, the festival on the 4th of December sees Fore Street transformed into a pedestrian haven with snow in the air, community groups showcasing their activities, and shopkeepers taking their shops out into the street on Fore Street, showing you the fabulous range of Christmas gifts and handmade arts and crafts you can buy right here in Saltash.
Visit our Facebook events page
Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6JL


info@diverse-events.com

Painting with oils

Thursday, 9th December 2021 until Sunday, 12th December 2021

A four day workshop surveying the fundamentals of representational painting focusing on tonal values, composition, form, colour identification and mixing and mark making. The subject will be a range of still life set ups with practitioners working in oils. The aim will be to understand the foundational skills of painting. The course is suitable for beginners and improvers with students taught largely on a one to one basis with the Tutor coming around to each person teaching to their level and helping them overcome any obstacles that arise. Jon will also share with students the process by which he paints and offer some short demonstrations at different stages to illustrate what he is teaching to the group.
The course includes advice on studio practice such as how to set yourself up at home with the right brushes, paints and setting out your palette with practical exercises over the three days. This indoor course takes place in the beautiful period school studio.
All drawing materials, brushes, supports and paint will be supplied by the art school.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

The modern portrait

Monday, 13th December 2021 until Wednesday, 15th December 2021

The portrait continues to be an enduring and powerful subject for artists to this day. This fascinating three day course will help students to develop their own response to portraiture with the choice of using a variety of source material from historical figures, popular culture, friends and family to self-portraits or the imagination. A variety of materials and processes will be used during the course from drawing and painting through to collage and the use of a polaroid camera. Jesse Leroy Smith has been working with the portrait throughout his career with painting, photography, printmaking and film and he is a passionate advocate of the power of portraiture in a contemporary context.
The course will include looking at a number of modern and contemporary artists who have worked with the portrait from Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud to David Hockney, Luc Tuymans, Jenny Saville and Gillian Wearing among others.
With lots of hands-on work and a constant flow of inspiring exercises and examples of related artists’ work; this exciting course will give students an unforgettable immersion into the world of the modern portrait.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Thao Nguyen Phan

Saturday, 5th February 2022 until Monday, 2nd May 2022

Discover artist Thao Nguyen Phan and her work reflecting on the Mekong River.
The exhibition will intertwine folklore and myth with urgent issues around the rural, industrialisation, food security, and the environment. The artworks consist of videos, silk paintings and mixed media work.
A new film First Rain/BriseSoleil and series of paintings will be specially created for the exhibition.
Thao Nguyen Phan lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She is the recipient of the Han Nefkens Foundation – LOOP Video Art Award 2018. This is her first exhibition in the UK.
The production of First Rain/BriseSoleil is kindly supported by the Han Nefkens Foundation.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

 

 

The Picture Room - Hannah Waldron

Saturday, 6th November 2021 until Saturday, 8th January 2022

With an emphasis on affordable works The Picture Room at Newlyn Art Gallery offers the opportunity to buy paintings, prints and drawings by some of the region’s most recognised artists. All profits from sales directly help to support the gallery’s education and exhibition activities.
Newlyn Art Gallery
, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5PZ


www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Sea and coast

Monday, 7th March 2022 until Wednesday, 9th March 2022

This exciting three day course takes place at dramatic coastal sites around West Cornwall where artist Kit Johns will help participants to explore a wide variety of different painting approaches. This course will encourage an experimental approach to using painting and drawing materials, often resulting in new exciting and unexpected results.Kit will share his deep knowledge of depicting the sea from Cornwall's coastline and he will demonstrate the different tools, brushes, paints, sprays and inks he uses in his work. Participants will paint on a variety of surfaces including various papers and Kit’s trademark vintage maps. A fantastic hands-on course enabling participants to paint under the guidance of one of Cornwall's most exciting young artists.A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Sea and coast

Monday, 4th April 2022 until Wednesday, 6th April 2022

This exciting three day course takes place at dramatic coastal sites around West Cornwall where artist Kit Johns will help participants to explore a wide variety of different painting approaches. This course will encourage an experimental approach to using painting and drawing materials, often resulting in new exciting and unexpected results.Kit will share his deep knowledge of depicting the sea from Cornwall's coastline and he will demonstrate the different tools, brushes, paints, sprays and inks he uses in his work. Participants will paint on a variety of surfaces including various papers and Kit’s trademark vintage maps. A fantastic hands-on course enabling participants to paint under the guidance of one of Cornwall's most exciting young artists.A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Abstract landscape

Thursday, 21st April 2022 until Sunday, 24th April 2022

This lively new four day course is taught by artist Anita Reynolds. The aim of the course is to move away from a representational way of interpreting the landscape towards a looser approach. The course is divided between working outside in the stunning coastal and moorland landscape of Cornwall to gather information, and developing sketches and ideas back in the studio.
Abstract works still need to follow basic principles of composition, colour, tone and form; Anita will show you how to manipulate and play-up these aesthetics to achieve the level of abstraction you are looking for in your artwork.
During the course you will use a wide range of materials, tools and surfaces and you will be encouraged to work in a wide variety of sizes from small intimate studies to large scale dynamic paintings.
Anita is the most generous of artists and a joy to be around and her courses combine a sharing of her deep knowledge of painting the landscape with a love of fun and an energised approach to painting.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

The realist landscape painting course

Monday, 25th April 2022 until Thursday, 28th April 2022

A four day realist landscape painting course, where Jon Doran will teach students key principles to engage with when working in the landscape with oil paint. Realism has a rich history of landscape painting, from Constable to Corot, Sargent to Sorolla and numerous painters pushing it to new and exciting levels today. It’s the movement of painting that seeks to master the use of oil paint and employ it to capture not only landscape as it is seen, but in all it’s beauty too. In the pursuit of this goal, Jon and the students will study the techniques of numerous artists of the past and present and then venture out in the landscape themselves. They will focus on key painting principles such as finding a suitable and balanced compositional arrangement, capturing light and shadow relationships, tone, explore the use of a limited palette and experiment with a range of application techniques. Helpful tools such as the black mirror and the sight size method will be introduced in aiding the process of painting from life.
Cornwall lends itself to landscape painting given the wide range of atmospheric subject matter, from the rugged north coast cliffs, to quiet, secluded coves. Jon and the students will visit different locations each day and explore different approaches for tackling different subjects.
If you enjoy working in the fresh air and desire to paint the beautiful Cornish landscape as you see it, this course is for you.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

 

 

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 2022

Friday, 6th May 2022 until Saturday, 14th May 2022

Planning has already started for 2022, with the team determined to bring you a Festival to remember! The dates are May 6th – 14th 2022, so please put them in your diary and we look forward to seeing you there.
The Town Centre Car Park, (formally Main Car Park), PL23 1ET and the Caffa Mill Car Park, PL23 1DF are well signposted. Both are about 5 minutes walk into town. More information can be found on our web site.


www.foweyfestival.com

The realist landscape painting course

Monday, 16th May 2022 until Thursday, 19th May 2022

A four day realist landscape painting course, where Jon Doran will teach students key principles to engage with when working in the landscape with oil paint. Realism has a rich history of landscape painting, from Constable to Corot, Sargent to Sorolla and numerous painters pushing it to new and exciting levels today. It’s the movement of painting that seeks to master the use of oil paint and employ it to capture not only landscape as it is seen, but in all it’s beauty too. In the pursuit of this goal, Jon and the students will study the techniques of numerous artists of the past and present and then venture out in the landscape themselves. They will focus on key painting principles such as finding a suitable and balanced compositional arrangement, capturing light and shadow relationships, tone, explore the use of a limited palette and experiment with a range of application techniques. Helpful tools such as the black mirror and the sight size method will be introduced in aiding the process of painting from life.
Cornwall lends itself to landscape painting given the wide range of atmospheric subject matter, from the rugged north coast cliffs, to quiet, secluded coves. Jon and the students will visit different locations each day and explore different approaches for tackling different subjects.
If you enjoy working in the fresh air and desire to paint the beautiful Cornish landscape as you see it, this course is for you.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Abstract landscape

Friday, 27th May 2022 until Monday, 30th May 2022

This lively new four day course is taught by artist Anita Reynolds. The aim of the course is to move away from a representational way of interpreting the landscape towards a looser approach. The course is divided between working outside in the stunning coastal and moorland landscape of Cornwall to gather information, and developing sketches and ideas back in the studio.
Abstract works still need to follow basic principles of composition, colour, tone and form; Anita will show you how to manipulate and play-up these aesthetics to achieve the level of abstraction you are looking for in your artwork.
During the course you will use a wide range of materials, tools and surfaces and you will be encouraged to work in a wide variety of sizes from small intimate studies to large scale dynamic paintings.
Anita is the most generous of artists and a joy to be around and her courses combine a sharing of her deep knowledge of painting the landscape with a love of fun and an energised approach to painting.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Ad Minoliti

Saturday, 28th May 2022 until Sunday, 30th October 2022

Experience Ad Minoliti's colourful and geometric paintings
Artist Ad Minoliti draws on the rich legacy of geometric abstraction in Latin America and presents alternative universes influenced by feminist and queer thought. The exhibition will also feature Minoliti’s ongoing project The Feminist School of Painting, transforming part of the gallery space into an active classroom.
Originated by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and re-presented at Tate St Ives.
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

The realist landscape painting course

Tuesday, 31st May 2022 until Friday, 3rd June 2022

A four day realist landscape painting course, where Jon Doran will teach students key principles to engage with when working in the landscape with oil paint. Realism has a rich history of landscape painting, from Constable to Corot, Sargent to Sorolla and numerous painters pushing it to new and exciting levels today. It’s the movement of painting that seeks to master the use of oil paint and employ it to capture not only landscape as it is seen, but in all it’s beauty too. In the pursuit of this goal, Jon and the students will study the techniques of numerous artists of the past and present and then venture out in the landscape themselves. They will focus on key painting principles such as finding a suitable and balanced compositional arrangement, capturing light and shadow relationships, tone, explore the use of a limited palette and experiment with a range of application techniques. Helpful tools such as the black mirror and the sight size method will be introduced in aiding the process of painting from life.
Cornwall lends itself to landscape painting given the wide range of atmospheric subject matter, from the rugged north coast cliffs, to quiet, secluded coves. Jon and the students will visit different locations each day and explore different approaches for tackling different subjects.
If you enjoy working in the fresh air and desire to paint the beautiful Cornish landscape as you see it, this course is for you.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Royal Cornwall Show 2022

Thursday, 9th June 2022 until Saturday, 11th June 2022

There’s something for every member of the family at the Royal Cornwall Show.
Crafts attract tremendous interest at the Royal Cornwall Show. The display by members of the Rural Crafts Association is nothing less than stunning in its variety and quality.
It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is brim-full of exhibits and activities which offer so much in the way of entertainment, competition, information, shopping and all that’s best in food and farming.
It's a time and place to meet old friends, conduct business, enjoy Cornwall in all its glory and to welcome thousands of visitors from outside our county.
More than two centuries later our aim is to keep raising the standard. It's good for agriculture, good for tourism, good for the economy, the environment and good for the soul!
This is a top agricultural show which attracts increasing numbers of animals, entered into the hundreds of classes which are refined each year. And year on year people travel from further and further afield in the hope of coming away with an award.
Dog and goat sections; rare breed classes. A top flower show and thriving countryside area. Rabbits, cage birds, pigeons - even bees get noticed here!
We support and promote Cornish-grown and Cornish-produced food both in the trade section and in our own cafes and restaurants.
Royal Cornwall Show, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE


www.royalcornwallshow.org

Abstract landscape

Thursday, 9th June 2022 until Sunday, 12th June 2022

This lively new four day course is taught by artist Anita Reynolds. The aim of the course is to move away from a representational way of interpreting the landscape towards a looser approach. The course is divided between working outside in the stunning coastal and moorland landscape of Cornwall to gather information, and developing sketches and ideas back in the studio.
Abstract works still need to follow basic principles of composition, colour, tone and form; Anita will show you how to manipulate and play-up these aesthetics to achieve the level of abstraction you are looking for in your artwork.
During the course you will use a wide range of materials, tools and surfaces and you will be encouraged to work in a wide variety of sizes from small intimate studies to large scale dynamic paintings.
Anita is the most generous of artists and a joy to be around and her courses combine a sharing of her deep knowledge of painting the landscape with a love of fun and an energised approach to painting.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Lionel Richie

Tuesday, 14th June 2022

We are pleased to announce that this show has been rescheduled for Tuesday 14 June 2022. Original tickets remain valid for this new date and we are contacting all existing ticket purchasers with details.
The global superstar, whose classic tracks include All Night Long, Dancing on the Ceiling and Hello, will return to Eden after his two legendary Sessions back in July 2016.  The concerts were hailed as among the greatest ever in the history of the Sessions and his return will be eagerly anticipated by his legions of fans.
Lionel Richie has four Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Oscar to his name and has sold well over 100 million albums worldwide.  His latest album Hello from Las Vegas reached number two in the US charts in August (2019).
The singer-songwriter from Tuskegee, Alabama first found fame singing and writing songs with The Commodores including the all-time classics Three Times A Lady, Stuck On You, Still, and Easy.
After turning solo he became one of the most successful artists in the world, earning a string of 13 top ten hits between 1981 and 1987, including nine number one singles such as Endless Love, Truly, and Say You (Say Me).
Eden Sessions summer music concerts, Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG


www.edensessions.com

Exploring colour course

Monday, 20th June 2022 until Tuesday, 21st June 2022

Luke Frost is well known for his exciting use of colour and comes from a line of celebrated colourists including his grandfather Sir Terry Frost and his father Anthony. This exciting course explores how to capture, mix and combine found colours with paint.
The course starts with a session down at Newlyn Harbour where Luke will help students to explore the process of making studies from the colours and forms found among the surrounding fishing boats, empty crates, nets, sea and harbour walls. Returning to the school the group will be given a series of exercises to help them approach colour contrasting and combining. Each student will tackle this differently some focusing closely on the colours and forms recorded down in the harbour while others may choose to work in a more abstract way.
Luke will discuss his approach to painting with some examples of his work to hand and with lots of art books and exhibition catalogues on modern and contemporary artists he will help students to understand how a number of well known artists have explored colour in their work such as John Hoyland and Patrick Heron among others.
Much of the course will be hands on with a huge array of mixed pots of paints shared between the group so they can dart back and forth between the colours and their work all the time being encouraged to explore how colours are informed by those around them.
The course also includes experimenting with coloured paint applied to different surfaces from paper and board through to aluminium and their impact on painted colour.
All materials are included in the price of this course.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

The realist landscape painting course

Monday, 18th July 2022 until Thursday, 21st July 2022

A four day realist landscape painting course, where Jon Doran will teach students key principles to engage with when working in the landscape with oil paint. Realism has a rich history of landscape painting, from Constable to Corot, Sargent to Sorolla and numerous painters pushing it to new and exciting levels today. It’s the movement of painting that seeks to master the use of oil paint and employ it to capture not only landscape as it is seen, but in all it’s beauty too. In the pursuit of this goal, Jon and the students will study the techniques of numerous artists of the past and present and then venture out in the landscape themselves. They will focus on key painting principles such as finding a suitable and balanced compositional arrangement, capturing light and shadow relationships, tone, explore the use of a limited palette and experiment with a range of application techniques. Helpful tools such as the black mirror and the sight size method will be introduced in aiding the process of painting from life.
Cornwall lends itself to landscape painting given the wide range of atmospheric subject matter, from the rugged north coast cliffs, to quiet, secluded coves. Jon and the students will visit different locations each day and explore different approaches for tackling different subjects.
If you enjoy working in the fresh air and desire to paint the beautiful Cornish landscape as you see it, this course is for you.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Sea and coast

Friday, 22nd July 2022 until Sunday, 24th July 2022

This exciting three day course takes place at dramatic coastal sites around West Cornwall where artist Kit Johns will help participants to explore a wide variety of different painting approaches. This course will encourage an experimental approach to using painting and drawing materials, often resulting in new exciting and unexpected results.Kit will share his deep knowledge of depicting the sea from Cornwall's coastline and he will demonstrate the different tools, brushes, paints, sprays and inks he uses in his work. Participants will paint on a variety of surfaces including various papers and Kit’s trademark vintage maps. A fantastic hands-on course enabling participants to paint under the guidance of one of Cornwall's most exciting young artists.A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Monoprinting landscape

Thursday, 4th August 2022 until Sunday, 7th August 2022

On this course you will explore some of the wildest and ancient parts of West Cornwall, and be shown by artist Kate Walters how to absorb the visual poetry of place and respond with drawings and notes. You will develop these studies and observations into monotypes back in the studio at Newlyn School of Art with Kate, learning how to get the best from various monotype techniques. You will be shown images of work by a range of landscape artists who like to respond to wild places and landscape poetry created by indigenous peoples.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
This course will help partcipants to exploit the versatile and experimental possibilities of monotype using positive and negative processes (adding and subtracting) and working with line and/or areas of colour/tone. Most fundamentally you'll have one or more smooth surfaces such as sealed card or pvc on which you either paint an image - then pressing a piece of paper onto it, make a one-off print (which can be worked into afterwards) or, you'll ink up a sealed flat surface with ink using a roller, then drop a piece of paper onto it, before drawing using linear marks to create another one-off image. You will be able to combine techniques and work across all the ways of working with monotype. It is portable and we will take small pieces of sealed card with us into the landscape on our walks...
This course focusses on the exciting possibilities of monoprinting without a press to enable students to continue with what they have learnt after the course.
Kate finds great inspiration for her work in wild places where the human psyche has not imposed itself too much. She loves to visit the Northern and Western Isles of Scotland to walk, write, and draw. Her recent book 'Iona Notebooks' has sold out and a new edition, 'Shetland Notebooks', is in preparation.
This course involves a considerable amount of walking, with natural breaks to respond creatively to the beauty of the landscape through drawing and writing and as such requires a reasonable level of fitness. Bring walking boots and for those who prefer to use them you may bring walking poles and a small back pack to carry a few materials and a sketchbook provided by the art school. All art/studio materials will be provided.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Sea and coast

Thursday, 18th August 2022 until Saturday, 20th August 2022

This exciting three day course takes place at dramatic coastal sites around West Cornwall where artist Kit Johns will help participants to explore a wide variety of different painting approaches. This course will encourage an experimental approach to using painting and drawing materials, often resulting in new exciting and unexpected results.Kit will share his deep knowledge of depicting the sea from Cornwall's coastline and he will demonstrate the different tools, brushes, paints, sprays and inks he uses in his work. Participants will paint on a variety of surfaces including various papers and Kit’s trademark vintage maps. A fantastic hands-on course enabling participants to paint under the guidance of one of Cornwall's most exciting young artists.A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Sea and coast

Monday, 12th September 2022 until Wednesday, 14th September 2022

This exciting three day course takes place at dramatic coastal sites around West Cornwall where artist Kit Johns will help participants to explore a wide variety of different painting approaches. This course will encourage an experimental approach to using painting and drawing materials, often resulting in new exciting and unexpected results.Kit will share his deep knowledge of depicting the sea from Cornwall's coastline and he will demonstrate the different tools, brushes, paints, sprays and inks he uses in his work. Participants will paint on a variety of surfaces including various papers and Kit’s trademark vintage maps. A fantastic hands-on course enabling participants to paint under the guidance of one of Cornwall's most exciting young artists.A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Exploring colour course

Monday, 19th September 2022 until Tuesday, 20th September 2022

Luke Frost is well known for his exciting use of colour and comes from a line of celebrated colourists including his grandfather Sir Terry Frost and his father Anthony. This exciting course explores how to capture, mix and combine found colours with paint.
The course starts with a session down at Newlyn Harbour where Luke will help students to explore the process of making studies from the colours and forms found among the surrounding fishing boats, empty crates, nets, sea and harbour walls. Returning to the school the group will be given a series of exercises to help them approach colour contrasting and combining. Each student will tackle this differently some focusing closely on the colours and forms recorded down in the harbour while others may choose to work in a more abstract way.
Luke will discuss his approach to painting with some examples of his work to hand and with lots of art books and exhibition catalogues on modern and contemporary artists he will help students to understand how a number of well known artists have explored colour in their work such as John Hoyland and Patrick Heron among others.
Much of the course will be hands on with a huge array of mixed pots of paints shared between the group so they can dart back and forth between the colours and their work all the time being encouraged to explore how colours are informed by those around them.
The course also includes experimenting with coloured paint applied to different surfaces from paper and board through to aluminium and their impact on painted colour.
All materials are included in the price of this course.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

The realist landscape painting course

Wednesday, 21st September 2022 until Saturday, 24th September 2022

A four day realist landscape painting course, where Jon Doran will teach students key principles to engage with when working in the landscape with oil paint. Realism has a rich history of landscape painting, from Constable to Corot, Sargent to Sorolla and numerous painters pushing it to new and exciting levels today. It’s the movement of painting that seeks to master the use of oil paint and employ it to capture not only landscape as it is seen, but in all it’s beauty too. In the pursuit of this goal, Jon and the students will study the techniques of numerous artists of the past and present and then venture out in the landscape themselves. They will focus on key painting principles such as finding a suitable and balanced compositional arrangement, capturing light and shadow relationships, tone, explore the use of a limited palette and experiment with a range of application techniques. Helpful tools such as the black mirror and the sight size method will be introduced in aiding the process of painting from life.
Cornwall lends itself to landscape painting given the wide range of atmospheric subject matter, from the rugged north coast cliffs, to quiet, secluded coves. Jon and the students will visit different locations each day and explore different approaches for tackling different subjects.
If you enjoy working in the fresh air and desire to paint the beautiful Cornish landscape as you see it, this course is for you.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Abstract landscape

Sunday, 25th September 2022 until Wednesday, 28th September 2022

This lively new four day course is taught by artist Anita Reynolds. The aim of the course is to move away from a representational way of interpreting the landscape towards a looser approach. The course is divided between working outside in the stunning coastal and moorland landscape of Cornwall to gather information, and developing sketches and ideas back in the studio.
Abstract works still need to follow basic principles of composition, colour, tone and form; Anita will show you how to manipulate and play-up these aesthetics to achieve the level of abstraction you are looking for in your artwork.
During the course you will use a wide range of materials, tools and surfaces and you will be encouraged to work in a wide variety of sizes from small intimate studies to large scale dynamic paintings.
Anita is the most generous of artists and a joy to be around and her courses combine a sharing of her deep knowledge of painting the landscape with a love of fun and an energised approach to painting.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Abstract landscape

Monday, 10th October 2022 until Thursday, 13th October 2022

This lively new four day course is taught by artist Anita Reynolds. The aim of the course is to move away from a representational way of interpreting the landscape towards a looser approach. The course is divided between working outside in the stunning coastal and moorland landscape of Cornwall to gather information, and developing sketches and ideas back in the studio.
Abstract works still need to follow basic principles of composition, colour, tone and form; Anita will show you how to manipulate and play-up these aesthetics to achieve the level of abstraction you are looking for in your artwork.
During the course you will use a wide range of materials, tools and surfaces and you will be encouraged to work in a wide variety of sizes from small intimate studies to large scale dynamic paintings.
Anita is the most generous of artists and a joy to be around and her courses combine a sharing of her deep knowledge of painting the landscape with a love of fun and an energised approach to painting.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Monoprinting landscape

Monday, 17th October 2022 until Thursday, 20th October 2022

On this course you will explore some of the wildest and ancient parts of West Cornwall, and be shown by artist Kate Walters how to absorb the visual poetry of place and respond with drawings and notes. You will develop these studies and observations into monotypes back in the studio at Newlyn School of Art with Kate, learning how to get the best from various monotype techniques. You will be shown images of work by a range of landscape artists who like to respond to wild places and landscape poetry created by indigenous peoples.
9.50 for a 10am start. Ends at 4pm every day.
This course will help partcipants to exploit the versatile and experimental possibilities of monotype using positive and negative processes (adding and subtracting) and working with line and/or areas of colour/tone. Most fundamentally you'll have one or more smooth surfaces such as sealed card or pvc on which you either paint an image - then pressing a piece of paper onto it, make a one-off print (which can be worked into afterwards) or, you'll ink up a sealed flat surface with ink using a roller, then drop a piece of paper onto it, before drawing using linear marks to create another one-off image. You will be able to combine techniques and work across all the ways of working with monotype. It is portable and we will take small pieces of sealed card with us into the landscape on our walks...
This course focusses on the exciting possibilities of monoprinting without a press to enable students to continue with what they have learnt after the course.
Kate finds great inspiration for her work in wild places where the human psyche has not imposed itself too much. She loves to visit the Northern and Western Isles of Scotland to walk, write, and draw. Her recent book 'Iona Notebooks' has sold out and a new edition, 'Shetland Notebooks', is in preparation.
This course involves a considerable amount of walking, with natural breaks to respond creatively to the beauty of the landscape through drawing and writing and as such requires a reasonable level of fitness. Bring walking boots and for those who prefer to use them you may bring walking poles and a small back pack to carry a few materials and a sketchbook provided by the art school. All art/studio materials will be provided.
Visit their event web page for more details.
Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW


www.newlynartschool.co.uk

Barbara Hepworth: Art and Life

Saturday, 26th November 2022 until Monday, 1st May 2023

Explore the life and work of one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century.
Originated by Hepworth Wakefield, the exhibition at Tate St Ives will have a special focus on Hepworth’s life in Cornwall, bringing together many of her most important works.
You'll also be able to visit the nearby Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life is organised by The Hepworth Wakefield in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, and Tate St Ives
Visit the Tate St Ives web site page for more details of this event.
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG


www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

 

 

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