Painting Holidays in Cornwall

Published January 25th, 2022 Painting Holidays in Cornwall Published in: General

Cornwall is first and foremost known for its incredible natural beauty, boasting the best mother nature has to offer. The incredible coastal scenery, countryside, ever changing weather, as well as its variable quality light has engaged artists for years.

For many people there is nothing more relaxing than taking a paintbrush in hand and creating a picture. Painting can be extremely therapeutic, as well as fun and of course creative.

Producing your own masterpiece could be the perfect way to relax and wind down.

If you are an absolute beginner and have never picked up a paintbrush in your life don’t worry; there are lots of courses run by professional teachers, many who are practicing artists here in Cornwall, that will allow you to take that first step. Or perhaps you are looking to brush up on your skills, learn a new technique or try a new art form. There are courses to suit all interests and abilities.

Lessons are something that can be done individually, or with family or friends. A fun activity where you spend time together whilst learning a new skill that you can build on.

Classes tend to be small so that students receive sufficient attention to develop their skills.

You are certain to have an enjoyable and stimulating experience and will get to see some of the most interesting and beautiful locations here in Cornwall.

Perhaps this holiday you will reach for a drawing boards instead of a surf board and try your hand at something new.

Choose from a range of courses including life drawing, self-portrait, still life watercolours and many more. Classes also vary in duration from an hour session, daily lessons through to week long courses.

If you feel you are ready to take the next step to finding your inner creativity, please check out these amazing painting schools.

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School of Painting, St Ives

Set in historic studios that look over the Atlantic Ocean, it’s the perfect spot to draw inspiration.

Cornwall Painting Holidays

You will not be indoors but outside where you can experience the landscape and enjoy the beauty and scenery of Cornwall.

Penwith Painting Holidays

Located close to the coastal path, you have access to incredible natural beauty in this exposed landscape. Most of the time you will be painting outside making the most of your incredible surroundings.

Alan Kingwell

Alan offers a choice of art courses for small groups. You can opt for one on one tuition, a three or four day course or a one day workshop, they are held in his studio. Classes are for all abilities and attendees will be taken stage by stage through a painting, and shown various techniques.

Art at the Beach, Newquay

Fun and informative art classes that take place on the beautiful beach at Mawgan Porth, a truly inspriring location. Lessons are for all abilities and take place throughout the week. Also, offering lessons for individuals and small groups.

Learn how to sketch, about perspective and how to paint during lessons.

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Workshops are open to all levels of experience. In most instances booking is essential so make sure to book your place to avoid missing out.

After completing your course make sure to take time to visit the many wonderful galleries here including, Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange, Penlee House, Stoneman Gallery, Tate St Ives, Barbra Hemsworth Museum and many more.