Experimental Drawing Course with Sam Bassett Cornwall


A playful, fun and exciting course which aims to free up your drawing process; focusing on experimental mark making. Students will use a broad range of traditional and non-traditional techniques and materials. You will be encouraged to create spontaneous work through employing a wide range of practical and fun experimental exercises. Throughout the course there will be the opportunity to discuss ideas and interpret the practice of automatic drawing and painting through deconstruction combined with more considered drawing exercises. Course includes drawing with a huge range of materials from pencils, oil sticks, exercises on large paper with brushes on yard sticks to painting with industrial materials and immediate monoprinting with the etching press. Please bring old clothes.

All materials provided by the school.

Sam Bassett is also one of the Tutors on the Wednesday evening Life Drawing Classes and is a Tutor on our One Year Mentoring Course.


Please meet at 9.50am for a 10am start at

Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW

All skill levels, from beginners to those with more experience. If you have any specific access or support requirements please give us a call at the time of booking to discuss your needs.

We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

All materials supplied by Newlyn School of Art. Please bring a set of old clothes to work in as some of the materials used include inks and some paint.

Please bring a packed lunch.


If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our Accommodation in West Cornwall - Newlyn, St Ives, Penzance, Marazion etc page

You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport where applicable. Although we do list local providers of accommodation on our Website to try to assist you in finding accommodation, you are responsible for contracting directly with the accommodation provider and when doing so (and when booking transport) you should make arrangements for cancellation whether that is as the result of a cancellation of a Course by us or by you and you should consider appropriate insurance.

Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

Once you have booked your place, you will be emailed with email confirmation of your order and an e-ticket. You will not receive anything in the post.

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‘I came away buzzing with the excitement of the day. Preconceived ideas of drawing were replaced by a fresh outlook on mark making. A truly inspirational teacher, the relaxed, friendly, atmosphere and the auspicious venue, provided the perfect platform for a wonderful voyage of artistic discovery....’

Veryan, Cornwall

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Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736 365557.
Email: info@newlynartschool.co.uk Company Number: 7621257. Registered in Cardiff in 2011.