Experimental Painting Course with Jesse Leroy Smith Cornwall


This extremely useful two day course gives artists of all levels the opportunity to explore new painting materials and methods with which they might transform their painting practice. Through a mixture of one to one tuition and demonstrations Tutor Sam Bassett will help students to push the boundaries of their practice.

The course will enable students to try out all sorts of techniques which they might not have previously combined with their work. Collage, oil based resist, ink and marble dust washes, pen and ink, intaglio mark making, word association, carborundum and dry pigment and many more exciting elements which will hugely increase the armoury of techniques used in students’ future painting practice.

All drawing materials, supports and paint will be supplied by the art school.


Sam Bassett is also one of the tutors on our Life Drawing Evening Classes on Wednesdays 7pm till 9pm and he is a Tutor on our new One Year Mentoring Course.


Sam Bassett

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

Please meet at Newlyn School of Art at 9.50am for a 10am start.

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.

A3 Sketchbook, a range of pencils. Please wear old clothes.

Please bring a packed lunch.

£160.00 including materials - fee payable in full at the time of booking.

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

Once you have booked your place, you will be emailed with confirmation of your order. You will not receive anything in the post. If you find you have not received a confirmation for any reason please have a look in your email spam folder and feel free to call us if you are unable to locate our email confirmation and we will be very happy to resend any information.


23rd - 24th Jul 2015
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'Thank you for the brilliant workshop this last weekend. I found it so stimulating and am hoping that it will take me in a new direction with my painting. I learnt so much, the atmosphere was incredibly friendly and supportive – and I very much hope to return to do another course.'

Anne, Devon

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