Gouache Painting Course with Maggie O'Brien Cornwall learn to paint


Our one day Gouache course provides a wonderful 'taster' of this exciting medium.

Many well known artists from J M W Turner through to Patrick Heron, Howard Hodgkin, Roger Hilton and, more recently, Anish Kapoor have used gouache as a painting medium.

Maggie O'Brien is the most generous and encouraging of artist teachers; sharing the tricks of her trade and helping students to brave trying methods and techniques which are new to them.

All materials provided by the school.

Maggie O'Brien also teaches our one day Gouache Painting Course and is a Tutor on the One Year Mentoring Course at Newlyn School of Art.


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

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; all paints and other materials are provided by the school. Please bring waterproofs incase of bad weather. Sturdy shoes such as trainers or walking boots.

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.

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Great day; learnt so much. Will definitely come here again!

J. W., 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.