About Us

Originally opening its doors for the first time in September 2011, Newlyn School of Art is a dynamic and innovative art school situated in the heart of the famous artistic colony of Newlyn in Cornwall a few hundred yards from where the Forbes School of Painting was run by Stanhope Forbes, the 'Father' of the Newlyn School of Painters, between 1899 and 1938.

The School provides a wide range of high quality and exciting short art courses in disciplines such as landscape, portraiture and figure; all taught by over thirty of the most well known artists working in Cornwall today.

We provide three different longer part-time courses held over six weekends across a 12 month period. The Defining Practice course, Studio Practice course and Mentoring course. 

Don’t miss our weekly Evening Life Drawing classes on Wednesdays.

We have gained a great deal of national press including articles in the Guardian, Telegraph, Spectator and Economist among others much of which can be found on our Press Page of the website.


Founder and Director

Henry Garfit

Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736365557.
Company Number: 7621257. Registered in Cardiff in 2011.