This fast-paced three-day course is an exciting immersion into the possibilities of combining a wide variety of painting and drawing media with a bold approach to depicting the human form.

Contemporary artist Rob Unett is a dynamic tutor, encouraging participants to explore and create a personal visual language in mark-making, before beginning to creatively respond to the human form through a series of short and sustained, clothed and nude poses. Experimentation is encouraged, with students working across many different types of papers and sketchbooks to capture thoughts, marks and observations.

Traditional techniques will be challenged by modern approaches to discover new colours, textures, shapes, light and aesthetics. We will build a body of work that, during a period of group reflection, will open up new areas of opportunity and wonder in our practice.

Rob Unett


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

Where to meet:

Please arrive at the Newlyn School of Art at 9.50 for a 10am start. This course ends at 4pm.

Materials used on this course:

A wide range of water based paints and drawing materials. All materials are supplied by Newlyn School of Art.


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 (16 & 17yr olds must be accompanied by an adult, who is a paying participant).

What to bring:

Please bring old clothes to paint in.


Please bring a packed lunch.


If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our page for Accommodation in West Cornwall.

Additional info:

Once you have booked your place you will receive an email confirmation. Please contact us via our Contact Us page, if you need further support. 

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