Abstract Landscape Painting Course outdoor with Gareth Edwards Cornwall


This two day Abstract Landscape painting course with artist Gareth Edwards explores the rock pools, cliffs, woods, shoreline and harbour of Lamorna Valley and Cove in West Cornwall. Made famous by the Lamorna Group of artists before and after the First World War; the valley is, by contrast, the most surprisingly diverse setting to forage for source material for abstract paintings. Artist tutor Gareth Edwards has worked in the valley for over a decade and will encourage students to see that the picturesque location offers a wealth of more abstract possibilities in the shoreline, quarry debris, trees and cliff faces of this enchanting corner of Cornish coastline.

The course tackles abstract language and strategies and skills to effect a personal, expressive and convincing approach to making stunning paintings that although inspired by aspects of lamorna's geography can exist as works in their own right independent of figurative references.

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

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course.

Gareth Edwards also teaches our Colour and Abstraction two day course and is a tutor on our One Year Mentoring Course.



Please meet at Newlyn School of Art at 9.50am for a 10am start each day. The course ends at 4pm each day.

Transport to the various locations in West Cornwall visited during the course is provided.


All levels of experience. Beginners welcome. 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.

Please bring old clothes to paint in. Please bring waterproofs and warm clothes in case of bad weather. Sturdy shoes such as trainers or walking boots for some walking on coast paths. Bring a hat as it does sometimes get really sunny.

Please bring a packed lunch

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

If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our page for Accommodation in West Cornwall - Newlyn, St Ives, Penzance, Marazion, Mousehole Guesthouses, B and B, Hotels, Cottages and Hostels

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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"I attended your Abstract Landscape course in July and one of the paintings I did (with your help) was accepted for the RBSA (Royal Birmingham Society of Arts) Open Exhibition. I called it ‘Cornish Seascape’. I wanted to say thank you for your excellent tuition and help".

Anne-Marie, Birmingham
Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736365557.
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