Abstract Landscape


This lively new four day course is taught by artist Anita Reynolds. The aim of the course is to move away from a representational way of interpreting the landscape towards a looser approach. The course is divided between working outside in the stunning coastal and moorland landscape of Cornwall to gather information, and developing sketches and ideas back in the studio.

Abstract works still need to follow basic principles of composition, colour, tone and form; Anita will show you how to manipulate and play-up these aesthetics to achieve the level of abstraction you are looking for in your artwork.

During the course you will use a wide range of materials, tools and surfaces and you will be encouraged to work in a wide variety of sizes from small intimate studies to large scale dynamic paintings.

Anita is the most generous of artists and a joy to be around and her courses combine a sharing of her deep knowledge of painting the landscape with a love of fun and an energised approach to painting.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this course as there will be some coastal path walking and walking over uneven surfaces to get to a few of the venues.

Anita also teaches on our Landscape for Beginners three day course, One Week Landscape course and Tresco Painting Holidays.


Please meet at 9.50am for a 10am start at Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall, TR18 5AW.

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

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.

All paints, boards, brushes and other materials are provided by the school. Please wear old clothes. Bring warm waterproofs in case of bad weather. Please bring sturdy shoes such as walking boots or trainers. Please bring something light to sit on while outside such as a small cushion, sit mat or rolled up fleece.

Please bring a packed lunch.

£425.00 payable in full at the time of booking. The cost of all materials is included within the course fee and are provided by the art school

From 2021 this course will be £495

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 B and B, Guesthouses, 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.

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.

20th - 23rd May 2021
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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.