ABSTRACTING THE WILD COAST

This exciting three-day landscape course focuses on an abstract and gestural response to the drama and movement to be found in coastal landscapes. 

Tutor Sam Boughton will help students to explore use of colour, tonal contrast, gestural and dynamic mark-making, working with wet and dry materials and building up a series of related works of different scales.

Much of the course will take place in the dramatic landscape of west Cornwall where students will learn how to make studies which will inform the creation of paintings in the studio made with a wide variety of contrasting layered materials such as inks, paints, pastels and coloured papers.

A fantastic immersion into responding to the energy, colour and dynamic compositions found in coastal locations around west Cornwall.

Tutor:
Sam Boughton

Location:

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.

During the course, minibus transport is provided to visit various locations in West Cornwall.

Materials used on this course:

A wide range of wet and dry waterbased materials such as inks, paints, chalks, coloured paper and drawing materials.

Level:

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.

Age:

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:

All materials are provided by the school. Please bring old clothes to paint in. Sturdy shoes such as walking boots or trainers for some walking on coast paths, a hat in case of particularly good weather, warm and waterproof clothes. Bringing something light to sit on while outside such as a small cushion, sit mat or rolled-up fleece is a good idea.

Lunch:

Please bring a packed lunch.

Accommodation:

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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