We are delighted to launch our new Year-long Online Landscape Course!


A fascinating indoor, studio-based three-day course, with artist Rachael Reeves, that helps students to make work which reflects the reality of our experience of landscape in the world around us today.

Many contemporary painters work from a variety of source materials including photographs and imagery found in newspapers and magazines. Some choose to evoke everyday scenes, such as abandoned buildings or ‘normal’ landscapes – spaces that are marked by humanity and the debris of our contemporary world.

This intriguing course is designed to help students produce contemporary landscape paintings from photographs and other found source material. Under the guidance of artist Rachael Reeves, students will be encouraged to build on the photograph/s they are working from rather than simply copying them, and to bring elements of contemporary storytelling into their work. 

Rachael Reeves


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:

This course uses acrylic paints and oil paints. All materials are provided by the art school.


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 wear old clothes. Your own photographs or found images. On the first day of the course we will be working with 4 images from photographs of landscapes you are inspired by. Often people choose places which are less picturesque and more intriguing as they include traces of humanity such as an allotment, road through a barren landscape, harvested fields or a city-scape for example or anything that sparks their imagination. Early on in the course you will produce 4 quick small paintings on different coloured grounds ranging from cool/cold to warm/hot. These paintings will hopefully inform a larger painting that you will spend more time over. Please bring with you a variety of photographs preferably printed or if not as digital images. 


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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