The majority of all contemporary painters work from a variety of source material including photographs and everyday imagery found in newspapers and magazines and advertising among other recorded or found elements. This exciting new course is designed to help the student produce contemporary landscape paintings from photographs and other source material. The photographs will either be taken by the student or they might be found images chosen by the student. The emphasis of the course is to focus on editing, colour balance, tone and composition. The students will be encouraged to work with the photograph rather than simply copying it in order to maximize the students vision and ideas.

There will be opportunities during the course to see examples of works by a number of contemporary artists who take landscape as their subject matter.

We will be working on pre cut boards with acrylics and then oils.

Much of contemporary landscape painting is not concentrated on the picturesque such as George Shaw, Willam Sasnal, Luc Tuymans, Peter Doig; these artists often choose to evoke scenes of the everyday such as disused and abandoned buildings or modern communication systems that record arbitrary details and ‘normal’ landscapes, spaces that are touched by humanity and the debris of our contemporary world.

A fascinating course helping students to make work which reflects the reality of our experience of landscape in the world around us today.

Colour photographs in the image gallery courtesy of Michael Frantzis

Paintings in the image gallery by Rachael Reeves and Kitty Stirling.


Rachael Reeves

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

Please meet at Newlyn School of Art at 9.50am for a 10am start.

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.

Please wear old clothes. Your own photographs or found images.

Please bring a packed lunch.

£295.00 including materials - fee payable in full at the time of booking.

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Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

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