This inspiring four-day landscape painting course taught by artist Maggie O'Brien takes students to paint in some of West Cornwall’s most dramatic and beautiful coastal locations.

Highly respected artist Maggie O’Brien is a generous and engaging tutor, helping participants create highly individual, atmospheric works in oils which express the essence of Cornwall. Maggie is always on hand encouraging students to try new things and find their own favoured techniques. Studies may be figurative or abstract or occupy the exciting ground between the two. 

Teaching is tailored to individual needs and includes one-to-one tuition and group demonstrations using a variety of tools such as brushes, knives, sticks, hands or rags and a variety of paints and techniques.

Maggie O’Brien


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:

On this course Maggie will be helping students to use oil paint in a free and raw way. Largely this is an oil course with the use of some drawing materials. All materials are provided by the 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).

What to bring:

Please bring old clothes to paint in. Sturdy shoes such as walking boots or trainers, 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.


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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