Cornish Landscapes outdoor painting course cornwall


This inspiring four day landscape painting course takes students to paint in a number of dramatic coastal locations which are off the beaten track and intensely beautiful. The course will take in some of West Cornwall's most special places such as the coast path near to Lamorna Cove, Penberth Cove and the cliffs above Cape Cornwall among other spots. 

Maggie will help students to create highly individual, atmospheric works which express the essence of Cornwall. The course enables students to try their hand at painting with oil making studies with the supportive presence of Maggie always on hand encouraging students to try new things and find their own favoured techniques. For some painting with oil will be a new experience and with lots of help from Maggie past students have found that it's become quite addictive! This work may be figurative or abstract or occupy the exciting ground between the two. Teaching will be tailored to individual need and include one to one tuition and group demonstrations using a variety of tools such as brushes, knives, sticks, hands, rags etc and a variety of paints and drawing materials and techniques.

A fantastic opportunity to spend four days out in the amazing coastline around West Cornwall with one of the most experienced artists working here today.

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


Maggie also teaches on our Tresco Painting Holidays.

You can find our Coronavirus Risk Free Booking policy on the Home Page

Maggie O’Brien

Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW and various coastal locations in West Cornwall.

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.

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

Transport to the various locations visited in West Cornwall 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 and other materials are provided by the school. Please bring sturdy walking books or trainers as you will need to do up to two miles of coast path walking per day with plenty of breaks along the way. Bring waterproofs in case of bad weather. Please wear old clothes that you are happy to get paint on. 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.

£525.00 including materials - fee payable in full at the time of booking.

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.

21st - 24th Aug 2022
  • 21st - 24th Aug 2022
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The course provided so much more than I hoped for and it was both most enjoyable and very well organised. I loved the process of working with others, getting out and about to some lovely sites and being shown different techniques to try and learn about the basic principles of oil painting.

Veronica, Scottish Borders
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.