Exploring abstraction painting course cornwall


An exciting and intensive practical three day course exploring a wide range of materials and techniques for abstract painting. The teaching will include looking at the work of 20th century masters and leading contemporary abstract painters to analyse their techniques and strategies. Focusing on the combination of oil paint and inks and water based spray paint among a range of other materials.

The course will be very hands on; students will explore the process of abstract spatial mark making, experimenting with unconventional methods to create work of vibrant intensity. The course will give students an insight into new methods and techniques to discover and implement their own personal language.



Simon Williams

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

An array of materials including oil paint, inks and non toxic water based spray paint among other materials.

Newlyn School of Art

All levels of experience. Beginners welcome. 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 that you do not mind getting paint on etc.

This course welcomes all levels of experience but if you would like to bring some examples of your own work to discuss you are more than welcome.

If you do decide to bring examples of your work please only bring photographs on your phone as we would not be able to take responsibility for any lost or damaged art.

Please bring a packed lunch

If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our page for Accommodation in West Cornwall.

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.

30th Nov - 2nd Dec 2022
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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.