Luke Frost is well known for his exciting use of colour and comes from a line of celebrated colourists including his grandfather Sir Terry Frost and his father Anthony. This hands-on course explores how to mix and combine found colours with paint.

The course starts with a session down at Newlyn Harbour where Luke helps students explore the process of making studies from the colours and forms found among the surrounding fishing boats, empty crates, nets, and sea and harbour walls. 

Returning to the school, participants are given a series of exercises in combining and contrasting colours, all the while being encouraged to observe how colours are informed by the surface on which they are painted and how colours affect one another when placed together. 

This is a fascinating, vibrant course for anyone interested in exploring colour. 

Luke Frost


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 offers the use of water-based acrylics, pencils, pens, charcoal and chalks. With many books, brushes and utensils at your disposal to aid your exploration of colour. 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, who is a paying participant).

What to bring:

Please bring old clothes to paint in. This is a studio based course, apart from the initial visit to Newlyn Harbour at the beginning of the first day. Outdoor clothing would be advisable for this session.


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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