We are delighted to launch our new Year-long Online Landscape Course!


The Expressive Landscape, taught by artist Luke Knight, is an inspiring three-day course encouraging participants to push the boundaries of paint to create energised, painterly and expressive depictions of landscapes.

Under the guidance of artist Luke Knight, some of the techniques employed will include creating quick paint sketches before adding layer upon layer of paint, which may then be sanded, scraped, and rubbed back to create a textured surface. Elements of tone, complimentary colour pairings and contrast of edges and lines will be explored among other painting techniques and processes.  These elements and techniques combined can create balanced yet dynamic landscape compositions and enlivened painting surfaces. 

This course encourages a playful and energetic conversation with a place, emotive response and creative expression. 

Luke Knight


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:

This course offers the use of mixed materials, including oil paints, water-based acrylics, pencils, pens, charcoal and chalk. 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. 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. A water bottle and a travel mug are always a good idea for out on location.


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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