Expressive Landscape painting course Luke Knight Cornwall


The Expressive Landscape is a fantastic three-day course enabling participants to explore dynamic approaches to landscape painting. The tutor will share methods to use a variety of different types of paint each with different properties which can be layered, sanded, scraped, and rubbed to create marks and textures that support each other to create the painted surface. You will explore how these elements can be combined and contrasted to create a balanced/dynamic landscape composition and enlivened painting surface. 

Each partcipant will initially create a number of small, painted studies, generating many paintings with which they can experiment with different mark making and layering approaches with a view to working up to some larger paintings. 

Some of the techniques explored will include quick paint sketches with loose marks, building and adding layers once initial marks are dry, composition, scratching and sanding back paint, building a range of marks and textures to add texture and contrast to the painting, washing out wet paint and repainting, masking off areas to create sharp contrasts of edges and lines, complimentary colour pairings, colour and tonal range among other painting techinques and processes.

An exciting three day immersion into learning how to push the boundaries of paint to create energised, painterly and expressive depictions of landscape.

Luke Knight

Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW and various coastal sites around West Cornwall

Please meet at 9.50am for a 10am start at Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall, TR18 5AW.

Transport to the various locations in West Cornwall visited 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, boards, brushes and other materials are provided by the school. Please wear old clothes that you are happy to get paint on. Bring warm waterproofs in case of bad weather. Sturdy shoes like trainers or walking boots.

Please bring a packed lunch.

£425.00 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.

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'Thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel I have learned a lot to take my work forward. Individual advice was always on hand, well judged and helpful. Will definitely come again!'

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.