National Trust Art Courses in Painting Cornwall


We are delighted that after a very succesful first year in 2017 of working in partnership with the National Trust we will be rolling out a series of new three day landscape painting courses run in association with the Trust at their sites around the coastline of far West Cornwall for 2018. Many of these special sites will not be familiar to the public as this is the first time the National Trust has publicised the work they have been doing in these, very remote, often cliff-top farmland locations. Each three day course will be taught by a single tutor from Newlyn School of Art and every day will take place at a different venue of the many stunning locations managed by the National Trust in West Cornwall. There will be a brief introduction from the Trust Ranger for each venue to tell students about the work the Trust has done there. 

May 30th-June 1st with Imogen Bone using acrylics and mixed media

July 2nd-4th with Paul Lewin using watercolour and various drawing materials

September 12th-14th Amanda Hoskin using watercolour and various drawing materials

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


Various artists

Out on the coastline near Land's End.

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. Bring warm waterproofs in case of bad weather. Please bring sturdy shoes such as trainers or walking boots.

Please bring a packed lunch.


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.

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I had such a wonderful time on Sunday. The National Trust Warden was immensely knowledgeable and helpful, and Imogen was the perfect tutor...relaxed, supportive... and she gave great demonstrations.

Jill E, Cornwall
Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736365557.
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