National Trust Art Courses in Painting Cornwall


We are delighted to be launching the first of our new National Trust Painting Days in partnership with the Trust celebrating a number of their sites around the coastline of far West Cornwall.

The first workshop we will be running will be held at a National Trust farm near to Land’s End where a rare and beautiful wild flower has been encouraged to grow in great numbers. Purple Vipers’ Bugloss (Echium Plantagineum is its Latin name) is part of the Borage family and is native to Southern and Western Europe, North Africa, the Azores, the Canaries, the Cape Verde Islands and the Caucasus. It has occasionally been recorded at the very northern edge of its range in the Channel Islands, on the Scillies and, very rarely, in Cornwall.

This one day workshop is open to all levels of experience and will be tutored by talented local artist Imogen Bone who is one of the most highly regarded coastal painters working in Cornwall today. Imogen is a fantastic teacher and a very encouraging and inspiring person to learn from.

The course will take place at the farm where Imogen will take participants through various water-based painting techniques using both acrylic paint and some additional mixed media drawing materials. The one day workshop will see Imogen share her skills and experience as a coastal landscape painter helping students to consider composition, colour, tone and use of line. All materials are included in the course price.

The course will take place on two different dates of July 2nd and July 9th, 2017. To sign up for either of these dates please book online by clicking on the above drop down list of dates, selecting how many ‘art course’ places you require for that date and clicking ‘Buy now’.


Please meet outside the Land's End Airport building at 9.30am. We have arranged with the airport to have spaces at the entrance on the day and we will share cars down to the coastpath from here. The airport itself and main car parks will be closed but there are ten spaces or us at the building entrance. Sincere thanks to Land's End Airport Management.

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.

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.

If you would like to hear about other art courses we will be running at National Trust venues on the dramatic coastline of West Cornwall please leave your email address by clicking the "Keep me informed" button below.

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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

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