Oil Painting Course with Neil Pinkett Cornwall learn to paint


The Oil with a Palette Knife painting course taught by West Cornwall based artist Neil Pinkett gives students an intensive two day instruction and demonstration on using the palette knife with oil paint under expert tuition from renowned artist Neil Pinkett. Through a number of demonstrations from Neil who is a well known exponent of the knife technique everyone attending the class will have the opportunity to understand and try their hand at many of the building blocks the artist uses in the making of a painting. Weather permitting there will be a demonstration outside in the working fishing harbour of Newlyn with much of this course spent in the beautiful period school building in Newlyn working on still lives in both demonstration and group tuition format.

This exciting two day course is suitable for all levels of experience and involves a substantial demonstration on each day by Neil who is a leading exponant of the knife technique.

All drawing materials, supports and paint will be supplied by the art school.

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

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 a packed lunch.

£170.00 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.

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Neil was extremely willing to share his skills and experience with the students and he makes it fun too. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in oil painting and who wishes to develop their knowledge and skill. It is undoubtedly one of the best courses I have been on.

David, Somerset
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.