This exciting three day course takes place at dramatic coastal sites around West Cornwall where artist Kit Johns will help participants to explore a wide variety of different painting approaches. This course will encourage an experimental approach to using painting and drawing materials, often resulting in new exciting and unexpected results.

Kit will share his deep knowledge of depicting the sea from Cornwall's coastline and he will demonstrate the different tools, brushes, paints, sprays and inks he uses in his work. Participants will paint on a variety of surfaces including various papers and Kit’s trademark vintage maps. 

A fantastic hands-on course enabling participants to paint under the guidance of one of Cornwall's most exciting young artists.

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.


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Kit Johns

Newlyn School of Art and various coastal sites around West Cornwall

Acrylic paint and other water-based paints, sprays and inks among various mixed media and drawing materials.

Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Penzance, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW.

All levels of experience. Beginners welcome. 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 materials are provided by the art school. Please bring old clothes to paint in. Please bring waterproofs and warm clothes in case of bad weather. Sturdy shoes such as trainers or walking boots for some walking on coast paths. Bring a hat as it does sometimes get really sunny and something to sit on (eg a rolled up fleece).

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 Guesthourses, B and B, 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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20th - 22nd May 2022
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Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736365557.
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