THE FEMININE IN ART PAINTING Course with Kate Walters Cornwall


This fascinating three day course encourages students to work creatively with the Feminine, the Sacred, the Animal and the Dream. Kate will guide students on a journey to discover participants’ own inner responses to the feminine, the sacred, the animal and the dream. Using techniques to encourage the retrieval of subtle inner impulses, you will explore the subtle matrix of life, which will include refining your feelings about the natural world.

Drawing onto a range of different surfaces gives drawn and painted marks a beautiful quality which can be exploited and developed through employing layers of ink, watercolour, gum Arabic, charcoal and pencil.

Working with traditional supports and gesso on paper makes a more forgiving surface to work on allowing inks or paints to be rubbed back giving the drawings much more scope for flexibility. This addition and subtraction gives a useful freedom to working because what you take out is often as important as what you leave in and leaves opportunities for layering a history of marks.

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

Kate Walters also teaches on our Wednesday evening Life Drawing Classes and is a Tutor on the One Year Mentoring Course at Newlyn School of Art.



Please meet at Newlyn School of Art at 9.50am for a 10am start.

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 and over.

Please wear old clothes.

Please bring a packed lunch.

£285.00 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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"The course was inspiring and magical. As was our tutor, Kate Walters. I learnt unusual and wonderful techniques with watercolour, which allowed me to shake off my constraints and to bring a kind of artistic freedom home with me"

Maddy, Spain
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