We are delighted to launch our new Year-long Online Landscape Course!


This fantastic studio-based four-day course with artist Jon Doran provides all the building blocks for students to achieve a likeness of a portrait model with oil paint. 

Suitable for beginners through to more experienced students, this course is taught mostly on a one-to-one basis, with Jon tailoring his tuition to each individual student and their level of previous experience. Two portrait models will be used at all times.

Over the four days, participants will learn how to accurately draw and analyse the shapes of the face, interpret light and shadow, create a full palette and assess tonal, colour temperature and edge relationships. The course culminates in the students creating an alla-prima (wet-on-wet) portrait study.

This intensive course is perfect for those who are interested in learning key skills in contemporary realism portraiture.  

Jon Doran


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

Where to meet:

Please arrive at the Newlyn School of Art at 9.50 for a 10am start. This course ends at 4pm.

Materials used on this course:

All oil paints, boards, easels and other materials are provided by the school. 


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 (16 & 17yr olds must be accompanied by an adult, who is a paying participant).

What to bring:

Please wear old clothes that you are happy to get paint on.


Please bring a packed lunch.


If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our page for Accommodation in West Cornwall.

Additional info:

Once you have booked your place you will receive an email confirmation. Please contact us via our Contact Us page, if you need further support. 

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