Tresco Painting Holiday

Tresco Painting Holiday Isles of Scilly

For 2019, we are offering four painting holidays on Tresco Island, the Scillies in association with Tresco Estate, hosted by artists who know the islands intimately and have exhibited their work there many times. Respected coastal painter Paul Lewin will be running the first course in May, followed by one date in June, one with  Amanda Hoskin.  There are a further two dates in September with artists Maggie O’Brien and Imogen Bone who is teaching are last date on Tresco for 2019.

Paul Lewin teaches our first 2019 date in May; arriving for an evening meal on 8 May with the painting course on 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th May and departing on the morning of 13th May, 2019.  This course uses watercolour.  FULLY BOOKED

Artist Amanda Hoskin tutors our late June painting holiday; arriving for an evening meal on 26 June with the painting course on 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th and departing on the morning of 1st July, 2019.  This course uses watercolour.  FULLY BOOKED

Maggie O'Brien also teaches on our early September holiday; arriving for an evening meal on 9 September with the painting course on 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th and departing on the morning of 14th September, 2019.  This course uses acrylics and other mixed media.  FULLY BOOKED

Imogen Bone teaches the last of our 2019 courses which takes place in late September; arriving for an evening meal on 23rd September with the painting course on 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th September and departing on the morning of 28th September, 2019.  This course uses acrylics and other mixed media. FULLY BOOKED

The painting holidays are run over four days and included in the 2019 price of £1,155 per person are four days of painting tuition, five nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast at the New Inn, plus all boat and road connections on the islands and unlimited access to the Flying Boat Spa and famous Abbey Gardens. Painting materials included. We have a maximum of ten people per course which enables every participant to have plenty of one to one time with the experienced artist tutor. Please be aware that you will need to book your own travel to the islands.

For those travelling without partners there is an additional 'single supplement' fee of £130 per person. Additional non-particpant guests staying in the same room as a participant will be charged for the holiday less the painting course fee and therefore the total for non-participants is £720 which includes all of the above listed benefits excluding the painting course itself.

All painting materials, different types of paper and brushes are provided by the art school for the water based mixed media we teach with. These courses offer a broader and free approach to landscape painting with waterbased paints used alongside other mixed media. All levels of previous experience welcome but a little experience with painting outdoors would be helpful. If you would like to discuss the painting materials we supply please ring or email the art school using the below details. 

Due to the nature of the terrain on the island this holiday course is not suitable for anyone who is unable to walk for at least a mile, often over uneven surfaces.  Attendees are also required to get on and off small boats and climb steep granite quayside steps.  It is also important to be agile enough to be happily seated on the ground at times.

To find out more about the Newlyn School of Art courses on Tresco or to enquire about booking please ring the art school on 01736 365557 or via email on info (at)

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Amanda Hoskin is a truly inspirational tutor - immensely generous with advice and one to one guidance. I learnt a massive amount, packed into four memorable days in a stunning setting.

Anita, Cheshire
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