Turner Prize Draw Competition

Prize Draw for J M W Turner Course


In partnership with the National Gallery, Cass Art and Turner Contemporary; Newlyn School of Art is launching a fantastic prize draw for one lucky winner to receive the following prize of a place on our five day Turner course, six nights of accommodation at two of the best hotels in Cornwall and attendance at a talk and dinner hosted by one of the world authorities on J M W Turner.

The Prize

One place on the five-day Turner course on 10th-14th July, 2017 - worth £550.

3 nights B&B at Artist Residence Hotel, Penzance on 9th, 10th and 11th July - worth £585 (accommodating up to two people).

3 nights B&B at Chapel House Hotel, Penzance on 12, 13 and 14th July - worth £525 (accommodating up to two people). 

Two places at the public talk on Turner at Newlyn School of Art and the subsequent dinner and talk at Chapel House Hotel on 13th July - worth £65.

The Course

A five day painting course responding to the work of J M W Turner from 10th-14th July run by Newlyn School of Art on the dramatic West Cornwall coastline, led by three respected landscape artists with demonstrations and lots of hands-on exercises. The course venues will include the places Turner painted in West Cornwall such as the cliffs near Land’s End and the foreshore in front of St Michael’s Mount among other places. All materials are included. The prize includes a public evening talk at Newlyn School of Art on Turner’s painting processes, by expert Professor Sam Smiles, and drinks and dinner at Chapel House (previously home to the Captain of the ship made famous in the Turner painting ‘The Fighting Temeraire’) followed by a short talk by Professor Sam Smiles on Turner’s Oil painting ‘The Fighting Temeraire’ from the collection of the National Gallery.

Professor Sam Smiles wrote the Tate Gallery Guide to Turner, the ‘Late Turner’ book and the Turner in the South West catalogue for the show at Tate St Ives.

During the 5 day course Hannah Woodman will be exploring Turner's life work and his influence on countless artists since the 1800's. She will help students try their hand at exploring how Turner used drawing materials and watercolour sketches in his work.

Paul Lewin is a highly respected coastal landscape painter and will be taking the group for two days exploring Turner's ground-breaking use of watercolour. 

Artist Gareth Edwards will be taking the last two days of the course sharing his knowledge of oil painting methods and materials with lively sessions enabling students to learn how Turner used oils in a way that had not been seen before his time.

This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the work of J M W Turner with three of the most experienced landscape painters working in Cornwall today.

The full details for the five day Turner course (there are just few places left on the July Date currently) can be found HERE

To enter the competition simply fill in the form above.


Terms and conditions

No Cash alternative.

Dates for prize to be taken 10-15th July 2017. The prize is not transferable and therefore must be used by the person drawn as the winner.

The winner agrees to abide by the general terms and conditions of the art school.

The full partners for this prize draw are Newlyn School of Art, the National Gallery, Cass Art, Turner Contemporary, Artist Residence Hotel and Chapel House Hotel.

Image use by kind permission of the National Gallery, London. Header for this page is a detail of:

Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Fighting Temeraire, © The National Gallery, London, Turner Bequest, 1856


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