We are delighted to launch this new groundbreaking pre-recorded Year-long Online Landscape Course through which 16 different respected artists have been filmed giving instruction with practical demonstrations, 84 in-depth exercises for participants to complete over the year, 12 filmed studio visits, interviews and lots of professional development. 

The course is delivered over six pre-recorded online sessions to your home lasting 12 months enabling participants to energise, enrich, and propel their landscape painting practice to reach new heights. The course can be started at any time of the year as it is entirely pre-recorded content done at your own pace so that you can take your time to really absorb the wealth of advice, practical exercises, demonstrations and professional development. We advise spending around 8 weeks working your way through each of the six sessions before moving onto the next. You have unlimited access to the course for 18 months. 

The course is fully pre-recorded and does not come with feedback on your work and this is a conscious decision on the part of the art school to keep the price of the course affordable for many more people. We have a structure to our courses and fees whereby for the more economical online courses, although they are jam packed with information (and we aim to really over-deliver on the level of content we provide), they do not contain feedback. Whereas in-person short courses and Year-long in-person courses are a little more expensive but come with opportunities to have one-to-one time with the tutors and a group you are attending with whilst you are here in the building. This Year-long Online Landscape Course enables participants to enjoy and experience the course at their own pace over up to 18 months of access. There is a very large amount of advice, exercises and professional development in the course and so it is great value for the fee.

The course took over two years of planning and six months of filming to create under the watchful eye of Lead Tutor, artist Anita Reynolds who devised the structure of the course and Directed and Produced the filming. The full list of artists contributing to the course include: Anita Reynolds, Paul Lewin, Anthony Garratt, Debbie Mackinnon and Mike Staniford from Australia, Dan Pyne, Imogen Bone, Sam Boughton, Jon Doran, Maggie O'Brien, Faye Dobinson, Mike Thorpe, Terry Gibson, Jesse Leroy Smith, Luke Knight and Rachael Reeves.

Some people may choose to go out into their surrounding landscape to do the exercises but if not then the 44 films of landscapes in Devon and Cornwall, complete with the sights and sounds of the sea, will be a fantastic resource to work with from the comfort of your own home. 

The exercises are demonstrated wonderfully by each artist with lots of hints and tips and then the directions for what you can do are written on the screen for you in the text which you can pause to take in the advice. It is a jam-packed course with an enormous amount of exercises, advice, instruction and professional development created for the course by many of the UK's leading landscape painters.

The course has been designed to enable those participating to have everything they need to build a body of work over the year through the instruction delivered by the artist tutors to your home over the pre-recorded sessions. 

Session 1 - Drawn to the Landscape
Anita takes you through a number of drawing and mark-making exercises, filmed on location or in the studio. We introduce a range of materials, tools and methods of working that will help you expand your visual vocabulary. The aim of this Session is to start to understand what it is about the landscape that really interests you, and how this can be translated into your artworks.

Session 2 - Surface and Materials
With the focus of developing some of those drawings from Session 1, with the idea to develop these into more permanent paintings or drawings. The aim is to take you on to the next stage, preparing your surface and using colour and a wider range of materials. Anita is joined by Dan Pyne, who explores your initial contact with your surface and demonstrates producing your own pigments and pastels and introduces you to the world of botanical inks. Later in the Session Anita joins Rachael Reeves whose work in the landscapes predominantly uses inks.

Session 3 - The Language of Colour and Paint
Colour is one of the most important subjects covered in this course, so Anita enlists the help of 6 other artists, who bring a diverse range of styles and interpretations of how they use colour and paint. We visit some stunning Cornish coastal locations and take a trip up the river Plym on Dartmoor. This Session begins with oil painter Jon Doran, breaking down the fundamentals of colour, into bitesize exercises on location and in the studio. Later, she visits Imogen Bone at her studio to discuss the dynamic method of applying paint, focusing on the sea and waterways of Cornwall. We then introduce Debbie Mackinnon and Mike Staniford, who explain their use of sketchbooks and how they use colour to capture the essence of place.

Session 4 - Mixed Media
With a focus on mixed media, collage and some printing techniques within your own practice; Anita guides you through various demonstrations and exercises, showing you how to combine these to create mixed media works. This opens up a vast range of possibilities for you and how to take your ideas and visions forward. Joining Anita this time, are Mike Thorpe and Terry Gibson, they share their Cape Cornwall Art Residency with us. Mike uses collage extensively, whilst Terry creates music in response to place, which can be described as collaging with sound. These ways of working encourage you to look differently at your work, to deconstruct and reimagine your landscapes, which enables you to make connections that may have not been previously apparent to you.

Session 5 - Interacting with Place
This film focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of place and how to interact with it. Joining Anthony Garratt on Dartmoor, he explains the importance of finding a concept for a body of work, next we stay on Dartmoor where Anita talks you through her recent landscape interactions, charting the River Plym through the National Park. We then meet Sam Boughton, as she shares her dynamic approach to using inks and mixed media on location. Later we return to Cornwall to meet Faye Dobinson, to discuss the importance of place-making and talk about her own projects. This Session aims to encourage you to research a location and think beyond the purely pictoral way of representing the landscape. You can use any of the loops from the previous Sessions here, although if you have a location in mind, that you can engage with then this is the time to do so. 

Session 6 - 1/Landscape In Motion. 2/Professional Development
Landscape In Motion - Anita takes you through a series of drawing, painting and printing exercises, using moving drone footage, in response to Anita's love of Peter Lanyon's work and his glider paintings, made in response to flying over the Cornish landscape. We revisit mark-making, colour mixing and composition as we use the moving landscape as our muse.
Professional Development - Jesse Leroy Smith delivers 4 chapters of invaluable and insightful advice for artists. Covered is his response to residencies, he asks you to consider your aspirations and passions and how to find ways of realising them. Finally, he explains how to put it all in place, to make it happen. In addition, we visit 2 landscape exhibitions, we discuss working together in group shows and making a large body of work.

Year-Long Online Landscape Tutors

Materials used on this course:


- A range of papers, including; cartridge papers, watercolour, large format and collage papers. Many of the tutors will use primed MDF board or plywood (or a cheaper alternative is mountboard or greyboard).
- A range of paints and inks, including; Indian ink, a small number of oil paints, a few pigments, acrylics and white gouache.
- Drawing materials - sketching pencils, pens, pastels, charcoal, and chalks.
- A variety of flat and round brushes, art-making tools you may have in your current supplies.

At times the course will focus on producing media, at which stage other materials will be stated in the session materials section.

We advise you to use the following PPE when practising – gloves, goggles or safety glasses, vegetable oil and soap for cleaning hands, barrier cream and a respirator mask or face mask FFP2.


This course has a total of 6 sessions, each should take 8 weeks to complete, with an additional 6 months of access, giving you a total of 18 months.

How to participate:

This course has been designed to be watched in order. The exercises, materials and processes build up gradually. Sometimes the work you made in one of the sessions, may be used in subsequent ones.

You can access each of the session pages, where each film is located along with; looped location films, how to use the course documents (including materials list) and the tasks that need ticking before you can move on to the next Session.

As you work through the tasks (viewable on the Session Pages), tick off each task to 'Unlock' the next Session. 


Accessible to all levels but a little previous experience of painting in front of the landscape may be useful.


We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards.

Additional info:

If you choose to buy this product, at the checkout you will be asked to create your own Newlyn School of Art online account (if you do not already have one) to access any purchase of digital content.  Purchasing of digital content grants the purchaser unlimited and immediate access for 18 months.  At the point of purchase, you have no right to cancel or gain a refund as you have received full access to the digital product.  Please read the Terms and Conditions. WE STRONGLY ADVISE LOOKING AT THE SPECIFIC FAQ'S FOR THIS COURSE

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