Since opening its doors in September 2011 Newlyn School of Art has built up a teaching staff of over twenty-five tutors who are among the most respected artists working in Cornwall today. This year we have added some new artist tutors including Rose Hilton, potter Jack Doherty, sculptor Tim Shaw, Kate Walters, Caroline Pedler and Jacqui Knight. The school is situated in the heart of the famous artistic colony of Newlyn a few hundred yards from where the Forbes School of Painting was run by Stanhope Forbes, the ‘Father’ of the Newlyn School of Painters, between 1899 and 1941. We provide a wide range of exciting short art courses in painting, drawing, printmaking, pottery, sculpture, fabric printing and art history. We also have regular Events throughout the year. The Calendar of course dates can be found on the reverse of the brochure and on the website. Henry Garfit Director/Founder NEW Drawing Methods & Materials with
2 day £130
This fascinating two day course encourages students to explore and consider drawing as a fundamental and essential part of what it is to be human, by looking at a wide range of source material including cave paintings, renaissance altarpieces, and works by more modern artists. Includes use of both traditional and experimental drawing materials. 3 day £195
NEW Oil Painting with
This valuable three day course will take students through the basics of using oil paint with exercises to help them gain confidence with the medium. This course is suitable for beginners and intermediates with lots of one to one tuition enabling students to get tailored help to their level. This course takes place in the beautiful period school studio and will focus on the still life. NEW Expressive Figure Painting with
This exciting course encourages students to undertake a wide range of exercises with a dynamic response to the model. The course explores the use of both traditional and unconventional materials and implements, building up a momentum of work. A lively, freeing and fluid approach to the figure.
2 day £140
NEW Collage and Paint with
2 day £130
Jesse Leroy Smith
Still Life – Essence of Form with
2 day £130
Expressive Painting with
3 day £210
This exciting two day course enables students to explore the dynamic use of collage in their painting process. Artists throughout the Twentieth Century have used collage from Picasso and Braque to Pop artist Richard Hamilton and later artists such as Sandra Blow. A hands on course aimed at enlivening the process of painting.
An inspiring course which encourages observation and a pairing down of visual information. Jessica will encourage students to look closely at relationships of line, shape and colour. This course offers students of all levels of experience a wonderful opportunity to learn to see subjects with a fresh pair of eyes.
A liberating course which enables students of all skill levels to explore a variety of expressive painting and drawing methods. Students will work from landscape and the life model to create large scale expressive works. Tuition includes mark making, colour, composition, energy, tonality and surface texture.
NEW Abstract Landscape – Lamorna
Cornish Landscape Painting
2 day £130
3 day £195
1 day £65
Printmaking for Beginners with
2 day £150
NEW The Potter’s Wheel with
This stimulating course offers beginners and those with limited experience of printmaking the opportunity to explore a wide range of printing techniques over two days. The teaching will be made up of both hands-on training and demonstrations. Techniques will include mono-printing with a press, intaglio and relief collagraph printing and drypoint.
This course focuses on developing throwing skills from techniques for correct clay preparation and the essentials of throwing to centering and creating basic shapes. We then deal with ways of developing wheel made forms including turning, joining and construction techniques. There is a high level of individual tuition throughout the course. Basic knowledge of throwing required.
Printing in Colour – Sir Terry Frost
NEW The Vessel – Building Course
2 day £150
This inspiring course encourages students of all levels to work with spontaneity and freedom. Time is spent out in the dramatic coastal landscape. Students are encouraged to use natural materials collected from the landscape in their painting process. Taught by landscape artist and experienced teacher, Mark Spray. Involves some coast path walking.
Taught by prize winning portrait artist and gifted teacher, Jason Walker, this one day drawing course covers many aspects of representing the figure through traditional life drawing including anatomy, proportion, measurement and composition. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience of working from the figure.
An unmissable opportunity for fans of Frost to make prints under expert guidance. The relief printing course will be taught by Mary Crockett who worked alongside Hugh Stoneman helping Frost make his prints here in Cornwall. Stoneman Gallery in Penzance has generously agreed to lend a number of the plates and prints made by Frost to help us teach this course.
Renowned potter Jack Doherty teaches this inspiring four day course which is suitable for students who have a basic knowledge of throwing and or hand-building. Contemporary ceramic artists use the vessel form as the basis for an exciting canon of work. This course has a high level of individual tuition and offers students the opportunity to develop their ideas in both two and three dimensions.
NEW Mark Making
Colour and Abstraction
Monoprinting and Drypoint
NEW Modelling the Figure
2 day £130
2 day £130
2 day £150
3 day £245
www.newlynartschool.co.uk Life Drawing sessions
Don’t miss our Life Drawing sessions every Wednesday evening taught by many of the best known artists working in Cornwall today including:
This inspiring one day Mark Making course is aimed at helping artists to learn to loosen up and play through drawing and painting. The course will encourage students to get beyond the blank page to a point where your painted and drawn marks intuitively lead your eye and hand. You will be encouraged to find your own artistic voice through experimental play.
This enjoyable course emphasises the flexibility of watercolour, encouraging freedom of application through broader use of paint, quick studies and large scale work; with additional advice on washes, colour mixing, perspective, pattern and texture. Time will be spent on location in West Penwith and at the School studio. Suitable for all skill levels.
This intensive two day course explores mark making, colour and composition. The teaching will include practical exercises looking at the work of the great 20th century masters and leading contemporary abstract painters analysing techniques and strategies. The expressive and emotional qualities of colour will be explored as well as its formal qualities.
Both monoprinting and drypoint are wonderfully immediate printmaking processes which can inform and reflect the process of painting. Using simple very accessible methods of drawing and applying coloured printing ink, vibrant and unique original prints can be created. Monoprinting and drypoint would be of benefit to artists of all levels of experience to help provide a foundation for new avenues in their work.
This exciting three day course is led by renowned sculptor Tim Shaw who will encourage students to explore the figure with dynamic drawing through to modelling the human form in wax. There is a strong emphasis on understanding the natural balance of weight distribution that the figure is bound by in motion. Drawing and modelling will be integrated into each other over the three days - drawing with ink, sticks, brushes, charcoal etc. Tuition will be given on the basics of modelling the figure using wire and wax.
Neil Pinkett Jason Walker Lisa Wright Sam Bassett Mark Surridge Jesse Leroy Smith
NEW The Figure
Inspired by O’Casey
Open Supervised Printmaking
2 day £140
2 day £130
Jesse Leroy Smith
1 day £65
2 day £150
4 day £325
This new two day course is taught by Rose Hilton who is among the most renowned figure painters in the country. Rose will be guiding students through a day of drawing from the model in pencil and charcoal on day one; emphasising fluid use of line. On day two colour with acrylic paint will be introduced.
This extremely useful two day course gives artists of all levels the opportunity to explore new, sometimes unfamiliar, painting materials and methods with which they might transform their painting practice. Through a mixture of one to one tuition and demonstrations Tutor Jesse Leroy Smith will help students to push the boundaries of their practice.
Our one day Gouache course provides a wonderful ‘taster’ of this exciting medium. Many well known artists from J M W Turner through to Patrick Heron, Howard Hodgkin, Roger Hilton and, more recently, Anish Kapoor have used gouache as a painting medium. Maggie O’Brien is the most generous and encouraging of artist teachers; sharing the tricks of her trade and helping students to brave trying methods and techniques which are new to them.
This course will concentrate on the crisp, sharp lines of dry point and in contrast, carborundum which O’Casey used to create rich textured areas of tone. Mary Crockett who created prints with O’Casey towards the end of his life will guide students throughout the course. Stoneman Graphics who made many of his prints over the years have generously lent plates and prints made by the artist.
This four day course is for beginners and those that have a little experience of carving. The aim of the course is to provide each student with the skills and creative confidence to work with stone. The course is structured throughout - progressing through a series of staged approaches closely guided by your tutor, each student produces a small relief carving and a fully in-the-round sculpture. Includes a complimentary visit to The Barbara Hepworth Museum in St Ives.
NEW Oil with a Palette Knife
Printing on Fabric
NEW Artists’ Book Weekend
2 day £130
This new course gives students instruction on using the palette knife with oil paint under expert tuition. Through a number of demonstrations from Neil Pinkett who is a well known exponent of the knife technique everyone attending the class will have the opportunity to try out the techniques in the school studios.
3 day £195
This exciting mixed media course will be taught by respected coastal painter Paul Lewin. Students will paint in the dramatic cliff top locations for which West Cornwall is famous. Paul will share his in depth knowledge of the local coastline and the countless techniques and applications of the broad range of media he uses in his painting. All materials are provided.
1 day £65
A playful course which aims to free up your drawing process. You will be encouraged to create spontaneous work through employing a wide range of experimental exercises. The course includes drawing with a huge range of materials from pencils, oil sticks, exercises on large paper with brushes on yard sticks to painting with industrial materials and immediate monoprinting with a press.
2 day £150
This special two day course enables students to design and make their own silk scarves under the guidance of a leading textile designer. The course will involve hands on work creating two designs; taking the scarves through from the design stage to learning how to colour separate, create and use silk screens and make repeat patterns right through to the finishing of the scarves ready to wear.
Alex Higlett & Georgina Hounsome
2 day £130
We have extended this course from one day to a weekend course as it has been hugely popular and there’s a lot to include. The course explores the Artists’ Book both as a physical object and as a way to showcase sequences of words and images. Georgina and Alex will take students through basic/guerrilla bookbinding techniques and book structures.
4 day £345
This two day abstract painting course explores the rock pools, cliffs, woods, shoreline and harbour of Lamorna Valley and Cove. The valley is the most diverse setting to forage for source material for abstract paintings. The course tackles abstract language and strategies to create paintings that exist independently from figurative references.
1 day £65
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4 day £345
Kate Walters Gareth Edwards Paul Wadsworth Marie Claire Hamon Maggie O’Brien
We have Open Supervised Printmaking days once a month, with guidance from experienced printmakers.
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We have a vibrant events programme at the art school for the year ahead including an afternoon conversation with Jonathan Smith the writer of the recently adapted novel Summer in February which will be coming out at the cinema in June of 2013, an evening reading by acclaimed poet Simon Armitage celebrating the close of his Modern Troubadour walk of the South West coast path, Artist Book Weekends, Art History days in association with Penlee House Gallery, Tate St Ives and Newlyn Art Gallery, Fabric Printmaking Weekends and Painting Days in association with St Michael’s Mount among other events. To find out more about these events please see www.newlynartschool.co.uk or call 01736 365557 May 28
2013 Summer in February - a conversation with writer Jonathan Smith
June 29 – 30 Printing on Fabric Weekend 30 St Michael’s Mount Painting Day July 13 – 14 Artists’ Book Weekend September 8 St Michael’s Mount Painting Day 14 Paper and charcoal making day 15 17
Trebah Garden Painting Day An evening reading with acclaimed poet Simon Armitage
October 12 Art History Day
Alex Higlett and Georgina Hounsome Paul Wadsworth Greg Humphries and Francesca Stella Paul Lewin
Penlee, Tate and Newlyn art galleries
November 15 Writing about your own work for exhibition catalogues and press releases 16 – 17 Printing on Fabric Weekend 23 & 24 Christmas Card Printmaking Day December 14 – 15 Artists’ Book Weekend April 2014 5 Art History Day 26 – 27
Claire Armitage Maggie O’Brien
Artists’ Book Weekend
June 28 – 29 Printing on Fabric Weekend
Journalist Alex Wade Claire Armitage Jesse Leroy Smith and Alex Higlett Alex Higlett and Georgina Hounsome Penlee, Tate and Newlyn art galleries Alex Higlett and Georgina Hounsome Claire Armitage
April 20 – 21 22 – 23 24 – 25 26 27 29 – 30
2013 Watercolour Painting Still Life Essence of Form Experimental Painting Open Supervised Printmaking Experimental Drawing Monoprinting and Drypoint
2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 1 Day 1 Day 2 Days
May 4 – 5 6 – 7 18 – 19 20 – 22 25 – 26 31
Collage and Paint Oil with a Palette Knife Abstract Landscape – Lamorna Coast Painting Expressive Figure Painting Open Supervised Printmaking
2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 3 Days 2 Days 1 Day
June 3 – 5 10 – 12 13 – 15 16 18 – 19 21 22 – 23 24 – 25 26 – 27 28 29 – 30 30
Cornish Landscape Painting Oil Painting Expressive Painting Figure Drawing Drawing Methods and Materials Experimental Drawing Colour and Abstraction Experimental Painting Printmaking for Beginners Open Supervised Printmaking Printing on Fabric Weekend St Michael’s Mount Painting Day
3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 1 Day 2 Days 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 1 Day 2 Days 1 Day
July 5 – 7 8 – 10 12 13 – 14 15 – 17 18 – 19 20 21 22 – 23 25 – 26 27 – 28 29 – 31
Modelling the Figure Expressive Painting Open Supervised Printmaking Artists Book Weekend Coast Painting Still Life Essence of Form Mark Making Gouache Painting Abstract Landscape – Lamorna Watercolour Painting Printing in Colour – Sir Terry Frost Cornish Landscape Painting
3 Days 3 Days 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 2 Days 1 Day 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 3 Days
August 1 – 4 6 – 7 9 10 – 11 12 – 13 14 – 15 17 – 18 19 – 20 24 26 – 28
Stone Carving Expressive Figure Painting Open Supervised Printmaking The Figure Oil with a Palette Knife Collage and Paint Experimental Painting Abstract Landscape – Lamorna Figure Drawing Oil Painting
4 Days 2 Days 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 1 Day 2 Days
September 3 – 5 6 7 – 8 8 9 – 11 13 15 21 – 22 23 – 24 25 – 27 28 – 29
Cornish Landscape Painting Experimental Drawing Colour and Abstraction St Michaels Mount Painting Day Expressive Painting Open Supervised Printmaking Trebah Garden Painting Day Watercolour Painting Experimental Painting Coast Painting Abstract Landscape – Lamorna
3 Days 1 Day 2 Days 1 Day 3 Days 1 Day 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 3 Days 2 Days
October 1 – 2 6 11 12 12 – 13 14 – 16 19 – 22 26 – 27 28 – 30
Drawing Methods and Materials Gouache Painting Open Supervised Printmaking Art History – Newlyn & St Ives Inspired by O’Casey Cornish Landscape Painting The Potter’s Wheel Expressive Figure Painting Oil Painting
2 Days 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 2 Days 3 Days
November 1 2 – 3 4 – 5 9 – 10 11 – 12 16 – 17 19 – 20 23 24 25 – 27 29 30
Open Supervised Printmaking Printing in Colour – Sir Terry Frost Still Life Essence of Form Colour and Abstraction Collage and Paint Printing on Fabric Printmaking for Beginners Christmas Card Printmaking Christmas Card Printmaking Modelling the Figure Experimental Drawing Mark making
1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 1 Day 1 Day 3 Days 1 Day 1 Day
December 1 2 – 3 7 – 8 9 – 10 13 14 – 15
Figure Drawing Oil with a Palette Knife Experimental Painting Watercolour Painting Open Supervised Printmaking Artists Book Weekend
1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 1 Day 2 Days
To book a course please see www.newlynartschool.co.uk or call 01736 365557
February 8–11 15–16 17–19 21 22–23 25 –26
2014 The Potter’s Wheel Watercolour Painting Oil Painting Open Supervised Printmaking Colour and Abstraction Drawing Methods and Materials
4 Days 2 Days 3 Days 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days
March 1 2 3 – 4 8 – 9 10 –11 15 – 18 21 22– 23 24 – 26 28 –31
Experimental Drawing Figure Drawing Oil with a Palette Knife Experimental Painting Still Life Essence of Form The Vessel Pottery Course Open Supervised Printmaking Inspired by O’Casey Coast Painting Stone Carving
1 Day 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 4 Days 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days
April 5 6 7 – 9 12 – 13 14 – 16 18 22 – 23 26 – 27 28 – 29
Art History – Newlyn & St Ives Gouache Painting Cornish Landscape Painting Abstract Landscape – Lamorna Expressive Painting Open Supervised Printmaking Expressive Figure Painting Artists Book Weekend Monoprinting and Drypoint
1 Day 1 Day 3 Days 2 Days 3 Days 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
May 3 – 4 5 – 6 10 – 11 12 – 13 16 17 – 18 19 – 21 24 – 25 26 – 27 30 31
Printing in Colour – Sir Terry Frost The Figure Colour and Abstraction Printmaking for Beginners Experimental Drawing Watercolour Painting Coast Painting Experimental Painting Oil with a Palette Knife Open Supervised Printmaking Mark Making
2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 2 Days 2 Days 1 Day 1 Day
June 1 2 – 4 6 – 8 9 – 10 14 – 17 20 21 – 22 23 – 25 28 – 29
Figure Drawing Cornish Landscape Painting Oil Painting Still Life Essence of Form The Potter’s Wheel Open Supervised Printmaking Abstract Landscape – Lamorna Expressive Painting Printing on Fabric
1 Day 3 Days 3 Days 2 Days 4 Days 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 2 Days
Booking a course To enrol on a course please choose which course(s) you would like to attend and consult the Calendar to the left (or the website Calendar) for the dates on which that course runs. Most of the courses are repeated at different times of the year. Once you have chosen a course and date please either book online at www.newlynartschool. co.uk or call the school to book your place with a credit or debit card on 01736 365557. We are always happy to answer questions. All course fees are payable in full at the time of booking. Booking courses some time in advance is recommended to ensure a place. However, we often have a few available spaces on courses up to the day that the course runs so do give us a call if you want to know about availability on courses at short notice. Please note that to make attending courses as straight forward as possible for students we provide all materials at the school. There is a £5.00 materials charge per day per person for all short courses which will be added to your booking fee. For further advice on what things you need to bring with you (depending on the course) such as walking boots, wet weather gear or a sketch pad etc please read the course description on the school website.
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General Information We have ample free parking spaces for all students. Newlyn School of Art is on a regular bus route from Penzance Train Station with a bus stop right outside the school. We advise students to read our terms and conditions relating to cancellations. We have a recommended accommodation page found from the upper navigation of our website. Alternatively, we are always happy to advise students over the phone on places to stay in various price brackets. Gift Vouchers Our gift vouchers make the perfect creative present for friends and family. Redeemable against any of our exciting courses and events, the vouchers come in denominations from £5, £10, £25, £50 and £100 and are available to purchase online or over the phone. Larger Groups and Schools We are always happy to accommodate larger groups and schools either in the format of one of our existing short courses or with a tailored package. We would be happy to create a bespoke event to suit your needs to include a choice of accommodation providers and restaurants or other cultural activities such as museum visits etc. Please call to discuss your requirements further. www.newlynartschool.co.uk or call 01736 365557
Short courses 2013∕14
Design Simon Griffin Four Way Print
Tutors Rose Hilton Jack Doherty Paul Lewin Tim Shaw Naomi Frears Gareth Edwards Jesse Leroy Smith Caroline Pedler Sam Bassett Lisa Wright Jessica Cooper Jason Walker Neil Pinkett Kate Walters Claire Armitage Mark Surridge Alex Higlett Georgina Hounsome Paul Wadsworth Mark Spray David Paton Maggie O’Brien Mary Crockett Jacqui Knight Lucy Willow Marie-Claire Hamon Rachael Kantaris