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Painting in the Cornish Landscape

Helston, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Denise

4 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet at 10 am and regardless of the time of year ,we will set out for the coast fully equipped with paper , pencils , paint and brushes all of which will be supplied for your use for the duration .Where we go depends on your agility .(I am like a mountain goat !)The coast is 5 minutes drive from Helston .
We will start by short walks at various locations of interest and along the way where I will draw your attention to colour ,tone and textures and also to the local wildlife and vegetation .
Learning to observe is an important skill and the weather could alter drastically and wonderfully .I will demonstrate some quick sketches using a variety of mark making which you will develop throughout the day.
The first colour sketch will be simple .Just sea and sky using watercolour or ink tense .This is an accumulative process and as the day progresses these little paintings will introduce you to more complex compositions and additional techniques culminating in a sea or landscape .I will be with you observing ,suggesting and guiding you through your journey :sometimes demonstrating ,always encouraging .Regardless of your current artistic status you will learn and experience a surge of creativity that will carry you into further exploration .I am confident that you will feel this a life enhancing day and assure you that it will also be great fun .
Other things to note
Throw yourself into this experience .Its only paint ,paper and fresh air .With these ingredients you can have immense insight into the Cornish landscape and a great deal of achievement .,Regardless of your background and level of experience I can Show you something new .
All materials are provided
We will meet at 10 am and regardless of the time of year ,we will set out for the coast fully equipped with paper , pencils , paint and brushes all of which will be supplied for your use for the duration .Where we go depends on your agility .(I am like a mountain goat !)The coast is 5 minutes drive from Helston .
We will start by short walks at various locations of interest and along the way where I will draw your attention to colour ,tone…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I will provide sketch books ,pencils pens, paints ,inks , paper and a lot o...
From $270
/ person
Mon, 19 Apr
$338 per person
$338 per person
Tue, 20 Apr
$338 per person
$338 per person
Wed, 21 Apr
$338 per person
$338 per person

Meet your host, Denise

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 4 Reviews
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My life has been shaped by the colours and natural environment of CornwalI .I am a qualified Teacher and a long-standing member of professional Art and Craft associations including 30 years of exhibitions within The Cornwall Crafts Association and extended study at the acclaimed Newlyn school of Art . My class involves walking and exploring the coastal landscape and most particularly the stunning Lizard peninsula.I can show you the “path less travelled” informing you of the local fauna and Flora .With a packed lunch and all the essential paint and paper in our backpacks you can be assured of a really great day . I teach you how to “see “and how to frame and develop your skill to create images you can be proud of .Painting outdoors will sharpen your senses which will reflect in your creations be you a novice or established artist.Have fun
My life has been shaped by the colours and natural environment of CornwalI .I am a qualified Teacher and a long-standing member of professional Art and Craft associations including 30 years of exhibitions within The Cornwall Crafts Association and extended study at the acclaimed Newlyn school of Art . My class involves walking and exploring the coastal landscape and most particularly the stunning Lizard peninsula.I can show you the “path less travelled” informing you of the local fauna and Flora…
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Where you'll be

We will be exploring the Lizard Peninsular starting around Loe bar and beach.This beauty spot is a 5 minute drive from the house .We will then drive a further 3 minutes to walk around a spectacular headland leading to Gunwalloe. As we walk I will teach you how to look at and observe the spectacular landscape with reference to creating your unique image and record.Observation of flora and fauna ,textures and colour is part of your enlivenment
Ben
December 2020
Had an incredible time painting and gaining inspiration on the Cornish coast with Denise (and her lovely dog Roxie)! We battled ferocious winds and very muddy trails, but the experience at the coast remained breathtaking and led to some truly great colors and effects. She then carefully instructed me in several techniques that left me truly surprised at the outcome! Will definitely be hanging my finished works in a prominent location at home. Thanks so much Denise!
Had an incredible time painting and gaining inspiration on the Cornish coast with Denise (and her lovely dog Roxie)! We battled ferocious winds and very muddy trails, but the expe…
Francois
October 2020
We had such a great experience with Denise. She and her lovely dog Roxy brought us to a few gorgeous locations to teach us how to observe and paint watercolors. Denise is a wonderful teacher and made us feel comfortable and encouraged us to explore our creative side. She’s also incredibly knowledgeable about the area, fauna, and what to do in Cornwall. It was really a lot of fun and the perfect activity for our trip to Cornwall! We feel quite inspired and looking forward to getting our own watercolor supplies to continue what we’ve started in this beautiful place. We highly recommend this experience, don’t hesitate to book it!
We had such a great experience with Denise. She and her lovely dog Roxy brought us to a few gorgeous locations to teach us how to observe and paint watercolors. Denise is a wonderf…
Rebecca
August 2020
We all had a fabulous time with Denise. She was thoughtful, knowledgeable and patient, and a big plus to the trip is the way the day is structured - we stopped in several beautiful locations to try out different painting techniques. Capturing those moments on paper was really special especially seeing the progress everyone made. We would love to do the experience again the next time we come to Cornwall and have already started thinking about buying some watercolour paints on our return to London. Definitely book this if you’re interested - you won’t regret it (even for those who think they can’t paint!).
We all had a fabulous time with Denise. She was thoughtful, knowledgeable and patient, and a big plus to the trip is the way the day is structured - we stopped in several beautiful…
Victoria
August 2020
This was a magical day and I can honestly say a family memory we will cherish. The locations were stunning, Denise was just lovely, very knowledgeable, extremely patient with the children and myself (the first time I’ve painted in 30 years!). Roxy the dog joined us and was beautifully behaved and made it even more fun. Denise tailored the day to us as our children are a little younger - we spent longer on the beach so they could also have a swim and search the rock pools. One of the most relaxing and enjoyable days I’ve ever had. Thankyou Denise! Highly recommended!!
This was a magical day and I can honestly say a family memory we will cherish. The locations were stunning, Denise was just lovely, very knowledgeable, extremely patient with the c…

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

packed lunch

sensible shoes