St Agnes MMI

Painting for Beginners

Painting for Beginners

A weekly painting course designed for you to gain the confidence to fulfil your creative aspirations. A supportive, friendly and fun atmosphere learning to paint with either watercolour, acrylic or oil. (Seascape artwork by "Painting for Beginners" student Jenni Hosen)

Painting for Beginners is a comprehensive weekly painting course designed for you to gain the confidence to fulfil your creative aspirations. The art group is based in St Agnes, Near Truro. If you’re looking for a supportive, friendly, fun atmosphere to learn to paint either Watercolour, Acrylic or Oil then we’d love to see you in our art group. After all, we all have the same goal, creating incredible artwork.

Everyone has different artistic tastes, so whether you are an aspiring abstract expressionist, interested in impressionist landscape painting, or you have no idea, the foundation principles taught in each of the classes can be used whatever style you choose to paint in.

We will cover techniques for ensuring accurate drawing, being able to mix any colour you can imagine, to capturing the beauty of the landscape, the drama of the sea and the gesture of figure.

Classes begin with a projected presentation about the subject, dissecting the subject and showing other examples of other artists approaches. Neil will then demonstrate techniques and speak to you personally to talk about the topic and answer any questions you may have.

All this is to the back drop of relaxing instrumental music, and free tea, coffee and biscuits so you can unwind and enjoy the artistic experience.

Note – we return in August and now require booking before joining the class. Please email for details and bookings

About Neil

After completing an illustration degree in Falmouth, Neil took his painting skills on to become a professional illustrator and painter.

During his career he has created artwork for clients including DreamWorks and Harry Potter. He has also worked with the National Maritime Museum to recreate the Spanish Armada in paint.

Neil is lucky enough to live in Porthtowan surrounded by beautiful scenery, here he can express his love of painting, and this is what he would like to share with you.

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  • Class Info
    • Next Session: Thu 18 Apr (9:30am-12:0pm)
    • Normal Meeting Time: Thursdays
    • Duration / Time: Morning class: 10am - 12pm, Afternoon class 2pm - 4pm
    • Space: Enys Room
  • Participation Info
    • Price: £40 per month (visit to book)
    • Booking Link
    • Booking Info:

      We now require booking before joining the class. Please see the website for more information

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  • Thursday 18th April (9:30am - 12:0pm)
    (Morning class)
  • Thursday 18th April (13:30pm - 16:0pm)
    (Afternoon class)
  • Friday 19th April (9:30am - 12:0pm)
  • Friday 19th April (13:30pm - 16:0pm)
  • Thursday 25th April (9:30am - 12:0pm)
    (Morning class)
  • Thursday 25th April (13:30pm - 16:0pm)
    (Afternoon class)
  • Friday 26th April (9:30am - 12:0pm)
  • Friday 26th April (13:30pm - 16:0pm)
  • Thursday 2nd May (9:30am - 12:0pm)
    (Morning class)
  • Thursday 2nd May (13:30pm - 16:0pm)
    (Afternoon class)
  • Friday 3rd May (9:30am - 12:0pm)
  • Friday 3rd May (13:30pm - 16:0pm)

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