A newly established art school (2011) in the Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn. The plan is to offer short courses in a wide variety of subjects in oil painting, printmaking, drawing, stone carving, professional development and art history. The courses are being led by skilled and experienced artists who live and work locally.

Tutors' notes, Newlyn Art School (on-line 2011)

Building on the long tradition of teaching art and its practice in West Cornwall (Forbes School, St Ives School of Art, the Holiday Sketching Group of Charles BREAKER, and many other 'schools' set up by individual artists, such as Bernard EVANS in more modern times), the new school is being initiated by Henry GARFIT, Founder/Director, alongside 15 of his artist colleagues.

Underwritten and supported by the expertise of museums and galleries of the district, this is a most welcome addition to the portfolio of cultural institutions benefiting the area and the artists.


Painting, printmaking, sculpture, art history and professional art development.

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Coast (Feb 2012) 'Landscape Painting'

Cornishman (18 Aug 2011) 'New art school builds on a proud heritage' (incl photo of a class taken by Forbes, at the Newlyn School of Painting, and a photo of Henry Garfit)

Cornishman (24 Nov 2011) 'First Art History Day at Newlyn'

Cornwall Today (11 Oct 2011) 'New in Newlyn' by Alex Wade

Hoyle, H (May 2012 Women Artists in Cornwall 'From blogging to printmaking - a journey of discovery'

The Scotsman (23 Nov 2011) Arts Diary by Tim Cornell

The Telegraph (12 Mar 2012) 'Cornish landscapes : art holidays in Cornwall'

Tutors' notes, Newlyn Art School (on-line 2011)

Western Morning News (11 Feb 2012) 'Taking the plunge with paint, paper and printing press'