Paint Landscape Light Tom Rickman


Tom Rickman is a master of portraying the ever changing effects of light on landscape.

This fascinating three day course enables students to learn, with Tom’s help, how to study the changing qualities and atmospheres of light. Through observation and notation students will explore our relationship with light and colour through the 24 hour cycle, and how we can transfer this into our artistic practice, in a poetic, conceptual and metaphorical sense.

Weather permitting the group will spend an equal amount of time both out painting and drawing in the landscape and working over the many notes and studies taken out in the landscape in the school studio to make stand alone work. An exciting element of this course will be working alongside a contemporary artist as he shares his practice of making notes, painted colour studies and pencil and chalk drawings on an array of different papers; paving the way towards the creation of a thick home-made bound sketch book recording your experiences over the three day course.

The course will include an extra complimentary session in the evening wandering out under the dusk skies to experience the progression from day to night - and beyond!

All drawing materials, supports and paint will be supplied by the art school.



9.50 for a 10am start at Newlyn School of Art, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall, TR18 5AW

All levels of experience. Beginners welcome. If you have any specific access or support requirements please give us a call at the time of booking to discuss your needs.

We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

Please bring old clothes to paint in. Please bring waterproofs and warm clothes in case of bad weather. Sturdy shoes such as trainers or walking boots for some walking on coast paths. Bring a hat as it does sometimes get really sunny and something to sit on (cushion or just a rolled up fleece).

Please bring a packed lunch

250.00 including materials - fee payable in full at the time of booking.

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You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport where applicable. Although we do list local providers of accommodation on our Website to try to assist you in finding accommodation, you are responsible for contracting directly with the accommodation provider and when doing so (and when booking transport) you should make arrangements for cancellation whether that is as the result of a cancellation of a Course by us or by you and you should consider appropriate insurance.

Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

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"A really enjoyable and instructive three days. Two days spent sketching and collecting information in the inspiring countryside and then an excellent day in the well equipped studio where Toms relaxed friendly tutoring came into its own, helping us develop our ideas with his extensive knowledge and practical experience."

Alison, Gloucestershire

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Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736365557.
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