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Tresco Painting Breaks


Where better to be inspired to put brush to canvas and develop your painting skills than beautiful Tresco?

The island has a longstanding relationship with the excellent Newlyn School of Art, which has gained a national reputation for providing short art courses taught by many of the most respected artists working in Cornwall today.

These courses offer a broad and free approach to landscape painting with waterbased paints used alongside other mixed media. All levels of experience are welcome but a familiarity with painting outdoors would be helpful. With a maximum of ten people per course, every participant can benefit from plenty of one to one time with the experienced tutor.

We're delighted to announce our 2020 painting break schedule - we will be offering five painting holidays on Tresco, all hosted by artists who know the island intimately and have exhibited their own work here many times.

The following breaks are availabke:

  • 13th - 18th May
  • 3rd - 8th June
  • 17th - 22nd June
  • 9th - 14th September
  • 23rd - 28th September

Each break costs £1280 per person and includes:

  • 5 nights' accommodation at the New Inn, on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
  • Welcome drinks reception and group dinner with the tutor on the first night
  • Painting tuition - use of the Lobster Room at the New Inn
  • Free unlimited entrance to the Tresco Abbey Garden
  • Spa membership and use of the leisure facilities

Non-participating partners are welcome to join you on your break (£805pp). A single supplement of £150 is applicable.

To find out more or to enquire about booking please either go to www.newlynartschool.co.uk or call Newlyn School of Art on 01736 365557.

Travel from the mainland to the islands is not included - you can travel by plane from Land's End, Newquay and Exeter or Scillonian ferry from Penzance. Book direct with Isles of Scilly Travel www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk

Supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas

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