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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Islandshare

Tresco Islandshare

Own a piece of this unique island, with 40 years of holidays on Tresco as more than just a visitor. Discover Islandshares for sale...

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island

Eating

Eating

From beachfront dining to our cosy inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Place a pre-arrival grocery order and we'll deliver to your accommodation on your arrival

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Day Trips to Tresco

Day Trips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out

Tresco Painting Breaks

Where better to be inspired to put brush to canvas than beautiful Tresco? Who better to teach you than artists who know the islands intimately?

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. The artists hosting our breaks all know the islands intimately and have exhibited their work at Gallery Tresco many times.

These courses offer a broad and free approach to landscape painting with water-based paints used alongside other mixed media. All levels of experience are welcome, but familiarity with painting outdoors would be helpful.

All painting materials, different types of paper and brushes are provided by the art school for the water-based mixed media we teach with. These courses offer a broader and free approach to landscape painting with water-based paints used alongside other mixed media.

With a maximum of twelve people per course, every participant can benefit from plenty of one-to-one time with the experienced tutor.

Due to the nature of the terrain on the island, this holiday course is not suitable for anyone who is unable to walk for at least a mile, often over uneven surfaces. Attendees are also required to get on and off small boats and climb steep granite quayside steps. It is also important to be agile enough to be happily seated on the ground at times.

2024 Breaks

DatesTutor
14th - 19th June 2024Imogen BoneFully booked
3rd - 8th July 2024Maggie O'BrienFully booked
6th - 11th September 2024Maggie O'BrienFully booked
20th- 25th September 2024Paul Lewin5 spaces remaining

Each course includes:

  • Five nights' dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation at The New Inn
  • Four days of painting tuition with an expert tutor from Newlyn School of Art
  • Welcome drinks reception and group dinner with the tutor on the first night
  • Boat trip to another island for a day's excursion
  • Entrance to Tresco Abbey Garden & Tresco Island Spa throughout your stay
  • Complimentary transfers for guests flying into Tresco with Penzance Helicopters (transfers payable locally for guests arriving at St Mary's)

The cost of the break is £1,770 for course participants. A single occupancy rate is available. Non-participating partners are welcome to join you for £990 per person.

To find out more or to book, please contact Newlyn School of Art on 01736 365557.

2025 Breaks

DatesTutor
7th - 12th May Amanda Hoskin
21st - 26th MayImogen Bone
5th - 10th JuneMaggie O'Brien
18th - 23rd JuneSam Boughton
3rd - 8th SeptemberPaul Lewin
17th - 22nd SeptemberImogen Bone

Each course includes:

  • Five nights' bed & breakfast accommodation at The New Inn - dinner no longer included in this break
  • Four days of painting tuition with an expert tutor from Newlyn School of Art
  • Welcome drinks reception and group dinner with the tutor on the first night
  • Boat trip to Bryher for a day's excursion
  • Entrance to Tresco Abbey Garden & Tresco Island Spa throughout your stay
  • Complimentary transfers for guests flying into Tresco with Penzance Helicopters (transfers payable locally for guests arriving at St Mary's)

The cost of the break is £944 for course participants (based on two sharing). A single occupancy rate is available. Non-participating partners are welcome to join you for £720 per person.

To find out more or to book, please contact Newlyn School of Art on 01736 365557.

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Stay on Tresco

Winter and Festive breaks are not always available to book online - for cottage stays or New Inn breaks over the winter months please go to Winter on Tresco or call 01720 422849.

Or call +44 (0)1720 422 849