Art and craft holidays in Cornwall

Cornwall has long been a magnet for artists and holiday makers alike. We are blessed with the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain, quaint Cornish fishing villages, dramatic cliffs and coastline, plus who can forget the beautiful moorland and our rugged countryside.

Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) are delighted to promote some of the many art and craft holidays available here in Cornwall.

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Newlyn School of Art

Newlyn School of Art

An exciting art school offering holiday art courses in painting, drawing, printmaking and stone carving of 1 to 4 days in length taught by many of the best known artists working in Cornwall today including Neil Pinkett, Jason Walker, Jessica Cooper, Paul Wadsworth, Maggie O’Brien and many others. Find Newlyn School of Art on Facebook Follow Newlyn School of Art on twitter

Coastal Valley Camping and Crafts

Coastal Valley Camping and Crafts

Kick your shoes off, sit back and unwind in a beautiful landscaped valley. The sound of the babbling stream harmonises with the birds and without a car or house in sight, you have found a bit of Cornish bliss. As well as the beautiful, relaxing camp site and Glamping tents we have 3 beaches all accessed via public footpaths at the foot of the land. 1.25milem across fields and headland is Watergate Bay, (cafes, surf shops and Jamie’s Fifteen). 1m to Porth Beach or Whipsiderry Beach. Daily art and craft workshops for those that are game to explore their untapped talents and have fun. We will run very affordable activities and will ‘hold your hand’ every step of the way providing an enriching experience. We will be upcycling, textiles art, recycling, silk painting and willow weaving. See our web site for our exciting program of workshops. Find Coastal Valley Camping and Crafts on Facebook

Art Breaks / Holidays with Tony Hogan

Professional artist/tutor Tony Hogan runs art holiday courses painting en-plein air when possible from his studio/home in Wadebridge. Known internationally for his friendly easy to follow guidance for all abilities in the media of their choice. A writer on art for national magazines, a demonstrator for leading art manufacturers on T.V. and at art shows around the U.K. Find Art Breaks / Holidays with Tony Hogan on Facebook Follow Art Breaks / Holidays with Tony Hogan on twitter Network with Art Breaks / Holidays with Tony Hogan on linkedin

Penwith Painting Holidays

Penwith Painting Holidays offer short painting breaks out on location 'plein- air' on the west coast of Cornwall. Your two artist tutors who have years of experience between them, in facilitating workshops and running courses in the UK and abroad. Their combined skills cover a wide range of media and they take pleasure in empowering both beginners and experienced artists. Find Penwith Painting Holidays on Facebook

Painting Holidays in Crantock

Staying at the Fairbank Hotel, enjoy 3 days of painting around Crantock’s fantastic coastline.Personal tuition in sketching and painting ‘Plein Air’ in pastels and oil paint with artist/tutor Jojo Blacksmith. Develop skills in landscape painting including colour mixing, using brushes/palette knives, sketching and composition. Conservatory/studio space, with sea views available in bad weather.Materials/equipment provided. £510 for 3 day/4 night stay with bed, breakfast and evening meals. For more info/to book, please contact the tutor.

The Small Shed Pottery

Offering residential pottery holidays for beginners, with day and weekend tuition also available. A fun, relaxed space for students to get creative on a traditional kick wheel and enjoy a stay in the heart of Falmouth. Find The Small Shed Pottery on Facebook

My Space Retreats

My Space Retreats provides the space and time for you to rediscover yourself. Awakening your senses and your sense of self in the unspoiled landscape of Cornwall. Combining my love of nature, well-being and creativity my retreats aim to calm your mind and explore your approach to your creativity. Retreats: A self-reflective journey that aims to empower your values of your self-worth and self-belief. A creative journey of the self and nature through abstract art, aimed at all abilities. Exploring mixed media techniques and materials, Cornish art and sensory emotive experiences. Find My Space Retreats on Facebook

Callington School of Art

  • Address: Lower House, Church Street, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7AN
  • Telephone: 01579 383491
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  • Contact: Tessa Sulston

Callington School of Art offers a variety of residential and day courses for both beginners and the more experienced artist. Courses are held in our excellent well equipped studio and may involve location work as well.

Plein Air Printmaking Holidays

  • Address: Forreglos Drive, Marazion, Cornwall TR17 0BX
  • Telephone: 07773 521820
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  • Contact: Oliver West

This Plein Air experience of mobile printmaking will take you out into the wilds of West Cornwall. This printmaking experience is suitable for beginners and specialists alike. Providing you with unspolt landscapes from Mounts Bay over the moors to St Ives, Sennen and as far as Land’s End.

Course You Can Cornwall

  • Address: Wringworthy House, Morval, Looe , Cornwall PL13 1PR
  • Telephone: 01503 240685
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  • Contact: Kim Spencer

Join us here at Wringworthy Cottages, Looe, Cornwall for an arts and crafting weekend. The choice is yours. Either join in with one of our organised residential courses or bring your own group. Writing group, music maker, photographer, felting and quilting. Just ask.