Cornwall Art and Design

3 days/2 nights

From only £289pp


3 days/2 nights From only £289pp

For centuries artists have been drawn to this mystical county. This tour is designed to extend the knowledge and understanding of contemporary and modern art, investigating the works of the St Ives School of Artists, including Barbara Hepworth. An artist led art workshop allows students to do their own interpretation of a piece of art on display in St Ives Society’s gallery.

What's included in the trip?

  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:8 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Departure from school. Visit the Eden Project en route. 

  • Day 2

    Visit to Tate St Ives & Barbara Hepworth Museum. Artist led workshop at the St Ives Society of Artists. 

  • Day 3

    Lost Gardens of Heligan. Departure to school


Enhance your trip

  • The Eden Project boasts the world’s largest rainforest in captivity, stunning gardens and world-class sculptures. A must see for any group visiting Cornwall.
  • The Newlyn School was a group of painters who started the plein air movement in England, following the lead in France, where many of them trained. The group was lead by Stanhope Forbes and Walter Langley.
  • Discover masterpieces by Thomas Gainsborough, Laura Knight, Alfred Munnings, John Singer Sargent, Henry Scott Tuke, Charles Napier Hemy and George Frederick Watts alongside pictures by contemporary artists such as Naomi Frears and Trevor Bell.
  • The Royal Cornwall Museum holds collections of Cornish and European archaeology and social history, as well as world cultures. The fine and decorative art collections hold work by Cornish artists, designers and makers but also contain significant works by nationally and internationally important artists from other parts of the world.
  • Penlee House, Penzance, is the only Cornish public gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists (c.1880 – c.1940) including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Frank Bramley, Walter Langley and Laura Knight.
  • Visit this magnificent Cathedral in Truro, which often shows art exhibitions and has choir’s practising.