Expressive Mixed-Media Landscape – ‘Dramatic Coastline’ with Chris Forsey

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Monday 29th July 2024


10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Course Description

Chris will be travelling down from Surrey to run two workshops with us. He is a very well-known and popular artist having been a professional painter for 35 years, and a tutor for 25. He published a techniques book with Batsford in 2020, and is an elected member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours.

For this workshop, you will take inspiration from landscape subjects and will develop expressive paintings using combinations of water-based media, working in an individual way but with tutor advise and help to get the best from your painting,

The day will start with a tutor demonstration and a guide to media combinations and techniques applied to a coastal landscape subject. This will be followed by free painting time where one-on-one advice will be given.



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Ability level

All abilities welcome


Acrylic, collage

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  • 2 – 4 surfaces – either acrylic paper or gessoed mount board – between A3 and A2 in size
  • Brushes – Chris only uses flat brushes – including a 1″ and 1.5″
  • Acrylics and watercolours in the following colours – Cadmium Red, Magenta, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Deep Violet, Paynes Grey
  • Oil Pastels – A small general selection (including paler colours and white)
  • Acrylic Inks – Paynes Grey, Burnt Umber, White
  • Equipment – Flat brushes, palette knife, a palette for watercolours and acrylic, water pot
  • Chris will have photographic images available for use but you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.


Provided by Cornwall School of Art if required

  • Easels
  • Drawing boards
  • Water jars
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Clips

All art materials are available to purchase in the Truro Arts shop, 26 River Street Truro TR1 2SJ, and you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies for the course.


chris Forsey

Chris is a very well-known and popular artist and tutor from Dorking, Surrey. He has been a professional painter for 35 years, and a tutor for 25 years and specialises in working in acrylics, watercolour, and mixed-media. He favours landscape, coastal and architectural subjects – specifically in capturing atmosphere and fleeting moments of changing light. The close proximity of The North Downs to his home and studio are a constant source of inspiration, and he paints and sketches the landscape there regularly.

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Our courses usually begin at 10am and end at 4:30pm, with a half an hour lunch break at around 1pm. There will also be brief morning and afternoon breaks, with free tea and coffee available in the kitchen area. At Lunch time you can make things nice and easy by pre-ordering a freshly prepared Coach House Lunch. Alternatively, you’re very welcome to bring along a packed lunch and any other refreshments you like.

On sunny days students and tutors are invited to enjoy breaktimes outside in the leafy courtyard or gardens surrounded by birdsong.




Monday 29th July 2024


10:00 am – 4:30 pm



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