Where Sea Meets Sky – Bold Horizons in Impasto Oil with Joe Armstrong

Course Details


Monday 10th October 2022


10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Course Description

Joe uses a palette knife and incorporates loose flowing strokes of vibrant colour to create his distinctive impasto oil paintings on canvas. He will commence the workshop with a demonstration where you will get a feel for his technique; you will then be led through the various stages of creating a painting in his style. Joe will encourage you to open up and become comfortable creating your piece using a palette knife and a range of striking, vibrant colours.

“I love the texture of pure paint on canvas. I use the palette knife which stops my work being too precise. This gives my paintings a vibrant and spontaneous feel.”

Course Information

Ability level

All Levels Welcome



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• A good selection of oil paints including titanium white.
• A surface to paint on, ideally a canvas – size is up to you (no bigger than A2)
• Palette knife
• Palette
• Kitchen roll

Your painting will be wet when transporting home – we recommend lying it flat on an old sheet or
newspaper in the boot of a car.


Provided by Cornwall School of Art if required

  • Easels
  • Drawing boards
  • 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.


Joe Armstrong

Joe has an unmistakable style that embodies a sense of vibrant spontaneity. As a full-time artist, Joe sells and exhibits his work in galleries across Cornwall, with an impressive range of collectors and followers of his pieces worldwide.

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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 10th October 2022


10:00 am – 4:30 pm



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Cancellations must be made in writing/email more than 4 weeks prior to the course start date to guarantee a refund. Read our full policy on the Course Terms & Conditions page.