The Coach House
Fantastic day spent in a beautiful space. I especially loved listening to birdsong while I painted!
A complete treat! Excellent tutor, venue and everyone felt comfortable. I learnt a lot too.
Excellent! The location is beautiful & communication was great prior to the day.
Beautiful gardens, perfect to have subject matter all around us. Good space in studio.
Georgous venue, couldn’t be better!
So so amazing! Super clean and bright. So nice and peaceful with access to the garden. Such an amazing place to focus and learn.
Room To Create
The Coach House studio is a large, open plan room on the ground floor of a period property nestled in the depths of the Cornish countryside, yet only an 8 minute drive from the centre of Truro. We’ve just completed renovations to create an inspiring and serene environment that gives students the opportunity to relax and focus on their art practice.
With huge windows and large french doors on both sides, the studio is bright and airy. A lighting system ensures great lighting. Students can look out on a pretty courtyard and the grounds beyond. We use a video camera and large screen to ensure that everyone gets a great view of the artist demo’s.
Connected to the studio is a full kitchen with two sinks for cleaning brushes, a wc, and a large summerhouse with dining table for 16 so students can have lunch together.
The studio provides easels, drawing boards, other general art equipment, and large tables for each student to work on; tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day, and our famous lunches are available to order if you want to keep things easy.
The countryside surrounding our studio are full of seasonal interest which lends itself to plein air courses. Check our course list for opportunities to capture bluebells in the spring and fields of wheat in high summer!
The courtyards that surround the studio and adjacent gardens are also lovely tranquil places for relaxing during tea breaks, or for a lunch time wander. Birds are in abundance.
There is plenty of free parking adjacent to the studio which makes it very easy to unload materials. You can find more information about parking and travelling to The Coach House Studio by clicking below.
FOOD & DRINK
We offer a delicious Coach House Lunch option for all courses! Students can enjoy a homemade vegetarian quiche and fresh mixed salad, with a choice of drink.
Alternatively, you are very welcome to bring your own packed lunch.
Tea and coffee making facilities are available for all students throughout the day.
Each course requires students to supply their own materials according to the materials list provided by our artists, unless otherwise stated.
Materials lists can be found on the ‘info’ section of every course our book courses page.
We offer a ‘studio paint share’ where for a small aditional cost, students can be supplied with paints on the day which helps if students want to try a medium that they don’t have equipment for. Our huge art shop in the centre of Truro can also help with materials. Click the link below to read more about these options.
Looking for a beautiful event space in the heart of Cornwall?
Our spacious countryside studio is just 8 minutes from the centre of Truro, and can be hired for corporate functions, birthdays, classes, workshops and lots more…
Just fill in our event enquiry form on the event hire page and we can talk about dates and details from there.
Truro Station 3.9m
Newquay airport 16.4m
Closest bus stop:
Number 91 or 93 bus from Truro, stopping at Bodrean Lodge
0.6m (13 minute walk)
Driving & Taxis
The Coach House Studio is just an 8 minute drive from Truro, with plenty of free parking. This is generally the best way to reach us, and to explore Cornwall.
Truro City Taxis
Spikes Taxi & Private Hire
Taking Work Home
Please be mindful of how you intend to carry artwork home.
This is especially important when considering booking an oil painting course. The paint may be wet which will require a specific carrying system, or laying flat in the boot of a car.