Art & Hiking Experiences in West Cornwall

Join Oliver out in the wild on the coast paths of Penwith or visit his studio garden in Marazion. Whether you choose sketchbook journaling or printmaking en Plein air, these Experiences are suitable for beginners and specialists alike.

You choose

Learn how to quick sketch & paint whilst out on a walk. Or experiment with printmaking processes, such as drypoint engraving, etching, woodblock & mono-printing in the open air.

Unique to you Experiences

These workshops are full of fun! Folk have been returning each year for over 20 years! There's always so much to explore and every experience is unique.

Your Creative Facilitator

Oliver West has been offering Sketchbook Diary & Plein Air Printmaking holidays since 1995.

Enjoy your Creativity outdoors

The options are endless!You could even choose to do both!Keeping weather conditions in mind, Oliver will be able to bespoke fit the experience to align with energy levels and abilities alike.Tuition is made available on an individual basis to further encourage your preferred approach. The beauty of this experience allows everyone to work at their own pace and ability. No matter if you've not really done anything arty before. Quick Sketching and Print are such great processes to start getting creative with.What better than to get creative whilst in beautiful surroundings?Be surprised by just how creative you already are! A relaxed but active approach to making your mark!Feel free to suggest dates and times, and we will aim to accommodate you if we can!All are so very welcome!

Fees & materials

Example cost:2.5hr Experience = £65 per person (This price is for two people booking).Oliver often welcomes individuals for one-to-one tutorials and he's very used to family group bookings too.Large group bookings can also be arranged with the use of Oliver's mobile studio. He can meet you where you are! (Full day event options available.)A quick 1 hr taster session (from £35 per person) could be made available for those on a tight schedule. (For example, you might want to pop by as part of your walk around Mounts Bay.)Workshops normally begin at 1.30pm at Oliver's studio garden, but as mentioned, bookings can be flexible in relation to when and even where your unique experience takes place.Feel free to bring your own sketch materials if you have them but no worries if not, as materials can be purchased on the day. Materials costs average between £3 - £12 per person.

To book & or for more information please contact
[email protected] or call +44 (0)7773521820 or use the form. Thank you.

Location Location Location!

When based at Oliver’s studio home, there are beautiful vistas across Mounts Bay to St. Michaels Mount and beyond. For more inspiration, the beach is just a few minutes walk away.The coast path is right across the road, for those wanting to stretch their legs further on a guided sketchbook journaling adventure.

So come, take in the sea air, get creative and find real enjoyment, happily sketching & printmaking whilst taking in the sights and sounds of the wild west of Cornwall !