Cornwall Art & Design School Trips & Tours
Artists have been drawn to Cornwall for many years. With stunning fishing villages, such as St Ives, combined with magical natural light, it's little wonder that this picturesque region is now home to the largest concentration of artists in England outside of London. On an art and design school trip to Cornwall, your pupils will feel inspired by the beautiful setting and could even walk in the footsteps of Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Leach, John Opie or other influential Cornish artists. Based in St Ives, you will easily be able to take in the Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth Museum or undertake a specialist art workshop.
Day trips start from £49pp - see our range of visits below.
Price Shown includes
- 2 nights' full board accommodation
- Executive coach transport from & to school & throughout your stay
- Group travel insurance
- 1 in 8 free place ratio
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points in November 2022 and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden offers a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain’s most important twentieth century artists. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the museum and garden, along with paintings, drawings and archive material.
Tate St Ives
Explore the history of modern art with a visit to Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Groups can also take part in workshops or guided tours.
Newlyn School of Artists
Interactive art workshops for school groups. The Newlyn School of Artists are flexible to your groups' requirements and can focus on any theme / topic / style / technique. The school has workshop space where groups can be experimental & expressive, & make a mess! All materials are provided.
Barnoon are a dedicated space of arts and craft activities in the heart of St Ives. The workshops are led by a collective of arts and craft professionals with the aim of inspiring creativity for all ages and abilities. Workshops include handmade paper making, through to beach sculpture, painting and printing.
Guided Art Walking Tour
St Ives has long been famous for the quality of its light and its stunning scenery. Artists have been drawn to St Ives since the early 19th century and are still in the town living, visiting and working. During the Art in St Ives walking tour you will gain an insight into the lives of the artists who came to this small remote fishing village during the twentieth century, and established its reputation as one of the world’s foremost centres for modernist art. The tour will take you to all the notable places of interest around the town and we will bring these landmarks to life for you, providing an intimate insight into the lives of the artists living and working in this unique colony.
Newlyn Art Gallery
Contemporary art exhibitions, plus a supporting programme of events and workshops.
Penlee House Museum
Historic art gallery, which acts as a good contrast to the Tate. Contains art dating from 1800 to 1920. Their Education Officer can run tours & workshops depending on your groups' requirements.
Leach Pottery Workshop
Considered by many to be the birthplace of British studio pottery, one of the great figures of 20th century art, Bernard Leach played a crucial role in creating an identity for artist potters across the world. Leach Pottery offer workshops across all key stages and include a hands on pottery experience.
The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit. The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species, and each enclosure emulates a natural biome. The largest of the two biomes simulates a Rainforest environment and the second, a Mediterranean environment. The 35-acre site is filled with sculptures, play areas, vegetable gardens, restaurants and even a zip wire, all with environmental conservation, education and sustainability as their core message. The result is the world’s most exotic, scent-filled, fun, interactive, imaginative and sheer mind-blowing classroom on the planet!
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Enjoy a group day out at the largest garden restoration in Europe, home to a National Collection of camellias and rhododendrons and bursting with romance and intrigue around every pathway and corner. Whether you are looking for breath-taking surroundings, history, horticulture, wildlife or a unique day in the heart of the Cornish countryside, The Lost Gardens has it all.
Land's End is mainland Britain’s most south-westerly point and one of the country’s most famous landmarks. From the 200-foot high granite cliffs that rise out of the Atlantic Ocean, you can gaze across to the Longships Lighthouse, the Isles of Scilly twenty-eight miles away and beyond that, North America.
Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
- Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
- Curriculum linked visit programmes
- Great value for money - no hidden costs
- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
Whilst you're away
- Free educational resources
- Group-friendly accommodation
- Exceptional standards of coaching
- On-tour support from our reps on the ground
- Support & assistance from our specialists throughout your tour
- 24/7 support just a call away
- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
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