Cornwall Art & Design School Trips

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Bespoke School Trips to 

Cornwall

Cornwall is has been attracting and home to world-class artists for centuries.  Stunning and sleepy fishing villages such as St Ives combined with magical natural light give a jaw-dropping and inspirational setting for any aspiring artist.

Wouldn't it be great if your students could walk in the footsteps of Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Leach, John Opie or many more influential Cornish artists?  Adaptable Travel offer you the opportunity to take your students to Cornwall on an art and design school trip that will inspire your students.  With your group 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 with Greg Humphries.  Then students can take out their sketch book to capture the details of the harbour or a nearby Cornish tin mine perched atop the rugged landscape of the beautiful Cornish coast.And when in Cornwall, why not add in a surf lesson, a visit to the world-famous Eden Project or one of the abundance of attractions in Cornwall.  Be it the Minack Theatre, St Michael's Mount or a sleepy fishing village, Cornwall will both amaze and inspire your students.

Contact our friendly team at Adaptable Travel today to discover how we can help you organise a bespoke school trip to Cornwall.

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Suggested Itinerary

Adaptable Travel can arrange your perfect Art & Design school trip to Cornwall. Below is a suggested itinerary below to get an idea of your school trip experience.

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Depart School Arrive at your accommodation in St Ives. If you have time, why not get your sketchbooks out and head to a nearby vista of the Cornish coastline? Or take a relaxing walk on a local beach. In the evening take a stroll around St Ives and enjoy a group evening meal. Or why not have a pizza party and film night at your accommodation to get your students relaxed after a long journey?

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Today is a full day artist day in St Ives with renowned art educator Greg Humphries. He will take your group on a guided tour of the amazing Tate Modern St Ives exploring Modernists for GCSE or A-Level. He will also undertake Beach Workshops and Sketchbook Tours of St Ives, interspersing practical work with seminars. After lunch, visit the Babara Hepworth Museum to explore this amazing artist including a sculpture garden and even opportunities for sculptural practice. In the evening, enjoy a group evening meal at a local fish and chip shop (booked exclusively for your group).

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Today visit the Eden Project for a tour and education talk to learn about world biomes. You can also add in a workshop on topics including art. In the afternoon, visit an iconic Cornish tin mine, such as Botallack, Heartlands or Wheal Coates to explore the history and take out sketchbooks and capture these amazing buildings. In the evening, enjoy a group evening meal at a local burger bar. Then embark on a guided Ghost Walk of St Ives (if you dare)!

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Today visit the Penlee House Gallery & Museum where you will see some of the best-known works from the renowned Newlyn School such as The Rain it Raineth Every Day by Norman Garstins. In the afternoon, head to the beach! Take on a surf lesson with the St Ives Surf School.

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Before heading home, visit the Leach Pottery to learn about the work of Bernard Leach, of the renowned Leach Pottery, for a hands on workshop. Following this head home. If you have time, you can always call in on the way home via one of Cornwall's other iconic fishing villages, such as Padstow on the North Coast.

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Depart School Arrive at your accommodation in St Ives. If you have time, why not get your sketchbooks out and head to a nearby vista of the Cornish coastline? Or take a relaxing walk on a local beach. In the evening take a stroll around St Ives and enjoy a group evening meal. Or why not have a pizza party and film night at your accommodation to get your students relaxed after a long journey?

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Today is a full day artist day in St Ives with renowned art educator Greg Humphries. He will take your group on a guided tour of the amazing Tate Modern St Ives exploring Modernists for GCSE or A-Level. He will also undertake Beach Workshops and Sketchbook Tours of St Ives, interspersing practical work with seminars. After lunch, visit the Babara Hepworth Museum to explore this amazing artist including a sculpture garden and even opportunities for sculptural practice. In the evening, enjoy a group evening meal at a local fish and chip shop (booked exclusively for your group).

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Today visit the Eden Project for a tour and education talk to learn about world biomes. You can also add in a workshop on topics including art. In the afternoon, visit an iconic Cornish tin mine, such as Botallack, Heartlands or Wheal Coates to explore the history and take out sketchbooks and capture these amazing buildings. In the evening, enjoy a group evening meal at a local burger bar. Then embark on a guided Ghost Walk of St Ives (if you dare)!

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Today visit the Penlee House Gallery & Museum where you will see some of the best-known works from the renowned Newlyn School such as The Rain it Raineth Every Day by Norman Garstins. In the afternoon, head to the beach! Take on a surf lesson with the St Ives Surf School.

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Before heading home, visit the Leach Pottery to learn about the work of Bernard Leach, of the renowned Leach Pottery, for a hands on workshop. Following this head home. If you have time, you can always call in on the way home via one of Cornwall's other iconic fishing villages, such as Padstow on the North Coast.

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The above itinerary is an example tour.  We tailor make each and every school trip so contact us today and we will happily discuss your group requirements and help you to put together a perfect, bespoke school trip.


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YHA Boswinger

A cosy YHA in a stunning location in rural Cornwall. Available for sole-use of your group if your group for larger groups (subject to availability)
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English Teacher
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Art & Design Teacher
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Spanish Teacher
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Art & Design Teacher
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Art & Design Teacher
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Languages Teacher
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Class Teacher
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Science teacher
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MFL Teacher
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History Teacher
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Head of History
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Primary School Teacher
"Alexandra was great throughout. Well organised, all information sent through in timely manner"
Head Teacher
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Primary school teacher
"Nothing was ever too much to ask and always fast turn around on emails"
RE Teacher
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Science Teacher
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Languages Teacher
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RE Teacher
"Overall this was a really informative trip which allowed the students to see the knowledge they have developed in class via a real life perspective"
Geography Teacher
"Overall we had a fantastic time. The pupils loved the whole experience"
History Teacher
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Computing Teacher
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English Teacher
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English Teacher
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RE Teacher
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RE Teacher
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