Art Courses

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About Freedom in Painting

Find your freedom - painting courses in Cornwall and Kent.

The concept of ‘Freedom in Painting’ is that as artists, rather than being in awe of the subject, to move our practice forward, we need to invent, challenge and surprise ourselves and transform the subject into something that is ours, utilizing all our knowledge and skills in the pursuit of an idea.

To contact Ashley Hanson, please email info@ashleyhanson.co.uk or call 01208 77656 or 07534 043845.

 

08/05/2021 - 13/05/2021: 9.30am - 5.30pm (6 days)
at The Old Lifeboat House
7 artists: 2 places available - £510

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Finish Date: 2021-05-14
Start Date: 2021-05-09
Timings: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Duration: 6 days
Location: The Old Lifeboat House
Cost: £510
Places Available: 7 artists: 2

The unspoilt fishing-village of Porthleven, with its' iconic clock- tower and unique double-harbour, is the setting and inspiration for this 6-day painting course. Our studio is the Old Lifeboat House, dramatically positioned at the head of the harbour. Uniquely on our courses, artists will be working towards a one-day exhibition on the Thursday 4 April. This is an opportunity for artists with some experience to work in a small group – maximum seven - in a wonderful location that has inspired many of Ashley's own paintings. 

Click here for review and gallery from the COVID safe Autumn 2020 Porthleven courses

Click here for review and gallery from the October 2019 Porthleven courses

19/05/2021 - 23/05/2021: 9.30am - 5.30pm (5 days)
at Port Isaac Village Hall
12 artists: 6 places available - £450

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Finish Date: 2021-05-24
Start Date: 2021-05-20
Timings: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Duration: 5 days
Location: Port Isaac Village Hall
Cost: £450
Places Available: 12 artists: 6

Port Isaac is a traditional fishing village set amidst rugged and magnificent scenery on Cornwall's North coast, with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages that head down to the harbour.  Truly inspirational: a rich variety of viewpoints and subject matter, an intoxicating mix of the natural and the man-made coastal landscape.

Click here for review and gallery from the 2015 painting holiday where we visited Port Isaac and Trebarwith Strand

Click here for review and report from the 2017 April Port Isaac course. 

25/09/2021 - 30/09/2021: 9.30am - 5.30pm (6 days)
at The Old Lifeboat House
7 artists: 5 places available - £510

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Finish Date: 2021-10-01
Start Date: 2021-09-26
Timings: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Duration: 6 days
Location: The Old Lifeboat House
Cost: £510
Places Available: 7 artists: 5

The unspoilt fishing-village of Porthleven, with its' iconic clock- tower and unique double-harbour, is the setting and inspiration for this 6-day painting course. Our studio is the Old Lifeboat House, dramatically positioned at the head of the harbour. Uniquely on our courses, artists will be working towards a one-day exhibition on the Thursday 4 April. This is an opportunity for artists with some experience to work in a small group – maximum seven - in a wonderful location that has inspired many of Ashley's own paintings. 

Click here for review and gallery from the COVID safe Autumn 2020 Porthleven courses

Click here for review and gallery from the October 2019 Porthleven courses

02/10/2021 - 07/10/2021: 9.30am - 5.30pm (6 days)
at The Old Lifeboat House
7 artists: 5 places available - £510

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Finish Date: 2021-10-08
Start Date: 2021-10-03
Timings: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Duration: 6 days
Location: The Old Lifeboat House
Cost: £510
Places Available: 7 artists: 5

The unspoilt fishing-village of Porthleven, with its' iconic clock- tower and unique double-harbour, is the setting and inspiration for this 6-day painting course. Our studio is the Old Lifeboat House, dramatically positioned at the head of the harbour. Uniquely on our courses, artists will be working towards a one-day exhibition on the Thursday 4 April. This is an opportunity for artists with some experience to work in a small group – maximum seven - in a wonderful location that has inspired many of Ashley's own paintings. 

Click here for review and gallery from the COVID safe Autumn 2020 Porthleven courses

Click here for review and gallery from the October 2019 Porthleven courses

30/07/2020 - 31/07/2020: 9.45a.m - 4.30 p.m (2 Day)
at Online ZOOM Workshop
10 artists: No places available - £90

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Finish Date: 2020-08-01
Start Date: 2020-07-31
Timings: 9.45a.m - 4.30 p.m
Duration: 2 Day
Location: Online ZOOM Workshop
Cost: £90
Places Available: 10 artists: No

In a new Online Venture, using ZOOM, we aim to replicate the format and ambitions of our popular Freedom in Painting workshops. Suitable for artists with some experience. You will need a space to work and a reasonable internet connection and a laptop or tablet.

On day one, a slideshow and demonstration will be followed by a series of group exercises where the 10 artists, working with an simple image of their own choice (jug, boat, figure, vase, building, animal, tree etc), will explore a shifting relationship between image and ground before developing their painting (s) further on day two. 

26/09/2020 - 01/10/2020: 9.30am - 5.30pm (6 days)
at The Old Lifeboat House
7 artists: 2 places available - £490

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Finish Date: 2020-10-02
Start Date: 2020-09-27
Timings: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Duration: 6 days
Location: The Old Lifeboat House
Cost: £490
Places Available: 7 artists: 2

The unspoilt fishing-village of Porthleven, with its' iconic clock- tower and unique double-harbour, is the setting and inspiration for this 6-day painting course. Our studio is the Old Lifeboat House, dramatically positioned at the head of the harbour. Uniquely on our courses, artists will be working towards a one-day exhibition on the Thursday 4 April. This is an opportunity for artists with some experience to work in a small group – maximum seven - in a wonderful location that has inspired many of Ashley's own paintings. 

Click here for review and gallery from the May 2019 Porthleven course

Click here for review and gallery from the October 2019 Porthleven courses

03/10/2020 - 08/10/2020: 9.30am - 5.30pm (6 days)
at The Old Lifeboat House
7 artists: No places available - £490

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Finish Date: 2020-10-09
Start Date: 2020-10-04
Timings: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Duration: 6 days
Location: The Old Lifeboat House
Cost: £490
Places Available: 7 artists: No

The unspoilt fishing-village of Porthleven, with its' iconic clock- tower and unique double-harbour, is the setting and inspiration for this 6-day painting course. Our studio is the Old Lifeboat House, dramatically positioned at the head of the harbour. Uniquely on our courses, artists will be working towards a one-day exhibition on the Thursday 4 April. This is an opportunity for artists with some experience to work in a small group – maximum seven - in a wonderful location that has inspired many of Ashley's own paintings. 

Click here for review and gallery from the May 2019 Porthleven course

Click here for review and gallery from the October 2019 Porthleven courses

13/05/2020 - 17/05/2020: 9.30am - 5.30pm (5 days)
at Port Isaac Village Hall
CANCELLED places available - £430

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Finish Date: 2020-05-18
Start Date: 2020-05-14
Timings: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Duration: 5 days
Location: Port Isaac Village Hall
Cost: £430
Places Available: CANCELLED

Port Isaac is a traditional fishing village set amidst rugged and magnificent scenery on Cornwall's North coast, with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages that head down to the harbour.  Truly inspirational: a rich variety of viewpoints and subject matter, an intoxicating mix of the natural and the man-made coastal landscape. 

Click here for review and gallery from the 2019 painting holiday where we visited Port Isaac and Trebarwith Strand

Click here for the review of our Great Art competition winner on the 2018 Port Isaac course. 

25/04/2020 - 30/04/2020: 9.30am - 5.30pm (6 days)
at The Old Lifeboat House
CANCELLED places available - £490

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Finish Date: 2020-05-01
Start Date: 2020-04-26
Timings: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Duration: 6 days
Location: The Old Lifeboat House
Cost: £490
Places Available: CANCELLED

The unspoilt fishing-village of Porthleven, with its' iconic clock- tower and unique double-harbour, is the setting and inspiration for this 6-day painting course. Our studio is the Old Lifeboat House, dramatically positioned at the head of the harbour. Uniquely on our courses, artists will be working towards a one-day exhibition on the Thursday 4 April. This is an opportunity for artists with some experience to work in a small group – maximum seven - in a wonderful location that has inspired many of Ashley's own paintings. 

Click here for review and gallery from the May 2019 Porthleven course

Click here for review and gallery from the October 2019 Porthleven courses

03/03/2020 - 04/03/2020: 9.30a.m - 5.30 p.m (2 Day)
at Creek Creative, Faversham,Kent
10 artists: No places available - £140

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Finish Date: 2020-03-04
Start Date: 2020-03-03
Timings: 9.30a.m - 5.30 p.m
Duration: 2 Day
Location: Creek Creative, Faversham,Kent
Cost: £140
Places Available: 10 artists: No

HARBOUR: (A safe haven...usually).  An intoxicating mix of the man-made and the natural landscape: structure, movement, weather... 

Working out of the history of the genre - painterly Joan Eardley, the colour of Derain and Marquet, the analytical approach of Seurat & Signac and the abstractions of the St.Ives School - artists on this 2-day studio-based 'Freedom in Painting' workshop will explore the possibilities in painting using the motif of their chosen harbour, working from their drawings and photos.

'Harbour' has been a specialism of Artist-tutor Ashley Hanson throughout his career, with many series including Porthleven, Penzance, Aberdeen, Whitstable, Portsmouth and Barcelona.