Start Date: 05/03/2020
Finish Date: 06/03/2020
Timings: 9.30a.m - 5.30 p.m
Duration: 2 Day
Location: Creek Creative, Faversham,Kent
Places Available: 10 artists: No
Cost: £140

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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.


THURSDAY - The workshop will begin will an introductory talk at 9.30 sharp, followed by a demonstration and a group exercise.  There will be a second group drawing & painting exercise after lunch. The rest of the time will be spent on individual working, with plenty of one to one tuition with Ashley during the two days. 

FRIDAY - Individual working on a minimum of two paintings. There will a second group exercise on Friday morning, followed by individual working.  At 3.15 we’ll clear the studio in preparation for an invaluable Group Critique to start at 4pm.

Our studio is in the Basement Gallery at Creek Creative. Access is through the door on the left as you enter the building and turn right at the bottom of the stairs. Artists will also be able to drop off their stuff on Wednesday afternoon- I’ll be there from 3.30pm setting up the space.  Lunch will be from 12.15 to 1pm both days. There is a fantastic café at Creek Creative and lunch can be ordered in advance from a menu supplied mid-morning. There will kettle, tea and coffee in the studio but please bring a mug/cup!

Your Tutor

Ashley Hanson

Ashley Hanson

"Ashley's concern as an artist and teacher, is to unleash the emotional response to the subject matter that enables the painter to take risks, discover a 'personal colour palette that excites' and to provide the fresh vision of Britain's natural beauty that places him within the long tradition set by the masters of the landscape genre." Dr. Sally Bulgin, Editor, ‘The Artist’ magazine, February 2013


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