Start Date: 30/07/2020
Finish Date: 31/07/2020
Timings: 9.45a.m - 4.30 p.m
Duration: 2 Day
Location: Online ZOOM Workshop
Places Available: 10 artists: No
Cost: £90

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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. 

 In advance of the course, we recommend artists download the ZOOM App and familiarise themselves with how it operates. We will send a guide to ZOOM and your link to the ZOOM meeting (Your Workshop) a week before the workshop.


DAY 1,THURSDAY - The workshop will begin at 9.45 with a 15 minute settling-in period where we make sure everyone can see and hear Ashley, your tutor. This will be followed by a short introductory talk, slideshow and demonstration. Artists are to work on a single painting, making many changes. During the day there will be a series of further demonstrations and group exercises with a 45 minute lunch break from 12.45 -1.30p.m. Each artist will be given a 10 minute slot for individual tuition during the afternoon.  The day ends at 4.30 and if possible, I would like each artist to email an image of their painting for further feedback. 

DAY 2, FRIDAY - Day 2 begins at This will be a day of individual working - artists have a choice to start a second painting if they wish. There will be 10 minute individual tuition in both the morning and afternoon sessions. At At 3.30, we'll have an hour-long Group Critique with a strict 5 minutes allocated per artist. A nice way for the group to come together and see each other's work.

These are guidelines only- we need to allow for some flexibility with this new venture!

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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