Start Date: 17/05/2023
Finish Date: 21/05/2023
Timings: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Duration: 5 days
Location: Port Isaac Village Hall
Places Available: 12 artists: 5
Cost: £500

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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 2022 Port Isaac course

Click HERE for review and gallery of the 2017 Port Isaac course

On this 5-day painting course in Cornwall, we will be spending the first day on location, drawing, making studies, sourcing ideas for paintings. In the morning we will be working in Trebarwith Strand with its surging tides and amazing rock formations and after lunch we'll be visiting Bude with its sweeping sands and fascinating meeting of sea, river and canal. For the following next 4 days our base and studio will be Port Isaac Village Hall, with a drawing session around the harbour on Thursday morning.  

In the studio, with a combination of group exercises, demonstrations and discussions, Ashley will help artists develop their paintings, finding their own personal interpretation of the Cornish coastal landscape.  Colour, mark-making, space and composition are all areas that will be explored and there will be plenty of time for one-to-one tuition. As part of his teaching, Ashley will discuss the work of other artists and also work on his own painting of Port Isaac, demonstrating many tips and techniques.  The course will end with an informal group critique, where the artists get the chance to discuss the paintings made during the week and receive invaluable feedback about their work.

This painting course is suitable for painters of all abilities who wish to enhance their creativity. Please note that a reasonable level of fitness is required as there is some steep walking in and around Port Isaac.


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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