Wednesday, 25 January 2012

'Canvas & Cream' Art Prize - Exhibition Dates

'City of Glass 1'
We now have dates for the 'Canvas & Cream' Art Prize Exhibition in Forest Hill, London.

The show will run from 18 Feb - 2 April and Ashley is one of 18 artists who have been shortlisted for this competition. The prize was open to all artists nationwide. Votes from viewers visiting the exhibition will decide the winning artist, who gets a solo show at the'Canvas & Cream' Gallery.

This new gallery is an exciting project as it combines a gallery space, restaurant, artist studios, therapy rooms and a creative events programme all under one roof.

Follow the  link to see info on Ashley's work and  more details on the gallery.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

'Working with the Life- Model' Sat 25 Feb & Sat 5 March

'Emma' by Ashley Hanson
2 Day Drawing and Painting Workshop with Ashley Hanson
St Breward Village Hall 10am - 4.30pm

We are currently taking bookings for this new exciting workshop

The first Saturday will concentrate on drawing using a variety of techniques, materials and poses.

On the second Saturday, we will focus on painting:both from drawings and directly from the model.

Under Ashley's expert guidance, students will explore line, composition and mark-making and follow the journey from drawing into painting.

Cost £30 for 1 Saturday or £60 for both Saturdays
Contact or call 01208 77656

Early booking recommended - limited space available.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

New Workshops and Student Exhibition for 2012

Happy New Year to you all!
We have a new and exciting workshop for the start of the year:

'Working with the Life Model', 
Saturday 25th  Feb & Sat 3rd March at St Breward Village Hall 10am -4.30pm

Under Ashley's expert tuition and guidance, Day 1 will be spent drawing using a variety of techniques, materials and poses, with Day 2 focusing on colour and painting, working from both the life model and the drawings.
The workshop is suitable for all levels of ability and the cost for the 2 days is £60.
(There may be an option to attend 1 day only for £30, subject to availability.)   
For a booking form or for more information please contact Denise Hanson on 01208 77656 or

Colour & Coast Exhibition - Artists Working with Ashley Hanson
2 - 23 February, Shire Hall Gallery,Bodmin TIC, Mount Folly
01208 77616   Mon- Fri 10am - 5pm

We are delighted to announce an exhibition featuring many of the students work that has been produced in Ashley's recent workshops 'Colour and Coast' at both St Breward Village Hall and Truro College.

Ashley says ‘ We  have had a great response to the exhibition from the artists taking part. There is a healthy mix of people at the workshops, from beginners to more experienced artists and full credit to all the students for rising to the challenge and making work that deserves to be shown! I think it is very important for artists to show their work and to invite criticism, good and bad- plus the artists get to meet and see each other’s work’.

Patricia McGovern
Sara Bor

Barbara Heseltine

Cindy Arscott

Lisa Cooper
Nicki Kimberley


The exhibition will feature work from the following artists:

Cindy Arscott            Sara Bor
Lisa Cooper               Val Cox
Rosamund Derry         Barbara Heseltine
Nicki Kimberley           Shirley Kirkcaldy
Patricia McGovern      Di Studdart
Sue Whitnall

Workshops at Honeycomb Animation

Sara Bor, one of Ashley's students has an extensive background in children's animation and together with her husband, Simon Bor have produced many TV animation programmes including 'Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids'. They have a studio in rural Devon where they also run various art workshops. Sara has enjoyed Ashley's workshops so much, she has invited Ashley to host a second workshop at Honeycomb Animation:

Painting Workshop based on Colour in the Landscape
2 Day Workshop, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March

You are welcome to attend just 1 day or 2 days.
Cost £65 for 2 days or £35 for 1 day, including a light lunch.

For more information about this and other courses available at Honeycomb Animation


Monday, 2 January 2012

'Freedom in Painting in the Cornish Coastal Landscape'
16 - 20 April & 24 - 28 September 2012

Contact or 01208 77656 for more details view the links below: