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Freedom in Painting – with Ashley Hanson

22 -27 September 2014 – 5 Day painting holiday

‘Freedom in Painting’ in Cornwall with Artist Ashley Hanson

South West Art Workshops are delighted to announce a wonderful opportunity to spend 2 days working on location in Cornwall’s stunning coastal landscape on the north and south coast, followed by 2 full days developing the paintings and ideas further, in a studio set in a sleepy village high on Bodmin Moor. With demonstrations and expert tuition renowned colourist and landscape artist Ashley Hanson will help students find their own personal interpretation of the landscape.

Ashley has been a Visiting Lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University and the National Academy of Art Bergen and has shown at many galleries nationally and internationally including selection for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the National Open Art Competition and the Discerning Eye.

Prices start from £395 and include 5 nights accommodation, visiting 4 spectacular locations, 4 days tuition, including 2 full days in the studio, all lunches and a celebratory evening meal. You can also book the holiday as a course only for £350.

Non-participating partners are welcome at a special discounted rate.

For more details see & for a write up on our May holiday see

Contact or call 01208 77656


Painting in Port Quinn
Lights of the West 2

Painting Holiday Prices

Monday 22nd – Saturday 27th 2014

Holiday Course includes; 5 nights accommodation, 4 days full tuition, all lunches and a celebratory evening meal.


Cottage names & Occupancy

Kingfisher – sleeps 6 

  • 2 x Twin – £395 (sharing) – £495 (single occupancy)
  • 1 x Double Ensuite – £460 (sharing) - £515 (single occupancy)
  • 1 x Single – £470 (single occupancy)

Chough/Warbler – sleeps 4

  • 1 x Twin – £445 (sharing) – £500 (single occupancy)
  • 1 x Double - £445 (sharing) – £500 (single occupancy)
  • 1 x Single £485 (single occupancy)

Swift – sleeps 3

  • 1 x Twin (double & Single) – £465 (sharing) – £515 (single occupancy)
  • 1 x Double – £455 (sharing) – £505 (single occupancy)

Magpie Cottage – Sleeps 3

  • 1 x Twin – £450 (sharing) – £505 (single occupancy)
  • 1 x Double £450 (sharing) – £505 (single occupancy)

Chaffinch – sleeps 2

  • 1 x Double – £500 (sharing) – £580 (single occupancy)


More workshops by Ashley Hanson

Why not hire Ashley Hanson to deliver a workshop to your organisation/school/art group?

Workshops by Ashley Hanson include:

Abstraction Colour Painting Workshop

Padstow 4 - Ashley Hanson

Padstow 4 – Ashley Hanson

Abstract – to take form, to simplify, to pursue an idea. On this workshop participants will learn the process of abstraction from drawing into painting with artist Ashley Hanson.

With a sequence of exercises exploring colour, mark-making and composition students will learn to simplify, edit, refine, to ’abstract’ and allow a painting to emerge through the process.


Colour and Coast Painting Workshop

Lights of the West 2

Lights of the West 2


The coastal landscape has been the inspiration for many artists and this is an opportunity to both explore the magic of colour and create a painting about your own special place by the sea with artist Ashley Hanson.