Sunday, 29 January 2012

Life Drawing Monday 6th February

Our next Life Drawing workshop Monday 6th February 

Registration and  coffee 10am, drawing session runs between 10.30 and 12.30

Finishing with a short discussion about each others work and techniques and materials used.

Cost £15

Whatever your ability do join in our monthly untutored life drawing class in our beautiful studio deep in the Mid Devon countryside. This is a great opportunity to meet other artists and share ideas and knowledge. 

Fresh off the Press 2012

Limekiln Gallery 10th February - 15th March 2012

New work by members of Mary Gillet's Print Workshops.
Open every day except Mondays from 11am - 5pm

Calstock, Cornwall

Friday, 27 January 2012

Colour and Coast Exhibiton

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

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 and Di Studdart
Sue Whitnall

Friday, 13 January 2012

Spring Workshop at Honeycomb Studios

Colour and the Landscape with Ashley Hanson
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March 2012

Follow the journey from representation to abstraction with renowned colourist and landscape artist Ashley Hanson.  The first part of the course will be spent outside, working directly from the inspiring landscape around Honeycomb. The second part of the course will involve translating and transforming the studies imaginatively and creatively in the studio.  During the 2 days, Ashley will discuss and demonstrate colour, mark-making and composition and the possibilities in painting and introduce the work of several artists who have made their own very personal visions of the landscape.
Ashley specializes in oils; however you are free to work in whatever medium you prefer. This course is suitable for students of all abilities. Ashley was selected for the 2011 Royal Academy Exhibition and has exhibited widely. Galleries include Edgar Modern, Bath, The Belgrave, St. Ives and the Campden Gallery in the Cotswolds. He is also a visiting lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University and the National Academy of Art, Bergen, Norway.
Each day will run between 10am - 5pm with registration at 9.30am. Limited to 12 people per day.You are welcome to attend just one day or both days. Cost £65 for 2 days or £35 for 1 day.
Light lunch included! To book a place email

Penzance 2 Ashley Hanson
Ashley Hanson Painting holidays 2012
Following the success of his first Cornwall painting holiday in April 2011,  offering the opportunity of 2 painting holidays for 2012, in April and September. This year the holiday includes an extra night’s accommodation, (making it a 5 night holiday), all lunches, other extras and 4 fully tutored painting days, offering excellent value for money. Each painting holiday is slightly different with some new exciting locations however the original concept remains the same, a unique opportunity to spend 2 days working on location in Cornwall’s stunning coastal landscape followed by 2 full days developing the painting’s and ideas further in a studio set in a sleepy village high on Bodmin Moor. Find details on his website


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

New Work - Sara Bor

These two pieces, Nanjizal study 1 and 2 are from a body of work, informed by the Ashley Hanson workshops I have attended during last year and reflect apon the changeable nature of the Cornish coast.

I hope to have work included in 3 exhibitions during the Spring  'Coast and Colour' at Bodmin Shire Hall  2nd - 23rd February 2012, which is an exhibition of work produced by students who have attended Ashley Hansons colour workshops during 2011. The Spring 2012 Contemporary Art Exhibition Redearth Gallery, near Tiverton, 21st April -13th May 2012 and the Maynard Art Exhibition, in Exeter, 20th -22nd April 2012. 

Next Life Drawing Workshop Monday 6th February

Our monthly Life Drawing group is growing and this month we had 7 artists all working in a variety of media and there was good working atmosphere in the studio, with people sharing ideas and knowledge.  Everyone enjoyed the challenge of the continuous movement drawings to get warmed up, before working on a series of short poses and finishing off with a half hour pose; experimenting with mark making and interpreting the amazing areas of light and dark on the model from the wonderful natural light source we have in the studio. Our next Life Drawing workshop will be on Monday 6th February 10.30 - 12.30.   We agreed next month it would be valuable to spend a little time at the end of the workshop to look at each others work. Please get in contact if you would like to join us.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Happy New Year!

2011 was a very busy year creatively and with the successful introduction of our workshops.  2012 looks like its going to busy as well with several new workshops and exhibitions.
We kick off 2012 with our first Life Drawing Workshop.

Monday 9th January 2012

Join our monthly untutored  life drawing workshops at Honeycomb Studios, bring your own materials, drawing board and easel. We usually start off with a series  of short poses based on a sequence of movement - ranging from a few seconds to 1 minute.  We then draw several 10 minute poses and finish off with a long pose after a short break.

Registration and coffee at 10am.  The session runs between 10.30 -12.30
£15  including the cost of the model.

2 day Animation Workshop Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th February 2012

This workshop is an introduction to traditional hand drawn animation combined with digital animation techniques, experimenting and learning the tools of the trade and producing and filming short sequences of animation.

It is aimed at adults and teenagers and you can attend either one of both days.

Each day will run between 10am -4pm with registration at 9.30am. Limited to 12 people per day.  Cost £65 for 2 days or £35 for 1 day - light lunch included!

Ashley Hanson Painting Workshop Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March 2012

Following on from his highly successful Freedom in Painting Workshop at Honeycomb Studios in September, we are delighted to welcome back Ashley Hanson to carry out a 2 day Painting Workshop based on Colour in the Landscape. 

Porthleven 2 Ashley Hanson

Each day will run between 10am - 5pm with registration at 9.30am. Limited to 12 people per day.

You are welcome to attend just one day or both days.
Cost £65 for 2 days or £35 for 1 day

Light lunch included!

Ashley also runs his own workshops, courses and painting holidays in Cornwall and you can find details on his website