Win a Workshop

GreatArt are offering all art groups a fantastic opportunity to win a workshop with Ashley Hanson, who will be bringing one of his most popular workshops to the winning group.

Colour, Abstraction & the Art of Cornwall – A painting workshop with Ashley Hanson

Ashley’s vibrant paintings with their striking compositions of his travels and the harbour towns of cornwall are exciting combinations of both the abstract and the figurative. In this workshop Ashley will take the winning group through the process of abstraction from drawing into painting. With a sequence of exercises exploring colour, mark-making and composition the group will learn how to simplify, edit, refine and ‘abstract’ allowing the painting to emerge through the process. During the day Ashley will also introduce the group to some of the painters that have influenced his own work, in particular Cornish Artists Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Terry Frost.

The workshop will be arranged with the winners to take place during July or August 2017 on either a Thursday, Friday or Saturday. The workshop will also be documented by GreatArt to be featured in an upcoming issue of The GreatArt Magazine.

Click here to enter your group and complete the entry form

Competition Terms & Conditions

One entry per person. 1 group will be selected at random. Closing date for entries 18th June 2017. Winners will be contacted by email and must claim their prize within 2 weeks. The prize includes a full day’s workshop for 15 people with Ashley Hanson, and art materials required to take part will be provided by GreatArt. Entrants must have a suitable venue available for the workshop to take place. Prize cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash or monetary value.

About Ashley

Ashley Hanson is a Cornwall based artist whose work is influenced by the coastal landscapes and his travels around the USA. His work has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Discerning Eye, he is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and a renowned colourist.

Ashley is also an experienced teacher and runs several very popular courses each year in Cornwall and Kent under the banner ‘Freedom in Painting’.

In 2017, there are a mixture of four, five and six day courses, in three different inspiring coastal locations in Cornwall – Porthleven, Polruan/Fowey and Port Isaac, all featuring a mixture of working on location and in the studio.  In addition, there are two shorter ‘Freedom in Painting’ courses in Faversham, Kent in March and October.

For details of all the courses for 2017 visit his new website or email

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6 thoughts on “Win a Workshop

  1. Great Art have always treated my orders with friendly efficiency. The ‘Great’ in Great Art is great offers and opportunities for groups and clubs. The only art online business which cares for the individual. Brilliant!

    • Louise from GreatArt on said:

      Hi Julia,

      You need to make sure you leave the review on the products themselves otherwise you won’t be included in the draw for the £10 voucher.


  2. I’m looking forward to seeing Great Art as I want to stock up on some new materials for the year. Hopefully I’ll have completed some new work for my Open Studio. Always have good service from Great Art.