Saturday, 16 June 2012

Last Week to Catch Ashley & Janie at the Shire Hall

Ashley & Janie McDonald have been enjoying their new studio space and working hard at the Shire Hall, Bodmin. During the first week of 'Open Studios', Ashley hosted a very well received workshop, 'Learn to Paint in Oils' and last week St Petroc's Primary School children enjoyed a visit and were fascinated with the exhibition and Ashley's oil painting demonstrations. Year 12 students at Bodmin College are looking forward to a 'Colour' workshop with him next week at the venue.

Ashley has been focusing on work for his 'City of Glass ' series which is now really taking shape and will be shown later on in the year at the prizewinning show at 'Canvas & Cream' in London. (Scroll down to view more images and info on Ashley's new work.) The 'Open Studios' exhibition runs until Sat 23rd June,  so come along for a last chance to preview the work and meet up with both artists.

Next Workshop -  'Colour & Coast' Sat 28 July & Sat 4 Aug
10am - 4.30pm, St Breward Village Hall

We are now taking bookings for our next workshop.
'Colour & Coast' is very much connected to Ashley's own art practice, his love of colour and inspiration from the coastal landscape.

Using the 'Coast' as our theme, students will explore the principles of colour- mixing and how to use colour effectively amd creatively. Ashley will be hands on demonstrating and sharing many tips and techniques. This workshop is suitable for all abilities and Ashley will introduce some new exercises and surprises for those of you who have taken part before.

Cost £30 for 1 Saturday or £55 for both Saturdays.
Limited space available , early booking recommended.

To Book: Contact or call 01208 77656 

Honeycomb Studios Group Exhibition
Sat 23rd June Private View 11am- 5pm
Also open Sun 24th Jun 11am-5pm

Sara Bor who runs Honeycomb Studios is hosting an exhibition for students who have taken part in workshops she runs at her studios. There is an intersting mix of work on show, including several of Ashley's paintings from his Cornish series.
Honeycomb Studios can be found in a beautiful rural location in Devon.
The Hansons will be going along on Saturday, hope to see you there! See for more information.

The Gallery Exhibition,
Mon 25th- Sat 7th July 2012
The Old Threshers Shop
Fore Street

Local artists will once again be supporting 'The Friends of St Petroc's' in helping to raise money for St Petroc's Church and improve the facilities for the local community.
There will be a wide selection of paintings and ceramics on show at the exhibiton and Ashley will be supporting this event and exhibiting several pieces.
Come along and have a look and enjoy the delightful refreshments in the cafe during the exhibition. For more information see

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