Welcome to Colourfield, the studio of Alex Alford. Also offering dance and theatre rehearsal space in downtown Asheville, NC.Free parking for customers.

Colourfield is a creative space in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, with:

A dance studio where classes are taught nearly every day of the week
A theatrical rehearsal space used by a number of local theatre groups
A private studio for art and music
Office space used by wellness practioners and an educational non-profit
More to come!

[02/04/20]   I have two studios available for rent:

10x12, $300/mo - available immediately
12x12, $350/mo - available March 1st

The studios are bright, clean, quiet, carpeted, climate-controlled, and handicap-accessible; electricity and fast wifi are included in the rent, as is free, on-site parking.

They're ideal for use as business offices, for therapy practices, and as work spaces for illustrators, graphic designers, jewelers, and for lots of other creative purposes. Both studios are directly off a small lobby. Rent includes utilities and fast wifi.

These studios are within my building, Colourfield, which is located atop the South Slope in downtown Asheville, just off Hilliard Ave between Lexington and Coxe Avenues.

Renters get discounted (and sometimes free) access to the dance studio, which is ideal for classes, workshops, receptions, art openings. and so forth.

Studios are available month-to-month or with a 6-month to 1-year lease.

Let me know if you'd like to stop by and check them out. Please pass this along to anyone you think might be interested. Phone calls and email preferred.


[email protected]


Just Draw the Boots intro video


Thanks to the awesome Deb au Nare for help in clearing the parking lot at Colourfield: Two of us, two shovels, less than one hour.

[10/18/18]   Just a reminder, there will be no figure drawing this week, but we'll return next Friday, the 26th.

[09/05/18]   There will be no figure drawing salon this week, but join us next week, the 14th, when we'll have the awesome Melissa joining us.

In addition, we'll be having another weekend Drawpalooza or two this fall. Watch for details here.

[03/01/18]   No figure drawing salon this week, sorry; I'll be at the AAAC juried show reception at the Refinery on Coxe Ave, as I have a drawing on display.

Next week, March 9th, the salon will return with a 3-hour session featuring Deb au Nare.

[10/16/17]   No figure drawing this Friday, but the salon will continue next week.

[09/01/17]   No figure drawing tonight, but join us next week. Have a nice Labor Day weekend!

[05/11/17]   Figure Drawing Salon on hiatus until June 2nd. The Caribbean beckons...

[03/13/17]   No figure drawing this week -- Happy St Pat's Day -- but the salon will return next week when our model will be Kaylie, a dancer and experienced art model.

[07/29/16]   One more week off. The salon returns next week with the drawing of Emma, an actress. See you then.

[07/20/16]   No salon this week. Stay cool, drink plenty of liquids, and have a good weekend.

[07/08/16]   Whups, no figure drawing salon tonight, sorry. Next week for sure, though - our July 1th model is the lovely and talented dancer Christine. See you then!

[06/29/16]   No figure drawing salon this week. Have a safe and happy 4th.

[04/20/16]   No figure drawing salon this Friday - going to a play: Faust Foutu, at the Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center downtown. You should go, too! Another awesome Anam Cara Theatre Company production.

[04/07/16]   No figure drawing salon this week, but join us next week when posing for us will be the lovely and talented Genevieve. If you're at all serious about upping your figure drawing game, don't miss the chance to work with this very accomplished figure drawing model.

April 15th. Mark your calendar.

[03/24/16]   No figure drawing salon this Friday due to a touch of spring fever. Check back next week, though. Have a great weekend.


Colourfield's cover photo

[12/21/15]   The Colourfield Figure Drawing Salon will be on hiatus for the holidays. Have a safe and happy next few weeks, and we'll look forward to drawing with you on January 8th.

[11/21/15]   The Colourfield Figure Drawing Salon will not meet next Friday, November 27th, because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Our next Salon will be the following Friday, December 4th, when we'll be drawing Jessica, a dancer.

Have a safe holiday.


Colourfield's cover photo

[10/25/15]   The Colourfield Figure Drawing Salon will be on hiatus for a couple of weeks, but will return Friday, November 13th, and continue through the winter and spring.


Our website is officially LIVE. Check it out!


Colourfield's cover photo



Colourfield is...

  • a creative space in downtown Asheville, housing:

  • the studio of artist Alex Alford, drawing figures in charcoal and pastel;

  • the studio of artist Scott Sutton, portraits in oil,

  • a dance studio, rentable by the hour, for classes and rehearsals;
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    Just Draw the Boots intro video



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