In-person course

New 10 wk classes Art 4 All weekly classes in Rocking House Studios with Shirley Davis Dew



A 10 weeks class aimed at beginners and improvers.

I teach by demonstrating each week and individual tuition in the class. The aim is to make the class an enjoyable experience whilst learning new techniques.

We use all kinds of materials and I teach every subject - watercolours, acrylics, pen and ink, pastels, and everything else to make painting work.

If you want to meet new people, learn how to draw end point as well as have a pleasant morning out then please book early as my classes fill up very quickly.

Many students come back as they have seen their own personal painting improve over time. Some having gone on to show at exhibitions themselves.

The Tutor:
Shirley has been running classes for the past 16 years and is a very popular experienced artist and tutor. Her way of teaching and demonstrating has encouraged people to explore and widen their capabilities beyond their expectations. She is very helpful and shows each person how to develop their own technique and style of painting.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

- Demonstration at each class.
- Reference materials to work from.
- Individual attention given through out the sessions as needed or requested.


Shirley Davis Dew at Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All
Rocking House Studio
Main Street
Fangfoss, York
YO41 5JH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
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In-person course
- - #29570

Lovely friendly class covering a variety of media with demonstrations and guidance.

Response from Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All:

Thanks J
I am pleased you enjoy the class. It is so good to see everyone learning as well as socialising. It is a pleasure to teach the group.

In-person course
- - #28925

Shirley's demonstrations are very good, however, I feel she favours long-standing members.

Response from Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All:

Hello Lynda ,
Thank you for responding to my request for feedback. I will take on board your comments. I do hope you don't feel neglected, as you have been attending the weekly classes for many months and I consider you a long- standing valued member.

I appreciate some of the class are boisterous and can appear to have more attention.
It is never my intention to favour anyone over any other one.
We have many new people joining at any given time. ( 5 new people joined this term.) This meant I had to help them little more than the others for the first couple of weeks.

As you know I always do a demo's each week aiming to encourage individuals to develop their own style of painting and become confident in expressing their own personality. I aim during the class to have been to visit each person at least twice to advise / guide them in their painting technique. Again thank you for expressing your thoughts. See you on Wednesday.
Shirley x

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