Mastering colour with acrylics with Denise Harrison



This course will give you a greater understanding of how to use colour to create interesting and evocative paintings with acrylic paint.

Acrylic paint is a versatile medium and is also great fun to work with. It is fast drying and water based, making it accessible to all. With a huge range of colours, it is easy to mix your own and introduce a range of texture and techniques into your work.

Under Denise’s expert guidance you will:

Learn how to mix, choose and apply colour to a painting
Feel more confident using acrylic paint, gels and mediums
Create several small painting studies and one larger painting

This course runs over three consecutive Saturday mornings.

Denise is an award-winning trained painter, having gained a BA and MA from the University of the Arts London in Painting.

With her studio based in Brighton, Denise is a full-time practicing artist and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience in her fun classes.

Her numerous years of experience both as a professional artist and tutor have also led her to become a published author with her popular book ‘If You’re Bored with Acrylics, Read This Book’ (Octopus Publishing) being published in 2019.

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?

Refreshments will be provided during the class.

Sketchbooks, general drawing and painting equipment are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea. You may wish to bring your own equipment if there is something specific you would like to use, although this is not necessary.


Jon Tutton at Atelier Beside the Sea

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165 Kings Road Arches
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


3 mornings (10:00am to 1:00pm)

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