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1 day course held in the lovely Wolds village of Fangfoss near to the beautiful city of York. You may want to spend time visiting some of the sights in York when you leave after the days' painting.
My aim in holding acrylic and watercolour courses is to enable people of all abilities to explore, enjoy and try out different techniques and mediums.
The day begins at 10.00am creating texture on paper or canvas using acrylic. We use brushes, palette knives, and even fingers or household materials to achieve exciting results. Colour plays an important part as well as how we handle the paints, be it wet into wet or impasto. If you have any brusho, wax crayons or watercolour sticks, as well as acrylic please bring them as they could be a part of the process to help you to achieve a finished piece of work to take home and hang onto your wall.
The group will be small to allow for individual attention. However I do insist on everyone having an enjoyable time with lots of fun and maybe forming lasting friendships. We will break for a light lunch around 1.00 and finish at 3.00pm
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Light refreshments, fun.
Tea Coffee and Biscuits.
Home made soup and bread roll plus cake.
Shirley at Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All
Rocking House Main Street Fangfoss, York Yorkshire YO41 5JH
I very much enjoyed the workshop. It has given me confidence as it made me realize that everyone has his/her own style and there is no such thing as good or bad. Shirley is good at showing you little techniques and explained how you can use acrylics in different ways (wet/dry etc). She answers all the questions with patience and is a lovely host.
I enrolled my 13 year old granddaughter on this course with Shirley to encourage her to improve and learn. Carys has enjoyed this, her second workshop, and made the comment that the day had gone really quickly, which says it all.
With Shirley's guidance she produced a very nice landscape. Thank you so much Shirley.
Thank you Shirley for a fantastic, inspirational acrylic course. I loved it and learned so much about applying paint and achieved so much in a day! This was just what I had hoped for. You gave great demonstrations to start us off followed by lots of time to put what we had learned into practice.
Thank you so much Shirley.
It was a pleasure to show everyone what they /you could achieve. I enjoy teaching people who are as enthusiastic and keen to learn as this group were. Thanks for your lovely comments.
I hope to see you again Judy in the future.
Having thoroughly enjoyed a previous workshop with Shirley I was looking forward to this one, and I was not disappointed. It was an excellent combination of learning and fun. Clear demonstrations of techniques, sharing of ideas and information, individualistic responses encouraged, and tea/coffee/biscuits thrown in for good measure! By the end of the day I felt physically tired but creatively energised. Thanks, Shirley.
Its a pleasure seeing you have a go at anything i show you how to do. I loved the gold painting you did.
I loved the course. Acrylics were a new medium for me and it was interesting to learn new skills and techniques. I had a go at the techniques taught in the class and really enjoyed it. I got home and did a brilliant painting using those techniques but with my oil paints, and I'm absolutely thrilled with the result, so I've learnt skills that also translate into my oil paintings.
Thanks for your kind words Katie, You were a very capable student. I liked your willingness to try new techniques and to experiment. Keep on pushing the boundaries and getting out of the box.
Shirley is an excellent teacher; very patient and knows her stuff. I really enjoyed this day and was also very pleasantly surprised at what I learned and was able to achieve during the day. Highly recommended.