A Workshop in Acrylic Techniques



The workshop will be the normal way of painting in Acrylics and watercolours
Aimed at beginners and improvers.
After a short demonstration, you will be encouraged to work in acrylic.
I will provide subject material and help each individual. You will need to bring your own paints and brushes or you can order a set to use on the day.
Held on the outskirts of York. The studio is on the first floor with private access. It has a lovely view over the Wolds and a large garden for you to take a walk in at lunchtime.

The studio is approximately 38ft x 18ft and all of you will have your own space at 6ft tables that are well spaced out. The studio and facilities are not only used as classes and are cleaned thoroughly before and after a workshop.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Tea, Coffee and Cake.

I will also be able to supply additional materials at cost price upon request to take away.


Shirley at Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All

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Rocking House Studio
Main Street
Fangfoss, York
YO41 5JH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (10:30am to 3:00pm)

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Liz Dearsly - - #38240

A wonderful and very enjoyable day spent in a relaxed atmosphere, with good company and beautiful surroundings. Shirley provided expert guidance and tailored the day to meet individual needs and objectives. I learnt a lot including some new techniques (my objective). All that I need to do now is get painting and put my new skills into practice. I have no hesitation in recommending this workshop.

Response from Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All:

Hi Liz Thank you for your lovely comments. The day was great as everybody went along with what I tried to do and the results were great. I hope to see you on another workshop when ever you see one you fancy.
I hope you got the photograph.


Michael Adkinson - - #32803

This course was exactly what I was hoping for. Shirley provided expert guidance in a relaxed atmosphere.
I arrived as a complete novice, having absolutely no experience of acrylics and left eager to carry on. It was a day well spent and with the bonus of taking place in a beautiful Wolds setting.

Response from Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All:

Thank you for your kind words. I thought you were very good with acrylics.You looked to have been using them for a while. I hope to see you again when you want to come to another workshop. Stay safe and positive.

Debbie Turner - - #32728

Fabulous day. Great all round. Learnt a lot and now need to start painting. Will be looking at other courses now as well as a follow up one with Shirley

Response from Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All:

Hi Debbie,
It was a pleasure to show you and Jane how to paint a landscape in Acrylics. I am so pleased you both enjoyed the day. The group really worked well together. I hope you will come along to other workshops and stay as positive as you already are.

Stay well,

Carys Wilkinson - - #27695

I bought a day workshop for my granddaughter Carys as a Christmas present to encourage her with her painting. She thoroughly enjoyed the day and with Shirley’s help and guidance brought home a wonderful piece of work.

Response from Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All:

Hello Ann I was so pleased with the way Carys tried everything that I showed her, she was a pleasure to teach. She is obviously going to continue with her art, she is so enthusiastic. I am pleased she wants to come along on the next Landscape workshop in February. I look forward to seeing her again.

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