20th November A Workshop in Acrylic Techniques



The course 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
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.

There is plenty of space for you to work in at a large table All security and social distancing is observed at all times.

(Regarding your questions if there is still a risk of covid transmission.
The studio is approximately 38ft x 18ft and all of you will have your own space at 6ft tables that are well spaced out. You will come in from an external separate door into a sunroom with the sliding doors open. The working area will have some of the 11 windows. You are asked to wear a mask at all times. There will be hand sanitises for use and you can scan a track and trace app if you have one on your phone. The room, toilet and kitchen facilities are covid compliant and are only used for my art courses. I have paper towels and hand sanitiser handwashing gel for your use. The studio and facilities are not only used as classes and are cleaned thoroughly before and after a workshop or class. If you want to have a drink or food then you could go outside onto the patio area where there is seating. Any materials you use will of course be included I will provide tea, coffee, biscuits. I ask people to bring their own cups and lunch if they would prefer to. I am sure that this meets all safety precautions and that you do not have a need to worry unduly. Hopefully, by the time of this workshop we will be free of this pandemic.)

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 and materials.

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


Rocking House Studio
Main Street
Fangfoss, York
YO41 5JH

Suitable for

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


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

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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.

In-person course
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,

In-person course
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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