Reviews for Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All

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1 day course. Acrylics and other mediums.

In-person course
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.
Shirley

Delayed course 5 week course: 28th April. Drawing and Painting in the Garden Watercolours Pen/Pencils. There are limited places left. (Course inactive)

In-person course
Sue Smith - - #32786

Great morning painting with Shirley. She is professional and very knowledgeable, kind and patient. She took time to demonstrate, teach, encourage and praise throughout the morning. Covid aware and secure. Great classmates ensured a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommended- can’t wait til my next class!

Response from Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All:

Wow! Thanks for the great review Sue. I'm sure you will make friends with the others as you fitted in so well.
Shirley

1 day course. Acrylics and other mediums.

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,
Shirley

30th Oct Easy ways of Drawing in Charcoal Pastel, Pencil, Pens.

In-person course
Alison Roberts - - #31466

I was able to do this workshop with Shirley and a small a week early and found it to be extremely stimulating, especially the input on dramatic skies (mine are ok but not particularly exciting). Seeing her latest piece of work quite took my breath away and I'm really looking forward to experimenting.

Response from Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All:

Thank you so much for your praise Alison. I think your painting will be just as good when you have completed it. Carry on with the good work.
It's allways a pleasure seeing how hard you try and the results you achieve.
Shirley

Jan 2022 10 wk classes Art 4 All weekly classes in Rocking House Studios with Shirley Davis Dew (Course inactive)

In-person course
J.S. - - #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.
Shirley

30th Oct Easy ways of Drawing in Charcoal Pastel, Pencil, Pens.

In-person course
Mildred Till - - #29139

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.


30th Oct Easy ways of Drawing in Charcoal Pastel, Pencil, Pens.

In-person course
Ann Pearson - - #29087

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.

Jan 2022 10 wk classes Art 4 All weekly classes in Rocking House Studios with Shirley Davis Dew (Course inactive)

In-person course
Linda Harvey - - #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

27th November 2021 All things with water and acrylics, beginners and intermediates painting & drawing day age 13 upwards (Course inactive)

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.
Shirley

30th Oct Easy ways of Drawing in Charcoal Pastel, Pencil, Pens.

In-person course
Katie Cunnah (nee Oxtoby) - - #26496

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.

Response from Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All:

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.

30th Oct Easy ways of Drawing in Charcoal Pastel, Pencil, Pens.

In-person course
Judy Westerby - - #26509

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.

Response from Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All:

Hi Judy

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.
Shirley

30th Oct Easy ways of Drawing in Charcoal Pastel, Pencil, Pens.

In-person course
Alison Roberts - - #26499

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.

Response from Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All:

Thanks Alison
Its a pleasure seeing you have a go at anything i show you how to do. I loved the gold painting you did.
Shirley

30th Oct Easy ways of Drawing in Charcoal Pastel, Pencil, Pens.

In-person course
Kate Martin - - #25222

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.

Response from Shirley Davis Dew. Art 4 All:

Thank you so much for your feed back. it was great to see the way everyone tried out each technique I showed you.

24th April this is a transferred workshop from 30th January. A new way to paint in acrylics (Course inactive)

In-person course
Alison Roberts - - #25220

This was a relaxed yet intense and challenging day. Shirley gave a variety of demonstrations, giving clear explanations and inviting responses at each stage. 'Experimental' was the key word and the results were varied and exciting. I enjoyed going home with all sorts of ideas which I am looking forward to putting into practice.