Capturing colour and light as you discover Acrylics

Discover the huge range of possibilities open to artists using acrylic paints. Eve will guide you through materials, methods and exciting options using colour as a springboard into your work.

  • Tutor, Eve Dawson
  • Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March
  • 10am – 12, via Zoom
  • £115/course
  • There will be a dedicated WhatsApp group for the duration of the course for easy exchange of images and support
  • You will be sent a zoom link for the course
  • Please see materials list towards the end of this information

Eve brings life and excitement to all she produces with an open approach to materials, equipment and artistic references. This is an opportunity to benefit from her knowledge and enthusiasm.

Eve Dawson specializes in an expressionist and intuitive style of working which is full of energy and colour. She lives in a Hampshire village on the river Test and uses her rural environment as inspiration for her work.

What to expect on the course

You will learn about acrylic paints, acrylic inks, pens, acrylic mediums, what you can paint onto, and what you can paint with. Eve will guide you through it all with abundant knowledge and enthusiasm.

Learn about the basics of colour theory, make your own colour wheel, discover complementary colours, primary, secondary, tertiary colours.

Eve will use Klimt, Rothko, Monet, Kandinsky and others as reference. You will be given a link to notes, images and instructions for each class.

The live Zoom classes are recorded so you can watch them at a time that suits you, and rewatch them to catch up on anything you missed.


Bring materials that you have available, even those things NOT on the list below.

  • 2 x ready made square canvas – all the same size and not too small, and a pad or equivalent of quality cartridge paper A1,
  • An A3 pad of acrylic paper
  • Acrylic Paints: Any paints you may already have including:
  • Titanium White,
  • Payne’s Grey,
  • Indigo,
  • Ultramarine Blue,
  • Cadmium Red,
  • Magenta or Rose,
  • Lemon Yellow,
  • Cadmium Yellow, all available from The Range or online with Amazon.

Drawing and line making materials

  • pencil, watercolour pencil
  • posca pens
  • other line making and drawing equipment
  • charcoal
  • fixative

Other things may be added later

Tools for applying paint:  straight edge brushes, rounded brushes, palette knives, plastic scrapers, old credit cards, sponges and old house brushes, plastic sheeting to protect walls and all surfaces, water sprayer, apron or old shirt. Two jam jars for water. Plus kitchen roll for general mopping up!

You will need to be able to work upright so arrange an area at home where you can place an easel if you have one, either free standing, or table top, or a drawing board, avoid working flat. 

We run a Whatsapp group for this class so students can share their work with Eve and with each other. please send your mobile number when you book this course.