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Acrylic Forestscapes for Beginners

This is a beginners workshop and an introduction to Acrylic paints, and will cover:


Textures and Brush Signatures



As a beginners workshop all materials will be provided. For any students who wish to bring their own materials this is
the list we will provide on the day and you need to bring the same or

75ml tubes of acrylic paint; Cadmium Red Deep, Lemon Yellow,
Ultramarine, Mars Black and Titanium White and Sap Green

An easel

Paper kitchen towel

A painting apron

2 containers for water (preferably not glass)

Plastic palette or a saucer for mixing paint

a 1 inch wide flat synthetic hair (watercolour) brush

a half inch round synthetic hair brush

a half inch flat acrylic bristle brush

a half inch long rigger

Some reference for a painting you might like to try and most

Any other paint brushes you might care to bring

an open and willing heart with a smile!

What you need: We will provide a canvas and paper, paint and all materials - please bring your own if desired. Please bring a packed lunch - there are refreshments on site.

Tutor: Dave White 

Dave has been a professional artist since 2004 when he was made redundant from his job as a Finance Director. Dave was told by his art teacher at school in 1973 that “his art would not amount to anything” and so he switched A level emphasis to numbers as opposed to art and didn’t paint again until 2004. Since then he has earned a full time living from acrylic art to feed his family of four.

"I believe art is not a black box for the benefit of the few but that we all have a creative gift which needs to be nurtured and developed."- Dave White. 

Dave has exhibited annually at Crufts and the New Forest Show. Contracted in 2011 to write a book for Search Press called Ready to Paint; Horses in Acrylics and was Artist in Residence for the Rhinefield House Hotel in the New Forest from 2005 -2017. He also published Sea and Sky in Acrylics in October 2015 which sold over 30,000 copies. Dave was even voted Best Professional in the Abstract and Experimental Category of the SAA Artist of the Year 2015. His latest book Painting Dog Portraits in Acrylics was published worldwide October 2018. 

Tickets: £50 - with materials 
Sessions: Friday 28 January, 10am – 4pm & Friday 29 April  

Book your space for the Acrylic Forestscapes For Beginners with Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes at Forest Arts Centre. We have introduced a number of measures in line with government guidelines to help manage our visitor numbers and ensure we maintain social distancing to protect you, our staff and volunteers. You can find out what we are doing at Forest Arts Centre here. More information is available in our FAQs. Please email forest.arts@hampshireculturaltrust.org.ukif you have any enquiries. Activities are subject to change and this event will take place dependent on government guidelines in place at the time.               

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