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Intermediate Sea and Sky Acrylics Workshop

A full day workshop for those with more experience in painting with Acrylics. You will cover...
  • Two hours learning acrylic techniques (backgrounds and skies) 
  • Two hours learning to paint waves and wash 
  • And two hours of painting your choice of seascape - bring your own reference or continue with finishing the above exercises. 

This workshop is in conjunction with Dave White's online exhibition, The Joy of Where We Live, where all artworks are on sale here

What you need: We require participants over the age of 11 to wear face coverings in the centre. 
We are unable to provide materials at this time, please bring...
  • At
    least a 1” flat brush, a half inch round and a rigger plus any others you like
    to use

  • And tubes of acrylic paint in colours:
    • Cadmium red deep or crimson 
    • Cadmium yellow 
    • Ultramarine 
    • Pthalo or prussian blue 
    • Titanium white 
    • Hookers green 
    • Burnt sienna 
    • Burnt umber 
    • Yellow ochre 
    • Lemon yellow 
Please bring a packed lunch - there are refreshments on site. 
We will provide a canvas and paper.


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: £35 - without materials

Session: Friday 4 June, 10am – 4pm  

Book your space for Intermediate Sea and Sky Acrylics Workshop 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.uk if you have any enquiries. Activities are subject to change and this event will take place dependent on government guidelines in place at the time.

  • Intermediate Sea and Sky Acrylics Workshop

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