Evening Courses

Morning & Evening Classes in South Dublin
Art (Watercolours/Acrylics)


Beginner to Improver    

Start Date

Spring 2024                   


Ann Kavanagh

Course Overview


In this course participants will learn the basic principles of painting and drawing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Working primarily from observation, students will be encouraged to develop their creative self-expression through simple exercises and techniques.  This is an interactive class and class size will be limited to allow for engagement with the tutor and other participants.  Students are free to use either watercolours or acrylics



Beginners are encouraged to work in Acrylics as they are easier but they are free to use watercolours or to try them as the course progresses.

For All Students:

  • Cartridge paper size A3 pad for sketching, 2B, 6B, pencils and charcoal
  • Two small jam jars, a roll of tissue paper, rags, a white plate or palette

For Acrylics:

  • An A3 Book of Acrylic paper
  • Acrylic paints in the following colours

Alizarian Crimson
Lemon Yellow
Ultramarine Blue

More colours will be required as the course progresses

  • Brushes

1 large bristle or synthetic round brush size 12 to 14, 1 medium bristle or synthetic filbert brush size 6 to 8 and 1 small nylon brush size 4

For Watercolours:

  • Cotman Water Colours a box of twelve half-pan colours or similar.
    (Essential colours: Alizarian Crimson, Lemon Yellow and Ultramarine Blue.
    These are usually included in a standard box.)
    An A3 Book of good quality Watercolour Paper. 140lbs/300gms
  • Brushes:

2x Round pointed brushes e.g. Cotman no. 14 and no.6 and 1x large Hake Brush size 12 approx.


Book your place on a Class

Book Tuesday Evening

Ann Kavanagh

Beginner to Improver level.  Medium  – Watercolour and Acrylic

7.0 – 9.15pm
(10 weeks)