Update 30/1/23 - one place available.

Learn the basics of working with acrylic paint and how I believe they are the simplest and most effective way for a beginner to learn how to paint successfully.

Whether you want to learn to use acrylic paint, practice, improve your skills or gain confidence, I am sure this course will have something for you.

One afternoon a week for six weeks.

About the course

Through a series of paintings (as time allows) you’ll discover how to paint in a semi-realistic/impressionist style with me, professional artist Jon Sephton.

Using acrylic paint can achieve results very similar to oil paint, but with easier handling, cleaning of brushes, quicker drying times and no unpleasant odours.

Acrylic paints are very versatile, but I’ll be using them in a traditional style, not unlike oil painting. I focus on using and applying the paint, rather than drawing, so no need to worry if you feel you ‘can’t draw’.

I hope everyone will take away paintings they can be proud of. If you participated in previous years' successful courses we will be using different subjects for this course.

The course is friendly, informal and, I hope, fun.

Most weeks there will be a short practical demonstration, followed by plenty of time to work at your own pace with as much help and guidance as you would like.

We will work on the same subject together, mainly from photographs. It is anticipated that some paintings may take two or three sessions so there will be plenty of time to work at your own pace with as much help and guidance as you would like.

The main language is English, but if they can forgive my French, I welcome any French speakers.

Some work from previous acrylic courses

Times and dates

The course will run on eight Tuesday afternoons from 13:30 to 16:30, starting on Tuesday 7th February 2023 and finishing on Tuesday 14th March 2023.


All materials and equipment is included in the cost of the course.

Included in the price of the course is:

  • Studio quality acrylic paint. For economy, larger tubes are used from which you can take fresh paint each week.
  • Canvas boards / acrylic painting paper.
  • Set of brushes for each person (to keep).
  • Room hire
  • Refreshments

Venue & cost

The venue will be a light airy room in the village of Monflanquin. There is ample free parking within a short walking distance.

To provide a high level of personal attention, the number of places is limited to 8 people.

The cost of the six week course is 140€ per person, payable at the first session and includes tuition, all materials, tea/coffee and room hire.

 If you would like to spend the full day and take both courses, I'm offering a 15% discount on the total price.

To request more information

Please complete the form below (if you have any problems with the form, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Please note that sending an email doesn’t guarantee a place. I will reply as soon possible to confirm. Places are allocated on a 'first come, first served" basis. To be viable, the course needs a minimum of 5 people. In the event that there are more requests than places, I’ll keep a waiting list.

All details above are accurate at the time of writing (December 2022), but are subject to change.

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