Teaching Onsite & Online

I thoroughly enjoy sharing the creative skills I have acquired over the years, including various painting techniques and approaches. Teaching others about all aspects of drawing brings me immense joy, and I take pride in how my teaching methods have evolved over time. I embrace the role of the “artist” who shares knowledge in a relaxed and informal manner. In my vision, we are all participants in one large studio space, where we can openly exchange our experiences and frustrations. I understand that the creative process is not always smooth sailing; in fact, the failures and mistakes often hold greater significance than the successes. My ultimate goal is for everyone to leave with a positive and confident mindset, unafraid to explore and experiment.

Whether I am teaching online or in-person, my aim is to cultivate a relaxed space that encourages open conversations about the creative process. I believe that through dialogue and exchange, we can delve deeper into the intricacies of artistic expression. Whether we’re discussing brush techniques, color theory, or conceptual ideas, I want to create a space where numerous conversations can flourish. By fostering this environment, I hope to inspire a sense of camaraderie among my students, allowing for the exploration of different perspectives and the sharing of valuable insights.

Pastel & Graphite Drawing by Stuart – Express Yourself Through Drawing Tuesday 12.00 – 2pm

The Fresh Art Fair & Bradford Art Gallery

I am very pleased to post that my work is now being exhibited by The Bradford Gallery situated in Bradford-on-Avon and I was delighted to be represented by the gallery at The Fresh Art Fair at the Cheltenham Racecourse and at Racecourse in September.

Three Works delivered to The Bradford Gallery in May 2023
Fresh Art Fair – Cheltenham

June 2023 – Update on Courses @Peter Symonds College

I have three courses currently running at Peter Symonds Adult Education College:

Portraiture Painting & Drawing (Monday Evenings 7.15 to 9.30)

Guided Painting (Tuesday 9.30 – 11.30)

Drawing to Express Yourself (Tuesday 12.00 – 14.00)

Information is available from registry at Peter Symonds Adult Education College, Winchester, Hampshire UK or email me on: e.v.dawson@icloud.com

Observational Drawing by Stuart – Express Yourself Through Drawing

Are you ready to paint? Ready for a challenge? Courses for September – December 2022

Welcome everyone to the start of your creative journey and welcome back to all those who have been before!

September sees the start of the Autumn Term at Peter Symonds. See below course and dates. Courses are suitable for absolutely everyone, plenty of spaces currently available so enrol today and lets start your creative journey.

Art: Express yourself through drawing (A50A) on 27 Sep 2022 – 06 Dec 2022 at Weeke – AHED Centre

Art: Guided Painting (Learn some Techniques) (A62A) on 27 Sep 2022 – 06 Dec 2022 at Weeke – AHED Centre

Art: Portrait Drawing and Painting (A19A) on 26 Sep 2022 – 05 Dec 2022 at Weeke – AHED Centre

Image of ‘Guided Painting” Student’s work

January – May Exciting Art Courses

Question: Feeling low, need a lift? Its a known fact that doing something ‘arty’ is an excellent way to relax and clear the mind. Classes at Peter Symonds Adult Education College, Weeke in Winchester are continuing into 2022 please see the following links for further details about: Portrait & Drawing



Through Hampshire Art Studios I will be running a colourful, this will be via Zoom and will be addressing the use of colour for beginners in acrylics. This online course starts in March. Please see link below.


Alternatively if you prefer to work from home I do offer ‘One 2 One’ sessions via Zoom to enable individuals to develop their skills and generate a broader understanding of painting and drawing. I have a few spaces available, daytime and evenings. If you have any questions about price or materials please email e.v.dawson@icloud.com

November News

Hello there, November already! Online Zoom classes for ‘Still Life with Acrylics’ are coming to an end but each session has been recorded and is available to purchase via the following link. https://hampshireart.studio/still-life-with-acrylics/ Future classes either onsite or online at Hampshire Art Studio will be advertised on this website.

Courses are still running at Peter Symonds Adult Education College these include: ‘Express Yourself Through Drawing’ and Portraiture. We are on week 6 now of a 10 week course. If your would like to attend this same course in the spring then please head to registry at the college either on line or in person, hurry though because it tends to fill up quickly. Portraiture starts again on 10/01/22 and Express Yourself Through Drawing on 11/01/22 see the links below for details on each course.



We are introducing a new daytime course starting on January 11th called ‘Guided Painting with Tutor Eve Dawson’ this will run from 9.30 to 11.30 for ten weeks. Click on the link below to see details. This is basically a step by step painting course working from seasonal images provided by the artist.


There are also workshops on offer which are also advertised on the college website.

One2one online Mentoring sessions are available at a time that suits the individual, daytime or evenings and are online via Zoom. These are bespoke sessions tailored to each person’s creative needs from absolute beginners to artists who have some experience but feel they need a regular constructive ‘critique’ session. Each session runs for an hour to an hour and a half and includes practical work, demonstrations, conversation and feedback. Click on the link below to see details.


New & Exciting Individual Mentoring Sessions 2022

Throughout the pandemic Eve has been teaching online via Zoom. She is now sharing her years of experience and skills through private mentoring/coaching. Eve will discuss with you your interests, what you find inspirational, for example other artist’s work etc., Then through a series of painting exercises and demonstrations led by Eve you’ll ultimately discover your own creative voice.

Each online Zoom session runs from 60-70 minutes from Eve’s actual studio and costs £50. This is the perfect solution for those who wish to paint or draw from the comfort of their own home. Please contact Eve via email e.v.dawson@icloud.com or on 07801421363

Art Demonstration

‘A Brush With Nature’ En Plein Air Painting Days 2022

Have you always fancied painting and drawing outside (En Plein Air)? Being outside in the fresh air is fundamental to our well being and during these challenging times we have all turned to our natural environment to seek comfort and solace. When we are surrounded by nature we feel relaxed and carefree. Well when the weather starts to warm up Eve is planning on organising ‘En Plein Air’ events. These will be in the Hampshire area but eventually all over the South East and South West at various locations. Initially the cost will be £100 per person per day, but this rate will be revised when taking National Trust entrance fees into account.

Events will be advertised on this website and on Instagram, tickets will be available via Eventbrite tickets will be limited as Eve would like to keep the groups small.

You will need to bring drawing or painting equipment and materials such as sketch book & paint etc.,