August 9, 2018


During the summer recess the resident tutors, Barbara Valentine and Juliette Dodd have been busy with other projects.

Barbara painted many quick portraits, raising funds for St.Michael’s Hospice at The Crowhurst Village Fayre on Saturday 11th August ( 2 – 5pm ) She will also have leaflets and information about the new classes starting in September. Its a great afternoon of entertainment so it will be lovely to see you all there.

Both tutors have been busy getting ready for the new classes, organising and promoting, ready to welcome new students to the popular courses. Beginners to the subject are well catered for as this is a recognised way to excersise the brain to avoid early on-set Alzheimer’s and memory loss.

Of course creativity is beneficial to the soul and learning new skills is a vital and necessary part of life for every age.

Juliette Dodd recently had the pleasure of holding a few public events during Hastings Old Town Carnival Week celebrations. Painting the official portraits of both the ‘Sea Queen’ and ‘Sea King’ as well as a very special one of the Sea Court Attendant, the very first transgender woman to hold an official title in all the national Carnival Courts.

Hasting should be very proud to be the first to embrace all ages and all genders for these titles.

Juliette is also involved in ‘The Battle Arts Project’, collaborating with other artist from the Battle area, together they have involved all the local schools in a whole community Art project that will be exhibited and celebrated during the annual ‘Battle Festival’  during October.

We hope you all are enjoying the lovely Summer break as much as we are and look forward to seeing you in September – term dates and details will follow shortly.




Photos curtesy of Sid Saunders and Elizabeth Fowler.


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