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Presenting this fabulous Historical themed workshop, suitable for both painting and drawing mediums.

Medieval Costumed model with authentic Harp – holding the same pose all day.

Participants can either concentrate of a Portrait composition or the full figure ( although some drapes may change after breaks) with added backdrop and props.

This workshop is fully tutored and all abilities are welcome, guidance adapted to individual needs.

 

Date ~ Saturday 28th October 2017

Time ~ 10am – 3pm

Venue ~ Mountfield Village Hall TN32 5LG

Tutor ~ Juliette Dodd

Fee ~ £45

As usual complementary refreshments available throughout the day, please bring a packed lunch and your preferred art materials.

Early booking essential for these popular events as places are very limited

Contact Juliette on (01424) 424010 or email juliette.bythesea1@gmail.com

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ART CLASSES with BARBARA VALENTINE ~ Start Tuesday 12th SEPTEMBER 2017

PORTRAIT CLASSES with JULIETTE DODD ~ start Tuesday 19th SEPTEMBER

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 * MOUNTFIELD COMMUNITY ARTS ~ ESTABLISHED 10 YEARS AGO IN 2007 *

It’s our Anniversary year and we are thrilled to continue to offer superior Art tuition in this beautiful rural location. Easily accessed via the A21/ A2100 and within a 30 minute radius from Battle, Bexhill, Hastings, Rye, Hawkhurst, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Hurst Green, Etchingham, Burwash, Heathfield, Robertsbridge and surrounding villages. Our classes are so sought after students travel from as far afield as Eastbourne and Romney Marsh for our special sessions.

Specialist Art classes run by qualified tutors who are also practising professional Artists in the heart of East Sussex.

These highly popular and celebrated courses are very welcoming and friendly as well as informative and enlightening. We are happy to offer taster sessions before committing and can provide gift vouchers for a session or full term for the perfect present.

Extensive refreshments are available during each class catering for most needs, if you have any specific dietary requirement please inform the tutors who are happy to cater to your desires i.e Coeliac, lactose intolerant, vegan etc

All ages and abilities very welcome – you’re never too old to learn something new!

MIXED-MEDIA ART CLASSES – Tuesday afternoons 1 – 3.30 pm & Wednesday mornings 10 am – 12.30 with Barbara Valentine.  This amazing course consists of three 11 week terms and introduces the students to a full range of mixed-media with special attention to Watercolour painting. Barbara is a world renown and award winning Miniature painter and this is a unique opportunity to learn this ancient and mysterious tradition under expert guidance. Many students follow self directed projects, depending on experience, and learn new techniques adapted to individual needs. Each session has a botanical themed still life arranged for your delight, with seasonal flowers, fruit and foliage especially gathered from Barbara’s own beautiful cutting garden to inspire and enthral artistic works. All classes hold an array of practical equipment and a selection art materials needed so students can try a range of  mediums before they buy their own – advice happily given by the tutors.

Mixed-media encompasses all the art materials generally available and easily purchased from local independent suppliers including @The Crafty Norman in Battle and @In-Perspective at Bexhill. We offer our continued support to all these amazing shops for their dedication to our local and artistic communities and hope you do too.

Mixed-Media Term starts on Tuesday 12th September at 1 pm

For bookings and further information contact Barbara Valentine on (01424)838264  – email – barbara.valentine@mypostoffice.co.uk

PORTRAIT CLASSES ~ Tuesday mornings at 10 am – 12.30 with Juliette Dodd . This structured course specifically concentrates on Portraiture and runs in three distinct terms throughout the academic year. Term One – 10 weeks – Introducing Portraiture – starting at the beginning of how to get a likeness, facial structure and anatomy, shading and texture. Working with a range of drawing mediums from pencil, ink pen, conte, chalk and charcoal, teaching traditional academic drawing through to expressive experimental at a slow easy to follow pace. Term Two – Introducing Colour – with 5 weeks each concentrating on Pastels and Watercolour Pencils, building up students skill base and confidence as well as experimenting with individuals styles and strengths. Term Three – Introducing Paint – working with Watercolour and Acrylic paints in an easy to follow gradual way, this term helps deepen the technical application as well as learning colour mixing.

All Portrait sessions work from one or two models – depending on class size – as maximum of 10 students per sitter is preferred. Using live models gives a far superior subject to draw and paint, with an infinite variety of views, lighting and positions to choose from.

Term starts on Tuesday 19th September at 10 pm

For bookings and course enrolment contact Juliette Dodd on (01424) 424010 – email – juliette.bythesea1@gmail.com

VENUE ~ MOUNTFIELD VILLAGE HALL TN32 5LG ( for more precise directions look in the ‘About” section)

FEES ~ Barbaras MIXED-MEDIA ART Course ~  £95 for 11 week term

PORTRAIT course ~ £120 for 10 week term paid in advance ( preferred)  – £13 per individual session ( please contact Juliette before you drop in )

Refreshments  ~ tea, coffee, de-caf coffee, herbal teas and a selection of nostalgic chocolate biscuits to delight and energise break times ~ £1

ANY QUERIES PLEASE RING THE TUTORS FOR A CHAT

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SATURDAY 22nd JULY

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Costumed Portrait Painting Workshop – with young actor sitting for the whole day wearing Historical costume ( 1066 – Medieval Knight). Perfect opportunity to indulge in oils or acrylics and concentrate on an exciting and dramatic portrayal of this whole figure composition.

This is a tutored workshop for all abilities, beginners supported and experimentation encouraged for those that want to take their skills further.

Don’t be afraid to step into the darkness – big brushes and plenty of boldness – the safe zone is stagnant – time to swim with the tide.

SURPRISE YOURSELF AND ENJOY THE RIDE!

PLACES LIMITED SO EARLY BOOKING ESSENTIAL ring Juliette on (01424) 424010 email – juliette.bythesea1@gmail.com

Venue – Mountfield Community Arts ~ Mountfield Village Hall

Fee – £45

Refreshments provided – Portable easels available – Bring a packed lunch and your preferred mediums. Arrive early for a 10 am start.

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COLOURING THE NEW YEAR

January 6, 2017

Start the new year as you mean to go on – set goals – make plans and release your creative side.

Art classes start again in January working with colour to help brighten up the dull winter months.

Juliette’s Tuesday morning Portrait classes are concentrating on Pastels for the next few sessions. After a slow build up before Christmas, students can experiment and have a bit of fun using the intense pigments this medium is known for .

Class start date Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 10 – 12.30

 

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Barbara Valentine’s mixed-media classes vein a week later on Tuesday 17th January 1 – 3.30 and Wednesday 18th Jan 10- 3.30.

Lots of interesting subjects and techniques explored including coloured pencils for fine observational drawings (example pictured) as well as more expressional renditions of familiar scenes and landscapes.

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New students are always welcome to come for a taster session before committing, bring a friend and have some fun. Classes are open to all abilities – have a chat to the tutor

Juliette – (01424) 424010

Barbara – (01424) 838264

Independent Art Classes in East Sussex between Battle and Robertsbridge, within 30 minutes drive from Bexhill, Hastings, St.Leonards, Rye, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Wadhurst, Heathfield

Mountfield Community Art is run by professional artists and qualified tutors with many years practical experience – Bringing high quality Art education to Rural East Sussex

NEW TERM & WORKSHOPS

November 18, 2016

New Portrait term starts on Tuesday 29th November, concentration on ‘Introducing Colour’ for 10 weeks

Students will gradually be introduced to coloured pastels during an intensive 5 week period using this versatile medium. We have an inspiring array of new sitters to draw and working on a larger scale helps to free up everyones unique style.

There are still a few places left on the course, with two models per session in this mixed abilities class.

WORKSHOPS 2017

Due to popular demand I’ve been busy organising regular monthly PORTRAIT workshops on the following dates –

Saturday 25th March ( Mothering Sunday weekend – perfect gift)

Saturday 22nd April ( tail end of the school Easter Holidays)

Saturday 27th May

Saturday 22nd July ( a follow on from the Oil Painting Summer School)

 

Each workshop runs from 10 am to 3 pm, refreshments provided, please bring your own art materials and a packed lunch.

The model will be in one pose for the whole day – perfect opportunity to get the oil paints out and have a intensive painting session. Step by step demonstrations and advice.

  • Fee £45 for the day – includes individual tuition from the tutor – Juliette Dodd
  • When booking, a £20 deposit is requested to hold your place.
  • Open GIFT VOUCHERS are available for these special days with the date to be decided by the recipient.

Contact – Juliette Dodd – (01424) 424010

email – juliette.bythesea1@gmail.com

For venue directions please look in the ‘About’ section

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Half Term and Holidays

February 9, 2016

HALF TERM for all classes between 15th -19th February

PORTRAIT class returns Tuesday 23rd February using Watercolour Pencils.

Lots of experimenting with colours and getting to grips with this interesting medium, last session we picked just two colours to work with, alternating our choices with every new sketch. By the end of the morning everyone had used a wide range of choices and felt more confident with the amount of pencil pigment to initially draw with and how the water brush changed these marks.

Plans for the next session after the break, gradually introduction of more colours and line.

EASTER BREAK – two weeks between 21st March and 1st April

 

 

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Aqua green and dark pink

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FRESH NEW YEAR – 2016

January 5, 2016

Wishing all our students a very Happy New Year, full of inspiration and excitement and hoping the Christmas break has recharged your batteries ready to create wonderful works.

Portrait classes will begin again on Tuesday 12th January, starting at 10 am, we will be working with the popular medium of Pastels.

Tutor Barbara Valentine had a successful operation before Christmas and is making a good recovery, she plans to resume her regular classes the following week starting on Tuesday January 19th in the afternoon at 1.30 pm and on Wednesday 20th morning at 10 am.  Just for the time being, until she is fully recovered, she has decided to only hold two classes a week instead of three.

Anyone who usually attends the Wednesday afternoon class, please get in touch with Barbara to re-arrange another session, email barbara.valentine@mypostoffice.co.uk

To any prospective students, we always welcome new class members and our courses are open to begin at anytime, we cater for all abilities so if you’ve always wanted to learn how to draw and paint just get in touch and come along for a taster session. We can supply basic drawing materials and paper so there is no need to buy anything special before you’ve had a sample of the various mediums.

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I recently represented our classes at the Mountfield Village Gathering, a  showcase of all the wonderful and interesting events and groups based in and around the Village Hall that make this small pocket of East Sussex so full of life and community spirit.

Part of the event was to unveil the new defibrillator that is in place outside the halls main entrance. St.John’s Ambulance crew were on hand to demonstrate its use with very simple and easy to follow instructions, all of which are inside the orange pack. This is kept unlocked and can be accessed by anyone using the hall incase of a cardiac arrest emergency. The machine will only work when no heartbeat is detected so cannot be misused.

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