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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Roll up, roll up…..Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to present for your delectation, an extra special portrait workshop, introducing this CABARET themed painting day.

Perfect subject matter for all mediums – pastels, watercolours acrylics and oils.

We have the wonderful Gillian as our muse for the day, a circus & burlesque performer, ready and willing to entertain us while sitting as still as a statue.

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* The Pose begins at 10am  – including props, costume and model

* Finish at 3pm with the grand cleaning of the brushes ritual

* Tutored workshop – individual guidance to all participant.

* All abilities very welcome

* Paints, canvas and portable easels can be provided on request.

* Refreshments provided throughout the day but please bring a packed lunch.

* Limited places available ~ please book early with a £20 deposit

* Fee ~  £45

* Venue ~  Mountfield Village Hall TN32 5LG

Contact – Juliette for queries and bookings ( 01424) 424010

email – juliette.bythesea1@gmail.com

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

GREETINGS EVERYONE – we hope you’ve all had a wonderful Summer break, now we’ve rested, refreshed and rejuvenated – we are raring to go!

Mountfield Community Arts has continued to inspire and encourage the artistic side of all our students in all mediums.  Our aim is to spread the joy of creativity and enable everyone to gain the courage to continue their journey.

Weekly classes begin again for the new term on Tuesday 13th September. Juliette Dodd teaches the morning Portrait class at 10 am – 12.30. Specially adapted to for beginners, topics included are the secrets of getting a likeness, easy to follow rules of measurements and proportions, plus useful tips on composition. The first term concentrates of the fundamentals of drawing as the basis of all great art, using pencils, conte, pen & ink, charcoal and chalk. Keeping things simple until its time to progress.

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Barbara Valentine holds regular weekly classes in Mixed-media, encompassing a whole range of different techniques and media – pastels, oils, watercolour, pencils etc. Tuesday afternoons plus two sessions on Wednesdays to cater for all abilities and subjects. Students are encouraged to work on their own projects under the expert guidance of multi award winning miniature painter, Barbara Valentine.

All the classes held here at Mountfield are very informal and friendly, attracting people from all walks of life and varying distances away, coming together in a shared love of art and beauty. These unique classes strive to encompass the traditional teachings of art from practicing artists/ qualified tutors who can genuinely make a difference to your life.

Classes –

TUESDAY morning 10 – 12.30  ~ PORTRAITS with Juliette Dodd – a variety of different models weekly

Fee £100 per 10 week term

TUESDAY Afternoon 1 – 3.30 ~ MIXED-MEDIA with Barbara Valentine – Different media taught including watercolour, oils, drawing and sketching

WEDNESDAY morning 10-12.30 ~ MIXED-MEDIA with Barbara Valentine – Painting and drawing. Floral, landscape, miniature and personal projects, all with individual tuition. Demonstrations for various techniques during each session, Q&A plus tutorials and critique

Fee £90 per 10 wek term

For bookings and course information and enquiries please contact the tutor –

Juliette Dodd – (01424) 424010 – juliette.bythesea1@gmail.com

Barbara Valentine (01424) 838264 – barbara.valentine@mypostoffice.co.uk

 

 

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MOUNTFIELD COMMUNITY ARTS DISPLAY AT BATTLE LIBRARY

                     2013 Classes begin on Tuesday 10th September

PORTRAITS with Juliette Dodd , 10 am – 12.30 every Tuesday. Working from a model this course takes the student on an intensive learning journey using all the drawing and painting mediums. With Step by step demonstrations and individual guidance to reach your full potential as an artist.

WATERCOLOURS with Barbara Valentine, 1 pm – 3.30 every Tuesday. A varied course teaching a wide range of watercolour techniques both traditional and experimental. Materials are available to purchase.

MIXED – MEDIA classes with Barbara, both morning and afternoon sessions on Wednesdays. Featuring a wide variety of topics from Landscapes to Seascapes, Still life and Fantasy to Botanical and Historical. Mediums include inks, oils, pastels, acrylic and gouache in a range of scales from massive to miniature.

FEES – PORTRAIT Course – £95 for 10 week term

WATERCOLOUR and MIXED MEDIA courses – £78 for 10 week term

To be payed in advance

New students are welcome to a taster class.

All classes are fun, friendly and relaxed. Please bring your own art materials although the tutors will always have spare if you forget.

Book your place with the tutor –

Juliette (01424) 424010    juliette.bythesea@virgin.net

Barbara (01424) 838264    barbara.valentine@mypostoffice.co.uk

Hello and welcome to our new term of exciting Art courses.

Lots to do, plenty to learn, friends to make and faces to gurn (?)..hay, we all have our ‘painting face’…you know the one with the tongue out, all screwed up in concentration?

THE  ACADEMIC YEAR STARTS ON TUESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER at 10 am, 2012

PORTRAITS with Juliette Dodd , Tuesdays at 10 – 12.30 ~ all abilities welcome, total beginners will be given a full grounding on anatomy, proportions and perspective, models provided. First session – just bring sketchbook and pencils and we’ll carry on a journey through the mediums from there.

Fee £90- per 10 week term

Contact the tutor on (01424) 424010 for further information.

WATERCOLOURS with Barbara Valentine , Tuesday at 1 to 3.30 pm ( starting on 11th Sep) ~ all abilities welcome, working with this beautiful and evocative medium, over the course you will be guided through the many different techniques to achieve the freedom of expression you have only dreamt of.

Fee £80 per 10 weeks

MIXED-MEDIA with Barbara Valentine, Wednesdays at 10 – 12.30 ( starting on 12th Sep) ~ all abilities welcome, combining a multi media repertoire to help fulfil your artistic desire, learn the basic techniques to work in a wide variety of mediums, oil, pastel, ink , acylics and more.

Fee £80 per 10 week term

MINIATURE PAINTING with Barbara Valentine, Wednesdays at 1 to 3.30 pm ~ for those with previous experience. This is a specialist course aimed at artist who wish to learn this ancient, secret and exquisite Art form. Please contact the tutor for further information

Fee £80 per 10 week term

Barbara Valentine (01424) 838264 ~ for bookings and more course information

Find directions to these classes in the ‘About’ section

An afternoon with Tom Baker

October 31, 2011

During the half term break from our weekly art classes, Barbara Valentine and Juliette Dodd were invited to spend the afternoon drawing quick portraits of actor Tom Baker, this was part of the fundraising day in aid of St. Michael’s Hospice ( Upper Maze Hill, St. Leonards-on-sea – www.stmichaelshospice.com/) During the afternoon hundreds of fans ( called Whovians) queued up to meet Tom for signings and photographs. Some came from as far afield as Australia and America and he spent time chatting to each one as well as meeting all the patients beforehand.

We sketched as many images as we could in the time, even though Tom was never still for a moment making our job very tricky but not impossible! After four hours non stop drawing we were exhausted, stopping when it got dark, although Tom insisted he carried on meeting the fans, he didn’t want to disappoint anyone…as we left the queue was still quite long.

Tom signed all the portraits, the Hospice kept one for their Foyer wall, one as a raffle prize, one was presented to the organizer and the rest were auctioned off for the charities funds. Barbara regularly paints quick portraits in exchange for donations to St. Michael’s Hospice at local Art shows and Fetes, she has raised thousands of pounds towards the charity over the years and well known at the many Hospice fundraising events. During the day we met lots of lovely and interesting people, Hospice volunteer James (pictured in the Hi-Viz jacket) will be modelling for Tuesdays Portrait class in the near future.

Tom Baker Raffle prize portrait

Tom Baker with portrait in progress

The lucky Raffle winner chose his prize

Juliette and Barbara drawing Tom while he meets his fans

James, Hospice volunteer