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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This popular 6 week course is due to start on Tuesday 6th June and ends on 11th July

Working from 2 models, each for 3 weeks gives the optimum opportunity to complete an in depth portrait using this lovely and versatile medium. Compare different painting surfaces, trying canvas and smooth board, each has a unique application method to explore.

This course is aimed at both beginners, as an introduction to oil painting techniques and also the more experienced student to hone your skills under expert guidance.

Includes – Step by step demonstrations, composition and perspective advice, preparatory design, paint management, colour mixing and application. Ending each session with ‘How to look after your brushes’

Fee – £85 – includes oil paints, mixing mediums and pallet

Venue – Mountfield Village Hall TN32 5LG

Time – 10 am – 12.30

Bring your own brushes – portable easels available to borrow, canvas/boards to purchase, please request size needed.

Aprons/old work clothes advised

Very limited places so early booking essential.

Contact tutor – Juliette Dodd – (01424) 424010

or email – juliette.bythesea1@gmail.com

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

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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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 – ALL CLASSES START ON TUESDAY 15th SEPTEMBER

A big welcome to all our new and returning students, we are happy to help and guide you through your artistic journey.

Weekly classes to exercise, inspire, and teach – using a wide range of medium and techniques to stretch and push your natural abilities to excel in excellence.

Juliette Dodd will be teaching the Tuesday morning PORTRAIT class, beginning with the well loved and traditional medium of pencils. This course is for all abilities with special attention given to beginners, guiding you through the steps of drawing an accurate likeness and understanding the anatomical structure of the face, neck and shoulders. Once students are confident in the basics we will then progress on a journey through the many drawing and painting mediums in a gentle but challenging way with step by step demonstrations.

Returning students will be encouraged to pursue their quest for mastery over their favourite mediums – oils, watercolours or pastels.

A variety of interesting models sitting for two or three weeks in succession, giving scope to spend longer on a painting or to get to know a face well from many angles and different lighting effects.

PORTRAIT CLASS – Tuesday 10am – 12.30pm –

For booking and further information contact Juliette (01424) 424010

email- juliette.bythesea1@gmail.com

Fee – £100 for 10 week term – £11 per drop in session

ART WORKSHOPS with Barbara Valentine – Tuesday 1pm- 3.30 pm

Wednesday 10am- 12.30 and 1pm – 3.30pm

Barbara is a celebrated and award winning Miniaturist and Botanical artist holding specialist classes aimed at all abilities, beginners are especially welcome to these fun and friendly classes.  Students are helped and encouraged to follow their individual path of creative expression with Barbaras gentle but guiding teaching approach. Through exciting still life ideas, new and experimental medium applications, creative projects and progressive themes to inspire all. Practical demonstrations are an important part of the lessons, showing how a variety of effects can be created in a fast and fun way.

Subjects covered include – Composition and perspective, colour mixing and how to use complementary colours, how to grid up a reference photo, plus mounting and framing advice.

Miniature painting, oil and watercolour painting, pastel and acrylic painting, drawing and sketching.

Contact Barbara on (01424) 8382654

email – barbara.valentine@mypostoffice.co.uk

Fee – £85 for 10 week term – £9 drop in session

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Tuesday morning sessions starting on 16th June to 21st July, this 6 week intensive course introduces the techniques and application of oil paints to produce two portraits. 10 am – 12.30 pm

Working from two models each sitting for 3 sessions with demonstrations in various approaches to capturing a likeness in oils.

JUNE 16, 23, 30th – Working on pre-coloured canvas and a 1930’s tableaux with female model dressed in period costume as ‘Afternoon tea with a Lady’.

JULY 7,14, 21st – Model to be confirmed

Students are encouraged to experiment, explore and develop their own unique style in a nourishing environment.

Oil paints, canvas, boards & easels can be provided on request

Fee £75 – 6 session course

Limited places, please book early – Juliette Dodd – (01424) 424010 – juliette.bythesea1@gmail.com