November 28, 2017

December – brings the end of the first term at Mountfield Community Arts, with midwinter drawing in. Just a quick reminder about extreme weather – if it’s snowing and below freezing then all our classes will be cancelled, we don’t want anyone driving if the roads are dangerous and as the lane at Mountfield is rural it tends not to be gritted. So if its snow, stay in bed, keep warm and do some art related homework instead.

Barbara’s Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning classes have broken up for the festive season

Juliette’s Tuesday morning Portrait classes second term ‘ INTRODUCING COLOUR’  begins on 5th December with the second class on 12th December before the Christmas break.


We would like to wish all our students and supporters a very Merry Christmas and an exciting and productive New Year


GIFT VOUCHERS – As these have proved so popular we are again offering a range of gift vouchers for the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT ever – choose from one taster session, a half term (5 weeks ) or the full term ( 10 weeks) Voucher – please contact either tutor to arrange as prices vary

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

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


IMG_0220Cross hatching demonstration picture –


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.


* 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



                     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

Art courses for 2010 – 2011

September 2, 2010

Now in it’s fourth year, Mountfield Community Arts are pleased to announce the new courses beginning on Tuesday 14th September:

PORTRAITS with Juliette Dodd  ~ Tuesday at 10 – 12.30, starting the term with ‘back to basics’ concentrating on drawing skills using pencils, conte, charcoal and pen & ink. Fee £90 for 10 week term, new students and all abilities welcome. For bookings or enquiries Tel (01424) 424010 or email – juliette.bythesea@virgin.net

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING with Barbara Valentine ~ Tuesday at 1  – 3.30 pm, all abilities welcome to learn different techniques working from seasonal still life or students own personal projects under expert guidance. Fee £78 for 10 week term. For bookings contact Barbara on (01424) 838264

MIXED-MEDIA with Barbara Valentine ~ Wednesday at 10 – 12.30, master a variety of media including acrylics, gouache, inks, pastels and oil paints. Fee £78 for 10 week term. All abilities welcome

MINIATURE PAINTING with Barbara Valentine ~ Wednesday at 1 – 3.30 pm, a specialist course aimed at students with previous painting experience. Working on Ivorine with oils or watercolour paints, specialist brushes on sale at reduced price. Fee £78 for 10 week term.

Bring your own art materials but don’t worry there is always spares if you forget plus paper for sale at cost price and easels to borrow.

Please contact the tutor to book a place, new students are welcome to a taster class before enrolling for a term. All classes are friendly and relaxed, tutors are experienced practising artists.

Tea, coffee and other refreshments are available during the break for 50p.

Many students exhibit and sell their artworks at local art society shows.

Do something different, learn something new, make friends and enjoy yourself!

Term dates 2010

April 21, 2010

PORTRAIT CLASS with Juliette Dodd on Tuesday mornings 10 am – 12.30 pm

27th April – Introducing Acrylic paints using one colour, brown and white on watercolour paper

4th May – Acrylics using two colours, brown, blue and white on watercolour paper

11th May – Acrylics – skin tones on canvas

18th May – Acrylics – colour and technique on canvas

25th May- Acrylics –  Last portrait class until September

SUMMER SCHOOL – Portraits in Oils on Tuesday mornings 10- 12.30, starting 8th June for six weeks , last class 13th July. Fee £70

Suitable for beginners, two models each for 3 weeks, step by step demonstrations covering a variety of techniques, working on canvas and board, oil paints and pallets provided.

WATERCOLOUR CLASS with Barbara Valentine, Tuesday afternoons 1 pm – 3.30 pm

MIXED-MEDIA CLASS with Barbara Valentine, Wednesday mornings 10 am – 12.30 pm

MINIATURE PAINTING CLASS with Barbara Valentine, Wednesday afternoons 1 pm – 3.30 pm