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



14th, 21st and 28th June at 10 – 12.30

Over six weeks, intensive oil painting sessions with two models each of 3 weeks.

I was lucky enough to book two fantastic models for the Summer School this year.

Setting a scene with ‘The Cavalier’, wearing period costume and accompanying objects, this will give you an excellent ¬†challenge in painting different fabrics and textures.

5th, 12th and 19th July at 10 – 12.30

The second half of the course will whizz straight into the 1960’s, the lovely model will be wearing groovy colours and a beehive hairdo for total contrast.

With step by step demonstrations from the tutor, Juliette Dodd, this course is aimed at all abilities

Working on both canvas and board, some easels available, paints and mediums can be provided.

Places strictly limited so early booking recommended.

Venue – Mountfield Village Hall

Fee Р£80

Contact – Juliette on (01424) 424010 –


After an intensive three weeks working on the smooth surface of board, the results were very successful.

Students found they needed to use less oil than when painting on canvas as well as being able to blend the colours more easily.

Keiran impressed us all with his ability to stay incredibly still while in period costume, along side a Veritas still life ( symbolic objects ). The more experienced students chose to include this into their compositions, which added a narrative to the finished painting.

By the end of the summer school everyone felt more confident with oil paints and are eager to continue.