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  • USING OIL PASTELS 16/10/19

    Caroline introduced a session on oil pastels by saying that it is wise to use the best quality pastels. The ones she had were Sennelier (£3.50 a stick, or can be bought in boxes). For paper, a rough ...

  • PAINTING ROTHKO AND COLOUR THEORY 2/10/2019

    Mark Rothko. B 1903 D. 1970 Markus Rothkovitz was a Latvian of Jewish descent. His family emigrated from persecution and settled in Oregon in 1913, where he started painting. In 1920 he moved to the N...

  • Ode to Autumn Watercolour Workshop

    Artistic Ode to Autumn – Watercolour Workshop   Thursday 7th November 2019 This workshop will focus on using watercolour in traditional and contemporary ways, to paint still life with an autumnal f...

  • Painting in the style of Vincent Van Gogh

    Van Gogh was born in 1853, and had a tormented life with a lot of anxiety. It is possible that he may have been a manic depressive. He only started painting aged 27 and tragically died aged only 37. ...

  • Tonal values in portraiture by Caroline Marsden – 4th Sept 2019

    To get a good 3D image you need to use strong shadows to bring out the features. A focal point of a drawing or painting is always where the greatest contrast in tonal values is placed, i.e. the darkes...

  • Dupont Exhibition a Success!

    Our annual Dupont Art Exhibition was a great success this year. We had 477 people visit with over £1100.00 sold in pictures and over £500 in cards and gifts. This was above previous years totals. Pe...

  • DUPONT ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION!

    On Aug 15-17th from 10 am to 5 pm the DUPONT ART  exhibition opens. The set up on Wednesday showed many exceptional paintings of in all price ranges. There is also an excellent craft table with craft...

  • Acrylic and Collage

    Collage was first used as early as 1910 and Picasso did some collages. Collage is a great way to add new dimensions to your paintings. The list of things you can use in collage is almost infinite, but...

  • Building an Acrylic Painting with Layered Washes

      Guest instructor, Zara, introduced her favourite method of developing an acrylic painting by using many washes to slowly develop the picture. She said that this meditative process left a painti...

  • The use of a flat brush

    Brushes come in various shapes including round, filbert (a semi round top and great for portraiture), fan, angular, and the flat brush. Each has it’s own uses. Caroline Marsland demonstrated the...

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