Dupont art Club will begin the 2022 season on January 5th (1:30pm) and January 6th (10:00 am). Caroline will be starting the Wednesday class with a Drawing Skills demo. Drawing with a live model will start on the Thursday.
New members are welcome. Just come along to Ventnor Hall on Blatchington Road and George Street, Hove. Everyone must wear a mask
Hope to see you in 2022!!
On November 18th twelve Dupont members attended a Dupont Art Club workshop taught by Seana Mallen on Geli Pad Art.
She introduced the supplies being used including two sizes of geli pads, acrylic paints, rollers, and many types of papers including old maps, music, and tissues. She also showed us how to make a concertina book for our work.
We were told to bring various leaves and objects to make makes on the pads.
The art was approached with enthusiasm and soon produced a variety of small pictures. A number of members were excited about following up this type of art printing and painting in the future.
“We were a little concerned about our Art Show, as we were holding it in October not August and were still in the Covid Pandemic. But, as we had 110 pictures on show and 440 visitors, it was a wonderful success, so we need not have worried!
I was extremely pleased of the high standard of the art work, a number of visitors remarked on what a great selection of quality artwork we were showing.
The Dupont shop looked stunning and made sales of over £450, our thanks go to Tina Stiles O’Brien and Judy Alexander who organised the shop.
Our special thanks go to Judy, not only for manning the shop over the three days, but also for providing her credit card reader which enabled us to sell pictures and gifts paid for on line.
We sold 13 pictures, one visitor bought 3! And because of their high standard of work, Victor Perkins and Carol Cleveland both received a commission for a new painting.
So thank you all those that took part and helped with manning the show, in particular the new members who joined us recently.
The Dupont artist of the year and the winner of the Dupont cup was Victor Perkins with his drawing “Leena”. Congratulations Victor.
He was presented with a bottle of champagne and a certificate to record his win.
Numbers at sessions are increasing every week with many new members; they are very welcome and hopefully will be able to take part in next year’s Art Show.”
The Dupont Art Club starts the annual Dupont Art Exhibition on October 21 to 23rd from 10 to 5 daily. The art is amazing and the art shop has such a great selection of crafts, jewellery, cards, pottery, textiles and more. Check out some recent publications from our members who have had a number of great books printed.
There will be plenty of photos for you to view tomorrow so come and see us personally or check out what you might be missing here on our website.
Watercolour Landscape Techniques
Our instructor Caroline Marsland leads us through a demo every other Wednesday at the Dupont Art Club. This week she gave a demonstration on how to paint a loose, different landscape.
Materials used: Watercolour paper, salt, clingfilm, candle Wax, scratching materials, various paintbrushes.
She started our drawing out white areas with candle wax which blocked out the background.
She proceeded to paint in the landscape background with watery watercolour which she covered in clingfilm. She crunched it up once laying it down on the wet watercolour. In other areas she painted in watercolour and added course and fine salt. These were all left to dry.
Once dry, the cling film was removed along with brushing off the salt crystals. She splattered back into some areas and scratched back into others.These techniques have left the watercolour mottled.
She painted detail back into smudged areas and added more darkened areas to bring out the lighter areas.
For those of you who are wondering what happened to the Dupont annual Art Exhibition, we want to let you know that you have not missed it! It is moved to October at Ventnor Hall. Here are the details for you to put in your calendar.
Members of Dupont Art Club have their AGM Aug12,2021 followed by a two week summer break.
We resume a brand new year in September 1st. The classes will be on Wednesdays at 130-4 and Thursday morning 10-1230. Their will be instructors at both classes and live models at the Thursday class. Artists at all levels of expertise are welcome. We look forward to having new members join us at Ventnor Hall on Blatchington Road and George street in Hove.
We are REOPENED weekly! ! The first class is on May w19th at 130-4PM & Thursday THE 20th from 10 to 12:30Pm. We will see how our numbers work out before we reopen for Thursday afternoons. WELCOME BACK! YEAH!
We have had to close again for the past few weeks due to the recent lockdown. During the last opening we had up to 15 people enjoying art again at DuPont with distance. We hope to see you again soon. While you wait, check out our you tube page for recent videos from our talented instructors.
At present we are waiting to see when Ventnor Hall will be open for us and will let you know as soon as that happens.