Wednesday Afternoons

We are extremely lucky at Dupont to have two very experienced and talented Tutors – Lucy Parker and Caroline Marsland.

Caroline is our Tutor for Wednesday afternoons and Lucy and Caroline are responsible for alternate Thursday sessions. Caroline Marsland continues to run special sessions on alternate Wednesdays.

From time to time Lucy Parker and Caroline Marsland run workshops on a Thursday. Information is posted on the club notice board. As usual, still life facilities are provided for members who don’t wish to join the workshops.

Wednesday Afternoons: (instructor: Caroline)

Jan 10 pen and wash
Jan 24 Dark and light tones in drawing
Jan 31 live model
Feb 7 Watercolour – Bleeding and blooming
Feb 21 composition
March 7 Collage
March 21 painting skies
April 4 painting pets

April 18 rest areas in composition
May 2nd painting water- demo (15min) and do
May 16 using pastels
May 30 reflections
June 13 painting acrylic
June 27th oil painting
July 11th landscapes
July 25th painting weather
Aug 8th preparing your art for exhibition
Sept 4th warm, cool & saturated colours in painting
Sept 18 tonal values in paintings
Oct 3 rest areas in composition
Oct 17focal points, secondary focal points & detail in painting
Oct 31 inspiration, ideas, & expression in art work

There will be live models periodically through out the above schedule which will be updated on the wen site and on the bulletin board at Ventnor hall.

Thursday Sessions –

These sessions alternate between the two instructors. There are occasional special sessions which will be posted as they occur. From time to time Caroline will start her Thursday session with a short demonstration of some aspect of life drawing/painting. There is also a still life for members at each session



If you decide to stay all day on a Thursday you will pay the normal fee of £5 in the morning, and just £3 in the afternoon. If you use the model the £3 per session will still apply.

On the first Thursday of every month we will have an all day pose. This will enable you to paint in acrylics or oils as well as watercolour. Still life will still be available and of course you can work on your own.

We will now have costume on the third Thursday every month. Once again it will be the same pose all day.


Thursday 12th April 2018
Acrylic landscapes using a palette knife with Lucy Parker

From 10 am to 4pm with an hour break for lunch, cost £20
You can come for half a day if you wish.

Lucy will bring a selection of landscape photographs for us to use.
Acrylic paint and palette knives will be provided, although members are invited to bring along their own. Participants are recommended to bring a “Stay wet palette” which can easily be made using a box 9” x 9”, lined with kitchen paper and topped with greaseproof paper. Please could you bring your own board. You can use the back of drawing pads. Also you could have some painted red which is good for green landscapes.

Thursday 17th May 2018
How to paint and draw fabric, clothes and patterns with Caroline Marsland
From 10 am to 4pm with an hour break for lunch, cost £20
You can come for half a day if you wish.

The morning session will be devoted to drawing clothing and drapes in a media of your choice, such as pencil, pastel or charcoal.

The afternoon will be painting all types of clothing and drapes using acrylic paints.

Whilst pencil, charcoal and acrylic paint will be provided members are invited to bring their own.

Thursday 7th June 2018
The Big Picture with Lucy Parker

Details of the workshop and the selected picture will be announced later.

Dupont annual ART EXHIBITION

Set up on August 15th, Exhibition 16th, 17th 18th. 2018