Juliette Dodd

Portraits tutor

Based in
Hastings, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Mountfield Community Arts

Rates: weekly portrait class -£95 per 10 week term. Portrait workshops - £45. Demonstrations - £80 for 2 hours plus travel

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I've been a practicing artist in both 2D and 3D mediums all my life, specialising in figurative sculpture and portraits(all mediums). I qualified as post 16 teacher in 2005 while working for Claverham Community Adult Education College. After two years teaching there I decided to hold independent classes and now run Mountfield Community Arts with my mother, Barbara Valentine , who teaches miniature painting, watercolours and mixed-media.
My Portrait classes are based on the traditional teaching practices of Art, to give students a real understanding of the basics i.e studying the skull and muscle structure, proportions and composition. With this firm grounding, students are confident to experiment with their own individual styles.
During the course I introduce all the drawing and painting mediums gradually, using demonstrations as a valuable learning experience.
I also write and illustrate teaching articles for the Leisure Painter Magazine, and give talks and demonstrations to local groups and societies.
For further information and bookings contact Juliette on
(01424) 424010 or mobile 07900 466709 or [email protected]

Group Classes

Summer School - Portraits in Oils - 6 week course

Learn to master oil paints with easy to follow, step by step demonstrations from the tutor ( currently featured in the Leisure Painter magazine)
Suitable for beginners.
With a male model for three consecutive weeks, followed by a double portrait using two models together.
Learn a variety of oil painting techniques including colour mixing, impasto, and glazing.
Oil paints and pallet provided, so you can try before you buy.
Spare easels avaliable on request.
Canvas and art materials can be purchased at the venue.

For bookings and enquiries contact Juliette on (01424) 424010 / 07900 466709 or email [email protected]

It's a: 
Mountfield Community Arts
Mountfield near Battle, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Starting on Tuesday 10th June 2014, 10 - 12.30 pm for six weeks
£75 for six sessions

Themed Portrait Workshops

Themed workshops are based on either the work of a famous artist or an individual model. Previous ones include: Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl earring, Holbein's Tudor court paintings, Gauguin's Tahitian girl and Toulouse-Lautrec's Moulin Rouge can-can dancer.

During the day we will study the style and techniques of chosen artists, while re-creating the authentic subject using look-a-like models in costume, with props and background music to help set the scene.

Juliette will give demonstrations in a variety of mediums during the day, with individual guidance to all students.
Places are limited so early booking is recommended, a £10 deposit is required on booking.

Bring your own art materials, easel and a packed lunch.
Refreshments are provided throughout the day.
Additional art materials are avaliable to purchase and spare easels can be provided if arranged in advance.

It's a: 
Mountfield Commuity Arts
Mountfield, near Battle, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
The last Saturday of the month, 10 to 3pm
£45/£40 concessions


Weekly portrait classes with a wide variey of different models to work from.
Term 1 - Introduction to portraits using drawing mediums, including pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, conte, charcoal and chalk on coloured paper.
Term 2 - Introducing colour, working with pastels and watercolour pencils.
Term 3 - Painting mediums, including watercolours and acrylics.
All abilities welcome.

It's a: 
Mountfield Community Arts
Mountfield , near Battle, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Starting Tuesday 16th September 2014, weekly classes 10 to 12.30
£95 per 10 week term, 3 terms per year

Educational history


September, 1988 - July, 1991
The Sir Henry Doulton School of Sculpture, Stoke on Trent
Three years studying figurative sculpture under the patronage of Dame Elisabeth Frink. This school was set up by Royal Doulton to train a handful of talented students using traditional methods, including anatomy, life drawing and life modelling, armature and mould making. Principal - Colin Melbourne. Drawing Tutor - Pamela Littlewood. Anatomy Tutor - Dr. Bowcock.

Stone carving

September, 1987 - July, 1988
Apprentice to Mos'e Tamburrini
I met Mos'e Tamburrini when he was 85, an Italian stonecarver who in his youth had taught Eduardo Paolozzi. He taught me how to use chisels, carve stone and the principals of glyptic sculpture. His words will always be with me, 'Simplify, simplify, simplify'. He was still carving until he died aged 95. Seek out and learn from the masters.

Wood carver

September, 1987 - July, 1988
Claverham Adult Education college
I learnt the art of woodcarving from Eddie Ware, studying the techniques of Grinling Gibbons and how to keep the chisels extra sharp.


September, 1980 - July, 1988
Apprentice to Louis Dodd
My father, marine artist Louis Dodd taught me how to prepare gesso/wood panels and all the traditional painting techniques he spent his life mastering. I now am the only person worldwide that is qualified to restore his extensive body of work as I am the only one who understands the techniques he used.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


Weekly classes - fees paid at the beginning of each 10 week term, but arrangements can be made to pay per session.
Workshops- £10 non-refundable deposit on booking.

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