Classes & Workshops

Penny Wilton’s Painting Courses in the Poole and Purbeck Area, 2018 and 2019


Stoborough Village Hall

Mondays – 1 – 3.30pm.

Jan 7th/14th/21st/28th.
Feb 4th/11th/25th.
March 4th/11th/18th/25th.

» 11 weeks £110.00.

Tesco’s Fleetsbridge

Fridays – 1.30 – 3.30 (FULL)

Jan 11th/18th/25th.
Feb 1st/8th/15th.
March 1st/8th/15th/22th/29th.

» £8 per week.

St Joseph’s, Branksome

Wednesdays – 2 – 4pm.

Jan 9th/16th/23rd/30th.
Feb 6th/13th/27th.
March 6th/13th/20th/27th.

» 11 weeks £110.00

Painting courses 2019 with Penny Wilton, Poole, Dorset.

Parkstone Yacht Club, Pearce Avenue

Fridays – 9.30 – 11.30 (FULL)

Jan 11th/18th/25th.
Feb 1st/8th/15th.
March 1st/8th/15th/22nd/29th.

» 11 weeks £110.00.


Stoborough Village Hall

Mondays 1 – 3.30pm – September 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th, (no classes 15th, 22nd and 29th October), November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.

10 weeks £100.

Tesco’s Fleetsbridge

Fridays 1.30 – 3.30 – September 14th, 21st, 28th, October 5th, 12th, ( no classes October 19th and 26th) November 2nd, 9th,16th, 22nd and 30th.

10 weeks £80.

St Joseph’s, Branksome

Wednesdays 2 – 4pm – September 12th,19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th ( no classes 17th and 24th October, or the week beginning 29th October), November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.

10 classes £100.

Painting courses 2018 with Penny Wilton, Poole, Dorset.

Parkstone Yacht Club, Pearce Avenue

Fridays 9.30 – 11.30 – September 14th, 21st, 28th, October 5th, 12th, ( no classes October 19th and 26th) November 2nd, 9th,16th, 22nd and 30th.

10 weeks £100.

Autumn term list of subjects for painting

  1. Drawing exercise – using various pencils and pens, drawing objects from life. Penny will provide items.
  2. Painting flowers in detail or loose, you could bring watercolour pencils and inks if you wish.
  3. Skies, a stormy sky or a sunset.
  4. Buildings or industrial scene.
  5. Continue.
  6. Autumn with three colours. Cadmium yellow, cadmium red and ultramarine.
  7. Animals, drawing or painting.
  8. A Christmas theme. Pen and wash or Acrylic.
  9. Continue.
  10. Drawing and painting bottles making a design.

Holt Workshops with Penny Wilton 2019

Bring any medium of your own choice. Penny will demonstrate techniques that you may need and give tuition through the day.

The Thursday and Saturday classes run from 10 – 4 and cost £26.  Life drawing runs on a Saturday from 9.30 – 1pm and costs £23.

Bring a packed lunch or go to the pub next door, tea, coffee, biscuits and cake supplied.

Please email Penny to book your place

January 17th 2019
February 14th
March 21st
April 18th
April 27th – Palette knife painting.
May 16th
June 27th
July 13th – 9.30am – 1pm – Life drawing Sophie.
July 20th – Creative inks.
July 25th

August – NO CLASS.
September 19th
September 28th – silk painting and wet felt making.
October 5th – 9.30 – 1pm – Life drawing Paul.
October 17th
November 14th
December 12th

How to find Holt Village Hall…

You are welcome to bring a friend, any ability will be catered for.

Happy painting – Penny.

Holt Workshops with Penny Wilton 2019 (dates etc.)  pdf



The outdoor venues are subject to the weather. Penny will often be there at 10-10.30 am until mid afternoon.

There is no charge for this, come and paint together.

The courses at Holt run from 10 – 4pm £26, but the life drawing is 9.30 – 1 £22 and on 7th July we will have life in the morning and portrait painting and drawing in the afternoon 1.30 – 3.30 £15.

Saturday 28th April Backgrounds and lettering at Holt 10 – 4pm £26.
Sun May 6th Shell Bay.
Sat May 12th Life Holt 9.30am – 1pm £22.
Thurs May 24th Holt 10am – 4pm £26.
Wed May 30th Upton country Park.
Mon June 11th Kingston Lacy.
Thurs June 28th Holt 10am – 4pm £26.
Sat June 30th Wareham Quay.
Sat July 7th 9.30 – 1pm Holt – Life £22, 1.30 – 3.30 Portrait drawing 1.30 – 3.30.
Sat July 14th – Sculpture by the lakes entry £10 email Penny to book your place.
Thurs July 26th Holt 10am – 4pm £26.
Mon July 30th Moreton church.
Sat August 18th Whitecliff.
Thurs Aug 23rd Holt 10am – 4pm £26.
Wed Aug 29th Holme Gardens – entry fee £3.
Sat Sept 8th Silk Painting Holt 10am – 4pm £30 to include materials.
Sunday Sept 9th – 11am sketching at Wimborne St Giles, tea at the village hall.

Mon Sept 10th COURSES START.

Sat Sept 15th Life Holt 9.30 – 1pm £22

Please email Penny if you wish to attend any of these days anyone can come. Tel Penny’s mobile for out door venues to find her! 07967 582723. Home tel 01202 744389 before going.

Payment up front for the courses will secure your place.

Holt Village Hall – Life Drawing Classes 2018 – Tutored

7th July, 9.30 – 1pm. Cost £22.
7th July, 1.30 – 3.30pm. Portrait Drawing and Painting. Cost £15.
15th September, 9.30 – 1pm.

  • Paper and charcoal supplied, lots of quick drawing, then longer poses
  • Coffee break in the middle
  • Limited numbers – book now


Application form for life drawing 2018 at Holt with Penny Wilton


Location of Holt Village Hall

Dates for all Holt Workshops 2018

The days at Holt on a Thursday, once a month, are from 10 – 4pm and cost £26 this year. Bring a packed lunch or go to the pub next door, tea and coffee available.

Some dates are different craft sessions this year and also we have Life drawing, a 4 hour session for £22 to include paper and charcoal.

January 18th
February 10th – Silk painting and craft session Approx £5 for silk and paints extra.
February 22nd
March 15th
March 17th – 9.30–1.30 – taking photos of still life and painting it – £22. Life drawing 2–5.30pm Sophie – £22 – paper and charcoal supplied.
April 6th – Visit Etches Dinosaurs at Kimmeridge, drawing and tuition £16. 2 – 4pm.
April 19th
April 28th Therapeutic painting and drawing.
May 12th – Life drawing 9.30am – 1pm Paul – £22.
May 24th
June 28th
July 7th – Life drawing. 9.30 – 1pm – Sophie. Cost £22.
July 7th – Portrait drawing and painting. 1.30 – 3.30pm. Cost £15.
July 26th
August 23rd
September 8th – Silk painting and craft session. £30 to include materials or £26 without.
September 15th – Life drawing 9.30am – 1pm Sophie – £22.
September 27th
October 13th – Making sketchbooks, some paper to buy, a list will be given.
October 25th – CANCELLED.
November 22nd
December 20th

PLEASE EMAIL to book your place.

Holt Workshop Details 2018  pdf

Silk Painting Techniques

Holt Village Hall, near Wimborne, Dorset

Saturday 8th September 2018. From 10am – 4pm.

£30 to include materials or £26 without.

A chance to learn the skills of silk painting. You can have all materials for the course for £4 per person, or if you wish to bring your own silk and paints you can do.

Please bring a table cover and newspaper, kitchen roll, a pot for water, brushes – chinese brushes are good, pencil and notebook, ruler, scissors, apron and a packed lunch.

Penny will demonstrate the techniques to you and you will go home with many sample pieces to admire and make into cards or make into covers for books, pin cushions etc.

Silk painting techniques – more details and application form

Location of Holt Village Hall

Silk painting techniques with Penny Wilton. Holt Village Hall, Dorset. February 2018.