BIG NEWS: We’re back. Reopening in August with an exciting program of Summer camps in the Harold’s Cross Community Centre (behind Kenilworth Motors). To protect my wonderful artists, you and your family, we will have social distancing safety protocol in place in compliance with the HSE and the HPSC
The 4 day Classical Art Summer Camps on offer this August are as follows:
I have a screen grab, pdf and word document of the application form at the end of the blog post for you. All art materials are supplied but each artist will use individual art packs as opposed to sharing art materials. I’ll take a small number of artists per camp, which is normal for Art Academy anyways but also for social distancing compliance this year. Each artist will have an art station 2 meters apart in the large hall.
I look forward to see you in August,
Enjoy learning about famous artists and creating your own masterpiece
Small group for more individual attention Social distancing safety protocol in place
All very welcome regardless of previous artistic experience
Taught by NCAD qualified, Garda e-vetted art teacher
A fun art activity you can enjoy at home is casting your hand from alginate. Put a finger down if you have ever had an impression made of your teeth at the dentist? Seaweed based alginate is the product dentists use. You can cast your own hand like you can see in the cover shot or get creative and cast a couple holding hands and experiment with hand poses and gestures. Check out the video for a fun tutorial / art class. (materials list with links below)
Enjoy making hand casts of loved ones. It could be a lovely gift or keepsake. Would you like a tutorial on how to draw the hand cast you made?
WARNING: This video is only for entertainment purposes. Always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you rely on the information portrayed in this video, you assume the responsibility for the results. Have fun, but always think ahead, and remember that every project you try is at YOUR OWN RISK.
Link for the National Portrait gallery’s reference of Artemisia’s painting. The painting references on this website are particularly good because you can zoom in and see all the detail of the painting.
Thank you for join me for a virtual brunch-time sketching session from the National Gallery of Ireland. For those who fancy making the drawing in their own time I have posted it on YouTube video above.
We will visit the National Gallery of Ireland via their virtual tour and draw from the collection. Tune in this Sat at 2pm on Facebook LIVE and sketch with me. Click on event below and share with cultured, creative pals.
Very well done on your work so far. I am impressed. Here is the video as promised on blocking in. Lots of colour mixing and setting a solid foundation for the painting. Give a call if you get stuck on anything.
I meant to say that it is National Drawing Day on Saturday. I’ll will host a Facebook LIVE to celebrate where we will drawing the statue of Venus from the National Gallery. I’d love to see you then.
Good luck. Happy drawing,
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