Art Academy Summer Camp 2020

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:

Week 1: Tuesday- Friday 4th -7th August 2020 | 10am – 2pm | 6 – 8 yrs

Week 2: Tuesday – Friday 11th – 14th August 2020 | 10am – 2pm | 9-14 yrs

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,

Sheila

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

Summer Camp 20 App form

Summer Camp 20 App form

 

Fun Lockdown Activities: Hand Casting: Full Tutorial

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?

Materials used: Alginate impression moulding powder https://amzn.to/3cHEdqf 2L plastic jug Plaster of Paris https://amzn.to/3eYOik8 Kenwood immersion mixer https://amzn.to/2AbMFRn Petroleum jelly Plaster of Paris https://amzn.to/3eYOik8 Bowl https://amzn.to/2Ul5Tel Towel / table covering / something to protect your table / work surfacce Plaster of Paris https://amzn.to/3eYOik8 Blunt knife Acrylic paint: https://amzn.to/30kiO3K Paint brush set: https://amzn.to/3hbhRRB

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.

For more art content you can find me on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheila_draw… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheila.flahe… Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheilaflaherty2 Website/Blog: http://artacademy.ie/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sheila_artist

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Art Academy Online Master Class: Introduction to Artemisia Gentileschi PART III: Blocking In

 

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,

Sheila x

For more art content you can find me on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheila_draw… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheila.flahe… Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheilaflaherty2 Website/Blog: http://artacademy.ie/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sheila_artist… Cover Image reference: https://www.wikipedia.org/

Art Academy Online Master Class: Introduction to Artemisia Gentileschi PART II: Graisille

Hi wonderful artists,

Well done on todays class. Above is a video for you as a reference. Below there is an image of the two groupings of light and shade blocked in as a reference.

We can draw parallels between Artemisia Gentileschi in her lifetime and the modern day recording artist Taylor Swift.

I have included  videos at the bottom of the post of her music video The Man and the making of. Both women have brilliance in common, success from a young age, fame and media attention both good and bad.

Both are arguably the best in their area of creative work, have created a huge body of work, constantly creating, are renowned for their beauty, relevant to the time they lived in and have had their personal lives scrutinised.

Both have constantly had to reinvent themselves and are both feminists. In the sense that they believe and are public and courageous in their feeling about all genders being very valuable.

Both have had to defy gender discrimination. Artemisia of course famously said “I will show you what a woman can do”.

See you next week and looking forward to it,

Sheila

Sketch of the under painting for our master piece, master copy: Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi. The basic values are divided into two parts. The lighter values are in one group and the darker values in another. 

We can draw parallels between Artemisia Gentileschi in her lifetime and the modern day recording artist Taylor Swift.

Art Academy To Offer Online Art Classes

Online art classes are coming soon the Art Academy. As a result of COVID_19 many of us are working from home. Some with children at home too. If you have a potential Picasso in your home, Art Academy will soon offer online art classes both live and prerecorded leaving you free to work from home while your artists create from the comfort of your own space. I’ll leave some Children’s YouTube video’s I have made at the end of this post for you to enjoy immediately.

If you fancy art classes yourself get in touch: sheilaflaherty2002@yahoo.com  I can create an offering for you too. I know I am grateful to have art in my life right now. It is a great way of managing the anxieties at this time. Less scary news watching  and practicing a small bit of self care creating a piece of art is hugely beneficial. I’ll leave some YouTube video’s I have made at the end of this post for you to enjoy immediately.

Image below is a drawing of our handsome Local Enterprise Office trainer @noeldavidsoncom today. Thank you for your great online business training program today. Helping me put http://artacademy.ie art classes online
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Portrait drawing on Noel Davidson from Enterpreneur Academy from our online training Zoom Course today with Fingal Local Enterprise Centre including details on the online trading voucher otv
Portrait drawing on Noel Davidson from Entrepreneurs Academy from our online training Zoom course today with Fingal Local Enterprise Office

 

Painting Challenge #icanpaintlikepicasso Ciara Can Paint Like Picasso.

Very proud of Ciara. What an incredible artist, skillfully painting her own master piece of the horse from Guernica. Originally painted by Pablo Picasso and now here by another great artist Ciara. 

 


#COVIDー19 #StayingAtHome #painting #WithMe artacademy.ie Painting class here: youtu.be/9kah9eRHxgg

Hi my wonderful artists, I hope you are safe and well. I am sad we can’t have an art camp in person. In lieu of our Art Academy I’ve put together this painting tutorial for you. As always, we will learn about a famous artist and then create our very own masterpiece inspired by their work. I hope you enjoy it.

Let me see your master copy Masterpiece paintings when they are complete. If you are new, you are also very welcome. Enjoy painting. If you are comfortable to show off your work ask a parent/guardian to post your painting to their social media, using the #icanpaintlikepicasso

 

I’ll post a selection up on www.artacademy.ie I am excited to see your work. Let me know in the comments/ get in touch if there is another painting you would like me to cover for you. For those artists aged 10-110 years old, hold tight, I am making a video for you too. Many art shops are closed right now but get in touch if you need help sourcing paints etc

 

For my Dublin, Ireland based artists K&M Evans will drop to your door. Also I’ve been advised that Terenure Office have canvases and painting supplies (Thank you Emer for the tip) and will deliver. Happy painting Sheila x

For more art you can find me on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheila_draw… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheila.flahe… Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheilaflaherty2 Website/Blog: http://artacademy.ie/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sheila_artist…

 

Art Academy Online Master Class: Introduction to Artemisia Gentileschi PART I: Design

Hi lovely artists,

Well done on all your work today. I’ve filmed filling in the rest of the gridded drawing above as promised. You may use it as a reference when you are drawing the rest of your scaled up drawing on your canvas.

If you have any questions get in touch. See you next week for part 2: the underpainting. For this you will need: paint brushes, small for painting lines and bigger for filling in bigger areas, scissors, jar of water, your burnt umber acrylic paint, some kitchen paper, your completed design in the grid on the canvas and an artists palette (even a paper plate will work) Also cover the table and wear “art clothes”. If your art supplies are late being delivered let me know and I will see what I can do for you.

Happy creating,

Sheila