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 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

 

 

 

Complete Beginners Guide to Becoming a Master Artist

Hello wonderful artists,

How are you? I’ve a new painting video on YouTube for you. This painting video is for everyone from as young as 10 to as wise as 110 years old. I will go through everything in real time, that way even if you are a complete beginner it will be easy to follow along.  For the more experienced painter I share a few extra tips and tricks for you too.

As always, we will learn about a famous artist, complete some skills and then create our very own masterpiece inspired by their work.

I hope you enjoy it. Everyone asks about these paint markers. They are a secret weapon in alot of my work. You can get in on the secret too

If you are 9 years old or younger I made a separate video for you: https://youtu.be/aUmtISRXsxU

If you need canvases here are some options:

Amazon amzn.to/3akcSt7

K&M Evans store.evansartsupplies.ie

Kennedys Art Supplies kennedyart.com

Terenure Office terenureofficesupplies.ie

I’d love to see your master copy Masterpiece painting when it is complete. Post your painting to their social media, using the #icanpaintlikepicasso I’ll post a selection up on http://artacademy.ie/

Let me know in the comments/ get in touch if there is another painting you would like me to cover for you.

Happy painting

Sheila x

 

A copy of the gridded drawing for your reference

Amazon affiliate links used. The others are not affiliated I just feel they will also be useful.

4 Places to Buy Art Supplies Online

Hi Guys,

More good news on the art supplies front. Kennedy art shop has reached out to say they are taking online orders again. K&M Evans are trading online and Terenure Office have art materials for delivery. Amazon as always is handy. I’m keeping stocked and staying sane.

Sheila x

“COVID 19

COVID 19 Update

We along with almost all other retail have been closed by order of the government. While this is most unfortunate we fully support it in these unprecedented times.

We are very conscious many of you would love to get some Art Materials to help in these times of isolation. Following updated advice from government we are now in a position to open On Line again. With the current demand and the very strict but necessary conditions for order fulfillment turn around is currently 3 – 5 working days. We may also have to close the checkout from time to time to allow staff to catch up. Please bear with us!

Please note also it is on line only – NO collections.

At all times our priority is the health and well being of our staff and customers and like everyone else we are in an evolving situation. We are monitoring the official advice of the HSE and Government and keeping the situation under daily review.

All orders are being Processed from home, only assembly and dispatch are happening from our premises.

Stay safe and well and let’s create!

We’d love to see all your wonderful creations and help share some beautiful things to distract from all the anxiousness currently out there. Share them with us on Instagram and Facebook @kennedyartshop and we’ll share them on our stories! #sharethejoy

All at KennedyArt”

Drawing Tutorials and My New Art Adventure on YouTube

I have started a YouTube channel SheilaFlahertyArtist to share drawing tips and tricks. I’d love to know what you think? How can I improve and what kind of art videos would you like to see? Let me know in the comments under the video.

The 2 most asked questions I get about art are: 1. How long does it take to make a drawing? Different for every piece of art. In the one above about 50 minutes.

2. What art materials I use?  I’ll share the art materials I used for the drawing in the video of the silver bow below- and I use these few art products quite alot. They are among my favourite art supplies.

 These are the art materials I used in this drawing:

Thick grey card: https://amzn.to/2VZ7d82

Black Copic Marker: https://amzn.to/2TV1rSs

Brick White Copic Marker: https://amzn.to/2vXanP3

Grey Posca Paint Marker: https://amzn.to/2TWAEoy

Black Posca Paint Marker: https://amzn.to/38FjGkf

White Posca Paint Marker: https://amzn.to/3cOGcKw

Options for the Colouring Pencils (I personally love these pencils, the colour payoff is so rich and opaque):

Faber Castell F110012 Polychromos Colour Pencils Tin Of 12: https://amzn.to/39DCVf6

Faber-Castell Polychromos Coloured Pencils Gift Box x 36 Colours: https://amzn.to/3aPoS6B

Faber-Castell Polychromos Artists Pastels Tin Of 60: https://amzn.to/2vYgoLx

Faber-Castell 120 Polychromos Artist Colour Pencils in Wenge-Stained Wooden Case: https://amzn.to/2W3ulSW .

I have also made a FREE drawing cheat sheet with 7 tips to take your drawing to the next level: https://mailchi.mp/bbf380acc5dd/hyper… . . .

I have used Amazon affiliate links for the product links. I receive a small percentage on sales but it doesn’t reflect the buying price for you.

Get the Best Art Materials for Your Masterpieces

I’m really enjoying trying and testing all potential Da Vinci Box art supplies at the moment. As some of you may know I have an art materials subscription box cooking, where only the best art materials make the cut. I love having an arsenal of great art supplies to hand to keep me motivated and creative. Soon you can have them all and have them delivered too. Every month a new box of creative treats. Little sneak peek in the images below of my favourite art treats at the minute.

On another note I am trying out Tik Tok. Very addictive. See what you think of my videos so far: @sheila_artist and @da_vinci_box

How to draw with DaVinciBox

Hi there,

Some of you are aware of my secret project Da Vinci box I’ve been putting together behind the scenes. Here is a sneak peek at a speed drawing 

If you’d like a peek inside Da Vinci Box, take a little look here.

If you’d like to see how this lightbulb was drawn check us out on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/l4eLzkflRfk

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/da_vinci_box/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/DaVinciBoxArtists/

Website:
www.davincibox.ie

#speeddrawing #timelapse #drawing #DaVinciBox #realismdrawing

I’ll keep you updated on this project. I’m very excited to share more soon.

 

 

Da Vinci Box: Ireland’s Premier, Fine Art Supplies, Monthly, Subscription box

Da Vinci Box is a project that I am excited to share with you. It’s something that I have been working on for a little over a year now. It will finally be set to launch this Autumn.

It is Ireland’s premier, fine art supplies, monthly, subscription box. Designed to unlock your inner artist and let you create art from the comfort of your own home, no artist’s studio necessary.  Professional art supplies will arrive at your door every month. You just set an hour aside for yourself, put the kettle on and enjoy creating in your own space.

At Da Vinci Box we believe everyone should enjoy making art and that you were created to create. So keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more updates and I will reveal more when I can. There is a place holder website up for the moment, while the grand masterpiece is being finessed, so bear with me. You can like, share and follow on instagram and facebook in the meantime. I can’t wait to unveil it all officially and start to build a creative Da Vinci Box art community together.

 

website:  www.davincibox.ie

Insta: da_vinci_box

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Da-Vinci-Box-1782680642029304/