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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.