Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Term 3. 2017 Art Classes: Starts April 25 and 27



The new 6 week term begins on Tuesday April 25 and Thursday April 27. This is the last 6 week term before the summer recess. Book now to secure your place. 6 Place ONLY per class. €175



TUESDAYS: 

Tuesday morning 10am-12.30pm.  1 PLACE REMAINING Call 086 247 0737 or email: classes@mcsherry.ie

Tuesday evening 7pm-9.30pm   6 PLACES REMAINING Call 086 247 0737 or email: classes@mcsherry.ie


THURSDAYS:

Thursday morning 10am-12.30pm.  1 PLACE REMAINING Call 086 247 0737 or email: classes@mcsherry.ie

Thursday evening 7pm-9.30pm  4 PLACES REMAINING Call 086 247 0737 or email: classes@mcsherry.ie


Payments for classes can be made by cash,  cheque, credit card and PayPal. €175

Monday, February 13, 2017

Art Classes: New Term Starts Feb 28 and Feb 2


Term 2. 2017 Art Classes: Starts Feb 28 and March 2


There will be a break over the mid-term: Art classes will start again on Tuesday Feb 28 and Thursday March 2.  As ever, we'll have the old cheery fire going, along with fresh tea and coffee. Really looking forward to having you back in the class. I'm also looking forward to continuing with the demonstrations at each class which everyone enjoys. I always welcome new suggestions, too.

The new 6 week term begins on Tuesday Feb 28 and Thursday Feb 2. Book now to secure your place. 6 Place ONLY per class. €175



TUESDAYS: 

Tuesday morning 10am-12.30pm.  4 PLACES REMAINING Call 086 247 0737 or email: classes@mcsherry.ie

Tuesday evening 7pm-9.30pm   6 PLACES REMAINING Call 086 247 0737 or email: classes@mcsherry.ie


THURSDAYS:

Thursday morning 10am-12.30pm.  4 PLACES REMAINING Call 086 247 0737 or email: classes@mcsherry.ie

Thursday evening 7pm-9.30pm  4 PLACES REMAINING Call 086 247 0737 or email: classes@mcsherry.ie


Payments for classes can be made by cash,  cheque, credit card and PayPal. €175

Hope to see you soon,
Kevin

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This is a 6 week term, the subscription is €175. If you would like to secure a place, we would appreciate payment for the full term in advance.


Paint Small, Paint Life, Paint Often,

All correspondence to:
artclasses@mcsherry.ie

Friday, January 20, 2017

Paint Like You're There.

If you regularly paint from photos and are disappointed in the results, then this article will help you.

Painting from photographic references often causes huge problem for many painters. Rather than make life easier by having a static reference, users can become enslaved by the perfect image in front of them, which demands to be recreated.

The problem with this is that if you can't make a good fist of recreating the photo, then you feel frustrated and inadequate. However, even if you DO manage to recreate the photograph, then all you've done is recreate a photograph -and there's little sense of achievement.

There is a way to approach this successfully though: if you're painting a landscape, for example, paint it as if you're actually there. Try to imagine that you're standing before that lovely scene, just about ready to paint. What could happen in reality? Well; the sun might be beating down and making your eyes uncomfortable; you've forgotten your favourite tube of green; you may see a huge rain cloud heading in your direction; you may receive a phone call on your mobile telling you about the appointment you'd forgotten; the light will keep changing; you might be engulfed in a halo of midges that have come to feast on your head!

There's an infinite variety of conditions that will compel you to paint at speed in order to record the scene quickly. Plein air painters know that conditions can change rapidly and unexpectedly and they work efficiently. Portrait painters know that their subject's positions change slightly over the course of the sitting. Still life painters will change the items on their stands and some will be perishable anyway. If you can recreate that sense of urgency and keep your brushwork loose and impressionistic, then you'll make a painting that's much more lively and natural -and make it look like you were there.

It ALWAYS helps to have experience painting from life - still lifes and plein air painting. It's a completely different experience than using pictures as references. Get in as much plein air and life drawing/painting as you can. This will help with using static references. Be there and be lively!