2020 January Art Classes Term 1

New 6 Week Term of morning and evening art classes starts Tuesday January 14, Wednesday January 15 & Thursday January 16 . Book NOW to secure your place at Ireland’s friendliest and productive art classes for beginners and intermediate painters .  Places fill up very quickly.*

Classes limited to 6 students only. Morning and evening classes.
It’s always better to EMAIL me about your interest in classes, rather than calling – phone call details can get lost.
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Tuesday Morning: 10am -12.30pm
Tuesday Evening: 7pm – 9.30pm 
Wednesday Morning: 10am – 12.30pm 
Thursday Morning: 10am – 12.30pm 
Thursday Evening: 7pm – 9.30pm 

€185 per term. Payment secures place. Email here for information and booking.

*Please understand that first refusal on places goes to those already in the class so they can continue to learn all about painting.

191126 Legal Garlic Partners Study

Garlic bulbs Study kevin mcsherry oil painting on canvas panel 8" x 8"

I spent every class last week painting these garlic bulbs as a demonstration of painting white against white in my art class.

I got these bulbs from Fallon & Byrne (which is a posh grocery shop – why do posh places always have names that sounds like a solicitor’s office?). Anyway, I can’t tell you which variety they are. Not the white ones from nasty poor people’s supermarkets. Ugh. Ghastly!

Oils on canvas panel. 8″ x 8″ 

€300


 

 

Oils Studies now Available Directly from this Site

181129-Lemon-and-Silver-Study-Framed-kevin-mcsherry-oils-canvas-panel

I paint a little demonstration still life or landscape painting at every class, as many of you know. It’s a good way to warm up, introduce new concepts or just repeat and emphasise the process of painting. Many don’t ever get finished but often I work on them after class if I feel that they’re working particularly well. Consequently, I end up with a large collection of these oils studies. 

Since they are my studies, I tend not to put them in galleries as I feel they compete with the other artworks I do; the narrative paintings and absurdist work. So I’ve compiled the best of them into an online gallery on this web site.

If you’d like to invest in a small work of original art for yourself, or gift one, you can buy them here and I’ll either send it out to you or you can collect it from my studio. Some of them are framed, most not. If you want a frame, it’s best to allow a week for framing.

2019 October Term

New 6 Week Term of morning and evening art classes starts Tuesday October 22Wednesday October 23 Thursday October 24 . Book NOW to secure your place. 

Classes limited to 6 students only. Morning and evening classes.

It’s always better to EMAIL me about your interest in classes, rather than calling – phone call details can get lost.

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Tuesday Morning: 10am -12.30pm FULL
Tuesday Evening: 7pm – 9.30pm 2 places remaining

Wednesday Morning: 10am – 12.30pm 3 places remaining

Thursday Morning: 10am – 12.30pm 1 place remaining
Thursday Evening: 7pm – 9.30pm 2 places remaining

€185 per term. Payment secures place. Email here for information and booking.

The last 6 week term of art classes of 2019 starts October 22. Book now!

kevin mcsherry art class south dublin colour wheel

…and get a FREE pocket colour wheel. These wheels, which will fit easily into your paint box, are very useful tools, especially when you have advanced enough to try painting without black on your palette. If you want to know why that is and to learn many more tips and techniques to improve your painting skills…come to my classesto find out!

For this offer, you must confirm your place before October 15. Confirmation is by payment. (Preference given to those already on the course, provided they confirm by October 15).

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New 6 Week Term of morning and evening art classes starts Tuesday October 22Wednesday April 23 Thursday April 24 . Book NOW to secure your place. 

Classes limited to 6 students only. Morning and evening classes.

It’s always better to EMAIL me about your interest in classes, rather than calling – phone call details can get lost.

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Tuesday Morning: 10am -12.30pm
Tuesday Evening: 7pm – 9.30pm

Wednesday Morning: 10am – 12.30pm

Thursday Morning: 10am – 12.30pm
Thursday Evening: 7pm – 9.30pm

€185 per term. Payment secures place. Email here for information and booking.

Painting in the Garden

It’s such a splendid day today; the Indian summer is here at least for this week. We decided, on the spur of the moment, that I’d do this morning’s demonstration in the garden. This took about an hour to get to this stage…then it was back into the studio for coffee, biscuits and the rest of the class. What drudgery!

Culture Night: This coming Friday

I’m not officially part of this coming Friday’s Culture Night programme. I always forget to work it into my plans – and my studio is too far away from the centre of town to include it on the itinerary. 

However; instead I’m going to do a bit of guerrilla participation and head down to the South Georgian Quarter (the area between Grafton Street and Merrion Square) to paint a streetscape nocturne. Most likely in Molesworth Street but I’ll post up on Facebook my exact location once I’ve settled on it and if you’re around, do say hello. I’ll get set up at about 6.30pm and paint away until I get tired or arrested…

I really hope to see you!

Paint small; paint oils; paint often!

Kevin

August Painting at An Grianán


 Thank you to all who attended last weekend’s en plein air painting weekend with me in An Grianán, home of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association. Thanks also to the staff there for hosting this event. Once again I enjoyed it immensely – and the feedback has been tremendous. 

I have to say, I learned a lot from teaching everyone as I always do. This time, we ventured out of the beautiful campus to paint in Termonfeckin itself and then at Port Oriel in Clogherhead. We were lucky with the weather, too. We caught a couple of showers but had plenty of sunshine to paint in.  We met colourful characters and interested passers-by who stopped to chat.

I’m so looking forward to making another trip to An Grianán. The staff are so friendly and obliging and the food is plentiful and delicious. Maybe, since the duller weather is approaching, an indoor weekend workshop might be worth considering…portraiture, still lifes and working with imitation gold leaf to bring a little sunshine back? Drop me an email if you’d like that – or have any suggestions.

Meanwhile, art classes in my studio are starting again next week. There are still a couple of places on Wednesday morning if you want to venture into the world of painting in a genuine artist’s studio. There’s always fresh coffee and biscuits to keep you going – and I do a demonstration painting at every class.

Paint small; paint oils; paint often!

Kevin

Art Classes in Dublin: Beginners Welcome

Painting with my exclusive group at Clogherhead

Hello all: Just 3 places left on Wednesday mornings art classes in Dublin. A single place left on Tuesday evenings.

Learn to paint your dream painting from a master: Classes limited to 6 students only for maximum attention. I do a demonstration at every class. Very little time left – classes begin next Tuesday.

Beginners very welcome. Call 086 247 0737 or email: KevinMcSherryArtist@gmail.com