Monthly Archives: March 2018

Will my young child be able to sit through a class?

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While we can teach students as young as four years old, and parents are usually astonished at the level of focus their young child maintains in our program, not every four-year-old is ready to sit quietly for an hour. Just as a piano teacher would, an art teacher may feel that a student needs to wait a few months to a year before continuing. If that is the case, we will let you know. This is rare, but can happen after the first or second week of classes, after the initial novelty of the new environment wears off, for a student who is not quite ready, developmentally, to sit quietly for an extended period of time. Every child is unique, and it is normal for a small percentage of students up to six years old, and sometimes older, to be interested in class for a time, take a break, then return with enthusiasm after maturing for a just few months.

https://fionasartclass.com/frequently-asked-questions/

How to Use Professional Copic Markers.

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We use a mixture of Copic and touch two markers in class. Professional markers are high quality, double-ended, refillable markers that have many artistic uses, including cartoon illustration, fashion design, and anime and manga drawing. They can also be used by the everyday artist for hobbies like scrapbooking and coloring stamps for arts and crafts. Because they are simple to use and easy to refill, Professional markers are great for hand-lettering, coloring, and stamping. With the right care, they can even last a lifetime.

Draw the outline of your design with an outline pen or sketch marker.

Pens allow for very precise, thin lines when drawing, and sketch markers allow for slightly thicker, but still precise lines.

• The beginner artist can always draw in pencil first, then go over the lines with a pen or sketch marker when satisfied with the initial sketch.

Begin coloring with the lightest shade of your choice.

You can use either end of the marker when coloring. Move the marker in small circles over the area you want to fill in order to cut down on visible lines and streaks.

• Experiment with using either end of the pen to find out which one works for you when coloring.

Add in the darker shades to give depth or volume when coloring illustrations.

When adding dimension, be sure to pick a color one or two shades darker than the base color, but still in the same color family.

• If you don’t know where shading would look best, start with the outer edges of the design.

Use the base shade to blend the two colors together.

In the space where the darker and lighter shades intersect, color the area with the lighter shade of marker, using circular motions.

• professional markers work extremely well for blending, but you must blend while the colors are still relatively wet in order to create a seamless color transition.

Continue coloring until you complete the illustration.

Try using different colors in different areas, practicing blending in each section. Allow the paper to dry completely before touching, framing, or handling in any way.

Coloring pencils.

• If you plan on using colored pencils to add depth to an image, apply them as the last layer. The Professional marker’s alcohol-based ink can’t absorb into the paper through layers of pencil.

The markers I use in class I get in china on amazon as they are so much cheaper then the copic which sell for almost €4 each as they are professional markers used for illustration work. The China version gives the kids a good feel for how to use them. Here is the link to amazon that I use to purchase it takes about 4 to 6 weeks to get them in. The 80 pack is the best value.

Product Marker Pens Set – TOUCHFIVE 60 Colors Touch Mark marker paint marker pens …

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M032XEN/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_c1U-zbWCMEZMZ

The blending marker I get in Evans in town http://store.evansartsupplies.ie/store/product/19141/Copic-Classic-0-Blender/

This blends the other markers together.

Where to get art supplies I use in class.

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I supply everything in class here is a list of some of the art supplies I use and where to get them.

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The markers I use I get in china on amazon as they are so much cheaper then the copic which sell for almost €4 each as they are professional markers used for illustration work. The China version gives the kids a good feel for how to use them. Here is the link to amazon that I use to purchase it takes about 4 to 6 weeks to get them in. The 80 pack is the best value.

Product Marker Pens Set – TOUCHFIVE 60 Colors Touch Mark marker paint marker pens …

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M032XEN/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_c1U-zbWCMEZMZ

The blending marker I get in Evans in town http://store.evansartsupplies.ie/store/product/19141/Copic-Classic-0-Blender/

This blends the other markers together.

Pencils

Hb 6b blending stumps watercolor pencils ( Faber-Castell) watercolor pens also amazon 

WCOCOW Watercolor Brush Pen Set- 20 Colours-Soft Flexible Tip.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071W2514H/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_-9U-zb3RR54MV

Vernier Caliper ( measuring tool)

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/152773773321

Available from Terenure office supplies on line (click on link) or in store.

Contact details.

Tel: 01 492 5010 / 492 5004

Fax: 01 492 5012

Sales: sales@terenureofficesupplies.ie

Customer Services: sales@terenureofficesupplies.ie

Terenure Office Supplies

1 Terenure Road North

Terenure

DUBLIN 6w

Ireland

D6W NA03

box of drawing pencils

http://www.terenureofficesupplies.ie/storefront/Staedtler-Mars-Lumograph-Pencils-Tin-P-1539497#.VtlgjH2LRdg

A4 sketch pad

http://www.terenureofficesupplies.ie/storefront/Lismore-A4-Sketch-Pad-P-881908#.VtlgtH2LRdg

Putty rubber

Rubber

http://www.terenureofficesupplies.ie/storefront/Faber-Castell-Art-Eraser-P-1422356#.VtlfS32LRdg

White rubber

http://www.terenureofficesupplies.ie/storefront/Staedtler-Mars-Plastic-Eraser-Pk-2-52650BK2DA-P-31457#.VtlgWX2LRdg

Pencil sharpener

http://www.terenureofficesupplies.ie/storefront/Faber-Castell-Dual-Metal-Sharpener-P-882830#.Vtli8X2LRdg

Water colour pencils

http://www.terenureofficesupplies.ie/storefront/Faber-Castell-Watercolour-Pencils-12s-P-1487493#.VtliKX2LRdg

A4 folder ( any type)

Paper blending stumps avalible from Easons or Evans art supplies

http://store.evansartsupplies.ie/store/

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Colour pencils.


Derwent

Intenses Pencils watercolour by Derwent.

These pencils are water based

Derwent pencils have been manufactured by The Cumberland Pencil Company in Cumbria in the UK since 1832 and is now a brand under ACCO UK Ltd.

The Inktense pencils are marketed as Derwent’s “best watercolour pencils ever”, capable of laying down “permanent colours after washes and drying,even on silk and cotton”.
The big selling point of this particular range of 72 colours is that the artist can go from “pencil to ink in just one wash” to “combine the vibrancy of inks with the subtlety of pencils”
You can use them dry but mix them with water and the colour turns into vibrant ink.

Polychromos artists‘ colour pencils

Polychromos artists‘ colour pencils oil based ( mineral oil) not water soluble

Faber-Castell

Polychromos artists’ colour pencils are valued for their matchless quality by professional artists around the world. Their high standard ensures that Polychromos artists’ colour pencils are ideal for use in the graphic arts, for free artistic expression, and for the precise colouring of plans. Faber-Castell’s quality standards are applied consistently throughout the manufacturing process. Top-quality materials, combined with our long experience, ensure that Polychromos artists’ colour pencils have extremely break-resistant leads, maximum light-fastness, the most vivid colours and optimal paintability, along with many other advantages valued by professional artists.

Suppliers in Dublin

Evans art supplies

5 Meeting House Lane

Mary’s Abbey

Dublin 7.

Telephone:

Tel:01 8726855

Evans is a Large art suppliers in the city Center.
Terenure office supplies local.

1 Terenure Road North,

Terenure,

Dublin 6

You will have to order from  Terenure office supplies as they don’t keep these pencils as stock items I know they supply Fabre castell not sure if they supply derwent take a look at their website.

http://www.terenureofficesupplies.ie/storefront/evolution_contactUs.html
Rapesco 64 sharpener is avalible on eBay and Amazon Price varies.

Blank cards set of 10 avalible from mr price or I have some in class €2.50

Faber castle 12 watercolour pencils avalible from Terenure office supplies €4.35 or I have some avalible in class.

What do I do with all this art work my children bring home?

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There are lots of apps out there to photograph and share art work. I find it’s easier to just take a snap as soon as you pick your child up from class on your phone and save the art work to a dedicated folder.

This is what I use in class to store images in our library I buy them at mr price. All the work the children produced is a4 size and will fit into these folders.

A4 40 POCKET DISPLAY BOOK

€3.49

http://www.mrprice.ie/p/a4-40-pocket-display-book/5390380580946

It’s a good idea to buy a few frames from ikea and rotate your children’s work from the fold.

If your children are attending my classes all their art will fit into the Ribba frame from ikea at a cost of 7.00 euros.

These frames make great gifts for family and friends.

https://fionasartclass.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Closed for Easter Holidays

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REVISED DATES FOR

TUESDAY CLASS

Tuesday 20th February

Tuesday 27th February

Tuesday 6th March

Tuesday 13th March

Tuesday 20th March

EASTER HOLIDAYS

Tuesday 10th April

REVISED DATES FOR

THURSDAY CLASS

Thursday 22nd February

SNOW STORM

Thursday 8th March

Thursday 15th March

Thursday 22nd March

EASTER HOLIDAYS

Thursday 12th April

Thursday 19th April

REVISED DATES FOR

SATURDAY CLASS

Saturday 24th February

SNOW STORM

Saturday 10th March

ST PATRICKS WEEKEND

Saturday 24th March

EASTER HOLIDAYS

Saturday 14th April

Saturday 21st April

Saturday 28th April

Trial class

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Come have a sneak peek into our inspiring and fun-filled art lessons!

All art materials will be provided for.

Tuesday Classes

Tuesday junior & intermediate4:00 to 5:00

Tuesday senior & intermediate5:15 to 6:15

Thursday Classes

Thursday junior & intermediate4:00 to 5:00

Thursday senior & intermediate5:15 to 6:15

Saturday Classes

Saturday junior class 9:45 to 10:45

Saturday senior & intermediate11:00 to 12:00

Saturday second senior class & intermediate12:15 to 1:15

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