Tuesday 12:00 live class.

Darragh and I are going LIVE at 12:00 Free for everyone on Facebook!

The class is aimed at younger children up to senior infants but everyone is welcome! If you miss out the class will be available on my page.

Below you will find printable’s We will be learning how to draw. Please try the drawing first they are only for very young children who can’t hold a pencil yet!! I want EVERYONE making an effort to draw!

So you don’t need to go out to get art supplies! Empty the pencil cases look in drawers search the house and get all your art supplies in one place ready for 12:00 tomorrow!

This is interactive so you can ask me questions as we go along and we will find solutions to you art supply Problems as we go along. Just tune in and give it a go!

You will need: A small glass to make circles with, pencil, black sharpie, paper preferably heavy to take paint ( if not anything you have) oil pastels or crayons, or twistables, or color pencils, or markers, watercolor or any paint you may have,

water in a container, paint brush, cloth.

See you all tomorrow at 12:00 Fiona

Live Art Classes

Hi Mums and Dads!

Getting a bit stir crazy? I think I can help….

I’ll be going LIVE right here on the Fionas Art Class Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/Fionasartclass/

12:00 on Tuesday junior & senior infants level.


You can phone Terenure office Supplies and They will take your order over the phone for pickup.


01 492 5010

Heavy paper ( ask for Fionas Art paper in Terenure Office Supplies)

Hb pencil, rubber, water in container , rags, paint brushes, Oil pastels or crayons or twistables, black marker ( sharpie) watercolor or any paint for background.

A glass or a cup to make a circular shape.


For our first art project we will be drawing birds using our pencils to draw and sharpie to outline our finished drawing then we will colour in.

I will be using oil pastels and finishing our art pieces by painting our backgrounds I will be using cake watercolor.

12:00 on Wednesday intermediate 1st class +

Further details before the day

Materials you will need:

Paper heavy if you have it. Masking tape, Hb pencil, rubber, ruler, water in container , paint brushes, rags, black sharpie, markers or twistables or oil pastels or crayons or coloring pencils.

Paint: watercolor or poster paint or any paint you have to hand.

12:00 on Thursday 4th class+

Further details before the day.


Multi media paper or heavy paper



HB and B pencils

Any coloring pencils




Chalk pastels

Watercolor or acrylic or poster paint


Adults welcome to join

Watercolor painting basics.


For beginners mr price is s good option for watercolor brushes. They sell them in sets.

Keep brushes clean washing them regularly in washing up liquid.


Select a set of watercolor paints. This a set is a great deal. Most sets have a good selection of basic colors you’ll need for transparent watercolor painting. Rarely use the white paint that is included in most cake or tube color sets. It’s opaque. Its use will change your watercolor paintings into gouache paintings. Gouache, or opaque watercolor is a distictly different category and approach to painting.

If you prefer tubes pre-packaged tube sets will also give you a good starter selection of colors for watercolor painting. Start by using brand name “academic” or “student” grade watercolors until you can commit your resources to buying “artist” grade watercolor supplies.


Use any watercolor pad, block, or loose paper with a weight of #140 or higher. The heavier the paper, the less likely you’ll have to deal with the warpage of the damp paper while painting. I recommend larger sheets like this one because you can always cut them in half or quarters for smaller paintings.


Cake and Pan watercolor sets usually have built-in fold out palettes that are useable in varying degrees depending on their size and orientation. For your tube watercolors you can use a flat white dinner plate or buy some inexpensive plastic plates.


Find a glass, or jar, or small bucket to hold fresh, clean water. Use two if possible. One for rinsing your brush between colors, and one for clean water for painting.

Tap water is usually fine. Hard water decreases paint solubility and flow. Overly softened water acts as a wetting agent and increase paint solubility and flow. If you’re concerned, use bottled water.


A few more odds’n’ends will round out your kit. A pencil, a kneaded eraser, some tissues, and an old towel or paper towels, and a couple of large metal clips for holding your watercolor paper to a board. Voila! That’s all you need to start your adventures in watercolor painting

What pencil should I use?

  1. Do some practice with your pencils before you begin to draw.
  2. Find the number at the end of your pencil and know and understand the pencil you are drawing with before you start.
  3. H is hard graphite (see diagram below)
  4. B is soft graphite (see diagram below)
  5. The higher the number B the softer the pencil is.
  6. HB is good for light outline not for shading or finishing work.
  7. Draw Lightly when starting a drawing.
  8. Don’t lean hard with your pencil on your page or you will not be able to rub out mistakes you will just make holes in your paper.
  9. B5 is good for shading and finished lines.
  10. Good pencils and good paper help produce good drawings (you get what you pay for)
  11. Draw what you see not what you think you see 

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