Easter Art Term at Ennis Art School
Once again, loads of very creative work created during the Easter Term, congratulations to all who participated. I am attaching some images of the work created, if you are not included it is because you ran off before I had a chance to photograph you with your work. I teach Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4pm till 6pm, all of these classes are mixed children’s classes ranging from 6 years of age up to 12 years of age. The Wednesday class from 4pm till 6pm is the advanced mid-week class, this is created for students who understand the basics of drawing and painting and are ready to advance on to the next level.
I teach art all day on Saturday from 9am till 6pm, these classes are all advanced classes, here the students learn how to draw and paint more complex art works. There are four Saturday classes, each class is a different level, the 4pm till 6pm is the first level, the 9am till 11am class is the second level, the 11;15 to 1;15 the next level and the 1;30 to 3;30 class the most advanced class, again you will see the difference in the level of technique when I post up the images.
Lets start with the mid-week classes. At the beginning of each class the students are given a selection of images and it is up to them to choose which image that they would like to learn how to paint and draw. As you can see animals are a favourite, but I do include landscapes, how to draw trees, grass, mountains, rivers, houses and once the students learn how to properly draw a human figure, they are also included. The students use their fingers a lot to paint, but I also teach them how to paint with Fan brushes, great for painting leaves on trees and grass, Pallet Knives, great for painting rocks, mountains and the trunks of trees, Flat Brushes and small brushes.
Portraits are one of the areas always included in the term, for if a student can paint a portrait they will have no problem painting any seascape, landscape of urban scape, as the portrait contains all aspects of drawing and painting, including perspective and tone.
Clay, last week of the term.
Saturday Class – Advanced
As you can see the technique is much more advanced than the mid-week classes. The students are encouraged to work in A2 Sketch Pads, so as they can start creating a portfolio, which is very useful when seeing how their work advances through the classes and keeping a record on the proper way to draw portraits, landscapes and seascapes. The last day of each term, the term lasting 6 weeks, is a Clay Day where the students model clay. All the students love modelling clay and I believe that it is very useful for the students to learn how to model clay as it teaches them form.
Saturday Advanced class 1:30 to 3:30
The 1:30 to 3:30 class on Saturday is the most advanced class. In this class the students are extremely competent in all forms of painting, drawing and modelling. In this class the students pick what they want to paint themselves, so they are all working individually, creating their own work. The following are examples of the work created.