Once more congratulations to everyone who attended the Summer Term at Ennis Art School, again great work created.
Texaco Children’s Art Competition 2022.
The 68th TEXACO CHILDREN’S ART COMPETITION, received close to 20,000 enteries this year. The task of judging these entries was undertaken by a panel of five judges. The Final adjudication was carried out by Gary Granville, Professor Emeritus of Education at the National College of Art & Design and supporting him were a group of preliminary judges, each one a distinguished figure in the world of art in Ireland. Dr Denise Ferran, former President of the Royal Ulster Academy, Eoin Butler, visiting lecturer in Visual Arts, Sean Kissane, curator of IMMA, and Marie Connole, artist, teacher and previous Texaco winner.
This year was a phenomenal success for Ennis Art School. We had one first in Category E
Aidan Hehir won First Prize in Category E, for his self portrait. Congratulations Aidan
We had two Fourths in Category A.
Brian Coughlan and Mahia Rahman, congratulations to you both.
We had two Fourth’s in Category B.
Adam Coote and Eilish Strand, congratulations to you both
We had One Fourth in Category C
Daria Kufa, congratulations Daria.
We had One Fourth in Category D.
Ciara Dee, Congratulations Ciara.
We had 2 Special merits
Mashfika Nice – Category A and Saide O’Brien – Category C, congratulations to you both, great achievement. It gives me great pleasure teaching these young artists. I look at their work and I feel very proud.
Now for a look at what else was completed during the Summer term, we will start off with the older students and work our way down.
Self Portrait as a young girl by Mahia Rahman.
Saturday Classes – Advanced – 9am till 6pm, 4 classes in all.
Saturday from 9am till 6pm, is when I teach the advanced students. In these classes the emphasis is once more on Portraits, but we also do seascapes, landscapes and urban scapes, with a bit of clay thrown in at the end of term.
Wednesday from 4pm till 6pm, Advanced Mid-Week Class.
The Wednesday class is very much like the 4pm till 6pm class on Saturday. In this class the students start to paint portraits trying to attain realism and perspective. This is not that easy to attain, this term we took Harry Potter, Tom Holland and The Rock as our subject matter, the students had to try and get a likeness, seeing how their faces differ from others to try to attain this. Clay is always the last day of term as all students love modelling clay and it is very good for them to use both of their hands, using both sides of their brains.
Mid-Week Classes, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 4pm till 6pm
This are children’s classes and we do a bit of everything, portraits, how to do basic portraits. seascapes, how to paint a starter sea and rocks, how to turn a wave. Landscapes how to paint trees, mountains, rivers using perspective and layers. How to paint animals looking at shapes and tone. Finally for the last day they can model clay. Loads of great work created.
Adult Art Classes, Wednesday 10am till 12 noon.
We do a celection of work on Wednesday
The ladies decide what they want to paint and off we go, its all just good fun.