Kids Art Classes Kilcolgan

Kids Art Classes Kilcolgan

Art offers an alternative to the many physical activities available for children; a means for them to express themselves creatively and emotionally. We all know how important physical exercise is for our children, art can be equally as important, providing some much needed down time in their busy lives. Kids Art Classes are now available each week in Kilcolgan, providing an opportunity for kids to try out different ways of creating art and also with an emphasis on drawing.

Kids Art ClassesMost children naturally love making art; painting, drawing and expressing themselves creatively. In school children have ample opportunity to use the left side of their brains, the logical thinking. Art allows the right side of the brain to come into play; emotionally, intuitively and creatively. It is important for both hemispheres of the brain to work in tandem and thus achieving full potential of the mind. In the art classes, I try to introduce as many different mediums and techniques as I can, opening up their minds to be as creative as possible.

Art provides many benefits  to children:

  • they learKids Art Classesn to think creatively, with an open mind
  • they learn to observe, describe, analyse and interpret the world around them
  • it allows them to express themselves, with or without words
  • practise problem-solving (even in art we need maths!) and critical thinking
  • they discover, just like Picasso did, that there are multiple points of view and more than one right answer.
  • art can be solitary but it can be also be collaborative which encourages interaction between the children
  • it builds confidence, every child can feel proud of his or her original artistic creation

Classes take place each Wednesday 3.30pm – 4.45pm during school term

For further information please complete the contact form or email me on booking@maryrobertsartist.com

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Oil Painting Workshop Day

Oil Painting Workshop Day

I recently facilitated a gathering of enthusiastic and talented artists on an oil painting workshop day. Some had previous knowledge of oil painting whilst for others, it was a first.

Everyone received a copy of a still life set up and photographed by me. We started the process with a tonal painting using acrylics. This in itself was a valuable lesson in creating monochrome values. It also layed down the foundations for the oil painting to follow.

oil painting workshop day

As acrylic paint dry quickly, this process allowed everyone to progress with adding in colour using oils. Having the tonal values already worked out aided in the of mixing the correct colours for the actual painting.

Oil painting workshop

Even though everyone received the same still life to work on and the same colour palette to work with, each and every painting was unique! Showing of course how differently we perceive our surrounding and that what we create is so diverse and individual.

Kids Art & Craft Summer Camp Kilcolgan

Kids Art & Craft Summer Camp Kilcolgan

As you know, kids love to get messy and creative…but not everyone likes to clean up after!! That is the joy of sending them to Art for Fun Kids Art & Craft Summer Camp Kilcolgan, where they can have fun getting creative without the worry of a mess…leave that up to us!

Kids Art Camp

The Kids Art & Craft Summer Camp Kilcolgan is suitable for kids between the ages of 5 and 12 with at least one year completed in primary school.

There are many different mediums to be explored, and lots of different ways to use them. These include acrylic painting, clay, sculpture – including recycled materials, printing, plus lots of imagination!!

Kids Art & Craft Summer Camp Kilcolgan

And at the end of the week the kids get to take home all their art work to be proudly displayed in their homes…..yah! I hear you shout :-)

                     Kids Art & Craft Summer Camp Kilcolgan

To ensure all kids get the required attention, groups are kept a maximum of 12 children, so it is advisable to book early. First preference is given to those who have previously attended Art Camps.

Dates & Times:
  • July 3rd – 7th
  • July 10th – 14th
  • July 31st – August 4th

Cost: €90 per child

Camps run from 10am – 2pm with a mid afternoon snack break. Please make sure to pack a light lunch and a drink for your child. Also it is advisable they wear old cloths….to allow for unhindered art to happen!

To secure a place for your child email:  booking@maryrobertsatist.com for a booking form.

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