You may remember me telling you recently that I attended a great lithography class in Enniskillen, and I did, it was super....additionally it alerted me to the fact that the pleasure I derived from attending such a class could be rolled out and that at all times learning is a life long process....well with this is mind I was delighted to have a wonderful opportunity come my way in the guise of a group of printmaking classes offered by Creative Spark in Dundalk (roughly an hour from my house) and chomping at the bit I signed up then and there.... well so far over the course of three weeks under the expert guidance of print instructor Grainne Murphy in the most impressive of print studios I have explored Monotype (no new news to me there but using more traditional mediums then my favoured wax and pigment and on more traditional paper types too - so still fascinating!) Drypoint etching and Carborundum with chine colle ...I have very few photos at present as I am so stuck into mastering the processes it didn't occur to me to snap away, however with a further three weeks to go and experiments in merging some of these techniques in my mind I hope to share a number of more images over the remaining three weeks ...so as they say watch this space....additionally check out CREATIVE SPARK to hear more about their training sessions, Artist in residence program and general training and meeting provisions.
Don't you love it when a parcel arrives at your door for a season of upcoming Iron craft classes ... check this Upcoming classes link to confirm dates and locations currently on schedule, and then why not come join me, and I can show you what I do with these precious wax jewels.
Hi there friends,
So today I wanted to review this past month and the challenges it brought me and share that with You! So April started with great intentions, (can you sense where I am going with this!)
I had seen this artists challenge posted on Instagram and with a friendly push from another art pal I decided I'd give it a go....It started off great. With daily set intentions, I was enjoying the process of considering the challenge, answering the questions and providing the answers, additionally it was bringing me back into the studio space on a daily basis and as I have been suffering a little creative block recently it was a marvelous kick up the butt to get into that space every day and review my practice and progress.
I was so #smug about it all I even posted this previous blog about it....www.niamhoconnorart.com/artblog/the-challenge-of-april
Here is a sample of some of my posts during that period with instagram links attached if you wish to see more, I was feeling grateful for the push and oh so pious! .... Great huh, except it all went WRONG....
Contemporary Visual Artist working in mixed media/encaustic based in the drumlins of Co.Monaghan. Ireland.