Meet the Tutors
Sharon is a fibre and textile artist working with wool and silk fibres to produce unique and individual felted pictures.
Sharon has a background in Archaeology and Archaeological Illustration and is involved in a local She runs a local craft group with over 50 members Sharon has participated in a number of group exhibitions and has had her work featured on RTE’s Nationwide. And is a TAP (Teacher Artist Programme) trained artist in residence. She is the owner of the Muddle and teaches a large amount of different crafts including felting, embroidery, wool processing, coiled basket making, decoupage, eco printing, dyeing and artefact illustration. She sources, washes and dyes Irish wool direct from farms for her own work and other crafters.
Sharon has an MA in Archaeology and has worked in online training as a project manager.
Fiona Ní Ghliasáin
Fiona is a Professional Artist and Photographer. Her Artwork is in private and public collections. Her work is mainly nature based. This love of nature comes from a youth spent in the Wicklow
countryside and her work with animals. Fiona is a Merrion Square Artist, A professional member of the VAI. , The Made Local Campaign and recently published her first book.
Fiona studied in Crawford College of Art and Design, and Grennan Mill and has Frist Class Honors in Fine Art and Craft Design. She holds a J.E.B. Teaching Diploma in I.T.
Fiona has T.E.F.L. Accreditation in teaching English and has done teacher training with Yoga Therapy Ireland and has also studied Philosophy.
Fiona Teaches Fine Art (Acrylic, Soft Pastel, Watercolour), Photography and Design, Glass and Tile Painting, Indian and Alcohol inks, Mixed Media, Card Making and Meditation.
Nicola worked as an animator in Emerald City Productions in Dublin for five years and then worked for Mentor Books publishing company as a designer and illustrator for nearly ten years.
Now self-employed, she utilises her skills in various roles. She has exhibited paintings in several exhibitions over the years, including the Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Leinster Gallery, Dublin as well as group shows.
Nicola teaches drawing and painting at Ballsbridge College of Further Education, Dublin. She has also run drawing classes and workshops in Bray, in local libraries and community centres and has held several online drawing courses.
Her commercial art commissions include storyboards, comic strips, illustrations and cartoons for schoolbooks, general books and individuals. Design work includes promotional material, logos and book design and layout.
She is the author of You Too Can Draw, a book which shows how anyone can draw.
Textile & fibre artist originally from the Italian Alps. Her upbringing in nature has greatly inspired her to create textile art & crafts using mostly recycled or locally sourced materials.
During the pandemic/lockdown as many others, Tamara had to try to find new ways to keep connected to other humans and the most natural was teaching online or through an open air craft group she started up. It was a way to gift to others new skills that they could use and progress in their own ways, keep sane & to express themselves through their creations. Teaching has became vital to her.
Susie Kenny is a self taught mixed media artist living and working in County Wicklow, Ireland. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin and worked as a fine art agent for ten years curating and promoting exhibitions in the Lad Lane Gallery and The Solomon Gallery in Dublin. It was through her work curating eclectic exhibitions that her passion to pursue her own artistic path was ignited.
Whilst working in mixed media a passion for creating sculptural forms in wire and stone emerged thematically based on the intricate patterning of bare winter trees. Using found objects of rocks, gemstones crystals, driftwood etc. Susie entwines these in a symbiotic relationship with the wire, reflecting the symbiotic relationship of the trees' root system with the earth.
Susie is a crafter with diverse interests in many media. From various printing forms, papermaking and leatherwork to soapmaking, jewellery and painting. She has taken part in regular group exhibitions.