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"Christmas Robins"Thurs November 9th & 16th. 10-12.30am online pastel class

"Christmas Robins"Thurs November 9th & 16th. 10-12.30am online pastel class

Christmas Robins in Soft Pastel with Fiona Ní Ghliasáin

2 Week course running Thursday mornings for 2.5 hours. 

November 9th & 16th 10am-12.30pm

Get into the festive spirit and create a robing painting for yourself or as a gift for someone!

Learn blending techniques in Soft Pastel and how to create detailed wing structure and feathers on birds. How to layer and set the Soft Pastel.

This Two week class will show you how to draw robins from scratch.

How to choose the right photographs to work from and how to create a background using different techniques.

How to positions the robins in a creative way to have and artistic approcah to your painting.

At the end of the two weeks you will have a finished painting.


Materials List

A set of good quality Soft Pastels. 12-24 colours. Faber Castell, Conté or rembrandt are good. Conté are good for detailed work while softer pastels are great for blending. The more colours you have the greater amount of tones you can create.

You can also use pastel pencils for finer details.

Soft Pastel fixative.

Blending stick(optional)

Several sheets of pastel paper or ingress board.



Fiona Ní Ghliasáin is a Professional Artist and Photographer. Her Artwork is in private & public collections around the world. 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 she published her first book on Nature, in English and Irish, for Children.

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.




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