Paper Cutting & Design | New Work & Workshop

Bumble Bee | Paper Cut Design 28cm x 18cm.

Bumble Bee | Paper Cut Design 28cm x 18cm.

Bumble Bee | Paper Cut Design 28cm x 18cm.    

Bumble Bee | Paper Cut Design 28cm x 18cm.
 

Really enjoyed teaching a full day workshop in paper cutting and design at Down Arts Centre in Co. Down yesterday. Such a fantastic group to teach and after 6 hours of designing and cutting some really beautiful work was created.

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Solo Show

My solo show is currently on in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Co. Offaly. The show features recent work in painting, drawing and in paper cutting. The exhibition continues until the end of November.

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The Tutors Exhibition ~ Group Show

The Tutors exhibition is currently open in the Crescent Arts Centre until the 16th of September. Seven pieces of mine are included in this group exhibition which showcases work from the many art tutors at the Crescent Arts Centre.

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To see the show visit the Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NH.   

To see the show visit the Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NH.

 

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Autumn/Winter 2017 Oil Painting Classes

The Autumn/Winter programme for classes and workshops at the Crescent Arts Centre is now open for bookings. The new term is a twelve week term and I will be holding both beginner and intermediate classes in Painting With Oils. A list of materials needed will be sent out to students in advance. To book the classes click on the class titles below:

PAINTING WITH OILS BEGINNERS - THURSDAYS 6PM-8PM

PAINTING WITH OILS INTERMEDIATE - FRIDAYS 7.15PM-9.15PM

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2017 Classes & Workshops - Booking Now Open

The spring 2017 term of classes and workshops at the Crescent Arts Centre is now open for booking. Just click on a class below to book you place and you will be directed to the Crescent Arts website.

This term I will also be teaching Watercolour & Inks and Painting with Acrylics & Oils at the Ards Arts Centre, in Newtownards, BT23 4NP. The enrollment for classes with Ards Arts will take place on the 11th of January. You can contact the centre here.

October Weekend Workshop

This weekend workshop in paper cutting techniques and design development will take place on the 8th and 9th of October from 10am to 12:30pm.

During this workshop we will focus on paper and card cutting techniques and how to create beautiful designs using these skills. You will develop your own ideas and discover how to get the most out of your designs. We will use x-acto blades in the class and a range of colourful card.

Please bring with you an image or design that inspires you.

To book contact the Crescent Arts Centre on 028 9024 2338 or click here.

Weekend Workshops - The Art Of Paper Cutting

 

Well done to everyone who attended The Art Of Paper Cutting workshops last weekend! It was great to see such beautiful designs taking shape during the class. For more information on upcoming classes you can contact me here.

This workshop was held at the Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, Belfast.

Some of the beautiful pieces created by the students last weekend...

CD Cover & Sleeve Design

Enjoyed doing the artwork, design and photography for this great new album; Clear Skies,  which was launched on the 16th of April in An Droichead, Belfast. Now available to buy from the Réalta website.

Réalta

Described by Irish Music Magazine as “A full bodied pipe and whistle
extravaganza”
Réalta make full use of the intricate melodies and driving rhythms that make Irish music so loved throughout the world.

New Classes & Workshops - Spring/Summer 2016

The new term is now open for bookings at the Crescent Arts Centre. The Painting Landscapes in Oils classes on Friday night will continue at the same time ( 7pm - 9pm ) in the Art Studio. This will be a ten week term, beginning on the 8th of April and finishing on the 10th of June. There will also be a one week intensive in Painting Landscapes in Oils during the summer from Monday the 1st of August to Friday the 5th.

Creative Development for Kids and Toddlers will continue on Thursdays, see below for more details. This term there will also be special a weekend workshop in the Art Of Paper Cutting.

To book click on the class titles below.

 

160 - Painting Landscapes with Oils

Visual Arts - With Brígh Strawbridge-O'Hagan
Fridays 19:00 - 21:00 | 16+ yrs
10 weeks: 8 Apr to 10 June | £85/£80

at Crescent Arts Centre

 

These classes will focus on the wet-on-wet technique used with oils. We will look at incorporating this technique for painting landscapes, working particularly on colour blending, brush techniques, composition, layering, light placement and colour mixing.

Suitable for both beginners and improvers.

For the first class, please bring a high-quality image of a landscape that inspires you.

Materials are not included for the class but a list of what you will need will be emailed to students in advance.

 

293 - Painting Landscapes With Oils: Summer Week

Visual Arts - with Brígh Strawbridge-O'Hagan
Monday 1 to Friday 5 August | 14:00-16:00 | 16+ yrs | £70/£65

at Crescent Arts Centre

Learn and develop oil painting techniques that will help you to create beautiful landscapes. During this 5-day course you will explore how to use the ‘wet on wet’ technique to enhance your work. We will also cover blending and brush techniques, composition, colour theory, layering, light placement and more. Suitable for both beginners and improvers. Please bring a high-quality image of a landscape that inspires you. Materials are not included for the class but a list of what you will need will be emailed to students in advance.

290 - The Art of Paper Cutting

Visual Arts - with Brígh Strawbridge-O'Hagan
Saturday 30 Apr and Sunday 1 May | 10:00-12:30 | 16+ yrs | £36.50/£32.50

at Crescent Arts Centre

During this workshop we will focus on paper and card cutting techniques and how to create beautiful designs using these skills. You will develop your own ideas and discover how to get the most out of your designs. We will use x-acto blades in the class and a range of colourful card. Please bring with you an image or design that inspires you.

062 - Creative Development for Kids

Crescent Arts Centre

Young People - with Brígh Strawbridge-O'Hagam
Thursday 15.30 - 16.30 | 10 weeks: 7 Apr to 9 Jun | 5-7 yrs | £75 including some materials

at Crescent Arts Centre

These classes are perfect for budding young artists! They will help to channel your child's creativity in a fun and interactive way.

Covering a variety of art and craft activities, including everything from painting and drawing to collage and decoration making.

This class will help to develop artistic expression as well as being a lovely environment in which to interact as a group and make friends!

 

547 - Creative Development for Toddlers

Crescent Arts Centre

Young People - with Brígh Strawbridge-O'Hagan
Thursdays 10:30 - 11:30 | 10 weeks: 7 Apr to 9 Jun | 2-4 yrs | £75 including some materials

at Crescent Arts Centre

These classes are perfect for budding young artists! They will help to channel your child's creativity in a fun and interactive way. Covering a variety of art and craft activities, including everything from painting and drawing to collage and decoration making. This class will help to develop artistic expression as well as being a lovely environment in which to interact as a group and make friends!

A parent or guardian must be present during the class.

260 - Art & Craft Summer Week

Young People - with Brígh Strawbridge-O'Hagan
Mon 01 Aug to Fri 05 Aug 2016 | 10:00 - 12:00 | 5 - 8 yrs | £60 including some materials

at Crescent Arts Centre

A whole week packed full of art and craft fun! We will work with different materials every day with everything from paint and ink to clay and collage. This class will help to develop artistic expression as well as being a lovely environment in which to interact as a group and make friends!