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The Artist’s Way with Adrienne Geoghegan

What makes an Artist? Adrienne Geoghegan chats to Nightcourses.com about life, creativity and the joys of being an artist. Adrienne Geoghegan is a familiar name on the illustration scene. She’s not only an accomplished artist but has passed along her knowledge to countless students through her much-loved VISUAL ART BOOT CAMPS. Adrienne is best known for her idiosyncratic collages, assemblages, shadow boxes, and children’s picture books. Her work was shortlisted for the McMillan Prize for illustration at the RCA exhibition and…

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September Artist of the Month

Meet Picture Book Queen, Sheena Dempsey, our September Artist of the Month. Sheena shares with us a refreshingly honest and insightful journey into her practice as a best selling picture book illustrator. Sheena took my class around 7 years ago as far as I remember....she was an outstanding student. When did you first ‘feel’ like an artist? I don’t usually use the word ‘artist’ to describe myself but I started feeling like a proper illustrator (that is saying it without…

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Bank Holiday Sunday Morning

This morning I set my desk up in the kitchen. The reason is that I need to keep all  sides of my working and personal life separate: A. All of the daily tasks to do with running a successful private art school, including lesson plans, answering course queries, banking, updating my website, social media, applying for shows, art competitions and call for entries to participate globally in the world of art and illustration. To name but a few B. All…

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August Artist of the Month

Meet Liz Rackard, our August Artist of the Month. Liz shares some insights and secrets of her arts practice. When did you first feel like an artist? I loved drawing and colouring as a child so I decided I was going to be an artist or work in a kennels (I loved dogs too). Do you have a ‘day job’? Yes I work as an art therapist with children mainly but with teens and adults too. If so, does it…

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Water Colours: Basic Information

Select a set of cake or moist pan watercolours if you prefer them. Most have a good selection of basic colours you’ll need for transparent watercolour painting. Do not use

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Designers and Books

Designers & Books is an advocate for books as an important source of inspiration for creativity, innovation, and invention. The main way they do this is by publishing lists of

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