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Art and Craft Puppet Camp in Glen Flesk Gaa!

 

 

Last week we ran a puppet summer camp in Glen Flesk GAA Hall.

We had 10 children participating from age 4 to 13, and it was a 5 day program. We started the week by making puppets from papier mache, then we painted them the next day, and decorated them with various craft materials. There were all sorts of creations, from unicorns to aliens, dogs, cats, horses and a couple of bad guys!

Then everyone got into groups of 3 or 4 and wrote a play starring their newly made puppet, then each group made scenery for their play which they used as a backdrop on our puppet theater. We rehearsed each day and on the Friday put on a production for parents.

In between all that the participants each baked and decorated  a cake, painted a T Shirt and made a Chinese Dragon….so it was a very full week!

There are more pictures on our web site, www.tinareedartist.com and also details of oil painting work shops with Tina which are running next week in KDYS Killarney. Phone 085 7773538 for more information.

The Puppet Show! Summer Camp 2014
The Puppet Show! Summer Camp 2014

Summer Camp 2014 Decorating the puppets Puppet Summer Camp July 2014 making the scenery Puppet Summer Camp 2014 making the scenery! Summer Camp 2014 Writing the plays Summer Camp 2014 Thursday Baking Summer Camp 2014 Ready for  Baking Summer Camp 2014. The Puppets hanging up!

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Repairs and Restoration Service!

Cleaning, Repairs and Restoration

  • Canvas repair including lining
  • Surface cleaning & removal of grime, soot, nicotine etc
  • Removal of aged & yellowed varnish
  • Re-touching & re-varnishing
  • Restoration & gilding of frames

 

Damaged paintings can be brought back to their original condition. If you have a painting that is damaged in some way perhaps by tears or holes in canvases, water damage, scratches etc it can be restored. I will carefully repair the damaged area, by lining the canvas, then re-touch the paint by matching colour and texture to the original painting, and finally match the sheen, so that there is no dull or shiny spot. This is a stage process which must be done over a few days in the studio.

 

I can also surface-clean paintings, which may be sooty from hanging near an open fire, or yellowed due to age, or nicotine.

I use Gainsborough products, which are designed for use in the restoration of oil paintings. Many are old European museum formulas, carefully compounded with the finest ingredients, manufactured to the original specifications under scrupulous batch by batch control.

 

This painting is nearly 100 years old, and was extensively damaged- it had a large tear, mildew and dark brown blotches over the whole surface

This painting is nearly 100 years old, and was extensively damaged- it had a large tear, mildew and dark brown blotches over the whole surface

 Before

 

First of al the painting was carefully cleaned to remove the brown spots and restore the original rich colours. The tear was repaired and the paint re-touched to match style, colour and brush-strokes. The whole painting was then re-varnished.

First of al the painting was carefully cleaned to remove the brown spots and restore the original rich colours. The tear was repaired and the paint re-touched to match style, colour and brush-strokes. The whole painting was then re-varnished.

 

After

 

h5]It’s always a great challenge and very satisfying to bring a painting back to its original state.

The frame can also be re-gilded, or re-touched

 

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Salon Des Refuses 2013 at Happenstance

Being rejected by The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition has the great bonus of making you eligible to apply for the Salon Des Refuses…. This was one at the Happenstance Gallery in North London.

 

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Happenstance Gallery

Happenstance Gallery invited artists whose work was rejected for the 2013 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition to submit their work to Salon des Refusés 2013. All submissions were accepted until we ran out of space! (We took 70 pictures in total.) So the exhibition selected itself through a combination of circumstance, opportunity and providence :)

How were the top pictures decided? 

Visitors were encouraged to vote for their favourite pictures. Over 900 votes were cast.

……………mine was voted number 8 out of 70!

 

 

 

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Not the Royal Academy 2013 at the Llewellyn Alexander, London SE1

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This year I have another painting in the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London SE1 as part of their Salon Des Refuses, great consolation for not getting into the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy!

Sweet Pea Dance at the Llewellyn Alexander
Sweet Pea Dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exhibition was featured last week on The Review Show on BBC 4, along with 

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2013 and The Hayward Gallery – Alternative guide to the Universe……and my painting appeared on TV (well for about 0.5 of a second, but still….:)

 

 

 

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Kfest Music and Art June 2013

It’s been a busy summer so far!

 

https://www.facebook.com/kfestkillorglin

 

May 31st to June 3rd I took part in Kfest Music and Art 2013-  a festival in Killorglin, with plays, bands and 40 artists stationed around the town in pop-up galleries located in various disused buildings. I was in the old cinema- the Oisin. It was a great event to be part of, with a lot of talent, a lot of different stuff (incl a play in a phone box- max audience size 2 per show), and the unusual angle of getting into buildings that hadn’t be open in years. While I was there in the Oisin, I heard so many people reminising about the times they’d had and the dances they’d been to – there was a dance hall as well as a cinema. The original ticket dispenser is still in place as well as the rack that held the hard gums!

Aside from all that I sold 5 paintings and had a lot of interest in classes, so I was delighted :)

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The Oisin Cinema
The Oisin Cinema
The Oisin
The Oisin