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Walk in registration starting this Monday and Tuesday from 6-8pm for the next couple of weeks.


Digital Illustration to Cultivate your Creativity and Design Skills
This 10 week course starts off with exercises in visual creativity – a necessity for any design work. You will also learn design techniques to help you communicate your ideas visually. Each week you’ll get the opportunity to learn creative exercise and get the chance to practice them. In addition to this I will teach you the principles of design to further help you to express your visual ideas. You will learn Adobe Illustrator CC to help you digitally sketch your ideas using the tools that suits your project best. I will also show you how to prepare your files for either digital or print media. Course Software: Adobe Illustrator CC.

Digital Animation for Beginners
Learn how to bring your drawings to life with Adobe Animate CC (Flash) How do animators breathe life onto a blank canvas?
By understanding and using Disney’s 12 principles of animation.
During each class I take an animation principle and demonstrate how you use it to create an animation. Then you’ll get to practice in class the animation techniques I demonstrate. During this course you will learn about timing and spacing to convey the illusion of movement. You'll also learn techniques to express the properties of your object e.g such as weight; size; how flexible or rigid it may be.

For more information on enrolment visit www.rathminescollege.ie or www.ballsbridgecollege.com. Both colleges will have the Evening Course Brochure available at the end of November or the Beginning of December. Enrolment usually starts at the end of the first week of January. All courses start on the third week of January.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you've any questions on the courses.

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I am an artist based in Dublin. After graduating with a BA Hons in Business from Trinity College, Dublin I pursued my passion for art at The Irish School of Animation, Ballyfermot graduating with a higher diploma in Classical and Digital Animation. Training in the discipline of animation helped me develop a fine sensitivity for portraying the human figure as I received a rigorous training in many art subjects, visual language and life drawing being the most valuable to me in helping me become the artist I am today.

After college I subsequently worked in the design industry initially as an animator and then as a webdesigner. As an artist I am always inspired to study new approaches to help me improve and keep my artwork fresh. In 2016 I completed an intensive fine art course focusing on figurative, portrait, still life and landscape drawing and painting at the London Fine Art Studios. This course focused on the Atelier Style of drawing and painting of the old masters. Last year I did a mixed media coastal landscape painting course with Imogen Bone at the the Newlyn School of Art.

In 2002 I moved to Asia for 5 years, it was during that time that I had my first teaching job. I taught English and Yoga and discovered that I really enjoyed teaching. In 2013 I went back to college to study digital media, animation and graphics being the main core subjects.

From there I started teaching digital art and Illustration for the City of Dublin Education and Training Boards - at Rathmines and Ballsbridge Colleges. In 2014 I studied for the National University of Ireland Certificate in Training and Continuing Education to help me design art courses.

Last year I received the runner up prize for my painting at the Dublin Plein Air festival. The previous year my photography received an honorable mention in the Wexford Art In The Open festival. I have been selected on several occasions to participate in the Royal Hibernian Academy Intensive Life Drawing Courses. I am a member of the North Dublin Life Drawing Club and also of the Dublin Plein Air Group.

I am available for art teaching positions and as I was a passionate art student who received A grades at both intermediate and leaving certificate levels, I feel I have the experience and mindset to help any student express themselves to their full potential.

I am a registered member of the Teaching Council of Ireland and I am also Garda Vetted.

Please contact me if you would be interested in discussing commissioning options for artwork, whether it be portraiture or landscape, or any other subject matter you may be interested in. Click to view my up to date artwork.

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Oil Painting

Painted at the Wextford Art In The Open Festival

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A sample of the Meditative Art I teach at the City of Dublin Education and Training Boards

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Web Animation

Raindrops and Rainbows from HelenKeane on Vimeo.

Created using Photoshop and After Effects.

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Participating in Life Drawing sessions is part of my studio practice.

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"Break Through After The Thunderstorm" this is a plein air pastel painting of a landscape on the way to Hook Head, Wexford.

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Photography And Image Retouching


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