This is me talking about Naturama and how I draw. It went out on RTÉ 2 on May 26th just before Home and Away so all the teenagers were watching :)
10 CPD point for Architects.
Brilliant news! There is now fantastic, week long, summer art course for adults that you can go t0 in Dublin! I’ve been very busy organising it with my talented friend Aisling Griffin. We will have drawing, collage, screen printing, lino-print making and pattern making over one week of mornings in the fab location of the Chocolate Factory in Dublin this July 4th- 8th. Available to book from next Monday! Sign up to my mailling list at the bottom of the page to get notified and maybe even get a little discount code!
This is me, I became an illustrator because I wanted to be really happy in my job and it worked! I always aim to put love and happiness into everything I do. I really enjoy working with people and helping them learn new ways of expressing their creativity, and I’m good at making things simple.
I love collaging hand drawn and coloured elements with digital to make my own little wonky world.
My undergraduate degree is in Architecture (B.Sc from UCD) and I have a Masters in Digital Media Technology (DIT). I am also an Adobe Certified Expert.
I loved the Digital illustration class that Go Radiate ran last October (2012) – it unlocked many secrets and tips for me, especially with regards to Adobe Illustrator – lots of ideas that I now plan to incorporate into presentation drawings for clients. This is a course that I’ve already recommended to my architect-friends who I’ve no doubt will sign-up. I thoroughly enjoyed the teaching style – informal yet very informative. I’ll be keeping an eye out for similar courses from Melissa.
I’ve always loved drawing and printing, last year I decided to start my own wedding stationary business (https://www.littlepapermill.ie) but I had no knowledge of illustrator which I would need to develop my designs into wedding invitations. I got in touch with Melissa to get some one-to-one tuition. I found Melissa was very clear when giving direction, and made the somewhat daunting task of learning illustrator enjoyable. As well as teaching the technical side of illustrator Melissa has great ideas and helped me put the final finish on some of my designs.