Naturama is the number 1 bestseller in the Children’s non-fiction category in Ireland. Thanks so much to everyone who keeps buying it :)
I’ve got together with my talented friend Aisling Griffin to organise a series of creative workshops, taking place this autumn. We will have screen printing, lino-print making and pattern making in the fab location of the Chocolate Factory in Dublin. Available to book now!
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 :) If you can’t see it on youtube, watch it here on Facebook..
11 CPD point for Architects.
Join us for the next Nature Drawing meet up in St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham in Dublin on Saturday August 27th. Booking essential, read more…
Delighted to be spending time in Leitrim doing art workshops for children (age 8-14) in The Dock arts centre in Carrick on Shannon. We had such fun there for the Wild Words children’s book festival in August and I’m really looking forward to being back.
The classes take place every Tuesday evening for 6 weeks starting September 13th. Each week we will be drawing/sticking/collaging different elements to make an imaginary world. You can read more info and book a place here.
This is me, I became an illustrator because I wanted to have freedom in my everyday life and to be able to express myself and spread love and happiness through my work. I really enjoy working with people, young and old, and helping them learn new art skills in analogue and digital workshops. 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 in Illustrator.
I found the three day digital illustration course a complete eye opener. While the course is quite intensive regarding content, Melissa provided a well paced and relaxed environment. All tools were expertly explained and plenty of practice time was given to get to grips with all aspects. I have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone looking to develop their digital creative side.
Melissa’s classes provide the perfect introduction to working with Adobe software programmes. All the ‘How To’ questions are answered as tasks are worked through one by one. Well prepared and approachable she provides students with a comprehensive set of notes for each class. Group numbers are kept small to facilitate an easier learning situation and the atmosphere is very friendly and helpful.