Fiona Higgins hosts new art classes at RCC

Wednesday February 27, 2019

A well-known Letterkenny artist is offering new art classes at the Regional Cultural Centre

Fiona Higgins is offering new morning classes at the RCC commencing on Friday, March 8 and artists of all abilities are most welcome.

A batik artist who works at home in her Letterkenny studio in Letterkenny, Fiona’s own work is inspired by the beautiful scenery of the northwest of Ireland, particularly the Gaeltacht on the west coast of Donegal where she has always spent a part of her summer, ever since she was a child.

Develop your landscape painting skills working and learning in a relaxed atmosphere where you can develop your artistic skills.

In landscapes, seascapes, grasses and trees, I try to capture the vivid and ever-changing light and colour of the shifting seasons and unpredictable weather.

“In one work I might express the luminous quality of sunlight pouring through leaves in spring, in another, I might represent the intense colours of the land and sky found after a summer thunderstorm,” she said.

Whether you are a beginner or advance, work at your own pace and get guidance from Fiona when required.

The classes will be run in eight-week blocks and will last an hour and a half (11am to 12.30pm) every Friday. The cost is €80.

If would like to find out more or sign up, please contact Fiona Higgins on Mobile 086 157 8829 or e-mail

About Fiona Higgins

Fiona Higgins studied fine art painting in the Dublin Institute of Technology, and qualified for a teacher’s diploma in the College of Marketing and Design. She taught art for ten years in a secondary school, and then decided to work full-time as an artist.

Fiona specialises in batik painting on silk. She prefers to use silk as a medium since the wax flows straight through the fabric when painted on with a brush; this makes it possible to include fine details.

She also uses a brush to paint on the dyes, which allows her to achieve a wider variety of colours and blended tones compared to the traditional batik technique of dip-dying.