Drawing and Painting Studio - create + relax + enjoy


About our activities at this difficult time:

Update 19/3/20

We are remaining active even although many community groups and centres where we work have reduced or stopped activities. Please check our News page or Facebook page to see what we are up to and find creative inspiration πŸ™‚

Kagyu Samye Dzong (KSD) building is now closed, so our One to One sessions will be by Skype, please contact us for details.

Apologies we have suspended our Zen Heart Brush calligraphy group until further notice, in keeping with the wishes of the KSD building (Tibetan Group) who are advising against group activity in the centre.

Our thoughts are with everyone’s wellbeing, kind wishes from the D+P Studio team.

We help people to relax into drawing and enjoy expansive creative adventures. Our fun and varied groups include community art, calligraphy, poetry, art in nature and meditation. We also support individuals with one to one sessions.

Group Art Sessions at Your Location

From Japanese Sho calligraphy to outdoor painting and sculpture, to meditative artwork, we will create a memorable art experience for your group!

Please contact us to chat about the possibilities.

Group Art Sessions

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"An excellent class with lots of variety and interesting approaches including looking at the work of different artists for each topic. Discussions were always constructive and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience."

Portfolio class


"Throughout the Glencoe trip I found Blair gave me insightful tips that encouraged me to believe that I could actually paint outdoors like an impressionist. It was easy to ask for advice and this often lead to a richer conversation that helped me understand what I was trying to achieve."

Student Glencoe Art Trip


"I enjoyed trying to write the Japanese characters. For a long time I had an interest in these characters. I enjoyed working with all the supplied materials. There was a great variety. The tutor was very helpful, knowledgeable and encouraging. An excellent course. I would recommend any future courses to my friends."

Sho Calligraphy group, KSD

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Arts and culture project - late winter through Spring 2019

Workshops in Glasgow for young people and adults to discuss, explore and have fun trying out Japanese Shodo calligraphy, mindful awareness, and meditative practice of Shakyo. Funding for this project has been generously provided by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Japanese calligraphy

Maryhill Art Group supported by GCAN through winter 2018-19

Our regular free community art group in the Maryhill Hub is a thriving creative group with fantastic support from the community and beyond. The current themes are inspired by nature, it is a very easygoing evening session and open to anyone to come along, no art experience is needed. Funding has been very kindly provided by Glasgow Connected Arts Network.

Glasgow Connected Arts Network
Maryhill Art Group