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Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city

4 December 2019

Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city

Last time we enjoyed a night sky 🌌 theme with oil pastels and coloured paper, bringing in cityscape and celestial heads.

Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city
Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city
Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city

More of our creative adventures last week at Clydebank art group 🌜🌝🌞🤗

Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city
Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city
Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city

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Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights

27 November 2019

Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights

Last time we enjoyed a night sky 🌌 theme with oil pastels and coloured paper.

Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights
Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights

Words and doodles from Clydebank art group inspired by the mystery of the night sky and space – the waxing and waning of the 🌒 , tides, stars, darkness, shadows..

Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights
Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights

Embracing the wonderful star filled spacious dark nights with pencils, oil pastels and pens at Clydebank art group 🌛✨🌠🔭

Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights
Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights
Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights
Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights

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Exploring autumn with collage

13 November 2019

Exploring autumn with collage

Last time we enjoyed an autumnal 🍁 theme with collage cutting and sticking, in our group there is always plenty of freedom also to go your own creative way if you want to, and lots of help and encouragement when you need it too 🤗 we help you feel settled and enjoy a sense of wellbeing. Thanks to Centre81 Steering Group for co-organising this group.

Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage

Exploring autumn with collage cutting and sticking, connecting to nature with our senses

Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage

More fabulous artworks and poetic inspiration from last week at Clydebank art group, the participants experimented with different combinations of materials to create atmosphere and vibrancy 🍁🧡😁

Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage

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Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks

6 November 2019

Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks

The group is welcoming and free of charge, come along and join us tonight at the friendly @Centre81 at 6.30 to 8pm. Destress, find inspiration, enjoy trying out our drawing materials 😄

Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks
Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks

Last time we enjoyed an autumnal 🍁 theme, in our group there is always plenty of freedom also to go your own creative way if you want to, and lots of help and encouragement when you need it too 🤗 we help you feel settled and enjoy a sense of wellbeing. Thanks to Centre81 Steering Group for co-organising this group.

Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks
Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks
Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks
Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks
Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks

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Feeling the autumn colours in our shodo calligraphy group…

1 November 2019

In October at our Zen Heart Brush group, we hamonized with the season and decided to write ‘koyo, 紅葉’ autumn colours.

To help us get in the mood and connect with the natural feeling, there were some red and golden leaves on the table to catch the essence of the season. The meaning of the kanji ‘紅葉’ is crimson leaves, we hope everyone enjoyed the autumnal season in the room!

The meaning of the kanji ‘紅葉’ is crimson leaves, we hope everyone enjoyed the autumnal season in the room! We looked at the origins of each kanji character and how the styles changed over the centuries, which guided our shodo practice, and helped us enjoy the different possibilities.

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Looking, sensing, watching in the Botanic Gardens…

1 November 2019

This time in the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow, our drawing group tucked ourselves into the deep ferny vegetation of Kibble Palace to draw the frenzy of intertwining plants.

We had a quirky session of drawing textures and shapes, then moved onto looking at the wider areas of the palace.

One of our group was inspired by reflections, sight and the act of watching itself.

We played with oil pastels and lead graphite sticks to try out different textures.

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Japanese shodo calligraphy at the beautiful autumnal Cowden Japanese Garden

1 November 2019

Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden

We had a lovely day at the Cowden Japanese Garden with enthusiastic people taking part, it was a colourful autumn day and tranquil atmosphere, a perfect setting to enjoy a workshop of Japanese shodo calligraphy.

Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden

After a short talk about shodo we slowly strolled outside, meditatively walking in the garden to admire different features in the garden and interact with our senses, especially we paid attention to ‘karesansui, 枯山水’ dry landscape which was related to our theme that day!

Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden

Then we went back to the room, we started to try out the ‘enso, 円相’ circle to loosen up. Then we moved onto ‘sui, 水’ and ‘san, 山’ which can be combined as ‘sansui, 山水’ mountains and water. We had demonstrations and wrote the characters in very varied styles of calligraphy which the participants enjoyed!

Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden

During the break we had delicious scones and empire biscuits with hot drinks 😉

Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden

The garden is a delightful and peaceful place to visit, (it reminds Blair of Kenrokuen garden in Kanazawa) and the setting in the foothills of the Ochills near Dollar is inspiring 🙂

https://www.cowdengarden.com/

Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden
Japanese shodo calligraphy at the Beautiful autumnal Cowden Garden

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Relaxing doodling and free creative time at Centre81

30 October 2019

Relaxing doodling and free creative time at Centre81

Our friendly free of charge group welcomes you to come along and join us tonight at the fabulous Centre81 at 6.30 to 8pm. Destress, find inspiration, enjoy trying out our drawing materials 🍁🧡😄

Relaxing doodling and free creative time at Centre81

Last week at the Clydebank art group we had some fun with a nature rocky theme, in our group there is always plenty of freedom also to go your own creative way if you want to, and lots of help and encouragement when you need it too 🤗 we help you feel settled and enjoy a sense of wellbeing. Thanks to Centre81 Steering Group for co-organising this group.

Relaxing doodling and free creative time at Centre81
Relaxing doodling and free creative time at Centre81
Relaxing doodling and free creative time at Centre81
Relaxing doodling and free creative time at Centre81
Relaxing doodling and free creative time at Centre81

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Stress free creativity at Centre81

7 October 2019

Stress free creativity at Centre81

At Clydebank art group we had a lively night with a great turnout of folk trying out all the different materials from pencils and pens to pastels and colourful inks.

Stress free creativity at Centre81
Stress free creativity at Centre81

We had a rocky theme exploring rocky shapes and imagining the carboniferous world that shaped the rocks below the Glasgow and Dunbartonshire area.

Stress free creativity at Centre81
Stress free creativity at Centre81

Rocky places was our starting point and we went off in several creative directions from there, so it was an expressive, natural and experimental night!

Stress free creativity at Centre81
Stress free creativity at Centre81
Stress free creativity at Centre81
Stress free creativity at Centre81
Stress free creativity at Centre81
Stress free creativity at Centre81
Stress free creativity at Centre81

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Destress and doodle

2 October 2019

Relaxing creativity is back on at Clydebank art group tonight, organised by Centre81 and Centre81 Steering Group , please come and join us. Here are some images from the colourful artwork of the participants last week, we tried out lots of materials including art brushes and oil pastels 🧡

Destress and doodle
Destress and doodle
Destress and doodle
Destress and doodle
Destress and doodle
Destress and doodle
Destress and doodle
Destress and doodle

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