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Happy New Tiger Year

Happy New Year of the Tiger, grrr! Hope you are well and easing into the New Year. All the very best wishes for a peaceful and healthy 2022 As our friends in Japan celebrate the determination and courage of the new Tiger year, let’s keep… Read More »Happy New Tiger Year

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Season’s Greetings 🎄

We hope you are keeping cosy and well and becoming quieter for the winter holidays. Here is our Season’s Greetings card, a jazzy one this year! Many thanks for all your participation and kind support this year and we look forward to catch up with… Read More »Season’s Greetings 🎄

Drawing Anime and Manga characters

Drawing Anime and Manga characters

At our popular アニメ Anime drawing and doodling group in December on Zoom, we had a fun and relaxed time drawing our best loved characters from anime and manga 😁  Blair gave images to help inspire participants as well as detailed demos at the group.… Read More »Drawing Anime and Manga characters

Brushing Shikantaza at Shodō Zen Calligraphy

Brushing Shikantaza at Shodō Zen Calligraphy

At Shodō calligraphy for our last group together in 2021, we had great fun brushing the lovely loose characters of Shikantaza  只管打坐 , about Zen sitting meditation (Zazen). We enjoyed exploring the kanji characters together in the semi cursive Gyōsho style and the quirky old… Read More »Brushing Shikantaza at Shodō Zen Calligraphy

Relaxing drawings of the mysterious moon at De-stress

Relaxing drawings of the mysterious moon at De-stress

At the De-stress drawing group we had a magnetic and mysterious lunar theme inspired by the autumn and winter moon 🌜🌑🌙🌕 which had been appearing shyly through the clouds on recent nights. It was a very relaxing group with a nice peaceful vibe, and some… Read More »Relaxing drawings of the mysterious moon at De-stress

Learning the Four Seasons at Kanji Club

Learning the Four Seasons at Kanji Club

The theme for November at our language and cultural Kanji Club was the Four Seasons – 春夏秋冬  Shunkashūtō, literally meaning Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter 🌸🌻🍂🍢 These four kanji appear often in seasonal words and many topics such as travel. We learned to read, pronounce and write… Read More »Learning the Four Seasons at Kanji Club

Light and Movement at Tenkoku Stampmaking

Light and Movement at Tenkoku Stampmaking

Our Tenkoku Japanese and Chinese stamp making group explored composition and how to create movement and atmosphere. We had some images of sunshine, figures and spears too in the old tensho seal engraving characters ✨ We also enjoyed some carving, chipping away at our stones. Blair… Read More »Light and Movement at Tenkoku Stampmaking

Youth Arts Project – De-stress and Express, Part 2

De-stress and Express helped young people and children engage with the arts and develop art skills and confidence. Blair especially guided them to be creative mindfully and relax, as well as learn to use new art materials and techniques!  As the project continued and more young… Read More »Youth Arts Project – De-stress and Express, Part 2

Manga, Anime and Comic Project for Young People

Manga, Anime and Comic Project for Young People, Part 2

Moving deeper into autumn 2021 Blair continued working with the young people from North United Communities (with funding from Creative Scotland and Glasgow Connected Arts Network) leading the Manga, Anime and Comic Project. As the project developed with input from the young people we explored the… Read More »Manga, Anime and Comic Project for Young People, Part 2

Anime Drawing - Relax & Doodle

Join our free December anime event

Anime Drawing – Relax & Doodle Draw your favourite characters from anime and manga at our friendly online group! Many people would like to doodle anime and manga characters and share their enthusiasm with others but find them difficult to draw and don’t know where… Read More »Join our free December anime event