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D+P Studio News

Here is a wee bit of news from the D+P Studio!

Painting with acrylics – Maryhill Art Group

26 April 2017




Continuing on from the previous weeks, now trying to work with the tactility of acrylic paints, colour mixing and building up the surface, using brushes, rollers and palette knives..




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Sho calligraphy ink mark making and Enso

19 April 2017




Some of the expressive and fun mark making experiments by participants at the start of the group.





Trying out the enso circle, symbol of universality and the idea of beauty within imperfection.

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Laying out the Fude brushes

19 April 2017




Small to medium fude for calligraphy on single ‘hanshi’ sheets.





The fude brushes hanging to dry – look like they need another good rinse!

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Some work from the calligraphy group

19 April 2017




Working on the character nen – commonly translated as mindfulness, also attention or care.





Before the group starts in the cosy interior of KSD Rokpa.





Painting the Chinese characters Ei and Hei – Eternal Peace. Ei is a classic kanji to work on and learn the eight strokes of calligraphy in this character.

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Dates set for Urban Sketching Tours at Parkhead

18 April 2017

Dates set for Urban Sketching Tours at Parkhead

Three drawing tours following the Parkhead Heritage Trail:

Saturday 29th April ‘The Built Environment’- Alan Wilson
Saturday 27th May ‘Setting the Scene’- Esther Semmens
Saturday 24th June ‘Dynamic Line’- Blair Thomson

Tours will begin at 1.30pm from the Parkhead Art Studio, Parkhead Cross, 1 Westmuir Street, Glasgow G31 5EH. All materials will be provided, all abilities welcome, tours are free.

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Developing the initial sketches – Maryhill Art Group

2 April 2017




Developing the fast initial sketches (in the previous post) into longer pieces. Folk started bringing in shapes based on memory and their experience. Also we moved into nature related compositions. A couple of folk who are into gardening and flowers worked on topographical map like drawings..




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Maryhill Art Group – drawing architectural shapes

1 April 2017




We worked on some creative and futuristic drawings inspired by architecture. Mostly 3 to 5 minutes for each drawing.





One of the students responded to her drawings: space invaders – doctor who… or maybe even cosmic mess!




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