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D+P Studio News

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

Developing abstracts with ink and collage – Maryhill Art Group

16 June 2017



We began on some small drawings from shapes in the buildings and garden area.





Then had some fun (and a good few splashes) exploring with mixed media with ink, graphite and collage on larger sheets of cartridge paper..



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Portraits by children at the Ruchill group

16 June 2017


As always a lively afternoon of artwork with the energetic kids at North United Communities.





At this session we encouraged the children with demos and examples how to draw portraits from life using pencils in their sketchbooks.



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Drawing with graphite and biro pen – Maryhill Art Group

27 May 2017



We worked on a few graphite sketches in the peaceful and cool shade of the courtyard.



Plenty to draw from the organic shapes in the garden vegetable planters to the angles of the old school itself.





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Join us for artwork outdoors in the evening sunshine

24 May 2017




Join us tomorrow to enjoy doing some artwork outdoors at our Maryhill Art Group at the Maryhill Hub – the weather looks like it will be fantastic for sitting outside in the courtyard garden doing some relaxed sketching..

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Our array of colourful Art Brushes..

24 May 2017




Folk have been curious about these refillable water based ink Art Brushes by Pentel we are using. We have worked with them in a few groups in recent months and they are a super way to make loose painterly strokes and block in areas of colour.


They have a glowing transparency ideal for building up a sense of space or just letting the luminosity of white paper shine through..

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Tangram inspired shapes – Maryhill Art Group

24 May 2017




Looking at old Chinese Tangram puzzles to begin with, we then started drawing with pencils, before cutting and sticking our own shapes.


We experimented with our compositions, considering artwork by artist/ teacher Hans Hofman and Paul Klee for more visual ideas..





‘Through a painting we can see the whole world.’
Hans Hofmann


‘I don’t want pictures, I want to find things out.’
Piet Mondrian

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Sketchy Panorama of Parkhead Cross

24 May 2017




Working together at Parkhead Arts Centre on a large cartridge paper piece of the view of the historic Parkhead Cross buildings outside. We had to work quickly to sketch in the shapes of windows, roof lines, roads, road lights, and passing folk.





We took turns on each area of the paper and brought in some drawn text to continue the creative writing themes from previous weeks. Great joint effort in the sunny studio!

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Excerpts from Ruchill community group

24 May 2017




In preparation for our art group for the children at Ruchill community centre, some cuttings of coloured paper making interesting colour and shape combinations.

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The first Urban Sketching Tour in Parkhead- following the heritage trail

10 May 2017

Rubbings of the ground and buildings, word drawings, sketches with graphite and pens – really enjoyed the urban sketching from Parkhead Art Studio led by Alan Wilson and the luck of the dice to see which task to work on!



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