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D+P Studio News

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

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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Sketchbook work at Parkhead Men’s Art Group

1 May 2017

Cracking start to the Parkhead Men’s Art Group combining drawing with creative writing. Inspiring community space at the Parkhead Arts Centre set up by Rebecca Fraser.





We began with some fun tasks such as sticking down magazine cuttings of words and pasting onto our sketchbooks, bringing in doodles of parts of the buildings nearby, and managed a few very quick life drawings as well..

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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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