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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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,… Read More »Sketchbook work at Parkhead Men’s Art Group
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..
Working with oil pastels from natural objects such as shells, dried nuts, stones – moving into imagination from there. A few minutes on a demo piece..
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.
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… Read More »Some work from the calligraphy group
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… Read More »Dates set for Urban Sketching Tours at Parkhead
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… Read More »Developing the initial sketches – Maryhill Art Group