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Mindful tree drawings at Kelvingrove

11 August 2019

Mindful tree drawings at Kelvingrove

We had a relaxing stress free time at our drawing group outside Kelvingrove Museum, where we connected to the trees and natural elements through our senses and sketching.

Mindful tree drawings at Kelvingrove
Mindful tree drawings at Kelvingrove

The weather was a little bit threatening, but the rain stayed off and we all managed to do some easygoing and some expressive tree drawings under the cozy protection of the small grove of trees.

Mindful tree drawings at Kelvingrove

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Ice cream summer!

30 July 2019

The enthusiastic young people enjoyed creatively exploring bright colourful summer patterns at the fabulous Centre81 in Clydebank!

The enthusiastic young people enjoyed creatively exploring bright colourful summer patterns at the fabulous Centre81 in Clydebank!

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世界 – Sekai world of Shodo Japanese calligraphy

30 June 2019

世界 - Sekai world of shodo

In May’s Zen Heart Brush, our Japanese calligraphy group, we wrote “世界” – sekai – world in Japanese.

世界 - Sekai world of shodo

The character se “世” – world/ generation/ society – has nice horizontal and vertical line combinations while kai “界” – world/ boundary/ limits – has an expansive movement within the kanji character. After some markmaking to loosen up, we enjoyed trying out the older tensho style as well as the kaisho styles.

世界 - Sekai world of shodo
世界 - Sekai world of shodo

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Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow

30 June 2019

Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow

We had lots of fun in our summer drawing sessions at Glasgow Botanic Gardens and Riverside Museum. We started with doodling to loosen up our drawings then we enjoyed sketching using pens and coloured pencils.

Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow
Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow

At the Riverside Museum, we enjoyed the open scenery upriver towards Glasgow’s modern buildings around the SECC – using biro pens on colour papers and oil pastels we created colourful views of the Clyde panorama!

Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow
Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow
Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow
Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow
Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow
Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow
Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow
Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow
Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow
Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow
Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow
Summer fun creative drawings in Glasgow

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Funky shell and sea patterns

25 June 2019

Funky shell and sea patterns

Inspired by the sea shore and sea creatures, we sketched and doodled at our own pace at Clydebank art group (Centre81) using pens and pencils. This Wednesday we will use oil pastels and collage to explore the textures of the sea. 🏝 Please come along to enjoy some relaxed creative time 😉

Funky shell and sea patterns
Funky shell and sea patterns
Funky shell and sea patterns
Funky shell and sea patterns
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Flowing patterns of birds, grasses and flowers

18 June 2019

Last time at Clydebank art group (Centre81) we had some de-stress doodling time and we drew some patterns with birds, flowers and grasses 🐦🌿🌺 
At the next group we will have a fresh sea theme! 🏝 
You are very welcome to come along to join us 🙂

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Colour and movement – painting with watercolours

5 June 2019

Last week at Clydebank art group  (Centre81) we had fun with watercolours inspired by nature, looking at the varied colour combinations and shapes in leaves and flowers.

Our initial doodles helped us to free up and get our creativity going!

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Leafy breezy doodles in the community garden

27 May 2019

Leafy breezy doodles in the community garden

At the Clydebank art group, we took advantage of the sunny weather to do some wee sketches and doodles outside in the leafy green Centre81 community garden, and we enjoyed other drawings inside as well using pens and coloured pencils🙂🌞🌿🌺

Leafy breezy doodles in the community garden
Leafy breezy doodles in the community garden

It was lovely and peaceful in the garden with the sound of the breeze through the trees🌳

Leafy breezy doodles in the community garden
Leafy breezy doodles in the community garden
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