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Some work from the calligraphy group

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

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… Read More »Dates set for Urban Sketching Tours at Parkhead

Developing the initial sketches – Maryhill Art Group

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

Maryhill Art Group – drawing architectural shapes

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!

Discussing creative approaches at the Mitchell Library for combining art and literacy

At the Aye Write ’17 Adult Literacy event at the Mitchell Library, March – Blair discussing the creative approaches to combine art and design and writing – for the publication ‘Future’ which was launched at the event.

Sho practice

Painting with sumi ink – Sho practice

Making some marks with fude brushes and fudepen. Beginning sho practice with the brush stopping and flicking, speed of the marks and energy. Kanji characters ten – heavens/ sky and shin or kokoro – heart/ mind.

Graphic design geometric tasks

Using art brushes (filled with ink) and Prockey and Maped pens to experiment on cartridge paper with a graphic design balance of colours and angular shapes. The ink creates a good textural contrast with the less flat more marky pens which helps with variety in… Read More »Graphic design geometric tasks