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From summer into autumn, forest and natural patterns at Clydebank art groups

18 September 2019

From summer into autumn, forest and natural patterns at Clydebank art groups
From summer into autumn, forest and natural patterns at Clydebank art groups

Into September, it is gradually getting more autumnal and the temperature has become cooler and crisper.

From summer into autumn, forest and natural patterns at Clydebank art groups
From summer into autumn, forest and natural patterns at Clydebank art groups

In Clyebank art group we had a couple of foresty themed nights, enjoying drawing pine cones, leaves, tree fruits and berries, a cute hut and other things! It is great to see folk express themselves and work on their own ideas and pieces and not always follow our suggestions!

From summer into autumn, forest and natural patterns at Clydebank art groups
From summer into autumn, forest and natural patterns at Clydebank art groups
From summer into autumn, forest and natural patterns at Clydebank art groups

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Having fun with mixed media and paints at Clydebank art group

4 September 2019

Having fun with mixed media and paints at Clydebank art group

The sunshine was still very strong at the Centre81 when we started to doodle with pencils and pens, having a bit of a relax while drawing some natural patterns and looking at the textures and shapes of objects such as pine cones.

Having fun with mixed media and paints at Clydebank art group

We continued the tree theme from last week into painting using different watercolour sets and oil pastels, the feedback was really positive about the mixed media combinations and colours we tried out.

Having fun with mixed media and paints at Clydebank art group
Having fun with mixed media and paints at Clydebank art group
Having fun with mixed media and paints at Clydebank art group

It was interesting thinking about the spaces between the trees and the characters and movement of them.

Having fun with mixed media and paints at Clydebank art group
Having fun with mixed media and paints at Clydebank art group

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Exploring the world of trees at Clydebank art group

28 August 2019

Exploring the world of trees at Clydebank art group

Clydebank art group is back after the summer holiday!

Exploring the world of trees at Clydebank art group

We had a meditative session drawing trees with the late summer sunshine flooding into the art room. Using varied art materials, we drew different types of trees in an atmospheric way… with a poem or two to help stimulate our imagination and inspire us.

Exploring the world of trees at Clydebank art group

The view out the window of the silver birch tree in the Centre81 community garden helped us, with its rustling leaves and purply pink silvery bark shining against the leaves and sky.

Exploring the world of trees at Clydebank art group
Exploring the world of trees at Clydebank art group
Exploring the world of trees at Clydebank art group
Exploring the world of trees at Clydebank art group
Exploring the world of trees at Clydebank art group

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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 fabulousย Centre81ย in Clydebank!

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

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ไธ–็•Œ – Sekai world of Shodo Japanese calligraphy

30 June 2019

ไธ–็•Œ - Sekai world of shodo

In May’s Zen Heart Brush, our Japanese calligraphy group, we wrote “ไธ–็•Œโ€ – sekai – world in Japanese.

ไธ–็•Œ - Sekai world of shodo

The character se “ไธ–” – world/ generation/ society – has nice horizontal and vertical line combinations while kai “็•Œ” – 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.

ไธ–็•Œ - Sekai world of shodo
ไธ–็•Œ - 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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