We had an energetic and creative night at Maryhill Art Group to restart our fun relaxed sessions in the Maryhill Hub!
We used different methods to interact with the environment, beginning with some doodly expression with pens then drawing our journey to the building and considering the shapes, roads, bends and natural- urban aspects on the way. Some of the roads were a bit of a maze!
Listening to poetry connected with autumn and using mindful calm relaxation we settled down, and listened to some more words about the environment and the season.
Then we started writing some words related to what we had heard and thought, from which we drew to develop this, and some folk preferred to draw and other to write. We also drew the words in a visual way.
Feeling the textures of local leaves from the park and riverside, such as maple, sycamore, and horse chestnut, and looking at these, smelling, connecting with our senses.. making them a lot easier and more natural to draw! The pastels and pens were nice and colourful to use for these pieces.
Kindly supported by Glasgow Connected Arts Network