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Drawing Anime and Manga characters

Drawing Anime and Manga characters

At our popular アニメ Anime drawing and doodling group in December on Zoom, we had a fun and relaxed time drawing our best loved characters from anime and manga 😁  Blair gave images to help inspire participants as well as detailed demos at the group.… Read More »Drawing Anime and Manga characters

Youth Arts Project – De-stress and Express, Part 2

De-stress and Express helped young people and children engage with the arts and develop art skills and confidence. Blair especially guided them to be creative mindfully and relax, as well as learn to use new art materials and techniques!  As the project continued and more young… Read More »Youth Arts Project – De-stress and Express, Part 2

Manga, Anime and Comic Project for Young People

Manga, Anime and Comic Project for Young People, Part 2

Moving deeper into autumn 2021 Blair continued working with the young people from North United Communities (with funding from Creative Scotland and Glasgow Connected Arts Network) leading the Manga, Anime and Comic Project. As the project developed with input from the young people we explored the… Read More »Manga, Anime and Comic Project for Young People, Part 2

Manga, Anime and Comic Project for Young People

Manga, Anime and Comic Project for Young People, Part 1

Through Autumn 2021 Blair worked with North United Communities with funding from Creative Scotland and Glasgow Connected Arts Network to lead an inspiring Manga, Anime and Comic Project of free sessions for young people in three locations in the North and West of Glasgow.  Blair helped… Read More »Manga, Anime and Comic Project for Young People, Part 1

Youth Arts Project - De-stress and Express

Youth Arts Project – De-stress and Express, Part 1

Blair worked with young people on a relaxing Youth Arts project in Glasgow – ‘De-stress and Express’ – combining arts and crafts with mindful meditation. The arts and crafts classes were delivered in three locations – Maryhill, Ruchill and Milton. It was a tremendously well received… Read More »Youth Arts Project – De-stress and Express, Part 1

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Creative Time – Abstract doodly fun

This month take a few minutes break to doodle any shapes, lines or patterns you fancy. It is so relaxing to just take any pen and start with a line or shape, then bring other shapes and lines around it, curves or zig zags or… Read More »Creative Time – Abstract doodly fun

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Creative Time – Reaching out to wintery open spaces

This month’s Creative Time is very laid back – please send us any photos you have taken of your wintry environment, or any poems you have written about the season.  The February days are becoming longer and there is more sunshine to energise us. If… Read More »Creative Time – Reaching out to wintery open spaces

Season’s Greetings ✨

Best wishes for the festive season! We hope you are keeping warm and well and enjoy the winter holidays. Here is our Season’s Greetings card with images of some of the many wholehearted and inspiring works by participants ? Huge thanks for all your encouragement… Read More »Season’s Greetings ✨

Creative time - delighting in autumn colours

Creative time – delighting in autumn colours

On the West Coast of Scotland here in Glasgow the autumnal colours have been rich and changing from day to day.  ? For this fun creative time challenge we photographed some of the colours and shapes near us.? Please send us any photographs, poetry and… Read More »Creative time – delighting in autumn colours

Creative time - From late Summer to early Autumn

Creative time – From late Summer to early Autumn

As the season gradually changes from summer towards autumn and we reach out for more jumpers and get cosy during the darker nights, let’s take a moment to notice the atmosphere and what going on around us. And write a haiku or short poem about… Read More »Creative time – From late Summer to early Autumn