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Drawing with graphite and biro pen – Maryhill Art Group

27 May 2017



We worked on a few graphite sketches in the peaceful and cool shade of the courtyard.



Plenty to draw from the organic shapes in the garden vegetable planters to the angles of the old school itself.





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Tangram inspired shapes – Maryhill Art Group

24 May 2017




Looking at old Chinese Tangram puzzles to begin with, we then started drawing with pencils, before cutting and sticking our own shapes.


We experimented with our compositions, considering artwork by artist/ teacher Hans Hofman and Paul Klee for more visual ideas..





‘Through a painting we can see the whole world.’
Hans Hofmann


‘I don’t want pictures, I want to find things out.’
Piet Mondrian

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Painting with acrylics – Maryhill Art Group

26 April 2017




Continuing on from the previous weeks, now trying to work with the tactility of acrylic paints, colour mixing and building up the surface, using brushes, rollers and palette knives..




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Developing the initial sketches – Maryhill Art Group

2 April 2017




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 drawings..




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Maryhill Art Group – drawing architectural shapes

1 April 2017




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!




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A few more pictures…

20 February 2017

A few more pictures from the Maryhill Hub art groups last term, working in sketchbooks and larger sheets of cartridge paper with posca, prockey and other pens. Lots of energy and sketchbooks filled up with drawings and collage!

Maryhill Art Group @ The Maryhill Hub 2016 Winter

Maryhill Art Group @ The Maryhill Hub 2016 Winter

Maryhill Art Group @ The Maryhill Hub 2016 Winter

Maryhill Art Group @ The Maryhill Hub 2016 Winter

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Art Materials Sponsorship

5 February 2017

Sketchbooks from Millers Art, Glasgow

Sketchbooks from Millers Art, Glasgow

Maryhill Art Group @ Maryhill Hub

Maryhill Art Group @ Maryhill Hub

Thanks to Millers Art (https://www.facebook.com/millersartshop) for kindly sponsoring our community art classes with materials and the very popular A4 sketchbooks for our winter 2016/2017 term.

The books have been energetically collaged and filled with life drawings, sketches of manga and abstract expressionists patterns and more!

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