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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

Funky abstraction and expansive landscapes

Funky abstraction and expansive landscapes

Well done to The Maryhill HUB team for organising their vibrant community art exhibition. Here are some images from the North United Communities artworks display…?⛺️????? Photos courtesy of The Maryhill HUB

Spring experiments and lots of tensho!

Spring experiments and lots of tensho!

The primary school group on Saturday at North United Communities in Maryhill Hub tried Japanese calligraphy for the first time and had lots of fun! To begin with we did some short meditation together, just grounding and breathing, settling, and then touching the materials which… Read More »Spring experiments and lots of tensho!

Clouds and heart-mind at Maryhill Hub

Clouds and heart-mind at Maryhill Hub

Secondary school young people at the Friday night North United Communities group embraced Japanese writing and Shodo calligraphy. The group had some meditative time first to feel the textures and weight of the materials, such as the types of fude brushes, suzuri ink well and… Read More »Clouds and heart-mind at Maryhill Hub

Shodo calligraphy at Ruchill Community Centre

Shodo calligraphy at Ruchill Community Centre

At our first Sasakawa Foundation sponsored event in Ruchill, local children and staff tried out Japanese calligraphy for the first time, using traditional materials such as fude brushes and sumi ink to write some Chinese kanji characters. We explored a natural theme of light and… Read More »Shodo calligraphy at Ruchill Community Centre

North United Communities, Glasgow

Sights of Glasgow painted at NUC Breakfast Club

We started off sketching the main shapes of the composition – of the Clyde river and Hydro, Armadillo and Tall Ship, then added the great Glasgow icon of the Duke of Wellington with his stunning traffic cone hat ? Next the Squinty bridge, Finnieston Crane,… Read More »Sights of Glasgow painted at NUC Breakfast Club

North United Communities, Glasgow

Meditation and Qigong with young people

At Maryhill Hub on Saturday, Blair working with the NUC young people – a short session of mindfulness meditation for children with some fun Qigong moves?   ********** Workshop for North United Communities **********