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Drawing Tour to Parkhead Necropolis and looking beyond

27 June 2017



We began the final Parkhead Heritage Trail urban sketching tour by loosening up with some fun warm up sketches – blind drawings of the buildings nearby and abstract line drawings.



Afterwards we walked from Parkhead Cross to the Necropolis where we had the first demo looking out of the main gates to the Forge shopping centre, and folk worked on monochrome sketches nearby from trees and gravestones, and foliage, capturing the sunlight and shadow and varied textures.











We then went on to a colour study with pens, moving up the hill for a vista into the windiest spot for some really invigorating drawing! The tea and cake afterwards was very well deserved.





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Sketchy Panorama of Parkhead Cross

24 May 2017




Working together at Parkhead Arts Centre on a large cartridge paper piece of the view of the historic Parkhead Cross buildings outside. We had to work quickly to sketch in the shapes of windows, roof lines, roads, road lights, and passing folk.





We took turns on each area of the paper and brought in some drawn text to continue the creative writing themes from previous weeks. Great joint effort in the sunny studio!

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The first Urban Sketching Tour in Parkhead- following the heritage trail

10 May 2017

Rubbings of the ground and buildings, word drawings, sketches with graphite and pens – really enjoyed the urban sketching from Parkhead Art Studio led by Alan Wilson and the luck of the dice to see which task to work on!



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Sketchbook work at Parkhead Men’s Art Group

1 May 2017

Cracking start to the Parkhead Men’s Art Group combining drawing with creative writing. Inspiring community space at the Parkhead Arts Centre set up by Rebecca Fraser.





We began with some fun tasks such as sticking down magazine cuttings of words and pasting onto our sketchbooks, bringing in doodles of parts of the buildings nearby, and managed a few very quick life drawings as well..

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Dates set for Urban Sketching Tours at Parkhead

18 April 2017

Dates set for Urban Sketching Tours at Parkhead

Three drawing tours following the Parkhead Heritage Trail:

Saturday 29th April ‘The Built Environment’- Alan Wilson
Saturday 27th May ‘Setting the Scene’- Esther Semmens
Saturday 24th June ‘Dynamic Line’- Blair Thomson

Tours will begin at 1.30pm from the Parkhead Art Studio, Parkhead Cross, 1 Westmuir Street, Glasgow G31 5EH. All materials will be provided, all abilities welcome, tours are free.

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