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Season’s Greetings ❄⛄🎄

23 December 2018

The Drawing and Painting Studio wishes you a peaceful and relaxing festive holiday!

Thanks for all your support and creative energy in 2018.

Merry Christmas banner by North United Communities kids group!

Merry Christmas banner by North United Communities kids group!

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Watch a leaf fall

6 October 2018

Watch a leaf fall

We said goodbye to the brightness of summer and welcomed the autumn breeze and smells and darker nights, with some leafy artworks.

Watch a leaf fall

Watch a leaf fall

The children really engage with the textures and colours of the autumnal leaves, the variety of shapes and types of leaves and different hues.

Watch a leaf fall

Watch a leaf fall

Watch a leaf fall

The leaves could be used as stencils or stuck down to complement the drawing and words.

Watch a leaf fall

Watch a leaf fall

Watch a leaf fall

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A chicken dragon and other lively sketches at Ruchill

5 October 2018

In this group at Ruchill Community Centre different tasks were tried out by the young people.

A chicken dragon and other lively sketches at Ruchill

A chicken dragon and other lively sketches at Ruchill

Influenced by anime and manga, dragons were popular, such as the Story of the Small Girl and the Dragon, and imagery from Princess Mononoke, a classic film from the Japanese animation Studio Ghibli.

A chicken dragon and other lively sketches at Ruchill

A chicken dragon and other lively sketches at Ruchill

A chicken dragon and other lively sketches at Ruchill

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Summery art groups – patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

8 September 2018

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

There were varied NUC summer art and craft sessions in Maryhill, Ruchill and Milton with young people and adults, they were fun groups inspired by a few different themes and using ways of working that were enjoyable while learning new methods.

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

There was a large banner with ‘Summer Sunshine’ drawn with pens, with a funky lizard carefully added in, plus hand stencil drawing using the hand shape as a composition for decorative patterns worked into the finger and palm shapes..

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

The lucky laugh game we played was really light hearted, with the kids closing their eyes while moving cut outs of facial features onto their head shape they had drawn – other children guiding them to the best, or worst!, spot to be stuck down. It was a nice way for them to make some quirky portraits while working with each other 🙂

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

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Playing with paint – leaves, handprints and a joyful T-rex

11 July 2018

At the NUC summer group with children, we worked on a summer environmental theme, exploring painting and using different materials for mark making including brushes, rollers and hand prints.

Playing with paint – leaves, handprints and a joyful T-rex

Playing with paint – leaves, handprints and a joyful T-rex

Playing with paint – leaves, handprints and a joyful T-rex

Playing with paint – leaves, handprints and a joyful T-rex

The children also enjoyed painting on to the leaves directly, and had ideas for rainbows, butterflies. There was also some Jackson Pollock like mark making which left some striking pieces, as well as probably more paint on the floor!

Playing with paint – leaves, handprints and a joyful T-rex

Playing with paint – leaves, handprints and a joyful T-rex

Playing with paint – leaves, handprints and a joyful T-rex

Playing with paint – leaves, handprints and a joyful T-rex

Playing with paint – leaves, handprints and a joyful T-rex

Playing with paint – leaves, handprints and a joyful T-rex

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Sea urchins and shells turning into skulls and robots!

28 June 2018

Sea urchins and shells turning into skulls and robots!

At the Ruchill after school primary group the children worked on their sketchbooks, drawing mainly with pencils this session.

Sea urchins and shells turning into skulls and robots!

They began looking directly at some small natural objects like shells and a fragile pale green green sea urchin shell. After sketching in peace for a while looking at the textures and lines and edges, they began to draw some of their favourite things, from skulls to an iphone, to cartoon characters.

Sea urchins and shells turning into skulls and robots!

It was brilliant to see how much their confidence has developed over the last year and a half and how they enjoy spending some time with their sketchbooks.

Sea urchins and shells turning into skulls and robots!

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Mountain caves and nesting mythical birds

15 June 2018

At Ruchill community centre we worked on the A4 sketchbooks with the children on some imaginative drawings and doodles.

It’s really nice to see their engagement with markmaking, and freedom to express themselves through art!

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Ruchill children drawing stones, shells, a sea urchin and an olephaunt!

2 April 2018

The North United Communities after school group (Primary years 5 to 7) played around with acrylic inks and different brushes and twigs, working from a selection of natural objects like stones and shells. One of the boys was more into drawing a Tolkienesque olephaunt which he did really well with!

grey as a mouse,
big as a house,
nose like a snake,
I make the earth shake..
(Short excerpt from the Lord of the Rings)

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Drawing the community centre, with some dragons too – children’s spring art group at North United Communities

24 February 2018

The children at Ruchill Community Centre really wanted to do their own thing at this session – which turned out to be drawing views around them.

‘What can I draw?’ they asked – ‘Have a look around – what do you see?’ – so they started working on the interior of the centre and the drinks machine for instance!

Next they worked on their favourite manga images and fantastical creatures..

Drawing the community centre, with some dragons - children's spring art group at North United Communities

Drawing the community centre, with some dragons - children's spring art group at North United Communities

It is over a year now since we began this sketchbook project with North United Communities, it is really great to see them much more confident to draw, especially from their surroundings and imagination..

Drawing the community centre, with some dragons - children's spring art group at North United Communities

Drawing the community centre, with some dragons - children's spring art group at North United Communities

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Floating stones and flying paper

23 November 2017

We continued some of the work from the previous session, this time concentrating on stones and pebbles, looking at their shapes and being led by their character to finding different ways to draw them.

Floating stones and flying paper

Floating stones and flying paper

Cutting and sticking or tearing, we used various papers to make stony and natural feeling shapes or created shapes to put around areas of drawing marks. Exploring the different possibilities of stones with these materials in an abstract way was fun!

Floating stones and flying paper

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