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Young people’s art

Watch a leaf fall

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. The children really engage with the textures and colours of the autumnal leaves, the variety of shapes and types of leaves and different… Read More »Watch a leaf fall

A chicken dragon and other lively sketches at Ruchill

A chicken dragon and other lively sketches at Ruchill

In this group at Ruchill Community Centre different tasks were tried out by the young people. 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… Read More »A chicken dragon and other lively sketches at Ruchill

Summery art groups - patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

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. There was a large… Read More »Summery art groups – patterns, colour and lucky laugh!

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

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

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. The children also enjoyed painting on to the leaves directly, and had ideas for rainbows, butterflies.… Read More »Playing with paint – leaves, handprints and a joyful T-rex

Sea urchins and shells turning into skulls and robots!

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. 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… Read More »Sea urchins and shells turning into skulls and robots!

Mountain caves and nesting mythical birds

Mountain caves and nesting mythical birds

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!

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

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

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… Read More »Ruchill children drawing stones, shells, a sea urchin and an olephaunt!

Floating stones and flying paper

Floating stones and flying paper

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. Cutting and sticking or tearing, we used various papers to make… Read More »Floating stones and flying paper

NUC Cash for Kids banner!

Sylvia gave us an emergency mission for this after school session – to make a banner for charity fundraising for the work with the young people. So we speedily set to work, all hands on paint pens, and created a simple but catchy composition! The… Read More »NUC Cash for Kids banner!