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a drawing is simply a
line going for a walk
… according to artist Paul Klee. Our work gives a valuable outlet for self-expression, giving visibility to those who are often marginalised in society. We have found that drawing reveals something fascinating about lives and memories, and gives carers new subjects to talk about with those who may have lost the art of conversation. We have produced a unique sketch book containing photos of our models opposite a blank page for drawing, and scores of beautiful and original line drawings by our artists for colouring in. Books can be ordered here.
Congratulations to everyone @hastings_court_care of @oakland_care for a blooming marvellous #FieldofFlowers 🌸🌸🌸 Lovely to see photos of some of the artists too 👩‍🎨

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In a recent Drawing Life class, Maureen remembered being on a train and let her imagination flow into the world of sci-fi! 🚂🤖

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Fantastically floral @drawinglife class with @hastings_court_care last week 🌸. Our model @ourhouseart posed with a bunch of brightly coloured flowers as part of the upcoming #FieldofFlowers project this September! 

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Have a Friday meander around our Drawing Life @olivercrowther's Artist studio 🎨✂️ 

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Wendy and her daughters share the love with laughter on a walk down memory lane. 

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Maureen drew some beautifully delicate flowers in a recent Drawing Life class lead by @patrick.altes 🌷

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Our new sketchbook features 25 photos of our models, Mike and Elaine, opposite a blank page to make an original drawing.  Our artist tutors have created scores of beautiful and original line drawings for colouring. Sketchbooks can be ordered here.

It’s up to you how you use this sketchbook, but we suggest everyone should have a book of their own.  Draw one model pose per session, for 20 to 30 minutes, using pencil, charcoal, colour or a combination of all.  If doing this as part of a group session, you can show the drawings round the room and have a chat about them. 

If in a group you can have a discussion while doing this.

Then spend up to 30 minutes colouring one of the line drawings. Perhaps there is a story connected to the drawing, a special location, or a memory.

We have an “anything goes” approach. Take a look at our gallery page to see the variety of styles and approaches people have used to make some wonderful pictures.

Relax, make some marks, take your pencil, pen or brush for a walk around the pages, and most importantly have fun!

“He was so engrossed. I haven’t seen him as engaged with anything other than Inspector Morse or Poirot for quite a while! He’s just asked about colouring in a carrot for the rabbit, and now he’s happily doing that. I really can’t tell you how amazing this is.”
Anne
Peter’s carer