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… 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.
Draw along with @oskadahlquistlappin as she shares Draw along with @oskadahlquistlappin as she shares her sketching techniques. We love her “whooshing” red crayon markings 🖍 Share your creations with us so we can see what you make with the Drawing Life Sketchbook! 
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Artist Matthew (@matthewjradford) talks about his Artist Matthew (@matthewjradford) talks about his approach to starting a drawing ✍🏼 -
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The sketchbook is here! Order your copy through dr The sketchbook is here! Order your copy through drawinglife.org (link in bio)
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Loosen up your drawing technique with @robertsampl Loosen up your drawing technique with @robertsampleart using our Drawing Life sketchbook 🌀 order your own copy over on our website! (Link in the bio)
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Another video from Matthew sharing his tips and tr Another video from Matthew sharing his tips and tricks on how to draw using our life model, Mike as an example! ✍🏼 If you’ve received one of our sketchbooks please share your drawings with us! Not got one yet? Visit our website to order your very own copy 💙
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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