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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.
6 more sleeps! What activities are you up to on the lead-up to Christmas day? 🎄 Our unique sketchbook contains all sorts of fun photos to draw from, including this image our very own Drawing Life elf! 

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On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me - one seated Santa! Has anyone with our sketchbook drawn this image yet? We’d love to see what you’ve created! 🎅🏼

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Looking for the perfect stocking filler this holiday season? Our new and improved sketchbooks are available on our website now - with lots of drawing tips, photos of our models opposite blank pages for drawing, and scores of original line drawings for colouring. 🎄

Order your free sketchbooks in time for Christmas (link in the bio)

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Come with us for 60 seconds to visit @franwhiteartist’s studio. There are so many creative ways our sketchbooks can be used, so if you feel like experimenting, why not try a mixed-media collage approach like Fran?

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The new improved Drawing Life sketchbooks are now available, thanks to your fantastic feedback.  There are lots of drawing tips on page 1, plus photos of our models opposite blank pages for drawing, and scores of original line drawings for colouring … AND lots of inspiration from artists in our video series “60 Seconds in the Studio”. See the link in our bio.

Visit the link in our bio to order your free copies today! 

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Making marks to music. Our classes aren’t a formal event - we have lots of fun with music, laughs, and drawing (and there’s often biscuits... what more could you need!) 

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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