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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.
Making marks to the rhythm at the Memory Moments Cafe with @knowdementiauk 🥁🎶 

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One of our teachers Rob has decided to make the most of the sunshine and take his #DrawingLifeSketchbook outside!⁣
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To get your own copy, visit the website. We’d love to see some of your creations.⁣
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“Sixty Seconds in the Studio” ⏱🎨

In today’s video we visit artist @laylandrews in her studio as she creates a painting inspired by our sketchbook of life drawing poses. To watch more from the series, visit our YouTube channel to see more artists use our sketchbook (link in the bio)

Thank you to @sussexgiving for funding this series and for their continued support.

#drawinglife #lifedrawing #studioart #watercolour #watercolourart #dementiaart #artsfordementia #dementiadrawing #activitiesfordementia #dementiaactivities #dementiahelp
“Sixty Seconds in the Studio” ⏱🎨

In today’s video we visit artist @oskadahlquistlappin in her studio as she creates a drawing inspired by our sketchbook of life drawing poses. To watch more from the series, visit our YouTube channel to see more artists use our sketchbook (link in the bio)

Thank you to @sussexgiving for funding this series and for their continued support.

#drawinglife #lifedrawing #studioart #watercolour #watercolourart #dementiaart #artsfordementia #dementiadrawing #activitiesfordementia #dementiaactivities #dementiahelp
“Sixty Seconds in the Studio” ⏱🎨

In this series, we meet 25 artists in their studio as they each make a drawing in the #DrawingLifeSketchbook. This week we visit lecturer & film maker @mickhawksworth. 

Keep an eye on our socials for more beautiful work using our Sketchbook. If you feel like joining in the link to your own pdf version is on our website (link in the bio).

Thank you to @sussexgiving for funding this series and for their continued support.

#drawinglife #charlottesnook #artist #lifedrawing #dementiadrawing #lockdownart #lockdowndrawing #dementiaart #dementiafriends #artsfordementia #sketchbook
“Sixty Seconds in the Studio” ⏱🎨⁣
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In today’s video we visit artist @franwhiteartist in her sunny studio as she used collage to create a beautiful multimedia piece inspired by our sketchbook of life drawing poses. To watch more from the series, visit our YouTube channel to see more artists use our sketchbook (link in the bio) ☀️🎨⁣
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Thank you to @sussexgiving for funding this series and for their continued support.⁣
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#drawinglife #lifedrawing #dementiadrawing #dementiacrafts #dementiacare #dementiaart #dementia #covidart #lockdowndrawing #drawingoftheday #hastings #Dementia #DementiaCare #Alzheimers #AlzheimersAwareness #DementiaAwareness #AlzheimersCare #AlzheimersDisease

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