The Saturday Art Club for young artists (7 - 14 years) got off to an excellent start at Gorgie City Farm on 19th September. This first 3 week block was begun with the children making drawings of a variety of new animals using different media. The recently arrived horse was sketched in conte pencils and chalk on grey paper, the lambs and kids were drawn in pastels on textured pastel papers with an occasional spraying with fixative between the layers. Then after a well earned break, the hens and cockerels were tackled in ink and oil pastels and finally the children chose which media they wanted to use to capture the sow and her nine piglets. Printmaking and sculpture still to come in the next 2 weeks. Block 2 - AFRICAN ANIMALS - begins 10th October read more
Damian Callan is a practising figurative artist and tutor based in Edinburgh.