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Scratched Patterns

Good Morning,

Happy Monday, the first one of the month which means... art activity!

It's a really fun activity suitable for all abilities, ages and great for relaxation and mindfulness.

Please share the blog and let me know how you get on.

News from A.S.K Art Gallery/ Studio

Thursday Art Club   

Want to develop your own Art projects with expert advice on tap?
Why not bring your Artwork in progress, and, materials to A.S.K Art & Design Art Club.
Work at your own pace in the garden studio & gallery of A.S.K Art & Design for only £12.00 per session.
Art Club is on Thursday 7th & 21st October, 4th & 18th November, 2nd & 16th December, 2 - 4 pm.

What’s included?

Tea/ coffee/ biscuits… refreshments.
Expert advice from myself, I am a qualified Art teacher and practicing Artist.
Two hours of mindfulness with enthusiastic and like-minded people in a relaxed and inspirational environment.
The maximum number is 6, this allows for plenty of 1-1 tuition.
A cuddle with Murphy Art Dog… laid back and elderly.

Upcoming Adult Workshops / October - December

Saturday 9th October/ 10 am - 3 pm/ Abstract Acrylic Landscapes/ only £60
Saturday 6th November/ 10 am - 3 pm/ Acrylic Poppy Painting in the style of Georgia O’Keefe/ Only £60
Monday 15th November/ 10 am - 3 pm/ Paint a Kingfisher & Hare in Watercolours/ Only £60
Saturday 27th November/ 1 - 4 pm/ Christmas Extravaganza/ Only £35.00

Upcoming Kids Workshops

Tuesday & Wednesday 26th & 27th October ( half term) /  10 am - 12 noon/ £15 per child
Saturday 11th December/ 1 - 4 pm/ Kids’ Christmas Extravaganza/ £22 per child

All Materials, tea & coffee are included in the price.

Please call or email for information,  booking is essential & spaces are limited.

Murphy Art Dog:-

He is on new medication for his arthritis and is soldiering on. Mentally, he still thinks he's a puppy, chasing squeaky toys!

Have a great week.



Resources:- cartridge paper, oil pastels, black acrylic paint, paintbrush etc., sharp-pointed implement


  • Use different oil pastels to draw patches of colour on a piece of cartridge paper. Make sure that the patches join together.
  • Mix a little water with black acrylic paint, don't make it too thin.
  • Leave the paint until it's almost dry. Use a sharp implement to scratch lines, revealing the pastel underneath.
  • Scratch several more lines down the paint, then scratch lines across to make a large grid. Scratch a border too.
  • Fill each section with various patterns. 
  • If you make a mistake, paint black acrylic on top, let it dry a little before scratching out again.

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