Here at Cass Art we’re delighted with our new home on Queen Street, and we’re super excited to announce that the Art Space in our new Glasgow Shop has launched with its inaugural show.
It has launched with Art For All, an interactive exhibition by award-winning illustrator Marion Deuchars. Admission is free and the doors are open to adults, children, art-lovers and shoppers alike. If you haven't seen it yet, there's still time - it closes on Sunday 29th March.
But what can you expect to see there?
Internationally-acclaimed for her activity books Let’s Make Some Great Art, Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art and most recently Draw Paint Print Like The Great Artists, Marion’s exhibition in the Art Space is all about encouraging everybody to get creative and lose the fear of drawing.
Art For All includes two play desks scattered with visual guides, pens and ink pads so you can all get stuck in and discover illustration for yourselves. Draw aliens, make a monster, copy Mona Lisa’s smile or try out a self-portrait – whatever takes your fancy. The ipads on Cass Art's shop floor also allow you to make a drawing on the screen, and then have it hosted on Marion's website for all to see.
Back inside the Art Space, an interactive chalkboard is also awaiting your designs, so let your imagination take hold and finish Marion’s doodles by drawing directly onto the wall!
The exhibition also refers back to Marion’s famous activity books. Happy woodland creatures made out of inky fingerprints peer out from one wall, whilst her celebration of the great artists feature on another. Also, can you spot the elephant (and lion, dog and birds) in the room? Her hand-painted creatures are hiding in different corners…
Marion is originally from Falkirk in Scotland, and is a dear friend of Cass Art. She is the artist behind our Open For Art advertising campaign, and her signature hand-lettering can be found quoting famous artists on the walls of our shops. Her other creative projects have included commissions for Penguin Books, the Royal Mail, The Guardian, Samsung and the Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s.
Discover the freedom and fun that drawing can bring to all the family with Art For All - enjoy it this side of Christmas and visit again in the New Year, as it'll be open until March 2015.
Art For All is open in Cass Art Glasgow until March 2015, during Cass Art Glasgow’s opening hours. The Art Space is located at the back of the shop on Queen Street.
Admission is free and we’d love to see you there!
Marion's Let's Make Some Great Art books are available in all Cass Art stores.
Hew new book, Draw Paint Print Like The Great Artists, is now available at Cass Art with some exclusive pages on Georges Seurat, which aren't available in any other copies.